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Ed Douglas

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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2011, 07:48:06 PM »
We have had more rainy days this summer, than a long time. Farming has been spotty. Some were flooded late spring, and are not good. The farms that were not flooded have good looking corn and such. Some of my friends say the tomatoes aren't too good this year.   ed

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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2011, 07:35:48 PM »
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Linda in Ed's defense, I ran across a person that was spreading how bad (hot) the climate in Ga. is and how heat has changed for the worse.  We were both native Georgians.  I have lived here for 49 years.  He said there was virtually no winter.  That winter we had 2 small snows. In the subtropics, that is rare (this was several years ago).  We usually do not get even 1 snow.  He then exclaimed the winter only lasted a month or so.  But that is normal here.  I believe he meant how dry it was.  We must be careful not to cry wolf (lose our authority).
To clear things up, I posted what the weather was like here this summer in response to a question posted by billxam, I was not attempting to make any spectacular claims or cry wolf. I think you misunderstood the banter between Ed and myself, when he responded that in his area the weather was perfect. But none the less I will substantiate my claims with the article below.  Ed maybe you should explain your humor ;D

Surprised? Hottest July in 134 years is also second-wettest
Francis X. Donnelly/ The Detroit News

Everyone knows July was hot. In fact, it was the hottest July in Detroit in the 134 years the National Weather Service has been keeping track.

But did you notice all the rain? Because it also was the second-wettest July during that span.

The wettest was in 1878 with 8.76 inches of rain, the weather service reported Sunday. Detroit received 7.66 inches in July.

"I know it was hot," said Kelly McCann, 25, a Flat Rock school bus driver who was surprised to learn about the accompanying rain. "When wasn't it?"

The heat Sunday was one reason she was visiting MotorCity Casino, as much for the air conditioning as for a monthly promotion it was running.

Even a professional weather guy was caught unaware of all the precipitation in July.
Despite the rain, July will be remembered for its unrelenting heat.

The average temperature was 79.3 degrees, said Freitag. That broke the old mark of 79 in 1955 and 1921.

The heat will keep rolling into August. Today should reach 90 degrees, while Tuesday might get as high as 92, according to the weather service.

The rest of the week is expected to become cooler, with highs in the mid 80s. The thunderstorms of July also will leak into August. There's a 30 percent chance of rain today and Tuesday.

As Detroit bids farewell to July, here are some sweat-stained mementos from the month:

The first 100-degree day in 16 years (July 21).

The first seven-day heat wave in 17 years (July 17-23).

Fourteen days of temperatures in the 90s.

Perhaps the fondest memory of the month came the evening of July 14. That's when the thermometer reached its lowest point of the month, a positively frosty 58 degrees.

From The Detroit News: http://detnews.com/article/20110801/METRO/108010328/Surprised?-Hottest-July-in-134-years-is-also-second-wettest#ixzz1XhZD2voW


I"m just sayin!
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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2011, 07:47:11 PM »
Wish I could say the same here with rain.    Here in Kansas, we have had the hottest and driest summer on record.   52 days of heat over 100 degrees.  Most of those broke records and were above 107.  And that doesn't even count the days over 100 we had before the summer solstice.   Our last Sweat Lodge ceremony we had it was 112 degrees.    I think the hottest was 117 degrees, not heat index, actual temp. this summer.   We had less rain than we had during the Dust Bowl.  Everyone's corn dried up.   Even our cotton is done.  Beans have no pods on them and might be able to be rolled up into hay, but even that doesn't look good right now.  We won't even bother to plant wheat if it isn't going to rain.   Even some shallow rooted trees are dying here.   Acres and acres of cottonwoods are brown.    I am not exaggerating.   I have an old building from the turn of the century and it dates and temps written down from 1932 to 1936.   We were hotter than those recordings.
Friday Sept 2 was over 100 degrees, the next day it was 80 and has been about 80 up until today when it warmed up to about 88 degrees.  Usually, we have hot weather well into the equinox when is just cools down pretty well at night.   I have a feeling winter is coming early this year again and it will be another extremely cold one.
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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2011, 07:46:41 AM »
Well once the cool weather hit Oklahoma, it basically turned spring again! Everything is in full bloom here. The flowers, fruit, everything. That heat killed everything, then the cool weather & rain started the spring cycle over! Never seen or heard of anything like it, but it sure is beautiful here now. All the trees new leaves are bright green again. I sure do love spring!
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willsorr75

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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2011, 09:04:11 AM »
This last winter dumped more snow than normal for Tennessee. It will be interesting to see what happens this coming winter

errrv

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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2011, 10:01:07 AM »
This last winter dumped more snow than normal for Tennessee. It will be interesting to see what happens this coming winter

If you follow the web bot reports, it says we are going to have a whopper! South America has already gotten it!
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Re: 2011 and USA - Bad Year for Natural Disasters
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2011, 01:26:09 PM »
I should explain that Linda lives in Michigan, myself in Ohio. College football has created a natural rivalry, in good fun. I like to needle her when I can. She is a lovely sport and hands it right back to me, which I expect no less.   ed

 

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