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Old 08-18-2021, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Sure is nice to turn off the sprinklers in mid-August

We got almost 1" yesterday and I'm guessing more than that so far today. My house is under one of those red blobs at the moment.

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Old 08-18-2021, 12:50 PM   #2
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The rain is nice. I’m headed out west in the morning and hoping I can make it out to the place. Been raining pretty heavy out west
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:52 PM   #3
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5.25 at ranch and 3.25 at house ...other then the Army worms issue this cant be beat !
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:55 PM   #4
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I haven’t turned mine since my freeze repairs and everything is green and growing. Hope hurricane doesn’t humble us in our weather worship.
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Old 08-18-2021, 12:56 PM   #5
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nvr turned mine on all year
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:06 PM   #6
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Crazy summer so far. I just had to increase my increase my system on Friday here in the north part of Houston. Finally received .25" yesterday which was the first drop in over 3 weeks.

But before that it was rain every dang day it felt like.
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:10 PM   #7
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I'm with Bruiser. However, Mom has watered her flowerbeds some off and on.

Problem has been mowing the yard without getting stuck. We got another 2 1/4" last night/this morning.
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:31 PM   #8
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got 4.75" in Paradise yesterday. Been raining all morning today. probably at least another 3" if not more. My pond was running over when i got home yesterday.
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Old 08-18-2021, 01:58 PM   #9
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I'd just like to make it 48hrs without rain!
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:20 PM   #10
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I turned mine off 2 years ago. I'm not a "progressive" by any stretch, but watering my grass when we are most definitely headed for a water shortage problem just seemed...off.


The thermostat stays where it stays though, there is a simple solution to the power issue if they really wanted to solve it....so eff'em.
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:20 PM   #11
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Crazy summer so far. I just had to increase my increase my system on Friday here in the north part of Houston. Finally received .25" yesterday which was the first drop in over 3 weeks.

But before that it was rain every dang day it felt like.
3 Weeks? lol
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:21 PM   #12
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None in Round Rock a ton in Austin this week. Got the water on in the garden. Going to hold out one more day before the lawn sprinkler is used.
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:23 PM   #13
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3 Weeks? lol
Hence the crazy summer portion. 3 weeks can be a hot minute here in Houston
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:26 PM   #14
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I can’t remember my pastures being this green in August....ever! This has been a great summer, mild and wet.
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:30 PM   #15
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Hence the crazy summer portion. 3 weeks can be a hot minute here in Houston
I don't really worry much until we get to the 3 month mark! Many years up here 3 months without rain is jus "June, July, and August".
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Old 08-18-2021, 02:33 PM   #16
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I turned mine off 2 years ago. I'm not a "progressive" by any stretch, but watering my grass when we are most definitely headed for a water shortage problem just seemed...off.


The thermostat stays where it stays though, there is a simple solution to the power issue if they really wanted to solve it....so eff'em.
That doesn't make you a progressive....that means you have common sense!


Eff mowing grass!
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Old 08-18-2021, 03:05 PM   #17
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It's been saving me $100.00 a month.........................
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Old 08-18-2021, 04:08 PM   #18
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I just watered a couple of days ago. only had to water garden a couple of times, mainly for cucumbers.

My dad used to say all the time I was growing up, "it never rains at night in August".

I kept up with that thru the years. I never had it disproved until I think a couple of years ago. We got a rain at night in August. Happened last night also. For at least 58 years, that the first and second time I have seen it.
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:08 PM   #19
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I'd just like to make it 48hrs without rain!
Ain't that the truth. We are just now drying out from the last flood.
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:32 PM   #20
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We will for sure take North TX rain in August. Many years we donít get these monsoons until about two weeks from now when we are sitting in a field breathing ragweed and watching the sky.
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Old 08-18-2021, 08:58 PM   #21
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Never seen it this green on the south plains in august. I don’t know how much we got since last Friday, but it’s been a good bit
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Old 08-19-2021, 10:00 AM   #22
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Amen
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Old 08-19-2021, 10:10 AM   #23
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Tyler area yesterday morning had flooding in many areas. Wife’s phone was blowing up on flash flood alerts. I don’t think I’ve ever seen flash flood alerts in the middle of august
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