Well, okay. Now it’s raining.

And raining, and raining. All night long. Some tropical storm over Mexico, says the Jeep’s radio. Insert nonsensical rant about illegal aliens.

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7 Responses to Well, okay. Now it’s raining.

  1. Zelda says:

    Think of the rain as recharge for your aquifer, which will dilute the mineral concentration in your water. A slow steady rain = infiltration. You really don’t want your aquifer drawn down.

    BTW now that you have gutters and downspouts, can you add rain barrels with screened tops so you don’t become a mosquito hatchery and get yourself some extra, low mineral water? With a bit of piping and some valves you could divert rainwater into a barrel that feeds your toilet tank. Plans available on the Internet.

  2. Mike says:

    It could always be worse Joel. A friend in Calgary, Alberta sent my pics of her place. They got an early dusting of snow to the tune of a foot.

  3. Johno says:

    I live in tropical north Queensland, some locations (e.g. Tully, Babinda) can record a metre of rainfall per day of excessive monsoonal or cyclonic weather. Nobody takes much notice of the rain during the Big Wet, although more than two successive weeks of heavy rain and high humidity see some people going a bit troppo.

  4. Joel says:

    Wow. I’ll bet you folks have drainage worked out to a fine science.

  5. Dean says:

    I’m from Western Colorado. We’ll sometimes get 4” of rain! By that I mean one drop every 4”.

  6. I’m generally not superstitious – but I avoid expressing any preference about the weather. “Fickle” is hardly the word. I’m just grateful when I don’t have to abandon what I thought was high ground – and can barely contain myself when I get a steady and slow 1/4″ (of rain…). That means I don’t have to water anything for a day or two.

    One inch in a day can disrupt travel plans around here for the effect on the local roads.

    Attributed to Heinlein – though I can’t source it: Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get.

To the stake with the heretic!