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Bobby

Great to see those sultry temps.  If anyone deserves them its you.  Plants go crazy  :P

Interesting discussion about humidity & relative comfort.  Higher moisture values during winter are fine since it raises mean temperatures.  But frankly, during summer, humidity can be quite suffocating though is great for the skin  :laugh:

Not being able to go outside until well after sunset is no fun on days with 100F+/38c [over 100 people died in a heat wave one weekend last summer because dewpoints were above 70 degrees /  RH 80%]. That's considered miserable in Cali and everyone but palm affecionadoes/weather nerds complained big time  :laugh:

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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50% chance of rain here tomorrow.  I'm NOT holding my breath.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Yesterday the NWS had 70% chance of rain for Friday - now it's dropped it to 40 - 50%.  The decrease is not good news.

On TV last night, they said it was a 100-year drought.  Lake Okechobee is dropping to near record levels and there's a threat to S. FL's water supply.  Very frightening.

Let's hope the little "blob" down by Honduras can crank itself into a rainmaker and come our way.

St. Pete

Zone - a wacked-out place between 9b & 10

Elevation = 44' - not that it does any good

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50% chance of rain here tomorrow.  I'm NOT holding my breath.

Ray, I think it's gonna happen..... I see alot of moisture headed your way.. I'll keep my fingers crossed.....  

We could really use a good soaking here too... I've had to water around the clock - and if we don't get some rain soon, I'm afraid we're gonna start having the water restrictions too.

Bobby

Long Island, New York  Zone 7a (where most of the southern Floridians are originally from)

AVERAGE TEMPS

Summer Highs  : 85-90f/day,  68-75f / night

Winter Lows     : 38-45f/day,   25-35f / night

Extreme Low    : 10-20f/day,    0-10f / night   but VERY RARE

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I swear if it happens, & there is no lightening, I will be outside dancing in it! I may even tear up  :laugh:

Bren in South St. Pete Florida

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I swear if it happens, & there is no lightening, I will be outside dancing in it! I may even tear up  

get someone to take pics :)

Bobby

Long Island, New York  Zone 7a (where most of the southern Floridians are originally from)

AVERAGE TEMPS

Summer Highs  : 85-90f/day,  68-75f / night

Winter Lows     : 38-45f/day,   25-35f / night

Extreme Low    : 10-20f/day,    0-10f / night   but VERY RARE

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O.K. I may be setting myself up, but I'm a little hopeful we might actually get some rain here. Just checked TWC and they have 80% chance of rain Friday and 70% chance Saturday. Please let it be so.

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

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Ran across this map showing how low Lake Okeechobee is, compared to normal. Lake O. is 730 sq. miles and the second largest lake in the country. They are now saying this qualifies as a 100 year drought in severity.

LakeOkeechobeewaterlevel5-07.jpg

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

:cool:

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This is the drought index map from back in March.

DroughtIndexkbdi-mean-state.jpg

Here is today's index. It shows Palm Beach County being better off overall than before, but I can tell you that my section of it is still dark red.  :(  But what is really amazing is how hard this drought is now affecting virtually the entire state.

kbdi-mean-state5-31-07.png

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

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The smoke smell is gagging again *blech* :o It's technically my friday (I have off tomorrow due to 9/80 work week & just want to enjoy this glass of wine in my yard tonight) Please Ma Nature, bring us some rain!!

Bren in South St. Pete Florida

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A 9/80 work scehdule is what we have also Bren.  Are you sure you're not hiring M.E.'s?

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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And one more interesting map showing where its worst in the state.

TWCdroughtmap.jpg

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

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Wow - rain chances have gone back up for Fri & Saturday - 60% and 70% respectively.  Here's some hopeful news from the current Disc:

.LONG TERM (SAT NIGHT-THU)...WILL GENERALLY LEAN TOWARD THE ECMWF

TRACK OF THE LOW PRESSURE AREA CROSSING CENTRAL FL SAT NIGHT INTO

LATE SUN WITH SHOWERS AND TSTMS

And it's now Invest 92L - come on, little 92, bring on the RAIN!!!

St. Pete

Zone - a wacked-out place between 9b & 10

Elevation = 44' - not that it does any good

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***RAIN*** ***RAIN*** ***RAIN*** ***RAIN*** *HAPPY DANCING*** SORRY BOBBY***NO FLASH DANCE  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

Bren in South St. Pete Florida

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Bren,

Doing the rain dance here as well. 2" so far and still a steady rain coming down. No puddles anywhere. Even the drainage ditches are still dry. Testament to how dry the soil was. It is just soaking it all up like a sponge. Looks good for more through the night, tomorrow and even Sunday. Yahooooo!

Roger

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

:cool:

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More rain on June 1...2.72"...than all of May  2.58"

Remote reading digital rain gauge very kool

The Palm Mahal

Hollywood Fla

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A little over 2" here so far as well and still coming down.  From the looks of the radar, we are about to get a nice deluge in another hour or two.

In all of May, my station only logged 1.38" and that was all in one day.

