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Post by gobluejohn Tue May 01, 2018 6:46 pm

not looking good to the east and coming our way, is it already waay early
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Post by Lady Otter Latté Tue May 01, 2018 7:02 pm

We have preview storms several times each April/May.
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Post by SunshineyDay Tue May 01, 2018 7:42 pm

So as a reminder what constitutes the start of the rainy season?

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Post by Lady Otter Latté Tue May 01, 2018 8:02 pm

I can not recall exactly but it has something to do with tropical and subtropical jet streams and easterly flow and it being more than one or two isolated storms. Maybe a weather guru will chime in. I just know that not just any storm or shower is a rainy season beginning.
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Post by Trailrunner Tue May 01, 2018 8:17 pm

Raining in San Antonio! Glorious dust-settling, wet street smelling rain.
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Post by slainte39 Tue May 01, 2018 9:08 pm

Heavy rain occurred just north of GDL.
Rain is rain, take it any way or any time you can get it.

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Post by Lady Otter Latté Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 pm

I think everyone does take rain whenever we get it. We can have rain in December or January and are happy to get it. But no one speculates that the rainy season has started.
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Post by Rosa Venus Tue May 01, 2018 10:12 pm

Nonethless, tomorrow let the annual "Newbie Search for Roofer Tournament" begin!!! Very Happy
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Post by CanuckBob Tue May 01, 2018 10:31 pm

Jaja.......I'm in the middle of roofing job. I washed my car today too. Guess I'll put out a welcome mat for the mosquitos now......

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Post by jubob2 Tue May 01, 2018 11:07 pm

This rain is all my fault as i just had all the weathercoat and membrane stripped from my roof! I guess I should have realized it would be inevitable that this would bring on the rainy season a month early. No tarps, but so far only leaking through the cracked skylight, not the roof. Fingers crossed. So sorry for bringing on this inconvenience!!!

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Post by gringal Wed May 02, 2018 7:41 am

jubob2 wrote:This rain is all my fault as i just had all the weathercoat and membrane stripped from my roof!  I guess I should have realized it would be inevitable that this would bring on the rainy season a month early.  No tarps, but so far only leaking through the cracked skylight, not the roof.  Fingers crossed.  So sorry for bringing on this inconvenience!!!

Have no guilt, amigo..............they started on my roof this week. Thunder and lightning last night and finally, pouring rain!

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Post by brigitte Wed May 02, 2018 9:10 am

I did the roof in january Feb and we had rain as well the patio was full of the red stuff that had been stripped as well.. ha ha it is the way it always is.

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Post by sm1mex Wed May 02, 2018 10:00 am

Rained 2 hours last night above upper LaFloresta.

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Post by DaveP Wed May 02, 2018 10:23 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:I can not recall exactly but it has something to do with tropical and subtropical jet streams and easterly flow and it being more than one or two isolated storms. Maybe a weather guru will chime in. I just know that not just any storm or shower is a rainy season beginning.

Yesterday's storm came off the pacific according to the weather satellite. Rainy season rains come from the east/north-east as a product of the north east trade winds which start on June.
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Post by MexicoPete Wed May 02, 2018 10:25 am

Someone asked when does the rainy season start. We usually have the occasional rain at this time of the year. However the true rainy seasons usually starts on or about the middle of June.
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Post by CanuckBob Wed May 02, 2018 10:36 am

brigitte wrote:I did the roof in january Feb and we had rain as well the patio was full of the red stuff that had been stripped as well.. ha ha it is the way it always is.

It rained once last year at this time when I was re-doing another roof on one of our casitas too. The contractor called me a 2am to rush over with tarps as he heard the thunder.

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Post by gringal Wed May 02, 2018 11:35 am

CanuckBob wrote:
brigitte wrote:I did the roof in january Feb and we had rain as well the patio was full of the red stuff that had been stripped as well.. ha ha it is the way it always is.

It rained once last year at this time when I was re-doing another roof on one of our casitas too. The contractor called me a 2am to rush over with tarps as he heard the thunder.

Somehow, the roofgods KNOW and stick it to us as we try to get ready for the rains.

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Post by SunFan Wed May 02, 2018 2:42 pm

Isn't it time to start the annual lottery on which day the rainy season will actually begin?

My guess is it will be early this year.......June 10th

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Post by CHILLIN Wed May 02, 2018 2:55 pm

We can no longer rely on weather forecasts based on historical data. Although, the weather gurus are predicting a long, dry summer in our part of the world. As Lady O already mentioned, it is apparently to do with changing ocean currents and jet streams.
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Post by slainte39 Wed May 02, 2018 4:39 pm

There are usually a couple of rains in May, so last night was not unusual.....fairly normal.

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Post by slainte39 Wed May 02, 2018 4:44 pm

SunFan wrote:Isn't it time to start the annual lottery on which day the rainy season will actually begin?

My guess is it will be early this year.......June 10th

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HA!.....no thanks, I don't want to have to remember what I said, or even worse, reminded by someone else, what I said.
In this case, I'll rely on my hindsight........ lol!

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Post by windrider17 Wed May 02, 2018 6:36 pm

I still owe someone the prize for last years lottery. I'm still good for it if I can figure out who was the winner.

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Post by DaveP Wed May 02, 2018 7:09 pm

Got more dark clouds and thunder tonight. Liquid along with them
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Post by Trailrunner Wed May 02, 2018 7:14 pm

windrider17 wrote:I still owe someone the prize for last years lottery. I'm still good for it if I can figure out who was the winner.
Me! Me! Me! I won! I won! Meet you at Black Coffee tomorrow for my prize! 

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Post by SunshineyDay Wed May 02, 2018 7:27 pm

What was the prize?

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