Frog finds way into climate report for Ga. city

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Associated Press

Posted on July 28, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 28 at 4:01 PM

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — At first glance, the National Weather Service climate report for Augusta was alarming:

It had rained frogs in the east Georgia city.

The sophisticated device that measures rainfall at Augusta Regional Airport recorded .04 inch of precipitation, most of it in the form of a frog. The amount was recorded in Wednesday's climate repot for Augusta.

The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1bP35dC) that National Weather Service employees in nearby West Columbia, S.C., were suspicious when they saw that. So a technician was sent to inspect the All Weather Precipitation Accumulation Gauge, and forecasters learned that a frog had hopped into it. The climate report was then corrected.

Meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said amphibians have found their way into the gauge about a dozen times since the beginning of the summer.

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Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com

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