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Posted By thewoodlands,
Jul 6, 2012 at 9:59 PM
Not much rain so far this year but the Woodlands are doing fine.
The usually swamp like areas of my woods are bone dry. It would be a great time to haul some wood out, if it weren't so damn hot!
i used to get mine in the winter. easier to get through the bogs of rensselaer county then...at least for me...back when i lived there. loved that standing dead wood.
one thing about the forest, if it has a lot of canopy and mid-growth, seems like it stays lush and green given there is humidity. Not sure about your area, Zap, but where I am at it has been downright WICKED humid. I can handle the heat, the humidity is the killer.......
There are a couple big oak and maple trees blow overs I'd like to winch out of the swamp here. It's dry enough but it's just too hot and it's been just wet enough lately to get some mosquitos. Didn't see many until mid-June here which is rare. We've has just enough rain after a very dry Winter and Spring to have a decent garden with just a little watering this past week. If you dig down a bit the deeper sub-soil is still fairly dry. Hoping the dry doesn't additionally impact the stresses the caterpillars have done to oaks around here as that is primarily what cools and shades my house.
As convenient as the nice dry ( but hot) weather is I hope this weather pattern changes soon.
I am soooo sick of heat, I am sooooo sick of dry. Fall and winter can't get here quick enough.
I hear ya rottiman, it was nice at first but we need the rain. Send some nice cool weather our way bogydave.
billb3, the deer fly are worse this year than any year I've seen in this area.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.......IS IT OCTOBER YET?!?
Out here we're still saying, bring it on summer. No complaints.
I'm hoping the lack of rain has dehydrated the ticks
Amen on that one, Charly!
They were so bad last fall, I hated to even go in my woods. Walked my main woods trail with my dogs and cat, never went into the brush. When we got back I pulled a total of 6 ticks off my dogs and cat alone, 2 off of my carhart hooded sweat shirt and 3 off my tee shirt underneath! They were bad!
It has been humid up in this area too, can't wait for August!
We are at .45" of rain since the first week in May. Now in the "extreme drought" category.
All the corn and beans are a total loss, most corn not even worth cutting for silage (two feet tall and completely brown).
Sure is hot out your way, we have some rain coming in again but need a alot more.
Prayer for Rain:
O God, in Whom we live and move, and have our being, grant us rain, in due abundance, that, being sufficiently helped with temporal, we may the more confidently seek after eternal gifts. Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/liturgicalyear/prayers/view.cfm?id=832 from this site.
It has only just stopped raining here, the ground is saturated, and the plant growth is phenominal.
2 weeks ago, max temperature outside was 49f, and stove lit (purely for effect, I couldn't bear to admit we were burning to keep warm).........
It seems to have warmed up and dried out just in time for the Olympics.
If it's the US team that bought your weather with them........a huge Thank You
Same here in Central IL. Everyone is sick of it. I have had my weather station, see link in my sig. since 2006. I average between 35 and 43 in of rain per year......This year, 10.71 so far. It's bone dry! Oh, Zap, the woods doesn't look like that here.
I'm right across the border from Tuscola.
That's neat, maybe we can meet up some time.
We finally had rain all night long, still raining pretty good, it looks like the heavier rain will come in this afternoon. We finally mowed the lawn yesterday (1st time since the end of June) the battery in the yard tractor needed charging.
looks like some nasty chit coming our way today, zap. We had a doosie come through this morning when I was heading out the door for work. Thunder was shaking the whole damm house!
By some of the weather models it looks like the worst of the storms will stay south of us, stay safe.
Looking at the radar, it looks like Dennis might have gotten some good rain this morning, hope you get some. We looked like for a while we were going to get some, but it dried up
We could sure use some rain here...
First pic is from April and the other two are from today. As far as my father knows, that pond has never been dry.
S & F, I hope you get some needed rain. The brook that runs through our property is at levels usually not seen until the end of August.