Today It Rained – Barely

I was very pleased to notice this morning that the side-walk and street were damp. A plastic tub had water in a thin puddle in it. Not much, but something. Under the street trees the road was still dry, so I’d figure it was about 1/10 of an inch. A faint mist was in the air.

This is onshore flow from a large Low Pressure area off the Oregon coast. Unfortunately for them, the air flow is basically straight north so only their coast is having the smoke removed. For us, it is more onshore bringing mist, precipitation, and some hope for clear air and reduced fires. For Oregon, that happens Thursday to Friday with significant (i.e. more than mist…) rain. At about 2 minutes in this 4 minute weather report, they show the low off shore.

Oddly, Wunderground shows no precipitation.

Often our first wetness comes the day after Halloween. I know this as many a year with kids I was worried over rain on Halloween that did not come. It is not common to have rain in early September. This is NOT Globull Warming. This is what happens when it’s cold and damp.

With any luck, that Low will bring enough damp sea air, fog, and yes, even rain, to California and Oregon such that the fires are easy to put out and once again the DNC dreams of death, destruction and horrors they can blame on Trump will be dashed. Maybe God is a Republican. 8-)

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11 Responses to Today It Rained – Barely

  1. cdquarles says:

    Speaking of the weather …, Sally came ashore early today, near Gulf Shores/Orange Beach. She’s not moving quickly, so large amounts of rain will be seen in the western panhandle of Florida and LA (lower Alabama ;p). The rain shield has made it to me and it is ‘cold’ with the strong northeast winds (60s …). Previous forecasts had the core of this storm passing near me with 6 to 10 inches of rain, total, possible. It has moved more eastward and is expected to pass well south of me, south and east of Montgomery. (I am north of Montgomery.) Current track has it passing through west central GA and into South Carolina before dissipating/exiting as a mid-latitude system.

  2. philjourdan says:

    The weather channels do not record mist as rain. So yes, you are officially dry even though the street was wet

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    Best of luck with Sally. ?.

  4. philjourdan says:

    We are going to get “brushed’.

  5. cdquarles says:

    Considering how these things can go, we’ve had good luck. No power problems and the wind’s not been much above 30mph. About an inch of rain over the last 12 hours and maybe another inch or two more. Considering how wet the year has been, this isn’t bad. Some localized flooding can still happen, though. Now closer to the coast, I’m sure lots of places got badly flooded, especially since it’s pretty flat once you get south of Wetumpka/Montgomery.

  6. philjourdan says:

    Isaias was a deluge, Laura was a bust. Sally is a soaker. But none are destructive up here. This year.

  7. cdquarles says:

    Remnants of tropical system beta are passing near me now. We have had about another inch of rain in the last 24 hours. Estimated water year precipitation is approaching 7 feet and we have one more week to go.

  8. philjourdan says:

    They got to me this morning according to our weather weenies. Someone is wrong. I am 600 miles north of you. Oh well, the more rain, the less the water bill!

  9. cdquarles says:

    Um, yeah phil. See: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIAWPCAT2+shtml/242053.shtml for a 4pm CDT fix. Near Tuscaloosa at the time.

  10. cdquarles says:

    Um, 600 miles north of me is near Indianapolis ;p

  11. philjourdan says:

    I should have said North East of you.

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