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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Kalta79 » May 23, 2018 9:13 pm

Thunderstorming here today, twice it was POURING down, first time with some hail, lasted less than half an hour, then a little while later it did it again without the hail, but with thunder and lightning. Was glad to be inside both times. Second time we were at the cafe, and the dirt and gravel parking lot didn't take long to look flooded. Really like the cafe, because the couple who owns it, the wife is there more often than the husband, and she likes the CSI shows, and CSI Miami is my favorite, so if it's on a channel that day, that's what will be playing on the TV there. Good food, nice people, free wifi, unlimited coffee, and your favorite shows, doesn't get much better than that when it's icky outside :D
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 29, 2018 3:43 pm

This morning we awoke to find it actually rained overnight. I am noting that I agree that to everyone else that observation would be rather mundane and trivial. But it hasn't rained for a while. So long that I've given up carrying a fold-up umbrella in my handbag. I did need to check here to work out how long ago it has been since I last noted it rained. That was the 15th April when I noted that we were promised rain. At the moment I can't remember off hand if it actually did so. Lately we have been teased by heavy clouds that start to accumulate then slowly dissipate, with at best, a few illusory prickles that a desert mirage would sneer at.

It would be interesting to see how long it will be before we get our next proper shower of rain. I hope we don't have to wait too long. Otherwise, it has been just a few degrees cooler than it was last month, around the 23C or 21C mark, with occasional morning temperatures below 10C. It is supposed to be late autumn with winter officially starting on Friday.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » May 31, 2018 9:33 am

We also had some much-needed rain over the past couple of days, but that means it's very humid right now.

This past weekend was hot - at least by local standards. Records fell right and left. A few of note: At 100F/38C, Monday was the hottest Memorial Day (a moving holiday) and May 28 on record. It was the earliest 100F reading on record and only the second ever in May. The string of 6 consecutive days over 90F/32C was the longest recorded in May, with records going back into the 1800s.

Many of the records broken date from the Dust Bowl year of 1934.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » May 31, 2018 4:21 pm

Ouch! I've seen a documentary on TV about those dust bowl days and it went on for a few years, didn't it? What happened, exactly, and where? It looks like you are getting a rerun of our horrible last summer. And I hope that doesn't happen to you.

Today is the first day of winter. And it is still very dry though a little chilly.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 01, 2018 7:09 pm

I can attest to the humidity stargazer. Mowing the lawn, and having to wring out the t-shirt after #:-s
a good that comes from this is the part of the lawn that has not grown grass in nearly a decade has finally decided to sprout green. After dumping how many pounds ( or is it tons ) of grass seed on it every year we are finally seeing results. :ymapplause:
Now if only this sudden green thumb does not suddenly vanish, and the green turn a sickly brown ( an oh so common event X( ) I might have something worth mowing.
More rain expected tonight, and through tomorrow. Hoping to see a few inches in the rain gauge.
Wagga. The Dust Bowl. Assuming that you mean the one in the U.S.A. Most people I have known attribute it to mass wind erosion due to the rush to cut down too many trees to make room for farmland. Many farms in the midwest now have rows of trees along some fields as windbreaks, and hold topsoil in place.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jun 05, 2018 6:27 am

It's gearing up to be a scorcher of a summer. For as far out as I trust the forecast, we're 5-10F above normal with very little chance for rain.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby starkat » Jun 05, 2018 12:04 pm

It's about the same here. We're running 5-10F above and light on rain. When we get it, it's the rock 'em sock 'em thunderstorms that potentially come with hail and 2+ inches of rain.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 05, 2018 7:31 pm

Looking at temps in the upper 70'sF here for the rest of the week. Dependin on the channel, we might see some thunder early morning.
Humidity is the problem right now. The de humidifier has to b emptied twice a day. At least we get free water for the house plants. ( If you don't count the electricity to run it hat is. )
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby johobbit » Jun 08, 2018 2:54 pm

Kalta wrote:I used to like swimming, haven't done it in years. We don't have air conditioning(well we do, it's just called a window)

;)) Yep. At our former house, we did not have central air, but had a pool, so on those sultry, miserably humid nights, we would all dive in, then go to bed wet, whereupon we'd awaken partway through the night quite chilly. ;)) Still, it helped us get to sleep, that's for sure. And I'm much rather be cold than hot!

We have basically jumped from winter to summer. A few days, here and there, are more spring-like (hurrah), but other than that, the very warm weather is here. Thankfully this week has been a bit cooler, especially in the evenings, so we have been able to almost finished planting our gardens (veggie and floral) without sweltering ... just the potatoes to dig in tonight. :)

No seeds have sprouted yet (peas, beans, carrots), but they are expected to show themselves any day now.

