July 23, 2019
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The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
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QUESTION OF THE DAY:

What is the average amount of rain falling on Earth every second, and what would the total weight of it be?

ANSWER:

We couldn't find a way to calculate this for the entire Earth. We did find that the continental United States receives enough precipitation in an average year (calculated at 31,536,000 seconds) to cover the land area to a depth of 30 inches. That works out to about 1,430 cubic miles of water and a weight (at about 62.4 pounds per cubic foot) of about 6.6 billion tons -- an average of more than 2 tons of rain per second.

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