Falling Raindrop trivia - how fast?

United States
May 29, 2008 11:04am CST
Depending upon it's size and shape a falling raindrop falls at the rate of 5 to 20 miles per hour.. I thought that was interesting trivia... http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2007/EvanKaplan.shtml ..on a par with the experiment whether running through the rain keeps you drier or gets you wetter (it gets you wetter). What's the hardest rainfall you've ever seen? Do you think the rain was falling faster than 20 miles an hour?
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@kykidd (6820)
• United States
29 May 08
Interesting fact, thanks for sharing. I was in a flash flood once in Eastern Kentucky. It washed away vehicles and bridges. It had to be coming down at definitely the fastest speed I have ever seen in my lifetime.
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• United States
29 May 08
I think too much rain or too fast a rain is definitely spooky.. and floods.. yikes.