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Day: July 9, 2011

Rainy Day Update

Alright, I’m ready to hit the hay. Here’s the final rainfall total for the day. According to the Korean Meteorological website, as of 11 p.m. we’ve gotten close to 9 inches (22 c.m.) of rain today. Wow! That’s getting pretty close to last July’s rainy day total, but it’s not as much as Jinju, to the north-east of us or Goheung, the spaceport of Korea’s fledgling space program, which is just west of Yeosu. Both of those areas have had over 12 inches (30 c.m.) of rain so far. The KMA is predicting another 1/2 to 1 inch of rain overnight. The southern third of the country got inundated today, but the northern part, including Seoul, is forecast to get hit tomorrow. Rainy season, for sure. I’ll have to keep my eye out for any flood news on the Korean newspapers or TV tomorrow. More later from a VERY wet Yeosu.

Rainy Days and Mondays . . .

. . . always get me down. Wouldn’t you know it? This is my first full weekend back in Yeosu since my vacation and it’s been raining buckets all day long. I know it’s the rainy season here, but I think we’re getting the whole season in one day. So far we’ve gotten about 5 inches [EDIT: 6 1/2 inches as of 4 p.m.] and it’s still coming down pretty heavily, with frequent thunderstorms. This kind of reminds me of last July’s big rain event, when we got more than 11 inches in one day, though I don’t think it’ll get quite that bad. Maybe you Montanans would like some. Oops, no, I guess not. You already had you’re share of rain earlier, didn’t you?

The powers-that-be provided us with portable dehumidifiers in March to help avoid mold build-up in the rooms, and mine’s certainly getting a workout. Anyway, it’s a good day for staying in bed and reading. I should be working on more Thai and Laos photos from my recent trip, but I’m feelin’ kinda lazy. Maybe tomorrow.

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