Sometimes cumulus clouds can be stubborn and have a difficult time producing a drop of rain especially where it is needed the most. However, there is an interesting way of modifying the weather to enhance the amount of droplets in a cloud. This particular weather modifier is known as cloud seeding.
Introduced in 1946, cloud seeding has been used as a way to enhance rain and moisture in places where water is scarce, such as Utah, which happens to be the second driest state after first-place Nevada. Utah receives only an average of 12.26 inches of rain in a year while Nevada barely received 10 inches. So cloud seeding has become a savior in curing the thirst for water in such dry areas.
Find out how it is done with Accuweather.com's Meteorologist Jennifer Correa.
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Missouri, Illinois (1830)
Very heavy snow (Kansas City 36", Peoria 30") began "Winter of the Deep Snow". 30" + on ground in MO/IL until mid February.
Union assault on Chickasaw Bluffs (Vicksburg) hindered by heavy rains and flooding of Yazoo River - Confederates repelled attackers.
St. Louis, MO (1919)
American Meteorological Society founded.