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turkey feather
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"bill"

You will remember I have been praying for rain and we had about 4+ inches which sank right in with no standing water. Friday evening an long west to east strip had a ninety minute downpour.  One area just ten miles south of us had eight inches and nearby 7 and 6 inches. Rivers are out of their banks, roads are damaged and fields have lots of standing water. The county fair postponed several events including the Sunday parade. There were tornadoes reported in that same area. The garden which had been standing still really shot up as did the field corn. The corn here is not looking as good as it does in east central IL as of last Thursday.

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Kay/NC
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Re: "bill"

Have been taking a sort of " vacation from the news"...consist mostly of falling asleep in my chair from exhaustion before it comes on. DId glance some bad storm damages in the Midwest.

CHECK-IN TIME EVERYONE!

Woke up at two a.m., waiting nkw for my sleep supplements to kick in. Looked at iPad screen in passing, saw severe storm alerts just expiring here and in Virginia. I think it stayed nkrth of the state line, but like you say, a " wide" storm.

Hope we caught up a bit in rainfall there, too. If what I saw had just cleared our farms up there, we shoukd be talking a couple of inches, at least. The grass can surely use it there.

Weatherman at 6:30 did say cold front Friday night, big chance of stirms, then only mid-eighties here. After heat indices near 110, that will feel like walking into a refrigerator!
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manureseller
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Re: "bill"

We don't see the effects of "Bill" but we've had plenty of rain this year.  We started out on the dryer side which is okay considering the past couple of years of too wet to do anything.  We aren't dry anymore...

 

On a side note we got the estimate FINALLY from the builder and I'm heading to the bank today to get everything started.  Smiley Very Happy  If everything goes well we should be able to start digging in mid-July and be moved in sometime in October...keeping all fingers crossed and sending prayers that we can proceed on this. 

linda/IL
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Re: "bill"

We have had plenty of rain in our area and also tornadoes near by, but we have missed a lot of it.  Rains have split around us although we have had our share. 

 

Hopefully your plans will move smoothly, Manureseller.  It will be wonderful for you.  What a Christmas you will have.

 

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Suey73
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Re: "bill"

If we go over 24 hours without rain it is a reason for celebration.   The airplanes are flying daily.   I don't know if they are seeding soybeans from the air or  spraying herbicides because it is too wet for field sprayers.  Tom has been lucky to get herbicides on in a timely manner between rains.   We are mowing the yard every 4-5 days.   Weeds are ahead of me around the hog buildings... But,  the big house is clean and ready for company.    Spent the  day in Jacksonville,IL  visiting HS friends.  Haven't seen one of them since my wedding.   Also,  Greatgrandma got to see DGD.    Long day in the car but  thankful for portable DVD player and naptime.   Today was another rainy day. 

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turkey feather
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Re: "bill"

My weather rain gage shows 5.6 inches of rain the past 24 hours. I see no other large amounts reported on the CoCoRaHS site which shows how spotty these strorms can be. With flooding along the rivers the standing water will be here a few days. The only damage I see is the sweet corn laying flat.

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turkey feather
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Re: "bill"

The radar is clear but the morning is very cloudy and looks like it could rain. The river is flooding corn and bean fields! Plus so much field damage away from the river. We live on a gravel road that goes a mile over very sand soil and meets another sandy gravel road that is not flat. The heavy rain on Thurs night washed out tons of dirt and gravel on these roads.  The county road dept got most of it filled in yesterday so that the people living on the roads could get out. The erosion was terrific. One area remains shut. Lots of damage from the 5.5 inches that fell in a short time.

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