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    MoJo Madman Huckleberry's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sneezix View Post
    I tried watering my yard this week, but didn't work, either.
    Quote Originally Posted by tmwoodall View Post
    I watered my dirt, and washed my truck. I am taking all the baby steps I can toe help. Perhaps I should take the top off my jeep and leave a bunch of books and sentimental pictures in there.
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    wait, I am washing my bike today. It ALWAYS rains when I wash my bike.
    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    ok, I'm going to jump on this train of thought and wash my truck...
    Keep at it everyone! The forecast calls for a week of rain beginning on Sunday.

    Taking the top off the jeep to expose books and pictures seems a good action to lock in that forecast.
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    ...and keep making big plans for the 1st 2009 DST R&I. The more we commit to that ride, the more rain we'll get!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    ...and keep making big plans for the 1st 2009 DST R&I. The more we commit to that ride, the more rain we'll get!
    IN

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    I think I win. I just spent my new bike budget on $4k of foundation work last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chongo loco View Post
    I think I win. I just spent my new bike budget on $4k of foundation work last week.
    Whatever contest that was remind me to never enter, or to compete very poorly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huckleberry View Post
    Keep at it everyone! The forecast calls for a week of rain beginning on Sunday.

    Taking the top off the jeep to expose books and pictures seems a good action to lock in that forecast.
    nice but what is this "10-Day Ski Forecast for Austin, TX"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmwoodall View Post
    Whatever contest that was remind me to never enter, or to compete very poorly.
    That would be the own a house next to a creek with a lot of clay in the soil during a severe drought contest. Sort of like those compressed sponges kids get that grow 10 times in size when wet...only in reverse. I had a 3" void under my slab in 2 big sections near my back door.
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    i watered my grass this morning, that usually makes it rain as well.

    I'll be washing my bike and do plan on attending the R&I next week, if that helps too
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    Quote Originally Posted by bartman View Post
    Intense drought bakes Texas



    By Betsy Blaney, Associated Press Writer
    LUBBOCK, Texas Central Texas cattle raiser Gerry Shudde remembers Texas' drought of record in the 1950s when his family's ranch sometimes got a couple of 4-inch rainfalls a year.
    But the drought ongoing now is far different.
    "This is just cut off completely," the 74-year-old rancher said. "In a lot of ways, it's worse."
    Across the nation's No. 2 agricultural state, drought conditions are evaporating stock tanks, keeping many crop farmers from planting, forcing cattle producers to cull their herds, and dropping water levels in state lakes.



    Despite hurricanes Dolly, Gustav and Ike soaking Texas in 2008, almost every part of the state nearly 97% is experiencing some drought, according to the most recent U.S. Drought Monitor map, released Feb. 26.


    Parts of central Texas and the Hill Country more that 8% of the state are not only in exceptional drought the most severe stage of dryness but they are now the driest region in the country and the driest they have been since 1918. It is the only place in the U.S. experiencing exceptional drought.
    San Antonio, two counties east of Shudde's ranch, has gotten only 16.67 inches of rain since September 2007, its driest 17 months ever and about 28 inches below normal.
    November, December and January were the driest statewide since 1971 for that three-month span, the fourth-driest on record. Texas averaged .32 inches of rain in January, the fourth driest in history, and about one-fifth the normal monthly total.
    Statewide numbers for February have not yet been compiled.
    "February's gotten nothing but worse," said Victor Murphy, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. "It's going to be the same gloomy numbers."
    Some local numbers were available, though, and they show that none of the state's 25 largest cities got even half the normal rainfall between Dec. 1 and Feb. 25.
    "That's another example of how bad things are," Murphy said. "Things just continue to get worse."
    There is, however, a glimmer of hope. Forecasters say it appears the La Nina climate pattern that's kept Texas dry may be breaking up over the central Pacific Ocean.
    "It looks like it's starting to weaken," Murphy said. "With that being the case, May and June, our normal rainy months, we might have something positive to look forward to."
    If those rains don't materialize, the cost to agriculture could be enormous.
    "It's too preliminary" to estimate what the losses could be this year, said Travis Miller, drought specialist with Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
    If the recent past is any indication, agriculture losses could top 2006. Drought-related crop and livestock losses were the state's worst ever for a single year, totaling $4.1 billion. Numbers on the latest drought map are worse than those for same week of 2006.
    What does that mean to ranchers?
    Most started culling their herds a few months ago and that will probably continue, Miller said.
    Shudde, who in the 2006 drought cut his small herd in half because he could no longer feed them, has six stock tanks for watering his cattle. Four of those tanks are already dry and two others, which were dug deeper after the 1950s drought, are nearly empty.
    He normally plants oats and other feed grasses in his pastures to help feed his cattle during the winter.
    This year, though, "there's not a seed come up on any of them yet," he said. "It's just time for this to end."
    Miller said most ranchers use supplemental feed hay and other grazing grasses cut and harvested months ago during winter months. This year, there is a big difference.
    "It's not supplemental feed," he said. "It is the feed."
    Crop farmers too are in a quandary. Soil moisture is inadequate across much of the state.
    "There's really nothing to plant on," Miller said. "We need 8 to 10 inches to fill the soil profile up."
    It won't be just agriculture affected by continued dry conditions, especially if the drought persists into spring months when homeowners and others around the state begin watering lawns and gardens.
    Of the 109 lakes the Texas Water Development Board monitors, 28 were at least 90% full, according to the agency's most recent monthly report. That compares with 42 in early September and 83 in late May.
    The storage capacity of Texas lakes dipped slightly to 80% since the late December report. One horror spot is O.C. Fisher Reservoir west of San Angelo, which usually runs low but now is "effectively empty," according to the report.
    "I wish we had some rain," said Barney Austin, director of the board's surface water resources. "You fly across the state and it's all brown, not green."
    Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute

    That there is a whole lotta agri-economic meteorologic data.

    Thanks for the cut_n_paste info Bartman

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    Maybe this'll help..









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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeedster View Post
    Maybe this'll help..



    whoa! that's NICE...almost made me rain

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    dude, are you cross racing now? nice bike. oh yeah, you're showing up pretty soon with some rain makers...coolio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the weatherman View Post
    That there is a whole lotta agri-economic meteorologic data.

    Thanks for the cut_n_paste info Bartman
    well mr. weatherman, what is your professional forcast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chongo loco View Post
    I had a 3" void under my slab
    The US Pharmaceutical Industry has some products that can definitely (maybe) help you out there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chongo loco View Post
    I think I win. I just spent my new bike budget on $4k of foundation work last week.
    did you go with that new fangled technology?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandito View Post
    The US Pharmaceutical Industry has some products that can definitely (maybe) help you out there...
    NICE!

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    I've got a warranty frame on the way

    I'll build 'er up then wash the jeep AND take the top off. No way that won't work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Singlespeedster View Post
    Maybe this'll help..
    Nice! The bling headset should make it dump.

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    nice bike!

    make it rain, make it rain, make it rain!

    oh and according to the forecast we may actually get some starting on Saturday.

    "Sunshine, blue skies,
    Please go away.
    My girl has found another,
    And gone away.
    With her went my future,
    My life is filled with gloom.
    So day after day,
    I stayed locked up in my room.
    I know to you,
    It might sound strange.
    But I wish it would rain.
    (How I wish that it would rain.)
    Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah."
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    "I have been to the top of the mountain...
    and now I am headed downhill ilke a bat out of hell!
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