Wow, I can't help but notice how very different my view of the summer weather if vs each of yours. Here it has been anything BUT dry. Some kind of crazy weather system has parked itself over my area such that we have had rain and Tstorms every single day since some time in June 2013. Seriously. The sun very rarely peaks out from the cloud cover anymore; our entire world is soaking wet to the point that even some trees look like they may be giving up; my yard smells moldy; and I have to mow wet grass and even grass that is under water if I want to mow at all. We could probably grow some good rice here these days, and cranberries maybe.
CNN did a spot on the problem here. They said the worst part is the weather system which is causing the rain here shows no sign of moving. They said it's easy to write our weather report now, since every day is 'ditto'.
The other day it occurred to me that we may be becoming Seattle 2.
Lilypon, I, too, like to see where system go and also where they come from and how weather in one place effects another.
DreamofSpring,lol!!!you are hogging all the rain.LoL!!!!Send some down South.It is very dry here.We have that red clay dirt here.If the ground is real dry,then you can hang it up trying to dig any holes around here.Its been a 100 for the high all week.
You got that right! I am hogging ALL of the rain. That's why it's so dry everywhere else. Since June it has rained here for hours on end day after day after day - and sometimes all night long, too. Just since June we have accumulated twenty-some inches of extra rain, beyond what we would normally expect. I'm just really happy that we have managed not to drown - yet.
Can't do much gardening here either. The ground is so saturated, if you dig a hole, it is instantly full of water. No kidding! We are at or slightly below sea level, and with all that endless rain, it's getting hard to separate the yard from the ocean. I tried to plant a rose. I used a shovel to dig a hole, but as I said it was a hole full of water - to w/in 1-2in of the top. I held the bare root rose upright in the water with one hand while using the other hand to put the dirt back into the water - like a big, messy mud pie. It was very messy, but then I didn't have to worry about watering the newly planted rose. Time will tell how well that actually works. 1st time I ever planted anything by putting the soil into the water instead of the other way around.
Oh, but it is definitely hot here. Don't think rain means cool. It does not. Here it just means more steam - hot, humid, and steamy. This time of year, I just stay indoors until it's over.
Hoping you guys gets some rain very soon! I wish I could share. Really I do! :-)
LOL DreamofSpring!!! That is to funny you planting a rose bush in the rain and your yard flooding.I can't believe it don't float off.LOL!!!That is funny how you planted it backwards.At lease it doesn't have to be watered for a long time.I wish we would get some rain too.We need it bad!!!
We got some rain this morning!!! We had a nice big thunderstorm land for a few hours and give us some much needed rain. Messed up my road...again but that's the new normal here. Road is always messed up.
After rain passed weather was super nice...then the sun came out. Humidity shot up and I couldn't tell the difference between today and the last few days.
I, too, am envious of you folks in MN & WI. It's super hot here, too. A/C runs non-stop all day long, and when you open the door the air outside is thick, hot, and almost suffocating. It doesn't usually even start to cool down here until mid to late Sept - and by 'cool down' I mean drop back into the mid to upper 80's. Most years I still have the A/C running on New Year's Day here. People don't realize it's that hot here, but some days the temp here exceeds that of Death Valley.
It's the Gulf Stream that makes it unexpectedly hot here. We are right on the Atlantic Coast. The Gulf Stream runs right along close to the coast here. The Gulf Stream is an ocean current which brings the heat up from the Gulf of Mexico, making the temp/weather here in Charleston much the same as that of the Gulf Coast states and of central & northern Florida.
It never gets really cold here. I have a split-leaf philodendron which lives year round in a giant pot in front of the garage. We typically get maybe 5 nights down in the low 30's, even down as low as 28F, but they are not consecutive nights, and the next day the temp soars quickly back up to the 50's and even 70's. Winter is actually my favorite time of year here and the best time to do yard and garden maintenance. You can garden year round here. I have flowers in my yard all year, including Dec - Feb.
