Rain? ...You Gettin' Any?

iowa50126(z5IA)July 12, 2006

I had almost 4 inches of rain in my Brookstone rain guage here in Iowa Falls Tuesday.

Nearby, in beautiful downtown Popejoy, IA they received almost 7+ inches of rain Tuesday.

That's the good news...the bad news is the grass now will need mowing and I need gas for the mower, but I think I've already max-ed out my gasoline credit cards just trying to keep my car in fuel ...(sigh)

Pete in IF

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lindac(Iowa Z 5/4)

Went to the Opera in Indianola Thursday....drove through torrents, there was hail and 2 big downpours, easy 2 inches, but 40 miles away where I live only 1/2 an inch.
We need rain for the corn!!
Linda C

    Bookmark   July 15, 2006 at 12:09PM
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creamgogo(il)

july 17, 6:51. i just signed on to tell you it's very, very dark in ottumwa and looking like rain......too late.....IT'S RAINING!!!! sure hope it's here for the duration!

aa

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 7:55PM
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creamgogo(il)

i spoke too soon! by the time i hit send on my message, it had quit! we didn't get 50 drops. darn it.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 10:09AM
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iowagirl2006

Sigh...it is really dry here. Not much measurable since early May. Maybe a couple showers amounting to .20 each time. Yard is brown.

    Bookmark   July 18, 2006 at 4:18PM
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iowa50126(z5IA)

I had another 7/10th's of rain in the old Iowa Falls rain guage by lunch time today. We also had some pea size hail...it bruised my pots of impatiens a little ... but my tassleing indian corn seemed undamaged.

Well, it may get hot later today...but I wouldn't have to water anything until tomorrow.

Pete in IF

    Bookmark   July 19, 2006 at 2:23PM
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marilou(z4 IA)

Here in Ames, we've gotten mostly false alarms. It clouds over, rain falls out of the sky for 30 seconds, but nothing lands in the gauge or rainbarrels. We *really* need rain!

Rain dance, anyone?

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 10:18PM
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michelle_zone4

I'm doing the rain dance in NW Iowa.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 12:07PM
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iowa50126(z5IA)

There was another 1.10 inches of H20 in my rain guage this morning. It rumbled and rained all night here in Iowa Falls.

We have had over 6 inches of rain this month.

Pete in I.F.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 12:32PM
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