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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 20, 2013 8:47 pm

Humidity is getting to the point where you cannot lean on a wall for fear of sticking. Even as post this a strong batch of storms are working their way across the state. I must make sure to check the sump pump tonight.
Mosquito trap directions are as follows;
-One 2 liter bottle of soda, (empty of course). Cut the top "funnel" off, and set aside.
-1 cup water to boil.
-Add 1 cup sugar, white, or brown. Boil until dissolved.
-Remove from heat.
-Add two cups cool water.
-Once water is below 90 degrees add 2 tsp active dry yeast. Do not stir.
-Pour mixture into bottem of Soda bottle.
-turn over funnel made from top of bottle, and tape around rim, making sure lid is off, and opening is un-abstructed.
-Place dark cloth around bottle, as mosquitos are attracted to dark colors.
-Place trap in dark shaded area where they frequent.
The mixture produces co2 which attracts the little critters. Change the bottle out every two weeks, or as filled.
I would have told you how well this works by now, but unfortunatly in my infinit ability to get sidetracked I recycled my only soda bottle, and must by more soda before I can make the trap.
Should someone succeed in compleating one before me please let me know of any success. If however, it proves a dismal failure, please do not bill me for the cost of materials, and cavities from drinking too much sugary drinks.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 20, 2013 11:08 pm

Aslanisthebest wrote:1 degree Celsius...what is the precipitation like at that weather, wagga?


Heavy frost on the front lawns but otherwise dry. There is supposed to be rain and yes, we did have a couple of overnight showers. But nothing else much so far. Most of the rain seems to be still stuck in India doling out a horrible monsoon. At this rate we will have water rationing again, you wait and see.

We found flypapers hung from the light fittings worked quite well last summer. Maybe that might help with mosquitos also.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 21, 2013 1:57 pm

Woke up to find a bit of a mess all around town. Trees down in many lawns, with power out. Had to dodge a tree branch that was literally hanging from a power line over the road.
No word of injuries, thankfully.
Our own home suffered no damage, with just some smaller branches that need picking up. I was going to offer the chainsaw to the neighbor, but it looks like he already has the smaller branches cleared up.
I remember flypapers from when I was a little squirt wagga. My brothers, and I usually got them caught in our hair. Mother made the most unusual face when trying to clean the glue out.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 21, 2013 2:13 pm

This morning's sky show kept me awake until close to 5 am, but there was no damage in the immediate vicinity. But it was certainly one of the more spectacular lightning shows I've seen in quite a while!

The rains were torrential and seemed to just keep coming (meteorologists would say the thunderstorms were training over us - continuing to form over the same areas and following the same path, like a train on its tracks). Some areas received up to 8 inches (203 mm) of rain in the past 24 hours. I watched the storm out the window, but noticed a neighbor enjoying it out on his porch.

Winds up to 47 mph (76 km/hr) were reported at MSP airport while areas north of here clocked winds of 85 mph (137 km/hr). Lots of downed trees, as Puddleglum mentioned. Some 147,000 people were without power this morning.

Much of the state is under flash flood watch for tonight, with even more heavy rain on its way tonight in a repeat of those severe storms. This pattern is expected to persist over the next week or so. Such a change from last year's drought!
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby TheGentleWarrior » Jun 21, 2013 7:37 pm

The forecasted temperatures here are supposed to be in the 90's for the next 5 days before rocketing down to the low/mid 70's... great. #:-s Going to a grad party will be fun tomorrow! :P

Monday we got this horrible pop-up severe thunderstorm. The sky turned black with quite the impressive shelf cloud leading the way. I've never seen a sky like it. One moment I was outside trying to get a monstrous turtle off the driveway (That was fun. :P ) in full daylight, the next it was windy and black.

According to reports, this storm had been producing 2 inch hail and 70+mph winds too. The sirens went off for a high wind warning and we all had to hightail to the basement for awhile listening to the storm come in.

We were quite lucky and got the brunt end of the storm cell, just some rain, wind and storming however just a few miles east the 2 inch hail hit along with the winds. Lots of power outages too!

No majour storms are expected for the next few days. I'm glad about that, bad weather terrifies me. You should have seen me Monday. ;))
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 23, 2013 8:29 pm

Sounds similar to our weather! After that big storm Friday morning, high winds came through again Friday evening, knocking lots of trees down and cutting power to a quarter-million people.

