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- The amount of precipitation of any type, primarily liquid. It is usually the amount that is measured by a rain gauge. Refer to rain for rates of intensity and the quantitative precipitation for forecasting.
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- Effective Precipitation, map, Mean Areal Precipitation, PCPN, Point Precipitation, PRCP, PTYPE, SPENES, Weighing-Type Precipitation Gage