Wednesday, September 18, 2019


On was rain later in the week.

On was an area of disturbed weather.

Tuesday was a tropical depression.

By noon was tropical storm Imelda.

By mid afternoon made landfall.

The winds were never over about 45mph (and that was around the coast) but it's the rain that we are all watching now.  A tropical storm like this in the Gulf of Mexico can produce what they call "training"...which is pulling moisture from the Gulf as it swirls, pulling more and more and dumping it over the same general area over and over as it slowly moves North.

You can see how that works in the radar loop above. 

...and that area is of course all of Houston and surrounding areas.  The farm is in the outer edges, but so far, at least for our property, it has not rained much at all.  "J" from 2nd Family is keeping an eye on things for us.  It might tell me if I need to mow, if I'll be able to mow, or maybe even let me know I don't have to go water. 

From a local news website:

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Tropical Storm Imelda has been downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall Tuesday afternoon near Freeport. The storm formed at about midday, roughly 15 miles south of Freeport in the Gulf of Mexico.

The main threat from the storm will be extremely heavy rain leading to extensive street flooding, and possibly creek and bayou flooding if it lasts into Thursday.

Our latest forecast calls for 6-12" of rain with isolated spots over 20" along and east of the center's path, which is currently moving north through western Harris County. Chief Meteorologist says that means the threat for street flooding will increase overnight for all areas south and east of downtown Houston

So this is our life for the next few days and we'll see what happens.

Careful what we wish for, right?


  1. Do you have pontoons for the ZEN Machine? :-)

  2. I really hate "training" as it is just rain and more rain.

  3. Been listening to our local news channel here and sounds like you're really in for some flooded areas; especially since it's a slow moving storm.
    Just B Safe

  4. I've had the Houston news on and the pictures of the flooding are awful. Hoping it improves soon.
    I'm only an hour SW of all this and it's partly sunny here.
    Stay safe.

  5. Stay safe! We are so dry we would welcome a good soaking!


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