Nov 1 2023
S2E11: Water, Water, Everywhere: Pioneering Observations of Wind-Driven Rain
Wind-driven rain is not only a nuisance, but a damage amplifier, generating costly water intrusion claims each year. On August 30, 2023, Hurricane Idalia slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 3, and IBHS's Research Scientist, Ali Merhi, joined the University of Florida deployment team to deploy IBHS's wind-driven rain observing tower. This presented an opportunity to learn how rain drop size, distribution, and wind affect how water penetrates the building envelop. In this episode, Ali shares his experience on this deployment and how it is only the second such observational dataset of its kind, and we'll learn how these deployments further our understanding of weather's impact on the built environment.