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!
06-06-2011 2:17 PM
Where? Nothing here, but some thunder and VERY high winds!
We did get heavy rain last night. See it hit 100 today, air per car's outside air temp, 104! Think this is the earliest it's ever been this hot, and broke a record?
Power went out twice and right back on, but doesn't have to rain here for that to happen!
06-06-2011 3:45 PM
I have been praying for rain out west and especially in AZ. And reduction of water in the areas that are experiencing flooding. Seems like day by day there are more and more to pray for and about.
06-07-2011 1:44 PM - edited 06-07-2011 2:00 PM
Sir, yes, sir!
Huge lightning/thunderstorm rolled through here about an hour ago. Temp dropped from 88 to 70 in a matter of minutes and NOAA warned of hail as large as a "fifty-cent piece". Duh, how big is a 50-cent piece anymore??
Luckily we didn't receive the brunt of the storm but the thunder sure was loud. But not as loud as these huge "Hail Cannons" they must have fired off at least 25 times right before/as the storm hit. They're placed in a big orchard just about 3/4 of a mile from me on the same ridge/hill. When you look at the 26 sec video/link be sure and turn the sound up to hear what a loud/intense noise these cannons make. Supposedly they will stop hail from damaging the fruit trees/crop.
Actually the noise will about rattle the whole house. Charlie hates them and I'm sure all the other animals within earshot also can't stand the noise. My wife thinks they helped lead to the demise of our Great Pyrenees, Hugo, who really went beserk when he heard loud noises/thunder/guns.
edit: for those who want to hear one of these hail cannons on rapid fire here's another video.
06-07-2011 4:09 PM
Uni, I agree with your wife about the severe, sometimes dangerous reactions that dogs can have to sudden loud noises. Alfie hates July 4th. We're going to try to find somewhere to go away from town this year and take him with us. When I was a kid my folks had an English Springer Spaniel. Now this was a hunting dog.....an excellent retriever who had been used mostly for pheasant hunting. So you'd think he would have been accustomed to explosive noise sounds. But, for some reason the fireworks on July 4th would just drive him crazy. We would help him down the steep steps to the basement of our old house. Down there he was more insulated from the noise and it was nice and cool with the concrete floor and rock walls. Finally...on one fateful 4th old Jack had a stroke and we had to rush him to the vet. He never came home. I'll always believe that those fireworks contributed to his death.
06-08-2011 2:48 AM
You do realize that you are basically saying "yesmen brethren yesmen"?
hahaa, didnt think about that till now! it does actually mean that doensnt it? sort of like overstating.
Well bretherend yesmen bretheren () looks like them prarrs worked! Houston got rain yesterdiddy
and a whompn' heep too (said like J.D. Clampett)
06-08-2011 4:05 AM
Not a drop over this way, Rico!
Too bad about your dog, Phil; and would agree it contributed to his demise. Fireworks should be left to the pros at public venues. I heard some drought-stricken areas are now banning outdoor bbq's. I really hope they don't allow fireworks here for the 4th!
06-08-2011 4:13 AM
06-08-2011 4:21 AM
Sad that you can tell the ground looked watered.
But we don't want another Tropical Storm Allison like after the nearly-same conditions we're having now.
06-08-2011 4:31 AM
06-08-2011 4:44 AM
06-08-2011 6:32 AM
Hot/humid here too and will be 90 by noon and 94 mid-day. You would think the nights would be cool when temps are in the high 60's but you could cut the humidity with a knife.
We may head to SD over the 4th and I tentatively booked Charlie into our vet's boarding facility. Had to do it early since they said the 4th of July is their busiest weekend of the year and they fill up quickly. They're out in the boondocks away from the city. Last year the gal told me people who live near fireworks board their pets there even if they aren't going anywhere just to get their pets away from all the loud fireworks noise.
Saw on the news last night where yesterday the temp in Minneapolis was 103. That just doesn't seem right for a city that far north when their winter temps can reach colder than 30 below.
Crickets are chirping big time here. Supposedly if you count the number of chirps in 14 seconds and add 40 it will give you the temperature. Who knows.....?
I've created a great salamander and newt habitat where my large AC unit drain hose drains out next to the house. It's shaded and I picked up a concrete block there the other night and saw a couple yellow salamanders I've never seen here before. I'll have to research what species they are.
06-08-2011 12:33 PM
Apparently, we're all noticing oddities with the critters...who are more in-tune to what's happening with nature.
I forgot the discussion I had with the exterminator on flea day; she mentioned how so many people in Houston are finding bees IN their homes, and more aggressive-than-usual wasps. I knew the front porch was clean as well as the back, but son spotted a paper wasp and 2 mud dobber nests high in the atrium.
After my wasp stingings, I asked her to come back out and do the ones in the atrium, plus the huge nest we found in a backyard bird house (WAY far away from the hanging basket where I was stung).
There is a pro spray they use that FREEZES the wasps on contact...where can I get some of that for roaches? She got the nest out of the bird house and it was huge!
Her theory is with the heat, all the critters are looking for water, shade, breezes...makes sense since that fits our backyard description.
When y'all are outdoors, be careful this year!