Here we go again. Our weather has been the wettest I ever in my life remember.
See the yellow? That’s a flood watch for us. It starts tonight and goes into Thursday night.
National Weather Service says, “MOST LOCATIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PICK UP BETWEEN 2 AND 3 INCHES OF RAIN THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING…BUT WITH LOCALIZED AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF 7 INCHES POSSIBLE WHERE STORMS TRACK ACROSS THE SAME AREAS.”
What? Yes, read that again. I’ve read it several times. I’d like to say that I can’t believe it because I can. Let me remind you, this is not the coast. We are not experiencing a tropical storm. THIS IS IOWA. The reason I can believe it, the same scenario has happened twice already in the last month or so. I am sure others feel a little like me..in the previous rains they’ve not alerted us like they are this time. Previously we were told a couple inches….later to end up with 7. This time they are saying 7 or more. Let’s hope they are wrong.
Remember not long ago I told you that the town experienced record flooding a month ago? Remember that it nearly flooded just a week or so ago? Remember that I told you that Hubby is having so much trouble harvesting crops this year because of the continual rain we’ve been getting? We really need the rain to stop.
As I was reading the forecast I also read a piece where they said that our area has already experienced 300% more rain than is normal for us in the last 30 days. That’s a lot. I so wish I could turn this storm around and sent it to the many of you who are wishing we rain. We don’t want it. We don’t need it.
We’ve had rain over the weekend so already the rivers and creeks have more water running through them than normal so it’s not going to take a lot more to spill them over their banks.
I am SO thankful that we don’t like in a home that gets flooded. I am so thankful that the roads we travel don’t get flooded out….still, this is getting old…and I feel horrible for those in neighboring towns who still don’t have the damage from the first round of storms fixed. So many north and east of us had walls of their basements cave in. More rain is not what they need.
I am getting more and more anxious for harvest. Rain chances are plentiful even past this initial flood watch period. This is a double whammy…rain tonight and again tomorrow night. I’ll keep you posted and let you know how it goes.