Oh, and about that rose planting story I told earlier. I think I failed to communicate it correctly. When I said the hole I dug filled up with water instantly, I didn't mean from rain. It wasn't raining at all at the time - although I have done some gardening/planting in the rain at other times. The hole filled up with water as quickly as I could dig it, because the water was coming from the GROUND! That's how wet it is here now. It has been raining daily non-stop since June. The ground is so completely soaked with water that any hole I dig instantly fills with water. How scary is that?! I think we are like one big shower away from washing into the Atlantic Ocean.
I do wish I could share some of this water with those of you in dry areas. It's raining here now and has been for hours, but that seems to be our norm now. Btw, I'm glad to hear that some of you who need rain got some recently. Wish we could rig up some kind of irrigation system, something like the Roman aqueducts, to send some of this excess water over to the heartland where it belongs.
Our first frost date is November 30. September here is very much like August. October is our best month in the whole year IMO. We had rain about 8 times in August which is unusual and on the whole our year has been wetter than the last few. We were playing catchup from the terrible drought of the last 3 years so it was very welcome.
We don't seem to have any weather any more. Sun comes up it gets daylight, sun goes down it gets dark. In between temp goes from 65 up to 80 and then back down to 65. Very little breeze, very little wind and about 50% cloud. Some light showers at night and a few during the day. Day after day. Some days the wind is lighter and humidity goes up, some days its a little breezy and humidity goes down.
No gales, no storms, no 90f+ days, no drought, no snow, no frost
The weather guys on TV try to find surf for the surfers but only goes from flat to maybe 4ft. We do have jelly fish warnings in the weather reports to warn beach goers. They usually occur once a month.
Luckily its a quiet hurricane season and at the end of October we will start watching for winter storms and high surf. But for now - its quiet.
If you don't get a report you knows its same ol, same ol.
Very cool this early morning. A bit like fall in the air. It will warm up into the 80s later today. Still nice compared to the way it usually is this time of year. Hoping for another winter with just the right amount of colder weather.
LOL to you anyways ;o) Too warm for me (thanking my lucky stars however that our dewpoint has dropped dramatically...all our crops have ripened and all that is left is for our grass to turn scorched brown). Most here are letting it go into dormancy until the fall rains come.
Don't dare complain too much as we all know what is waiting in the wings. :O
Country Gardens, I think Bernie? Love the shots of your tomatoes...sure would love to have a green house like that...the room for one.
Every day here we will just reach 90° then have a thunderstorm, or one close enough to bring us down to somewhat comfortable. It was only 73 when I went walking this morning with the pooch, felt good.
Hey there Kelli, weird weather huh. I guess you got some heat this summer in LA, here on the central coast it was really mild. That was until this weeks heat spell. My garden is so confused. I have vines that are red for fall and bulbs that are coming up thinking it must be spring. I'd say better late than never but I don't really feel that way.
Domehomedee, the plants are tough. We run the sprinkler system three times a week. Most of the plants in pots are succulents and get watered once a week. I stay indoors when it gets this hot. Actually, over 85F is hot to me, too, and I don't go out much when it is over 85F.
On August 31st it was 96 degrees here , that's our hottest of the year ,
Over 90 degrees it doesn't mean much about it being hot .
For a colder year over all , nationally it has been a scorcher anyway ,.
This is me with the ( I don't care what it all says ) it is hot anyway !!!
That is as the power outage with a blizzard 3 or four years ago and no power for 12 days (blah)
Winter can keep all that to itself , I will take a couple of months of good cold weather for the plants though,
As for me , I don;t look forward to cold or flu season with that , only that seems to have become a year round thing nowadays anyway . .
Yes it is looking to be later ,cooler, wetter , and more snowy , than the past few..
Nobody is sure yet what the winter will be like Darius. ENSO is all over the place in Neutral territory. It gets close to La Nina or El Nino and then changes direction again (been doing this for about two years now). What happens in September/October/November will give a clearer picture). A warm fall has led to cold winters and cold falls have had warm winters. It will be the AO/NAO and the snow cover in Siberia that will tell the tale eventually.
