We got 2/10 of an inch of rain in July. It did rain the other day, thank the Lord. Maybe we'll make it. My water bill doubled because I've been watering the garden. Getting purple hull peas, bush lima beans, running lima beans, some purple pod Louisiana beans, Armenian cucumber...the longest one I measured at 28", lotsa okra, and tomatoes, but not very much of any of it.
Weird weather here, starting last summer.
Last late summer very little rain. So dry & hard farmers were breaking tillage equipment.
Then winter with very little snow, although we had some nice rains, not in MN, you say!
Spring was dry & field work & planting started early.
Then rain came in buckets, 5.3" May 4-6.
More rain, May 23- 4'3", May 26 & 27 2.4", May 31 6/10", June 10 8/10".
Looked like a good summer, but next decent rain was Friday night, 1.1".
That's 53 days of no rain & temp was in 90's almost everyday.
Thank goodness for our well. We were able to irrigate.
Non irrigated crops look good also, but we don't know why.
When we moved here in 1982, old timers said this is "God's Country". I believe they are right.
Still waiting for summer here. So far, spring has graded gradually into autumn, cool to cold, and VERY wet. Two more flooding episodes yesterday and again today. June had over 3 times the normal average, July twice, and August is carrying on in the same vein.
Other. We have fortunately been in the yellow or green sliver of the US weather map most of the summer. My favorite summer temp is mid-70s. When we get into the low 80s I melt, although we do have a small boat and can find instant relief by getting out on Puget Sound. I have sympathy for those of you in drought conditions and/or extremely high heat. I like the temperate NW, even with all our rain.
not a bad summer at all here. can't believe i'm saying that. we've had rain and cooler temps than normal. just the past two weeks have felt like a central florida summer so i'm not complaining.
i feel sorry for the midwest with their drought and fires.
The weather here is perfect ... as the saying goes, "another day in Paradise, with no end in sight ..." The weather people tell us it's going to heat up a little later this week (80s maybe) ... but then, there are always earthquakes to worry about ...
Day 3 of what is looking to be a week long excessive heat watch, with temps in excess of 110; got to 112 officially yesterday, but 114 at my house. 1.33" of rain in July, which is the middle of our monsoon season when were are supposed to get over 1/2 our annual rainfall of 8.5".
We're in the worst drought ever. Our dogwoods and some oaks are dieing. I'm watering my container plants and my fig tree. Everything is so dry we're under burn bans. So far our county seems to be in the worse shape in Arkansas.
Our weather man said we'd need 15" of rain to catch up.
So many months of all about the same,it has rained for three days here after cooking everything dry for months,IT is greening again but some things won't recover. All I can say is I am glad the weather has changed here,prayer and hope that it may for some of you that need it to do the same.What a summer EH!?
After a warm winter, spring started out hot and moist, then a really hot and dry spell when even large trees started to droop and big cracks appeared in our rocky/clay soil. I watered so as to not lose my rhododendrons and azaleas which had bloomed so nicely in May. Everything grew quickly and then burned in the sunny heat. Then storms with hail started coming pretty much every day or every other day, making it wet again and miserably hot and humid. My yard erupted in mushrooms, and I anticipate that my tomatoes will get late blight from the morning fogs that we're getting. Pollen was way up and now the mold spores are very high. Conclusion: It's miserable and I stay in as much as possible. I am NOT a summer person.
The mild winter (so little precip) and rainless spring did a job on so many of my plants and by the time I noticed I should have started watering the flower beds in March (MARCH!!) all the buds on my wisteria had withered and died. Last summer's garden 'death watch' continues... we have been sweltering in the high humidity and heat. I water, but most of the time just can't bear to be out in it. I want to throttle the Boston weather reporter who tells me it's 'only' 85 here (at the airport!) when I'm looking at the thermometer on my deck that reads 95...
Not as bad as last summer, but that's not saying a lot. Ended last year 8 inches behind. We actually had some decent rain late winter, but the drought is back and we're 3 inches behind for this year. Cooled down to the mid 90's last week, but the 100's are back. Really looking forward to Sept. From a teacher that's saying a lot!
Started out nice, then rained constantly. Now it seems to have decided to be a decent 65-70F with rain every so many days. Would love it to last for another month but very unlikely. I still have lots of lilies and dahlias that need to bloom. No complaints though considering what you guys down south are going through. I wouldn't survive in those temps with heat and/or humidity.