Silas_Sancona Posted March 16, 2019 Report Share Posted March 16, 2019 2 minutes ago, AZPalms said: I’m all game for a cooler start to summer! Keeps my AC use down and I can keep banking my solar credits for the summer. Although the monsoon last year was fun, the near daily severe winds and the damage it did to my patio and trees can stay home. Near 80mph wind gust at our home shot a good sized glass table into my pool area. Glass into a pool = no bueno. Don’t feel like draining a pool this year. Also brought down about a 50ft tree into my adjoining driveway with my neighbor. Missed homes and a truck somehow. Agree w/ you on avoiding the Air Conditioning for as long as possible.. Not sure why but this house stays hot during the summer. I'm sure it has to do with not being properly insulated.. anyway.. Turn off the Air during the afternoon ( SRP's 3-6PM plan) and the temp inside will hit 82-92F by 6PM. Your side of town got slammed last summer for sure.. We had the dust, several times ( won't miss that at all, even if it made for some crazy, "end of the world" -looking scenes ) but i'm pretty sure winds with a couple storms that we had were in the 60+MPH range, at least briefly.. Had to be since i'd watch channels of dust lift off the ground of the front yard, which is all gravel.. / drift up the road like clouds of snow during a blizzard. Was surprised the somewhat wimpy Mesquite planted out front didn't come down ( think its a Chilean.. never plant / allow anyone you know to plant those btw ). The backyard "Beast" ( my name for the massive Mesquite out there ) didn't flinch at all.. and there were a couple times i was watching it closely.. It falls, it will take out a shed, maybe both located there, and a sizable section of the block wall in that corner of the property.. or cover most of the yard, bite into the Patio cover. Not sure on the species, maybe our native Velvet.. Possibly a similar-looking sp. from down in Mexico.. but that thing is sturdy.. Planning on growing seed i'd collected from it later on. Pods are really sweet. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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