It's water falling from the sky. It's been doing it all night long and has not stopped yet, nor is it likely to be finished any time soon.
So the posting about droughts and waterholes may just sit another day (sorry baby gator fans) as I carpe diem a little with this wonder of nature.
Currently at almost 10:00 am, rain bands are pretty constant with steady, but not frog strangler, rainfall.
There's an 18 mph wind from almost due north, a temperature of 66 F, and relative humidity is 93%.
This is a rainmaker storm, not a blow down your house storm. It is exactly what we needed. The only way to improve it would be to slow it down so even more rain could fall.
The timing is pretty cool since I just posted pics of the dry pond, so a comparison photo about a day from now should be interesting. I predict some wild amphibian parties at the pond after all this as there's been no water for breeding. Already today the treefrogs are calling like crazy.
I will try to get out in it as the day goes on and post a few TS Barry shots.
Right now I'm just reveling in the sound of rain.