AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — At first glance, the National Weather Service climate report for Augusta was alarming:
It had rained frogs in the east Georgia city.
The sophisticated device that measures rainfall at Augusta Regional Airport recorded .04 inch of precipitation, most of it in the form of a frog. The amount was recorded in Wednesday’s climate repot for Augusta.
The Augusta Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1bP35dC) that National Weather Service employees in nearby West Columbia, S.C., were suspicious when they saw that. So a technician was sent to inspect the All Weather Precipitation Accumulation Gauge, and forecasters learned that a frog had hopped into it. The climate report was then corrected.
Meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said amphibians have found their way into the gauge about a dozen times since the beginning of the summer.
Information from: The Augusta Chronicle , http://www.augustachronicle.com