Heeellloooo! Long time no talky.
Well we FINALLY got some lovely weather and I'll admit I haven't been indoors on the computer much. Oh it's lovely and warm and sunny and lovely and well just plain wonderful and I hope you'll forgive me for my absenteeism. I've got some stuff I want to talk about but I'm short on time this morning so I'll leave you with some pictures and the thought that I haven't forgotten about ya'll.
Friday, June 11, 2010
This has been one of the wettest springs on record for the PNW. I mean, we're pretty used to a lot of cool days and wet weather and I'm okay with that but this is getting ridiculous. I've really not been in the garden at all because the rain just *never* lets up. There's stuff to do, I need to weed badly for example, but don't really want to get soaked doing it. Everything is struggling (except the potatoes which are still going nuts) under all the water. This was not the year to attempt melons for example - so I'm just going to let them go and try again next year (fingers crossed for hotter and dryer in 2011). By this time last year my peas were done and they're barely just forming now. The corn's gone back to being all yellow. We really need a few warm sunny days to dry everything out. We're supposed to get that this weekend but I'm holding my breath. This weather feels so perpetual and is completely depressing. Every forecasted day of warmth and sunshine disappears into a rain cloud as of late. I think I need a sunny Southern vacation before I lose my mind....
"According to KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill, by the time the latest storm system pushed through Thursday, Portland could see enough rain to push past its all-time record rain total for June, after only ten days in the month.
The all-time record rainfall for June is 4.08 inches. On Sunday, 1.48 inches of rain fell in Portland, nearly as much as the city typically received in the entire month of June. Sunday's deluge brought Portland's monthly rain total to 3.09 inches.
Wet weather records have been falling like the rain since April, and another one fell Wednesday. June 9 is the latest into the calendar year that Portland has failed to reach 80 degrees for the high temperature at least once.
With Sunday's deluge, Portland also surpassed the record for most rain for May and June combined, with 7.83 inches since May 1.
Many Oregon cities, including Astoria, Salem, Eugene and Portland, had already reached their June monthly rainfall by June 4.
Rain records have been falling for three months. The wet start to June follows a May that was the third-wettest ever recorded at 4.75 inches of rain. April set a new record with 25 measurable days of rain. Hill noted that, since April 1, 52 out of the 67 days have had measurable rain."