glory be, some rain finally got here

jean_ar(z8 Ar)September 8, 2012

The forecast was for thunderstorms last night and early morning, and I thought sure it is. Them cloud never have rain in them when they get here, but, I got up this morning and went out and everything was soaked, and I went and looked at the rain gauge and it had 2 1/2 inches in it, so I finally got a good rain last night.I am sure the daylilies injoyed it too.and it was nice and cool today, too. upper 70's instead of 100 plus.

jean

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najoba(8b)

I'm happy for you, Jean. I've been checking the weather several times a day hoping for rain, but to no avail. We are having a "cool" front come through tonight, and our low is predicted to be 65 with a high tomorrow of 86. Whoopee! The water in my rain bucket is evaporating away and my poor daylilies are looking awfully sad.

Nancy

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 10:16PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

Nancy, Thats what brought the rain here, is a cold front came through. its suppose to dip to 54 tonight.it got to 79 today and suppose to get to 85 tomorrow,Thats still warm, but alot better then that 100 plus we been getting every day for over a week with no break in it. I do hope tou get some rain too and a cool down.

jean

    Bookmark   September 8, 2012 at 10:26PM
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Maryl zone 7a

I watched the temperature drop from 101 to 85 in less then 20 minutes as the front that Jean got after us began to push through. I could count the number of raindrops it produced though. The wind was horrible. Sucked what little moisture there was in the soil right up. We even lost power off and on for an hour. But I won't complain as it was nothing compared to the 4 people northwest of us who lost their lives when those 84 mph straight winds slammed into them. In Oklahoma no good weather goes unpunished....I'm glad that you got rain though Jean. We all need it so badly....Maryl

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 1:36AM
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nat4b(4)

Finally a good rain for you! 2.5 inches, wow!
We are still dry. There was one short sprinkling rain in August, but just recently a whole inch! That's not nearly enough to beat the extreme drought we are having here. And it's already getting cold, like very cold, 40s, especially at night.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 1:51PM
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newyorkrita(z6b/7a LI NY)

Hurray for much needed rain!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 3:55PM
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silverkelt(Z5b/Southern Maine)

Congrats.. there is nothing like rain.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 5:41PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

Thank you all for cmommenting and I do hope that you all that needs it so bad will get some too. Arkansas is in severe drough.,,I will have to get up ealy and water tomorrow. The ones in pots were drying out fast so will have to start up the watering agaain., weather channel is saying more rain next weekend. I sure hope do. and every one else, too.

Jean

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 1:07AM
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houstmag

So happy that you received some much needed rain, I sure wish the temps would drop here in FL. it's still hot and muggy.
Linda

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 7:18AM
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Julia NY(6)

Glad to see you got some relief. We've had 3 storms within days of each other and the temps dropped dramatically. Lots of rain here which means I'll be weeding and mowing again.

Julia

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 7:33AM
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Nancy zone 6

I'm so glad you got some of that rain, Jean. We got a lot here over the past few days, over 4" since the beginning of the month. The daylilies really loving it, & I'm loving this cooler weather. Humidity is down too, making it nice to be outside.

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 10:18AM
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Maryl zone 7a

We finally got rain this Friday along with a cool down to temperatures in the 70's/low 80's. The rain was only an inch, but at least the temperatures haven't bounced right back up into the 90's or 100's. We have been month after month after month in the 90's-100's with little to no rain. Only those who have experienced these last two hideous summers can imagine the relief I feel today. I'm going to have to put on long pants to work out in the garden (still glistening with raindrops).....Hooray for our side!!!!.....Maryl

    Bookmark   September 15, 2012 at 3:59PM
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