Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Rain Rain go away, come again another day....

So we have had tons of rain.  May 11 was the first "dry" day in May, meaning it was the first day we didn't have some precipitation.  In the spring it is common for us to get rain showers in the afternoon. What is not common is the continuous rain we have been having.

You may have seen that on May 1, Kevin posted this on FB.

Now these were not snow...that was Hail....and it wasn't near our home, it was Brighton and we were fortunate to miss the hail, just had a downpour of rain.  

But it didn't stop there, almost every day we had rain.  May 8 - 9 I am not sure it ever stopped raining, and of course our ground was saturated with water.  So Saturday morning we woke up to some water in the basement and worked throughout the day to ensure that we didn't get more.  Overall we had about 7-9 inches of rain.  
Here you can see our dog run.....mud...

On Mother's Day, May 10 we woke up to snow.  Yes snow!  We were predicted to get a LOT of snow:
We were lucky, and didn't get that much.  We only got about 2-3 inches.  But it was enough to have a little fun:  

Though they didn't last long as finally that afternoon we got a little sun....

Our water levels are high now in this area, and Monday May 11, I think all the schools in the entire county were closed as many country roads were washed out.  We aren't quite to the levels of 2013 yet but the river is higher than we typically would see:

You can see the bridge isn't at the level to flood yet.  

 But the river is flowing higher than usual
 Even the park is completely flooded.

We are getting some "rest" from the rain early this week and we expect the river to reach its highest point on Thursday as the water that was in Denver last week makes it way here.   That said, we don't anticipate any flooding dangers for us.  

I was glad to see the sun come back out.  I need the sun.  Kevin even said, I am happier with the sunshine...good thing we have over 300 days of sun a year!  Don't get me wrong, I am not looking forward to the 100+ temps this summer, but for now I will settle with some 70's and sun.  

Happy Spring!  

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