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Very dry here too. Grass is brittle and crunchy. My area has missed all the spot showers and storms. I could swear I am living under the dome where there is no rain. :P I have a raised, squarefoot and container gardens. My water bill has tripled keeping them watered :shock:
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It's easy to give my daily weather---------hot, humid and continued that way until late September. Summers in New Orleans are trying times at best.

My tomato plants are going south, but that is normal this time of year and I usually pull them by mid July. Okra is loving the heat and my fig tree is producing tons of figs. I've picked over 400 of them in the past week alone with at least another 10-14 days worth before they are pretty much done for the year. I've put up about 10 pint jars of preserves and have given what I haven't eaten as snacks to friends and family. Just gotta beat the birds to them in the morning and all is good.

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I watered deeply last night! ( I accidentally left the hoses on for 2 hours...)

Of course, now it's RAINING all day today.
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It is going to be very hot for us, in the 90's for days, then 98 on Tuesday. We had a good amount of rain in the spring so things are growing well. they are cutting hay and have a good crop this year.
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We've been hot and very dry, to the point of trees showing signs of stress and grass dying in the yard. But we got some rain. 1/10" Thursday, 1 1/2" Friday, and 1" Saturday.
The garden is doing well (I keep it watered) but that brown grass may take a while to recover.
Going out in the morning to do the same thing I did Saturday morning. Tying up tomatoes and such.

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Big thunderstorm today! It's been flashing and booming and pouring since I got up around 8 am. Pretty surprised it lasted so long.

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It's been pretty dang hot in Reno.

Right now it's 100*F with 16% relative humidity.

A wet heat would be better for my plants. With the exception of the hops, I have to water them all every morning. The dry heat plus the reflection from the very light concrete of the apartment deck tends to suck the moisture right out of the soil.

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Rain, rain, rain. Overall we've had a rainy summer. Yesterday it just poured starting in the afternoon and going on for hours, with lots of thunder and lightening. Today I woke up to rain. I keep thinking about all the folks in the west suffering terrible drought while we have more water than we know what to do with, with flooding some places. Surely science can figure out a way to move some of our excess west? If we can build an oil pipeline from Canada to Gulf of Mexico, we ought to be able to build a water pipeline from here to Calif.

I do get it, that one trouble with that is that all this excess water here isn't in one spot, it is distributed over thousands of square miles. And there's mountain ranges in the way going from east to west.

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This sounds like an interesting and fun thread. But the weather in Florida, especially central Florida along the east coast is so predictable that I think it's boring. I do feel bad for the folks out west in the drought. My brother lives in CA so I can feel their pain. It seems too much of the country is stuck in one extreme or the other. Florida seems to have its own unique climate.

I saw a chill map this past winter showing the whole US with all the terribly low temperatures and a caption at the bottom saying that "Florida refused to participate in winter this year." Actually, here on the island around Daytona Beach, it never got below 35 degrees even once. But we forfeit in other ways. In '98, we had those terrible wild-fires and I know that has been a terrible problem out west this year. Then we have our hurricanes. Everyone knows how bad they suck but we've been very lucky since '04 when we got hit with four in a row. The only good thing about hurricanes is that it is one of the few natural disasters that makes an appointment with you. You always have plenty of time to prepare. We were very fortunate even in '04 because I had the house set up to handle it. I have 3/4 inch boards that I bolt on over each window so it's kind of dark inside the house but we came through without a scratch. But it was really bad for a lot of other people.

I'm thinking the one really bad thing that could happen here is a tidal surge. That would be devastating. We are in the middle of our rainy season right now which means you can just about set your clock by a good thunderstorm everyday at 3 o'clock. But they are short and move fast and no matter how much rain we get, it's going to run off into the river or ocean so we can't get too much, (except for little plants in small pots). They never fair well.

But this is definitely the sunshine state and I moved here from up north 20 years ago for the same reason everyone moves here. I just got tired of shoveling snow.

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It was 99° yesterday.

11% humidity.

40% chance of a thunderstorm today but I can't see it, yet. I'd settle for a Pacific Ocean cloud if I have to be outdoors much today.

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The rain last Friday and Saturday brought our humidity back up to normal. Around 50% in the afternoons. Sure helps to cut down on watering but sure makes it feel hotter than it is. 93 degrees fells like 100. Folks that aren't used to it generally take the first flight home but for me, it is home.

