Where is the rain ???

Discussion in 'THE CROTON SOCIETY' started by Moose, May 24, 2011.

Banner funded expressly in recognition and support of Tropiscape.

  1. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,251
    Location:
    West Boca Raton 10b
    Rain today 0.04" oh boy
     
  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    I heard thunder, but the rains stayed away again.
     
  3. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Got a good 15 minute downpour today.
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    7,947
    Location:
    Coral Gables, FL Zone 10b
    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. :)
     
  5. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,251
    Location:
    West Boca Raton 10b
    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.:(
     

    Attached Files:

  6. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    3,135
    Location:
    St. Pete FL
    Just spent 2 hrs watering. Dry as a bone here too. This sucks!
     
  7. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    1,450
    Location:
    DAVIE FL
    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.
     
  8. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,752
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    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.:)
     
  9. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Miami Beach
    Some damage from the storm yesterday at Jeffs!
     

    Attached Files:

  10. waykoolplantz

    waykoolplantz Active Member

    Messages:
    142
    Wow...got some rain...no hail or crazy wind 10 miles east of Jeff's
     
  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Sorry to see that.

    Jeff can the Baobob and Yellow Poinciana be straightened out and salvaged?
     
  12. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Location:
    10
    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
     
  13. Central Floridave

    Central Floridave Active Member

    Messages:
    483
    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!
     
  14. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,251
    Location:
    West Boca Raton 10b
    Ouch, Jeff:eek: We got a spritz yesterday & one today. Nothing I would even consider a shower. A lot of the mulch is still dry.
     
  15. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,752
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    Ray,

    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.
     
  16. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Miami Beach
  17. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Location:
    10
    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.
     
  18. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Miami Beach
    i see your posts!
     
  19. Borgy230

    Borgy230 Active Member

    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    Miami Beach
  20. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Location:
    10
    duh!!!go figure, click on page 2 and my posts show up. Hope yesterdays rain puts life into everything.
     
  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    I love the motorcycle helmet :D
     
  22. palmisland

    palmisland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,251
    Location:
    West Boca Raton 10b
    It's pouring for the first time in months. The satellite just went out. I love it.:D
     
  23. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    No clouds here so it couldn't possibly rain.
     
  24. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    3,135
    Location:
    St. Pete FL
    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.
     
  25. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    A few inland storms now, now only they need to move to the west. The rainy season will be here soon.
     

    Attached Files:

  26. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    Looking good for rain now. :)
     

    Attached Files:

  27. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    A nice 20 minute monsoon with lots and lots of lightning at around 11PM last night.
     
  28. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    3,135
    Location:
    St. Pete FL
    .65" overnight. I'll take it. Too bad I wasn't up to see it. I may have danced in it LOL
     
  29. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,637
    Location:
    Sunny St. Pete, FL
    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.
     
  30. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    I ended up with a light show last night, only received .04 out of it all.
     
  31. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,069
    Location:
    Kona, Hawaii
  32. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    3,135
    Location:
    St. Pete FL
    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. :mad:
     
  33. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    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.
     
  34. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,752
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    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......
     
  35. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Location:
    south Tampa, Bokeelia
    Dryyyyyyy. Speaking of superstition, I even changed my underwear this week and still no rain.
     
  36. junglegal

    junglegal Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    3,135
    Location:
    St. Pete FL
    Ha! Ray you are sick and wrong. :p

    Now we get to wait until Thurs for our next decent chance. it's gonna be a long 3 days. :mad:
     
  37. Crotonologist

    Crotonologist Active Member

    Messages:
    761
    Location:
    southern Louisiana USDA 9a
    Been dry, dry, dry over here too...
     
  38. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

    Messages:
    337
    Location:
    10
    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
     
  39. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,752
    Location:
    South Florida, USA
    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.
     
  40. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

    Messages:
    4,845
    The sprinkler system is getting a good workout these days. If the forcasts hold up, the rains will soon return.
     

Share This Page