I was doing some research on the water cycle for a class when I ran across this table on the USDA website. It quantitatively defines precipitation of different intensities, and I found it to be interesting.
An early October cold front gave me a nice wake up this morning at around 5:00. Lots of lightning and 0.35" of rain fell (as of 6:00) in response to the squall line. The parent Low pressure center is currently marching into Wisconsin giving our friends up there another soaking, giving them a relief from a dry September.
The snow returns on the national radar is becoming more common each day. It won't be long!