Science / Weather / Rainfall: The amount of precipitation of any type, primarily liquid. It is usually the amount that is measured by a rain gauge.

Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC)

Science / Weather / Mesoscale Convective Complex (MCC): A large mesoscale convective system (MCS) which is about the size of the state of Ohio or Iowa and lasts at least 6 hours. Generally forming during the afternoon and evening, the complex normally reac MORE

Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF)

Science / Weather / Quantitative Precipitation Forecast (QPF): A forecast of rainfall, snowfall or liquid equivalent of snowfall. MORE

Weather Derivative

Business / Taxes / Weather Derivative: A weather derivative is a futures contract — or options on that futures contract — where the underlying commodity is a weather index. These derivatives work much the same way that interest-rate or MORE

Flash Flood

Science / Weather / Flash Flood: A flood that rises and falls quite rapidly with little or no advance warning, usually as the result of intense rainfall over a relatively small area. Flash floods can be caused by situations such as a MORE


Science / Weather / Cloudburst: A sudden, heavy rainfall of a showery nature. MORE


Life Style / Wine Grapes / Traminette: Reportedly a.k.a NY 65.533.13. Newly, (1996), released variety derived from a Traminer Rot x Joannes Seyve 23416 cross by Cornell Univ. viticulturists. Quite cold-hardy, bears large clusters and is su MORE