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INCREDIBLY wet August, Bone dry Sept


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Micheal,

The heat doesn't bother me but the lack of rain does. I've had about 1 inch of rain since September 1. I've got to work on a new sprinkler zone because the hand watering regimen could get very laborious in a major drought.

Most people are oblivious to this lack of rainfall because of the recent nice weather.

Ray

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Wow...lucky you. A whole inch! Ive had one rainfall since Aug 27th. October = ZERO nada. The forecast is "drier" air by the weekend. Drier than zero? And this is only the beginning of a long, expectedly dry winter. We are in trouble! :drool:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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Wow...lucky you. A whole inch! Ive had one rainfall since Aug 27th. October = ZERO nada. The forecast is "drier" air by the weekend. Drier than zero? And this is only the beginning of a long, expectedly dry winter. We are in trouble! :drool:

I'll take a long, bone dry, drought of a winter any day over this past arctic freeze.

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I agree the drought is second to a nasty freeze. With La Nina, it "should" be warmer than last year ** but also much drier. In a worst case scenario, we could be cold again AND dry.

** With 12 consecutive cold days last winter, 11 consecutive cold days this year would classify as warmer.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Wait until April and May when it is BONE DRY after a mild winter....then we have restrictions galore and daily watering. Yes, give me the mild winters anytime but SOME rain, now and again, would be nice. :blink:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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The absolute lack of rain is almost getting eerie, hurricanes to our south and a record smashing mid-latitude cyclone to our north, with widespread severe weather. Smaller landscape plants continue to wilt here, and even the larger trees look drought stressed.

-Michael

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The NWS today mentioned a possible "cyclone" in the north central Gulf by the middle of next week. Funny eh? Let's all hold our breath together...

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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WOW...I got about one hundred rain drops about an hour ago. I got a little farklempt. :rolleyes: I had forgotten what rain smelled like. It lasted all of 5 min and now it's ninety and sunny again :angry: Bring on that *cough cough* cyclone!

Bren in South St. Pete Florida

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Bren, now that it's "rained", don't forget to get the hose out later. :mrlooney:

This October will be the driest in over 40 years. Why should be surprised after this year brought us the second coldest winter in 100 years and one of the hottest summers ever. It's been a year of extremes. Do I hear blizzard in December anyone?

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Well now we have TOMAS, a rapidly intensifying tropical storm E of the Windward Islands. It looks to be in the western caribbean by Thursday and then turn NW or N. Maybe the rainy season isn't over yet!

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON.......blue skies, not a drop of rain nor a cloud to be seen! A completely rainless October after one decent rain all of September. We are in trouble boys and girls............. :angry:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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OK so I was a week late....here come the 40's.

It was the driest October on record dating back to 1890.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Actually, the 40's are only for the normally colder areas N & E....looks more like 52-54 our way. The cooler air will be a pleasure because it is suppose to RAIN before it! Let us....pray...........ok, now rain! :lol:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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Forecast lows dropping. It will be a 40's event albeit briefly. Let's see just how widepsread and measurable this rain event will be. I'll believe it when I see it.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

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A few drops here today, hopefully more in the next few days. It last rained here since Sept. 28th. We got a deluge that day, 1.78 inches and nothing since. Total rainfall for the year is 45.89 inches.

Eric

Orlando, FL

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A few drops here today, hopefully more in the next few days. It last rained here since Sept. 28th. We got a deluge that day, 1.78 inches and nothing since. Total rainfall for the year is 45.89 inches.

Eric

Orlando, FL

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That's great Eric. You've receieved about 8 more inches of rain than I have. The rainy season abruptly ended here the first week of September.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

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That's great Eric. You've receieved about 8 more inches of rain than I have. The rainy season abruptly ended here the first week of September.

The rains started nicely in late May. June and July were good as was Aug. Then the rains just stopped in Sept.,got a bit towards the end then it completely shut off until today.

Eric

Orlando, FL

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Summer ends today. Enjoy the warmth because it's going to get chilly in a few more hours. Quick, get those Socratea seedlings in the house.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

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well over an inch of rain from the front yesterday....most in two months. Chilly, but the wind and 78F Gulf waters will keep us up at night. However,it is just such an abrupt change from warm and humid, but hopefully the sleep will get better. I know the yard looks so much better already. Now, it can warm up a little :-00 :hmm:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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48F here this AM but tomorrow morning could be a tad bit cooler. No rain in sight...again. At least there is no cold weather like this forecasted for awhile.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

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Yep you were right. We stayed up until just before dawn when the wind died and it hit 47F. This morning was a chilly 44.5F. Brrr Yesterday the HIGH was 60F normal 80F

Now, let us get some more rain! Calif is baking we are freezing. Calif gets rain, we are dry...... :angry:

Begonias are my thing. I've been growing and selling them for three decades, nearly two in Tampa Bay. NPR is an bhour N of St Pete, coast

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