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(Nearly) any mosquitos and zero bats to use to eat them. I think the freeze did them in. I use to get buzzed by bats anytime outside, but they are gone. They lived in my Washingtonia skirts. They packed up and left.

30 Year Zone Average 20F. Ryan: Contact 979.204.4161 Collectorpalms@gmail.com

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Yep. I dunno what coolsculpting is but I'm gonna sign up. 

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Heat index of 98 at 10pm

 

This is stupid. 

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16 hours ago, RyManUtah said:

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Straight up Furnace!!! Tough getting new plants established in weather like that. The east side is probably the only way you can keep some of those leafy veggies going I would think. 

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High 80’s-90’s all summer long is normal in TN, but high 90’s and 100’s with no rain for all of June was abnormal. At least we’ve gotten some rain here and have some more forecast to come. Honestly can’t imagine being a gardener in AZ, south TX for example, y’all got some high XP down there lol 2A28B169-F435-4E79-9E5C-299FAE66FB41.thumb.png.bd2041fdc06f7ff6735d3336ed190790.png

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19 hours ago, JohnAndSancho said:

Yep. I dunno what coolsculpting is but I'm gonna sign up. 

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It is commonly used for FUPA removal.

17 hours ago, JohnAndSancho said:

Heat index of 98 at 10pm

 

This is stupid. 

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That was crazy last night, I had very similar conditions and the lack of breeze made things worse. Usually temperatures are low 80s or high 70s by 10PM, even when its 105+ during the day.

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Currently 105 with a heat index of 113. Me and Sancho are keeping our FUPAs inside.  IMG_20220709_163125.thumb.jpg.fb5da6814995a76f1388c2c7084b5ad5.jpg

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105F at 1pm already. I only dropped to 82F this morning. Urban heat island in full effect. Whew! My JxS Looks Bad.... My BxPT is fine. My Tallest Livisona Chineses is fried and I think I am going to loose a 7FT Mediterranean. It looks freeze dried. Like it just died overnight. I had been watering it, as it looked strange. I think the freeze damage from last year must have done a lot of internal damage. 

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30 Year Zone Average 20F. Ryan: Contact 979.204.4161 Collectorpalms@gmail.com

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Only 103F at present, after being 70F this morning.  Enjoy your concrete and stone grass haters.:D

 

17 minutes ago, Collectorpalms said:

105F at 1pm already. I only dropped to 82F this morning. Urban heat island in full effect. Whew! My JxS Looks Bad.... My BxPT is fine. My Tallest Livisona Chineses is fried and I think I am going to loose a 7FT Mediterranean. It looks freeze dried. Like it just died overnight. I had been watering it, as it looked strange. I think the freeze damage from last year must have done a lot of internal damage. 

I've noticed a lot of plants struggling this year and I too think that last years freeze, along with last summers constant rain were factors. If the plants had a proper growing season, they could possibly handle our current conditions.

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It's a frigid 105 here. AccuWeather says we're gonna get a thunderstorm. I'm skeptical. 

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Had a few clouds and dropped a couple degrees but now its rebounded. Will be the hottest 24 hrs for the last 3 years.

 

 

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This little birb hides under my car every day -I'm pretty sure he's got a broken wing  IMG_20220710_140500.thumb.jpg.4b44ad24d456f5a730e219d6eea683a6.jpg

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4 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

This little birb hides under my car every day -I'm pretty sure he's got a broken wing  IMG_20220710_140500.thumb.jpg.4b44ad24d456f5a730e219d6eea683a6.jpg

Its trying to cool down. They will hold their wings out, away from their bodies when it's really hot. 

If you have any small containers, go ahead and puts some water out for the birds.

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107 still climbing. Now hottest since Aug 2011. The summer from hell.

Saw a bird just like that at HEB in Bryan, looked like it needed help and was left to fend for itself. I thought it was on deaths door. Came back and saw it a week later, this was last week. It looked pretty roughed up.

Lake Travis mirroring 2011.

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Boom Record, 119F heat index. 111F/80F hottest average day ever?

 

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30 Year Zone Average 20F. Ryan: Contact 979.204.4161 Collectorpalms@gmail.com

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1 hour ago, amh said:

Its trying to cool down. They will hold their wings out, away from their bodies when it's really hot. 

If you have any small containers, go ahead and puts some water out for the birds.

I'm caught between wanting to be a kind human, and not wanting them all to hang out in my hotel parking lot. They poop all over everything. 