I miss my early morning walks, but anything above 12C or so (mid 50s) is too warm for me to walk as briskly and long as I like to in the autumn and winter months.

Throughout the next week, the temps are rising higher and higher, so I'm bracing myself.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jun 08, 2018 6:53 pm

Meanwhile, in Down Under, west of Botany Bay, we actually did get rain from last Tuesday, on and off for four days, including today. Unfortunately I forgot what it was like if my shoes and socks got wet from inadvertently stepping into one of the potholes in a car parking area. Now that is the swimming pool one gets when there isn't a swimming pool to cool off in. ;) One idea for a hot summer's day when cossies were one piece and all day wear at home, was to dance around a sprinkler on front or back lawn, and another one was to hose each other down. But it is now winter, and cold enough for those who are not well to need the heaters on indoors.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 11, 2018 3:47 pm

After jumping from winter to summer in May, our weather has settled down a little bit. It varies between warm and hot, humid days, and wet ones, like today. Southern Minnesota continues to be too wet for agriculture, with a small town near where I used to live receiving tennis ball-sized hail over the weekend. The northern part of the state is abnormally dry according to the Drought Monitor, but nothing like the extreme conditions in the desert Southwest US.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 11, 2018 8:07 pm

Just got a bit of the rain today, along with some rather intimidating lightning. You know it is close when I can hear it in the factory at work over all the other noise that requires hearing protection.
After getting home we checked the rain gauge, and found a good inch, and a half had fallen. A welcome drink for the grass that had started to turn brown. The wind also played a bit of havoc with the tree branches. Thankfully nothing serious, though the neighbors needed a little help with one that insisted on not breaking cleanly, and just hung there waiting for the next poor soul to pass by, and get a knob on the head. A quick trip to the shed, and use of the pole saw got it down. I now have a nice piece of walnut to turn into noggins, and spoons for rendezvous :D
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby stargazer » Jun 15, 2018 11:19 am

The past couple days have been quite pleasant in terms of temperature and humidity; we even enjoyed an evening campfire the other day.

But the heat is on again, with record highs possible today (old record 94F/34C) with 'air you can wear' humidity. Whew! The weekend will add to our count of 90+ days, never a desirable result for polar bears. ;)

Right now the fire department is outside, dealing with a kitchen fire in the house next door. Everyone is safe and they're just finishing up, but I don't envy them wearing all that gear when the heat index is pushing 100F/38C.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jun 15, 2018 12:25 pm

We hit 100F for our actual temperature two days ago. And until yesterday it had been incredibly muggy and just generally yucky outside.NOAA says that we had our hottest May on record and I believe it. June has been just as bad. Our highs have been consistently 5-10F above average for this time of year. I suspect that means summer will be downright miserable. #:-s
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby Puddleglum » Jun 15, 2018 8:07 pm

"Air you can wear" about sums it up stargazer. I have to remind myself not to lean on anything lest I stick.
The storms keep rolling through the state, but are so sporatic it is impossible to say where any rain will fall. We had a bank of dark clouds move in during lunch hour, only for it to literally split in two, and pass to the north, and south of us :-o :-\
It is supposed to be "chance of rain" all weekend, with a drop of 15 degreesF by Monday. Not a gambler. But I'm not betting on it.
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Re: Everyone wants to talk weather part 2

Postby fantasia_kitty » Jun 22, 2018 10:39 am

We've had some wild and crazy storm cells come roaring through our state. The individual cells aren't that big, but if you're under them, watch out! They've had tornadoes in western Kansas, but not many people live out there so I haven't heard of damage from those, but the gust fronts and the heavy, heavy rain have been unreal!
When my grandparents were alive, they farmed in western Kansas. I have a distant cousin who still runs things out there and apparently they had 5" of rain in a few hours time. There's a creek bed out there that I have no memory of ever having water in it, and it set a new record for the highest level.
Meanwhile I've been visiting my parents house for VBS this past week and we had a storm go over while I was loading kids into the van. I got the older two in while the wind was moving in. I ran out with the baby and I could feel the spray from the front of the storm. My third trip for my stuff resulted in me being completely soaked. That storm took out a mile or two of power lines north of the city and so my kiddos did VBS for an hour and a half in the dark. :))
Keeping an eye on the sky again today. It's sunny and very pleasant now, but we're supposed to get another round of rip roarin' storms this evening. :P
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