We hit 105.5º today & with our humidity & dew point, that put us around 120º heat index! HOT! We have rain to the north of us but I doubt it will make it down here, darn! A couple more days of this & we will drop into the mid to lower 90s...which will be MUCH better.
We have had record highs for about 3 weeks now- mid 90's to 101. This is the longest run of such highs and also the earliest in the season, on record. Makes us all wonder what our typically hottest month (July) will be like this year.
And as I mentioned on another thread, we have had 1.4" of precip since January 1- all before March! UNTIL TONIGHT!!! We actually had rain for about 10 minutes. Not enough to soak the earth, not even enough to wash off the dust. But it was wet stuff coming out of the skies. Hallelujah!
Posts: 1239 | Location: Northern New Mexico-Zone 5/6 | Registered: February 17, 2005
Great, 30 degrees for the past 2 weeks and it's to continue for the next week, no rain in sight. My garden is a bit on the crispy side, but it's grass and clover so it will recover. This is what we live for enjoy it. Mavis
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Posts: 1396 | Location: Canada | Registered: February 07, 2008
HOT, no matter how you say it. We are lucky that we are in the country..seems cooler than in town. Gotta feel for the people living in big cities/apartments/ no a/c. If it gets really bad, I can always go outside and drench myself with the garden hose
Gardening like I'm gonna live forever!
Posts: 740 | Location: central Iowa | Registered: March 24, 2008
It's 100 here right now with 30% humidity---unheard of at this time of year to have such low humidity in the Tennessee River valley! But we do have a light breeze which makes things bearable. I'd always thought it didn't make much difference whether it was 100 or 112 but after last week's experience the 100 degree mark doesn't seem so bad! Yep, binnylou---my favorite way of cooling off!
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Posts: 1288 | Location: Southwestern KY, Zone 6 | Registered: March 26, 2009
It's a ball-buster, that's for sure. Just spent an hour hauling 70 gallons of water at community garden. Heat index 110 with 37% humidity. Would rather have high humidity to at least help the crops along during the night.
But with all the straw I have put down, I can go 3 days before watering again. Even the potatoes were looking sad. I have never in my life watered potatoes or perennial flowers!
Drats. I can't ride the bike with CocoBean in this heat, we are lucky to walk around the block. I have been giving her a bath with only water every 2-3 days since she is shedding at an incredible rate. Plus it helps to cool her off.
Everything that blooms and grows, the garden angel scatters and sows...in the land of corn and pigs...
Posts: 5438 | Location: Zone 4-5, North Central Iowa | Registered: April 12, 2002
Barely made it to 60 today, that's Fahrenheit. Thunderstorms, wind and blasts of sunshine. We have been promised something close to 80 tomorrow, but this has been such a cold start to summer, on top of a record cold and wet spring.
I don't believe I'll get a vine ripened tomato at all this year. We even had snow on June 6th. I'd love to share this coolness with all of you suffering in heat waves.
Posts: 105 | Location: North Idaho | Registered: March 21, 2012