View Full Version : Do you need rain in your area?

06-19-2006, 03:23 PM

anybody who needs it to rain, send me a plane ticket...

The key to getting rain is for Ric to schedule vacation time and you will be guaranteed RAIN.

2 weeks ago I took a week with the kids wiht the intent of skiing daily... Didn't happen, unseasonal rains all week. Guess what? Took this week off and it's more of the same :mad:


east tx skier
06-19-2006, 03:25 PM
Technically, we needed it this weekend. But I didn't want it. I finally had enough and hooked up the boat and went skiing in the rain. I played the father's day card early and my wife drove. It stung my face, and I spent a good deal of time over drying everything out, but it was worth it as I got my first ride with my approach boots on the monza. What a difference!

At least there were no other boats on the lake. 8p

As we drove home, it stopped raining and the sun came out for the rest of the day. Cruel fate, why do you mock me!

06-19-2006, 03:30 PM
I don't even remember the last time it rained because it was so long ago. I guess that's why it's a dry heat.
The last time it rained when we went to the lake was about 2 years ago and it didn't last long.

That's why we love Phoenix!!! :woohoo:

06-19-2006, 03:34 PM
Scorcher! We had plenty of rain! Now it's all good! Today Tomorrow Wed Thu Fri 6-10 Day

Today Tomorrow Wed Thu Fri 6-10 Day


High: 94
Low: 60


High: 101
Low: 65


High: 105
Low: 68


High: 102
Low: 68


High: 104
Low: 67

06-19-2006, 03:37 PM
yep, ric you should come out to nor cal and ski everyday this week with me...

06-19-2006, 03:38 PM
Yes, fill up all the lakes so that they are in good shape for me next year!

06-19-2006, 03:39 PM
Hasn't rained at my house in forever...very dry...

06-19-2006, 03:58 PM
looks like you need to come to Phoenix. We could use some rain. The water levels are way down.

06-19-2006, 04:04 PM
Yea, we need rain like a dead man needs a coffin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :worthy:Please rain Gods!

06-19-2006, 04:10 PM

06-19-2006, 04:24 PM
We have had some, could use more now.

06-19-2006, 04:24 PM
Ric you guys get 24" of rain in the last couple of weeks and we cant get wet 4 hours to the north. We need rain!!! :( :(

east tx skier
06-19-2006, 04:58 PM
You guys didn't get wet? We got soaked!

06-19-2006, 05:52 PM
No rain here doug, we could use it.

06-19-2006, 05:54 PM
Easty, we got a little bit Friday evening/Sat. Morning. Just enough to keep me from mowing the grass :D But Saturday night we probably got close to 1/2" of rain, lots of wind etc. Were you out on Caddo this weekend?

Cary K.
06-19-2006, 05:57 PM
I am in the area of NC (just east of Raleigh) that got pummelled from last weeks tropical storm. We got 7 1/2" in a matter of hours. Lots of street flooding, and all of the boat docks and the boat ramp ended up under water from the run-off. I think I will have to wait until tomorrow until most of the debris clears out before I can put the boat in again. Oh well, it is still better than a drought.

east tx skier
06-19-2006, 06:00 PM
Easty, we got a little bit Friday evening/Sat. Morning. Just enough to keep me from mowing the grass :D But Saturday night we probably got close to 1/2" of rain, lots of wind etc. Where you out on Caddo this weekend?

Stupid accuweather's hourly forecast gave me two windows. 1 pm to 3 pm or 6 pm to 8 pm. I've been burned by inaccuweather before, but took a chance and got wet. Still got to ski though.

Wet is temporary. In other news, my father-in-law had this nifty battery powered box fan that I used under the cover after several hours of cover-off drying time. Must get me one of those.

06-19-2006, 06:19 PM
We got two inches yesterday, enough for me!

06-19-2006, 06:59 PM
nope, we're good here in Houston..... 10+ inches today in some areas.... But considering Houston covers over 500 square miles, some areas might have received a little more or less....

06-20-2006, 12:24 AM

06-25-2006, 10:16 AM
Weather forecast all weekend is for 80% chance of rain and severe thunderstorms, with flood watches over the whole area. Cloudy till 9:00am, sunshine till dark, clear all night, then clouds come in before sunrise, cloudy till 9:00am, sunshine till dark, clear all night........................should I go on?
OK, I think they should change the forecast to mostly sunny so it will go ahead and rain!

06-25-2006, 10:43 AM
Started raining yesterday late afternoon and has not stopped since....good soaker today. Not conducive to my work list of:

1) Wash and wax Suburban (did yesterday in the garage)
2) Wash and wax car
3) 2nd seasonal wash and wax for the boat

Note that my priorities are only skewed a bit as the boat has gotten a wax job already this season and nothing else has :D

06-25-2006, 11:04 AM
I can relate, tried a coat of Turtle Wax's new "Ice" on the deck and the boat fenders week before last, with mixed results last weekend, but yesterday applied a coat to hull for the giggles of it, to see how it holds up underwater.