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Here is SW Florida we did well, I had 10.02" of rain in the month of July. Today we received .44". I hope you guys that are on the dry side get some good rain soon.

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Bill H2DB

  Daytona Beach official July rain =   0.71 , coming in a single event , early in the month .

Dry ,very dry ,  but on the bright side , less Skeeters .

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gsytch

July finished well above normal in rainfall, in excess of 10 inches. It rained so often, just not the torrential deluges, just good rains consistently. Even today, we had an afternoon 20 minute rain. Thundering again now. I see how dry the east coast was for July. Amazing when we get into patterns. June for me, hot and dry. I think this week's moisture should enable everyone to get rains. An excessive amout of moisture is pluming up from the tropics. :rolleyes:

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gsytch

It has been raining since Friday HARD, on and off but mostly steady. I would say easily 4-5 inches worth, Clouds have kept temps down, and other than the extra humidity, it has been quite pleasant. Even the AC in the house is not going on much. However, this rain is not always good for the plants...too much can hurt. It will be nice to see the sun out soon, I hope.

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RedRabbit
28 minutes ago, gsytch said:

It has been raining since Friday HARD, on and off but mostly steady. I would say easily 4-5 inches worth, Clouds have kept temps down, and other than the extra humidity, it has been quite pleasant. Even the AC in the house is not going on much. However, this rain is not always good for the plants...too much can hurt. It will be nice to see the sun out soon, I hope.

I think you're getting a lot more than we are this time around. It has maybe rained 1" here.

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Rusty on Pine Is.
On 8/1/2016, 6:29:01, Palmaceae said:

Here is SW Florida we did well, I had 10.02" of rain in the month of July. Today we received .44". I hope you guys that are on the dry side get some good rain soon.

You should consider yourself fortunate........as close as i am to you, July totaled 2.65 inches, and most of the events were less than .3 inches.  August is shaping up a bit better....it's still early.

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palmsOrl

Despite 1.65" on Thursday, we have had nothing since and have just not had a sustained normal rainy season pattern this summer.  We may have a wet remainder to August and September.  Still, I declare this rainy season, in a traditional sense, a bust.

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Las Palmas Norte

Looks like parts of Florida are in for some HEAVY rain.

link >>> Florida Rain

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palmsOrl
10 hours ago, Las Palmas Norte said:

Looks like parts of Florida are in for some HEAVY rain.

link >>> Florida Rain

Let's hope so!  Without major flooding of course.

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gsytch

It continued heavy yesterday, and with several; more inches. It is currently raining yet again, after some heavier showers. Outlook has heavy showers this morning coming ashore. I would say this event yielded 8 plus inches so far. Feast or famine is how the rainy season goes lately. It seems like the sun may never appear! :o

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cm05

Only 0.22" so far this month, hoping for a thunderstorm soon, it's HOT, feels like 106 right now.

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palmsOrl

Normal rain this past week, finally!  Hope it lasts.

 

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gsytch

Two dry, sunny days before last night helped. Today we just missed a big storm, so the drying continues. Lord did the yard JUMP with this rainfall. Saturday is suppose to be drier, which will also help. Just hope it doesn't go away completely.B)

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PalmatierMeg

6" so far this month.

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_Keith

18" in last 36 hours and still coming.  Flooding abounds.

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Ed in Houston
17 hours ago, _Keith said:

18" in last 36 hours and still coming.  Flooding abounds.

I have seen on the news flooding reports where 1000 people have had to be rescued, scary for those involved. In Texas, we got two of these events last spring and I was wondering how long it would be before Louisiana and/or Florida got hit. The Louisiana rains moved into Texas last night and Houston got 2-7 inches. This rains were well needed as it had been 100 in Houston for nearly a week now without adequate rain in the last month. I don't expect the extreme rains here that you guys have had. I am sure the Sabals don't mind but good luck to the citizens of Louisiana.

 

Ed in Houston

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Las Palmas Norte
21 hours ago, _Keith said:

18" in last 36 hours and still coming.  Flooding abounds.

Ya ... saw the dramatic news footage. Looks terrible.

Cheers, Barrie.

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_Keith

100+ year flood event.  I have friends across the state who have lost homes, some in places that were never known to flood in written history.

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Silas_Sancona

Been looking over Twitter feeds. Saw a report of upwards of 7,000 rescues thus far.. Also saw that 31.39" of rain has fallen near Watson, LA, nearly double the 16.43" that fell during Katrina.. Wow!.

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palmsOrl

I hate to read of the rampant devastating floods occurring in many areas of the south.  I really hope there are no further casualties and that this area can dry out and get set into a more typical weather pattern for a sustained period of time.

I feel like our true "summer" hot and muggy has only set in since early August.  Good rains and gusty winds (good to purge excess debris from trees) have impacted most of the Orlando area the past 2 days.  Orlando Int'l gusted to 59 mph yesterday and the gusts were probably more like 40 mph where I was in Winter Park.  So we are roughly normal on rainfall for August to date at my location now.  Humidity during the day is finally up and the dew points have been in the upper 70s F recently.

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WestCoastGal
9 hours ago, _Keith said:

100+ year flood event.  I have friends across the state who have lost homes, some in places that were never known to flood in written history.

Hey _Keith, been seeing heartbreaking video of flooding down your way and reading about it online. Read something like 10,000 in shelters and 20,000 have been rescued. That's really devasting numbers and sure many still have not recovered completely from Katrina. Anyway thought of you and have been wondering how you are doing. I saw your thread back in 2008 when Hurricane Gustave came through and flooded where you were at. Really hope you guys are OK. 

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_Keith
10 hours ago, WestCoastGal said:

Hey _Keith, been seeing heartbreaking video of flooding down your way and reading about it online. Read something like 10,000 in shelters and 20,000 have been rescued. That's really devasting numbers and sure many still have not recovered completely from Katrina. Anyway thought of you and have been wondering how you are doing. I saw your thread back in 2008 when Hurricane Gustave came through and flooded where you were at. Really hope you guys are OK. 

We are fine, but heartbroken for so many friends and family that flooded.   Just saw the final stats, our area got 22 inches of rain in under 32 hours.   Heard some areas had rainfall at 30+ inches.  Even the best drainage cannot sustain that.  Getting tired of making history down here for sure.

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SailorBold
39 minutes ago, _Keith said:

We are fine, but heartbroken for so many friends and family that flooded.   Just saw the final stats, our area got 22 inches of rain in under 32 hours.   Heard some areas had rainfall at 30+ inches.  Even the best drainage cannot sustain that.  Getting tired of making history down here for sure.

Unbelievable.. I hope everything will be ok.. that is very disheartening. I saw the news and weather reports from the area.. whatever that was.. it had an eyeball... some kind of land hurricane.  It had rotation.

I cant comprehend 22 or 30 inches.. we get a 2 inch rainfall here and it tears sidewalks apart.  That's just incredible.

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_Keith

This was catastrophic. I am fine, but I countless friends and a few family members who are not.   For those who keep up with the national news, you know that Louisiana is not stranger to flooding, but this was a true anomaly flooding areas that had never flooded in recorded history.   Here is a well balanced article on the subject.

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/08/louisianas-1000-year-floods-inundated-80000-homes-and-businesses/

 

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Bill H2DB

   Well , Hermine , and the rest of the State of FLA aside , here is a story in the Daytona Beach News Journal of today.

I spent most of the summer watering , and my place was somewhat drier than the official reporting station .

Link:

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20160905/daytona-beach-deland-had-driest-3-month-summers-on-record

 

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cm05

It's still ridiculously dry here. Less than an inch of rain has fallen over the last 40+ days.

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