Where is the rain ???

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

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  1. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Once again the forcast was way off. They called for 40% today like Moose stated, there wasn't squat around. Clear and warm. Another blown forcast in my opinion.
     
  2. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    1/2" here Friday morning.
     
  3. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    :cool: Its raining, yeah!!! :eek:
     
  4. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Need rain again. :(

    Scott, your new avatar looks like me after my fifth cup of coffee. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    A few sprinkles the last couple of days. Not enough to get the understory stuff wet.

    Getting a nice rain right now! :)
     
  6. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    I'm still waiting for the first measurable rainfall in over a month. The sprinklers and garden hoses have been working overtime. Tampa hit 87F the last two days and I can actually say some cooler weather would be welcome. It is after all only St. Patrick's Day. The spider mites are running roughshot through the garden.
     
  7. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ray, Not looking good for rain anytime soon.
     

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  8. pocomo

    pocomo Active Member

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    Got about 3" Thursday and Friday. A welcome respite from all that watering. And still just been in the lower 80's. South Florida is about the only place from the central US to the east coast that's not 20 or 30 degrees above normal. My place in Arkansas is already in the 80's and the summer time there gets around 110 or above. It seems to get hotter every year there lately. It doesn't look good for rain in the central US and there is no snow pack to keep the reservoirs up. Weird year or global warming. Love that east coast weather, but how long will it last?
     
  9. junglegal

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    I can't keep up with the watering. My yard is frying. No rain in sight either.
     
  10. ScotTi

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    The small chance of rain we had for Wed and Thurs is now removed from the forecast. A hot 86f again today.
     

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  11. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A balmy 87F today with a whopping 20% rain chance Friday. This spring and summer is going to be a complete reversal from last year when rain was abundant.
     
  12. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Ray, You can scratch that 20% rain chance for Friday.
     

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  13. Moose

    Moose Esteemed Member

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    Seeing lots of clouds coming off the gulf heading towards the Tampa Bay region this morning. Hope these clouds produce some much needed rain for ya! ;)

    When watering it may be prudent to do so at sunset. Giving the plants an opportunity to absorb water overnight while temperatures are lower. Less evaporation from the soil and transpiration from the leaves. Crotons do absorb water from the wet leaves. :)

    Ray - did you get your drip system installed? :confused:
     
  14. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Ron,

    Not yet. My plate is full right now and that one's not near the top of the list.

    Scott,

    Now the scrubbed rain chances are back in the forecast for the remainder of the week. There's even a whopping 30% in for tomorrow. For some reason, I'm not overly excited.
     
  15. Moose

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    Scott, Bren & Ray - start painting your house. It will surely rain then! :eek:
     
  16. ScotTi

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    You know its hot when...
     

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  17. junglegal

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    A friend in Sarasota just bragged about a rain storm. Still sucking in St. Pete. Damn. Lubbers and spider mites are taking over.
     
  18. ScotTi

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    I feel lucky not to have problems with Lubbers. Must be the patrol of the water birds from the lake.
     
  19. Crazy for Crotons

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    Scott,

    I normally don't have Lubbers but a huge "flock" of little ones popped up on some Tampa Verbena planted on my easement. I gave them some Sevin for breakfast before they turned into voracious monsters.
     
  20. Moose

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    Scott - I don't think there is a critter that will dine on a Lubber Grasshopper. Once I threw one in a pond deep in the middle of the Everglades. A Large Mouth Bass quickly hit it and spit it out 10 seconds later. A Large Mouth Bass will pretty much eat anything if that tells ya anything. :(

    Gotta kill them as juveniles - really resistant to chemical treatments as adults. They start eating the tender plants then move on to just about anything once the tender plant source of food has diminished.

    I hate 'em! :mad:
     
  21. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately, crotons are not in their meal plan.
     
  22. ScotTi

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    Give me a 30% rain chance anytime. 1.12" in Scottland this evening :)
     

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  23. junglegal

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    Scott...you suck! :p
    I can't remember what rain looks like! Everthing is skirting me!!!!
     
  24. ScotTi

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    :) A total of 1.57" yesterday!
     
  25. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    Just shy of 1 inch here.
     
  26. Moose

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    Finally got a little yesterday. :p
     
  27. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A little what?
     
  28. junglegal

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    Well, they just changed the forecast a little more in favor for this area. Dragging this hose around is exhausting. Fingers crossed!
     
  29. ScotTi

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    Looks like rain for the bay area today. :)
     

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  30. Phil Stager

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    A whole 1/4" here and during the CFPACS meeting....
     
  31. Moose

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    I am grateful for this mornings showers! Plants are loving it. :D
     
  32. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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    A good 1/4" last night with more expected tonight.
     
  33. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    a whopping .4" or 10mm here in the south Pinellas desert....
     
  34. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    It's pouring as I type. Yahoooo!
     
  35. Moose

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    Nothing here. :(

    Went and mowed the lawn in anticipation of the storms seen on the radar. Lots of gusty winds all morning. I see the dark clouds to the North. Hopefully I'll get lucky soon. :eek:
     
  36. Moose

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    Missed me :mad: Last ditch effort to call on the rain gods - cranked up BBQ grill, loaded with ribs.

    Didn't work :(
     
  37. ScotTi

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    Don"t feel bad Ron. Last night the radar in the Gulf looked as I would get hit. All moved south as it came close to the coast. Got nothing at all. Sprinklers are on now,
     
  38. Crazy for Crotons

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    Nothing significant here in 2 weeks. Even the small patches of grass under the oaks started to wilt yesterday. It's time to crank up this thread and wash your car so we get some rain.
     
  39. Crazy for Crotons

    Crazy for Crotons Well-Known Member

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  40. Phil Stager

    Phil Stager Well-Known Member

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    Not to worry - it all fizzled out before making landfall in the south Pinellas desert; next chance is Saturday which would be a washout for Mainsail Arts Festival on the waterfront.
     

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