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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:31 PM

We have rain! Sheets of it!

Wind, lightening, and rain. First real storm of the summer and lots of dry ground out there to soak it up.

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Reply We have rain! Sheets of it! (Original post)
Skidmore Aug 2012 OP
geckosfeet Aug 2012 #1
xmas74 Aug 2012 #2
Skidmore Aug 2012 #5
itsrobert Aug 2012 #11
DURHAM D Aug 2012 #20
itsrobert Aug 2012 #27
MineralMan Aug 2012 #21
efhmc Aug 2012 #33
Puglover Aug 2012 #34
magical thyme Aug 2012 #36
marmar Aug 2012 #38
Katashi_itto Aug 2012 #40
UnrepentantLiberal Aug 2012 #52
dballance Aug 2012 #58
slackmaster Aug 2012 #39
xmas74 Aug 2012 #55
tridim Aug 2012 #3
Skidmore Aug 2012 #13
hfojvt Aug 2012 #46
Bluerthanblue Aug 2012 #4
Skidmore Aug 2012 #14
itsrobert Aug 2012 #6
seabeyond Aug 2012 #7
malaise Aug 2012 #8
Skidmore Aug 2012 #16
malaise Aug 2012 #19
DURHAM D Aug 2012 #22
Skidmore Aug 2012 #26
louis-t Aug 2012 #31
Baitball Blogger Aug 2012 #9
NYC_SKP Aug 2012 #10
brewens Aug 2012 #12
Frustratedlady Aug 2012 #15
Skidmore Aug 2012 #17
catbyte Aug 2012 #44
Frustratedlady Aug 2012 #50
janlyn Aug 2012 #18
MineralMan Aug 2012 #23
lunasun Aug 2012 #24
Skidmore Aug 2012 #29
gkhouston Aug 2012 #25
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #28
tpsbmam Aug 2012 #30
Frustratedlady Aug 2012 #35
efhmc Aug 2012 #32
MI_State_Too Aug 2012 #37
Itchinjim Aug 2012 #41
BumRushDaShow Aug 2012 #42
azurnoir Aug 2012 #43
scarletwoman Aug 2012 #45
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #47
ailsagirl Aug 2012 #48
benld74 Aug 2012 #49
MuseRider Aug 2012 #51
calimary Aug 2012 #53
madrchsod Aug 2012 #54
Brigid Aug 2012 #56
bvar22 Aug 2012 #57

Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:32 PM

1. Congrats. Watch for erosion. Where is this?

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:33 PM

2. Where are you?

We had a bit about 4 am here in W Central MO.

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Response to xmas74 (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:35 PM

5. Southeastern Iowa. We have had almost no measurable rain this summer

and lots of high temps. It looks like a wasteland here. In 2008. we had so much water you couldn't give it away. Feast or famine.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:38 PM

11. Don't you guys believe in reservoirs?

You know a place to store water for the dry spells?

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #20)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:59 PM

27. Yes, some dry up

Happens all the time. Let me guess, many planned and built prior to the 1970s.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:55 PM

21. Snark much? Grumpy or anything?

For pete's sake, someone's celebrating some much needed rain, and you come into the thread and dump on it.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:06 PM

33. Had a dry creek and 7 dry tanks last year on family's property in Texas.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:07 PM

34. Man...

what is your deal? Nasty much?

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:30 PM

36. ever hear of climate change?

 

you know, desertification? A couple 100 year droughts every decade? 100 year floods in between?

Or were you trying to be helpful by, you know, raining on somebody else's parade?

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:36 PM

38. Who pissed in your Cheerios?

nt

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:48 PM

40. You don't get laid much do you...?

 

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:25 PM

52. Yep,

 

it's Robert.

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Response to itsrobert (Reply #11)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 06:01 PM

58. Gee, why not kick them in the nuts some more?

 

You are not a nice person.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:42 PM

39. That's good news but it must be too late to save a lot of peoples' crops

 

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:40 PM

55. Missouri looks the same.

Almost no rain and 100+ temps.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:34 PM

3. Are you in Iowa?

I've been watching the wundermap radar all morning. It's a little obsession of mine.

I want it to rain for a week straight. That'd be really nice.

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Response to tridim (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:41 PM

13. We should be so lucky ask to get that much rain.

Some of the ponds have dried up, rivers are low, and the ground is cracked and parched.

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Response to tridim (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:51 PM

46. they are calling for a 40% chance of scattered strong storms

between 8 and midnight.

It's been awfully dry here too, of course, but I still don't think I could take more than four hours of rain.

Usually after that much I fall on the ground, kicking and screaming "make it stop, make it stop, please make it stop."

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:34 PM

4. so glad you have water coming down!

hope the wind and lightining don't cause damage-

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Response to Bluerthanblue (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:43 PM

14. Thanks, Blue.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:35 PM

6. Spain?

n/t

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:36 PM

7. YEA for you. we dont. though, it dropped 10 degrees here. only mid 90's

 

and possible rain tonight. possible is better than no chance.

enjoy.

party time. lol

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:36 PM

8. Good for the corn

Rain is good

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:45 PM

16. The corn crop is in really bad shape.

A lot of farmers have turned the stalks in to silage. Many of them were seeing no ears or ears with few kernels on them.

I had a load of blackberries on the brambles this spring and was looking forward to a bumper crop but they literally cooked before they could ripen in the heat we had.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:52 PM

19. This should help

Enjoy

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #16)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:55 PM

22. Unfortunately I doubt they are getting much mileage out of the silage.

The pictures I have seen are heartbreaking and the stories about next year's crop likely being just as bad is really frightening.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #22)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:58 PM

26. I hope we don't have another winter like last one--dry and on the warm side.

We came into the warmer seasons with no real ground moisture and the soil was much warmer than normal.

