Sabot L'ours (sabotlours) wrote,
Sabot L'ours

Wet Pussy

Yesterday was supposed to have been a downtick in monsoon activity as we geared up for a proper monsoon today and tomorrow thanks to a high pressure system in Texas and a low pressure system in CA. For the most part that was true...until about 11:30. I heard Kitty mumble, "I think it's raining." I woke up to the sound of a downpour outside. I jumped out of bed to close the windows. It was raining so hard and the wind was blowing so fiercely that I could not even leave the windows open a crack else the window sill and carpet get soaked. I was just about to hop back into bed when I realized that Fling was still outside. It was blowing like a hurricane by the time I got downstairs. I opened the door and called for the kitty. I heard a pitiful mew and there was a grey flash running inside. I returned to bed, and a few minutes later a damp kitty hopped into bed as well. It was very sweet as her brother Yoink started licking her furiously trying to groom her wet fur. She must have appreciated the nice warm bed and the love of her brother, mama, and papa that she started purring like a locomotive. Outside the storm raged with blowing wind and pelting rain. We picked up just about 0.60" during that storm.

Today there was another round of monsoon moisture just as I was heading home from work. I got home just in time to witness a nice downpour which filled a 25-gallon bucket in less than an hour. The rain gauge reported 0.47" in 26 minutes with a total storm total of 0.55". The arroyo flowed again although it was a fairly "calm" runoff event. I finally had enough and got out the shovel to dig a serious trench from the mesa to the street access. I'm hoping for a nice big event to let nature do the heavy work of digging down the accumulated sediment to the baseline of the channel that leads to the street.

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