Sunday weather report, 2/21/10

10:00 pm – it is quite raining, and has been for the last 1/2 hour, on and off. The sound of rain on a metal roof is like no other. I can tell the strength just by the sound. Tonight’s is more than the light rain I got all day, but not the thundering hoofs of a stampede.

After living up here, and paying attention most of that time, I knew earlier when the winds picked up that rain was also likely to pick up.

4:45 pm – up to one inch, now, for last night and today, bringing the season total to 47.75 inches. I never would have guessed we could have gotten that much had I not been keeping my eye on the gauge all day. It has never been a heavy rain, just a steady, light rain ALL day, with no breaks. That’s the advantage of a human-operated, old-fashioned, dump-by-hand rain gauge over automated rain gauges, I do believe.

3:20 pm – light rain continues, and I am up to 3/4 of an inch for last night and today. Woohoo!

1 pm – it has been drizzling all day long, and I am almost, but not quite up to 1/2 an inch. I will certainly be there by the time the “rain” starts later today or tonight!

8:45 am – started raining again, gently. NOAA predicted this for this afternoon and this evening. NOAA also predicted this will not be much of a rain today/tonight, but Tuesday night/ Wednesday’s storm will carry more precipitation. Still unsettled about the storm for Thursday night into Friday.

7:00 am – Rain last night was another .25 inches, bringing the season total to 47.0 inches here on top of Plaskett Ridge.