No time to get bored with the weather. Lots of animals, hobbies and plants to keep us busy
But my wife and I do appreciate how lucky we are. We drove from our home on the East side of the island 100 miles to Kailua -Kona today for our every two month trip to Costco (our nearest). Imagine our shopping spree, we have a 1 ton cargo van instead of a passenger sedan. Afterall there is just the two of us. Who needs rear passenger seats.
Day started out clear blue sky, very little wind, about 68f. Drove through Volcano National Park, still clear blue sky apart from the plume of volcanic smoke coming from the eruption of Kilauea about 1 mile to our left. Going along the south coast we had the peak of Mauna Loa 12,000 ft in a clear blue sky to our right and about 30 miles further on the deep blue of the pacific ocean sparkling to our left below the rugged cliffs. Stopped at a local bakery for turnovers and a nature break (we are that age) and then on to Kona.
On the way back the clouds built up over the mountains with the afternoon heat and as we returned through the park rain showers were misting the back of the valleys contrasting with the blue sky over the ocean. Driving down from the 4000ft level in the park to our home at 2200ft we could see the Pacific ocean beyond the islands east coast line about 25 miles away and you could just determine the curve of the earth where the ocean horizon kissed the evening sky.
Back at our house still no rain, still no wind, plants in pots were wilting and life gets back to normal. Believe me we appreciate where we live and look forward to you all spending your savings and coming to visit our beautiful islands.
Tomorrows weather - the same with maybe a few more light showers on Saturday. Only subtle changes forecast for next week.
Hope this was not too long.
The temp here is running in the low 90's but that still yields a triple digit effective temp when adjusted for humidity. Today was 91F, 105F heat indexed (adjusted for humidity), and we are only a hop & skip away from you, darius.
As for what winter will be like, my fear is that ours will be just like summer (endless rain) but cooler, probably with a handful of icy, frosty days. The weather folks on CNN still say they can do our weather report with a cut and paste from the prior days, and then they laugh and say that weird system that is causing all of our rain shows no sign of leaving, ever. Actually, I don't think it has rained yet today, but there is always tonight.
HUMIDITY has dropped real low here , put a quart of water on a small plant 7;30 am came back at noon and the plants had started to shrivel dry as could be , Air is dehydrating the ground , mummification time
wind 0 . You all realize being weather wise, conscience, or sensitive , is driving me nuts !!!
I am for having it stay Spring or Fall all year long , I think fall would be better though, Waiting for harvest if it was forever spring would really test my emotions ! lol At least if it was fall I could look at all the goodies of the harvest no matter how I felt !! ^_^
No I'm really not that childish ,, at least not yet ,, I think ???
Jahur7 - I'm with you, Fall is the best time of year and Spring is a close second. I think I like Fall because it is the only time of year I don't get hayfever, LOL. And Spring, well, what gardener doesn't love Spring. I'm ready for pumpkins and cool breezes.
I agree. Fall is in the air here at night but warm temps again during the day. 90s predicted for the week ahead. But, then, it's still September. The hummers are eating a lot at the feeders ... fattening themselves for the migration. It won't be long before they are on their way south again. I always miss them when they go.
Morehead City is NC, different animal. Even if people are inclined to refer to us as The Carolinas, our weather is quite different. Plus, and this is a biggie, the weather in Charleston is quite unlike that in the rest of SC, except for the Beaufort & Hilton Head area. A narrow strip of coastline from Charleston south to the GA border has more in common weather-wise with central Florida (based on a zone system more detailed than the one we typically use) than with SC or GA, this due to the effects of the Gulf Stream which runs very close to the coast in this area bringing warm air up from the Gulf. For instance, we have virtually no real winter and typically see a very light dusting of snow once per decade, not enough to even scoop up a shallow bowl of snow cream & even that typically falls late in the day or evening and is gone by morning. Bottom line, I doubt it will be this hot where you are going, even if there is no change.
As to the endless rain, which, btw, is upon us again, I don't know if NC, particularly that part of NC, is even included in the area effected by the strange weather system that has been trying to drown us for months now. Let's hope not, since that area of NC up around the Outer Banks and such seems to see a lot of serious flooding anyhow, even w/o the weather system that has been dumping all this rain on us. (It looks to me like the L pressure system causing the rain may only be effecting the lower coast of NC, well below where you are going, but I'm not certain about that.)
