Counting the days without measurable rain

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  1. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Most of you will not care but in an effort to reverse my fortune, I'm documenting here the number of days since measurable rain last fell. Hopefully by making light of this, rain will become plentiful. For the record, that day was July 23rd when a 3 hour monsoon pelted the garden. Since that time, I've heard rumbles of thunder and witnessed light shows from far, far away. You can tell me how much rain has fallen where you live while despite the shade, the grass under my oak tree wilts.

    Today is day 17.
     
  2. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

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    Have you tried washing your car? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Did it this morning but good suggestion Peyton.
     
  4. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Not any better here in the south Pinellas Desert- yes, tried car washing but no sucess. Not desperate enough yet to try washing windows....
     
  5. pocomo

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    Don't know what kind of restrictions you have up there but I read today your local golf course will be able to water more if they apply to do it. Still ground water tables here in Dade are considered low and the prediction is apparently for an el nina condition that will bring more drought again during the dry season. I know lake Ocheechobee doesn't effect you up there but it's still 3' low. It really doesn't look good for anybody. Still they predict another round of showers for us today, maybe tomorrow too. I'll take what I can get. Chris
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I can wash the windows Phil but some get brushed by the sprinklers that have been working overtime.
     
  7. pocomo

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    Have you tried a rain dance Ray?
     
  8. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Ray - have you resurrected your drip/micro irrigation plans? :confused:

    Jim Glock swears by his. :)
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  10. Central Floridave

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    If it makes you feel any better I share your pain. I live in a black hole myself. The black hole is when looking at the radar and seing rain everywhere around you except a circle above your house. Everyday the rain forms but does not dare to come over my house. south Merritt Island, over to Patrick AFB and Satellite Beach does not get rain. I don't know why, its like I'm cursed. I work at the Space Center (north Merritt Island) and it gets rain everyday. Its rained like two inches today. I'm watching the radar and nothing down south under the black hole. :(
     
  11. Phil Stager

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    wOW! A WHOLE 1/3" this afternoon - while muttering incantations and pouring a libation in thanks to the rain gods....
     
  12. ScotTi

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    :) Finally .34 here today. :)
     
  13. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    0.50 yesterday with 25 mph wind gusts & 0.68 so far today.;) That's more than the past 30 days combined! It used to rain almost every day in the summer, what's going on with the weather patterns?



    Randy
     
  14. Jeff Searle

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    I think I mentioned on another thread that were getting some good steady rains of late. Got 3" on sat. and sun. combined. It was all around today, but didn't get any, not that I needed anymore. The garden is definitely showing it!!!
     
  15. junglegal

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    You have to be getting pummeled today like me! It's been pretty much been non-stop all day.
     
  16. ScotTi

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    Feast or famine, over 2" as of 3pm today and the rain continues to roll in from the gulf.
     

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  17. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A whopping 5 inches today. I knew this post would work.
     
  18. junglegal

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    I am a firm believer in the belly aching online. Works better than the car washing :) Now Ray, would you like to come over and pick weeds and hack back my happy vines as a result? I will throw in about 40 seven gal containers as payback :)
     
  19. ScotTi

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    Round 2 today. :)
     

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  20. junglegal

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    It has been massively pouring here in Largo since 7:15. I imagine there will be some localized flooding after this is through.
     
  21. Phil Stager

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    Two inches over the past two days in the south Pinellas desert - but more out there in the Gulf
     
  22. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'll take this over the daily 94F (our new average afternoon high temp if you didn't notice) any day.
     
  23. Moose

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    The Moose Land is drying out quickly. Thunder all around but nothing falling here. The hose comes out tomorrow if some relief does not present itself. :(
     
  24. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I know the feeling well. Hopefully your post will stir up the atmosphere.
     
  25. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I know the feeling well. Hopefully your post will stir up the atmosphere.
     
  26. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I know the feeling well. Hopefully your post will stir up the atmosphere.
     
  27. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I know the feeling well. Hopefully your post will stir up the atmosphere.
     
  28. Jeff Searle

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    ok..ok...ok....ok
     
  29. Moose

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    Your posts worked Ray. Is that the rain mantra? LOL :D
     
  30. ScotTi

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    My weather station has recorded 13.13" as of today for Aug so far. I need a few dry days.
     
  31. Crazy for Crotons

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    12" at my place for August so yes that post worked. At Tampa International Airport, we've exceeded the entire 2010 rain total and it's only August 30th. It's been the best summer for rain here in many years.
     
  32. junglegal

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    I noticed dog puke fungus all over my mulch this morning so all is good here too. I am noticing rust running rampant on plumerias and cannas. Just had my bamboos thinned and treated with merit and bayer 3 in one today too. All signs cooler weather is around the corner. At least in my yard.
     
  33. Jeff Searle

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    Hours of a very slight drizzle here today from ealy afternoon to present.
     
  34. Crazy for Crotons

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    Another blinding 30 minute downpour this evening. The rain gauge has 2 more inches from today's storm. If there are still red spider mites left, I'll concede defeat.
     
  35. ScotTi

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    I had hope to mow the (week overdue) grass this evening, but no it had to rain again and more looks to be on the way. Weeds every where now and growing like crazy.
     
  36. palmisland

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    6.37" for August here in West Boca, about half of normal. Break out the hose.
     
  37. Crazy for Crotons

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    The rain chances are supposed to go up this weekend with low pressure (uh-oh) forming in the Gulf.
     
  38. Moose

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    9.06" of rain "officially" measured at Miami International Airport in the last 30 days. MIA is about half way between Club Pocomo and the Moose Land. Chris must agree that significantly more percipitation has been experienced in our gardens than the official measurement is indicating. :confused:
     
  39. pocomo

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    yeah Ron...I'm sure there's been more than that. There were a couple of two day periods that alone got 4" each. And not more than 3 days without any rain and most times it rained I was looking at generally at least a half inch to an inch. Guessing 15 inches at least.
     
  40. Moose

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    Three days and counting ... not a drop of rain. :(
     

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