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Dramatic Downpour

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Holy cow, did we ever get a dose of dramatic weather last night. The rain came down so fast and hard we had over 3-inches within about 45-minutes, much of it during the time when the weather service had declared a Tornado Warning for our county.

Cyndie’s garden went from being a little too dry to a lot too wet.









We ate home-grown peas from the garden for lunch yesterday! No pesticides, no chemicals, no shipping required. Just pick, wash, and eat.

Everything in the garden got washed last night. The path from the house down to the chicken coop became a river.

Cyndie went out to close the chicken door when it seemed like there might be a break in the downpour intensity, but the hens weren’t in yet. They were huddled underneath the coop and didn’t want to move. The pause in the rainfall rate was short-lived. By the time she got geared up to make her dash, it was already picking up speed again.

When she eventually returned to the house, there was standing water in her boots and she was soaked through all the way to her underwear.

That was definitely one heck of a downpour.



Written by johnwhays

June 29, 2020 at 6:00 am

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  1. Oh my!

    Jim Parker

    June 30, 2020 at 10:47 am

  2. We had a rather forceful downpour last evening as well but our downpour was of a much shorter duration. The cat who normally pays little attention to the weather sat up on the back of the sofa and watched out the window.

    • Just heard from Cyndie the two rain gauges we have were both overflowing beyond their 6 inches overnight and it was still raining and power was out. What a night!


      June 29, 2020 at 10:59 am

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