Tuesday, June 2, 2009



My pardner, Tom Lucas who lives in Lander 75 miles east of here parks his trailer in my yard to use when he is up doing his gallery sitting chores. His wife might be a litttle concerned this morning to see the water nearly up to the rear wheels of their trailer.

I do the weather measuring for the U S Weather Bureau. A volunteer job but I find it quite interesting. I recorded 0.99 inches of rainfall last night which is an awful lot of rain for this country. Along with the high flows from snowmelt it really is high now. Have had several calls from Weather Bureau this morning to check things out and they tell me this is now in the top 10 for runoffs since records have been kept. Thank goodness a lot of what is falling in the mountains is snow which will keep things slowed down now. It is only 40 degrees here this morning and will be cold the next few days. I was to take the weather tape out of that machine that is right at the edge of the water but I think I will wait another day.

9 comments:

Katherine Kean said...

Wow, that's a lot of water!

I wish you could send some here. We just started mandatory conservation because of low supplies.

Gary Keimig said...

Isn't that the way it always is? After a horrendous drouth for about 10 years it kinda changed last year and is really making up for lost time this year.

Manon Doyle said...

Hi Gary,
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Wow! You do beautiful work !

r garriott said...

Raining like crazy here, too (Denver)... high of 55 today...?!? Can't remember seeing this much rain since the summer I lived in Minneapolis.

Teresa said...

With the looks of that river you might need to batten down the hatches and hang on!

"JeanneG" said...

Just remember that the water may be higher tomorrow. You may have to "boat" or swim to it. Here's hoping the trailer doesn't need pontoons soon.

Gary Keimig said...

always that danger, Jeanne. The river has dropped even below the last few days run. We continue to get pretty good showers and woke this morning to rain and wind and 37 degrees. The next week it is forcast to snow nights with rains during the day and is only to get into low 40's today. Ahh. Springtime in the high country. Checked out the Brooks Lake Lodge webcam and it was sure snowing there yesterday morning.

Sculpting on the Road - Wood and Bronze Sculptures said...

We could also use some rain in No CA Gary... It seems to be missing us and the Redwoods really do need some water.. The well is at 10 ft and it's only June 7!

We are hoping we will still be able to make it that way. Hope Tom and Tammy don't float down the river!

Les Lefevre said...

I thought Tammy would enjoy House Boat living. She tells me differently though. River is down a little every day though the weather continues. Snowed all day yesterday and 2" overnight