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15 minutes ago, Xenon said:

West Houston/Katy...land of the 120F+ heat indexes :bemused:

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I hated living in Katy. The only shade out there is under an overpass. 

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I was on the Mopac-1 earlier just Northwest of downtown Austin and my temperature reading briefly was 109°F at 75mph. Not super accurate, but some sources are showing that as the registered high.

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I had a rainy drizzly day and was around 20F below average today . I'm sure many of you would love to have my cool weather . Nice tomorrow and them back to 90"sF Tuesday . Very strange for July to get this cool !

I'm real feel 59F right now !

Will

CURRENT WEATHER    Winston-Salem ,NC

9:14 PM

66°F

 

 

 

CURRENT WEATHER

9:11 PM

CURRENT AIR QUALITY

TODAY

7/10

26
AQI

 

 

Fair

The air quality is generally acceptable for most individuals. However, sensitive groups may experience minor to moderate symptoms from long-term exposure.

 

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19 minutes ago, Will Simpson said:

I had a rainy drizzly day and was around 20F below average today . I'm sure many of you would love to have my cool weather . Nice tomorrow and them back to 90"sF Tuesday . Very strange for July to get this cool !

I'm real feel 59F right now !

Will

CURRENT WEATHER    Winston-Salem ,NC

9:14 PM

66°F

 

 

 

CURRENT WEATHER

9:11 PM

CURRENT AIR QUALITY

TODAY

7/10

26
AQI

 

 

Fair

The air quality is generally acceptable for most individuals. However, sensitive groups may experience minor to moderate symptoms from long-term exposure.

 

If this was Twitter, Texas would drag you and demand you delete your account lolololol 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please throw some of that cold down here!

It certainly is a good stress test albeit one I hope doesn't become too common... Most plants look exhausted, which is normal, and I have about one plant die on me a week. I am sure that rate will go up as this heat continues. Last week my rare Quercus Guyavifolia (golden oak) turned to a crisp! 
:( 
On the other hand, it is interesting to see what plants do fare well. I don't see many (unirrigated) plants able to flower in this weather but my morning glory tree did show off some light pink (see pic) and the Caesalpinia are actively growing and flowering.

Any other winners out there?!

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This looks promising. 108 right now. 

 

Update: false alarm. 

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Haha, I know how you feel.
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I keep refreshing my weather radar app hoping one of those scattered rainclouds unload above my property! No dice thus far...

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1 hour ago, Swolte said:

Haha, I know how you feel.
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I keep refreshing my weather radar app hoping one of those scattered rainclouds unload above my property! No dice thus far...

My car says it's raining...... In Conroe. It's close enough that I can smell rain, but no rain here. 

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On 6/20/2022 at 3:41 PM, JohnAndSancho said:

That means you should buy cactii 

 

Confucius say: he who buy agave, much like in-law, must like thorn in side..

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Oakley, California

55 Miles E-NE of San Francisco, CA

Solid zone 9, I can expect at least one night in the mid to low twenties every year.

Hot, dry summers. Cold, wet winters.

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10 minutes ago, Patrick said:

Confucius say: he who buy agave, much like in-law, must like thorn in side..

Think this applies to date palms too. 

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On 7/12/2022 at 5:52 PM, Xenon said:

OH MY WHAT IS THIS WET STUFF FROM THE SKY??? first good soaking in over a month :yay:

 

Me and my neighbor saw a weather report that said rain was in the area. We were totally ready to drive just to remember what rain looks like. I guess Katy is "in the area" now. 

 

Woulda been worth the drive for some El Rey tacos though. 

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45 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

Me and my neighbor saw a weather report that said rain was in the area. We were totally ready to drive just to remember what rain looks like. I guess Katy is "in the area" now. 

 

Woulda been worth the drive for some El Rey tacos though. 

0.8" yesterday with some hail 

Jonathan

Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

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6 minutes ago, Xenon said:

0.8" yesterday with some hail 

That's 0.8" more with some hail than we've seen since last week of April up here. Wild that I'm really not THAT far away from you and things are this drastically different. 

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Additionally I love how I get to experience "old man knee pain" from nearby rain without seeing actual rain 

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49 minutes ago, JohnAndSancho said:

That's 0.8" more with some hail than we've seen since last week of April up here. Wild that I'm really not THAT far away from you and things are this drastically different. 

Oh I feel you, last week it was torrential rain 2 blocks north of me and I got zero 

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Katy, TX (Zone 9a)

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