Friday, February 20, 2004
| posted by Simon |
11:39 am |
Here comes the rain again.
After installing my rain gauges on Monday I left them to it. I suppose putting them at work wasn’t such a bad idea, living in an old church brings to mind ancient floods, and I’m sure there’s more than a shred of truth in the story behind the biblical diluvian fantasy. So, work was a better place, and to my amazement nobody had fucked with my equipment.
Day 1. The open-topped gauge had 9 mm of rainwater and the funnel-topped gauge had 8 mm of rainwater. Funny, I thought ! The open-topped gauge was supposed to have less, in order to show evaporation losses. Let’s look at the evidence.
1. The water in the open-topped gauge wasn’t a pale yellow colour.
2. The funnel-topped gauge didn’t have a small hole 8 mm up the side.
Conclusion; it had only just finished raining when I checked them, and the open topped gauge had done a slightly better job at catching.
Day 2. Fuck all, it didn’t rain.
Day 3. Not a solitary cloud on the horizon.
Day 4. Again, nothing.
Day 5. Sun is shinin’ in the sky, there aint a cloud in sight, it’s stopped rainin’ everybody’s in the play. And don’t you know, it’s a beautiful new day aaay.
I’m forming a plan to ensure we have the best summer on record, I suggest you all get building.