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    Strange Weather Summer

    Okay, two hurricanes (or a tropical depression and a hurricane) off Florida. Derechos in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky. Flooding in Wisconsin. Right now, here in Louisville, the temperature is 69F(21C). Average highs and lows here for this date are 86F(31C) and 68F(21C). Somebody on the radio said leaves are already turning in Michigan. Weird weather.

    How's the summer of 2004 (or winter for you SH types) been where you are?
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    Global warming my a$$...

    I am happy, maybe we will have a longer ski season!

    [dreaming]
    Well it is 8 degrees and snowing here right now. I hope that I still have the shovel in my car. Sounds like we will have 9 inches.[/dreaming]
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    It is unseasonable cold here in Wisocnsin too - highs in the low 60s when they should be in the high 80s to low 90s. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    How's the summer of 2004 (or winter for you SH types) been where you are?
    [channeling Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man]
    Wet. Definately wet.
    [/channeling Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man]

    Over the past two months, we've received almost 5" more rain than normal for our county.
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    Been a mixed bag in NH this year.....mostly cooler weather than normal....but we've had plenty of humidity as usual. No prolonged heat waves like last summer though.....

    I like it. I'm a fall weather guy anyway.
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    we've only been 90 or above 5 days this year and it's been ridiculously wet. We've had major flooding on 4 different occasions and we're expecting more this weekend.

    they just had a tornado in northwestern France yesterday that killed one and injured 17.
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    We've not had a single day above 90 here, which is unusual. Lots of cool weather, some strangely violent thunderstorms, a couple of tornados, including one that was pretty destructive (mostly to property, thankfully). It's about 60 right now, and the leaves look like they're getting ready to turn already.
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    So far this summer, there have only been two days in the 90sF in Toledo, Ohio. (And they were right at 90). The warmest day so far was actually in the spring: 92F on June 9.

    Looking at the stats, June was about 1.4F below average, July was less than a degree below average and August is 3.2F below average (through August 10)

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    It's 40 degrees celcius here today. 40 DEGREES! That is 104 Fahrenheit. It's been like this for most of the summer, since June. Well so what, you say. But this is Canada! Middle of British Columbia, to be precise, deep in the heart of the mountains. 40 degrees is, indeed, a big deal. For one thing, its really messing up the skiing, and the front porch on my igloo is starting to slump.

    No I kid. But the heat is causing some serious problems - extreme drought, major forest fires, pine beetle infestations (apparently the beetles are projected to kill every pine tree in BC within 5 years) and a slew of other troubles.

    You can keep your global warming to yourselves, thank you.

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    I for one am rather happy it is cooler and less humid than normal in this neck of the woods. Those were things I definitely was not looking forward to about this place.

    Got caught in a hail storm last night, have pics, I'll post later in the week once developed.
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    We're in mid-August - one of the HOTTEST months of the year and it's about 85 degrees with a slight breeze right now. This is FALL weather for New Orleans. It's the effects of tropical storm Bonnie. Sorry, Floridians but I'm LOVING this weather right now! :-}
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    Well around here weather is already starting to get hay-wired as spring is comming soon around here My! winter does seem a lot shorter here....I bet my family is still down with the typical winter rain storms and what not ahhh those lovely 7ļ of latitude that separate us...

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    It is just beautiful here, I have not had the air conditioning on for two weeks. And it is raining every few days. It should be unbearably hot but I am just soaking it in.
    It is all a matter of perspective!!!

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    Quote Originally posted by Planderella
    We're in mid-August - one of the HOTTEST months of the year and it's about 85 degrees with a slight breeze right now. This is FALL weather for New Orleans. It's the effects of tropical storm Bonnie. Sorry, Floridians but I'm LOVING this weather right now! :-}
    It feels great! This sunny and breezy weather will be this way for the entire weekend! Sorry, Floridians. Be safe!
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    Up here in Northern Colorado, it has been cool and RAINING. It seems the PacNorthwest switched places with us this year, cool and 70 on monday 80s today. Not bad, no 100s yet, and football is starting, so that means snow that melts in the afternoon.
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    It is the middle of August and my grass is still green. Every other year it would be burned brown by now on the High Plains.

