What is the rainfall for the last 30 days in your area?

begreen

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Nov 18, 2005
80,791
South Puget Sound, WA
Less than an inch in the past 2 months. The lawn is getting crunchy.
 
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begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
80,791
South Puget Sound, WA
0.4" in the past 30 days. Looks like late July and the summer hasn't even started.
 

thewoodlands

Minister of Fire
Aug 25, 2009
12,607
Foothills of The Adirondacks
0.4" in the past 30 days. Looks like late July and the summer hasn't even started.
I'm sure we'll get our dry spell like we always do. The same areas that were flooded out in 2017 on Lake Ontario and the St.Lawrence River were flooded out again with the water levels even higher in 2019.
 

begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
80,791
South Puget Sound, WA
Problem for us is that July/August typically are dry months for us and they've been almost bone dry the past few years. This year we are starting summer with an even more notable deficit. This is taking its toll on the trees.
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
718
Vancouver Island
We've had 33mm in May and 3mm so far in June. We're done mowing the lawn until October.;hm
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,244
Schenectady, NY
Seems like it's probably 1 or 2 feet of rainfall.
 

Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,305
Philadelphia
One word: insane. We are drowning. Have been for two years.

Heavy rain forecast for every day this week, except Friday.
 

Sawset

Minister of Fire
Feb 14, 2015
749
Palmyra, WI
Problem for us is that July/August typically are dry months for us and they've been almost bone dry the past few years. This year we are starting summer with an even more notable deficit. This is taking its toll on the trees.
Just an observation:
2012 was an extremely dry year here. There were lots of trees dying back and most crops were failing due to heat and drought. I remember watering a bunch of new landscaping trees and shrubs that year just to keep them going.
There were two groups of existing spruces nearby, all same kind, planted several years earlier.
I accidently left the hose on one group over night - they ended up very well watered, green grass grew around them ALL summer long, regardless of drought conditions, a big green ring of growth
The other group got no water at all, all summer.
We looked out the window last night, and commented, remember those spruces that got so well watered the grass was green all summer - 7yrs later they are now about 7ft taller, very full and fluffed with new growth, very healthy. The other group, thin, sparse, and shorter. The difference is very noticeable.
 
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,305
Philadelphia
I lost six trees this spring, all due to root rot. That’s how wet we have been.
 

EatenByLimestone

Minister of Fire
Jul 12, 2006
7,244
Schenectady, NY
I thought it was going to be dry today. I finished seal coating my driveway, and rain. We'll see how well gel coat holds up.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
80,791
South Puget Sound, WA
Just an observation:
2012 was an extremely dry year here. There were lots of trees dying back and most crops were failing due to heat and drought. I remember watering a bunch of new landscaping trees and shrubs that year just to keep them going.
There were two groups of existing spruces nearby, all same kind, planted several years earlier.
I accidently left the hose on one group over night - they ended up very well watered, green grass grew around them ALL summer long, regardless of drought conditions, a big green ring of growth
The other group got no water at all, all summer.
We looked out the window last night, and commented, remember those spruces that got so well watered the grass was green all summer - 7yrs later they are now about 7ft taller, very full and fluffed with new growth, very healthy. The other group, thin, sparse, and shorter. The difference is very noticeable.
If I had a well I might try that, but our trees are like 70-80' tall so it would take a ton of water and cost a fortune. I have a root injector that I am using to deliver some water to the roots around the trees we're trying to save.
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
718
Vancouver Island
I lost six trees this spring, all due to root rot. That’s how wet we have been.
Insurance company studies in Canada are predicting 20-25% wetter weather in eastern Canada and 20-25% drier in western Canada.
 
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Ashful

Minister of Fire
Mar 7, 2012
15,305
Philadelphia
Insurance company studies in Canada are predicting 20-25% wetter weather in eastern Canada and 20-25% drier in western Canada.
Only 20 - 25% wetter would be a vast improvement. We reached our yearly average rainfall in early May of this year, we are on track for 250 - 300% our normal rainfall, for our second year in a row.
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
718
Vancouver Island
We're headed for another really dry year. I split a few 16'' rounds a few days ago that came from a live tree that fell in December. They've been stacked uncovered and some are already at 22% MC!
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This is a pile of "scrap" wood I got from my neighbour recently. The fallers took the best out of the 13 trees they brought down and I still got about 5 cord. All this from dead and dying western red cedar, some over 200 years old. I stood in the middle of my property the other day and within a 250 meter radius I counted about 20 dead or dying trees that will probably end up in my wood pile in the next couple of years.
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begreen

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
80,791
South Puget Sound, WA
.33 in, which is high for August.
We're headed for another really dry year... I stood in the middle of my property the other day and within a 250 meter radius I counted about 20 dead or dying trees that will probably end up in my wood pile in the next couple of years.
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Cedars dying from lack of summer rainfall? We're losing our Coastal Redwood. These past 4 summers have really taken their toll.
 

AlbergSteve

Minister of Fire
Dec 11, 2017
718
Vancouver Island
Same here, the last four summers have been brutally dry. Here's a snapshot from my weather station for the last 31 days...

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