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Post  shannon1 on 5/15/2011, 12:57 am

IT"S RAINING!!! I'm so happy I could cry. So dry this year down our way. You know it's dry when the swamp catches fire.
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Post  ModernDayBetty on 5/15/2011, 1:28 am

We're have a huge rain storm up here. It hasn't been so so dry but it's a desert and we almost never get this kind of rain. It's been wonderful. It's a full on flooding of the streets, dance in the warm summer kinda rain, while the lightening flashes. :o)

Glad I'm not the only one enjoying the smell of fresh rain fall!
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Post  shannon1 on 5/15/2011, 1:58 am

I was thinking my neighbors must think I'm nutty. I was out earlier putting buckets under where the eve is leaking to catch the rain and then just standing in the garden, it's in the front yard, watching the rain and getting drenched with the biggest smile on my face.
It is nice to know I am not alone.
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Post  pelujilla on 5/15/2011, 8:05 am

@shannon1 wrote:IT"S RAINING!!! I'm so happy I could cry. So dry this year down our way. You know it's dry when the swamp catches fire.

I hear ya! Even my oldest son was praying for rain...wildfires came early this year
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It's raining!

Post  Bar B on 5/15/2011, 8:58 am

Rain? What's rain? Anyone from southern New Mexico? We are on rationed water down here. We are permitted to water on Tues, Thurs and Sat. I have several 5 gal buckets near my TT gardens. I fill them up on my 'water' days and use it to water my TT's on the 'no-water' days. Hey, it works!!


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Post  Tril on 5/15/2011, 9:22 am

It's raining in Maine today. Rain through Tuesday, showers after that through Saturday. I can hear my grass growing.
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Post  elliephant on 5/15/2011, 9:57 am

We got a good 15 minutes of rain Thursday afternoon. We were outside from the first drop to the last! And my FB feed exploded with locals all talking about it, lol. It's been a DRY year for us, too. Find myself hoping for a hurricane

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Post  Old Hippie on 5/15/2011, 11:28 am

krazikandiland wrote:We're have a huge rain storm up here. It hasn't been so so dry but it's a desert and we almost never get this kind of rain. It's been wonderful. It's a full on flooding of the streets, dance in the warm summer kinda rain, while the lightening flashes. :o)

Glad I'm not the only one enjoying the smell of fresh rain fall!

I LOVE those kind of rain storms. Make sure you take your bar of soap out with you!! Wink Twisted Evil

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Post  buttaflie143 on 5/15/2011, 12:22 pm

"I get to thinking when it's been raining....why the raindrops? Guess I'm not feelin what a flowers feelin, guess I'm thinking what a tree is thinking...in the raindrops, in the falling rain."
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Post  pelujilla on 5/15/2011, 3:12 pm

@elliephant wrote:We got a good 15 minutes of rain Thursday afternoon. We were outside from the first drop to the last! And my FB feed exploded with locals all talking about it, lol. It's been a DRY year for us, too. Find myself hoping for a hurricane

With it being so dry lately, I think we may be in for a packed season pale
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Post  Unmutual on 5/15/2011, 7:40 pm

0.92" of rain in under 15 minutes on Friday in the greater new orleans area. Some of my plants doubled in size from that good natural non-chlorinated stuff. I was wishing for some tropical moisture last year too(and not just for the overtime). Unfortunately all the early information(Dr. Gray) says that texas, florida and the east coast will be getting them this year /sigh.

Year 2 of SFG, year 2 of below average rainfall. It probably is my fault somehow Rolling Eyes

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Post  CindiLou on 5/15/2011, 10:22 pm

Would like to let you borrow some of ours! We have had 3/4" every day for the last three days! And we were not in a drought to start with! Farmers were going fast to work the fields during the week after it finally dried out enough. They knew the rain was coming again. Generally if the corn and beans aren't in the field by May 15 it is too late. In one week Iowa went from 9% planted to 82% planted. Farmers get going when they get a chance!


Of course about the middle of August we need our rain back
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Post  OntarioGardener on 5/15/2011, 10:28 pm

We have been having rain here in Southern Ontario, Canada since Friday night. No let up until Wednesday at the earliest. Just planted my early crops on Thursday night. I actually had to tarp the garden this morning, otherwise all my hard work would have been washed away.

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and raining, and raining, and raining in Raleigh

Post  buttaflie143 on 5/15/2011, 10:50 pm

This is my forecast from tonight thru Wednesday....

Overnight: A slight chance of . Mostly cloudy, with a low around 57. Light west wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%. (We had sporadic showers today.)

Monday: A slight chance of , with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday Night: A chance of and thunderstorms, mainly after midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 57. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday: A chance of and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind around 6 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night: A chance of and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Light north wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday: A chance of and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 72. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Night: A chance of and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
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Post  shannon1 on 5/16/2011, 12:36 am

@elliephant wrote:We got a good 15 minutes of rain Thursday afternoon. We were outside from the first drop to the last! And my FB feed exploded with locals all talking about it, lol. It's been a DRY year for us, too. Find myself hoping for a hurricane

Bite your tounge Elliephant. Rain no wind, just some lovely gental rain.
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Post  Barkie on 5/16/2011, 7:03 am

@OntarioGardener wrote:We have been having rain here in Southern Ontario, Canada since Friday night. No let up until Wednesday at the earliest. Just planted my early crops on Thursday night. I actually had to tarp the garden this morning, otherwise all my hard work would have been washed away.

I hear you on this! I've been covering what I've been building since May Day. We've had rain every couple of days since then.

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Post  Smartchick on 5/16/2011, 1:55 pm

We got over 2" in the past week. Of course, since I'm in Nebraska, it also came with a little hail. Fortunately, it was "little" hail so other than a few "Swiss cheese" holes in my spinach, all is well. My tomatoes and peppers are still under their milk jug shelters so they did just fine. Yesterday, my brother brought me two 55 gal plastic barrels for rain collection for free! Yippee! Looks like rain is back in the forecast on Thursday so hopefully I can get them ready in time to catch something!
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