Just checked the rain guage and dumped out 4.6 inches. Four inches have come since 3 a.m. this morning, and the other 6 tenths came yesterday. It is raining hard, and the wind is quite strong. Thought if it wasn't dumped, the guage might overflow (at the 5.25 level).
I hate being a big hog on this rain deal, and would sure donate anything else we might get tonight to other needy souls. This country never has been known for moderation in anything, and is instead a land of extremes. The summer temperatures can be beastly hot, and the winters can sure be way too cold for way too long. When it's dry, it's terribly dry, and then sometimes when it rains it gets carried away and a bit of sunshine would be mighty welcome. I'm not complaining, just stating the facts from fifty plus years of observation.