Finally some rain :)

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  1. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    After a rainy Dec and Jan we hit a pretty sustained dry spell for the past 2 months.Happily we picked up around 2 ins here last night in the Plantation desert.Plants should be happy
     
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  2. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    Nothing here:p. I have rain envy.
     
  3. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Over 3 inches now and absolutely pouring buckets as I type,flood watch just announced.
     
  4. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    I was so excited to see this massive section of orange on the radar coming toward us with a schedule to start arriving at 8:30 am and rain most of the day. Well just our luck it all went out into the ocean just before it got to Vero Beach. We did have periods of very light rain on and off, but not enough to even penetrate through the trees in my shade gardens. If we could just get one good day of rain I would be so happy. Glad it helped some parts of Florida deal with this dry spell.
     
  5. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    See rain gauge below.It has not stopped raining in 6 hours and my pool is now overflowing.When it rains it pours :)


    Dew Point:
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    Humidity:
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    Precip Rate:
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    Precip Accum:
    6.48 in
    Pressure:
    29.79 in
     
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  6. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    I hope you did not have flooding problems, that would be the one thing worse than getting no rain. The pool overflowing does not sound like a good sign. Good luck.
     
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    It was ok just minor street flooding ,I always am happy when it rains heavily.6 inches of rain after a long dry stretch is actually ok.If it happened during our rainy time with high water tables that would not be great
     
  8. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

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    5-6 inches here as well..pool full. A bit of standing water in two spots in the driveway.
    Everything looked so nice when the sun emerged yesterday afternoon
     
  9. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Not a drop here in the south Pinellas desert...
     
  10. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

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  11. Native son

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    Today was our major rain event, started at 6:08 and we have more on the radar headed this way. Good for the jungle bad for my tennis price you pay for the life we live. Two young volunteers soaking the rain. image.jpg
     
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  12. Phil Stager

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    We're even getting beneficial rains over here in the South Pinellas Desert!
     
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  13. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

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    my 5" rain gauge overflowed
     
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  14. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    It has not stopped, radar is covered up for I guess most of the night more to come.
     
  15. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    Vero has been just north of most of the rain, so while areas to the south are getting flooded we had around a 10th of an inch the last two days. I don't think we got half an inch in the past two weeks. I am happy we are not getting flooded, because too much rain has done more damage to the gardens in the past rather than a lack of rain. Even with a small amount of rain the plants are glowing and since it is supposed to keep raining we will probably get enough for now.
     
  16. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    We've got puddles this morning! Seems like it's either too little or too much. I hope this helps my crotons flush out and fill out. I've got to start feeling better about them soon. Where's the photos? Haven't seen any in a while.
     
  17. Native son

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    This is an hour after high tide. Several years it came over the cap but this is as high as it should get today. image.jpg
     
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  18. Native son

    Native son Well-Known Member

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    Doing a little better in the front image.jpg
     
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  19. kwtimo

    kwtimo Well-Known Member

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    George Zammas sent me pics of his place today. Yikes! 20170606_173636.jpg 20170606_173820.jpg 20170606_173704.jpg 20170607_091324.jpg 20170607_072922.jpg
     
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  20. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    These pictures remind me of May 2016 when we got 11 inches in 24 hours and I had sections of the garden under water for about a week. I hope George's gardens don't stay flooded long, because I lost several special plants from being submerged so long. We got a nice rain yesterday so I got lucky. Plants are looking great, with the exception of the plants that keep getting dug up by the family of armadillos living in my yard.
     
  21. Native son

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    Karl we use cayenne pepper to ask them to move over to the neighbors lawn. We live on a dead end finger last of a group of about ten how they find there way to use I can't imagine.
     
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  22. annafl

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  23. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    wooheeee! 3" this evening in the South Pinellas Desert.
     
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  24. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    We still have puddles and the forecast says rain every day this week! Stop dancing, please!
     
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  25. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    This has been the driest spring/summer in memory for me in coastal Vero. Every time there is rain it goes to the west. I don't think we have had measurable rain in a month. I have crotons that I have had for 4 or 5 years and have never looked stressed that are dropping almost every leave. We have an irrigation system and I am hand watering almost daily but it is not making up for the lack of rain. The skies are so clear and the sun so intense that bromeliads I have had planted for years in the same spot are getting cooked. I am going to need to start moving them to more shade. It looked like this weekend we would finally get a good rain, but nothing more than a few showers that did not even wet the surface of the soil. My guess is when we finally get rain we will get flooded or I am going to need to switch to all desert plants. At this point I just want a couple of rainy days to bring the gardens back to life.
     
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  26. annafl

    annafl Esteemed Member

    I hear you. It seems the same here. Every time we think it's going to rain, it goes East! Really, really needing a good, soaking rain, and soon. I never hoped for a tropical depression before.
     
  27. VeroKarl

    VeroKarl Well-Known Member

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    The rain finally found its way to eastern Vero Beach. It has been so long since we have had a soaking rain that it seemed strange to look out and see it actually pouring down and puddling up. I am excited to get a break from dragging the hose around and the plants should be very happy to get a proper watering.
     

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