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Blastfurnace 2020: The Forcefield strikes back

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41 minutes ago, El Diablo said:

I've got a pool and a pond.

Pond be good for you...lulz

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1 hour ago, SHOOTER12 said:

Pond be good for you, Surly.

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Honestly it was the most pleasant 99 you can get in DFW today. Humidity was barely above 10% in the afternoon, there was a nice breeze all day and not a cloud in the sky. Shouldn't get above 90 tomorrow. I'll take what I can get.

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5 hours ago, Nicole44 said:

So scorcher of a summer then? Damn, I wish I had a pool. Is the only hope for any rain this season a lone hurricane?

HEB sells them.  $20-$25, around 9 feet long and 5-6 feet wide, can hold two feet of water or so, and when it's empty you can deflate it and stow it away for next time.  Put it in the sun and it's a hot tub.

It's actually been a hit with our kids thankfully.

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These things are usually fairly accurate... CPC sez warm this summer.. rain chances a little > than 50/50 wetter then normal for us.  But one reason the US SE coast is in the green precip wise is that we're in a La Niña situation, which is better for hurricane development.  Otherwise we do not like La Niña here.  Drier, hotter, not as much rain.  So yeah, a good chance summer is gonna suck flaming lava balls.  But hope springs eternal... June is our 2nd wettest month (not so far though!) but while most of the 2nd half of June looks to be dry and hot, the last week looks maybe to be a little wetter.

La Niña summers generally suck, though.  Happy Sodom and Gomorrah! 

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This morning is so nice, I wanna take it out behind the middle school and get it pregnant.  

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Played 2 afternoon rounds this week.  Nearly perfect conditions.   Today was a bit breezier, but absolutely beautiful golf weather 

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6 hours ago, clapclapclap said:

The weather is glorious this week and it looks like the dewpoints will stay down for another week.

I took your mom's dewpoint up last night.

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Yeah, what the hell is going on? Why is the wind blowing out of the north in June? Is it that tropical storm that went inland east of us?

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57 minutes ago, XYZ said:

Yeah, what the hell is going on? Why is the wind blowing out of the north in June? Is it that tropical storm that went inland east of us?

Yes. There is always (almost?) a cool front after tropical storms.  At least that is what I have observed since I moved to the Houston area and began to really pay attention to tropical storms.

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13 hours ago, XYZ said:

Yeah, what the hell is going on? Why is the wind blowing out of the north in June? Is it that tropical storm that went inland east of us?

Well, the tropical storm started it, but that's long gone as is the influence from it.

The wind is out of the NE for one reason. A big high-pressure system is to our west and although w6ere influenced by it we're not directly under it. Being on the east side of it, with its clockwise circulation winds are flowing toward the S-SW.

The high is supposed to nudge closer to us over the next few days, which is why it'll get warmer. Those terrible summer highs that pretty much park right on top of us and rotate rain all around Texas (but not in Texas!) bring winds from the SE or SW. That's when the sun's anvil starts going crazy.

Enjoy it while you can.

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BTW, CPC has called for the last week of June to be wetter than normal. I'd make a good bet that at least somebody around here will get rain that week.

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2 hours ago, phdhorn said:

BTW, CPC has called for the last week of June to be wetter than normal. I'd make a good bet that at least somebody around here will get rain that week.

I’m sure it will rain AND be hot, since I’m supposed to help my daughter and her husband move on the 26th.  

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Finally ran the sprinklers last night.  
Once more into the fray...

What? My yard would have been non-existent at this point. Been watering since March. Where do you live, northern Michigan?

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We were starting to get pretty crackly grass as of late, but that downpour yesterday morning really helped (3+ inches between 5-11am).  Seemed like for once we were in one of those great isolated pockets that far exceeded official rainfall totals for Austin in a given day, instead of the opposite which is where we usually find ourselves.  Having stopped to be thankful for that and that we got to shut the sprinklers off all day today, the humidity that front left us with...what the fuck?  It's so much angrier than our usual June humidity.  I was readying myself for some great Father's Day action with the wife later but I'll need three showers between now and then.  

