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After praying for rain during our recent drought, it finally rained.  And rained.  And rained......

Although, we had a few thunderstorms in the week or two before this current rain started, they didn't officially call off the drought until a day or two into this.  The weather underground forecast for Subic called for 100% chance of rain for a few days before it started, starting around June 5-6, but it didn't get going until Friday the 8th.  We literally have not seen the sun since last Friday morning.

Subic and this area of Luzon will get these monsoon rains that last for days, but I think this may be the longest we have seen.  If you look at the chart below, we probably will not get relief, and a bit of sun, until sometime next week.

What pisses us off is that mayor of Olongapo controls the school closures, both public and private, and it doesn't take much for him to declare it a rain day.  There are no significant flooding issues in our area, but he follows the weather experts recommendations for all of Zambales, and closes the schools.  The kids somehow seem to safely make it to the malls and every place else!

My oldest daughter's school was supposed to start Monday the 11th, but due to the closures and holidays, they now moved it to the 18th.  I hope the mayor does not close the schools again then!

Meanwhile, in Baguio, where we have family, they also have had torrential rain, much heavier than here.  They just carry on.  No school closures, no interruptions, etc.

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Funny that, sunny and nice here in Cebu city.

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Heavy rain for a few hours then gone here in Pili. Sounds like the storm stalled directly over you OMW.

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1 hour ago, robert k said:

Sounds like the storm stalled directly over you OMW.

Not exactly.  At certain times, usually when there is a low pressure system to the north and / or west of Luzon, the monsoon rains get sucked up over Luzon and it can last for days.  They come up from the S.E. over the S. China Sea, and mostly miss the lower half of PH.

You can see it really well right now on this interactive wind map.  Scroll over to the Philippines, then zoom in.  Pili is probably on the bottom edge of the winds moving the rain through.

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-239.52,12.53,331/loc=133.527,24.164

Here is a map that shows the big pool of moisture being pulled through:

https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/west-pacific

 

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We've been getting our share for the past week here in Sta Rosa, Laguna.  Orange weather alerts every day.  Finally saw some sunshine this afternoon.  Maybe a little more rain before it continues out of here.

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Still no rain here in CDO. We are having to delay our rice planting.

Can we have some of yours please..........

Ken

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20 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

After praying for rain during our recent drought, it finally rained.  And rained.  And rained......

Although, we had a few thunderstorms in the week or two before this current rain started, they didn't officially call off the drought until a day or two into this.  The weather underground forecast for Subic called for 100% chance of rain for a few days before it started, starting around June 5-6, but it didn't get going until Friday the 8th.  We literally have not seen the sun since last Friday morning.

Subic and this area of Luzon will get these monsoon rains that last for days, but I think this may be the longest we have seen.  If you look at the chart below, we probably will not get relief, and a bit of sun, until sometime next week.

What pisses us off is that mayor of Olongapo controls the school closures, both public and private, and it doesn't take much for him to declare it a rain day.  There are no significant flooding issues in our area, but he follows the weather experts recommendations for all of Zambales, and closes the schools.  The kids somehow seem to safely make it to the malls and every place else!

My oldest daughter's school was supposed to start Monday the 11th, but due to the closures and holidays, they now moved it to the 18th.  I hope the mayor does not close the schools again then!

Meanwhile, in Baguio, where we have family, they also have had torrential rain, much heavier than here.  They just carry on.  No school closures, no interruptions, etc.

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Well you prayed for rain and Dave Houndriver did the Indian dance for rain a few years ago so it is self inflicted no sympathy here haha. In all seriousness it can be a pain when there is constant rain everything is wet and your house gets dirty really quickly.We have nice sunshine here in Dumaguete so there, you can take comfort from that.

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3 minutes ago, sonjack2847 said:

Well you prayed for rain and Dave Houndriver did the Indian dance for rain a few years ago so it is self inflicted no sympathy here haha. In all seriousness it can be a pain when there is constant rain everything is wet and your house gets dirty really quickly.We have nice sunshine here in Dumaguete so there, you can take comfort from that.

The past week was not too bad as far as heavy downpours, the type that will cause flooding.  Just steady rain.  However, today, we are really getting hammered!  Windy too!  We were just out on the back lanai hanging some plastic sheets to try and keep the rain out.

Yup, looks nice down south!  Hounddriver probably did his dance backwards this year!

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5 hours ago, OnMyWay said:

Hounddriver probably did his dance backwards this year!

Sideways after yesterday.

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Sorry about that OMW.  Long stretches of rain can be a downer, and frustrating when students miss school too. I hope you folks get a break soon.

 

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