I can't believe it's raining!

neverenoughflowers(6 SEPA Downingtown)July 10, 2010

Doing the happy dance here in Downingtown PA, we are finally getting some rain!

It's been 3 weeks of very hot, dry weather but it's here. Whew, what a relief.

Carol

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cyn427(z7aN. VA)

Here, too. Finally! Lucky us, Carol. I think it is over a month of hot and dry for us. Still steamy, though.

Cynthia

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 8:38AM
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craftlady07(5b/6a)

I am so so happy!!! Things are flopping over but I don't even care. I'll go out and stake them up if I have to. Finally a good soaking rain!

~Andrea

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 9:21AM
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lois(PA Zone 6)

Yes, and it's a steady, soaking rain, which we really needed. Looks like it will be over by this afternoon and then I'll go out and see what needs some TLC after that downpour we got last night.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 10:55AM
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lisa33(6b Bucks County PA)

I know! Thank goodness. I checked and the last time we had a week with a whole inch of rain was in April. The last time we had half an inch was June 13th. It has been incredibly dry and hot this year. This has been quite a year around here.

I ran outside earlier to stake a sunflower and got drenched. Just glorious!

Lisa

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 12:41PM
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scully931(6)

Woo! We needed it here in Pittsburgh too. Been 90 since April. We went from three feet of snow to 90 degrees with barely a stop inbetween. Of course, I will never complain about hot weather, but nice to see some rain! It was like a steam bath out there.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 1:17PM
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buddyrose

The rain finally got here to Conn. Some of my newly planted pines were not doing well with the heat wave. I hope this helps. Plus the forecast has more rain during next week SOOOOO I went out today and bought two little perennials: a gorgeous double ruffle pink coneflower and a sweet orange/yellow helenium.

thank you rain dancers.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 4:01PM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

We got some rain here last night, and lightening hit the transformer up the street. We were afraid it had zapped our vintage fridge, dryer and air conditioning but luckily they are all on the NEW circuits which are protected, and were just fussing! It was a hot and humid wait but we're back on track. After all that, we just got a 1/4" rain last night but it still was very welcome! Hopefully we'll get some more the next few days.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 4:32PM
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MollyDog(6 PA)

Happy for those who got rain, but we didn't get but a few drops.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 4:37PM
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kathi_mdgd

We havn't had any rain for awhile either. Here in S.Calif we had may grey,june gloom and now we have July sigh,Has been overcast everyday since the 4th of july,with just a few sprinkles.Almost can't remember what the sun looks like.Our temps have been in the 60's and being overcast,it's a little cool,but good for working in the garden and i got a lot done this week.So i guess it's all good!!
Kathi

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 6:13PM
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pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)

We finally got some rain yesterday morning but I doubt if it was enough to soak the top layer. Wished it would rain all night; we need it here in the DC/Md area.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 7:03PM
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krycek1984(6a/Cleveland)

Didn't rain all that much here in cleveland, either. Just barely enough to stop the wilting for a couple of days.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2010 at 7:12PM
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pippi21(Z7 Silver Spring, Md.)

Oh, I see you got out there and did that rain dance too. For the past two days/nights, we rec'd 1 /34-2 inches of rain. YEH! The sun is sleeping in this morning, still damp and no sun and it's 8:15 am, only 72 degrees..a lot cooler than we've had in last 6 weeks. Brr!

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 8:17AM
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girlgroupgirl(8 ATL)

We've had a bit of rain two evenings in a row and hopefully more to come. Getting it slowly is hopefully going to help it soak in. The sky is darkening a bit, so I'm hopeful. Hopefully I can hoe enough dirt over to where I want to plant more southern peas and get those in before it rains again. They'll be planted in the one are that never seems to totally dry out.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 9:21AM
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gottagarden(z5 western NY)

Send it my way, it's been really dry the last couple of weekds.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2010 at 5:21PM
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