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Old 05-05-2013, 10:31 AM   #2921
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This Spring has been cooler and more wet than any I can remember. Temps in the 50's today and rained several days during the week. Been this way off and on all Spring. Usually feels like early summer by now. Idaho will be warmer than my area today.

Not complaining on the cool temps as I will be bitching about the heat before too long, but I am tired of all the rain. Let it go out West where it is needed.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:46 AM   #2922
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After a week of severe storms, tornados, hail, and flooding, we are really enjoying the spectacular weather this weekend - - highs in the 60's, but still warm enough for shorts because of the bright, bright sunshine and blue skies.

With no rain predicted today, maybe my back yard (the occasional "Lake W2R") can finally dry out.
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Old 05-07-2013, 05:52 PM   #2923
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No drought of 2012 so far - all is green and nice, and the concern was more about rivers rising. The only bad thing I learned today is that Steely Dan at Ravinia is sold out
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No drought of 2012 so far - all is green and nice, and the concern was more about rivers rising. The only bad thing I learned today is that Steely Dan at Ravinia is sold out
Too bad. I heard them in an outdoor concert on the gulf coast a couple of years ago. They were darn good.

Nice and sunny here for the next couple of days. Golf course still wet, but I played yesterday anyway. Playing again today.
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Too bad. I heard them in an outdoor concert on the gulf coast a couple of years ago. They were darn good.

Nice and sunny here for the next couple of days. Golf course still wet, but I played yesterday anyway. Playing again today.
That's great! I get to make a golf fool out of myself in a few weeks, but it'll help ease the Ravinia sorrow
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:43 AM   #2926
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No drought of 2012 so far - all is green and nice, and the concern was more about rivers rising. The only bad thing I learned today is that Steely Dan at Ravinia is sold out
They're playing two dates, tickets still available for Aug 1st.
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Yucky rainy weather forecast the rest of the week. Enough is enough.
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They're playing two dates, tickets still available for Aug 1st.
Wow! Drink your big Black Cow and get outta here!
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As suggested by Bestwifeever (to Calgary_Girl) here is a link to some dramatic pictures and video of the floods in Alberta. Here's hoping our friends Calgary_Girl and Danmar are safe.

And yes, there is a cat!

Lesson #1: do not build on a flood plain!

Canmore flood: Pictures, videos of Alberta floods threatening Calgary | Canada | News | National Post
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It's really hot here, but no spring drought so happy feet. There are a couple of fields nearby that are nice to walk by, this year it's corn. My report includes an elephant's eye.
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Hot enough for you this summer? Today we broke the heat record here, 97F (at the airport, probably measured inside a refrigerator under an air conditioner). OK, it's not 100's like in Texas but still it is hot, hot, hot.

It was so hot that I about half died working out at the gym and had to cut my routine short. Air conditioners here help a lot but just cannot seem to keep up with the heat, especially in public places like the gym where people are going in and out the doors all the time. My AC here at home is working valiantly and to get even more comfortable I took a cold shower, dressed skimpily, turned on the overhead fan, and aimed a box fan at my easy chair as well. That plus lots of ice water seems to be just perfect.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:29 PM   #2932
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Hot enough for you this summer?
Just now getting hot, we've been below average all summer. Broke 95 this week, Heat index is 104. Just got through mowing the yard. Hate to see winter come back.
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A sultry 79 in VA, watching the rain on radar march towards us. I heard this is the 17th straight day we have not hit 90. We are happy with that .
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They're calling this "the comfy summer" up here. The corn? It looks like it's climbing clear up to the sky
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We have had more rain this summer than any previous summers . The good thing is it has kept the temps down . The bad thing is the chemicals in the pool need constant monitoring .
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Stinkin' hot in Texas, I'm treating it like January up North. Doing indoor spin classes and staying in the house. I just can't handle over 100. But the neighbors did have their house reroofed this week and the roofers worked all day. Not me!
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7 inches of rain in July, have not used the a/c at all. The swamp (evaporative) cooler runs full time, as one of the pups has bronchitis, and the humidity is good for her cough. I am spending way to much time with the weeds eater. I will have to power up the lawnmower.

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Crappy summer so far in San Francisco. Temps hovering in the 50s-60s, which is fine with me, but the sun is making itself scarce except for a few hours in the afternoon.
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Crappy summer so far in San Francisco. Temps hovering in the 50s-60s, which is fine with me, but the sun is making itself scarce except for a few hours in the afternoon.
I guess I never really think of SF as having good weather. It's sort of like Portland, OR, to me. I would not choose to live in either area for the weather, that's for sure.

We have had overcast here in the East Bay the last few mornings, which I hate, but the sunshine peeks out nicely by noon or so.

If you want some better weather on those overcast days, you could head out to Livermore and check out their wineries. They are often 20 degrees or so warmer than here where I live, in the 90s or as high as 100, but usually still have a pleasant breeze to make it more bearable. There is also a nice little downtown area. It's not SF, but it'll be warmer and sunnier.
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Except for the recent bout of frequent rains in the past week this has been a cool summer. Most so far have been in the low to mid 80's and dry. It doesn't get much better than this.
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