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1 hour ago, CentralNebWeather said:

The rain has shut off around here the last week. The humidity trudges on, unfortunately. We will hope for some rainfall from Saturday night through Monday night, though chances aren’t high. If we don’t get anything, it looks dry for another week after. It is not uncommon for us to go an entire month of August and have little to no rain. Dryland crops probably need another couple of rains to have a good yield. Irrigated crops look amazing and will be fine. Not much dryland farming in this immediate area. 

You are lucky you received the moisture that you did last month. Things around here are getting very dry and "crispy." The return of the high heat today and tomorrow is not going to help things at all here locally.

I really hope we can squeeze out some decent moisture over the weekend - if not we will be in much deeper trouble. So far a whole 0.22" of rain has fallen in my backyard over the last 3+ weeks - that's pretty dry for this time of the year around here (thankfully the long lasting heatwave predicted by some of the models a few weeks ago did not fully materialize). 

 

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103 at 1:30.  
We’ll see 105.  Feels like it.  
This just goes on and on.  
Next week some changes. One day down to 96-97.  30% chance of rain.  
C’mon!

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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12z Euro showed between 1.5-1.75 inches of rain falling over the course of this weekend in the Sioux Falls area.

Although we had outdoor plans this weekend and would have liked the sun to be around, we desperately need some rainfall so I'll gladly dodge any rain while we are out and about!

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Yeah.    105 at 5 pm. 
What’s new?   
Doing some deep soaking watering to keep shrubs alive.  With no rain they’re in peril.  Water is cheaper than replacing 

Dragging a hose is awful  Had a back injection today so I’m pushing things.  

Forecast is for 100 tomorrow.  I’ll rest.

I really hate this weather  😐

 

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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The northeastern KY curse is working again, we seem to be avoiding any thunder today, and its only lightly rained to this point. 

I'm sure somebody got some heavy stuff though. 

Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Cold Season

Snowfall - 16.1"
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"

Snow days: 10 - 4.8" - 3/12
Cold Highs (32 or below): 7
Coolest: 21 (Jan 7th)
Extreme Lows (below 10): 4 
Minimum: 5 (Jan 22nd)
Max wind: 40mph (Feb 18th)

Warm Season Stats

Thunders: 39
3/6, 3/23, 4/7, 4/11, 4/30, 5/1, 5/3, 5/6, 5/14, 5/16
5/20, 5/21, 5/27, 6/2, 6/6, 6/8, 6/13, 6/17, 6/22, 6/25
6/26, 6/27, 7/1, 7/2, 7/5, 7/6, 7/8, 7/12, 7/17, 7/18
7/21, 7/23, 7/27, 7/31, 8/1, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 

Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 4 / 3
Frequent Lightning: 5 (5/20), (6/13), (7/6), (7/21), 8/1, 
Hailstorms: 0
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13), ~55 (7/6)

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I received an email from a friend today in southern Spain and they are roasting.  
90’s-100’s. NO air conditioning 

Life is hard in parts of Europe right now. Inflation and heat is hammering folks that usually have a pretty high quality of life. The heat is on there. 
The Ukrainian war is affecting them as well. 
 

PS-  I’ve been doing deep soaking on all our large plants.  3’ soak. 
The water bill will be horrendous. Cheaper than replacing mature plants. 
My Magnolia tree has rewarded me with some flower buds!! 

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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Its been a warmer than average summer here in KC so far and the next two weeks look quite hot with not much moisture. We're well below average on rainfall since June 1st and the landscape is really stressed. Actually, parts of southern KC are in a D1 drought, much drier on the south side of KC. The northside has caught a few more thunderstorm rounds the last few months...

 

Its summer in KC

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Good morning from Milwaukee. At this time it is clear here and the reported temperature is 74 with a DP of 72. I have not been outside yet but it is clear. As for Grand Rapids the official H/L yesterday was 85/70 there was no rain fall and the sun was out 44% of the time. For today the record H/L is 102 in 1918 and the record low of 46 was in 1948 and 1994. Here in Milwaukee the H/L yesterday was 81/64 the record high here was 100 also set in 1918 and the record low was 50 set in 1971. Today looks to be very warm and humid on both sides of the lake. We are going to the Wisconsin State Fair later today so it will be a hot day there. Tomorrow were are going to a Brewers baseball game. There looks like there could be some rain for the game but there is a retractable roof there so that rain will not be a problem.

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Wet weekend in store for the Ohio Valley! Had a t'storm this morning at 4-5am. No really close lightning but close enough the thunder woke me right up out of sleep.

75 after a low of 71. The sun has not come out for more than 24 hours, and yesterday was pleasantly mild with a high not even 80.

