It's 2 P.M. and only 63Ã‚Âº 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?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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. )
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.
It's going to rain all day and into the night....
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.
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.