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r ranson
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This rain star is from a station qute close to me.  Because of the hills and valleys, I'm actually two microclimates away and on the border of two others. Three microclimates intersect about where my house is, depending on the time of year which is great when we invite people over and show them how much it's raining out the back window, dress them up in big rain clothes, get the umbrella ready, and send them out the front door where it's sunny and hot.  Spring and fall are great for this, especially April. 

I think the measurements are in millimetres.  We get quite a bit less rain than that station in the summer and a little bit more in the winter.  For example, we usually miss the August and June rain and April is often wetter here than there, but it's enough to give a general theme. 

Last killing frost is usually before April 16, First killing frost, late Oct.  Warm enough to direct seed summer veg, last week of May.  Usual last day of rain, April 30th. 

It doesn't get very humid here in the summer, but being on the coast, we do usually cool down at night.  Even in the summer, on a usual summer, we can get 30C in the day, but often about 10 or 15 at night.  It's lovely. It also makes for a really good dew in the summer. 

I like the idea of building my next one out of rocks to see if it can capture the dew but the rocks here don't stack very well.  I wonder if I lean the walls in 5 degrees or so, if the soil would support it. 
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