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precipitation

pri si pi tay shuhn

  • n  the quantity of water falling to earth at a specific place within a specified period of time
    the storm brought several inches of precipitation
  • n  the process of forming a chemical precipitate
  • n  the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
  • n  the act of casting down or falling headlong from a height
  • n  an unexpected acceleration or hastening
    he is responsible for the precipitation of his own demise
  • n  overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)

  • If this vital precipitation were ever cut off by man's interference with such storms, the results might be ruinous for farmers, industry and drinking-water supplies.
  • This is important because in the West most precipitation falls as snow at higher elevations.
  • A tropical rain forest provides habitat for untold species of animals and varieties of plants; modulates the climate and helps bring precipitation to land thousands of miles away .
News & Articles

  • A wet May and spring for Illinois
    CHAMPAIGN – The statewide precipitation for May was 6.87 inches, 2.25 inches above the long-term average, and the 12th wettest May on record, according to Jim Angel, Illinois State Climatologist at the Prairie Research Institute, University of Illinois.
    June 14, 2013 - The Mendota Reporter
  • Weather Talk: Precipitation sets record for January through May
    The January-through-May official precipitation total of 12.90 inches for Fargo-Moorhead this year is the most ever recorded over those five months (dating back to 1881). Fargo-Moorhead is one good storm away from exceeding the 12-month total of 14.52 inches.
    June 13, 2013 - The Fargo Forum
  • Cards' Wainwright first to 10 wins in majors
    NEW YORK -- The word uttered most often when inclement weather threatens a Major League Baseball game is window -- as in, how long a precipitation-free window do the teams have to play the game?
    June 13, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
Quotes

  • Gary Bettman in San Francisco Chronicle
    The average temperature in the beginning of January, end of December is 25 degrees,Bettman said. "That's exactly what we're hoping for. A little overcast ...... We prefer that there be no lake-effect snow or any other precipitation."
  • Rick Boucher in All American Patriots (press release)
    The lack of precipitation in Southwest Virginia has resulted in substantial damage to crops, and I am pleased that, as a result of this disaster designation by the Secretary of Agriculture, farmers in our area may now qualify for federal help,...
  • Wirth in Free Internet Press
    There's been no meaningful precipitation since last March,said Wirth.

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