Re: [gardeners] Annual rainfall

GizmoAZ (
Sun, 05 Jan 2003 17:41:33 -0700

Quite amazing compared to our 7 inches of average rainfall per year.  We 
would be floating away if we had 21.45 inches of rain in one month.  The 
ground here doesn't seem able to soak it in that fast.

Chandler, Arizona        Sunset Zone: 13
Alan Zelhart
Gardens Co-listowner
 I lost my knickers at Niagara

George Shirley wrote:

>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.