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Ashland, KY Weather

'21-'22 Cold Season

Snowfall - 16.1"
December: 0.1"
January: 9.9"
February: 1.3"
March: 4.8"

Snow days: 10 - 4.8" - 3/12
Cold Highs (32 or below): 7
Coolest: 21 (Jan 7th)
Extreme Lows (below 10): 4 
Minimum: 5 (Jan 22nd)
Max wind: 40mph (Feb 18th)

Warm Season Stats

Thunders: 39
3/6, 3/23, 4/7, 4/11, 4/30, 5/1, 5/3, 5/6, 5/14, 5/16
5/20, 5/21, 5/27, 6/2, 6/6, 6/8, 6/13, 6/17, 6/22, 6/25
6/26, 6/27, 7/1, 7/2, 7/5, 7/6, 7/8, 7/12, 7/17, 7/18
7/21, 7/23, 7/27, 7/31, 8/1, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 

Tornado Watches/Warnings: 2 / 0 
Severe T'storm Watches/Warnings: 4 / 3
Frequent Lightning: 5 (5/20), (6/13), (7/6), (7/21), 8/1, 
Hailstorms: 0
Max Wind: 50mph (6/13), ~55 (7/6)

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It's unclear how much rain we will get this weekend.  Models are mostly focusing the rain from southern MN and northern IA through southern WI.  Most models show little, if any, rain over the southern half of Iowa where it is badly needed.

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season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'21-22: 27.1"      '20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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Cedar Rapids just hit an 80º dewpoint, I think for the first time this year.  Combined with a 92º temp the heat index is 111º.

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season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'21-22: 27.1"      '20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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And the heat goes on. Currently on a 7 day streak of 90+ degree highs with a couple 100 degree days mixed in, which should continue tomorrow. Averaging 96.9 degrees for the high temp so far this month the first 6 days.

We get a brief 2 day cool down to the 80s, before mid to upper 90s come back. July had a streak of 7 in a row and 10 out of 11 days over 90 at one point as well. I'm very pessimistic on any rain chances as well the next 7 days.

 

This Afternoon
Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 101. Heat index values as high as 110. South southeast wind around 13 mph.
Tonight
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming northwest in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 67. North northwest wind 9 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 84. North wind around 9 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 63.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 88.
Tuesday Night
Clear, with a low around 66.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 94.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 96.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 69.
Friday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 97.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 72.
Saturday
Sunny and hot, with a high near 98.
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There are like 21/2” cracks in the rough of the golf course.  This is behind my house.  The creek is entirely dry.  The deer have abandoned it.  
most birds are at the lake 1/4 mile away.  I never see any water birds. 
Herons, occasion pelican, even hawks are all hunting at the lake.  
Can you blame them? 
Cool spell  100* at 5 pm

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33 minutes ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

Yesterday I noticed that along with the rock hard ground, the dry ground is pulling away from the foundation of our house and retaining wall of our flower bed. Quite the gaps showing up where the ground meets the house/wall.

Texans learned a long time ago to water foundations if you water nothing else.   Past time to water.  
 

Regularly. Foundations crack quickly. 

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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3 hours ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

Didn’t know that, thanks!

It puts a concrete foundation under stress.  Too much and it’ll crack.  
Soaker hoses work well if you don’t have a sprinkle system.   
Water deep.  Then keep moisture consistent. 

It’s a good idea every summer if you don’t get enough rain. Texans learned to do this eons ago.   Hang in there.  Good luck. 
 

 

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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Topped out at 99.5 my place. My sons house 101 first  100 his house in 4 summers.   Now just .64 rain past 30 days.  Drove to near hwy 35 in Southern  Iowa today. Was actually  worst west. Flash drought there. Corn looks horrible  some of worse ive seen my 15 yrs in Iowa. Ears not filling  out a huge issue.  Hearing  rumors from some of selling some cattle  not enough  hay to go to next spring.   The early july rain was a blessing  here at home for those that planted pre may 15. Again its looks like the trend  for rains continue north or south of southeast  Iowa!

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100* today.  
Then 4 days 96-99 with 3 of those days having a 20-30 % chance of rain!

That means cloud cover!  Woo-Hoo. 
Readying my rain dance!!

D**n this drought!! 

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2018 Rainfall - 62.65" High Temp. - 110.03* Low Temp. - 8.4*

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Yesterday  at 1:45pm

99.5 degrees

77.9 dewpoint 

115.9 real feel

 

And the worst?

Only .23 rain in 23 days

 

And .65 in 32 days

 

While areas north  and south of me flood. 

That being said. Because  I planted on absolutely  earliest  date and got a 2 inches of rain first couple days of July i am astounded  at my small crop here! Gotta  love Iowa's dirt!

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1 minute ago, OmahaSnowFan said:

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Their 5.22 inches is definitely among the highest in the immediate area. I've only received 1.55 inches. Although, I should probably do a re-calibration of my station's rain gauge after the cross country move to make sure it's accurate.

Regardless, many stations are reporting 2-3 inches in the Sioux Falls area which is easily the most we have received in quite a while.

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I should also mention that we gotten woken up by quite possibly the loudest crack of thunder I have ever heard in my life. Most thunder has a kind of a semi-loud initial crack and then a slow rumble. This one had a GIANT crack and then was practically silent.

I checked the radar right after and it looks like a bolt hit pretty much right over our house. It left us shook for a bit.

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The real heavy rain just missed me to the north and east.  Widespread 2-5" has fallen there.  In my yard I received an ok 0.54".

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season snowfall: 0.0"

 

'21-22: 27.1"      '20-21: 52.5"      '19-20: 36.2"      '18-19: 50.2"      '17-18: 39.5"      '16-17: 17.9"      '15-16: 20.0"      '14-15: 30.4"      '13-14: 48.3"      '12-13: 34.1"

 

Average snowfall: ~30"

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