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RAIN!

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Offline steelfrog

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RAIN!
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:47:47 PM »
Several great chances for rain in BB between now and Monday.

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Offline Al

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2012, 11:53:23 PM »
Several great chances for rain in BB between now and Monday.

I have never seen the desert more stressed in my 40 years of going to Big Bend.  Please rain, rain and rain some more!

Al

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 12:16:27 AM »
Just 18 months ago it was nice and green.

I agree, let's do a rain dance!

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Offline Juan Cuatro Lados

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 08:04:06 AM »
Haven't seen a jackrabbit, sparrow, quail, roadrunner at my place outside Terlingua in months and months, normally
the place is alive with them.  Accustomed to fresh javelina & deer tracks in the driveway every morning, haven't seen them
in months.  Truly sad to behold .........  about 1.6 inches of rain since September 2010.

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Offline catz

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 10:59:53 AM »
I agree.  We just got back from a five day visit and the vegetation is in the worst state I have ever seen it.  We stayed five nights at PC 3, never saw a single bit of wildlife and only one small finch-like bird.
Wake me when it's time to go.

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Offline steelfrog

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 11:01:38 AM »
Ya.  There aren't birds, there aren't even bugs!

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Offline Voni

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2012, 08:04:48 AM »
Yesterday we had rain!  Steady at times and on and off all day!  Made our eyes and all of our senses glad.

Caught maybe 300 gallons in our water catchment!  Gorgeous day.  GREEN in Boquillas Canyon!

Today, a deep fog!

Voni
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Offline kevint

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2012, 12:29:07 PM »
The daily report says up to .3" so far for the month depending on location.  Is this enough to make any difference?
 
Will it look any different to me in mid March than it did in late December?
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

"It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."  --Yvon Chouinard


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Offline Voni

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 10:52:16 PM »
It's already making a difference.  Saw at least one ocotillo today with green leaves beginning, several with orange flames beginning and bluebonnets one mile east of Panther Junction!  More green starting everywhere!

The plants are sMiling!

Voni
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Offline kevint

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RAIN!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2012, 11:00:35 PM »
Hope it lasts a few weeks.
-- Kevin (W5KLT)

"It's not an adventure until something goes wrong."  --Yvon Chouinard

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Offline Juan Cuatro Lados

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 08:00:24 AM »
A facebook friend taught a bunch of us a wonderful word last week,
"petrichor"  which is defined as the smell of warm earth following a rain,
far better than Chanel #5

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Offline RichardM

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 01:36:05 PM »
GREEN in Boquillas Canyon!

You need to post that picture here, Voni!

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Offline Voni

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 01:38:20 PM »
I will!  Promise  :dance: :dance:

Love the new vocabulary word!

Voni
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Live deeply, laugh fully, love widely
Terlingua, TX

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Offline Flash

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Re: RAIN!
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 08:41:06 PM »
Hey 0.17" rain in the Basin and 0.29" at PJ since midnight!  :great:

 


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