My rain buckets substantiated the radar based estimate of 1.5 inches. They frequently differ by 50%.
We had more rain overnight and the radar estimate stands at three inches in the last 24 hours. More rain is predicted today.
We need it and it comes at a great time for the corn farmers. For them it is a million dollar rain. The soil was dry and IF it comes down slowly enough it can sponge up five-to-seven inches of rain.
|Lightening strike map for 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Relatively speaking, Michigan does not get a lot of lightening strikes. The lightening belt is "C" shaped and starts in Pittsburgh, extends west to Omaha, then south to Wichata Falls, then east along the Gulf Coast (half on land, half in the water), across Florida and then northeast along the Gulf Stream. A good post about lightening HERE|
Gratuitous garden pictures
|Flowers on the red beans|
|Flowers on the Great Northern Beans|
|A shoot on a chestnut tree extending five hours after it rained. The terminal bud "broke" and it started growing again.|
Mrs ERJ and I will be attending an out-of-town funeral. Blogging will be light.