AUGUSTA, Ga. -- 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 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