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Seeding the Active Rain Clouds

How does cloud seeding work?

(Courtesy of and with the permission of the Texas Department of Licensing andRegulation (TDLR) )

Seeding the Clouds 

 Cumulus clouds-the billowy, cauliflower-shaped clouds often seen in Texas skies during much of the year-are important rain producers in every sector of the state. As the predominant cloud type during the warmest eight months of the year (March-October), cumulus (or convective) clouds are responsible for producing the bulk of rainwater given by the atmosphere in any given year in Texas. These towering cloud formations form from strong updrafts of warm, moist air into an atmosphere that is unstable. Intense daytime heating of the near-surface layer of air, or a wedge of cold air moving across the state (as a cold front), usually triggers the formation of convective clouds.

Not all cumulus clouds become rain producers. In fact, only a small percentage of them ever develop the capability to yield an appreciable amount of rainfall. Those convective clouds that do produce rainwater are often inefficient: For all the moisture they incorporate from below, only a tiny fraction of that moisture (as cloud droplets) is ever used to grow large raindrops, which ultimately fall to the ground as rainfall. This may be due to the fact that an insufficient number of ice particles exists within the cloud, thereby limiting the amount of cloud droplets that can coalesce to create raindrops. Or the clouds simply do not live long enough, on their own, to allow those tiny cloud droplets to collide enough times with neighboring droplets to yield larger drops-and eventually rainwater. Seeding is intended to introduce into the cloud many more of these ice crystals (also called cloud nuclei) to allow much more of the moisture supply within the cloud to be converted into rainwater.

So how can we all help seed the Active Rain Clouds - those members who joined as a result of an invitation - built a profile - and have not "rained" since that time?

Here is a campaign I have started with the members I have sponsored:

  1. Go to your Home Page
  2. Click on "Invite Others"
  3. Near the top of the page you will see " Fill out the form below to send an invitation to someone to join the ActiveRain Real Estate Network. You will receive bonus points for inviting someone, equal to 10% of the points they directly earn on the system. You can view the status of past invitations here."
  4. Click on the word "here".  It will take you to the list of everyone you have ever invited.
  5. Scroll down until you reach an entry with the status "Accepted"
  6. Click on the Name/Email in the entry - it is a link that takes you to the profile page for that member.
  7. Click on the words "Contact " to the right of the word Email.
  8. Fill in your name and email address - usually you'll only have to do this once - then autofill takes over on future messages.
  9. For a Subject I have been using "Active Rain Next Steps"
  10. For the message content I have been using the following:

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As a member of Active Rain I invite you to take the "Next Step" and continue to build your online presence in this community.

Blanca Cholewczynski has put together a "Welcome Wagon" an excellent reference for Active Rainers.

Go to the following link

http://activerain.com/blogsview/31854/Welcome-Wagon-A-newbie

to review the blog post.

Login to your Active Rain account and post a comment or two - or even a Blog Post while you're there!

Best Regards,

Tony Marriott

623-551-9783

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***Note: The system will limit you to 10 emails per hour.

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Try seeding your Active Rain Clouds to see if you can help encourage them to Rain!

About the Authors - Updated 2018

If you are considering a Traditional or Short Sale of your home in Phoenix, Scottsdale or any location in Maricopa County Arizona, you owe it to yourself to talk with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty to determine whether Tony and Suzanne Marriott are the best real estate Brokers in the Phoenix and Scottsdale metropolitan area to help you with the Successful Sale of your home.

Tony and Suzanne have personally Listed, Sold and Closed more than a hundred Short Sales with the highest list to close rate in the Phoenix Metro Area!

Tony Marriott - Chief Executive Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Suzanne Marriott - Chief Learning Officer - Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Associate Brokers, REALTORS
Haven Express
Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Comments

Good followup idea, Tony.

Many invitees estalish profiles and don't know what to do next.

 

Posted by Mike Jaquish, 919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate (Realty Arts) almost 14 years ago
Mike - Feel free to invite others and then follow up - it benefits all of us!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 14 years ago

Very clever Tony.  I love the way you make the comparison with cumulus clouds.  Do I detect a little aeronautical saviness (not a real word I guess).  I suppose the appropriate term is meteorological as associated with piloting.

Great post Tony,

Ken

Posted by Ken Spencer, for Verrado, Buckeye, Sundance almost 14 years ago

Ken I was remiss in the early days - just now catching up with comments from blog posts since day 1 - thanks for the comment - hope you are still in the 'Rain!  

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) about 5 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) almost 5 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

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Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

Planning to sell your home in Scottsdale, Arizona?  Give us a call for a free, no obligation, consultation!  Haven Express

Listed, Sold and Closed 100% of listings taken (dozens of them) since June 2011!

Real Estate.  It's What We Do. Best!

Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 4 years ago

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