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Thursday, June 25

Gully Washer

This morning I picked Brandon up about 11 am and we headed out to do an errand he had to do. As we drove up the street, we saw the sky had turned black. We talked about the storm that was coming. When I looked to the west, I told him it looked like there was a tornado somewhere and sure enough, on the six 0' clock news, a tornado did hit a small town to the west.

Just as we were getting out of the van to run his errand, torrential rains hit. Yes, as Dad used to say, a Gully Washer. It rained so hard we could barely see the buildings on the far side of the street. As we left our errand and headed home, we had to go through the underpass beneath the train tracks. I was expecting it to be full of water and so slowed down considerably and stopped. I took a look and figured I could get through it. The water was up to the bumper of the van. Brandon couldn't believe it. He said he had never seen anything like that before.

By the time we got home, the rain had stopped as quickly as it had begun. It cooled off a little and then it began to get really hot and humid. We picked Jordan up from school because he had been caught in the rain and was dripping wet and shivering. Why? Because the school's air conditioner is working today. LOL


I came home and just as hubby and I was sitting down to dinner, the torrential rains hit again. Lots of thunder, lightning and rain.

Looking up the street, we could see the drain overflowing. It was raining so hard the water couldn't all get into the drain. I hope these photos will enlarge so you can get a better look.
And the place where we put the new stepping stones in and the ground cover. Enlarge if you can and see the water pouring out the downspout.

This has been an interesting day. I certainly don't have to water any flowers or vegetables tonight. Hope everyone is safe. We heard on the news that places in the US were also hit by severe thunderstorms and tornadoes.

18 comments:

  1. No rain here for at least two weeks. We could sure use it. I think once the tropical storms start we might get some. I don't look forward to tornado season though. Memphis area had a tornado a couple of Fridays ago.
    Isn't it strange that sometimes rain just makes it hotter. We've had a little less humidity this week but it has still been hot.
    Mama Bear

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  2. Yes - the pictures do enlarge and it really is a gully washer. We had storms like that on Saturday. There was a country music festival here and the parking lot flooded. The cars are still stranded, most of them will be totaled because the water was so deep. Glad you were able to get home without trouble!

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  3. These bad storms passed just south of us today. We had rain and thunder, but nothing severe. I hope the humidity clears a little.

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  4. We've been having the wettest spring in a very long time. It used to be this way before the 5 or 6-year drought, and we seem to have forgotten that fact. We just had a gully washer a few minutes ago.

    We had our annual hymn sing last Saturday night and all sat under umbrellas - I will be posting about it in the next day or two.

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  5. Nothing going on here except HOT HOT HOT!!!!!!!! 102 tomorrow and 104 Saturday! Whew.... this is so unusual for us this early in the summer!

    I got the Journals today and they are wonderful to read.... I just love going back and read all that the other ladies wrote! I will get on it and send it on in a couple of weeks......

    Hugs !!!!!!

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  6. Gosh Mary, stay safe over tehre with the tornadoes and storms.

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  7. Strange weather this summer for all of us, it seems. We thought it was fall time here yesterday. Strong winds and lots of rain as well. No tornado's in our neck of the woods though. Completely thankful for that!

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  8. What weather I sure couldn't beat that for today. So I'll let you have the top weather posting.

    Coffee is on.

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  9. All's well here. Only a few little sprinkles today. We have been getting some rain though and my gardens really needed it. I needed the break drom yard work too!

    It looks like you really had a bad storm. I hope there was no damage from the heavy rain.

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  10. I'll have to remember that term. No rain further east although it was in the general area just not right here.

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  11. Gully Washer. I like that. I'm really glad you made it home safely. God is good!

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  12. Thank you again for your prayers. Hope to see you again soon on FB.

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  13. :::sigh::: nary a drop of rainwater falling in my neck of the woods.

    All that looks divine. To me...the one who has to go out and water each and every day just to keep the root systems alive while the topside above ground is parched and burning up.

    Hope you didn't get any flooding in the basement.

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  14. we had a little rain this morning...but we could use a month like this...it is dry dry dry here
    so we welcome any rain we get...

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  15. For the last two days severe thunderstorms have been forecasted for here and although the sky gets black and we get thunder and lightning, no rain! lol We're in desperate need of it as we haven't had a drop in over 2 weeks and with the high heat we've been having, everything is very dry. Today it's a bit cooler, going up to 25c...he long range forecast is for rain all next week. We'll have to see what happens:-) You really did get quite the downpour!! xoxo

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  16. Thank you for the comment and info you left over at my blog.

    Coffee is on.

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  17. Sounds like you had a gully washer and a flash flood. Our rain has slowed down a little, thank goodness. It is now hot and humid!

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