Saturday, April 14, 2012

A Little Rain

Kingsburg, CA.

46 deg. mostly cloudy, no wind.

Forecast = Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

We had a little rain here in Kingsburg yesterday. : O   As you can see by the photo below, I was thinking that I was going to have to go swimming!!!! The way it was, I was standing in about 4" of water and it was still coming up as Jim took this photo!!!!

I really didn't have too much to worry about though because the water in the park, at that point, was starting to drain into the river which is about 5 or so feet below where I'm parked.

It was kind of weird feeling though, sitting right in the middle of that huge puddle.

It all started early in the morning. The rain wasn't too heavy until the afternoon, and then it came down in buckets!!!! It was coming down so hard that I couldn't see across the river and that's not very far.

I just checked Jim's rain gauge and there's 2 and 1/10 inches of water in it!!! And, that's just from yesterday. We had about 1 1/2 inch in the 2 days before that!!!!

The water in the CG is almost gone now. Just a few puddles standing here and there, so I'm not anticipating a problem when we go to leave here tomorrow.

Needless to say, Jim and Linda spent the whole day inside of me yesterday, just doing the normal things like reading, watching the TV, watching the weather on the computer, and taking naps when it wasn't storming.

Other than getting me ready to travel, I don't know of any special that's happening today. I'm sure Jim will be out and about some, he's been inside for almost 2 days now and I think he's getting cabin fever. ; )

Oh, one other thing about the rain. Just the rain that we had yesterday is more than this area usually gets in an entire month at this time of the year.

Very unusual.

Did you know that Kingsburg, CA. is the headquarters of Sun-Maid Growers of California, a producer of raisins and other dried fruits?

I heard it on the grape vine. ; )


  1. Oh my! That's a LOT of rain! Glad you didn't float away. :-)

  2. Rain, rain...go away! Come back some other day.
    In a few months, they will probably have drought like conditions, but as an average, everything will be fine!

  3. Hope you had your boots on Emrys!

  4. Dave--Illinois BunchApril 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    Why didn't Jim take a picture of you sitting in the puddle? We've had almost 2" of MUCH needed rain here today also.


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