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Re: Re: Rain finally!!!

Ended up the weekend w/ 7" total in the rain gauge, so you know we got more
than that!   Very exciting.  One or two more storms like that and we'll be
pretty close to caught up.

On 3/20/06, TeichFlora@aol.com <TeichFlora@aol.com> wrote:
> Pam, I'm so thrilled for you!!! Hope you get enough to bring you closer to
> normal.  You all needed it more than we did, so I'm thrilled for
> you!!!!!
> We've been told since a week now that we have a 75-80% chance of rain,
> including severe storms EVERY day.....but nothing.  Just a sprinkle
> here  and
> there, enough to make you THINK it will rain.  Beautiful days, a
> bit  overcast at
> times, but that just kept the temps down nicely.  Had a great  day for the
> plant sale too.  But had to water every day.  The  winds dry things out so
> fast,
> and then no rain!!
> Last night they showed a strong line of "super cell" storms heading east
> across Texas.  Was to hit San Antonio first, then us.  Put all of  South
> Central
> and East Texas under tornado watches and warnings......so braced  for the
> worst, hoped for the best.   Woke up this morning....storms to  the south,
> north
> and east.  Looked outside, my rain buckets have about an  inch or two.  Do
> we
> have a giant umbrella over this area or what?????
> Talked to my mom yesterday, they have water rationing starting
> already....a
> bit early in the year.  They needed the rain bad.  Hope she got some  at
> least.  Can't imagine if they have water rationing already, what
> the  summer will
> be like.
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
> In a message dated 3/19/2006 9:16:52 PM Central Standard Time,
> gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:
> Well I  am pleased to share that it has been raining here since Friday
> night.   As of 4 this afternoon, had five inches in the rain gauge, but I
> know we  actually got more than that.  Still coming down and another
> line  of
> storms moving in will hit here probably about 1am or so.  Two days  ago we
> had red flag (fire) warnings and now we're under the first flash  flood
> watch
> I've seen since last year about this time.    Considering we were 16
> inches
> behind before this hit, this will help.   Won't get us back to where we
> should be w/ the lakes and all, but it will  help a lot.   A few more
> weekends like this and we'll be in  tolerable shape for the normal summer
> drought.  I hope that's all it  is this year.  Three months or drought I
> can
> stand, 12 months is  ridiculous.   So keep up the good wishes for rain.
> They
> finally seem to be working!
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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