Where’s the rain?

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Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:45 am

It has been insanely dry in Maryland.

Haven’t had a decent rain since around mid August, and it looks like although the hot weather is over, it’s still dry.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by mytmouse » Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:47 am

Same down here in Central VA. I overseeded 3 weeks ago and didn't get any help from the rain. I usually at least get a couple of days in there. Hopefully these cooler temps will bring a few good rains with it. HOPEFULLY... LOL

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Norton » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:13 am

Same here in northern Delaware. I over-seeded the first week of Sept and have been a mad man moving sprinklers around my front yard this past month. What a pain.. but with that said my lawn looks fantastic. Just wish Mother Nature would give a helping hand soon.

I’ve been trying to hold off seeding my backyard as I can’t manually water it. I think this weekend is maybe my hail marry to try and get something established back there prior to our first frost.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by deboy922 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:19 am

No rain in north-central Indiana...3rd driest September on record.

Check out north-western Illinois where it is flooded with 8+" in the last week.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:22 am

Norton wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:13 am
Same here in northern Delaware. I over-seeded the first week of Sept and have been a mad man moving sprinklers around my front yard this past month. What a pain.. but with that said my lawn looks fantastic. Just wish Mother Nature would give a helping hand soon.

I’ve been trying to hold off seeding my backyard as I can’t manually water it. I think this weekend is maybe my hail marry to try and get something established back there prior to our first frost.
It’s looking more and more like the Monday chance of rain may pan out but won’t be enough to really matter. Probably less than half an inch.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Bug pumper » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:27 am

It’s over here on he west coast. Actually I noticed my sons toes are starting to web together. Thinking about trading in the kids bikes for a canoe.
In all seriousness this September was the wettest I remember. Only a few dry days. Then the lawn is so soggy that it damages the new grass in the turns if I’m not careful, so not as enjoyable.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by ScottW » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:37 am

Similar deal in Fairfax County. We did get 0.3" one day earlier this week which gave me a slight reprieve from dragging hoses, but prior to that we only got 0.1" since early September. I did a partial reno/overseed... should get a kick out of the next water bill.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by 1028mountain » Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:47 am

Crazy because last year was the wettest on record in DMV but here were are with dry as a bone one year later.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by greengrass » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:01 am

I practically gave up on my overseed/reno. I got decent germination in some areas, but the constant hand watering/sprinklers got to be too much, topped with something digging up my reno area. I think Mother Nature won this Fall.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Powhatan » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:06 am

Last year we had tropical systems dumping rain, this year there's been high pressure blocking.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Pete1313 » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:06 am

deboy922 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:19 am
No rain in north-central Indiana...3rd driest September on record.

Check out north-western Illinois where it is flooded with 8+" in the last week.
Yep it is here in NW Illinois! I recorded 10.61" of rain on my gauge in September and 1.30" so far in October. You guys are more then welcome to take it!
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Tsmith » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:07 am

We had our first good lawn watering kind of rain yesterday here in South Jersey, up until then its been either no rain or crazy storm for 20 mins.

We had a 30+ degree drop from wed in the 90’s to low 60’s yesterday and expected to drop into the 40’s overnight this weekend.
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by dhmeiser » Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:36 am

Got some rain last night (southeastern PA) after almost zero in September and August 0.08 inches, not much but it was a sort of mist/drizzle for most of the day

Correct about the temps, 92 on Wednesday and supposed to be in the 40's on Sat
Where else can you have your ac and heat on on the same day :)
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by DonInTheLawn » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:02 pm

SW OHIO here, same weather. it's awful! I'm tired of watering the lawn!

Cincy had .6" of rain for all of September lol
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:33 pm

DonInTheLawn wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:02 pm
SW OHIO here, same weather. it's awful! I'm tired of watering the lawn!

Cincy had .6" of rain for all of September lol
We had 0.10”.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by DonInTheLawn » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:03 pm

MDJoe wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:33 pm


We had 0.10”.
I think my home was more along those lines. I don't know where they are collecting rainfall in Cincy but my house got nothing all month.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by MDJoe » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:31 pm

We were normal to wet until early August. The it’s like someone shut the spigot off.

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by greengrass » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:59 pm

There is quite a bit of drought throughout the Southeast. https://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by Green » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:14 pm

We are in "abnormally dry" for the past couple of weeks here, but it could be a lot worse. With the cooler temps that started today, drought won't be much of a concern.
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Re: Where’s the rain?

Post by jimbeckel » Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:23 pm

Planted some grass seed over Labor Day and we have been in a drought ever since, 3/10 of an inch of rain and temps in the mid to upper 90’s all month, what seed that came up has withered and died.

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