Thursday, June 3, 2010

Enough Already!

Even the "web-toed native" Oregonians are fed up with our record-breaking rainfall. Yesterday new rainfall records were established for June 2 in Portland, Salem, Eugene, Hood River, and McMinnville. May 2010 received 200% of normal rainfall (third wettest on record). Both April and May 2010 were wetter than normal. Eighteen straight days of rain (short of the 34 days in January 1950, but this is spring!).

Sure, we're accustomed to the "Rose Festival Low" the first couple of weeks in June -- the cool, wet weather that invariably visits Portland during its annual premiere event. But we usually experience a few warm, sunny days in May.

Not this year.

Global warming? El Nino? Bad karma?

Who cares? I'm just glad that Eddie Bauer makes waterproof outer wear. And believe me, born and bred Oregonians know that there is a big difference between water resistant and water proof!

Okay -- the strawberry crop has had sufficient watering. Bring on the sun so the berries can ripen. I want my strawberry shortcake!!

Must be tourists or immigrants to Oregon. "Real Oregonians" don't use umbrellas.


Karla said...

"Enough already" is right. I'm beginning to relive my childhood in SE Alaska where it rains a foot every month. Ack!

Hope things are going well for you, your mom and the critters. Cathi will be at Two's A Team this Sunday from 9AM-1PM if you're free for a visit.

Enjoy the weekend.

Oregon Equestrian said...

Hi Karla!

We're soggy but fine.

Don't know if I'll be able to catch Cathi this weekend, but keep me posted on her visits.

Hope all is well with you and the other Garage Girls.

Beth said...

Try not to float away. :)

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wilsonc said...

I was lucky today. I managed to get out to the barn and get my ride in before it started raining.
Put some new duct tape over the hole in Boo's waterproof sheet. Hopefully, he'll stay dry. If this keeps up I might have to break down and buy him a new one before the fall.