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  1. About ten years ago the local Indian Creek Nature Center was selling rain barrels, so we bought one. It was 100 something $. The barrel cracked and leaked in a couple spots after a couple years and the manufacturer sent us a replacement. The replacement has worked well for several years with no issues. I use the barrel to water the pots and garden. It holds 60+ gallons. There is a faucet low on the barrel where you can attach a hose, but I just open the top and dip the 1.5 gallon watering can into the water to fill it. My house only has two gutter downspouts, with one draining into the barrel, so it only takes 0.20" of rain to fill the barrel. Because water flows into the barrel so quickly during heavy rain, I need to use two overflow hoses. The barrel only comes with one, but I kept the one from the first barrel so I have two. Even two hoses isn't enough when the rain is torrential, but that doesn't happen very often. Of course, if the house gutters emptied into more than two downspouts, less water would flow into the barrel. https://www.wayfair.com/outdoor/pdx/rain-water-solutions-moby-65-gallon-rain-barrel-rnws1001.html
    4 points
  2. Love these clear July evenings. Jupiter and Saturn putting on a show in the SE skies.
    3 points
  3. Funny thing. I’ve appreciated Jesse lately. He’s made some good posts, been nicer to me (thanks I have noticed). Just thought I’d mention it. Life is short.
    3 points
  4. My wife is all about the masks (she is high risk,and works in medical) but she hates the heat, especially since she has hit the point in her life where she has her own personal heatwaves. This week has been rough, and I have been dreading next week. If momma ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy!!
    3 points
  5. The Euro has one chance of rain around here through ten days. It at least appears we can forget about a long-duration heat wave.
    3 points
  6. That small circle of clouds and rain in Nebraska is kinda neat.
    3 points
  7. ORD only recorded a spattering of rain (0.03") while the southern burbs got soaked again. I'm looking forward to a couple days with low humidity and very comfy temps for Thu/Fri. The CF can't come quick enough to get rid of this humidity and usher in some cooler Canadian air. Great sleeping wx later tonight as temps dip into the low/mid 50's for many???
    3 points
  8. 76 here. Would have been a ruined day for Tim and Randy as there were several hours of morning clouds and mist.
    2 points
  9. Had some light 1/3" size hail falling around 2:50 - 3pm, while it was 90 degrees out. It was just light enough that it didn't drop the temperature. Later a brief downpour 3:50 - 4pm. Other than a few faint rumbles nothing major. It's 82 now and smells like rain. I hope I don't go the rest of summer without posting a video on my youtube channel. lol
    2 points
  10. My hundreds of pet slugs are still healthy as can be!
    2 points
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  12. For the month of July I am doing a bit better than the Omaha Eppley reporting station, with about an inch and a half or so of rain in my gauge (0.85" so far this week)... however the precipitation disparity between the really dry areas to the north and east of us and the wetter zones to the south and west is getting ridiculous. Our last chance of rain until the weekend comes in tonight, however it doesn't look to be too significant... after that the heat will be on for the rest of the week until some relief comes late Sunday.
    2 points
  13. I was on the southern edge of this as it came through about 8 AM. Rained hard for about 15 minutes. Humidity is oppressive with no wind to speak of. We actually now have a little standing water in places. Couldn’t say that a few days ago. Sounds like the next few days will be hot and humid. Just what you’d expect in late July in Central Nebraska.
    2 points
  14. I’d like to sip from whatever can their drinking from! Lol!
    2 points
  15. 2 points
  16. Had a massive MP around 4:30 this morning with the wind blowing the inflatable unicorn all around the little kids pool. Currently light drizzle and 56.
    2 points
  17. Woah, what's this.....BN temp streak next week??? Where do I sign??? Boy, did the Euro come in last night with a large area of our Sub starting Tue through Fri feeling more like early Sept with day time highs for some of us across the GL's region. #relief The only caveat when you get a strong HP come down from Canada, it will dry up for a little while around here. Any rain we get during the Sun-Mon period will be a blessing bc I don't foresee to many chances showing up until later during the following week. Both the GEFS/EPS are starting to agree on a potential longer stretch of cooler weather for a lot of us....GEFS and CFSv2 sniffed this pattern out a bit better than the EPS in the LR. Actually, the JMA weeklies did a pretty good job as well.
