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Name: Jujube
San Marcos, TX
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texoticfruits
Jan 5, 2012 1:31 PM CST
They say that despite the above average rainfall this December, the drought should intensify or persist in Texas.
Lets prove them wrong Texas!!!!
Lets all hope for more rain in January. There is a 50 percent chance this Monday in my area.

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Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Jan 5, 2012 3:32 PM CST
Our county let the burn ban expire so someone is optimistic. We too are promised rain Monday.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jan 7, 2012 5:43 PM CST
Oh...how is your orchard doing, Jujube? The lake that's close to us is really pathetic...I hear it's dangerous to go out in a boat there. People that aren't too familiar with the various levels can easily have accidents, scraping the bottom in many places. We've got 70% chance predicted on Sunday night...so far. For S.A., 80%. December was wet here, that helped. But we're still in Extreme drought level, La Nina still is still putting its curse on us.
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: Stephanie Gonzales
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StephGTx
Jan 9, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Had good storm here overnight last night and it's been raining a good gentle steady rain all day long today. I hope it continues. Predicted to rain tomorrow and Wed. as well. I hope it does. Hurray!
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Marylyn
Jan 9, 2012 4:36 PM CST
According to the Houston Chronicle's weather guy: "I expect that the margin of “exceptional drought” will retreat from southwestern Harris County and the margin of “severe drought” will enter southeastern Harris County. The northern half of the county did not do nearly as well as the southern half." http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2012/01/the-worst-is-probably-o...

I'm in the northern half of the county, but I suppose it's still good news - not that being in "just" a severe drought is good, but at least it's a couple drops of rain in the right direction.
Name: Sandi
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Bubbles
Jan 9, 2012 5:32 PM CST

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Our news is showing over 4" of rain in Houston! 'Everyone okay??
Name: Jujube
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texoticfruits
Jan 9, 2012 9:42 PM CST
Yay for rain.
Some people received way more than average rainfall for the month of January. Lets keep it up and hope for the same in February too!!!!

Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jan 9, 2012 11:27 PM CST
Just a trace here. December was a much better month for our area.
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: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Jan 10, 2012 7:49 PM CST

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Rain's gone. Supposed to be in the 70s tomorrow. 'Then a freeze coming early Thursday morning. Can't predict the weather, can't second guess it!
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 28, 2012 9:15 PM CST
I was trying to avoid thinking of the 'D' word. I really was. But April has had no rain here other than just traces from drizzle here and there. They keep giving the Stage 2 water restriction info on the S.A. stations,,,deja vu! So although I don't even believe those experts that speculate about these things, I googled. So far, nobody's predicting drought, but I wonder....April always has rain! Even Fiesta hasn't made it rain...and it always rains during Fiesta.
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: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Apr 28, 2012 9:15 PM CST
I was trying to avoid thinking of the 'D' word. I really was. But April has had no rain here other than just traces from drizzle here and there. They keep giving the Stage 2 water restriction info on the S.A. stations,,,deja vu! So although I don't even believe those experts that speculate about these things, I googled. So far, nobody's predicting drought, but I wonder....April always has rain! Even Fiesta hasn't made it rain...and it always rains during Fiesta.
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: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
Apr 28, 2012 9:33 PM CST
You can say that again!
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
Apr 28, 2012 9:38 PM CST

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We're back in stage 1, watering twice a week before 10am and after 7pm. We can hand water anytime. We have so many oak trees with all those nasty tassels everywhere. I'm going to risk a ticket and power wash the sidewalks and patio. We're carrying that stuff into the house and both of us are hacking from all the pollen, and also whatever our DGS has shared with us!

We have soooo many GC Frit butterflies. My passifloras are nearly stripped. I have to move some cats that are trying to eat the wrong stuff. Feel like I'm interfering with Mother Nature.
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Horntoad
Apr 28, 2012 9:44 PM CST
Our area is no longer under drought conditions. At least for now.
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Name: Carey
Austin, TX (Zone 8b)
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careyana
May 2, 2012 7:13 PM CST
We got enough in the past couple of days to put spots in the dust on my car. Phooey. Thumbs down
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 2, 2012 8:03 PM CST
I know what you mean. Official rainfall recorded in S.A. for the month of April: 0.01 inches...probably about the same here.
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: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 2, 2012 8:57 PM CST
I watched on the weather radar as the rain all went north of us - again.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 6, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
Hallelujah, after no real rain for over a month, help arrived! 2.5 inches here overnight!
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: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
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porkpal
May 6, 2012 1:55 PM CST
We're still waiting for ours...
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Name: Sandi
Austin, Tx (Zone 8b)
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Bubbles
May 6, 2012 6:30 PM CST

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We were at the lake yesterday and today. The weatherman didn't quite call it correctly. It was a lot more rain and lightning than predicted. Our house is on a peninsula of sorts. I was afraid the lightning was going to arc over the water (which it has done before). We didn't get all that much ran, though. Came home to over 2" in the gauge. DD said there were power outages around here. Loved that we didn't have to water this evening!

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