Saturday, June 20, 2009

More rain, please.

.... It rained again today. I went up to Ogden for a fundraising car wash with the Utah Nissans Club. It actually was a lot of fun, until it got a little chilly right before we packed up and went home. We washed 2 cars before it started raining, it rained for 15 minutes, stopped long enough to get 2 more cars washed, then rained the rest of the time there. Sometimes heavy, sometimes just a light sprinkle. Five more cars came in to get washed, or probably more just to donate to Shriners, and it was actually quite amusing washing them in the rain. We didn't bother drying them with the shammies.
.... So just to give you an idea of exactly how wet it has been this June, here are some stats for Salt Lake City from the National Weather Service website:
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......... Precipitation June 1 to 19, this year: ............... 1.96"
......... Precipitation June 1 to 19, average: ................. .55"
......... Average Total June Precipitation: .................... .77"
......... Number of days with .01" or more, this year: ........ 14
......... Average June days with .01" or more: ................. 5
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.... And we still have 10 days left in this month.  Better get the ad for beachfront property ready to sell my house.....
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5 comments:

Jannx said...

NYC also had a lot of rain this month.

A Paperback Writer said...

Hey, Max, remember when I lived in Scotland and I e-mailed you that "funny" story about a guy washing his car in the pouring rain? And we both laughed about it?
After this month, it just really doesn't seem all that funny anymore.....

Max said...

Yeah, and I laughed at him then. Now who's laughing?

A Paperback Writer said...

Can we safely say now that this is not a drout year?
hmmm.
Of course, it could be 110 next week and stay that way for 2 months, using up all the water.
sigh.

Max said...

That's the beauty of Utah, we could see no precipitation for the whole summer and end up having a drought year. Irony.