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Offline chargedbird

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Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
« on: February 21, 2019, 04:30:13 PM »
Greetings,
Hey can someone tell what the rain rate in/min or in/hr when the VP2 Reports its raining Cats and Dogs. 

Thank you
BH

Offline Bernie1006

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Re: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 04:39:09 PM »
Mine read this the other night in heavy rain and it was  0.30 inches per hour 7.62mm per hour.

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Re: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2019, 04:46:32 PM »
Yes!! My reading are about the same as yours..... thank you!

Offline archae86

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0.2 in/hr
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2019, 08:51:38 AM »
I believe the threshold rate is 0.2 in./h. I also think that is a ridiculously low rate to trigger so enthusiastic a description.

Offline CW7491

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Re: Rain Rate when VP Reorts its "Raining Cats and Dogs"
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2019, 10:42:48 AM »
It’s at 0.3 in/hr, which is the NWS’ definition of “heavy rain”
« Last Edit: February 22, 2019, 10:45:08 AM by CW7491 »

 

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