Wow - What a rain !!

geoforce(z7a SE PA)July 28, 2005

Last evening we received 1.7" of rain in a bit over 20 minutes. It started around 7:00 and was nearly over before 7:30. It continued to drizzle a bit for a couple of more hours but only brought the total up by less than 1/10th inch.

I really think that we are getting enough rain this summer, but I just wish it were spread out a bit. That was enough for about 2 weeks right there. Coming so fast, most ran off. Water was running 3" deep down my drive.


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We got almost 3/4 of an inch in our gauge, ahhh, feels so good out there this morning!

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 9:14AM
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Pipersville_Carol(z6 Bucks PA)

That's a LOT of rain, wow!

We had a heavy-ish rain, but not that much. Afterwards, the heat broke and a beautiful evening unfolded. The sunset was gorgeous, there were huge wafts of pink in the eastern sky, reflecting the colors from the west.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 9:39AM
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We had mostly wind, less than 1/2" of rain.

It feels so much better now. Perhaps tonight we'll have more rain.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 10:03AM
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springcherry(6/7 Philly,PA)

Wind here but oh what wind. The sort of wind that demands you dance with it as everything around you whirls to and fro.


    Bookmark   July 28, 2005 at 11:41AM
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jenny_in_se_pa(USDA7 Sunset 32)

The winds were awful! A few gusts actually blew my containered tree over. And there wasn't that much rain where I am - only got brief blasts of horizontal wind whipped rain with alot of lightning and thunder, but no substantial downpours. I was monitoring the Doppler radar of the storms and watched as some of them were breaking up as they approached certain parts of the city.

I did see the pink sunset as the clouds began to break up behind the storms, but the sky was oddly punctuated by flashes of lightning too...

    Bookmark   July 29, 2005 at 9:39AM
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lynn_d(Z5 PA)

No rain but lots of wind, like Jenny we had huge containers knocked down! And I even made a point to water them all to add weight!

    Bookmark   July 29, 2005 at 11:40AM
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