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:01 PM

31. Rain. Wet. Good.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:36 PM

9. Careful driving out in the first rains. Roads will be slick.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:37 PM

10. Keep dry!!!!

 

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:38 PM

12. Awesome. Here in north central Idaho, we've had a pretty wet summer so far, for us. We can easily

handle dry the rest of the way. I hope all the areas that need it get some rain.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:45 PM

15. I've got a fine drizzle and thunder, but no downpour.

I'd even take the "red" in the weathermap just to get some rain, but it divides and goes above or below us. It has done that all summer. It's almost like we have a wall around us to keep out the rain. I doubt this one will do much for the crops. They are beyond help.

It will sure be nice to have those cooler temps for a while. It was SO humid and hot early this morning that it took my breath away, but we should drop into the 70s.

The birds are standing in and enjoying the drizzle.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:46 PM

17. This has been our experience this summer.

The rain either went in a line two counties to the north on the Minnesota border or further south into Missouri. It has been one miserable summer.

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #15)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:27 PM

44. i live in Grand Rapids, MI and it's like we have rain repellant

Over the city. Storms just split to the north and to the south while we are parched. Training thunderstorms all around us and here even the weeds won't grow. Worst I've seen since 1988. They're forecasting storms tonight, keeping fingers crossed. This hot & dry so close to Lake Michigan is almost unheard of.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #44)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:06 PM

50. Yes, wouldn't you think you'd be able to produce your own rain?

That is the strange thing about this summer. Our humidity and temps have been so high, you'd think they would bring more rain, but I guess my brain is on drought status, as well.

At least we are now in the high 70s. That sure beats the high 90-100s.

There is a stream of moisture coming up from the SW, so maybe we'll all get more rain when it hits the cooler temps. Otherwise, what little drizzle we got was just enough to raise the humidity and nothing more.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:50 PM

18. Rain Gods

Oh, Please ask the rain gods to send some our way...LOL

I am almost to the point of doing a rain dance...And since I am only 1/16th Osage the resulting dance ain't gonna be pretty!! Ha!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:55 PM

23. Good news. You folks have been dry as a bone.

I hope more comes soon.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:56 PM

24. hope it moves over to Illinois -we need it 2

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Response to lunasun (Reply #24)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:59 PM

29. It's making its way eastward.

Hope the strength of this storm holds out for you.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:57 PM

25. Excellent. Hope you don't get too much of it all at once. n/t

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 01:59 PM

28. Yea!!! Glad to hear it!!! Send some this way too!!! n/t

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:00 PM

30. I have this picture in my head of lots of Iowans out doing celebratory rain dances!

Wonderful. Hope you don't get so much it causes whole new problems. Hallelujah!



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Response to tpsbmam (Reply #30)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:07 PM

35. I would, but the neighbors would call for a "happy" wagon to come take me away.

It has stopped. I havent gotten enough to make a rivulet down the driveway. Hopefully, more is on the way but I'm not holding my breath.

Maybe I should go out and wash my windows. It ALWAYS rains the day after.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:04 PM

32. WONDERFUL!!!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:33 PM

37. Awesome

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:49 PM

41. Coming down big time here in the Quad Cities.

Love it!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:50 PM

42. Congrats and glad you got it

Having something to moisten the ground helps to start to break the cycle. Hopefully folks in the central U.S. can cash in on some of Ernesto's rain if it manages to head that way and survive as a tropical rainstorm.

We got some rain here at the same time that you posted! Lots of thunder and lightning and old fashioned showers with huge drops of rain that moved in disconnected sheets. Now it's more slop bin then the slop bin that we were having.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:19 PM

43. Congratulations

enjoy the rain hopefully cooler weather is behind it

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:50 PM

45. I'm very happy for you! It must be such a relief.

This has been a terrible summer for the corn belt. Scary bad.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:54 PM

47. We had rain this morning, too. Light sprinkles on the roof for a few minutes.

 

But that is extremely abnormal and practically unheard of - it's AUGUST, for crying out loud - in the San Fernando Valley. I've been here 29 years and I don't think I have ever seen a drop in August.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 03:58 PM

49. STL got thunderstorm this morning, good drenching, another 10-15 of these,,,,

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:23 PM

51. Good for you!

I think it passed just North of us this morning, we are still waiting for a good first of the summer soaker but I am always happy to see someone else get it. We all need it. Enjoy, I bet if feels wonderful!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:26 PM

53. Good to hear, but it sounds like you need LOTS of it. But hopefully, nicely spaced out, too.

We know all about the torrents that come after brushfire season, when everything is dry and the ground doesn't have much to hold it in place. You guys need your top soil to stay where it is! I would hope you get doses of it with some drying-out time between dowsings. That way, the ground has a chance to absorb the water and you have less wasteful run-off.

Good to hear that the rain finally came, though! I hope the crops can be salvaged!

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:35 PM

54. just went through my part of northern Illinois

ya it`s nice to have cool rain instead of heat and humidity

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 04:54 PM

56. We got some here in Indy a couple of hours ago.

A brief but heavy storm came through. We'll take it. We, too, have had very little rain this summer.

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Response to Skidmore (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 05:22 PM

57. Wow. Send some this way (West/Central Arkansas).

We've tried everything.

Washing the cars.

Leaving the windows down

Hanging laundry outside

Power tools laying outside in the yard

Dancing naked under the full moon at midnight


Nothing working here.
No rain.

The spring is still running ice cold and clear,
so we consider ourselves lucky.
If that dries up, we will be in real trouble.

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