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Storm Water
updated: Dec 04, 2012, 10:40 AM

By Max Rosenberg

Max Rosenberg shows off the amount of rain on the Mesa from our recent storm.

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 NATURE BOY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 11:57 AM

Half full, I say.


 COMMENT 350099 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 12:02 PM

Good foto idee! Thanx...


 COMMENT 350130 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 12:49 PM

That glass is half empty.... someone's been drinking out of it. BTW.... new camera?


 COMMENT 350298 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 06:59 PM

@ 130, the pic is pretty clear maybe you could by op a new camera which by the way ill bet your cup in the rain measurement is ten times better than what the papers and weather Channel say...


 COMMENT 350302 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-04 07:04 PM

98 - it would also be more inaccurate since it is a tapered vessel.


 COMMENT 350371 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 06:49 AM

0298.... no need to snark. My question was a compliment to the increased quality of this image compared to past submissions.


 MADMAX agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 07:22 AM

iPhone 5


 ANDY agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 07:52 AM

The recent storm brought 2 7/10 inches to the Upper Mesa.


 COMMENT 350433 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 09:23 AM

The glass is holding rainwater at a depth of more than 2" of rain because it is tapered so the amount of space or area at the opening is not reflective of the area at the bottom. That is why a proper rain gauge is necessary to determine the actual amount of rainfall over a given area by using depth as a measuremnt, i.e. "inches of rain" falling on a given uniform surface area.


 COMMENT 350440P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-12-05 09:33 AM

my rain consumer-quality gauge is tapered but the markings are more closely spaced, the closer you get to the top. Usually corresponds very closely to the official local reports.


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