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Reply Sun 24 Jul, 2011 08:54 pm
This is the first rain I've heard this whole year.

My roof happens to leak so it isn't all good, but mostly it's great.
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jul, 2011 09:01 pm
@ossobuco,
How bad is the leak?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 24 Jul, 2011 09:03 pm
@Reyn,
Buckets in places. But it doesn't rain here much.
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wayne
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2011 10:33 am
We had just a small bit of rain yesterday, the first in 2 months.
This brought about an interesting phenomena, people standing around in the rain.
Apparently, long dry spells have a direct effect on our spirit.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2011 10:38 am
@wayne,
I went out and stood in the drizzle for a while last night. I'm hoping for another opportunity to do that today.
wayne
 
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Reply Mon 25 Jul, 2011 10:46 am
@ehBeth,
I'm ready for more too.
I thought it was rather interesting that everyone ( it seems ) had the same reaction to the rain, normally I would avoid standing in it.
I never knew rain could feel so good.
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JPB
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 04:37 am
Sorry about your roof, osso, and glad y'all are getting a bit of relief.

I'm hoping Swimpy is ok with 8 - 14" of rain in the past 24 hours and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon. We've had about 1.5" on top of 2+ the day before. Everything is soggy, no significant flooding nearby that I know of.

Rainfall totals
http://radblast-mi.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=DVN&brand=wui&num=6&delay=15&type=NTP&frame=0&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&t=1311849320&lat=42.55752182&lon=-90.69078064&label=Dubuque%2C+IA&showstorms=0&map.x=400&map.y=240&centerx=400&centery=240&transx=0&transy=0&showlabels=1&severe=0&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&smooth=0

Radar
http://radblast-mi.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/radar/WUNIDS_map?station=DVN&brand=wui&num=6&delay=15&type=N0R&frame=0&scale=1.000&noclutter=0&t=1311849607&lat=42.55752182&lon=-90.69078064&label=Dubuque%2C+IA&showstorms=0&map.x=400&map.y=240&centerx=400&centery=240&transx=0&transy=0&showlabels=1&severe=0&rainsnow=0&lightning=0&smooth=0
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 05:39 am
@JPB,
Yikes! for Swimpy.

for us, we have 20% or 30% chance of rain for a few days in a row. None right here so far.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 03:18 pm
@ossobuco,
Night before last, it rained here too. I know it did because after the thunder, lightning, and being blown around by the wind, the sun came up and there were little mud spots on the windshield.
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 04:01 pm
@ossobuco,
Rain? You wanna know about rain? I've been told on pretty good authority that my current place of residence -- Hilo, HI (that's on the so-called Big Island of Hawaii itself) -- is the only place on earth where things that aren't even metal can rust.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 04:07 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
That's beginning to sound good..
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 04:12 pm
@ossobuco,
That's easy for you to say, Osso.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 28 Jul, 2011 04:50 pm
I don't need no stinking rain. Let it rain in Durango till the mudslides ease the houses into the river. We get our water from the river, not rainfall.
MMarciano
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:54 pm
We are currently having a thunder storm in Tampa Bay, pouring outside!
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 12:58 pm
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 07:47 pm
@roger,
roger wrote:

I don't need no stinking rain. Let it rain in Durango till the mudslides ease the houses into the river. We get our water from the river, not rainfall.


The rain in Spain
Falls mainly on the plain

Lerner & Lowe

The rain Durango
Does mainly a tango

Roger

Btw, Rog, you say that you get your water from the river, not from rain. Wonder where that river gets its water? The Rio Grande is practically a dry gulch most of the year, at least until it reaches the Texas border. In El Paso it's a river, not much north of there.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 08:20 pm
@Setanta,
Awwwww, I loved that. Hadn't seen it before.
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roger
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:09 pm
@Lustig Andrei,
I imagine even our rivers get their water from rain and mountain snow melt. The Animas starts essentially at Silverton Colorado, maybe 40 miles north of Durango. The mighty San Juan's headwaters are Wolf Creek Pass, also in Colorado.

The South Fork of the Rio Grande also rises from Wolf Creek Pass, not many feet from the San Juan. On a rainy day, you can see the distinct beginnings of both. When you translate Rio Grande, you do get the idea that those who named it weren't used to much in the way of rivers.

I don't know why the Lower Rio Grande would be larger than the upper. We also have the La Plata here, and it completely disappears for stretches as irrigation water is taken out, and reappears when the ditches return to the rivers. Maybe a similar effect takes place with the Rio Grande.
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Ragman
 
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Reply Mon 29 Aug, 2011 10:12 pm
@MMarciano,
I thought a few of those lighning bolts here in Sarasota were going right through my place. One or two of them set off a few car alarms in the parking lot.
MMarciano
 
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Reply Tue 30 Aug, 2011 05:34 am
@Ragman,
Same in Tampa, when I left for lunch it was raining so hard the wiper blades couldn't keep up.
 

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