According to the meteorologists on TV, the greatly reduced rotation of what is left of the ?eye? of Dolly, is centered over our area now, about 6:30 PM, Saturday, and moving north east. No surface wind to talk about.
That?s probably the reason our satellite TV signal has been interrupted a couple of times in the last hour or so.
The annual rainfall for our area is six inches. In July alone we have received a little over two and a quarter inches so far. We have received one and a quarter inches in the last 24 hours. The rain almost stopped an hour or so ago, and it?s now starting to rain fairly heavy again. According to my high tech electronic rain guage, it is falling at a "rate" of 4.18 inches per hour. So I guess the ?eye? has passed on, and we are now in the rain belt on the back side of the storm.
We usually measure our ?rain storms? in tenths and hundredths of an inch, so you can see why and inch or two at one time gives rise to conversation. Needless to say, we?re happy with the moisture.
Here in the mountains, the rain is usually heavier ?uphill?, and as the runoff gains momentum and volume as it runs downhill, there is an amount of arroyo (steep sided dry gultch) and street flooding. All short lived. However, where an arroyo intersects with a street or highway, a foot of water can wash a car off the road. So the warnings on TV and radio are constant about not driving through a flooded road way, and staying away from arroyos with running water.
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