Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lotsa Rain Last Evening...

… for an oh-so-brief period of time. The two shots in this post were taken within two or three minutes of each other last evening, around 1945 hrs. It had been raining for about ten minutes before I decided to throw the door open and shoot a few pics from inside. About five minutes prior to the time these pictures were taken it was raining so hard you couldn’t see across the street... there were literally sheets of water descending from the skies. It had slacked off quite a bit when I took these shots:

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And then… just normal rain:

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And this is what the radar picture looked like over and around P-ville around this time:

We really needed it… and it was fun to watch, too. There's nothing like a good rainstorm, and most especially its immediate aftermath. That's when things smell SO fresh and you can go outside and stomp in the puddles...

14 comments:

  1. Cool pic.s, I would like a little rain, our grass is already looking dry.

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  2. That rain looks wonderful.
    We could use a drop or two ourselves...

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  3. Amazing how much rain Pville got, yet Floyd, nada. LOL!

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  4. Envy. It looked promising just before dusk here; lightning, thunder, heavy clouds. Then a light patter barely hitting everything with a drop or two. Pooey. Glad YOU at least got decent rain - it will really help that cut down tree sprout back out.

    That newly wet clay has an awesome, exhilarating smell to it, doesn't it?

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  5. Envy here too...dry as a bone.

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  6. I absolutely do not envy you and your rain. :) I am happy, if you are, that you got it. But I personally have seen enough rain for now.

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  7. Cool rain pics! I love the rain.

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  8. Love the pictures you have of the rain. I use that same weather thing on my computer I like having the little temp down at the bottom so I can always see it!

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  9. BUCK!!!!! You had rain!!!!! And it looks like you got a lot. I am SO jealous!!!

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  10. Thanks for the compliments, Diva, Ash, and Jenn!

    Jenny: You didn't get ANY rain the other night? I was watching the radar and it sure looked like Floyd got hit pretty good.

    Now last night was pretty strange... there seemed to be a moving hole in that line of storms that passed over the area last evening... and that "hole" was centered on us!

    Lin sez: That newly wet clay has an awesome, exhilarating smell to it, doesn't it?

    In-deedy-do! Bonus points: ZERO dust. For an hour or so.

    Amy: I understand, and others probably feel the exact same way. I'm sure folks on the banks of the Mississippi and its tributaries don't want to see any more rain this entire year.

    Sharon: Looks can be deceiving. We got a whole lot in a very short period of time... say 20 minutes at the VERY most. Those "soakers" that last a few hours are much, much better. And our rain is very localized, too, as Jenny noted.

    Pat: You guys in Ohio have gotten a bit more than your share this year, too.

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  11. The other night we got enough to connect the dots on the patio and that was it. Everything in the past two weeks has come out to .31 of an inch according to our rain gauges. We need at least a whole inch (1.5 would be much better) to be able to plant. Last date to plant milo is July 4th. Last plant date for haygrazer isn't far behind that.

    Still a few chances in the next few days. Our farm land is on the Tinsley Crossing (480). If you pray, pray that we get some along there, ok? ;o)

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  12. Still a few chances in the next few days. Our farm land is on the Tinsley Crossing (480). If you pray, pray that we get some along there, ok? ;o)

    Considering the situation you guys are in I KNOW you're in tune with the WX forecast... and it's solid "isolated and scattered T-storms" for the next ten days. That's a GOOD thing!

    So: I'm sending lotsa positive energy your way. I'm not much good in the praying space, but I do have lotsa positive thoughts! ;-)

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  13. Try this video - "New Mexico Rain" by Michael Hearne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liw470SsxJw

    Mike puts on a heck of a music festival in Sept. in Taos. Well worth attending - a big barn dance!

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