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Post: # 50942Unread post Sue_CT
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:05 pm

Since I put my digital rain gauge out in the spring, it has registered 22+ inches of rain. One day of heavy rain I forgot to put the umbrella down and it was under the umbrella so it didn't register. So it was actually even higher. The news has been watching the totals, we are in the 2nd rainest July since records starting being kept in the 1930s, and it might end up being the most of all time. I wish I could pipe some to you guys who could actually use it!

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Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:34 am

Keep your rain to yourself, please, no telling how much we’ve gotten this year, but it’s been too much. We are getting into a more welcomed pattern of brief showers with a whole lot less ceaseless downpours. More sun, less clouds. Grass can be mowed, bushes trimmed, weeds pulled or killed, puddles and ditches can finally dry out some. Showers I can handle, cloudy, gloomy days with one thunderous drenching downpour after another, not so much.

There’s been no big heat yet. I mean it’s typically very warm and tropical here on the coast all summer and that’s fine and dandy with me, but we are barely getting to 90 degrees at the hottest of days. Not bad in the shade and evenings are definitely pleasant, so long as the rain lets up. I guess I’ll see what August has in store. August historically is our worst month for heat.
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:22 pm

Does the smokey haze, from the Oregon fires 3 thousand miles away, count as weather? The sun and moon both looked like an overripe SunGold, the other day.
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Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:39 pm

Thunder was good, I even saw lightning and we got a couple of inches of rain after all, while still staying steamy and warm... until it dropped. Today our high is in the low 50's again. Cold drizzle and fog. Mother Nature is certainly moody this summer!
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Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:46 pm

finally, some rain.
we had brief showers the past couple days that didn't even get the dust wet.
we have a thunder boomer going right now, and it sounds like a good rain coming
down. we need it.
temps have been in the 80s, mostly sunny with that spooky haze some days from the wild fires
in canada.


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Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:50 am

I think it's possible the late summer rains may have ruined our corn cops.
It seems there are a lot of fields not harvested yet.
And that dried out corn doesn't look too good.
Lots of discoloration on the stalks that spells mold.
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Post: # 51256Unread post Bower
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:23 pm

The new normal is rain every day. No 24 hours without a few showers. Relentless string of showers, drizzle, thunder occasionally. Not much wind. Almost tropical humidity today and enough rain to keep me indoors (mostly!). We had a break yesterday afternoon when the sun came out and puddles dried and I washed the heap of clothes and hung them out, and was very thankful to get them dry. Humidity dropped to 67% wa-hooo! :)
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Post: # 51271Unread post GoDawgs
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:41 am

It's been low to mid 90's with late afternoon showers. Odd for July which is normally pretty dry but it does happen once in a while, about every five years or so. Unfortunately the rain and accompanying high humidity is wreaking havoc with various fungi in the squashes and tomatoes. Starting today we're in for a five day or so run of mid-upper 90's with heat indices between 100-107.

Overall, July is our hottest month. August will have a few streaks of 100 but July has many of these upper 90 streaks.
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Post: # 51283Unread post Growing Coastal
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:48 pm

A hotter and drier year than normal here this year. No rain for at least 6 weeks after a drier spring.
Trees and shrubs are not used to this! More cedars will die.
No smoke yet so it could be worse.
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Wed Jul 28, 2021 2:57 pm

Got a random thunderstorm build up just after lunch, dumped about 8/10 an inch in 30-45 minutes. Bright and sunny now, the storm built up right over us then literally rained itself out of existence, the radar loop shows it. Saved me from having to water. Thank you, storm
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