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Dude. What's the difference between "Light Rain" and "Showers"? Which one is heavier?
 

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i think showers may have more water, but on and off or scattered.

both mean you get wet.
 

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light rain= heavy mist.

showers= light rain.

how could that not be clearer?
 

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it's not like weathermen are usually correct anyways.
 

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buck-50 said:
light rain= heavy mist.

showers= light rain.

how could that not be clearer?
Wait. Really?

I'm doing something Sunday that is completely weather dependent and last night it said "Light Rain 70%."

Today it says "Showers 60%."
 

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As long as the showers aren't golden, who cares?

(yes i know i have a wapred and deranged mind for taking it to this level)
 

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Cruzer2424 said:
Wait. Really?

I'm doing something Sunday that is completely weather dependent and last night it said "Light Rain 70%."

Today it says "Showers 60%."
From weather.com...

SHOWER
Precipitation from a convective cloud that is characterized by its sudden beginning and ending, changes in intensity, and rapid changes in the appearance of the sky. It occurs in the form of rain (SHRA), snow (SHSN), or ice (SHPE). It is reported as "SH" in an observation and on the METAR.

so expect, um, that, I guess.
 

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If it went from light rain to showers with a diminished percent, your chances of getting wet are much lower. rain is a steady stream of water, covering a large area. light just means that it's misty, small drops. showers are far more intermittent, and can actually be heavy. but showers are less likely to get a whole area wet, as they're the result of smaller, more random cloud formations.
hth.
 

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chatterbox said:
If it went from light rain to showers with a diminished percent, your chances of getting wet are much lower. rain is a steady stream of water, covering a large area. light just means that it's misty, small drops. showers are far more intermittent, and can actually be heavy. but showers are less likely to get a whole area wet, as they're the result of smaller, more random cloud formations.
hth.
It did. Thanks. :p
 

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Cruzer2424 said:
Dude. What's the difference between "Light Rain" and "Showers"? Which one is heavier?
I dreamed I got to meet Kermit the Frog last night. He was a right bastard.
I always seem to dream about frogs / muppets before a lazy weekend. Duh.
 

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Bocephus Jones II said:
I dreamed I got to meet Kermit the Frog last night. He was a right bastard.
I always seem to dream about frogs / muppets before a lazy weekend. Duh.
I think we might be lost soulmates.

Call me?
 

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Cruzer2424 said:
Dude. What's the difference between "Light Rain" and "Showers"? Which one is heavier?
I've learned that while 30% chance of heavy thunderstorms means stay the **** inside, 80% chance of snow means no chance of precip.

Ride at your own risk. The weatherman is always wrong.
 
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