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    Default How much rain?

    After last year's drought, I'm happy we're not in the middle of another one but seriously? We've had rain, hours and hours of it along with thunder storms everyday for the last 2 weeks. Three or four different storms rolled thru yesterday. It started raining again around 7 last night and was still raining when I went to bed.

    Forecast for today: sunny with scattered rain and thunder storms developing.

    On the bright side, hay was half the price of last year and our hay lady has already filled our barn with a year's worth. But gosh, people looking for second cutting may not get it because there isn't any decent haying weather.

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    we are something like 12 inches ahead for the year, here, and might get 5 more inches this week alone
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    Rain, what is that?

    We had a storm come by last night and we measured a grand total of .18", not enough to wet a coyote's whiskers, as they say around here.

    That puts us at 3.88" for the year.

    At least we are not 110+, as many West are.



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    Love, Texas. Especially Bandera, TX. nw of San Antonio. What part are you in?
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    TX panhandle, the staked plains.



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    I couldn't find actual precipitation totals for my town so I'll go with Denver which is about 45 miles away.

    This year to date we are at 5". That's 3" behind normal. However last year we were at 3.5" at this time so we are faring a little better. A few late, wet snow storms really helped us out.
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    I have no reference for what it's like there. I think of the cowboy movies...dust, heat, dry and nothing for miles. Accurate picture?
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    I tried to find rain stats for my area...amazing how searching rain stats can go porno on ya...anyway, I would be surprised that we've gotten 8-12 inches in June. Seems like it's been an inch a day.
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    We had a shower this morning, but not enough to even wash the dust off a blade of grass. Not sure where we are for this years total, but still in severe drought.



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    West coast here. Rain? What's that? We had some good storms in November, and that's it. I live by the bay, so only 100 here. Ten miles inland 105.

    We just flew back from Bonaire through Houston, and I always marvel at seeing green in the summer. As we flew over Colorado you could see amazing clouds of smoke from all of the fires.



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    I swear if this weather continues I'm scrapping my plans to move back to Virginia and looking into California. I am so sick and tired of rain, and this is coming from someone who recently lived in Scotland for 4 years.
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    Well you know you and I live in the same state, We had rain Friday, a small shower over night, and sunny and 70s today, Lots of clouds around.
    Personally THIS is the way the weather in Michigan used to me.
    Last year was bloody awful. All I did was water and when you live on sand it is almost insane.
    I like the weather this year.
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    It rained so hard at the barn this past Friday the mounting block started to float.

    I've started my horse on estrone for his stifles and I haven't been able to get him out to work on the hill. Almost every day for the past week we've had lightning storms with torrential downpours that fire up just about when I get off work.

    From what the weather service is saying we'll be in the same pattern for the upcoming week as well. I'm ready for a little drier weather.



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    Sounds exactly like our weather has moved east. :-( I'm on stall rest this week following eye surgery so my riding was already hindred.

    Floating mounting blocks? That's insane!

    Quote Originally Posted by mswillie View Post
    It rained so hard at the barn this past Friday the mounting block started to float.

    I've started my horse on estrone for his stifles and I haven't been able to get him out to work on the hill. Almost every day for the past week we've had lightning storms with torrential downpours that fire up just about when I get off work.

    From what the weather service is saying we'll be in the same pattern for the upcoming week as well. I'm ready for a little drier weather.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Event4Life View Post
    I swear if this weather continues I'm scrapping my plans to move back to Virginia and looking into California. I am so sick and tired of rain, and this is coming from someone who recently lived in Scotland for 4 years.
    You must be near me. 3" today alone! I am sooooo sick of the rain and sooooo wish I could send it out west.
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    We got drowned again today, and now the trees are no longer thirsty, the ponds and ditches are full.....no where for it to go, so it sits, steams, and grows mosquitos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Lu View Post
    You must be near me. 3" today alone! I am sooooo sick of the rain and sooooo wish I could send it out west.
    Please! Send it here! It cooled down to 95 by the bay and it is dry, dry, dry. I love a warm rain. We never get it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beentheredonethat View Post
    Please! Send it here! It cooled down to 95 by the bay and it is dry, dry, dry. I love a warm rain. We never get it.
    We ended up with 5, count them 5 inches of rain in my town yesterday. Broke a record! Flooding everywhere. And guess what, it's raining again today. Please, please, take some of this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J-Lu View Post
    We ended up with 5, count them 5 inches of rain in my town yesterday. Broke a record! Flooding everywhere. And guess what, it's raining again today. Please, please, take some of this!
    YES! I'm in Wilmington and anyone is welcome to our rain. It has nowhere else to go and mosquitos are breeding like crazy. I get eaten alive every time I take my dog out, as my apt complex has turned into a swamp. ugggghhhh.
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    It's been pouring buckets here every day for two weeks now. There's mold growing on the sidewalk. People can't mow their lawns due to the mud- the mowers sink. The frogs are doing good. Never seen so many before.



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