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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Well I'm a happy camper this morning. Logged a total of 4 1/4". It rained all night. For May I had the big ZERO, so this is more than a welcome relief. Not a puddle anywhere, although there is some standing water in the drainage ditch, but going down fast. Good chance of more rain today.  :D

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

:cool:

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I have an el cheapo rain gage in the yard & it filled w/ 2.6". Everything looks soooo happy! My ylang ylang is even blooming this morning. Days ago it was dropping leaves from the drought.

Bren in South St. Pete Florida

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Rain keeps coming up here in Tarpon Springs as well!

Its falling down at a nice steady clip of about 1.3 in/hr (33 mm/hr) with some heavier downpours periodically rolling through.

Larry 

Palm Harbor, FL 10a / Ft Myers, FL 10b

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(waykoolplantz @ Jun. 02 2007,00:32)

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More rain on June 1...2.72"...than all of May  2.58"

Remote reading digital rain gauge very kool

Thats HALF of our rain for the LAST YEAR!!

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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The rain gauge has 5 inches in it right now.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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See what happens?  I come back to FL and bring the rain with me!  And I was looking forward to some dry weather too.  I feel like I'm back in Costa Rica again!!

Formerly Jeff in Costa Rica
 

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You should stay for awhile then right?  You called but left no return number.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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7.5 inches of the wet stuff, standing water in the swampy "royal zone" . Great stuff.

Jupiter FL

in the Zone formally known as 10A

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(Ray, Tampa @ Jun. 04 2007,07:11)

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You should stay for awhile then right?  You called but left no return number.

Sorry Ray!  I'll call you again.

Formerly Jeff in Costa Rica
 

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Please do before you head back.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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The rain was so wonderful!  Everything's perking back up and for once, the crotons n' hibbies don't look half-wilted.  Loved it so much, I went out and putzed around in the garden, rearranging things - yes, in the rain, it felt that good :)

St. Pete

Zone - a wacked-out place between 9b & 10

Elevation = 44' - not that it does any good

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Sunny,

I'm hoping for another round of the wet stuff.

Ray

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Much of south Florida and east central Florida hit the jackpot today.  Most of the west central coast somehow missed out and will likely remain dry for the remainder of the week.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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Ray,

You weren't the only one left out of the rain mix yesterday,unfortunately!

My mom in Poincianna got 4.8 inches yesterday!Here in Titusville it rained  long and hard all around us,Cocoa,Merritt Island,  Space Center,and Melbourne, flooding many areas,but didn't even  hardly wet the pavement  here! :(

Maybe we will get some this afternoon?

Scott

Titusville, FL

1/2 mile from the Indian River

USDA Zone COLD

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We haven't gotten a good rain in several months.  We got a total of about 1.5" in may.  So far we had two days where it rained in June.  Total rainfall is .51" so far according to my weatherstation.  But the forecast doesn't have any great chances for more in the near future.  A couple days have chances of isolated storms.  Hopefully one will drop a couple inches of rain on my yard.  The city of Atlanta is down to one day a week for watering between 12 am and 10 am.  We are still on every other day restrictions between 12 and 10 am.

Steve Johnson

Northeast of Atlanta, GA  

Zone 7b

Perfect weather for humans, borderline for palms

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Been raining mostly to the south of us, so we haven't been getting any of the bounty the last couple days. :(

We still need lots more rain in the worst way.

Royal Palm Beach, FL.

USDA Zone 10A/10B Subtropical

26.7 degrees N. latitude

10 miles West of West Palm Beach and the ocean

Avg. yearly rainfall 58 inches

:cool:

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I spent a couple of hours dragging the hose around tonight.  In the words of Phil Collins, "I Think I Missed Again".

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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It actually rained here tonight about 9:30 or 10:00 PM. Somewhat of a storm. Unusual for it to rain so late in the evening, but I am not complaining! Maybe a half an inch, I still need to get that rain guage working....

Parrish, FL

Zone 9B

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City officials are getting nervous and suggesting 10% conservation of water.  The outlook goods grim  :o

Local climatologist predicts hotter temperatures than last summer [119F in metro LA July 2006]  :o  And it appears a La Nina is slowly forming.

Here's article:

http://www.latimes.com/news....ifornia

Los Angeles/Pasadena

34° 10' N   118° 18' W

Elevation: 910'/278m

January Average Hi/Lo: 69F/50F

July Average Hi/Lo: 88F/66F

Average Rainfall: 19"/48cm

USDA 11/Sunset 23

http://cdec.water.ca.gov/cgi-progs/queryF?MTW

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I heard you the first time .. :D

Zone 10a at best after 2007 AND 2013, on SW facing hill, 1 1/2 miles from coast in Oceanside, CA. 30-98 degrees, and 45-80deg. about 95% of the time.

"The great workman of nature is time."

"Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience."

-George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon-

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Still no relief.  More hand watering tonight unless we get an unforseen storm.  I'm not holding my breath.

Tampa, Interbay Peninsula, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10A

Bokeelia, Pine Island, Florida, USA

subtropical USDA Zone 10B

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