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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee
    It is the middle of August and my grass is still green. Every other year it would be burned brown by now on the High Plains.
    My grass is just now getting yellow tips. I'm told that August in Houston is the worst, but so far we've only had about a week of 100+ degrees. Right now it's in the upeer 80's and should stay there for the weekend. 8-| I can live without the humidity, though - I'm soaked before I get to work.
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    It's definitely been a cooler summer here in the Northeast Corridor. We've been getting a lot of rain due to Bonnie and other tropical storms. I'm sure we'll receive the remnants of Charley.
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    Quote Originally posted by mike gurnee
    It is the middle of August and my grass is still green.
    Hmmm 112 and the grass is green here, but then who ever said anyone in the desert knew how to conserve water. At least the fire season hasn't been as bad as last year.

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Somebody on the radio said leaves are already turning in Michigan. Weird weather.
    Well I don't know where you are or what station you were listening to but, I'm in Lower Michigan and the leaves aren't changing here.

    We do however have a nasty case of some fungis on our Maple trees which is causing them to drop early, but it has nothing to do with the cold weather.


    COOL SPRING WEATHER
    PROMOTES ANTHRACNOSE

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Last year on the Michigan State University campus, sycamore trees alongside the Red Cedar River covered the ground with brown-blotched, shrivelled leaves in late spring and early summer.

    "A classic case of anthracnose," says Gerry Adams, Extension plant pathologist at MSU. "Itís usually most serious in sycamore trees, though it can affect oak, sugar maple, silver maple, ash, birch, elm, hickory and walnut trees. Typical symptoms are brownish patches on expanding leaves, curled and distorted leaves, and/or twig dieback or bark cankers."

    Anthracnose is caused by a fungus, and it tends to be worse in years with cool, wet weather as leaves are expanding in early spring. In addition to leaf loss, it can cause dieback of twigs and branches.

    The fungus overwinters in fallen leaves or in cankered twigs on the tree. Rain and wind spread the spores of the fungus to buds and young leaves in early spring. Defoliation may range from minor to severe. Repeated defoliation may weaken a tree and leave it susceptible to attack by other disease organisms and insects, Adams says. Twig dieback can result in the formation of clumps of secondary shoots that give the tree a brushy look.

    "Generally, the use of fungicides to control anthracnose on landscape trees is not warranted," Adams says. "Instead, itís recommended that fertilization and pruning be used to aid the trees in recovering from the stress of the disease."

    High-value (specimen) trees with a history of anthracnose can be treated with fungicides in early spring if the disease is reducing the aesthetic qualities of the trees.

    Two or three applications and thorough coverage of leaves and twigs are essential for good control, Adams notes. Small trees can be treated with a small hand sprayer; for large, mature trees, the high-pressure spraying equipment used by tree care professionals would be necessary, and the cost of hiring these folks may be prohibitive.

    "Protectant fungicides need to be on the tree before the disease is apparent," Adams points out. "If youíre seeing the symptoms for the first time, apply an eradicant fungicide. Leaf symptoms of anthracnose can be mimicked by some environmental conditions or by insect damage. Before spraying, itís environmentally prudent to take a sample of leaves and twigs to your local Extension office for assistance in getting a positive identification of the problem. If it is anthracnose, rake up and destroy this yearís leaves and twigs in the fall, prune out and destroy cankered twigs, if possible (donít chip the twigs for use as mulch) and look into the feasibility of spraying next year."

    He also recommends fertilizing affected trees in early spring to promote vigorous growth.

    (source http://www.msue.msu.edu/berrien/home...01.htm#anthrac)

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    Well, the winter rainy season ended two months early, and we had a spell of awful hot weather in March.

    Other than that, its been, overall, a mild summer for Inland California. We've had a few hot spells, but the one this week ended last night, and I turned off my air conditioner last night and opened all the windows.

    The Coastal Bay Area has, of course, been cool and foggy.

    Like usual, no rain until November here

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    I will take BKM's word for it since I don't leave the house all that much and hardly notice the weather.

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    leaves

    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    How's the summer of 2004 (or winter for you SH types) been where you are?
    I'll take some pictures of the trees in downtown peoria that are already showing some shades of yellow and red... weird stuff indeed.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    Here in SW Indiana for the past 3 days
    date, max temp, min temp, departure from normal
    8/11, 72, 55, -13
    8/12, 68, 54, -16
    8/13, 73, 53, -14

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    Years ago, my mother would say, when referring to the bad weather, "It's those space ships that we keep sending up that cause this bad weather."

    Of course, she was wrong.

    We all know that porno causes the bad weather.

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