Above all, let's just hope the change we see by that date doesn't involve a major hurricane! Hoping the weather will be good for your visit.
We had 2.5 inches of rain on Wed. evening, and yesterday 3.5 inches. Nice overcast morning at 73°, humidity was about 80%, but still nice for morning walk with no sun blazing down. Should make it to 90° today.
Never know what winter will be like here, last two years were wonderful, only a handful of freezing nights...but some years the Canadians down here say it is colder than their weather. One way or the other it won't be until January-ish, give or take a month either way.
Well I've just today seen two forecast model maps re this winter (the NAO and AO as well as the Siberian snow cover will remain more reliable) however this is what those model maps are showing:
One shows Saskatchewan colder than average and since we've been sharing so well this past year the States below us and esp to the East will be the recipients of our loverly winter conditions.
The other model shows just about all of North America being warm (Saskatchewan especially will be well above our normal winter temps). The only place that it is showing to be cooler than normal are those areas that are being gifted with so much rain along the East Coast of the United States (from above Georgia to about the mid section...Atlantic storms?)/
Both are of course in la la land right now.
Today a little rain here (barely enough to knock the harvest dust down). highest I saw, that I can remember 18C.
I will look forward to receipt of your gift. Per my understanding the northern and midwestern states usually get the worst of that arctic air that drifts downward, except...A year or two back a pressure system set itself up across the northern US, forcing the arctic air that would otherwise have blown through that area to move south instead. We had an exceptionally chilly winter that year even here where winters are usually quite mild. As much as I appreciate your thinking of us, please don't send a repeat of that weather pattern. ;-)
Forgot to say it will also be the snow cover in Saskatchewan that will also effect how cold and how much snow the States below us get (Siberia first then us). For places like Texas to get snow we have to have a really good snow pack up here (as well as a bunch of other conditions have to be in place...one being getting rid of the high pressure ridge that is sitting over them). Every cold front that drops down eats away at it/nudges it over. Lately there has been talk of it (high pressure ridge) moving over to New Mexico. At a couple of weather sites I post at the Texans eagerly watch for my postings of snow and cold (they want it desperately). I found it really strange but they are weather lovers and love having something different in their neck of the woods.
100% humidity here at the moment: raining. The Farmers' Almanac says our winter weather will be "chilly and wet". We had a warm winter last year and the insects got in an additional reproductive cycle so some colder temps this winter will be appreciated.
Lily: I will be hoping for low snow cover in your area. As to those Texans, I'm thinking their true motivation may be to escape the terrible heat they have endured for months. I get that way, too, around this time of year when having ice dumped on me sounds wonderful and it seems no amount of cold could possibly be too much for me. Incidentally, I've been surprised at some of your late summer highs up there, where I would have expected much milder summer weather. Is this normal for you?
plantnutz: GA is one of the states effected by the low pressure system which has been dumping torrents of rain on us daily since June - so that may explain why it is so wet in your area. According to CNN, that system shows no sign of moving in the near future, meaning lots more rain for us both.
juhur7: I felt for you upon reading that the leaves in your trees are drying up due to drought. I experienced that a few years ago here, so I know the devastation and the fear one experiences at the thought of possibly loosing trees. Ours survived, btw. I'm hoping yours will, too. Just to put this into perspective, many of my trees are now turning yellow and dropping their leaves in apparent response to far too much water. Some became almost totally defoliated in August even.
DreamofSpring, yes, we have been getting torrents of rain. I have been getting lots more rain than people in the northern and eastern and western parts of my county. Many of these rains have been torrential downpours, what I call frogchokers and it is like the thunderstorm is just parked over my house for an hour or more. My backyard has had standing water many times this summer. It is like walking on a sponge when it soaks it up. I have not had to water once this year. Of course, we were in a drought for several years prior to this. We just can't be happy, can we?
On a happy note, though, we have not lost any trees but the surrounding areas have lost many. Go figure! We are having many trees drop leaves now.
