Roses forum: Over a foot of rain in 24 hours

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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Oct 1, 2010 8:09 AM CST
All along the east coast, for a stretch of over a 1,000 miles, it's the same story: SOAKED!

My rain guage is 'only' 12 inches high; I emptied it the day before yesterday and now it is overflowing.

The high winds and heavy rains have knocked off most of the rose blooms in the garden, but a few are still hanging on.

Still, given the drought-like conditions we had over the summer, the rain will help the roses as we go into autumn.
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Oct 1, 2010 9:35 AM CST
If you get tired of the rain, PLEASE send it my way Fed Ex overnight! Seriously! This past month (September) we got a whole wopping 0.06" of rain. Yes, less than a tenth of an inch of rain. We usually get at least 2" of snow in September, and this one was one of the driest on record. I haven't seen rain at my house since like July 4th when it rained and hailed all day.
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Oct 1, 2010 3:57 PM CST

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I wonder about the effect that will have on elements of the infrastructure. Around here, we absolutely cannot handle even the regular seasonal downpours. Ditches, creeks, and rivers flood almost every year, roads have to be closed, and power blackouts are common when trees are uprooted and fall on the power lines. I can't imagine what would happen after a foot of rain.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Oct 2, 2010 5:52 PM CST
Being so close to the Hudson River our storm sewers can handle the heavy rains, but the railway tracks couldn't. The commuter trains into Manhattan were delayed on Friday, so I worked from home. I had no interest in standing on the platform getting soaked by driving winds and rains waiting for a late train.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 2, 2010 10:19 PM CST
Wise man.
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Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Oct 5, 2010 8:37 PM CST
More rain this week... where was it when we needed it during the summer!
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Oct 5, 2010 9:29 PM CST
That is what happened to us last year. No rain all summer then fall rains just in time to make everything grow and get hit by an early freeze. Good luck!
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Name: Steve
Prescott, AZ (Zone 7b)
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Steve812
Oct 6, 2010 9:05 AM CST
Bone dry here since April. Then, the day after I read this thread it started raining an inch a day. And it's still going. Who knew rainy weather was contagious?
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Oct 6, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Steve - Start sneezing my way!! But make sure that it's rain and not the snow that they're starting to predict for next week. I guess I have to bust my butt this weekend installing the rest of the mulch before we get a killing frost all ready!!!
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