Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, May 24, 2011.
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Rain today 0.04" oh boy
I heard thunder, but the rains stayed away again.
Got a good 15 minute downpour today.
Overnight I got a small shower. Just enough to wet the leaves, mulch is still dry. I'll take what I can get at this point.
Nothing here. Even my irrigation source is drying up. We've been getting only empty clouds & the weather forcast for today so far is clear.
Just spent 2 hrs watering. Dry as a bone here too. This sucks!
There is hope !!Just picked up a quick .5 inch and lots of hail.Did not last too long but it came down hard for around 20 mins.Looks like most of the heavy rain is staying out west.Anyone out there is probably smiling.
Today, was one of the worst days for the yard weather related. After sitting in the pool w/ Andrea and Rob, drinking beers and Brandy Slushies, it started getting dark and the winds picked up around 3-3:30. Then the winds began to blow so hard, hail the size of marbles started coming down, along with major gusts of rains. Within 20-25 minutes or so, we witnessed a minor twister blow right across the property. I estimate the winds were gusting up to somewhere near 60-75mph. I had 3 of my largest trees on the property go over ( 25' Baobab and a 30' Peltophorum ), tons of small branches were also everywhere when it was over. We were in such awe. Luckly, all my crotons came through beautifully along with the entire palm collection. We lost electric and phone service for about 4 hours or so. Rob and I then drove over to the nursery where I found 1/3 of the shadehouse screening for the roof came off. Lots of plants blown over and pots everywhere. The cleaning up begins monday morning at 8am. Life will move on, and so will the croton collection.
Some damage from the storm yesterday at Jeffs!
Wow...got some rain...no hail or crazy wind 10 miles east of Jeff's
Sorry to see that.
Jeff can the Baobob and Yellow Poinciana be straightened out and salvaged?
Well Ron... hopefully you're receiving a generous portion. In the Springs we've already had over an inch and the radar looked good your way. Still coming down hard. Chris
I haven't seen rain in over two months. I'd take some wind damage if that is what it takes to get some. Sorry Jeff, I hope you recover!
Ouch, Jeff We got a spritz yesterday & one today. Nothing I would even consider a shower. A lot of the mulch is still dry.
The Baobab has hardly any roots and would never be able to support it self if it was uprighted. The base is about 5' across alone. The Peltophorum I'm actually glad it went over, so I now can get rid of it and let the 3 surrounding Sarracas grow in.
Heres a YouTube video during the action!
I'm not getting the new replys to these threads. Just checking to see if this one posts. I posted yesterday and it didn't show up. Oh I did get 3 inches yesterday and I could've used more.
i see your posts!
This video is better
duh!!!go figure, click on page 2 and my posts show up. Hope yesterdays rain puts life into everything.
I love the motorcycle helmet
It's pouring for the first time in months. The satellite just went out. I love it.
No clouds here so it couldn't possibly rain.
A day of desert hot winds and bypassed yet again. Pissed! Broke 100 yr plus records in area too. Never got below 83 overnight. Can this double as a cacti forum? Better suited for Pinellas.
A few inland storms now, now only they need to move to the west. The rainy season will be here soon.
Looking good for rain now.
A nice 20 minute monsoon with lots and lots of lightning at around 11PM last night.
.65" overnight. I'll take it. Too bad I wasn't up to see it. I may have danced in it LOL
0.2" last night down here in the south Pinellas desert with a bit of wind and a nice light show. Glad I got the mulch all spread earlier in the day.
I ended up with a light show last night, only received .04 out of it all.
Wow sorry to hear about the damage!
At least you have a video now for your audition for Survivor.
Not only have I become a bitter women but now I am supersticious. Every time I bitch about no rain, it rains. So...here it is.
Bren, Well maybe not every time, or you did not bitch hard enough. I think I am going to wash and wax the truck tomorrow, spray Round Up on the weeds and then plan on a cookout.
It's raining now extreamly hard, and with some good gusts of winds. Thank-you finally!!! I'll take it as a great Fathers Day gift to me......
Dryyyyyyy. Speaking of superstition, I even changed my underwear this week and still no rain.
Ha! Ray you are sick and wrong.
Now we get to wait until Thurs for our next decent chance. it's gonna be a long 3 days.
Been dry, dry, dry over here too...
Fathers day was real good. 3 inches in Miami Springs yesterday. Is it ever muggy this morning, just like June is supposed to be. All you have to do is go outside and move around. The sweat starts to drip off. Hope it lasts. Chris
Actually got 2" yesterday, and like Chris said, it's muggy as hell out this monday and the dark clouds are moving oh so closer.
The sprinkler system is getting a good workout these days. If the forcasts hold up, the rains will soon return.
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