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It Was my Turn

Category: FRED - the garden | Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:33 pm

Frank's rain dances finally paid off for my yard. Around 2 we got 1/4" in the large rain gauge, around 2:30 we got another 1/4" of rain....then a little after 4 the massive, dark clouds moved in again and we got another 3/4" of rain. For a total of 1 1/4" of rain....more than we have gotten on my yard since May 8th. There are still thunder rumbles out there but it has gone far north of us now.

The rain barrel is full and will be used on the Fig tree tomorrow. This wonderful wet stuff came too late for about half my plants but I think I can hear a lot of singing and dancing from the survivors.

This whole area still needs at least 16 inches and a return to normal rain fall to end the drought, so I do not hold any false hope that the situation is improving but at least for now my yard has rain.

The massive High Pressure system that had been hanging over us since early May has disappeared so there may be more rain in the area thru tomorrow.

The high temp for today was only 96, so the streak of consecutive 100+ temp days ended yesterday at 19. So far it looks like the total number of 100+ days will have also ended yesterday at 42, putting this year in 7th place for number of 100+ days. And the most important stat of all is that the rain today ended 111 days with no more than 1/4" of rain on my yard.






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Gardenstew wrote on Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:46 pm:


>>> And the most important stat of all is that the rain today ended 111 days with no more than 1/4" of rain on my yard.

And you get 1 1/4" of rain yesterday. Well you know what they say... you wait and wait for for one bus to come along and two come along at the same time.

So pleased you finally got some rain Toni. I really hope it keeps up now. Shall I continue to dance?




 

toni wrote on Sun Aug 27, 2006 10:58 pm:


I didn't get two rain events, just the 1 1/4" today (Sunday) so continued rain dancing is requested for my yard.
There is a chance of widespread heavy rain for tonight into tomorrow so keep those feet moving.




 

eileen wrote on Mon Aug 28, 2006 12:16 am:


Oh I'm really pleased for you Toni and I sincerely hope that you have loads of the wet stuff to revive what's left of your plants. 111 days without enough rain is unheard of here here in Scotland as the longest we've gone without is around month. I know how my garden suffered after such a relatively short period so can hardly contemplate the damage that must have been done to yours!!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.





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