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Offline JayCee

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #195 on: July 07, 2017, 03:02:08 PM »
I know, right! I've always wondered what drives the mindset of people who root for rain everyday. I imagine them with translucent skin, sitting in front of their computer incessantly staring at weather models and never venturing outside to enjoy the fresh air.   :)

Perhaps aliens really have landed from a distant water world.   ;)

In all seriousness, it really hasn't been as bad over this way in terms of too much rain.  June was about half of normal here (2.06").  We just boarded the rain train as of this week.  After several deluges this week, I think we're good now. 

Sometimes the rain spigot shuts off in these types of summers about mid-August.  Hopefully for water logged areas that will be the case this year.   

Post Merge: July 07, 2017, 05:22:27 PM
Looks like an awesome evening.  Sunshine in abundance, and despite the humidity, a good breeze is blowing for a change.  Time to stoke the grill and spend the night on the deck under the oak tree listening to the tree frogs (not to mention the chorus of the Katydids--   https://youtu.be/ybKV-7z0jGc). 
 
I sure can't complain about this summer so far, especially with 2016 still fresh in my memory!

Happy Friday ya'll !

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #196 on: July 07, 2017, 10:38:22 PM »
We priced a sprinkler system this spring- more than I wanted to pay, at least right now. So, I had to commit to keeping the grass watered. It's been nice to not have to do much of that with frequent rains lately.


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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #197 on: July 08, 2017, 07:36:36 AM »
Looks like a decent day to take a drive into southeast TN and figure out a place to view to eclipse next month.  A lot depends on the weather that day, but right now heading down Hwy 411 toward Madisonville or Tellico Plains.  Hoping to find some out of way place on a back road, as the major highways will probably be congested. 
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #198 on: July 09, 2017, 09:11:56 AM »
After 9 days in a row with rain, I'm expecting today to be dry finally. I'm getting the convertible out.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #199 on: July 10, 2017, 07:55:44 AM »
Late evening sun yesterday.  The July sun sets slowly...and it was a perfect evening to enjoy it. 

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #200 on: July 10, 2017, 08:53:16 AM »
Nice photo.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #201 on: July 10, 2017, 09:07:15 AM »
Nice photo.

Thanks.  With fronts moving through this summer on a regular basis, we haven't had the typical stagnant haze that builds up over time.  It's been nice to enjoy such clear, blue skies and bright sunsets even in mid-summer.   
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #202 on: July 10, 2017, 08:03:26 PM »
We received three times our normal rainfall for July in just the first eight days of the month. But summer has finally arrived for this week. I'm gonna bottle some up and send it to JayCee.  ::flag::

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #203 on: July 10, 2017, 09:46:12 PM »
We received three times our normal rainfall for July in just the first eight days of the month. But summer has finally arrived for this week. I'm gonna bottle some up and send it to JayCee.  ::flag::

Yeah, I'm mowing my yard once a week still.  Usually by now I'm at twice a month.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #204 on: July 11, 2017, 05:50:58 AM »
Yeah, I'm mowing my yard once a week still.  Usually by now I'm at twice a month.
Once a week is still almost not enough in the valley; about 5 days is all I can give mine before it starts threatening to overtake the house.  This is a major change from last year where every 14 days or so I'd take the mower out to knock down the tall weeds and stir the dust.  I'll take a damp summer over a drought any time.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #205 on: July 11, 2017, 07:00:18 AM »
We received three times our normal rainfall for July in just the first eight days of the month. But summer has finally arrived for this week. I'm gonna bottle some up and send it to JayCee.  ::flag::

 ::applause::   ::blowtorch:: Glad summer has finally arrived for ya my friend.  Two (and possibly 3) 90 degree days on tap starting today.  Enjoy!  8)

This time last year, I believe Knoxville had already seen 14 days above 90.  This year only 2--so far.  I will do my best to refrain from complaining about it.    ;D


Post Merge: July 11, 2017, 07:32:53 AM
Bring on summer.  I'm ready!  For that, and the mosquitoes!   >:D


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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #206 on: July 11, 2017, 11:08:35 AM »
::applause::   ::blowtorch:: Glad summer has finally arrived for ya my friend.  Two (and possibly 3) 90 degree days on tap starting today.  Enjoy!  8)

This time last year, I believe Knoxville had already seen 14 days above 90.  This year only 2--so far.  I will do my best to refrain from complaining about it.    ;D


Post Merge: July 11, 2017, 07:32:53 AM
Bring on summer.  I'm ready!  For that, and the mosquitoes!   >:D



What about wasp and bees and spiders them are the scary stuff outside. Mosquitoes are just annoying like flys and nats.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #207 on: July 11, 2017, 12:04:00 PM »
The long range GFS is HOT. High temps between 98 and 103 after day 7 through truncation. It may not get quite that hot due to high soil moisture, but that same soil moisture is going to make the humidity much worse.
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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #208 on: July 11, 2017, 12:05:04 PM »
What about wasp and bees and spiders them are the scary stuff outside. Mosquitoes are just annoying like flys and nats.
No. Mosquitoes are the devil.

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Re: Summer 2017
« Reply #209 on: July 11, 2017, 01:31:39 PM »
No. Mosquitoes are the devil.

Agreed!!  I live near a pond, and I have them bad starting about June.  I've tried different sprays and outdoor foggers with limited success.  I bought that giant fan in the picture late last week, and I haven't been bitten any night since.  It literally blows them away.  I can finally enjoy Tennessee summer nights without that annoying buzzing in my ear!
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