Saturday, October 24, 2015

WET WEATHER ON THE WAY

No farm visit this weekend.  Probably not much of anything else either as this is shaping up to be our actual weekend...


A trifecta of moisture is converging over us...



4-8" while some models are saying upwards of 12" locally...

We need the rain, it's been about 4 weeks since the last measurable rainfall.  It will be nice to have a good soaking rain for the plants and trees and yard and now that the raised beds are empty, a nice soaking of the soil inside them will be good, helping get the soil moist before putting them to rest for Winter.  

Of course, a gentle rain would be nice but this alert that was sent out last night to all residents in the Houston area talks about 3" per hour...


Flash Flood Watch in Houston - Galveston

Active for next 2 days · 
This alert has been updated.
Posted 12 hours ago
Flash Flood Watch in effect from Saturday morning through Monday morning.
The National Weather Service in Houston/galveston has issued a Flash Flood Watch for a portion of southeast Texas, including the following Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Burleson. Chambers, Colorado, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grimes. Harris, Houston, Jackson, Liberty, Madison, Matagorda. Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller. Washington and Wharton.
  • From Saturday morning through Monday morning.
  • Widespread heavy rainfall is expected to develop and spread across the region. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches will be widespread and some area of rainfall may reach 9 to 12 inches.
  • The rainfall rates Saturday night and Sunday may exceed 3 inch per hour rates which will easily lead to street flooding. River and Bayou flooding will be possible wherever the heavier amounts are concentrated. By Monday morning the heavier rains may depart the area to the East but the threat of river and Bayou flooding will linger through the day.

We'll get through our deluge, we always do, but definitely sending thoughts today to those in Mexico and Texas that are in the path of Hurricane Patricia...

15 comments:

Galestorm said...

Stay safe!

Gail said...

I do hope it reaches here.

Be safe.

Texan said...

We have got a TON of rain so far!!! wooowhooo Our pond is overflowing its so full again wooowhooo. We were horribly dry up here. :O).

Colleen said...

We're in Johnson County as of this morning early we had already gotten 10 inches and has been raining off and on and yes, we do have a few puddles standing in the yard. Was in much need of rain here. At least this should lift our No Burn Ban so where I can start burning once again which will be nice to get some of this stuff burned and out of the way.
Everyone stay safe; both at home and on the roads and pray for safety for those in the path of hurricane Patricia

Texas Rose said...

Hoping for a "Goldilocks" rain (just right) but preparing for a "Noah" flood. So far, 3.5 inches here.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

batten down the hatches!

Anne in the kitchen said...

Sounds like Texas got quite a washing. Hope you are high and dry!

1st Man said...

Thank you, it's been pretty crazy!!

1st Man said...

I think it might, it shows to be pretty widespread.

1st Man said...

Texan, yep, it's been so dry here and at the farm the ground was starting to crack. Definitely need it. I bet your plants are as happy as you! ;-)

1st Man said...

Colleen - Wow you were at 10" as of yesterday, we are only (I say "only", ha) at 10" this morning. Hope you are safe and the rain is slowing down today. Yep, we have a burn ban as well, hoping it is lifted too.

1st Man said...

Goldilocks rain, love it! Yep, we hoped for that too but it's been a crazy night. Hope you are safe and not flooded.

1st Man said...

Definitely hunkered down...thanks!!

1st Man said...

It's been crazy....looks like hopefully it's starting, slowly anyway, to move out..

Sandy said...

1st Man,

Be careful with this weather. We had all kinds of rain up at our parents estate and found water damage inside the family room (made a major mess with the tile).