Rain in July? That's a first!

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Rain in July? That's a first!

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As if the growing season hasn't already been strange enough...

It's not unusual to have tropical moisture coming through coastal Socal in Summer, but it moved in early this year and stuck. High cloud cover earlier this week got thick enough to start acting like we could see some rain. And we sure did. The rainfall on Thursday totaled .04", which beat the previous record for measurable rain on 7/11 -- .03" in 1889. Not even close to a drench, although my cacti seemed to appreciate a bit of Summer moisture from the sky. As for me, I could live without this tropical yech. With that said, it was nice to see a rainbow Thursday evening:

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The gawdawful humidity seems to be abating somewhat, and I hope it'll be a good long time before I see monsoonal clouds that should be in the desert encroaching on my area again.
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Re: Rain in July? That's a first!

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Rain in July? I wish!
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Ha! On friday we got two inches in half an hour!
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Re: Rain in July? That's a first!

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For me i wouldn't call it rain...not even enough to get the ground wet out here :( Too bad, could have saved me a lot of time watering!
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CoronaCactus wrote:For me i wouldn't call it rain...not even enough to get the ground wet out here :( Too bad, could have saved me a lot of time watering!
Well, this is interesting...

The forecast in my area has a slight chance of rain and thunder showers Sunday night and Monday. Normally that type of Summer forecast disappears before the rain does, but this time it could be different. I may have to give the collection a break from my regular watering Saturday night in case Mother Nature will do it for me. Summer rain when the cacti want to keep growing sounds like a pretty good deal -- and for once I don't have to be paranoid about sky juice!
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