Benifits of Rain

2012-05-04 16:03:57.000 – Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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Today the weather has been quite different here on the summit. Rain and fog have once again confined us to our summit home. Only venturing out to get the precipitation can and read the thermometer. I will admit I am a little excited that we are receiving rain on the summit and in the valley. With the small amount of rain we have been receiving lately the fire danger in the valley has been high and consequently prevented the ability to have a fire in the backyard. The deficit of Smores is taking its toll.

Besides the rain aiding in lowering the fire danger the rivers are benefiting too. With the lack of snow to melt the river levels have been lower, but the rain that we are receiving will help. Looking at the USGS Discharge charts for the Ammonoosuc River it is evident that we are below the 72 year median daily discharge represented by the triangles. Hopefully with rain on the horizon the rivers will return to normal.

 

Rebecca Scholand,  Weather Observer/Education Specialist

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