Being this warm is unusual for us at this time of year DreamsofSpring...however not surprising since a lot of our summer was springlike. It seems when we have cool summers we usually have a warm fall (greatly needed, and appreciated, to get our crops to ripen this year). By now we will normally have had a frost though afterwards we would still have some days in the 80's).
That jet stream had such a corkscrew like path this summer. We had some mornings in the mid 30's F back in late July early August that had our hearts sink into the abyss with fear.
Our farm has had the canola, peas and winter wheat harvested now and the durum is one week away from being ready (I thought it was off but it will be soon with our current weather forecast). The flax isn't ready yet but rain won't hurt it nor will frost at this point in its development.
Low snow cover is what most are praying for up here too btw. It will mean colder temps for us but we'd rather have that then lots of snow (its been a tough couple of snow shoveling / highway traveling winters that we've had over the past couple of years). Past two years we've had record breaking snowfall / cover.
I know however those fellows in Texas are praying for the opposite to befall upon us. Its the fellows in Houston that really want snow (it is so rare for it to fall down there). I keep telling them that if they have lots of moisture available they will so regret having a strong cold front head their way (do they even have snow shovels down there? ;o)
The draw changes , I am sure you know and are plenty aware , the weather will get to you with something different sooner or later , Summer , Winter , Spring , Fall .
The deck has four Aces in favor of the house(weather) , All the odds are against us) it's a Pooper man!!!
I doubt they have snow shovels in Houston. We don't have them here, neither the large vehicles for the roads nor the manual types for homes. We don't have any equipment or training for dealing with snow or ice. No salt. no snow tires or chains. None of that stuff. Since we only get an inch or so (or less) once per decade, it would not be cost effective here. Therefore, when it does snow even an inch or two, we close all of the schools and businesses and 'roll up the streets' to the city. Snow here never lasts more than a day, anyhow. This may be another reason those Texans are hoping for snow - around here snow equals a day off from work, usually with pay.
When folks from the northern areas move here, they get a kick out of our response to snow and how we close down the city. But they do tell us we have some of the best highways they've seen - salt is bad for highways (& cars). All that freezing & thawing is also hard on highways. All we have here is sand for use on the occasional patch of ice that may appear on tall bridges - sand & bridge closed signs.
Brings to mind when we played games like Dodgeball and such , These days weather dodging is much more serious , !!! Games are rigged , decks are stacked , marked , and mirrored , and nobody if anybody wins !!!
Giant waves at sea
straight line winds
starvation & dehydration .
months without power
Freezing to near death and frostbite
no fuels .
I have managed to miss Hurricanes with no regrets about it at all , But , as all,, I have had my share of weather "Fun"
This is the part where we look at one another and say " Been there , Done that " and as often as it had been , we could of passed on the reality or the idea of it happening ???
Oh I forgot Extreme Temperatures and their rapid changes ... lol ???
Egads lets add
Blizzards Of course these could of been part of freezing and floods .
DOS the only thing i ever experienced in your state was flash flood ,, Those are lots and lots of "Fun" also
Well darn it !!! I give up now at adding Earthquakes , H ow I ever forgot being there for those is beyond me ,,
Does this mean tsunami
And Asteroid impacts is what I have to look forward to , maybe I should put Solar Flare on the looking forward to list . just for the heck of it . lol ... That's all Folks...
They were calling for a high of 88 today. It's nice to have a day below 90F though this won't last. We haven't even turned the air conditioner on yet, though we will have to before we go to bed if not before since the upstairs gets hot.
One more to add to your list - VOG - volcanic smoke or smog from our volcano. Makes Kailua Kona hazy most of the time and with southerly winds we get VOG thick enough for headlights in places, breathing probems and sulphur smell. Plants turn yellow in severe cases.
That last verse was so deliciously descriptive. I could almost see it.
Seems marginally cooler here today. It's 85F right now. Warmer if you factor in the humidity which is always high around here. I notice that the A/C is not running endlessly today as it has been every day since somewhere back around April or May. That alone is an improvement.
