10-15-2010 12:46 PM
Another "cool" front blew through Indy last night with a reinforcing short of cool air. Lots of wind and temps today in the 60's. Maybe some light frost tomorrow. We are still way down in the rainfall department but we got half an inch Wed. afternoon and that was as much as we received in all of August!
10-15-2010 3:31 PM
Thanks for bringing this back from the dead.
Houston has been having beautfiul weather, though we are badly needing rain. Mid 80s today, but none of the high humidity. Little too chilly past few nights with having to turn the heat on.
We'll be doing this A/C daytime, heater nighttime thing until about Dec.
10-15-2010 5:44 PM
Pretty much the same weather here in San Antonio as in Houston. Ad we need rain, too. Had quite a bit a month ago, but we're back to nothing. Doesn't seem right to need to water the grass in mid October, even if I've been here 17 years....
- edited 10-15-2010 11:02 PM
Real cold here right now at 36 and heavy frost by morning. Covered my flowers tonight but won't be long until gone.
Seems like the fall colors haven't lasted long at all this year. Probably lack of rain and record high temps the past couple weeks caused an early leaf drop.
edit: install local weather link.
10-16-2010 5:25 AM
Nice weather in Chicago, 60's & 70's during the day, 40's & 50's at night. Pretty dry though, less than a half inch of rain so far this month.
Last weekend temp. was in the mid 80's, 86 last Saturday tied a record standing since 1949.
10-16-2010 10:39 AM
No frost here in Indy, yet, to speak of Uni but I did see some light ice on the rooftops the week before last. It got to 40 last night and there was lots of dew on the car, when I took Gizzie to the Groomers for his play date, earlier. He is now ready, so I'm off.
10-16-2010 7:06 PM
I videotaped a football game Friday night. By 8pm dst. I was so cold I was shivering to a great degree. By the time the game ended at about 9:45 I was shivering so much it was hard to shoot. I felt sorry for the cheerleaders who had on the skirt, nand blouses with only one covered shoulder.
The weather called for patchy frost by morning. Oh well.
10-19-2010 10:36 AM
We (Indy) got a tenth of an inch of rain, yesterday. Again not much but it does seem to be raining at least a little bit, every week. The grass is greening up, just in time for dormancy. It was a nice weekend, however.
10-19-2010 4:30 PM
I think last Friday Oct 15 was the last day of wearing shorts at work.
10-20-2010 2:48 AM
Pretty nippy here this morning and 34 at 5am. Suposed to get up to 65 today and at least the sun has been out lately.
Great weather for blowing leaves hours on end with a backpack leaf blower. About hit my limit of 4 1/2 hours straight the other day and really puts a lot of pressure on my right arm holding tube w/150mph air/wind. Using a music device with headphones does help with the boredom some.
Been sealing windows shut like crazy trying to get the fuel oil furnace to not kick on so often. May have mentioned this "Seal 'N Peel Removable Weatherstip Caulk - Clear" product before and it's great for sealing cracks/holes. Goes on with a caulking gun and peels off like a rubber band in the spring. Can use indoors/outdoors, doesn't damage paint/surfaces, and have some that's been on outside for 10+ years on basement windows which don't open. Old coal bin windows. But fair warning this product has some real strong solvent vapors when using inside. Kind of ironic they have a warning which states, "Ensure fresh air entry during application and drying time". WTH, you're sealing windows shut but need fresh air? I do use a fan and have bathroom fan on for pulling out the vapors.
Painted the woodstove last week (2,000 degree heat paint) and should fire it up today with living room winodw open with fan in it. Another product which give off a real strong vapor smell when stove is first fired up.
When visiting my daughter in CA have noticed they don't sell these high vapor/solvent products. May be the way to go eventually. Noticed the big stores here, like Lowe's and Home Depot, pulled about all their oil based paint/stain products late last year.
I don't seal the living room window since bird feeders are right outside. And the birds are really chowing down with this cold weather. Hummers left last week and will return to same feeder in the spring. Was on my backporch last night at dusk. The pair of Carolina wrens which have a nest in a wreath on my porch were harassing me because they wanted in their warm nest for the night, out of the cold. Cleaned up quickly and they went in their nest.
BTW, Charlie sleeps outside all night and loves this cold weather. Has a baby bed mattress with big soft dog comforter which he really likes. Comes in during the morning and sleeps all day in the warm house.
Note: And you just wanted to talk about the weather??
10-20-2010 6:54 AM
Uni - it will hit 70 today. Lots of folks off to Brown County and Nashville, Indiana. Lots of hills and fall colors and shops. I have never been to the Hocking Hills area SE of you but I guess that it would be similar - only your area is a bit larger.
10-20-2010 7:25 AM
Yeah Dave, Hocking Hills is a beautiful area and used to manage one of the parks down there. I'm not far from that area at all and only about 1/2 hour away.
I even went to camp in the Hocking Hills , year after year, as a kid. Have many fond memories of hiking all over the area.
While everybody goes there when the weathers nice it's also absolutely gorgeous in the dead of Winter. Pretty rugged but the frozen waterfalls, and icicles everywhere, are breathtaking. I once looked up at the top of a frozen waterfall and saw a 10 point buck jump about 15'-20' over the top of the falls. A site I'll never forget.
10-20-2010 11:15 AM
Are you a state park manager? One of my former coworkers did (does?) that too, in Indiana. He managed Clifty Falls, Whitewater and Fall Creek State Parks, IIRC. We did not know that was his line of work until we saw a newspaper article (at work) that he had won a lawsuit concerning a promotion. He quit working for Uncle Sam and returned to the State Parks in short order, per the ruling on his lawsuit (he was erroneously passed over for a SP manager's promotion).
10-20-2010 12:10 PM
No, retired from a park in Hocking County and will leave it at that. Luckily no lawsuits here.