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Old 06-08-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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How is it going in your area of the state?

We have almost 11 inches of rain this year so far( 2" this last week). The normal is 16 inches per year.

It is very green!
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Old 06-09-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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This area has had some slow soaking rain but we definately need more. Last week, just before the rain started, I noticed the pastures already browning up a bit.

Would be nice to get a few days of warm sunshine tho.
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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It doesn't seem like it, but we're 2.5 inches below normal for the year in Gillette.

Jack Frost makes June visit (http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/articles/2009/06/09/news/yesterday/news01.txt - broken link)
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:18 PM
 
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As someone who is considering Wyoming and the western areas of Nebraska and South Dakota, I was just wondering if this is normal weather.

I mean, I know this is a time of year when you would get some rain and thunderstorms, but it seems like they have been getting rain every single day for weeks, and looking at the extended forecast, it looks like there is chance every day for the next 10+. I realize it does not rain all day, but is it normal to have this long stretch of unsettled weather, or is this an unusual year.

One of the things that has drawn me to the area is that is supposedly "semi-arid", but you would never know it looking at this forecast.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Spots Wyoming
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That's the one thing about living close to the Rocky's. As you call it, the "Unsettled weather" is actually normal. I can't remember a spring that was actually predictable.

Our swimming pool usually opens the first week of June. 3 years ago it was delayed because of the snow and cold weather. Last year, you could have opened it 2 weeks earlier.

I can vouch for Sheridan in that our springs are usually wet and unpredictable. We'll have a week or so of cold and rain and then 3 or 4 days of nice. followed by a week or so of cold and rain and again, nice. This year, we had a week or so of rain and cold with an afternoon of nice.

It just seems like this year has been drawn out with rain but it hasn't actually rained as much as predicted. We still need a lot more soaking rain to bring a smile to the ranchers. The farmers would like to see a week of hot sunshine to get things started and then it can rain again. Just can't please everyone.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:04 AM
 
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As much as I love the rain and as much as we need it, it would have been nice to have gotten this a month or so ago instead of right now. My plants are dying because they are getting their roots soaked and they can't bloom without the sun. I wish it would rain good in the evenings and sunshine for most of the day. Even if it would warm up to 70 degrees while it rained would be nice as well. This cold rain/light drizzle sucks.
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Old 06-10-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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As much as I love the rain and as much as we need it, it would have been nice to have gotten this a month or so ago instead of right now. My plants are dying because they are getting their roots soaked and they can't bloom without the sun. I wish it would rain good in the evenings and sunshine for most of the day. Even if it would warm up to 70 degrees while it rained would be nice as well. This cold rain/light drizzle sucks.
can't you put plastic covering over them... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3577/...657343.jpg?v=0
something like that.. that wouldn't completely block the elements but might help act as a green house?

We've had a lot of rain here as well.. I think it's all over..but it's been very cool this spring. a lot of late snow and cold has made the growing season sluggish
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Old 06-10-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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can't you put plastic covering over them... http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3577/...657343.jpg?v=0
something like that.. that wouldn't completely block the elements but might help act as a green house?

We've had a lot of rain here as well.. I think it's all over..but it's been very cool this spring. a lot of late snow and cold has made the growing season sluggish
I'd have to convince my DH to help me do something like that. He wasn't all to thrilled with helping me cover them the other day when we got below freezing temps. My peonies have been ready to bloom for the past week and all they need is just a couple of days of sunshine to finally burst open. I'm worried the buds are going to rot before they open and I know that it's not good for the roots to be soggy all the time, for any of my plants. Most of them prefer well drained soil. Our small vegi garden isn't doing all that well either. My DH's tomato plants are turning purple and haven't bloomed yet either. The cucumbers and pumpkins are just sitting there doing nothing.

Again I'll have to see if DH will help me. Maybe it will help, definately couldn't hurt. Thanks for the link and idea.
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