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Old 08-24-2009, 07:16 PM   #761
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Yep - but then there isn't much yard work to be done when it doesn't rain for months. I've had to mow only two times this year.
That doesn't sound all bad. I just mowed my yard today, but it was a beautiful day so I didn't mind. The low this morning was a record low for this day. Fifty five degrees with low humidity. The high was 83 which is unbelievable for this time of year. Seems like October here.
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Old 08-26-2009, 03:26 PM   #762
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One thing I will say about a miserably long, hot, dry, brutal summer: it's really given me a renewed appreciation for those summertime afternoon pop-up thunderstorms we used to get that drop you from 103 to 78 in 15 minutes. One just passed through here and did just that -- and it feels like paradise outside now. It'll probably be back in the low 90s within an hour or two, but....
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One thing I will say about a miserably long, hot, dry, brutal summer: it's really given me a renewed appreciation for those afternoon pop-up thunderstorms that drop you from 103 to 78 in 15 minutes. One just passed through here and did just that -- and it feels like paradise outside now...
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I take it the thunderstorm didn't quite make it to REWahoo's location.... After a couple of weeks back in June of high temperatures like that and no rains, for the rest of the summer we have been having daily afternoon rains (our usual weather pattern) which really break the heat. On top of that, we have a cold front. Well, a not-quite-so-hot front.
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I take it the thunderstorm didn't quite make it to REWahoo's location....
Probably not -- at least not yet. It looks like that high pressure that's been sitting on top of us for the longest time is moving toward Colorado for a while. In the last 3-4 days we've seen more cloud cover, light rain and cold fronts trying to come through, mostly between about 3 and 6 PM.

The longer term forecast seems to be calling for more 30-50% chances of rain in the region -- this time of year, that's usually the afternoon pop-up thunderstorms when high pressure isn't pushing it to New Mexico or east Texas. With the high pressure moving, cold fronts may actually increasingly make it through. Hopefully this is the start of El Nino's influence.

Hope that happens -- as bad as it is here, he and the folks down there need it even more (which is REALLY sad). We've actually been a little hotter, but they have been drier.
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Would it make you feel better if I told you it was back up to 97 again already?
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Summer's Over!

10-day forcast shows the highest high temp being 72 degrees. The low will get down to low 40's several nights. Way too early for low 40's
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Put in a good word for all the Texans with these fellows:

Varuna Yajna: Hindu holy men in India sit in barrels of water to appease the rain god - Telegraph
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Old 08-27-2009, 02:09 PM   #769
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10-day forcast shows the highest high temp being 72 degrees. The low will get down to low 40's several nights. Way too early for low 40's
Your ten day high will still be 5 degrees lower than our 10 day low...
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10-day forcast shows the highest high temp being 72 degrees. The low will get down to low 40's several nights. Way too early for low 40's
You had summer and didn't share?

Cool nights is fine by me. We actually had a small heat wave, for a few days. It was last week, I think. It's all a blur.
It was nice here today, mid 70s. THE SUN WAS OUT ALL DAY !!!!!
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Frost advisory tomorrow morning *&%!
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Only reached 92 today and it was a breezy 92. I think this is the best a 92 day has ever felt...
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Frost advisory tomorrow morning *&%!
I won't be too far behind you on this one. Nothing yet...but we are still getting rain almost every darn day (apologies to the dehydrated TX folks ).
Yesterday I heard the T word again (T as in tornado warning) on my NWS radio, and there is some rotation associated with the storms cells, if you see a tornado take shelter immediately in an interior room.
Huh? I know "I'm not in Kansas anymore" as the saying goes.
My poor garden has just about given it up. Today I picked a dozen medium size ripe tomatoes, a small handful of pole beans, and 2 teeny tiny little pickle cucumbers.
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I won't be too far behind you on this one. Nothing yet...but we are still getting rain almost every darn day (apologies to the dehydrated TX folks ).
How close are you to the lake? The closer you are the less likely you'll get frost. It has the opposite effect than it has in winter and early spring.
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How close are you to the lake? The closer you are the less likely you'll get frost. It has the opposite effect than it has in winter and early spring.
About 4 miles. It is a very small lake.
Lake Ontario is about 90 miles away.
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About 4 miles. It is a very small lake.
Lake Ontario is about 90 miles away.
I meant Lake Ontario. I don't think a small lake will make much difference. 90 miles away from a large lake i'd cover your plants. Watch the weather closely. Not too far north of me it's expected to drop below freezing.
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Oddly enough, we'll be OK for nighttime lows.
But TY for the heads up.
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Our weather sucks sometimes, but this is going to be tough to take:

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Friday afternoon heard tornado sirens. Funnel cloud less than 5 miles, didn't touch down.
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Seems like the intermitable dog days of summer are over.
For once I am not complaining about the weather.
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