Facts of the Week 11-14-11

Facts about rain:
~ Rain drops can fall at a speed of about 22 miles an hour.
~ At cloud level, rain starts off as ice or snow.
~ With an annual rainfall of 56 inches, Louisiana is the wettest state in the U.S.
~ Rain drops do not fall in a tear drop shape; they originally fall in a flat oval shape. oval.
~ Mawsynram, India has the world’s highest average annual rainfall with 467.4 inches.
~ The greatest amount of rain recorded in one minute was 1.5 inches in Guadeloupe, Caribbean Islands.
~ Henderson Lake, British Columbia, Canada, has the highest average annual rainfall in North America, with 12 feet a year.

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