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OH yes; the sun is out and it will be about 70; i am going out side soon. :D

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The sun has been out for the second day in a row. More rain is in the forecast tho.

IMO warm enough (just barely) for tomato to harden off out of doors.

Anybody down stream from me in the shallower parts of the Mississippian watershed aught to pay attention to flooding warnings.

This was by report the third wettest April in SE-OH history. I can say for sure every local river, stream, and intermittant creek is full to the brim.

All this water is headed someplace...
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Miserable :

High: 98°F
RealFeel: 107°F

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It's 2 P.M. and only 63º outside. Overcast and rainy, the same as yesterday. It's supposed to be this way through Tuesday, when the sun should reappear and the temps should return to the mid 70s. Will summer ever arrive in Oregon this year? :(
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Kisal this rain is never going to stop; it calls for rain all week. I need to start roofing. The last two days I stayed in and worked on my music so i made the best of it.

TomC this was the 2nd wettest spring on record in Oregon and it is turning out to be a wet summer also. Wish we could share some with our Texas and Eastern friends.

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Neighbor seems to have given up on his roof for now. He has part of it covered with what I think is now called roofing felt, but we used to call it tar paper. The rest is under a blue tarp. Poor guy!

I'm off to find my zip-front hoodie. It's downright cold today! :shock:
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I live here because of the weather; I don't mind the heat and love the mild winters. However, (and I hope this is very temporary) I've noticed that since the winter of 2009 that the cold days last longer, meaning months at a time. Use to be that we would experience a few cold snaps then the temps would recover and this cycle would repeat itself several times during the winter and then spring would spring.

However, starting in the winter of 2009 we experienced a very cold winter that killed my 6 ft tall hibiscus that previously had no problem surviving the winter. Since that first die-off it comes back every year, but won't grow more than 3 ft high before the extremely cold winter kills it again. :evil:

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It's winter here, hence it's cloudy and rainy and bleh and chilly, only about 21 C at the peak of the day if we're very lucky, and currently about 18 C. Overnight it goes down to around 5 C.

Ugh, I can't wait for August and summer!

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It's so hot my corn is sweating.

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It may stop rainning this week end. WET WET RAIN AND MORE RAIN!!!!!! :?

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It has been miserably hot and humid here in Ohio the past few days and will be for until Sunday. Temps were in the nineties with a heat index around 110. Very little rain :(
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Here in NE Oklahoma the daytime highs have not been below 90 all month with most days being 100 or more. I wonder when it will get cooler??? The five-day forecast offers no hope... We need a sweating emoticon.
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It has been hot and dry for weeks and temps range in the high 90's. Yesterday we finally had rain. Not quite an inch but I'll take it.

Chicago recieved 7" in one down pour!

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Will it ever stop rainning? :(

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tomf wrote:Will it ever stop rainning? :(
I'm about to ask the same thing. We had a very dry late winter and spring with rainfall levels at only about 10% of normal range. Well, were now making up for all that lost rainfall.

It has been raining almost daily for a week now with no end in sight. The good thing is the temperatures are being held down a bit with the overcast skies, but the humidity is 100%. My garden is so wet that heading out to harvest what is left is now done barefoot and I'm sinking up to my ankles in the slush that is my soil. If this keeps up, there won't be anything left to harvest due to root rot except the Japanese Yard Long beans. They are planted in the highest part of my yard. Those things are loving the rain.

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Believe it our not this July has been pretty darn hot up here in southern Wisconsin. We have had our share of days in the 90's (though not as bad as you folks down south). We are also in a mini-slight drought for once, which usually we have the opposite. We just picked up a heavy 2 inches of rain a few days ago but before that we didn't measure an inch this whole month yet which is very low for this time of year. Last July Milwaukee and other areas up here saw record July flooding, this year it's totally reversed. What a difference a year makes!
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Now that I want to harvest onions, it keeps raining... Just enough to keep the soil damp. I found two onions that have gone soft. :x

I went out just ahead of pouring/thunder/lightning storm to pick some corn for dinner. While I was headed for the corn patch, every flash/bang was striking the ground in the horizon ahead of me. but I got back inside before the storm clouds reached the house and it started to rain buckets.

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Still hot, totally hot, nothing but the hot so help me. I am tired of being wet and red. We change shirts 3 times a day. Tomorrow we will be close to the end of the second planting. It took longer this year due to the heat.

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Nice weather here, IMO. Ranges from high 70s to mid 80s. I run the a/c when the temp edges over 82. No rain, but that's typical for August in Oregon. (We get our fill of it during the winter months, anyway. :lol: )
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This 100+ makes the good ol' days of 96 look pleasant!
We have had mid-hi 90's since 1st June, now a few days of ugly hot 100's. Usually this starts now, but getting a whopping 3 months of it this year.
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It's going to rain all day and into the night....
:shock: Completely unheard of all season. I've forgotten what that's even like. Flash/flood warnings everywhere. I'm thinking of all the dry river, pond, and lake beds where plants as well as animals have been growing/living all summer... And of course danger to people., too.

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I ripped some of my roof off so I made it rain. I had help putting tarps over it. :cry:

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Our little spot of Ohio had an extremely hot, humid and rainy July...8" of rain to be exact. That with the string of 90+ temps has caused garden plants, crops and lawns to grow remarkably.
The temp has cooled down to the the 80's in August, but we're still getting rain, right now even. Hope it stops before golf league today.
What started out as the worse spring ever to try to plant anything has turned into a bountiful season. :D

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WHAT is going on!? It's 53°F outside this morning! I IS still summer, isn't it? :roll:

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OK TOTAL weirdness :o
Me had a tiny earthquake!! :shock:
-- practically unheard of in NJ.
https://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/earthquake_rocks_new_jersey_an.html

This report said it was centered near Richmond, Va. Hope all is well....

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Currently 98* here in sunny, hot, humid, miserable New Orleans. The heat index is probably close to 110* for our "Feels Like" temperature.

Cooler weather can't get here fast enough to suit me.

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Sunny and in the mid 80s. A/C is on for the comfort of the pups. :)
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We are forecast to reach 96 today. We might just tie the record for this date! We have had such a hot August that my peppers think they died and went to Texas :lol:
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