[gardeners] Annual rainfall

George Shirley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 05 Jan 2003 17:43:44 -0600

I was curious this afternoon and went to the local NOAA site and checked
our annual rainfall for 2002. I was amazed that we had 85.17 inches last
year. I knew it had rained a lot but not that much. October, 2002 alone
we had 21.45 inches fall. All of that was at the weather station at the
regional airport, about 20 miles southeast of where we live. Being a
little more northerly than the official measure we generally get a bit
more rain than they do but not much more.

No wonder our fall garden has done so poorly. Most of it washed out in
October. We did pick some broccoli this afternoon, enough for a good
mess for dinner and maybe some leftovers to turn into cream of broccoli
soup for tomorrow's lunch.

Still, you have to admit, life is good.