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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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!


    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 7:55PM
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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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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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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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I'm doing the rain dance in NW Iowa.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2006 at 12:07PM
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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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