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On 6/20/2020 at 3:24 PM, texhorn said:


What? My yard would have been non-existent at this point. Been watering since March. Where do you live, northern Michigan?

I'm shocked too.  Live in Waco.  It had been about 3 weeks without rain before I ran them.  

The guy we bought the house from must be spent a ton of money on the yard.  His old lawn guy came by to introduce himself and tried to get me to sign on.  Told me the guy did core aeration and compost topdressing among other things. 

Needless to say, the lawn guy was said to see him move on and me move in.

I'm ripping up half the backyard to put in a garden and next spring I'm gonna rip out a lot of the front to make it a native wildlife habitat

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Don’t we usually get some rain in late June, early July? Then three weeks of hell before a brief let up in late July, before the last long blastfurnace to the face in August

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58 minutes ago, Neonmoon said:

Don’t we usually get some rain in late June, early July? Then three weeks of hell before a brief let up in late July, before the last long blastfurnace to the face in August

That’s in a lucky year 

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Yeah the heat is doing a bangup fucking job here in Austin.  My balls haven't been unstuck from my leg in a week and Travis/Hays County positive results are up day over day by the hundreds to thousands.  Top notch  job so far mother nature!  Our reward for being diligent and actually listening to science is vinegar balls and virus mitigation.  Meantime, every other fucking idiot in this state is in some kinda social narrowing game like Pokemon.  

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Shoulda shut down this thread for the week.  Temps are below average last 3 days, might get warm today or tomorrow, but go down again below normal for Friday →.

Pushed the inevitable summer conflagration back another week at least.   Then all bets are off, latter half of 1st week of July looking volcanic (40% reliability).

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On 6/23/2020 at 5:20 PM, Paco said:
On 6/23/2020 at 5:00 PM, Buzzrock said:


You are correct. Tucson.

But it's a dry heat.

So is bus exhaust. 

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10 hours ago, Buzzrock said:

So is bus exhaust. 

I always love that comment "but it is a dry heat".

Yes it is dry because when it is 108 degrees there will be no moisture in the air because it is 108 fucking degrees. 

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This has been the nicest June weather we’ve experienced since moving back. 
 

Guess it’s back to hellfire the next two months. Good luck everyone 

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We'll see 100° probably Thurs-Fri, maybe in to Sat. before coming down again.  Big high in Gulf is moving west towards us.
Plus we got more dust coming in tomorrow.  Probably not as dense as the first round but you'll notice it.  Should be gone by Thurs or so.

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1 hour ago, phdhorn said:

We'll see 100° probably Thurs-Fri, maybe in to Sat. before coming down again.  Big high in Gulf is moving west towards us.
Plus we got more dust coming in tomorrow.  Probably not as dense as the first round but you'll notice it.  Should be gone by Thurs or so.

Texas. July. Gonna be warm. 

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7 hours ago, phdhorn said:

We'll see 100° probably Thurs-Fri, maybe in to Sat. before coming down again.  Big high in Gulf is moving west towards us.
Plus we got more dust coming in tomorrow.  Probably not as dense as the first round but you'll notice it.  Should be gone by Thurs or so.

How much more dust overall?  Is this the last batch?

fucking mosquitoes have been horrible since everyday and everywhere in my yard is ‘overcast’

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12 hours ago, InkaUtexas said:

Texas. July. Gonna be warm. 

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Sometimes it seems like a few folks don't know that, so don't spoil it.

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1 hour ago, phdhorn said:

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Sometimes it seems like a few folks don't know that, so don't spoil it.

Damn, sorry Sir. Glad you are back. Oh and Happy Canada Day Frankie. 

 

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5 hours ago, bolverk said:

My gotdam AC just went out...

I'd literally rather inject myself with COVID than lose AC with the temps we're about to hit.

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Wait that was dust today? Thought it was clouds, didn't realize the dust was coming back

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