Let's face it rain is something that not a lot of us desire. People that live in areas with frequent rainfall most of the time detest it, while those that live in very hot, humid areas probably welcome it with open arms. For every minute of every day, 1 billion tons of rain falls on the Earth. Rain plays a key role in the cycle of returning water back to our earth. So it is obvious that we need rain in order for the world to continue functioning. The technical name for rain is precipitation, and this also includes hail and snow.Read on to find out some more interesting facts about rain.
Top Facts about Rain
1. The umbrella was originally invented to protect people from the hot sun.
2. Rain drops can fall at speeds of about 22 miles an hour.
3.Rain starts off as ice or snow crystals at cloud level. A droplet of water will stay in Earth’s atmosphere for around 10 days.
4. Light rain is classified as being no more then 0.10 inchese of rain an hour. .
5. Heavy rain is classified as being more then 0.30 inches of rain an hour. If droplets are very small
they are typically known as drizzle.
6. Louisiana is the wettest state in the U.S, which receoved an annual rainfall of 56 inches.
7. Rain drops range in size from 0.02 inches to about .031 inches.
8. Rain drops do not fall in a tear drop shape, they originally fall in the shave of a flat oval.
9. Rain that freezes before it hits the ground is known as frozen rain.
10. Rain is recycled water that evaporated from our worlds lakes, rivers, oceans, seas etc.