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8.66 inches
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Quite a rain that came with the tornado that hit Bowie Texas last night. The whirlwind went North of my place and hit the town. I drove around the town for awhile today. I didn’t see it all but mostly it was big trees down and, in some cases, on buildings. Lots of shingles and metal off houses and businesses.

Best cafe in town caught on fire and is history.

I’ve owned the place for almost 40 years and never had a rain that size. Some roads to repair with rocks due to washouts.

Since I don’t live there, no idea how long it took to get the rain.

Last edited by Dave Davidson1; 05/23/20 08:49 PM.

It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

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Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Dave Davidson1 #521511 05/23/20 08:56 PM
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I’m glad you’re OK! That’s terrifying.


"Daddy, why is that fish sleeping?"
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Dave Davidson1 #521518 05/23/20 11:33 PM
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Glad you’re ok David - hope Bowie residents are likewise safe.


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Dave Davidson1 #521554 05/24/20 10:58 PM
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This has been a bad year for tornadoes, Dave. Glad you are okay!


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Dave Davidson1 #521613 05/25/20 10:10 PM
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We had a tornado hit our place last month. Lost a few dozen big trees but that was it. I was a half mile awhile when it went through but had no idea.

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Dave Davidson1 #521633 05/26/20 09:05 AM
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When I read the thread title, I thought Guv was trying to brag.....


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Originally Posted by Sunil
When I read the thread title, I thought Guv was trying to brag.....

That crossed my mind as well.


"Daddy, why is that fish sleeping?"
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Dave Davidson1 #521651 05/26/20 11:43 AM
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I'm sorry thats bragging for some of ya's. Guess the saying about texas isn't true after all.


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Dave Davidson1 #521694 05/27/20 05:26 AM
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Old saying in Texas. It ain’t bragging if you can do it, have done it, or have it.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Dave Davidson1 #521697 05/27/20 06:37 AM
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Wow Dave, that is a lot of rain! How did your pond handle it?


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Dave Davidson1 #521844 05/28/20 09:40 PM
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Ponds did well. Of course, I now have ponds in places that have seldom been wet. My creek got about 6 ft higher than normal for a short time. Had to get out tractor and FEL to haul rocks to washed out areas on road. I almost lost it (as in flipping over) on a 4 wheeler this morning before doing repairs..

For a short time, my water holes look like they are in East Texas.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP
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Dave Davidson1 #521846 05/28/20 09:48 PM
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Dave you ain’t no spring chicken, don’t be a flipping those 4 wheelers over. Glad you ok!

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Dave Davidson1 #521850 05/28/20 10:07 PM
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Yep Pat, that's what sent me for the tractor.


It's not about the fish. It's about the pond. Take care of the pond and the fish will be fine. PB subscriber since before it was in color.

Without a sense of urgency, Nothing ever gets done.

Boy, if I say "sic em", you'd better look for something to bite. Sam Shelley Rancher and Farmer Muleshoe Texas 1892-1985 RIP

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