Dew and Rainfall Records

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Dew and Rainfall Records

Postby Fu Manchu » Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:56 pm

Had a good question tonight and figure its a good one to share.

Mark Gifford from Blue Poles Vineyard wants to know (This is a bit "Leyland Brothers" isn't it :lol: )
"Do you count dew (0.1-0.2mm) toward the rainfall totals? Or do you tip this out? It adds up..."

Now my thinking is yes. As dew is still a form of precipitation and a raingauge is the instrument for collecting precipitation.
Such volumes would be described as a "trace" I'm pretty sure.

What are others thoughts on this?





....Oh and this is his vineyard
http://www.bluepolesvineyard.com.au/

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Postby Fu Manchu » Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:53 pm

Well we have an absolute answer thanks to the wonderful folks at the BoM. Yes it is counted. If it's recorded manually a note is made of it being dew.

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