Here comes the rain again.

Finally it’s raining! I felt like I wasn’t living in Nashville any more because it hadn’t rained in forever. Does any one else feel that it rains a lot here? People tell me it is because we live in a valley. I tired to find some statistics on rainfall in the US and could not find any thing useful. I wanted to see how we match up to known rainy cities like Seattle.

Well here’s to dogging the rain drops.

4 Comments so far

  1. Kate O' (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 9:09 am

    When I lived in Portland, Oregon, I remember finding a couple of books in the local library that addressed Oregon climate and weather, and how it differed from the rest of the country and the world. I remember something about how the rainfall in inches was less than that of, say, Chicago, but that the precipitation days were significantly higher. In other words, it rained frequently, but lightly in that area, whereas in Chicago it rains more rarely but more heavily. I think Nashville must be more like Chicago in that sense, but I’m having trouble tracking down a good reference site for that. Although here is a bizarre yet interesting take on my thesis: compare the typical rate of rainfall in inches per hour in Portland (1.4) and Seattle (1.0) with that of Nashville (3.1) and of Chicago (3.0).


  2. Jim (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 9:11 am

    Yes, I LOVE the rain. I didn’t realize how much I loved rain and how much it actually rains (normally) in Nashville till I went to college in Birmingham. I got homesick for the rain. Birmingham seems to get very little rain compared to Nashville.

    I could never live in the southwest. It’s beautiful country but rain is (to use a cliche) life-giving. I love the sound of rain on the roof. I love to sleep with the windows up when it’s raining. I love the smell that comes when a rain storm approaches. I love clean feeling everything has after a good rain. I enjoy watching the rivulets of water in the streets and rush of the creeks.

    I was sooooo glad to wake up and see the rain.

    “I’m singin in the rain. Yes, singing in the rain. What a gloooorious feeling. I’m happy again. I’m laughing at clouds so dark up above….”


  3. Jackson Miller (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 9:30 am

    I have really been enjoying the dry weather since it meant I could ride my new motorcycle everyday. It is parked and covered today :(


  4. Benjamin H. (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

    Well, I could find no data directly comparing Seattle and Nashville, but here are some links with great graphs, one of which shows city rainfall compared with a national average.

    Nashville: http://www.city-data.com/city/Nashville-Davidson-Tennessee.html
    Seattle: http://www.city-data.com/city/Seattle-Washington.html
    Chicago: http://www.city-data.com/city/Chicago-Illinois.html

    Scroll a little less than half-way down. Interesting stuff.



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