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    It is pouring rain again!

    Just last week so much rain came down so fast, it flooded many streets in the Twin Cities (MN) and took out the electricity from a lot of homes. Quite a few trees came down too. We didn't have that damage here in Wisconsin, but we did watch the rain that day come in horizontally.

    I believe it has rained every single day for two weeks, and four of those rainfalls have been the flash flooding type. This has made it very difficult for us to get all of our perennials planted! Will be too wet tonight to do any.

    The only good thing I can say is that it's a lot better than the drought that was predicted for our area this year! I remember sweating bullets pulling heavy hoses around trying to keep all our new trees and plants watered when we first moved in about seven years ago.

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    We've had so much rain too! We have had twice the normal amounts of rain for June. Storms came through Monday and Tuesday. Now the humidity is like hitting a brick wall when you go outside!

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    We've been in the high 90s for 2 weeks and it doesn't look any better. We can only water our lawns the day of our scheduled waste pick up. That is also the only day we are allowed to wash our vehicles. $200.00 fine. So we spend a few bucks and go to the car wash instead. We're just the opposite. Never a happy medium

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    my friend in England said they were told to expect cold wet summers for the next 10 years!!

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    So much for global warming!

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    It been raining here too! but the unrelenting humidity that is getting to me!

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    If it isn't raining, it's hot and dry. We can't win in the weather skirmish. Mother Nature rules!
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    Rain. I've heard that word before.
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    We've had the "pineapple express". ( weather system from Hawaii) . Lots of rain and humidity...to the loss of millions of dollars in cherry crops. At least I'm not out pulling weeds in the rain; my DD says it's bad for the plants if I do that! What ever!
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    We could use some of that rain! We will get a hay crop this year - last year we didn't get anything. We've had a wetter spring than we've had for a long time but still no water in our little creek.

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    Lots of rain here in central Virginia this year, too. It's so green and lush it feels like living in a rain forest. Unfortunately the higher afternoon temps we are now having create some pretty serious late day thunderstorms that are bringing high winds. Just today we've had power outages again, and trees down in the area. Many gardens look incredible and will produce much for their family freezers this summer, but others, like mine, have mildew on many plants.

    Beats living in Texas in the summer, though!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    We could use some of that rain! We will get a hay crop this year - last year we didn't get anything. We've had a wetter spring than we've had for a long time but still no water in our little creek.
    Our hay has just been washed by 11 inches of rain in the Friday through Monday. Hope to rake it tomorrow and maybe get it baled--will be really good stuff now, won't it?
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    UGH!!!! Hate all this rain. Live in the Twin Cities, and since last Thursday it's been round after round of storms. Our power was out for 2 days, and we lost huge limbs off two trees. High humidity is making it miserable for those without power. At one point over 610,000 households were without power! Luckily we have a generator, but many people don't and suffered the loss of everything in fridge and freezer! Hoping for some nicer weather!!

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    Saw the topic and thought you were talking about Melbourne, Australia

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    The earth is having a hiccup and we are witnessing it....it has been evolving for billions of years....wonder what the dinosaurs thought when they were witness to that hiccup

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    I think we must be the Seattle of the east! We went from a 6" def. to a 11" surplus.

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    Seattle doesn't typically get downpours, but more of a mist type "rain." However, that's changing, too, as my son in Seattle area said it was raining so hard yesterday that he couldn't even get out of the work van. Maybe he wasn't enthused about that particular job. LOL We've had rain/thunder here in FL for the past month, which is usual for here during the summer months. However, what isn't so cool is that the TV was out for 3 hours last night. Ah well, more sewing time!
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    I have kept track of the amount of rain since May 16 19 inches. I see the sun today! My renter will not be planting my acres this year. supposed to be beans. couldn't even get into the fields at least there will be some income from insurance.
    Lots of wind here many times, no hail for me tho. lots of branches down and so cleanup to do.
    The sun is shining today! they say at least two days without rain. I live in north central Iowa 4 miles from the MN border.
    Wish we could send others some of this rain.

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    This is my 2nd summer living here but my brother has been here for 30 plus yrs and the last 7 summers were droughts but the weather people say that the rain this season has replenished the earth and we are ahead a couple inches. We have had some beautiful storms and showers. But none this past week and the gardens could use a couple hours of a nice steady rain about twice a week -and so could I.

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    We have had lots of rain here too. Trying to make up for the last two years of drought.
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    It's raining too much in Iowa too. We have had flooding and crops washed away. Business and homes are underwater. What a mess! Last year, we had a drought. It's been from one extreme to another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    It been raining here too! but the unrelenting humidity that is getting to me!
    I so agree...
    I have a crop of mushrooms in my lawn that I have to find before the dog does, every time I let her out....I am so tired of all this rain. We had 5" yesterday...and lost the gazebo in the yard. The metal caved in from the weight of the water that couldn't run out the weep holes fast enough.
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    I'm in the Twin Cities and it's just rain, wet and I feel like a moldy pile of mush. Don't get me going on the humidity. I don't remember it being this humid growing up but then I lived a block from a pool and spent 9 hours a day in the water. It's one of those years we will talk about for years. Our power was out but it wasn't even raining or blowing, just went out.
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    Tons of rain here in New Hampshire. Usually we see this in April. So it is a couple months late. For probably a couple weeks we have had pouring rain everyday. We have had some high temps and thunder/lightning storms for several days. If I didn't know better, I would think I was in Florida in the summer.

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    I wish you would send some of it here.

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