Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Raining kittens and puppies

It’s raining like we're somewhere other than Utah.  

Although the mountains get a lot of snow, here in the Salt Lake Valley we average about 16 inches of precipitation a year. In Ohio, where I grew up, and in Oregon where Jim lived for about 30 years, if you plan an outdoor summer event a "Plan B" location is a must, because it just might rain.  

Here you rarely need a Plan B. When it does rain, however, it seems to come down in torrents, causing mini flash floods along street gutters.

Yesterday it started raining hard, then tapered off to a soft rain most of the evening.  Last night it rained softly and it's been raining off and on all day.  More rain is predicted for next week.

Soft, warm rain.  Unusual and kind of nice.
Rain clouds coming over and next to the Wasatch Mountains' Mt. Olympus, as seen from our front yard in Salt Lake City.

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