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Old 08-15-2014, 02:00 PM   #3361
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It's been beautiful here in the Midwest. The crops are loving it and so am I (get ready for better corn and soybean prices).

I don't like to see of the drought out west, I hope that eases.
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Old 08-15-2014, 02:53 PM   #3362
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Last night was 43 F in South Western PA. Today's high 70 F. It is August !!! and the leaves are tuning fall colors.

Stocked up on firewood, Oil tank full. Good for the winter, now just need to run the chimney brush a few times.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:01 PM   #3363
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It's been beautiful here in the Midwest. The crops are loving it and so am I (get ready for better corn and soybean prices).

I don't like to see of the drought out west, I hope that eases.
Better corn and soybean prices are relative to your position as a buyer (consumer) or a seller (farmer).
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:06 PM   #3364
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Better corn and soybean prices are relative to your position as a buyer (consumer) or a seller (farmer).

I was speaking as a consumer.
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Weather here has been perfect too. A polar express is okay in August, not so good in February.

Evidence of the drought is beef prices (don't eat it much but sometimes) and the size of the purple onions I like on a salad. They're about 1/2 to 1/3 the size of normal.
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I guess summer is over, Monday afternoon it was 90 degrees; the high for yesterday and today is 50.
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The weather was pretty lousy today and I was advised I would miss a connection. So.... Reload and try again tomorrow. This would have been very annoying were I still working.
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Getting lots of rain here in northern Il. Somewhere between 3.5 and 5 inches so far this month.
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We have been hit big time by Odile over 6 inches of rain in 24 hrs.

This is a video is my driveway, glad I have plenty of cold ones here.

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We have been hit big time by Odile over 6 inches of rain in 24 hrs.
The SW needed rain but that much in such a short time does more harm than good, right?
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This is a video is my driveway, glad I have plenty of cold ones here.
I bet you could of had some fun in a kayak
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We have been hit big time by Odile over 6 inches of rain in 24 hrs.

This is a video is my driveway, glad I have plenty of cold ones here.
Wow, that's amazing! I would be so freaked out by that. I'm glad you can stay home, safe and dry, until this storm passes and the water goes back down.
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Get ready, here it comes. At least for northeners. And further south
Names of a few locales like Shemya, may be unfamiliar to most. Rest assured they do exist.

"Near hurricane-strength winds blasted parts of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands as the remnants of Typhoon Nuri moved through the remote region hundreds of miles from the mainland. Sustained winds of 70mph and gusts up to 96mph were recorded on Friday morning on Shemya Island, where 120 people had locked themselves indoors to wait out the storm.
The brunt of the storm is expected to pass into the Bering Sea and lose strength, but forecasters warned it will still push unseasonably frigid air into much of the US next week.
The system is expected to freeze much of the lower 48 states, forecaster Bruce Sullivan said. Snow also is coming to areas including the northern Rockies and northern Plains."

Edit add: I am one of the few who can boast having skinny dipped in the Bering sea.

Wild winds blast Alaska's Aleutian islands as US braces for big freeze | US news | The Guardian
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Before I started working for the USAF I worked for a couple of mega corp contractors. One of them offered me a job at Shemya; once I found it on a map I informed them that there was not enough money in the world to get me to go there.
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My DS & DIL sailed tankers in the North Pacific and would talk of the sea breaking over the bridge wings.. in storms not as extreme as this one. He has a picture of one of the ships he sailed with water washing over the bridge windows as a reminder that his current challenges could be worse.

Pray for our fishing fleet, merchant sailors and the Coast Guard members who try to rescue them.
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High of 78 today with a low of 43 tonight. If you're in my neck o' the woods, hang on to anything that's loose 'cause it's very windy.
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We have been hit big time by Odile over 6 inches of rain in 24 hrs.

This is a video is my driveway, glad I have plenty of cold ones here.

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I missed that big storm, RV'ing in Montreal on that day. The Canadian RV neighbors told us about it, as they watched TV and we didn't. Phoenix was drenched, and there was some severe flooding. Our home is on high ground, so I had no fear of that, but later learned some trees were down in the neighborhood.

About the coming cold air from the Arctic, AZ will be spared, but temperature in the Midwest will be down to freezing even for the high. Even Dallas will be cold. Some people will have their buns frozen.
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I About the coming cold air from the Arctic, AZ will be spared, but temperature in the Midwest will be down to freezing even for the high. Even Dallas will be cold. Some people will have their buns frozen.

Can't be as bad as skinny dipping in the Bering Sea, though. ⛄️
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It's November in Texas, which is one of the only times (along with April) when we can say OUR WEATHER ROCKS! Looking at the forecast for the next 10 days (after the cold front comes tomorrow), we're looking at highs in the 60s and lows mostly in the 40s. For me, someone who doesn't necessarily like it frozen but prefers cool over wicked hot, this is beautiful.
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We got about 3 inches of snow yesterday and a high of 19 here today. This poem is equally applicable to ND.
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