Rising Waters


Andrew WeidmanSaturday, Facebook wanted me to mark myself "safe" in the Lancaster Flood Event. At first, I blew it off, unconcerned by what I considered a minor situation.

Then the news reports and photos started rolling in, making me sit up and take notice. This was bigger than I had realized, apparently National News worthy big.

rain event

We've been having an unusually wet season this year, the second wettest on record. The wettest season happened in 1972, thanks to a 100-year event hurricane (Agnes, for those familiar with Pennsylvania). We are only now coming into the part of hurricane season that typically affects us.

Ballfield stream

In the past couple months we've received week long periods of rain interrupted by frantic intervals of lawn mowing. Right now my lawn is stretching — and too wet to mow.

9/5/2018 12:41:49 PM

Andrew, I'm glad you made it home safely. We are in a rain cycle here in Nebraska as well. Flood warnings are out in low lying areas. It's good that my house is 100 feet above my city's flood plane. We haven't had the torrential rains that you have had but our ground is soggy too. Every thing here has not started to wind down for the year. Usually, the grass in the urban yards is starting to dry up and go dormant and the garden plants start drying up and loosing production but this year every thing is still going strong. It really is a crazy bipolar year. We are about five inches above the normal rain fall for the year and two inches above the all time record for September with 25 days to go. I don't know what it all means. I've never seen any thing like it in all my years of living in Nebraska. ***** Be well my friend and keep your powder dry. ***** Nebraska Dave

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