Tuesday, July 21, 2009

When it rains, it pours!!!

We tied our record for consecutive days with no measurable rainfall.....56 days. Then the heavens opened up. We had a very short, intense storm Sunday evening that still recorded as only a trace of rain. Then last night, a real doozy came through. The recording equipment at the airport's weather station got knocked down, so they don't know official rain fall amounts yet, but from looking at the doppler, they are estimating 5 to 7 inches, and the storm only lasted two hours. Lots of hail (reports of baseball sized a few miles away) and winds up to 60mph. There were a few funnel shaped clouds, but apparently no damage that looks like it was from a tornado, so there is a little controversy brewing about whether anything actually touched down or not. Last night the backyard was pretty flooded (the ground was WAY too dry to handle that much rain that quick), but it was nice to still see some moisture on the ground this morning. They're predicting more rain/storms tonight and tomorrow. I know we're extremely behind on our yearly rainfall, but I'd like to avoid getting it all back in two days!

1 comment:

Casey, Alicia, and Ada said...

HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad you found me, so I can now follow yours! :) Mine is nothing deep, opinionated, profound, etc.... just randomness for our family to follow when they're bored!! :)

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