Starting a fresh thread for this --
We're having some crazy wether here. After over a week of heat wave in upper 90's and heat index of as much as 106Â°F and night time LOW of mid to upper 70's, this morning dawn temperature is 60Â°F
applestar wrote:This time, it's a single overnight drop to 42Â°F (worst case, upper 30's and frost), then back up to overnight temps in the 50's -- average that is supposed to last until at least the end of this month.
This kind of transition weather is the worst. Do I bring all the container plants in or leave them out? I've moved some things closer/close to the house and covered, albeit with light protection only. Most everything in-ground is too big to cover so it's live or die.
It's already 43Â°F out in the open -- I ventured outside and covered a few more things I'd already brought to the patio for protection where it is currently 47Â°F. The moon was gorgeous in the chilly sky -- I didn't even need to turn any lights on.
And now the Weather Service says it's not gonna happen, Sunflower13.sunflower13 wrote:Been a roller coaster here. Summer was pretty consistent but last month has been weird. Weekend before last was 90s but the very next day it dropped to the 60s. Now we are cold. No frost yet (keeping fingers crossed). End of week will be mid 70s.
We were cheated . Even though we haven't had a frost since May, the weather we have now is the weather we had in April, May and most of June. My warm weather crops were severely stunted and almost didn't produce in time with the bizarre weather patterns. 60s and rain in June with record high heats at the end of June stunted most plants. Septembers for the past 3-4 years have been warmer and one year I picked fall raspberries around Halloween (believe in 2010) so if this area will cheat almost all of June from me, then I expect it to give me a nice September . But with our winters being very mild, we probably need the rain to make up for the missing snow in town. When I was a kid, snow was a part of winter but now we can go days without snow and then get dumped on. Wonder what winter will have in store for us!digitS' wrote:And now the Weather Service says it's not gonna happen, Sunflower13.sunflower13 wrote:Been a roller coaster here. Summer was pretty consistent but last month has been weird. Weekend before last was 90s but the very next day it dropped to the 60s. Now we are cold. No frost yet (keeping fingers crossed). End of week will be mid 70s.
Rain & cold. We are skidding, almost out of control !
The days of record-high temperatures in the 90's just 2 weeks ago, seem distant. It didn't make it to 60Â°f yesterday. The WS tells us that it was the first day with such a cool afternoon since June 21st. Honestly, that tells you more about our Junes than late September here in the inland NW, yes?
The recent storm spun into western Montana and into Canada; where it came back south again. This morning, that storm is hitting the eastside of the Cascades. It is good, I suppose. Not terrible rain and it was the Cascades' eastside where the terrible fires were this summer.
Tomorrow morning, the thermometer will drop to the 30's, we are told. (Some locations in the 30's this morning!) Last time with those cold morning lows: May 24th.
So sorry! I guess it must be a Washington thing; we are too . I could handle a four month summer or longer .DoubleDogFarm wrote:Today, Wet and miserable