AquariusRadar Radar Rain Shadow
January thru July 2011/17 7 year average rainfall for Jackson and surrounding counties.
Hydrology Concept
Snowpack Enhancement January through July rainfall 2011/17
Ideal Candidate Radar January thru July 2017 rainfall average for Jackson County and the surrounding area have improved with the advent of the very strong 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017 monsoon. Torrential downpours throughout the region brought most regional averages to above normal +/-. Areas of Washington and Holmes Counties outside the Radar Rain Shadow received over 25" in many areas and flash flooding was a problem. The rain gage readings for 2017 were more moderate but continued to add to the average resulting in a high of 49" at Argyle and a low of 28" at Bonifay in Holmes County. The abundant rainfall at Eglin AFB, Niceville/ Valpariso, and Argyle was the impact of the positive mode of AquariusRadar as explained on the Radar Rainshadow page. The radar rainshadow emphasizes the abrupt change in conditions created by microwave heating by the big radar, and is illustrated by the estimated 20" differential between Fl-Wt-03 and an area just North of the Eglin AFB Headquarters. These areas are only 15 miles apart. This differential has increased even with the heavy rain of Summer Monsoon. Data sources can be seen here.CoCoRAHS, NW Florida Water Conservation District, and at Florida Department of Forestry.
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Radar Rain Shadow Jackson Still and Prosperity, two important Department of Forestry rainfall reporting locations, have been closed due to state budget cuts. This is unfortunate as these two reporting stations previously demonstrated the extremes of the Radar Rain Shadow effect. Prosperity still reports occasionally. Other area stations continue to document the long term rainfall disparity between upwind and downwind counties. Other important CoCoRaHS reporting stations have also stopped reporting in this vital area. Over the span of the 7 year average, the 20" disparity between Argyle and Bonifay is an example of the rain shadow effect. Both of these reporting stations are similar in that they are both about 22 miles from the Gulf, but are separated by only 20 miles. Conventional weather science cannot explain this long term "rainshadow ". The documentation attempts to show that microwave energy can impact local weather. While the Radar Rainshadow is a negative for downwind counties, the impact can be readily mitigated. Careful planing and utilization of the microwave heating can transport excess water to clean storage. Feature an urban area subject to flood, represented on the map as the pink area. A nearby area of reservoirs , represented by the darker green color, store the excess water transported from the pink (urban) area.
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