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What would happen if precipitation didn't fall to the Earth for a day?

Asked by pondertheworld (1points) June 19th, 2008

I was thinking about this last night. I know that more than four trillion gallons of water falls to the Earth as a different form of precipitation each day. I don’t know if not having this happen for twenty-four hours would affect the water cycle or something.

Any ideas?

Oh, and I am aware that this will probably never happen, so… Yeah.

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beast's avatar

Places like the rain forests would be deeply affected. Wildlife there constantly depends on rain. Some plants would actually die from lack of rain for one die. As for in North America, very little would change.

iCeskate's avatar

Nothing its only 24 hours

Harp's avatar

Considering that even in the rainiest spot on Earth, Cherrapunji in NE India, it rains between 335 and 360 (not 365) days per year, I think we can safely say that there is no place on Earth that couldn’t do without rainfall for a day.

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