It's still hot as Hades here, but we have managed to get our overnight low down into the 70's. I went out around 2AM (dog emergency) and the air outside felt wonderful. That's a good sign, I think. Now if we could just get the afternoon high down to 80ish, I would be happy.
LOL...well we don't want to make you too happy just yet DreamsofSpring.
my farmer had this to say about last night (I had warned him about us possibly getting more rain than is currently forecasted).
got your email on the combine last night doing Sec** by G***s. Durum going well. We have done about 200 acres and have just under 10,000 bu.
Hopefully Wednesday isn’t too bad.
PS – seems like there was a slight slight frost last night – wouldn’t do any damage though.
God and Mother Nature willing our durum will be off prior to the rains coming.
Still no weather. Same as before. (see Sept 2nd) Drier than anticipated. Too hot. Having to water outside pots. The whole neighborhood has their grass cutting up to date.
Forecast is the same for the next week.
We had a couple of cool nights that had me turn on the heat in the house... although it's slightly warmer now, still running the heat at night. Outside it's about 70º now but overcast and feels cooler.
Currently 61 and our high was supposed to be around 70 today. I don't know if we reached it or not. It has been chilly all day and wet. Had some rain overnight and this morning along with some strong winds.
We've been having some comments on a Coffee thread about how early field mice are coming indoors this year. Generally it indicates a long, cold winter. Fortunately we all have cats, or dogs that will hunt them down.
It is only 77F right now! Yay!
Also noted yesterday that the late afternoon early evening time slot is now very nice, cool, 70ish.
The rains have also slowed down now so that for the past week they haven't been daily, and the sun has been showing up again some days. The low pressure system that was causing the daily rains is still around but appears to have dropped down a bit so that it is no longer directly over us.
As to any issues with mice or rats, I had a problem outside some years back as a result of all of the sunflower seeds I was putting out daily to feed the birds back then. I live adjacent to the forest, so the critters heard the dinner bell and came running. One day I looked outside to see a rat sitting on the bird feeder happily gobbling up food. Eeek! As much as I hated it, I stopped feeding the birds. In my area, I suspect they can find ample, natural food anyhow.
Some 3-4yrs ago I took in a semi-feral cat and her very feral kitten (now grown). They are mostly outdoor coming in only briefly to eat except during bad weather when they may stay a little longer. Having survived on her own for years, the female is an excellent & accomplished huntress, a skill she taught to her then young son. They quickly ate every rat that dared come anywhere near my yard or even my neighbors' yards, & I've no doubt they would be thrilled if any field mice decide to make a run for the house this fall.
They also dug up and killed every ground mole in the yard, leaving as many as 3 per day at my front door. Haven't seen any sign of mice, rats, or ground moles in years. (When I 1st 'adopted' her, the female actually even caught a squirrel and dragged it to my door for a thank-you gift. She is one fierce predator, so mice/rats don't stand a chance here anymore.)
I wish my cat would get outside more and take care of the underground rodents that eat my root veggies, but she's afraid of my sister's dog who always chases her. She used to love being outside during the daytime in good weather, before the DOG came!
A friend in animal control told me my then newly acquired, semi-feral cat was bringing me food (no doubt after she was full) to show me that she would be good to have around. Since she had previously lived on her own for years, that made a lot of sense to me. It was like she was saying, "We could make a good team, you and I." My guess is that 'normal' cats bring their catch home to show us in much the same vane as fishermen & hunters who post pictures of their kills; being well fed most pet cats are not that hungry anyhow and probably only catch critters for their amusement anyhow.
My 2 cats are not 'normal' pets. It has taken me years to establish any kind of relationship with them and they are still terrified of everyone else. Having survived in the wild, they don't scare easily. The female will actually growl at raccoons that come in our yard - and most of the raccoons are actually scared of her. She sits on the patio in the evenings to keep the raccoons away. The raccoons do come around but only after the cat comes indoors to eat, and when she sees them out there she demands to go out again so she can chase them away. I have also watched her chase snakes out off the yard. She is something else, that one.
