Friday, July 25, 2008

Did I Say "Rain"? It's Past The Point Of Stupid Now

Last nite... I can't give you a good description. Here at our house in the last 24 hours, something between 7 and 10 inches, maybe more. It's hard to measure that much rain. A town just north of us recorded 12.1 inches last night. I think we probably got about 5 1/2 inches last night alone. I haven't worked up the courage to look in the basement this morning... I've got an idea what it looks like. Roads are closed everywhere. It's a mess.

We're genuinely concerned with all the rain here in this corner of the state. The ground was already saturated and now it sounds like maybe 2 more days of this.

I need to go find my Ark plans. Later.


Eh, after I posted this Sal and I went out to see how much stuff was under water and the answer is "a lot". Sally got some pics and here's a few of 'em.

These pictures are of Bear Creek, which borders some of our property. Usually it's a 12 to 15 foot wide creek with about 1 to 2 feet of water in it. This is just on the south edge of our farm and it's over 1/4 of a mile wide and rising. More rain is forecast for tonite. More roads are closed than are open... it's pretty ridiculous.

This one is just unreal... that road will be completely gone when the water goes down. There is a soybean field on either side of the road that are total losses obviously. I've guessing the water to be about 4 feet deep over the road in the middle.

The only critter that seemed to be enjoying this whole mess...



Karin said...

How bout you send some of that rain over here to Georgia-we need it bad!

lovesmukiwa said...

That is insane. We have a "burn ban" on because it is so dry here in Northern Alberta. They also measure rain here in millimeters. We totally freaked when we first heard there was rainfall of 30 mm. Then it sunk in.

Anonymous said...

Could we ever used some of that here in Colo. We're going to go poor just trying to keep the garden growing with city water. Hang in there and I just love frogs. Babs

ahr8tch said...


Are you sure what you're doin' is playin' the mandolin and not a rain dance?

I know it's no consolation, but we're in a stage 2 drought here. But you ain't settin' any records there. In the next county South of us, the had 38" in a 24 hour period many years ago.

Hope you get some sunshine soon.

Jerry said...

Man, that is just awful, Jace. I don't understand this weather lately. Dumps and dumps on some areas, and nothing in so many other areas. We've dodged the bullet here a number of times - 7-12 inches west of us, an inch or two here. We had it in '86 - I got a federal declaration out of that one.

I feel for ya, and for all the folks going through that.

Vicky said...

We're doughting here, too, but I don't envy you all that water. It's so heartbreaking for the farmers. Hope all is well with your basement, and you find the ark plans. (Hugs)