Pasture/Rain

Discuss grasses and how to grow and harvest them.
User avatar
Hippie Rancher
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1726
Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:38 pm
Location: Arizona
Has thanked: 207 times
Been thanked: 103 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Hippie Rancher » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:47 pm

I need some rain on a lot of this place - Saturday we had over an inch at the house, 2 miles down hill in the main big pasture (rangeland) we got 11/100ths. I still have feed, can survive on it for another year, but I need some ponds filled. Can't water entire herd until next July or August on one well.

Our year to date amounts are less than we normally get in just July and August.



User avatar
HDRider
GURU
GURU
Posts: 5384
Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:25 am
Location: NE Arkansas
Has thanked: 218 times
Been thanked: 354 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by HDRider » Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:01 am

Turned off dry here
bball wrote: "The juice wasn't worth the squeeze."
Dun said, "You gotta be flexible. Do whatever you have to do for the best results within your limitations."

User avatar
TennesseeTuxedo
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 15522
Joined: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:49 pm
Location: Live in Franklin, TN farm in Warsaw, KY
Has thanked: 1176 times
Been thanked: 1383 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:22 pm

HDRider wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:01 am
Turned off dry here
Here too. My lawn has burned up.
Making Cattle Today Great Again!
Sometimes you do have to throw out the babies with the bath water.

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 19263
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx
Has thanked: 130 times
Been thanked: 750 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by greybeard » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:04 am

Help is on the way for all of East Texas and up into Western Ark and Southern Ok.
Tropical depression Imelda is dropping a load of rain on me right now and has been for hours now. Moving due North @ 7mp.

As of 4:30am central time:

Image

Latest forecast 11 min ago:



Updated 11 minutes ago
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Tropical Storm Imelda has been downgraded to a tropical depression after making landfall Tuesday afternoon near Freeport. The storm formed at about midday, roughly 15 miles south of Freeport in the Gulf of Mexico.

The main threat from the storm will be extremely heavy rain leading to extensive street flooding, and possibly creek and bayou flooding if it lasts into Thursday.

Our latest forecast calls for 6-12" of rain with isolated spots over 20" along and east of the center's path.
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

User avatar
1982vett
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9163
Joined: Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:57 pm
Location: Central Texas
Has thanked: 164 times
Been thanked: 236 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by 1982vett » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:06 am

Just a foggy morning here....was looking promising last night but we are now firmly on the dry side. Cooler temps is all we are going to get.

My meteorological degree is from.... open your eyes and look out the window or st least look at a radar image. :lol:

Greybeard.....radar shows me it heading more east than north. But what do I know. :D
Aug 7, 2019 22:51GMT -5 the illustrious potentate said:
Because you have the freedom to say what you think, doesn't always mean that you should.

The right to speak freely is not free of consequences.

User avatar
Caustic Burno
Crusty
Crusty
Posts: 25604
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:02 pm
Location: Big Thicket East Texas
Has thanked: 377 times
Been thanked: 1255 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Caustic Burno » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:30 am

Been steady rain since 2AM, if it keeps this up I will be on an island.
Looks like the really heavy stuff for now is east on the border.
I run sale-barn cattle.

Bfields30
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 622
Joined: Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:27 pm
Location: Winnsboro tx
Has thanked: 199 times
Been thanked: 111 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Bfields30 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:27 pm

Lol yeah nothing in northeast Tx yet but my parents work in Freeport live in Brazoria county and they got plenty rain im jealous.

User avatar
sstterry
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2538
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:04 am
Location: Bulls Gap, TN
Has thanked: 862 times
Been thanked: 552 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by sstterry » Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:30 pm

We have not had a significant rain in about a month. None is forecast for the next 10 days either. I may have to start feeding some hay.