    2 points
  18. @Sparky...love the photos! Keep 'em coming...gorgeous landscape...btw, your garden and fields are immaculate! You must put your heart and sole into your garden and crop. The rolling hills of Iowa are a vivid memory of when I drove through back in Nov '16.
    1 point
  19. Average high for today at SLE is 84. Record high is 102 set in 1978 and 1928. Good winters followed.
    1 point
  20. In other news, I had a..close call today. Need to stop venturing outside during derechos.
    1 point
  21. Phil's dewpoint was 100. Air temp was only 89.
    1 point
  22. Very gloomy start to the day today. No-sky July. Must be still deepening considering it is very slow to clear and it did not cover the whole Inland Empire this morning. Seems the clouds were at least 1500 ft thick.
    1 point
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  24. Good news is the pattern progression on the EPS looks nothing like the operational. Like, not even remotely close. About 40/52 members are in the troughy camp d10-15 as well. Which, given the state of the WPAC/tropics, would be a favored outcome, in my opinion.
    1 point
  25. Massive! One of my dogs spotted the unicorn moving/bobbing all about from the living room and started alarm barking at it to let me know that a crazed unicorn was about to break into the house!
    1 point
  26. You’ve got a better shot at precipitation up there than us folks south of Seattle the next couple days. You’ll get your wish!
    1 point
  27. Yep, it starts up in the glaciers of the Rockies, but it moderates quite a bit through the warm interior valleys. It looks like it averages around 65F near Hope in the summer:
    1 point
  28. Once the heat misers stop whining for a few days you know it’s just a matter of time before things start spontaneously combusting.
    1 point
  29. komo is going for 89 on monday and 88 on tuesday ouch
    1 point
  30. There's been kind of a contrast between Omaha and Lincoln lately! Grass is green and corn is tall. KLNK is at 5.19" for the month - KOMA (northeast corner) only has 1.10", though I think the rest of of the city and surburbs have closer to 2". Hopefully you guys over there can get some decent banding soon.
    1 point
  31. Makes me ill. I don’t know if growing up on the water and my parents and grandparents teaching me about how to be responsible on the water...And witnessing first hand jetski and boating accidents right out in front of our place has made me a very cautious boater/jetskier. I have also taken boating safety classes and of course have my boaters license, but some people just get on these very powerful machines and just go crazy. Makes the rest of us responsible people look bad as well unfortunately. I will never forget when a 14 or so year old girl lost an entire arm from a jetski accident right out from our dock in the cove, that was about 20yrs or so ago but I still remember the screaming to this day...God awful.
    1 point
  32. I picked up 0.14" this morning and then another 0.14" last hour from another decent cell. I'm happy with today's result. I'm up to 2.78" in July. Sparky can't buy any rain.
    1 point
  33. Hello from Layton, UT (near SLC). Smoggy and 92°F.
    1 point
  34. It’s adorable how you two rediscover each other every 24-48 hours.
    1 point
  35. I saw one report of 3/4"th at the CR. airport. Probably is legit as it looked like it passed mostly south of Hawkeye.
    1 point
  36. Isostatic rebound. The cordilleran ice sheet is responsible for the majority of the unique geography of the puget sound area, including the most notable features of north bend (mt si fins, rattlesnake ledge, little si).
    1 point
  37. I’ll take 70* water over 57* water if i flip in my kayak!
    1 point
  38. Got just below an inch here last night. All of a sudden things are looking green again.
    1 point
  39. Still windy with much more sunshine today. The wind is making a big mess.
    1 point
  40. Rather unusual gloomy offshore wind event today.
    1 point
  41. Despite the clouds looking thin, the rain continues to come down nonstop.
    1 point
  42. 1.70" as of 5:15 AM for Lake Forest and still pouring out there.
    1 point
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