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Old September 30, 2007, 07:48 PM
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rain that doesnt hit the ground

there is a word used in the southwest U.S. (so probably also in northern Mexico) for the appearance of rain falling from a cloud but not reaching the ground as seen from a distance. i seem to remember it starting with V. thanks. ron
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Old September 30, 2007, 11:27 PM
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Hi pennron and welcome.

Interesting question you've got there. I've never heard of such a thing, but hopefully someone else has. If I get a chance I'll try to research it and post back here to let you know.
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Hola Pennron.....

I think the word you are looking for is VIRGA.......... being from the Southwest myself (El Paso) I know about that.......

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VIRGA?? curious.....
That's new for me
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Old October 01, 2007, 11:40 AM
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Well........we stumped Sosia!!

But not fair.....he probably is not from a dry/arid region of the world. Unless you are, you wouldn't know of this phenomenon!

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Old October 01, 2007, 12:53 PM
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Órale. Nunca en la vida había escuchado la palaba virga. Iba a sugerir que quizá le decían velo porque la nube/lluvia se parecía velo. Pero según el artículo en Wikipedia, creo que virga es la ganadora.

Entonces tengo una pregunta también. Esta palabra virga también ¿se usa en inglés en la región suroeste de EEUU?
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Old October 02, 2007, 07:19 AM
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Bueno la palabra VIRGA es en Inglés. Yo no sé si existe una en Español o quizá la palabra es bilingüe....pero yo solo la he escuchado en Inglés. Al menos que Pennron tenga algo que decir al respecto.

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Old October 02, 2007, 09:56 AM
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hola,david

que yo sepa, no hay palabra en ingles que significa virga. pense que virga es una palabra en espanol lo cual origino en el sudeste del eeuu. (sorry no accent keys on my laptop)
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Old October 02, 2007, 11:41 AM
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It looks like the word virga exists in both Spanish and English.

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Another new for me Virga & stumped
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