August 2nd, 2018

hydrobear

A Very Rainy Week

So after my last monsoon post it seemed that the rains have just been coming and coming. On Monday I sat on the front patio and watched a major thunderstorm roll over the entire valley. The thunder was a non-stop rumble in the distance. It was interesting to see the entire storm as it slowly worked its way south. I found out the next day that there was significant hail damage on the east side of town. We finally got rain about 10:45 which lasted until 11:30. The next day I noticed that there was once again flow down the mesa. I decided to take matters into my own paws and once again dug a diversion channel to carry the water to the concrete channel next to my neighbor's house. There was thunder while I was digging so I hoped it would rain like hell to deepen the channel naturally. There was a severe cell heading right for us. Woohoo! Just as it was about to hit us, it made an abrupt turn to the east and only grazed us. Yesterday was our turn to get the hail. Fortunately it was only pea-sized and lasted about a minute. We got dumped on again, but not enough to get the mesa flowing. There's another good shot for storms tonight and tomorrow. I really want to see if my channel is up to the job!