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Rainfall Analysis: The Next Generation

  • Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District 655 Conroe Park North Drive Conroe, TX, 77303 United States (map)

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Topic: While, in general, people are becoming more aware of the waste associated with the irrigation of our landscape, irrigation continues to be the number one use of potable water in our region during the growing season. Along with this new awareness has come many innovative products that are designed to help people make more informed choices when it comes to watering only when needed; these products range from moisture sensors to predictive weather forecasting, tools that actually interact with our irrigation controllers. Among other innovations, our February speaker will speak to us about using radar to determine the actual amount of rainfall in specific areas, not simply how much rain may have fallen at the rain gage nearest our house. 

OneRain Company is in the business of providing software and other products that empower clients to manage water; from gauging, telemetry, and remote sensing to visualization, analysis, notification, and control. This month's speaker, Mr. Charles Yost, will highlight some of OneRain's next generation radar rainfall products. His particular focus will be radar-derived precipitation estimate techniques, new techniques in extreme rain events that often cause flooding, mesoscale convective systems, and verification of precipitation using traditional and current metrics. Mr. Yost is also interested in the societal impacts of weather.

About the Speaker: Mr. Charles Yost joined OneRain in 2013, as a Meteorologist / Rainfall Analyst. He joined OneRain after spending time at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Texas A&M, and at the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University. His master's degree is focused on extreme rainfall. Charles serves as OneRain's lead research and development resource for OneRain's next generation radar rainfall products.