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Hi Anand

I think there is a better monitoring site that was suggested by a colleague on another list:

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/MT ... /index.htm

Also it may be possible to get this to work over google earth

http://oiswww.eumetsat.org/IPPS/html/geImages.html

but I have to play with this a little more to see if we can get results.
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Hey - the google thing works too. There's big rain clouds over the UK now, and sure there has been for ages!!!!
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The district level weather forcast for Rajkot from Dec 21st to 23 rd as per imd data is : precipitation =0.also the relative humidity is on th decline.
Such forcasts is ideal for the test.

The google & metostat site you suggested was not very clear.
Please suggest (it would be great you do the record keeping )ways so that subsequent replay of the whole episode is best represented.

Mohan bhai sends thanks to Mark for giving his time (& to Considera for providing a platform )for such a weird venture.
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The weather forcasts for the coming 5 days for rajkot district is as hereunder:

INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
MULTIMODEL ENSEMBLE BASED DISTRICT LEVEL
WEATHER FORECAST
ISSUED ON: 20-12-2009
VALID TILL 08:30 IST OF THE NEXT 5 DAYS

DISTRICT : RAJKOT STATE : GUJARAT
------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
PARAMETERS ENSEMBLE FCST
DAY-1 DAY-2 DAY-3 DAY-4 DAY-5
21/12 22/12 23/12 24/12 25/12

Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0
Max Temperature ( deg C) 31 31 30 29 30
Min Temperature ( deg C) 20 19 16 16 15
Total cloud cover (octa) 5 0 0 0 0
Max Relative Humidity (%) 49 38 38 32 40
Min Relative Humidity (%) 31 22 20 24 25
Wind speed (kmph) 009 009 009 009 007
Wind direction (deg) 60 30 20 20 30

The total cloud cover (octa)=5 for the 21 st Dec was 0 in previous forcasts.this gets updated as the day approaches.

But its a pity that we do not have access to a higher resolution , area specific sattelite image of the test site .

Friends, many of us would be asleep when the Rain Maker begins his job tomorrow at 6.00 am.
May Lord help us to discover the powers unexplored.

"Merry Christmas" to every one
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Good luck - I'm watching eagerly.
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dear mark ji

There is a slight change in schedule ,Yesterday evening there were some clouds over the site,please refer the district data oca=5,The sattelite image also shows a patch of cloud . the local media people said that this will make people infer that the Rain making was a natural phenomena ,Area surrounding Rajkot District like Distt Junagarh had scanty rain fall.
Another date of 25 th Dec is now fixed.I told the Rain maker that such changes brings doubt because there are people watching over the net.

Please bear with us 25 th Dec will not be changed at any cost.

regards
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OK - I noticed that too. Give us the 5 day forecast around then please so we can be prepared again.

Thanks Anand
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Friends, the day has finally arrived,
tomorrow on the auspiscious day of Christmas
We will be a part of a very unique experiment
that may make us to reflect upon the abandoned stages of Development
Not as big as the Hedron Collider"experiment
But if succesful & refined, could be equally significant

My request is to frequently monitor the site , the finer details would be
relayed on this site by conversation with the Rain Maker.
the forcast for the test site for next 5 days is :
By Chance the Chief Minister of the State is due to visit the District on 27/12/2009.



INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT
MULTIMODEL ENSEMBLE BASED DISTRICT LEVEL WEATHER FORECAST
ISSUED ON: 24-12-2009
VALID TILL 08:30 IST OF THE NEXT 5 DAYS

DISTRICT : RAJKOT STATE : GUJARAT
------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
PARAMETERS ENSEMBLE FCST
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
DAY-1 DAY-2 DAY-3 DAY-4 DAY-5
25/12 26/12 27/12 28/12 29/12
------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------------------
Rainfall (mm) 0 0 0 0 0
Max Temperature ( deg C) 30 30 29 28 28
Min Temperature ( deg C) 17 15 14 15 14
Total cloud cover (octa) 0 0 0 4 0
Max Relative Humidity (%) 35 42 81 86 39
Min Relative Humidity (%) 22 24 26 27 18
Wind speed (kmph) 009 007 009 009 011
Wind direction (deg) 40 280 300 310 50
------------------ ------------------- ------------------- ------------------- -------

Mohan Bhai "good Luck"
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This is exciting. My best wishes to you and Mohan Bhai. I'm monitoring the satellite images and keeping a record of them.

Thanks for letting us know about this.

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mark ji
thanks for the wishes.
the local media have published an article on the test , & he has received good wishes from public
Mohan bhai is very excited
"this expt is my life & soul , it is a matter of bliss
By tomorrow evening he anticipates changes in the weather.
Ill keep in touch with mohan bhai over phone.
& keep the forum updated on the outcome.
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the rain making device was started exactly at 6.00 am, its past 4-00 hours since then, yesterday night the sky was clear around the area. IMD is yet to publish its fore cast data as on date for the coming 5 days.

It would be benificial if Mark could also be viewing the test site from other sattelites which supposedly are real time viewing .the images displayed by indian met. deptt. are displayed at belated intervals & behind schedule .
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Friends

Please refer to imd sattelite images taken at .030 am on 26 th dec.
there is patch of cloud forming over the arabian sea & moving towards gujrat. A pity that the Images displayed by indian met.deptt are behind schedule & not real time.Mark could see these in other sattelite channels on real time basis. the patch is clearly visible.
Mohan Bhai has advised telephonically that as at now ie:8.15 am the sky at the site is almost covered.& by evening the the clouds will get thicker & thicker making way for the onset of Rains .
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Did the rain fall?
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till date yes ,
but the efforts are still on, Mohan bhai is still trying & i will let the forum know
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i mean the rain didnt fall,
on investigation he found the device had a leak this was fixed on 29 th night . another week may be please be given to the Rain maker to prove the claims.

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