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The Rain News [Sep. 13th, 2009|03:30 pm]
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I came home from church and found that last night's "late rain" had added yet more, as I thought.   

So the total for Friday and Saturday was 8.2 inches.    Driving to and front church, and looking at the creeks and rivers, it looked like everything flooded some, but it was all or nearly all runoff:  the North and South San Gabriel rivers are running brown, the creeks all show evidence of a flood pulse yesteday but no clear trickles today.  Springs often take a few days to 'come up' even if they're going to, so we'll have to wait and see.  

I drove through several showers on the way home from church, and saw a good-sized thunderstorm-rain off to the west.   It's not raining here, though there are rain clouds around.  

My sincere and heartfelt sympathies to everyone else who's been struggling with a drought...but I can't help being happy that we got good solid rescue rain.   We can't tell yet if this is "the end of the drought" or just a welcome wet interlude.


[User Picture]From: litch
2009-09-13 10:25 pm (UTC)
I am hoping that a couple tropical systems will come in from the gulf
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-09-14 03:12 am (UTC)
It looks like that tropical wave the birthed the low that gave us rain is going to roll along the whole Gulf Coast. Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: gunhilda
2009-09-14 05:19 am (UTC)
I hope it's the end, but only time will tell. I can't wait to see pics from the land to see how the rain affects things.
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[User Picture]From: masgramondou
2009-09-14 06:36 am (UTC)
Well we got an evening of rain - after a morning which was beautifully sunny. Garden is pleasantly damp this morning. And they promise more for Tuesday/Wednesday which will definitely perk things up if promise turns into reality. That's good because we haven't had any rain to speak of since May/June but then we rarely do so its not been a serious problem or even terribly unexpected, and thank %deity% we've had proper winters for the last couple of years so.

I saw that various people suchas the NOAA have said that there's a weak but strengthening El Niño starting up. I'm not sure what that will do to your weather but its likely to change it from the last couple of years which have been La nina instead. Hopefully that means end of drought for you...
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2009-09-14 02:00 pm (UTC)
El Nino years are generally good for us (I can't ever remember how to get the tilde on the N...people tell me but by the next time I need to use one, I've forgotten.) But they're tough on people in some areas.
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[User Picture]From: allaboutm_e
2009-09-14 03:33 pm (UTC)
Happy for you guys, and slightly envious. Today is supposed to be the end of monsoon season, and we are nearly 4" behind average, with predictions for a cool but dry winter ahead.
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