Your Weather, 2021

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i wasn't living/gardening here back then but i do recall it being dry.

the interesting thing recently here in the middle of this drought for our particular plot of land is that the rains have fallen to the east, to the west and to the south of us, but only a few very isolated sprinkles have fallen on us. the totals below are not for us either. we've had less than two inches of rain for at least the past four weeks if not longer (i haven't been writing things down) and it has been a lot warmer than normal. the few sprinkles we had yesterday were trace amounts that barely made it at all.


"The Lower Peninsula last saw this much of a severe drought 18 years ago in 2003"​

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"The situation is even worse in the Saginaw area, which is received less than half of the normal rainfall for this time of the year. The area received only 5.78 inches of rainfall since Jan. 1, which is down 7.47 inches from the average on this date of 13.25 inches.

The Flint area was only about 3 inches below normal on snowfall last winter while the Saginaw area was 16.7 inches below normal."

chances of rain again in the forecast for this afternoon, but only scattered like the forecast for the past week. all of that rain is going around us. i need a direct hit.

we get a break in the heat starting in a few days, even some chance for upper 70sF. not today, i gotta get out and water the bean sprouts and seeds that were planted and then get the north garden planted before it gets too hot out again. at least i have a chance of getting these last two gardens planted today, tomorrow and Sunday.

later edit, watching the radar now, maybe a storm from the north is strong enough to get here. we'll see... when it comes into the valley the key is that it has to be strong enough to not fade out. often they fade.

for those who don't want a high definition animation the following link gives a nice list of all the gifs you can set up as bookmarks:


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Hottest weekend of the year so far right now, and my ac has been broken for a week. Part to fix it comes in Monday, but the whole house is droopy and tempers are getting short. 95 yesterday, 90 today, 90 tomorrow. Lows in the lower 70s, and they have taken the rain that was supposed to break the heat out of the forecast. By tuesday the highs are in the lower 80s and the lows are in the 50s, but that's not going to help me now!

Needless to say, not a lot of garden work going on, those cool mornings I am going to go out and pull weeds.
 

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Hottest weekend of the year so far right now, and my ac has been broken for a week. Part to fix it comes in Monday, but the whole house is droopy and tempers are getting short. 95 yesterday, 90 today, 90 tomorrow. Lows in the lower 70s, and they have taken the rain that was supposed to break the heat out of the forecast. By tuesday the highs are in the lower 80s and the lows are in the 50s, but that's not going to help me now!

Needless to say, not a lot of garden work going on, those cool mornings I am going to go out and pull weeds.
UGH, I feel you pain. Drink lots of water and keep in the shade. HAng in there Monday is coming!
 

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84f outside and approx 71 humidity

I've got my blinds slightly open and my dehumidifier on most of the day and half the night. Yet it was 64 humidity in my living room this morning and 58 in my bedroom. My living room is 59 at this present time.

The kitchen holds the most for humidity. Which is good for proofing bread. But that is another subject :)
 

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