The trailing edges of the thunderstorms usually have higher Fukushima fallout readings, and 10pm this evening was no exception. The family went out shopping and we drove around 6 miles, the last 3 of which were in on and off light rain.
I took samples from the driver's side hood, the nose/grill area, and the passenger hood. The short of it is that the readings are proportional to the surface area wiped. Wiping the driver's side of the hood returned a 7x background reading. Using the same towel to wipe the passenger's side hood returned a 16x background reading
Some more testing may help determine if it is better to main equivalent levels of towel dampness between events, or if it is better to maintain equivalent surface areas sampled (without regard to varying moisture levels). The key take away is that there is an inherent level of variability in these tests.
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