When does the no rain season start?

21 Mar

Well that is the $64 million dollar question.  The National Weather Service just published their prognosis thru June 2014 and it doesn’t look good from a rain stand point.  The Caribbean is predicted to be below average again.


This may sound good for those who enjoy afternoons on the sunny beach, but  the Caribbean has been getting less than average rain for at least two years, and the impact on agriculture and the water table has been significant. In addition to water supplies drying up, much of the country’s electricity comes from hydro-electric plants. Without rain, the more expensive oil fired generators will have to be used, which means ICE gets a bigger part of our income .  Damn that global cooling!!!!

Some of our friends, who do not have deep wells, are starting to drill them which means even more of a drawn down on the water table.  I am just glad, that for right now, we don’t have a lot of neighbors who have wells so I hope our well makes it until the rains start to pick up again.  Anyone know a good rain man???

We can only hope that the weather guy is wrong, after all  it is Costa Rica.  Pura Vida……….


Posted by on March 21, 2014 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “When does the no rain season start?

  1. Casey

    March 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    On the other hand, you are still going to get way over 120 inches, so that it isn’t enough? 🙂

    • treystot

      March 22, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Only time will tell, so far this year we have had only 7 inches!


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