Re: [gardeners] No rain...???

George Shirley (
Tue, 31 Aug 1999 17:51:04 -0500

Harry Boswell wrote:
> But, in the midst of the regional lack of rain (I think
> central Mississippi is still 5-6 inches behind for the
> year), at my house, I'm about normal.  There was
> a spell where we got a late afternoon thunderstorm
> every day for nearly 2 weeks - but my mother, 20 miles
> south, only saw showers two days.
> Of course, the drawback to afternoon showers here is,
> if they happen before 7:00 PM or so, as soon as they're
> over, it gets like a steam bath outside!  95F will cook
> that water out of the ground in no time.
Sounds just like SW Louisiana! If we get clear skies in the morning it
will be steamy hot and the ground will be dry in two days. What we
really need is about 1 inch of rain per day for about 10 days.