If she is any example, I think feral cats might be good to have around, especially for those who have large plots of land. Problem is, I'm not sure where one gets a feral cat. Mine just happened to show up at my door one night, 1/2 grown kitten at her side, looking a bit thin, and having the chutzpah to hiss at me when I stepped outside. I cage trapped the 2 of them to get them spayed/neutered and vet checked (shots, etc), all of which had to be done under anesthesia as neither could be handled. Then I returned them to my yard and started feeding them daily.
(Sorry, darius. Did not mean to change thread subject. Will now resume weather discussions promptly.)
It's cloudy here today, but I'm happy anyhow because it is currently only 76F. Yay!
Our projected high today is 85F. At 8AM this morning when I opened the door to let the cat in, the air outside was 'nippy'. Not cold but just with a hint of chill. It was nice.
Kelli: It sounds like your weather has improved a lot. It wasn't that long ago that you were reporting triple digits. Congrats. I'm happy for you & hope it drops even lower soon.
Still raining here now , it has not quit since last night ,
83 was forecast for today's high , no chance of that here now .
Heavy fall , summer humid feel to the air , light breeze makes it wonderful .
Your very welcome DreamsofSpring...wish we were as happy *sigh*
My weather app is currently flashing a nasty white lightning bolt surrounded by red...
FROST WARNING Temperature currently +2 (at Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw).
It won't freeze at my house but I've hauled all my tropical plants into the greenhouse and turned the heater on and covered my annuals...we have a number of weeks of nice weather in our future and I plan on still having my plants to enjoy (not often warm evenings continue after frost).
southgal, I'm so happy that you finally got rain. I could just hear the joy in your earlier post, & it's there still. Happy to celebrate with you.
Lilypon, Sorry you are having bad weather. It sounds like you are at least well prepared & have a good plan for dealing with the cold. I had actually begun to think that you rather appreciated if not even enjoyed the cold weather. It does have a certain icy beauty, if one can get past the chill - and the price, as I'm guessing it must cost an arm & 2 legs to stay warm at your latitude. Or maybe, as with handling snow, you folks just have secrets for staying warm, things we don't know about down here.
We had a lovely, sunny day today, upper 80's F, but that's not too bad. I believe the weather guy has forecast more rain & possibly tstorms for us this weekend.
Happy Fall Ya All! A cold front coming down, supposed to rain good later on, but still hot now, too bad it is going to stall out over us. So no fall weather here just yet. 88° the predicted high today.
No change in the weather here. A few more showers at night. Ground is now damp, not dusty dry and not muddy. Just right. Forecast for the next week is more of the same - light tradewind breezes, some showers, some cloud, around 80f during the day, high 60's at night. Just the right weather for gardening.
Trimmed the gingers this morning. May clean some more ponds this afternoon. 31 ponds around the garden and forest trails. Plenty of surface weed to dredge out so we can see the water and plenty of trimming and thinning needed of pond side plants. Plenty of bullfrogs.
Must stop chatting as this is not my blog.
I can see that you are primarily interested in the forecast for winter. I just don't have any idea how to answer that question. Heck, even trained meteorologists with access to satellite data cannot reliably predict the weather beyond a few days. (I'm curious how Almanacs do it.)
For example, living here on the coast, hurricanes are my biggest weather worry. Early each summer I listen with trepidation for the official prediction of hurricane season severity for the Atlantic, information that comes from the top minds in the field - and almost every year they get it totally wrong. Several times in recent years they predicted a very active hurricane season, and we actually had virtually no activity at all. Then one year they predicted very little activity, and we went on to have one of the most active years ever. Statistically speaking, they would get better results if they just flipped a coin.
I'm curious. Is your prediction of a severe winter based on specific signs, or is it just a 'feeling'? I don't devalue information that is based on 'just a feeling', btw, since that is basically how the right brain communicates information. Right brain information is equally valid, even if our left-brain dominant society often fails to realize it.
Ok, I decided to go with the coin flip method. My coin predicted a mild winter. I'm not sure if that's countrywide or specific to my area though.
