It's raining in the San Francisco Bay Area!

@TheHorse (84882)
Walnut Creek, California
May 15, 2019 12:09pm CST
Rain in California in May is relatively rare. But we're experiencing a nice light Seattle-style rain right now, and are expecting two more cold fronts with rain over the next couple of weeks. I'll attach a picture of my sunflower, which was looking a bit droopy yesterday when I got home from work. I actually watered it before the rains showed up last night. How's the weather in your neck of the woods?
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@andriaperry (77979)
• Anniston, Alabama
15 May
No rain?! It rains here weekly, sometimes for days. Its coming in this evening as a matter of fact. Alabama in May is wet and starting to get humid. Everything is a lush green, many colors of green. The grass has to mowed weekly or bi weekly. Mosquitoes are out, and ticks.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
15 May
Maybe we will get some of that rain that you're supposed to get tonight.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
Except for the mosquitoes and ticks (we have both here as well), it sounds sublime.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
@thislittlepennyearns Did you get any rain today? We had the kids outside for awhile today, but the rains returned in the early evening.
@much2say (44403)
• United States
15 May
We've got a gray day . . . I think it's supposed to rain/shower tomorrow and during the weekend too. Looking at the forecast, yah, it seems like we'll be in the low-mid 70s in the next couple weeks. Weird, very weird.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
Low- to mid-70s tend to make me happy.
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@much2say (44403)
• United States
16 May
@TheHorse Oh yah, I'm not complaining - I love these gray, coolish days . . . but I'm just saying it's not typical of our Mays. I wonder what summer will look like!
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
@much2say What's the name of your town?
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@LadyDuck (220170)
• Switzerland
16 May
This year is cold, a lot colder than usual and it is a rainy May.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
Are the flowers enjoying the rain, in spite of the cold?
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@LadyDuck (220170)
• Switzerland
16 May
@TheHorse I think that the flowers are not at all enjoying this weather and even less my vegetable plants.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
@LadyDuck Hopefully, they will survive the cold and flourish when the weather gets warmer. Here at home, my green beans and corn are loving the extra rain. But I'm stumbling a bit with my sunflowers. At the preschool, the snow peas we planted in "Winter" are yielding right now, and the plants look great. The corn and sunflowers are coming up (the green beans too) and looking good.
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@garymarsh6 (17280)
• United Kingdom
15 May
I know it is always useful to get rain in your neck of the woods. Here we have had a glorious day of sunshine! Much needed of course and due to be the same tomorrow!
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
I can't believe I still haven't visited the UK.
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@garymarsh6 (17280)
• United Kingdom
16 May
@TheHorse That is outrageous! You must only come in the summer months you would not like it in the winter cold damp grey and miserable!
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
17 May
@garymarsh6 Cold, damp, grey, and misrabale? The story of my life! Should I come in January?
@debjani1 (5889)
15 May
Today's weather is better than last 10 days. After yesterday's and day before yesterday's rain help us to control the excessive heat.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
I wonder if I could still live in a place that has excessive heat.
@debjani1 (5889)
16 May
@TheHorse it become unbearable.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
@debjani1 I enjoyed Chicago's hot, humid Summers. But I was younger then.
• United States
16 May
jest keep that rain'a comin' purty please. such's 'pposed to come this direction 'n i hope't don't dry 'p 'fore 't 'rrives. sunshine 'n 'breezy' (aka: 20-25mph) here today. yer lil sunflower looks so lonesome. 're ya gonna plant't a friend?
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
I'm trying but I'm struggling with sunflowers this Spring. Maybe I'll go buy some new soil from Home Depot and some new planters from the Dollar Tree, I want to see some sunflowers smiling at me by the end of the Summer! At the preschool, the sunflowers are doing OK--about 10"" high and looking healthy.
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• United States
16 May
@TheHorse the ones here've yet to sprout 'n i've thoughts 'f creatures dinin' 'pon the seeds, lol. a few years back i'd plenty growin', planted 'bout 8 diff'rent varieties 'n they were jest a joy. great to hear those't the preschool 're doin' so well! i presume the ground squirrels're behavin'?
@xander6464 (12910)
• Wapello, Iowa
15 May
For the first time in quite a while, it is warm and dry here. No rain.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
Is the corn showing in the fields? I'm thinking "knee high by the 4th of July."
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@xander6464 (12910)
• Wapello, Iowa
16 May
@TheHorse Not yet but it should be soon.
• Defuniak Springs, Florida
15 May
Hot hot hot. We had some bad storms a few days ago and then it got hot again. Last night it probably dipped down to the sixties..
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
Dipped down to the 60s. I like that.
@JohnRoberts (81796)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
Yeah, but it's never a surprise for rain to fall on the bay area.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
If you have patience.
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@wolfgirl569 (15731)
• Marion, Ohio
15 May
We are dry for now. Hope it lasts a few days at least.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
It stopped raining for awhile this afternoon. But it's raining again now.
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@Corbin5 (142529)
• United States
15 May
That rain will do your sunflower a lot of good, I believe. We have sunshine and blue skies.
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@TheHorse (84882)
• Walnut Creek, California
16 May
Yeppers, I'm always happy when I see rain in Spring and Summer. We have plenty of warm, dry days here. My sunflower looks happy and "turgid" right now.
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