User avatar
TexasBred
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 30400
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Heart of Texas
Has thanked: 456 times
Been thanked: 315 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by TexasBred » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm

Keeping my fingers crossed. I haven't had any measurable rain since early July. Gonna put out hay next week IF we don't get any rain out of this .
“Tell me what you brag about and I'll tell you what you lack”

Spanish Proverb

User avatar
Caustic Burno
Crusty
Crusty
Posts: 25604
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2004 3:02 pm
Location: Big Thicket East Texas
Has thanked: 377 times
Been thanked: 1255 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by Caustic Burno » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:26 pm

TexasBred wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Keeping my fingers crossed. I haven't had any measurable rain since early July. Gonna put out hay next week IF we don't get any rain out of this .
I hope for y’all.
Watching radar today looks like it has moved farther east than earlier predictions.
I run sale-barn cattle.

User avatar
bbirder
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 806
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:23 pm
Location: S. Louisiana
Has thanked: 21 times
Been thanked: 18 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by bbirder » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:18 pm

CB,
My local station just reported Baytown had 24". Not sure of that but he also said Beaumont above 12"
"A good climbing rope will last you 3 to 5 years. A bad climbing rope will last you a lifetime."

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 19263
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx
Has thanked: 130 times
Been thanked: 750 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by greybeard » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:46 pm

Baytown?
A niece of mine lives in Baytown and she says they do have some street flooding.. A tornado has been reported in Mont Belview at 5:14 or 7 miles NE of Baytown moving East at 20mph. That would take it toward Cove/Winfree i believe..probably already there..

My own area has had steady rain almost non-stop with heavy rain interspersed, but not terribly hard like it was in the predawn hours. My rain gage shows 8".

River on the edge of my property will be coming up.

Summary
...The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a flood warning
for the following rivers...

East Fork San Jacinto near New Caney affecting the following counties in
Texas...Harris...Liberty...Montgomery


For East Fork San Jacinto River at New Caney, Moderate flooding is forecasted.

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The East Fork San Jacinto near New Caney.
* from this evening to Monday evening or until the warning is canceled.
* At 0340 PM Wednesday the stage was 55.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 58.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 63.1
feet by Friday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by late Monday
morning.


The river crested at 81.5' during Harvey.
(measurments for that gage is "above mean sea level". )

It will just be a moderate flood here unless something really unexpected happens.
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

NolanCountyAG
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 308
Joined: Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:18 pm
Location: Nolan County TX
Has thanked: 2 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by NolanCountyAG » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:51 pm

Send the next one West. 0.18" since June 26th

User avatar
greybeard
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 19263
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 5:51 pm
Location: Cleveland Tx
Has thanked: 130 times
Been thanked: 750 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by greybeard » Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:57 am

Maybe I spoke just a little prematurely.....no cow on no flat rock ever peed this hard..

Image
FLASH FLOOD WARNING ISSUED: 7:20 AM SEP. 19, 2019 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
The National Weather Service in League City has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
Southeastern Montgomery County in southeastern Texas...
West central Liberty County in southeastern Texas...
Northern Harris County in southeastern Texas...

* Until 415 AM CDT.

* At 218 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
heavy rain across the warned area. Three to six inches of rain
have fallen with rainfall rates up to four inches an hour. Flash
flooding is expected to begin shortly.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Cleveland, Splendora, Patton Village, Roman Forest, Woodbranch,
Plum Grove, Kenefick, Dayton Lakes, Tarkington Prairie, Porter and
New Caney.

Additional rainfall amounts of two to four are possible in the
warned area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the
dangers of flooding.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, country roads, farmland, and other low lying
spots.

&&


RIVER FLOOD WARNING
ISSUED: 8:48 PM SEP. 18, 2019 – NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a

* Flood Warning for
The East Fork San Jacinto near New Caney.
* from this evening to Monday evening or until the warning is canceled.
* At 0340 PM Wednesday the stage was 55.5 feet.
* Moderate flooding is forecast.
* Flood stage is 58.0 feet.
* Forecast...Rise above flood stage by tonight and continue to rise to near 63.1
feet by Friday morning. The river will fall below flood stage by late Monday
morning.
"For evil to flourish, all that is required is for good men to do nothing" Burke
Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It ain't easy being a used cow salesman.

User avatar
sstterry
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2538
Joined: Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:04 am
Location: Bulls Gap, TN
Has thanked: 862 times
Been thanked: 552 times

Re: Pasture/Rain

Post by sstterry » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:29 am

You Texas guys stay safe and I hope there is not much damage.

Post Reply