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Wow - What a rain !!

Posted by Geoforce z7a SE PA (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 28, 05 at 8:46

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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RE: Wow - What a rain !!

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

RE: Wow - What a rain !!

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.

RE: Wow - What a rain !!

We had mostly wind, less than 1/2" of rain.

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

RE: Wow - What a rain !!

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


RE: Wow - What a rain !!

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...

RE: Wow - What a rain !!

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!

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