Rain FAQs:


Q: Is rain liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor and then precipitated—that is?

A: Yes, and become heavy enough to fall under gravity.

Q: Is rain considered in QPFs by use of topography or based upon climatological precipitation patterns from observations with fine detail?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rain measured in units of length per unit time?

A: Yes, and typically in millimeters per hour, or in countries where imperial units are more common, inches per hour.

Q: Is rain thought to carve the moon's numerous surface channels?

A: Yes.

Q: Was rain first used by Scottish chemist Robert Augus Smith in 1852?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rain RA?

A: Yes, while the coding for rain showers is SHRA.

Q: Is rain a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth?

A: Yes.

Q: Is rain also known or suspected on other planets?

A: Yes, where it may be composed of methane, neon, sulfuric acid, or even iron rather than water.