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RAIN, GLORIOUS RAIN!

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Post by itsme Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:23 pm

How wonderful to have it rain, everything has been so dry. I have had the sprinkler on in the garden, don't need it now!  Beer 

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Post by Grizzy Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:14 pm

Smells nice now! Lots of thunder but only a few drops in Riberas. Friends in San Antonio got a good downpour though.
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Post by David Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:18 pm

Highly unusual, but 10 minutes of rain was very nice!
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Post by sundown Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:35 pm

Poco in Tlaquepaque

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Post by hockables Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:35 pm

Blackeye  all we got was a couple o rainbirds... another month to go, I guess.......
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Post by zenwoodle Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:43 pm

I was at the futbol game and got soaked, when I returned home my wife said that she counted 11 raindrops.
You have to be in the right, or wrong place.  Beer Beer 
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Post by arbon Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:00 am

You "New Comers" are lucky to actually SEE it rain, because back in the day it only rained at night.

The first fiesta we went to near the volcanos it rained in January for the first time in 15 years.

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Post by CanuckBob Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:09 am

That "only rains at night" thinking is an urban legend. While the rains are primarily at night there is plenty during the late afternoon and early morning throughout the rainy season.
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Post by arbon Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:35 am

CanuckBob wrote:That "only rains at night" thinking is an urban legend. While the rains are primarily at night there is plenty during the late afternoon and early morning throughout the rainy season.

In another 24 years "the thermometer in the Shade/Sun" will become another urban legend. Eh

Ja ja ja.
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Post by Axixic Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:19 am

RAIN, GLORIOUS RAIN! M5py7r10
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Post by CheenaGringo Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:23 am

Happens every year and then the speculation starts on the beginning date for the rainy season! Seems that the world's 2nd best climate has a few warts (like the dry & dusty season)?

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Post by Axixic Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:47 am

You know, I think that "2nd Best Climate" thing is a self-perpetuating myth. I've heard it attributed to some article in the National Geographic but never been able to find the actual source.

I mean, the climate here is great and all but I think we might be engaging in hyperbole when we say that (and I am just as guilty of it as anyone.)
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Post by Rosa Venus Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:58 pm

I'm convinced there was never any National Geographic article. In the first place, it's not the kind of thing they would write. Some clever real estate developer started the myth is my guess.
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Post by arbon Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:52 pm

Another myth and mistake made is.."no news is good news"

it just shows that there must be something to hide.

from Chapala crime...

"Recent Crimes that have been reported-obviously much more going on- just no reports sent to us"
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Post by slainte39 Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:11 pm

Rosa Venus wrote:I'm convinced there was never any National Geographic article. In the first place, it's not the kind of thing they would write. Some clever real estate developer started the myth is my guess.

I first "heard" that National Geographic article claim 40 years ago, and it was supposed to have been in an issue from the 60's.  Can't remember if I actually ever saw it, as it was so long ago.

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Post by slainte39 Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:18 pm

arbon wrote:Another myth and mistake made is.."no news is good news"

it just shows that there must be something to hide.

from Chapala crime...

"Recent Crimes that have been reported-obviously much more going on- just no reports sent to us"

Unreported crimes minus gossiped and rumoured crimes plus actual crimes minus imagined crimes =  ???

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Post by CHILLIN Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:27 pm

The "best" weather is supposed to be the Mt. Kilimanjaro foothills. Guess what - like Lake Chapala, hardly anybody lives there! Seems like for population growth people go where there are jobs, transportation hubs, advanced education, government offices, etc. Even if those areas become noisy, polluted and crowded - that's where the majority of humans like to live.

My favorite urban legend here is the government imported Manatees in the Lake to control Liria - but the fishermen killed them and ate them.
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Post by slainte39 Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:50 pm

CHILLIN wrote:The "best" weather is supposed to be the Mt. Kilimanjaro foothills. Guess what - like Lake Chapala, hardly anybody lives there! Seems like for population growth people go where there are jobs, transportation hubs, advanced education, government offices, etc. Even if those areas become noisy, polluted and crowded - that's where the majority of humans like to live.

My favorite urban legend here is the government imported Manatees in the Lake to control Liria - but the fishermen killed them and ate them.

Oh yes the manatees....supposedly happened during my lifetime here, but never saw them and definitely never ate one.  It was one of those stories that seemed to surface, in my case anyway, long after it happened.   scratch

Most large population centers in the world are within a distance of 100 km. of navigable waters connected to oceans.  How the Mexico City area has approached 30 million people at 8,000 ft. altitude and no seaport has always been a mystery to me.  Climate?...I doubt it.

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Post by Axixic Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:22 pm

CHILLIN wrote:The "best" weather is supposed to be the Mt. Kilimanjaro foothills. Guess what - like Lake Chapala, hardly anybody lives there!

Specifically Nairobi, Kenya (I heard).

You know what? I say screw it - I'm going to start saying we have the BEST climate. Period. If anyone wants to disagree they can try to discredit the claim. We have more days of sunshine than Nairobi, for a start.

The hell with second best - we're number 1! WE'RE NUMBER 1!!
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Post by lunateak Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:26 pm

Cha Pa La! Cha Pa La! Cha Pa La!
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Post by gobluejohn Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Oh yea rain, but big lightning strikes in Chapala Haciendas blew out our 40 inch hi def screen, shaw receiver, and our stereo receiver, phone of course blew out of the modem, lying burnt. rain was nice but, just saying wasn't worth it. oh yea power cord to Barbi's lap top went south
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Post by MexicoPete Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:45 am

Sorry about your loss. Were you not using a grounded surge protector to protect from lightning strikes and other large surges? Or was the lighting strike so close that it was overwhelmed.
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Post by CheenaGringo Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:53 am

So when the world's best climate causes power surges, power outages, loss of phone & Internet, loss of TV and sometimes even loss of water when pumps either fry or die - it must be easier to blame the providers than accept the fact they are fighting the elements?

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Post by barbicheesecake Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:03 am

MexicoPete wrote:Sorry about your loss. Were you not using a grounded surge protector to protect from lightning strikes and other large surges?  Or was the lighting strike so close that it was overwhelmed.

We rent and the house is not grounded. Everything was plugged into a surge protector but without grounding it didn't work. I'll be calling the landlord to see if he will help us out with that. BTW, it was very close hitting the telephone pole in front of the house.
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Post by brigitte Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:31 am

Sorry to hear about your problem, the same thing happened to us when we first moved to our house and it fried the surge protector and the tv and the computer...Now our house is grounded but we unplug everything anyways when there is a storm. I know it is too late if the first trike happens to you but we unplug everything and we also unplug everything when we leave for a few days. I hope your landlord helps you.

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