And here in my parents' southern Minnesota town, there's water everywhere - flooding over river banks, overflowing the lakes into the streets and yards -and even into the first floor of my parents' apartment building. With all the lakes in the area flooding does happen, but it's been a long time since I've seen so much in this town. And last year was so dry...
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 24, 2013 2:48 am

Rain, and stormy here in the middle of winter Down Under. Yesterday we had a supermoon (an extra large-sized full moon) and an accompanying king tide so there may be coastal flooding.

It seems like everywhere there are storms at this moment.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jun 24, 2013 10:59 am

wagga wrote:Heavy frost on the front lawns but otherwise dry.

That sounds mighty nice now, as we sit at 40C/104F with the heat index. #:-s Honestly, we hardly even had spring: this year, it went pretty much right from winter to summer. This week is filled with hot, humid days and nights. Rain is to be predominant, beginning tonight, with no comfortable relief until the weekend. And people wonder why I enjoy autumn and winter more than summer? :))

That sounds like quite the storm in your area, Puddleglum and stargazer! Yours too, GentleWarrior! Stay safe, everyone.

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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby GlimGlum » Jun 24, 2013 11:10 am

Warm there now, LOTS?

We are cooler than usual today at 75F/24C-80F/27C. But by Friday and continuing on through Sunday we are supposed to be at 100F/38C+. :-o
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia » Jun 24, 2013 11:38 am

Summer has arrived in KS. Highs are all in the upper 90Fs and lower 100Fs this week. Pretty typical weather here and I am VERY happy that it didn't show up this year until late June instead of early May like last year. 8-}
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 28, 2013 2:44 pm

Finally some repreave from the heat!
I was getting ready to wade deeper into the marsh, and soak up to my neck. The Mrs, gets ind of testy when I drip on the carpets coming in, but I think I wouldn't have cared.
Weather channel was talking 30% chance of rain today, and tomorrow. I hope it holds off, there's a fishing hole I have been itching to get to.
From what the calender shows it looks like mid to upper 70 for the next week. :ymapplause: :ymhug: :D
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 28, 2013 5:20 pm

We've had twice the normal rainfall for this time of year. Overdue though it was, we got the rain in spades on the Cumberland plain. It has been snowing down south (in the Australian Alps - not a sudden epidemic of hanging petticoats). Our local dam (the mighty Warragamba) is full to overflowing and when it did overflow on Monday there was reported flooding both upriver and down river from here. So we stayed high and dry at home as much as possible.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby GlimGlum » Jun 28, 2013 9:47 pm

The heat is really here in the West now. 101F yesterday and 103F today and higher tomorrow. #:-s
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Aslanisthebest » Jun 28, 2013 10:09 pm

Thank-you for sharing that, Puddleglum! I will be saving that to perhaps try later.
Wagga, ah, yes, I wondered if it would be some kind of mix of frost/rain. I hope that you get some precipitation!

There have been several storms, first with powerful gusts of wind, rain, and thunder. That can be nice, when it's not too destructive.

Things have cooled off significantly over here. I usually start feeling uncomfortable at 80F, but it felt really comfortable after the humidity and heat of these past couple days. We're in for daytime highs in the mid 70's and nightly lows in the high 50's. My kind of weather. ^_^
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 29, 2013 7:25 pm

started out with some rain early this morning. Stinks because we were hoping on some fishing. Checked the ever truthful weather channel, and they said 60% chance of storms today, so we turned over and went back to sleep. Guess what? No rain, and just a bit of gusts. Would have been a bit difficult on the lake with a canoe, but we might have still caught something.
Ah well. At least it was good enough to get a walk in, and some projects done outside. getting dark again so we ar wondering if more is coming, but radar shows nothing, for now.
You are very welcome Aslanisthebest. we just emptied a 2 liter so i hope to get our own trap up,and running late tomorrow.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Ryadian » Jun 30, 2013 2:31 pm

After a couple of weeks of semi-constant rain, we finally had two days of beautiful, sunny days. :) Just in time, too--my younger brother's graduation open house was yesterday. We finally had good weather for a graduation party! :P (It rained for both my sister's and mine, and my older brother had really hot weather.)

The problem with weather like this is it makes me want to go camping. Problem being that no one I know wants to pack up to go camping on a week's notice. ;)
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