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Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 8, 2011 5:59 AM CST

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We are supposed to get rain tomorrow, so this drizzle is an unexpected surprise. I'm sorry if today's rain ruins someone's picnic, soccer game, fun run. I am going to dance in it this morning!
Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 8, 2011 7:34 AM CST
Hurray!
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kqcrna
Oct 8, 2011 7:34 PM CST
That's wonderful!

My husband is watching a ballgame being played in Texas. It's raining there! So I looked at that radar, and wow, that's really some RAIN!
Interesting blurb on the weather channel- possible localized flooding.
http://www.weather.com/outlook/weather-news/news/articles/dr...

I hope all of you get some rain.

Karen
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 8, 2011 7:47 PM CST

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We were out to dinner and on the way home, we saw all the school buses leaving our high school stadium at 8:30. It dawned on us that the band competition was today. It always rains for the band competition.... every year in October! After months and months of no rain, it rained today and soaked all those kids and their parents in the stands. Hope they had fun. I commented to DH that at least our daughter picked volleyball so we could be in an inside gym. He then reminded me we also sat in the rain at lots of soccer games....
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flaflwrgrl
Oct 9, 2011 5:43 AM CST
SOOOOOOOOOOOO Happy for Texas!!!!!!! Rain, blessed RAIN! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Dance in it, drink it, play in a puddle, laugh in it & purely celebrate!
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Oct 9, 2011 7:55 AM CST
I agree YES! It is so wonderful! Hurray!
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 9, 2011 8:52 AM CST

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Thanks flafwrgrl. We all appreciate your enthusiastic cheer for us!

Up at 5 am and watching it through the window. it was a beautiful sight, even the lightning show was dazzling. I had missed the rain for so long. Just a heavy downpour, not much wind at all. We had 2" by 8 am. It's stopped now, but I think it's supposed to rain again later today. Time to start my whining for another rain tank.
Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 9, 2011 9:42 AM CST
Happy Days Are Here Again
The skies above are pouring again! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
4/10" yesterday, almost 2 1/2 since yesterday!
And it continues! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 9, 2011 9:49 AM CST
And thanks for the url, Karen...good one! We could sure use that 15 inches over weeks...or months!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 9, 2011 11:45 AM CST

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Congratulations to everyone who is getting drenched with rain today. I'm watching that doppler hoping it'll come this way (50% chance it will) but not before it has fully drenched all of you! Thumbs up
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Oct 9, 2011 12:39 PM CST

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And we thank you very much! We now have 3" in the rain gauge.
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kqcrna
Oct 9, 2011 3:43 PM CST
That's great! Hurray! I hope all of you get a good dose of it.

I heard that San Antonio got 5", and now has flood warnings!

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quietyard
Oct 9, 2011 4:14 PM CST
Hurray! Rejoicing with those of you in Texas that are getting rain ! An answer to prayer ! Hurray!
" And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden" Genesis 2:8
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2011 4:40 PM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray for Rain! I am so glad some moisture is finally coming your way over there in Texas! I hope your entire state gets drenched! We've had non stop rain and high winds (30-40mph with higher gusts) for almost 48 hours. It's supposed to be rainy for the next couple of days too. I heard on the news that neighborhoods in Orlando had power lines down and other cities are experiencing flooding. I'm surprised we haven't had power lines down here on the coast, the lights have been flickering off and on today. We have high surf advisories, high wind warnings and flood warnings. I think we've received 8" or more of rain in the past two days so we have plenty to share with y'all!
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Name: Linda
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LindaTX8
Oct 9, 2011 4:50 PM CST
San Antonio also had a tornado that hit on the SW side. No injuries that I've heard of and widespread power outages all over the city. Had the TV off until the evening news this evening, so hadn't heard until then. Guess we're lucky...we just had rain!.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2011 5:03 PM CST
Oooh, Tornado? Those things are so scary. I will keep good thoughts for anyone who lost possessions, good to hear that there were no injuries! Lovey dubby
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kqcrna
Oct 9, 2011 5:07 PM CST
I hadn't heard that. Tornadoes are a scary mind-boggling thing.

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Boopaints
Oct 9, 2011 5:19 PM CST
Happy Dancing for you that are receiving rain! Big Grin
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2011 5:21 PM CST
Here in Florida we've got buckets to spare... or maybe enough to fill a few ponds!
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Aguane
Oct 9, 2011 5:58 PM CST
I hope you get a week of steady, slow rain. The kind that soaks into the earth! So happy for you. Believe me we in the SW desert know what it is to go without. Keep it up, or keep it comin' down! Big Grin Thumbs up
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