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elf
07-07-2009, 07:26 PM
Seems it's raining outside again. How curious. Has it passed through CT and is it on its way to ME?

Vince Brennan
07-07-2009, 07:37 PM
SWMBO and I were watching the 6PM weather and we saw the map with the thunderwhompers all seemingly marching right along the coast toward the Cape... both of us said it at the same time:

"Oh, Hell! Not AGAIN???"

(We're in Phila!)

SMARTINSEN
07-07-2009, 07:55 PM
It seems that we will not have much of a summer this year.



Has it passed through CT and is it on its way to ME?

It has passed through CT, but is not heading for ME, it is heading for YOU.
http://radar.weather.gov/radar.php?product=N0R&rid=box&loop=yes

Joe Dupere
07-07-2009, 08:38 PM
In Maine it only rains a couple of times each summer. Once for four weeks and once for five weeks. I'm getting tired of this, we have the woodstove going to take the raw chill out of the air!!

Joe, FPoP

B_B
07-07-2009, 10:07 PM
yep, July and the furnace is still on - raining here more than at any time in the last 35 yrs or so.

Combine that with the forest fires last year and this year we get - MORELS! - bumper crop. Got me a hatfull on Sunday and will go out again this weekend.

loverly! ;)

oznabrag
07-07-2009, 10:54 PM
In Maine it only rains a couple of times each summer. Once for four weeks and once for five weeks. I'm getting tired of this, we have the woodstove going to take the raw chill out of the air!!

Joe, FPoP

In Texas it only rains a couple of times each summer. Once for four hours and once for five hours. :D

TMny
07-07-2009, 11:07 PM
This week in particular , CT has a lock on the rain. Today a few ran down the Sound to LI.
Generally NJ/HudsonValley/East-CT is the focus ; this week central & East CT , to RI and the islands ....
hmmmphhh.

rbgarr
07-08-2009, 04:27 AM
Maine's strawberry crop has really suffered this year.

JMAC
07-08-2009, 05:45 AM
I've more puddles than lawn, the lake is as high as it usually is in March. We did have one mostly sunny day recently...Anybody know if there's unusual weather over there in the British Isles? I awoke to the sound of raindrops....again....my little Zucchini plants are pissed!

Fitz
07-08-2009, 05:47 AM
Tough storm here in town yesterday. Vivid and frequent lightning. Concord FD had their hands full with two nearly simultaneous house fires started by lightning. At one point, I dare say it was raining harder than I have ever seen it rain.

Vince Brennan
07-08-2009, 05:57 AM
Tough storm here in town yesterday. Vivid and frequent lightning. Concord FD had their hands full with two nearly simultaneous house fires started by lightning. At one point, I dare say it was raining harder than I have ever seen it rain.

Any more house bisections? With all this rain, I fear that the least wind will be toppling larger trees whose root systems are compromised by such water-logged soil! The "Kid" in Groton reports that his way to work is now blocked almost every time it rains by a flooded underpass (South Road).

O, Seattle! Take ye back thy affliction!

Bill R
07-08-2009, 06:41 AM
Raining like hell here. Of course, most of what I need to do today is outside...

Getting to today's site will be interesting. I checked on it yesterday afternoon, and the flooding in a low spot on the access road was bumper height on the truck. Not gonna be any better today.

Fitz
07-08-2009, 06:58 AM
Hi Vince:

No more bisections, yet. More strong weather predicted for this afternoon though.

rbgarr may recognize this place. It is a nice antique house on the Sudbury River with a long driveway. Concord FD had to string a long length of hose to get to it.

http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/news/x1885885177/Nancy-Road-house-on-fire

JimD
07-08-2009, 09:32 AM
Raining steady here today. My truck is broke. My shoulder hurts.

rbgarr
07-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Fitz-
That's not too far from where you live is it? I've been wondering whether the rivers and lakes there are as high as here. The emergency overflow pipe on the pond (through the dam into the harbor) nearby has been gushing for a week and I haven't seen it topped like this in thirty years. The harbor is muddy from runoff.

Canoez
07-08-2009, 10:03 AM
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwisweb/icons/waterwatch/images/real/me/real.gif

Black dots indicate "HIGH" and Blue dots are >90% percentile for stream flow. The empty dots aren't ranked. Lotta water folks.

I was supposed to be paddling near this next weekend:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwisweb/data/img/USGS.01066000.02.00060.2009.20090701.20090708.1.0. p50.gif

Note the log scale on the vertical axis! :eek:

Glen Longino
07-08-2009, 10:05 AM
In Texas it only rains a couple of times each summer. Once for four hours and once for five hours. :D

Ain't it the truth!
Rained one tenth of an inch here night before last. First rain in two months.
The good Lord could use a re-take in Rain Management 101!

Canoez
07-08-2009, 10:14 AM
The good Lord could use a re-take in Rain Management 101!

Yeah, the Lord has some issues with water. I'm with Doug on his observation from the Lofting the Brewer catboat thread :




Quote:
Originally Posted by cookie http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/images/buttons/viewpost.gif (http://www.woodenboat.com/forum/showthread.php?p=2233066#post2233066)
... and at low tide, well… let me put it this way: you don’t have to be a person of great religion in order to be able to walk home.

That's a keeper:D

Doug



We had a serious gulley-washer at our house last night. Rained for a relatively short period - perhaps 45 minutes. I think we got nearly 3" of rain - maybe more.

rbgarr
07-08-2009, 10:22 AM
Mystic CT got about 6 inches of rain a week or so back. Streets flooded AFAIK.

Captain Intrepid
07-08-2009, 10:45 AM
Rainin' here too. You can tell, cause it's my day off and I need to finish painting the garage.

Fitz
07-08-2009, 02:51 PM
Tornado warning in Hopkinton, MA just now. That is a pretty rare event around these parts.

CarlZog
07-08-2009, 03:47 PM
It seems that we will not have much of a summer this year.

That's an understatement.

elf
07-08-2009, 03:57 PM
Very strange, so much water. We had the sun pop out for about 45 minutes this afternoon and now it's all lowering grey again. I got two boxes of books out of the car and into the house, but there are two more still in the car. I suppose setting up the shelves is as good a use for a day like this as any other thing I might be doing - like baking more bluefish...

elf
07-08-2009, 04:00 PM
http://www.wickedlocal.com/concord/news/x1885885177/Nancy-Road-house-on-fire

Is that a real colonial or a fake one?

Real slate shingles?

What a shame.