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Friday, 25 May 2018

First Rain 2018

We've been waiting for rain. Rain has been forecast a few times, but nada. Crops & pasture have been slow to appear. Really slow, & mostly brown. You can imagine how impressed the ponehs have been with that sitch.  
Last night though, we got a full meal deal here @ the 4Shoes! 
Yep, full on lightning, thunder, high winds, monsoon-style rain, &, just for giggles, hail too. 
6 miles away @ the Wildrose, all they got was a gentle shower...   So boring. 
This rain barrel started the day out empty.
The storm lasted a total of 20 minutes. 
Promptly upon the storms end, frog song rose to a deafening level. Humidity is now sky high & air conditioning is no longer an option if I am to retain my sanity.
Garden check this morning revealed some broken kohlrabi stocks, but otherwise no damage. Thankfully the hailstones last night were tiny; in this video you can see little flashes of white flying everywhere. 
By noon, Mother Nature had begun steam cooking the Interlake region like it's her full time job paying triple overtime. Crops should be good this year now; I, on the other hand, will have to be most careful not to melt. 

9 comments:

  1. Geez! I hate it when it all comes at once. Sounds like you got jipped a spring. I'd complain!

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    1. The sign on MN's door reads, "Don't like your weather? Call 1-800-fuc-kyou"

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    2. Also? The sky is black & another storm is almost upon us.
      I *really, really* hope She skips the hail tonight; I just got most of my bedding plants into the ground this morning!

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  2. We’ve had those storms all spring and it’s ridiculous the amount of water it dumps in a short time. We also had the added bonus of a small tornado. We didn’t lose trees or power but my daughter in another town did. The crews are still cleaning up the mess and thousands are still without power. I don’t ever remember having a tornado around here. Were on the east coast of northern N.Y. Not Kansas like the Wizard of Oz! Crazy weather! Hope you don’t get hit hard.

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    1. OMG, that sounds terrible, I'm so sorry! Gosh I hope you all get right sooner than later.
      This region is actually the Canadian version of Oklahoma's tornado alley. We've never been directly hit @ the 4Shoes, but within 2 miles of here a couple years ago an entire line of 100 year old maples were uprooted. One of our feeders was struck by lightning and flipped down the pasture; the storm the other day threw a cattle shelter upside down and 20 feet down the pasture (no cows were harmed by MN's shenanigans). It's been so dry this year though, that even that amount of water sunk straight into the dirt and left the surface dry within hours.

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  3. Love those flash rains!! Glad the veggies were mostly unharmed! Just think of the humidity as your new outdoor sauna, the wet saunas are so much more enjoyable than the dry ones 😍

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    1. Who would have guessed that you would prefer the wet saunas? ;-p

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  4. Rain is welcome after a dry spell.

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  5. What a rain...thanks so much for the video. I love to hear a good downpour with some lightening and thunder. Well that is unless I'm asleep or outside! Have a great day!

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