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  • It is soggy in the south.

    Mobile has had over a foot of rain since June 1 and over 43 inches since the first of the year. Think I need to carve a boat.
    We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
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    We haven't had nearly that much but at least, for all practical purposes, the fire danger has been squelched. And the most important thing is that my wife's rain barrels are full and her potted plants are being regularly watered.

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    • #3
      The whole of the US is seeing very dramatic changes...yours is extra water, Northwest is going to into the hundreds this week which means major fires this year, The west coast ...California has resorted to trucking 17 million salmon to the ocean from some locations as the water levels and water temperatures have made their trip so difficult.
      Currently, 88 percent of the west is experiencing at least moderate drought, with 55% of the West in the most serious two categories of drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The drought has depleted reservoirs and water sources throughout the region, with most of California big reservoirs.....

      Here it is the ocean rising destroying beaches, and the heat is causing plant diseases which are destroying various trees. We used to have trade wind summers and cool 70 all summer and get hot in Aug, Sept....no more. Feels like Thailand here. For the first time consider putting out major shade cloth areas. Here part of the problem is major growth and everyone killing off the trees and pollution of the soils.

      Plus the worst months of Aug...brings dangerous cyclones which are reported to get worst as the oceans warm up. Not sure a boat will help....more like need a special shelter from the elements...like an earth ship perhaps? All I know is I need to be ready ....what that look like....not sure yet. all I know right now...By the time you get to work, the radiator is boiling over, your clothes are dripping wet with sweat and you smell like roasted Garfield..
      Last edited by Dileon; 06-26-2021, 10:53 AM.

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        bd35857e4ab0ed14d61b5a3d6d022d48.jpegHawaii is good news...sharks will love it.

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        • #5
          We average 65" a year as a rule. But it looks like we could make 80 + this year. We havedone it before. Our heave tropical season starts in August most of the time.
          We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
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          • #6
            We average 78 inches a year, but this can major vary. The wettest locations are on my side of the island chain where moisture provided by trade winds slams into the mountains causing rainfall to be enhanced. On another side of the islands, much drier condition. Depending on where you are ... some areas receiving more than 170 inches like down the road and up the mountains.. (4,400 millimeters) of rain annually. Some locations are estimated to have annual rainfall that exceeds 300 inches (7,620 millimeter. Conversely, other areas like Honolulu see 8 to 30 inches of rain annually. Our wettest is winter. Right now we are drying out and will get fires. Which on my side of the island do not have to worry about too much rain.

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            • #7
              We are lucky being on the Oregon Coast and maybe we might hit low 70s...usually 60s. Inland is a night mare and people fleeing to the coast. So we are all good, but do empathize with the in landers. Insane weather patterns...
              Bill
              Living among knives and fire.

              http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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              • #8
                We broke a 100° last week to set a record, will be dry and in the 90° this week. So far we had 2.72" at the Reno Airport, 4.68" below normal. We don't get those 1/2" showers of the rain anymore, it's more like 6-12" apart on the window
                . . .JoeB

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                • #9
                  These things are what "climate change" means to me. More and different and unpredictable weather events. Often more extreme. You gulf coast people make me think of old Vancouver as being dry by comparison.

                  We are used to rainy June and July, the wettest time of the year. Not now, not 1/4" in weeks.
                  Like JP says, the raindrops are 4"-12" apart.

                  Makes forest management very nervous for what logging machinery sparks might set off.
                  This is the start of 7-10 days of 85F and hotter (90F at the moment) with low humidity to suck the moisture out of the local forests very quickly. Anything bigger than a 2' camp fire is banned until October!

                  Carving shop is 4' underground finished basement room. I should be there.
                  Brian T

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                  • #10
                    We average 62.4 inches per year in Ponchatoula - wasn't able to find how much so far in 2021

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                    • #11
                      Crazy weather. Here in western Washington it was 100 today, it'll be 106 tomorrow, and is supposed to be 115 degrees on Monday. I've never seen it get so hot. I've never experienced 115 before....I don't like the heat.
                      Anders.

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                      • #12
                        Keep the water jug handy, also sharp eye on the kids!
                        . . .JoeB

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 4ND3R5 View Post
                          Crazy weather. Here in western Washington it was 100 today, it'll be 106 tomorrow, and is supposed to be 115 degrees on Monday. I've never seen it get so hot. I've never experienced 115 before....I don't like the heat.
                          I have been in 120s but it was a dry heat, so not as bad as humid heat...as the sweat evaporates fast. You wear only loose cotton clothes, body cover from the sun, a water bottle carrier is must, as you need lots more water than you think, and do not touch the car that hurts. Plus cover that head, hot sun beaming down on the brain....can wear you do down and fast. And watch out for heat issues, ...for me that means... I start to get fog-brained, start to fumble, which means get inside and cool off fast, cold water drink, and sit fronting a fan if bad it is a cool shower...and that can be often. Here you lose massive water from sweating, dry heat you do not sweat but still lose major water. Water, and more water and beware of heat exhaustion.
                          Last edited by Dileon; 06-27-2021, 10:23 AM.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by 4ND3R5 View Post
                            Crazy weather. Here in western Washington it was 100 today, it'll be 106 tomorrow, and is supposed to be 115 degrees on Monday. I've never seen it get so hot. I've never experienced 115 before....I don't like the heat.
                            We were at a Rodeo yesterday in Basin City, WA. 108 not bad had a tent and HAHA the sprinkler was leaking around our feet. Shoes off felt great.
                            Chuck
                            Chuck
                            Always hoping for a nice slice that won't need sanding!

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                            • #15
                              Was in Death Valley when it 122. I live in Arizona for about 5 years. A lot of 110 -115 days but 90 on the humid gulf is a lot more unpleasant than any of those.
                              We live in the land of the free because of the brave!
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