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Old 02-22-2010, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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For an El Nino year, this is not unusual. Things will dry out soon, and stay that way for months. We don't get the rain from the summer thunderstorms that we used to, so we can use what we get now. Not to mention that the snow up north is great for filling up the watershed up north.
The watersheds are in great shape already. Roosevelt is full already and snotel sites on the Rim show 13 plus inches of water equivalent in the snowpack! I'd like to see some of these storms hit western Colorado a lot harder and get some water in the Colorado system.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:30 PM
 
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Oh quit whining. No water....no LIFE. Period. Either adjust to what nature has to offer or she will smooch ya like a bug! LOL
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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I love the rain and can't fathom how people who live here full time can't appreciate the few days of rain we get every once in a blue moon. Doesn't it get boring when NOTHING changes??? Most days here are breezeless, cloudless and as still as death... so to see and hear a little rain and see some leaves rustling is welcome change for me.
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Old 02-22-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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I love the rain and can't fathom how people who live here full time can't appreciate the few days of rain we get every once in a blue moon. Doesn't it get boring when NOTHING changes??? Most days here are breezeless, cloudless and as still as death... so to see and hear a little rain and see some leaves rustling is welcome change for me.
For me at least, the grey skies get old a lot faster than the blue ones do. I was happy to see blue again this afternoon after three dreary days. On the other hand, I will be happy to see the rain return this weekend if it does. Just don't hang around more than a day or so.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:12 PM
 
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While I love the rain, it's crazy how even one cloudy day throws everything off...it's like I can't function, can't concentrate on work, feel all sleepy all day. I don't like it.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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While I love the rain, it's crazy how even one cloudy day throws everything off...it's like I can't function, can't concentrate on work, feel all sleepy all day. I don't like it.
Weird because the sun beating down full force incessantly while living in air conditioned buildings makes me feel the same as you state above.

I got all my windows open and I love the cool breezes, and hearing, smelling and seeing the rain...

I know, I'm in the wrong state...
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:23 PM
 
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Oh I love hearing and smelling the rain too...plus measuring it, I've got a wireless rain gauge all setup.

But, working from home, and inside most of the day, I must rather have it sunny outside and sitting inside with the AC on, comfortably, than seeing it all gloomy outside. Like I said, I can't seem to shake off the gloomy mood when it's like that.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Peoria, AZ
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Oh I love hearing and smelling the rain too...plus measuring it, I've got a wireless rain gauge all setup.

But, working from home, and inside most of the day, I must rather have it sunny outside and sitting inside with the AC on, comfortably, than seeing it all gloomy outside. Like I said, I can't seem to shake off the gloomy mood when it's like that.
Well take some comfort in the fact that it never lasts long here... I wish it would though. What does your rain gauge say? How much have we got?
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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What does your rain gauge say? How much have we got?
I didn't reset it at the beginning of the year so it's all screwed up. It's showing 9.17" since April 11, 2009.

We got 0.51" out of the rain from the last couple of days and 4.29" from the big storms we had last month. I think there were a couple other rainy days where we got some traces of rain so all combined I think right around 5.0" for the year so far. Not bad at all.
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Old 02-22-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I never took notice, from my 3 years in Phoenix, if, following a rain in winter, if the mountain tops around Phoenix are caked with snow afterwards.
If so, I'll bet it's a sight to behold.

I hate the rain, too, but generally there's a great "show" the next day with our surrounding mountains full of snow and the exciting cloud forest effect.

I don't know the highest elevations of the mountain peaks surrounding Phoenix, perhaps they're too low for snow cover after a rain. Here, In Las Vegas we have the Sheep Mtns to the north rising to 10,000 feet and our west mountains rising to 11,918 at their highest.
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