Thursday, August 23, 2007

Luck turning? Early morning thunderstorm

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4:30 a.m.: Wake to thunder and lightning and then finally some rain falling around 5 a.m. I take a cup of tea and sit outside on the front porch bench while it comes down. It feels like balm for the soul. When it's over, the rain gauge shows 3/10ths of an inch. More in the forecast for later this morning, around 11 a.m. We'll see.

10 a.m.: Another small thunderstorm cell passing through. We get maybe half a tenth of an inch more, which doesn't quite take the rain gauge to 4/10ths.

Meanwhile, south of the border, more reports of flooding through many parts of the American mid-west. It's hard to believe that we are still so dry.

My friend from Michigan reports:
There's massive flooding in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio. Some parts of those states have received 14 inches of rain with 5 inches on Tuesday, alone. We are lucky to have been on the outskirts of the storm. it's hard to believe that you - in a rather direct line east of here, have no rain. I'm actually beginning to believe the US weather maps that have only white above
the northern US border. There is no weather in Canada, only hot or cold.


  1. no rain today....thank god.....

    I can actually get my FIL's house pumped out today....

    My workplace is still closed due to flooding....

    And the storms ripped up my roof something fierce, you wouldnt believe the holes we have now, able to get it patched today.

  2. We were talking today about which is worse, drought or flooding, and obviously flooding is. Drought might kill a few perennials and trees, wreck crops, and make you feel that your gardening efforts are futile, but having a flood can ruin your house and worse. My sympathies to you, Nickie. My heart goes out to all the people dealing with the flooding disasters.


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