"Lilypon, Sorry you are having bad weather. It sounds like you are at least well prepared & have a good plan for dealing with the cold. I had actually begun to think that you rather appreciated if not even enjoyed the cold weather. It does have a certain icy beauty, if one can get past the chill - and the price, as I'm guessing it must cost an arm & 2 legs to stay warm at your latitude. Or maybe, as with handling snow, you folks just have secrets for staying warm, things we don't know about down here."
I thoroughly dislike the unknown re Old Man Winters nasty surprises/gifts (haha) DreamsOfSpring...I dread winters in the -60'sF / -50'sC and I dread winters with lots of snow that sticks and blows around forever. I don't mind winters in the -20's/-30's with some snow/cold but the extremes are not on my fave list. We certainly can deal with the above but when it lasts for months on end ie Oct to May (worst case) my teeth are ready to snap with impatience re spring ever coming.
This morning was in the 60's.Today is going to be in the low to mid 90's for the high.Its going to be another hot one.My a/c has been running day and night.I am so ready for the fall weather to start kicking in.
Kelli i would be happy with your weather.
I am just ready for this 90 degree crap to move on.LOL!!!
We are at 45º this morning.
Not a skeeter in site, actually we haven't had any for a few years now.
This is soybean country, with soybean aphids. They are sprayed in
August. The spray also kills all flies & mosquitoes.
No black flies in spring either.
Finally getting some change. More frequent night showers starting late afternoon and continuing into commute hours. Temperatures are cooler. Those really hot days have gone. Mid 70s. Saturday did not get above 68f. Low 60s at night. Just how we like it. Some mud spots showing up on the forest trails so I think we can say we trending towards are rainy season.
Wow!!! I was thinking a little cooler than pepper here , Only to read we are having weather just the same as Hawaii ... C-o-o-L !!!^_^ (well ,, close anyway (lol
Yes it's nice here after yesterdays rain
65 F here now 58 or so for tonight ...
Bees, Yellow Jackets kept me in all summer. Worst year for bees in a long time. You folks that have had hot weather, be glad at least you had something to show for it. Country Gardens it appears that you all have had a very productive year. Wish I could have had a quarter of what you did.
Wish for a cold winter to kill all the bugs and flu bugs too.
Another wonderful day in paradise!
Farmers are busy harvesting beans & corn. Another bumper crop.
This happens year after year around here.
We are so lucky for the weather we have. Always works out just right!
78º today, sunny & breezy.
Don't understand it. You are zone 4, and I am 5, and you are running 78 degrees and we are in the low 50s every day and mid 30s at night. So cold. We are 15 degrees below normal.
I have tomatoes, huge tomatoes, and they are ripening very slowly, but do not have the flavor of ripening in the sun. We cover them at night and remove it during day. Will leave them until they freeze. If I had enough at the same time I would roast them.
Quit boasting JU. LOL. Sorry, I just hate to think about winter coming on so soon. Seems like this summer has been so short and nothing to it. Guess because I couldn't get outside. Even the bees kept me in. Oh well, next year might be different. Hope to get out of here by then.
Got an early appointment with the physical therapist. 'nite JU. (grin) Jen
That is what our winters are supposed to be like, but this year, while we have had lots of warm days (like today when it's 80F here), we have also had 2 record breaking ice/sleet events, as well. Except for the possible drought, I would very much like to have your weather.
Has it been cold enough so far where you are? I think maybe the weather 'experts' need to get together with those 'old-timer' you spoke of earlier, the ones who predicted a cold winter back when the weather folks still had large areas such as the SE carved off and labelled with a winter prediction of 'warmer than usual'. Yeah, that (warmer than usual) didn't happen.
It's 77F here today, a beautiful, warm, springlike day with bright sunshine and a clear, azure sky. The past several days have been much the same. Feels like spring is here, and right on time, as spring usually starts here around mid Feb. My daffodils have been blooming for about a week now as has the yellow jessamine. Very gorgeous day.
They say there is a 78% chance of an El Nino this winter. I'm hoping. It's been so dry the past couple years. I just hope DH has the living room window sealed correctly. We have problems with it leaking.