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Fascinating

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Tink I loved that!!! 

The Carnial Pluvial Episode; when it rained -- for two million years! Some episode...aka, "the wet intermezzo."

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The narrator says, at about 3:30, that the rainfall was about 55 inches/year, and not just on the Wet Coast, but everywhere on Earth, for 2 million years. :O

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55 inches??? That's not even a good shower! The towns were I grew up in coastal Washington State still get 85 inches per year...our Olympic Peninsula would be ashamed to contribute less than 155 inches per year...55 inches would be a drought....

Hmmm...I just looked up rainfall for Long Island, because you-all are so close to the Atlantic Ocean -- and seems you get 84 - 88 inches annually! (But, I did notice that tricky part where the inland managed to get lots of rainfall too!)

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Your source on LI rainfall can't be right. It's actually about 45 inches/year, paltry by Washington standards. :D

https://en.climate-data.org/north-america/united-states-of-america/maine/long-island-141075/

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You Long Islanders must be in some sort of rain shadow! We have that on the Olympic Peninsula, the town of Sequim (pronounce Skwim, rhymes with swim) is along the Straits of Juan de Fuca and hovers in the shadow of a mountain or something, gets lots of sun...

Actually, that is quite nice! So close to the ocean as you are, and getting so little rain. I didn't even keep my LI weather reference, just ASSUMING that EVERYTHING I get through Google is UTTERLY reliable... :P

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