It has rained since Sunday evening. Now the creeks are looking like this:
This is not good. Chances for rain the rest of today are 100%.
It has been a long time since we've had a real flood in Jackson County. I remember floods in past years that devastated homes, businesses and communities. Seven watershed lakes were built to hold back water that caused these floods and they've done a good job. The only downside is that communities behind the dams now see higher water than in the past because the creeks back up as they enter the lakes created by the dams. Still, it's rare now for anyone's home to be flooded, so a little inconvenience is worth it.
But this rain? If it doesn't let up soon, we're in for trouble, I think.
Home looked good after being soaked as I got in and out of the car in town. I don't mind being wet; I just hope the water doesn't ruin anyone's holiday this week.
I wonder, how is the weather folklore holding up to this deluge?
Around here, I have always heard that rain before 7am ends by 11am. That didn't hold true today, but it seems to be true most of the time.
Also, if it's foggy in the morning it's not supposed to rain that day. Not true today.
Frost in the morning? No rain that day. That one was true because it's unusually warm for this time of year, with a high of 65 degrees expected today.
Red sunrise portends rain but the sun was almost invisible as it came up today.
A cat scratching behind its ears means rain on the way too--Charlie is always scratching her ears, though (and always needs dosing for ear mites) so if we went by her activities it would rain daily.
Do you know any other rain lore? Does it vary from one part of the US, or one part of the world, to another?
Stay dry and warm, wherever you are.