Friday, November 03, 2006
This is a fairly typical fall forecast in Utopia. Click to embiggen. I particularly like the distinguishing between heavy rain and lots of rain. They say that the Inuit have 20+ words for snow. I think Northwesterners have at least that many ways of talking about liquid precipitation. Mist, drizzle, sprinkles, showers, rain, downpour, etc. All of which can be modified with adjectives like light, moderate, scattered, heavy, "lots of", and torrential. Fish and I have actually heard TV weather forecasters call for "heavy mist."