Science: Weather or Not

After long and careful experimenting with dry ice and other artificial stimulants, the rainmakers are giving up. Hereafter, the Air Force announced this week, the rain will fall where & when it listeth.

Teaming up with the Weather Bureau, the Air Force has given scientific rainmaking a full-dress tryout. It set aside an 8-by-20-mile area near Wilmington, Ohio, and dotted it with ground observation stations. Powerful radar sets kept watch on the air above. When promising clouds appeared, an RB-17 Flying Fortress, loaded with dry-ice pellets, took off from Clinton County Air Force Base;...

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