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#1 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 06:52 AM

We've had 5" of rain in the last 24 hours. And expecting at least an inch more. This is going to be the year of the Great Kishwaukee River Flood!!!


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 06:54 AM

Wow, that's a bit to much in 24 hrs. Be careful out there.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 07:00 AM

Just have it snow, it will keep those levels down to a manageable mark. It's working here, another inch on the ground this morning.

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Posted April 18, 2013 - 07:09 AM

We had areas get 3-6" of rain in just a few hours overnight. Some flash flood warnings were out!



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 07:32 AM

Wow !  That's a lot of water !  You guys be careful



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 07:41 AM

Not sure how much we have had here, but sump pump in the basement was running non-stop in the night  and creek 2 blocks behind the house was flooded into surrounding fields. And I have never seen that happen!



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:01 AM

They have been predicting over 4" for us for thelast week. Now as of today maybe 1 1/2" of rain. 65* here today and cooler on the weekend. Hope you stay safe. Roger.



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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:17 AM

Yeah they are reporting anywhere from 3-6"+ (rain guages overflowing does not make for accuracy) in the last 24 hrs here too.

I have water standing on the side hills? And there are reports of flash Flooding all over the state.

Next they are predicting a chance of heavy snow into the weekend??(figures I took the chains off the ford and have a guy coming to put a new tire on(between the rains?)?)

I'm beginning to wonder if the potatoes and onions I planted a weekago Monday will grow or rot before the ground warms up?

 

They have been saying the surface soil moisture was back to Normal, but sub-soil moisture was still very inadequate.

I can not help but wonder if the topsoil is saturated how much of this moisture will wick down instead of run off?


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:21 AM

I just heard on the Chicago news about a suburban woman who lives next to a cemetary, that she has 6 feet of water in her basement and it smells of enbalming (SP) fluid!


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:29 AM

Send me your next 5 inches of rain Rich... I would hate to see you flood out.. You guys be safe out there..

 

Basement of embalming fluid smell... Yuck.. 


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:41 AM

You all be careful with all that rain I'm sure there will be flooding.  Yesterday the N. GA mountains got several inches of rain but we stayed dry.  The system in the Midwest is supposed to come through tomorrow morning so they think it may not be as bad as it has been out there.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 08:42 AM

Hope you folks can stay safe !


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 09:38 AM

 

They have been saying the surface soil moisture was back to Normal, but sub-soil moisture was still very inadequate.

I can not help but wonder if the topsoil is saturated how much of this moisture will wick down instead of run off?

 That's the problem. The topsoil is so wet whatever falls on it runs off and doesn't do any good but make messes.


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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:16 AM

Hope you have a good pair of goulashes Rich. Pigsitter said even the pigs are wearing them now. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366298120.007641.jpg

5" is a lot of rain in such a short time. Hope your not suffering any water damage.
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Posted April 18, 2013 - 10:51 AM

Seems we are not off to a dry start this year anyway. Lets hope this trend moderates and we get back some of the deep moisture needed to bring the water tables back up to normal without flooding everyone out. 






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