5.5″ in 24hrs, after 8 days over 70

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The full moon three weeks ago blew in with a hot dry wind, evaporating winter overnight. Nighttime lows have been average daytime highs, with daytime highs 20-30 over, setting many dire records: like 8 days in a row over 70 (prior record was 2 days).

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Our ancient twisty tree flowers early.

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Tulips and hyacinths are in full colors.

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Rain finally in the forecast, so I worked Lucky’s patch with new soil and seed.

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The rain gauge after 24 hours.

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5.5 inches is 1/3 of our annual rainfall in just 24 hours, and two days later 2 1/4 inches more, and two days after that 2 5/8 inches more. Utah’s annual rain average is 14 inches and SLC is 16 inches. 

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