After a couple of weeks that were pretty dry, the monsoons are back The last 2 night lots of thunder, lightening and rain. Our irrigation water allotment was increased last week for the second time this season. Hope this continues for another month or so.
On a slightly different yet related topic, I don't remember a year when we've gotten as much rain as we have this year in eastern Ohio. It seems to be coming about 5 days per week and the humidity is as bad as I can every remember it.
One of the reasons we are so intune to the monsoons is that we really depend on them for our late summer/early fall moisture. It has a big effect on the next years water supply. If we don't get much (like the last 2 years), the soil in the mountains really dries out and the next springs snow runoff is really effected. As the snow melts it soaks into the dry soil instead of running down to all the streams and rivers. It has a cumulative effect like we are seeing now.