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Virga is any form or precipitation that doesn't reach the ground. There could be rain virga or snow virga.

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Q: What is the scientific name when rain evaporates before touching the ground?
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What is rain that doesn't touch the ground called?

rain that evaporates before touching earth is called virga.

What is snow virga?

It is snow that evaporates before it hits the ground.

What do you call precipitation that evaporates before hitting the ground?


What is the name for rain drops that do not reach the ground?

Rain which evaporates before reaching the ground is called 'virga'.

Why doesn't it rain that often in deserts?

I believe it does rain about as often over the deserts as anywhere else. The difference is that because of the intense desert heat most of the rainfall evaporates before ever touching the ground.

What is it called when Rain or snow that falls form a cloud and evaporates before it hits that ground?

It is called virga.

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So you don't get electrocuted.

How can you prevent electrostatic damage from occurring?

Ground yourself before touching anything in the computer

What do tornadoes form before touching the ground?

A funnel cloud is typically visible before a tornado touches down

Can the inbounding player cross the plane of the out of bounds line before making the pass if they do not touch a part of the court before passing the ball?

Yes. there are no "crossing the plane" rules in basketball. Its always about where your feet are touching the ground or where they were last touching the ground.

A funnel cloud touching the ground is what?

a funnel cloud touching the ground is then called a tornado

Where does virga mostly occur?

Virga, rain that evaporates before it hits the ground, is a common occurence in desert areas.

What does Virga mean?

Virga is the effect of precipitation [rain] falling from the clouds, but it evaporates before it is able to hit the ground.

What is dry lightning?

Dry lightning is flashes of lightning and thunder, but any rain evaporates before reaching the ground.

What is the name of this phenomenon that is a form of precipitation that evaporates before it reaches the ground?

i do not know at all why dont you look some where else

Can evaporation occur when water falls from clouds?

During a rain evaporaton is not significant before touching the ground.

What happens if you touch a pylon?

nothing but if you touch the electricity wires you will get a shock but only if you touch them at the same time or one but you are touching that is touching the ground or you are touching the ground

Can a flying bird hit by lightning?

no because it is not touching the ground, only things that are touching the ground without shoes on can be electricuted.

A cloud that is near or touching the ground?

Fog is near or on the ground.

How do you hit a cricket ball for six?

By hitting the ball over the boundary without the ball touching the ground before hand. If the ball touches the ground before the boundary but goes over it, it scores four.

After sunset the rain became sleet?

the sleet may stick to the ground or evaporates on the ground

What happens to water when it is absorbed into the ground?

When the water is absorbed in the ground it evaporates or/and causes erosion.

Is half of Venus frozen with ice and snow?

No because it has such a strong atmosphere so liquid acid rains and evaporates before it hits the ground.

Does it precipitate on the planet venus?

Sulfuric acid falls from the clouds high above the surface of Venus, but it evaporates long before reaches the ground.

How is water recycled in an ecosystem?

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