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digitS' wrote:It was 99° yesterday.

11% humidity.

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DANG! 11% humidity! I don't think I've felt anything less than 95% in 20 years.

Of course, I'm exaggerating. Between 3AM and 5AM, it often drops to as low as 50% but usually, by 9AM, it is often back to 90% or above. That must feel like a completely different kind of hot.

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Quick hail storm followed by torrential downpour. It was 90*F thirty minutes ago.

Luckily I was able to move the fragile just-past-seedling plants to cover when I first noticed the little bit of hail.

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Very hot and muggy. At 2:15 p.m. it is 82 degrees and 72% humidity. There was a little sprinkle of rain, but all that did was add to the steaminess as it evaporated. Wind is at 11 mph, but it doesn't look like that in my neighborhood.
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There is a subprogram on WeatherBug called SPARK that maps lightning strikes.
This is what it's showing right now :shock: and as I'm typing, the lightning detector siren at the community athletic field 2 blocks away is going off non-stop :eek:
Not posting the whole map, but it shows that there was a <br />strike right IN that athletic field,,,,
Not posting the whole map, but it shows that there was a
strike right IN that athletic field,,,,
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Wow. They make a map for everything. Lightening must be a serious hazard there if you have sirens for them. We only have sirens for tsunamis and hurricanes and the state notoriously waits until the last minute to sound them.
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applestar wrote:the lightning detector siren at the community athletic field 2 blocks away is going off non-stop
I live 3 blocks from the high school football stadium. Siren went off a few minutes ago as we got a morning thunder shower. It's over, sun is out. Sauna time!!! :roll:

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We had a stormy afternoon, yesterday. There were brief showers and a little lightning and frequent thunder but it was all many feet above ground.

After 3 hours of this, the nearest weather station reported a little more than a third of an inch of rain had fallen. Most pleasantly, the temperature had dropped from 97°f to 65°!

I was running lawn sprinklers throughout and didn't really think about turning things off. A quarter inch of rain this time of year is significant. Luckily, there were not many lightning strikes so our forests, and their residents, may have gotten thru this safely.

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DDMcKenna wrote: DANG! 11% humidity! I don't think I've felt anything less than 95% in 20 years.
Of course, I'm exaggerating. Between 3AM and 5AM, it often drops to as low as 50% but usually, by 9AM, it is often back to 90% or above. That must feel like a completely different kind of hot.
LOL... Have you ever heard the phrase.... "But it's a DRY heat!" ?

It's sickeningly humid here today at 28%! I can barely breathe outside and would melt in your weather! Our usual is around 10% and 105+ but we're getting the monsoon weather now for the next month. Hoping to a get a piece of the thunderstorm I see brewing over the mountain, but it was prophesized for yesterday afternoon too, and all we got were about 6 raindrops. At least it's only 94 degrees today. :eek:
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I'm at Garden City Beach, SC and it's rained for the 3rd day. Hoping for some sunshine. My house sitter reports that it rained yesterday for 3 hours!
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Going through a heat wave here. Just checked and they list 17 forest fires burning in my province. It's very hazy here in Calgary.

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I am in Ohio it is July and when I got up this morning I looked at the house across the street and his furnace was running! It got down in the 50 last night! only got to 69 today and I LOVE IT!

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56°F at dawn this morning.... :shock:
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Rain, and lots of it !!! We have had storms which have caused severe flooding and power outages. We were unlucky enough to be the victim of that, but all credit to our electric company. Within 3 hours, power was restored.

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This year has been a slightly cooler version of typical Iowa weather. Rain, cool off, get warmer, rain, cool off, get warmer... We've just had a ton of rain and the storms are bringing cooler temps than usual. Instead of 90F between rain storms we get to maybe 80, often not even that. It's been 50F the past 2 nights and 70-75 during the day. With the late frosts, cool weather, and predicted early frosts I'm not sure how the corn is going to make it to harvest.

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Yesterday it was cold here July 19th and we had on jackets today it is back up in the 70's but wow is it humid!

