Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Heading to 1 1/4 Inches

The forecast was for heavy rain today. I wouldn't call this heavy but it's dumping water. Over an hour ago my rain gauge showed just under 3/4 of an inch. An hour later it broke the one inch mark. That's fast. Now it's working its way to 1 1/4 inch.

Seems to be only hitting Humboldt, Del Norte and Siskiyou Counties at this point. Too bad there isn't more sharing of the wealth, especially inland.


At 9:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh oh. Hope SoCal doesn't hear about your rain gauge.

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Just under 1 3/4" now. I'm pleasantly surprised, but we need more of this inland and down south. Almost seems unfair.

At 11:42 AM, Anonymous skips said...

Emptied out our gauge of slightly over 2 inches at 10:00 am.

We're nestled up against the hills and do tend to get a little bit more rain than down below the coastal flat. The creek is rising but not yet having a ripping and raging fast-moving flow. That usually happens a day later as the soil becomes saturated and the tributary creeks start draining into it.

Does this mean Ruth reservoir will top itself off? I imagine so.

Stay warm and dry, Fred.

At 11:45 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Our gauge is at 2" now. As far as Ruth Lake goes, from the looks of doppler radar, doesn't look like there's been much rain, if any, that far inland. Shame, since all the rain, except for what gets soaked into the ground, will probably just wash out to sea.

At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking at the Doppler radar right now, it looks like it's raining pretty good all over Humboldt.

Yes, much of the rainwater will wash out to sea -- but on it's way there it will do a lot of good for the fish and other aquatic life in our creeks and rivers, not to mention a lot of thirsty vegetation. Enjoy.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Oh, wow! You're right. Radar shows it moving inland. That's a good thing. I think it's moving away from Eureka, though. That doesn't matter since we need it inland more than here.


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