Build the Arks!

Here in Saint Louis, it’s been raining. And raining. And raining. And raining.

Monday, it was 2.5″ of rain. Yesterday, 1.5″, and today it has rained another 2.5″. All with the temperature mockingly close to freezing — mostly in the mid to upper 30s, and occassional incursions into the 40s. We’ve had almost 7″ of rain here in the last three days — we average about 38″ annually — and it won’t end until sometime tonight or tomorrow.

How much snow would this have been? Four to six feet. Feet. I can’t even conceive of that much snow, having only ever seen 24″ on the ground at one time. That was 1993 or 1994 in Chattanooga — an amazing place to see that much snow! — which exceeded anything I saw in seven years in Omaha.

The drive in and back from work was nasty…. if you were in a car. My truck had no problems, and frankly, it was a lot of fun to splash about on the drowned roads. There’s lots of field flooding that crossed the roads, and there wasn’t a low valley I saw on my drive that wasn’t full of water. Daily, I have to dodge deer on my way to and from work. Today, I dodged fish! 😉