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It's cool for July. Last night it was low 70's. Very unusual for July 19th! Today was high 70's. Rain both days. Ripening tomatoes are splitting... :/
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Well, it rained today here in the high desert almost 7/10s of and inch. It was cool when we got back from Tahoe, I had to build a fire. Or, I wanted to build a fire.

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I always chuckle when I see this thread pop up over and over.
It's funny because I would never have to change what I said about the weather here.
Basically, HOT, humid as hell, and a good chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.
That should cover it until December :)

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Well, its been really hot during the day in the mid 80's and humid. Yesterday we had a whopper of a T Storm and a town near Boston even had a tornado strike! I'm looking outside and the dark clouds are forming for maybe another T Storm....

The Weather Channel says another polar vortex is coming to the Northeast early next week but all I see are temps in the 80's with nights in the 60's. Cooler nights maybe but not cooler days.... :?

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Triple digitS!

At the moment, about the only US places that compare are right along the southern border. At this moment, the map says "98" about where I am but it should update:

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I was "a dry heat" today. In the 80's but......pleasant??? I enjoyed working in my garden tonight and not immediately sweating. Not even 1 drop. We also had a nice cool breeze!

Very strange for this time of year! It feels like fall weather.
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It's cold! And raining again. This weather is weird. It's currently 62F.... In August..... In SC!!! Crazy weather.
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Can you believe it was 81 degrees at 4AM this morning when I got up to go running. Back to humid as heck too.

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Rock on fellow runner!

If it would stop raining, we'd have ideal running temps here!
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This morning was back to more "normal" conditions. It was only 78 degrees and 98% humidity. A 90 minute run leaves me dripping wet but what a great way to start the day.

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Nearest weather station where such things are recorded:

"... the 2nd hottest July ever."

Only 1906 had a hotter July. 2007 3rd, 1998 4th.

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Tropical storm Iselle is bringing in some rain and high winds. the outer bands started to show on the Big Island around 8 p.m. last night and they have had some trees down as well as rain. The system is moving slowly so it is going to have inclement weather for awhile.

Maui has also had power out from the wind damage.

I have had some off and on rain and high winds and some things are falling outside, but so far the rain has not been hard enough or long enough to cause flooding. It helps that the ground was very dry so it can absorb a lot of water now. Stronger winds and more rain is expected throughout most of the rest of the day and maybe into tonight as the system which broke up just as it hit Hilo passes to the south.

Hurricane Julio is a couple of days out, but for now looks like it will track north of the state. Hurricanes that track North are less likely to come back to us if they track high enough. Systems that track to the south are more problematic as they can suddenly turn northward. Julio will probably bring more rain Sunday and Monday. The wind and rain will cause most of the problems, but for now most businesses decided to close their doors today and told their employees to stay home so it helps that fewer people have to be out on the road. It is better for everyone to hunker down and stay safe.

I have my cats downstairs as a precaution, but they do not like being excluded and have been following me around like dogs. This is not a complement. Cats are not dogs and anyone who keeps cats knows they will cross in front of your path to get attention and get mad if you don't see them and trip over them. Cats are much better in thunderstorms than dogs, they just find a box or shelf or go under the furniture to hide. They don't make noise and they don't panic.

I made sure I got gas the other day, my flashlights are placed around the house and were tested. I have filled up my containers for water and I took in most of the things I could find although there are probably more than a few that I missed. I have a lot of pots in the yard. I bought a lot of canned beans, spaghetti and mini ravioli and I have bread and peanut butter to tide me over in case the power goes out and I can't heat anything up. I have a manual can opener.
I have a propane mini stove and propane cylinder (I just bought although I did have to go to a few places to find the burner and the fuel) and I got some charcoal for my grill. I have my emergency box, but I don't think I will need it and I have food, medicine and a crate for the cats just in case.

We get about a week warning when hurricanes are in our vicinity but people, including me wait till a few days before to stock up. Actually, I only heard about the storm two days ago because I do not have tv, listen to the radio, or read newspapers and my internet was only working intermittently for most of July.

We get a few warnings in an active season, but most of the storms fizzle before they reach us or just miss. It helps to be a small target in the middle of the ocean and to have a pressure ridge north of the islands which usually protect us from the storms by shearing off their tops before they get to us. The ridge is also responsible for the trades that we normally get.
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Pomaika`i.

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