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Who'll Stop the Rain?

There's something impressive about looking at the five-day weather forecast and seeing:
WEDNESDAY: Showers, followed by rain.
THURSDAY: Sunny, high in the mid-70s. (Just kidding: Rain.)

The weather map in the paper looks like some sort of mistake, as if someone had misaligned a printing plate or laid some wire mesh over the page: Stylized raindrops spread across the mid-Atlantic like so many monster fish scales.


The online Accuweather forecast is a little sunnier, at least showing a bit of ol Sol on Thursday and Saturday. Things are much the same in the Capital Weather Gang's neighborhood.

I tend to want to blame someone for the rain. (My wet English spring last year inspired similar impulses.) Of course, I know it's not anyone's fault. I suppose I could blame God. Or whatever butterfly happened to set off the chain of events that culminated in me ending up soaked and shivering. (I spent most of yesterday outside, in the rain.)

The most immediate effect of this weather pattern is that I won't get around to mowing my lawn this week. And as I didn't get around to mowing it last week, things are looking pretty rough and shaggy in the front yard. It's not quite reached the stage where small neighborhood children are at risk of going missing in it, but I expect we'll be there by this weekend, when the sun should reemerge and dry things out.

How about you?

What effect is all this precip having on your psyche? Share your damp thoughts in the Comments section below.

By John Kelly  |  May 4, 2009; 9:25 AM ET
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I just had the sod in my front yard replaced so bring on the rain! It's helping my flowers and veges grow too.

Posted by: justhere | May 4, 2009 9:32 AM | Report abuse

I, too, was sick of the rain until yesterday afternoon when during a short let up of it, I got to play outside with my 2 nephews. There's nothing like watching a 2-yr old boy splash in puddles with wild abandon to change one's outlook.

Posted by: lindy47 | May 4, 2009 10:15 AM | Report abuse

If it was possible to have the rain without the mud to go with it, I'd be all for it. (N.B.: I am differentiating mud from puddles here.)



Posted by: | May 4, 2009 11:04 AM | Report abuse

I was very glad yesterday for the opporunity to take a short drive to the grocery store and, in the process, have the rain wash all of the pollen off my car.

Posted by: staxowax | May 4, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

I'm just glad we had drains and a sump pump installed in our basement last year (after two floods in less than a month during the spring). As long as it doesn't come inside, I don't mind the rain, especially after the drought not so long ago.

Posted by: tmmm | May 4, 2009 6:56 PM | Report abuse

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