Wow, it's actually raining in Central Virginia. 3 days of nice steady rain. :dancing::clapping:
You realize hurricanes have to hit someone hard first before the good after effects come.......lets not wish a big hurricane on anyone.so far 1/8 " won't break any drought but it does help break the ultra dry air and could help with typical afternoon thunderstorms. I let my own lawn go dormant this year after $300+ water bills last year. I had to water under the trees as the leaves blocked the little rain we did have. Now come on Gustov!!!
I agree with that. Without Hurricane's, much of the country would be desert like for many years at a time. Tropical storms replenish the ground water tables, lakes, rivers and streams. Just hit and miss afternoon storms won't do that. Hurricanes are a neccessary evil and I don't wish them on anybody. But they are nature's built in drought busters.Of cource I only want a tropical storm strength low pressure front to move this way. The fact is that if you live along the gulf coast there is a price to pay. The downside is the destruction at the coast but the upside is the drought relief in Atlanta and the south east . Mother nature can be a bit$#. I hope the people of the coast learned a lesson and built a cat 5 home or got the hell out permanently. I feel for the people and their loss but to start all over in the direct path of a known Hurricane area is ...well insane to me. Just like the guy who's house is hit by a tornado in tornado alley. He gets on the news and talks about rebuilding. Not me . There are places in this country that have more moderate weather conditions.
Last week we got over 20" of rain in 48 hrs. I would hate to see what that would have done to you guys!We've had over 4 inches in the past 2 days. Charlotte broke a record at the airport for August 25th, I think. 3.98" in 24 hours. And they got about another 4 inches or so the next day. That made for some bad flooding in parts of the city.
I hear ya, Chesterfield County here and we had a drought just like this one last year.Wow, it's actually raining in Central Virginia. 3 days of nice steady rain. :dancing::clapping: