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Did you get a storm?

Posted by Oswegian Z5 IL (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 30, 05 at 14:27

We have a NOAA alert radio, and about 4:40 a.m., the alert went off for a severe thunderstorm in northern Kendall county. Five minutes later I could hear the thunder, and then came strong winds and sheets of rain. It was the first time we've had rain in a month, I think.

Most of it literally flowed down the street and straight into the Fox River, but it does seem like we got a good amount in the ground. It's after noon, and the ground is still damp and dark. Woo hoo!!! No watering tonight!


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RE: Did you get a storm?

Yes, we got the same one - with .5". Wonderful! We're north of the river farther, and most of it soaked in.


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Thanks for reminding me to check my rain gauge. It looks like we got about a half inch, too. I had that rain gauge for several years, but just left it sitting in the garage. Guesstimating has worked ok in the past, but this year is sure different. I put it out there in the yard a few weeks ago, but then forgot about it till you said something...


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RE: Did you get a storm?

I was in SE wisconsin the other night (Lake Geneva area) and it stormed and poured like there was no tomorrow. I have never seen such a huge storm. They must have gotten at least 1.5". Here, in the NW suburbs, we got 0.06".

Chitown


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RE: Did you get a storm?

All thunderstorm lines part to exclude Wauconda. I think we got a sprinkle out of this storm. Lots of thunder, not much rain..1/10 of 1 inch in the rain gauge. Sigh. April


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Lots of thunders, lightnings, and high wind but only a few drops of rain. Sigh. I am watering my trees only today, leaving other things dry. Sigh......


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RE: Did you get a storm?

We got about 1/8 inch yesterday, according to my rain gauge, here in Kendall County. But I heard that DeKalb, McHenry and Lake got hammered! How much did you get?


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RE: Did you get a storm?

.17 yesterday in Peoria county according to weather.com, but it sure seemed like more. Boy, was it ever welcome, too! :)


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RE: ourguys

Ourguys, in Oswego, I tried to answer your email twice, but your address bounced both times. Sorry!


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RE: Did you get a storm?

Hurrumph! :-( We only got a sprinkling on Sunday and Monday. Not enough for anything ....just to make cars look dirtier. The sidewalks under trees weren't even wet. Phooey!


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RE: Did you get a storm?

Oswegian - I emailed you and should have my member info correct now.


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