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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:45 PM
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What's it called when rain doesn't hit the ground?
OK, smarties. What's the word for rain that falls but evaporates before it reaches earth?

This has been bugging me for some time, and Google has failed me. :shrug:
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:47 PM
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1. Verga
n/t
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:49 PM
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7. Hooray!! Yes!!
Thank you!! :D :bounce:
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:48 PM
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2. A cloud
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agates Donating Member (743 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:48 PM
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3. verga
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:48 PM
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4. mist?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:49 PM
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5. It's called "rain falling into a body of water"
:evilgrin:
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flasun Donating Member (29 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:49 PM
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6. virga
spelling may be incorrect.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:50 PM
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8. The same with water in a dry river bed. What do they call that?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:54 PM
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11. imaginary, if there is water in the bed it's not dry eom
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:51 PM
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9. You're from Coloradio and don't know that????
We wouldn't be in a drought if all of that rain would quit evaporating before it hits the ground.

BTW, it is spelled 'virga' not 'verga".
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:54 PM
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12. I'm from Colorado and am a dingbat.
...Memory...failing. Who are you people? Where are my pants? :D
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 07:52 PM
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10. VIRGA
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 08:05 PM
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13. Heh. Here in Seattle we get rain even without clouds.
Know what they call that?
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 08:13 PM
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15. Sunshine!
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WannaJumpMyScooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 11:55 PM
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19. Humidity?
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SOteric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 02:04 AM
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24. Actually, It's called
'dry rain.'

It's a phenomenon that occurs when the humidity and the dew point converge in just such a manner as to coat everything in water even though there isn't a cloud in the sky. It's actually pretty rare in Seattle and happens more out on the coast.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 08:10 PM
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14. An alternate definition of "verga" is the Spanish word for penis
Edited on Thu Jun-03-04 08:11 PM by Rowdyboy
As told to me by a lovely blushing Hispanic woman a few years ago while we were watching "virga" in Denver...
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 08:17 PM
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17. The correct spelling is V-I-R-G-A
Virga is any form or precipitation that doesnt reach the ground.

Verga? That explains something. So I guess verga grande means ... oh, well, never mind. Just an echo in my head from the past.
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 08:31 PM
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18. Verga is a swear word in Spanish. But I think it's a clean swear word
because I heard my abuela say it once and she would never say anything too naughty.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 08:13 PM
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16. dry
on the ground
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 12:43 AM
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21. Yeah I'd call that pretty dry
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-03-04 11:58 PM
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20. It's called
the long-awaited, rare, delightful desert rainstorm around here. That forgets to actually make it close enough to the ground to moisten anything.
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 12:46 AM
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22. Is this a Polish joke?
Edited on Fri Jun-04-04 12:46 AM by NightTrain
:silly:
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PartyPooper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-04-04 12:49 AM
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23. I thought it was called viagra.
:D
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