Counting the days without measurable rain

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Crazy for Crotons, Aug 8, 2011.

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  1. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    I am happy with 5 days now without rain. Aug was wet with 13.25" and so far in Sept have recorded 4.13". The garden still has damp soil and should make weeding easy this weekend.
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    7 and counting without rain and the forecast doesn't look promising.
     
  3. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Dry as a bone here. My hose just broke too :mad:
     
  4. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    8 days and counting. The significant rain chances keep getting pushed back in the forecast. September hasn't been good for rain around here in several years now. It should not be included in what's considered the rainy season any more.
     
  5. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    11 days and counting. This is getting old.
     
  6. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Been dragging the hose around for three days now. Got 1/4" of rain around 9:00 am, understory crotons didn't even get the mulch damp. Crotons that did get rain are already drooping by 2:00 pm. Grass is even looking parched in areas after the rain. I can deal with it if the humidity stays high coupled with cloudy skies in the afternoon. :eek:

    11 days nothing Ray? :( That majorly bites the big one. :mad: Maybe you need to step up the installation of the micro irrigatioin system date? :confused:
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    A good storm overhead now.
     

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  8. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

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    Looked promising on radar, fell apart. Bah
     
  9. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Rain!!! A brief deluge but better than nothing.
     
  10. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    The hose got pulled around the Moose Land for an hour until it got too dark. Went to Publix 1.3 miles from the house. Came out, everything in the parking lot was soaked by a passing shower. Went back to the Moose Land .... no rain there. :(
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    At around 11PM, a half hour monsoon hit the area. I'd say there's a good 1/2" in the rain bucket.
     
  12. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    narry a drop here in the S. pinellas desert although great light show over Tampa and Hillsborough county last night
     
  13. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    An amazing 3 inches last Thursday and 3 inches again Sunday. I can't speak for all of Florida but here it's been the best rainy season in many years here.
     

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