Oaxaca mural

Oaxaca mural

Friday, June 30, 2017

The Rains Came

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Even though we have had some rain ever since I arrived here on June 7th, it wasn't until this past week that the rainy season arrived with a vengeance.  Each day the rains have held off until late afternoon or evening, and I have been able to get out of the apartment and do some sightseeing.  I have taken my rain jacket with me, but I have not needed to put it on.  The sun has even come out for periods of time.

On Wednesday night we had heavy thunderstorms with 2.8 inches of rain recorded.  Early Thursday evening we had a brief downpour here at the apartment, but other parts of the city had a record rainfall of 3.3 inches.  Flooding was reported in many areas, with 19 inches of standing water in some places.  On some lines, subway and bus service was halted.  Highway underpasses were flooded.

Fortunately there was no flooding here at the apartment nor where Alejandro works nor at his parents' home.

The forecast for today...90% chance of rain by 5 PM.
Saturday... 90% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening.
Sunday... 90% chance of rain in the afternoon and evening.

Happy Weekend!

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