How Hot

How Hot

PostBy: grumpy On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:43 pm

Well it's going to be 100* here in Michigan tomorrow, It was 80* in March this year, gonna have to get me some palm trees.

Who else is going to bake..
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: Ed.A On: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:45 pm

Low 90's in CT. Due Points in the 70's...sticky fer sure.
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:53 am

I am thinking of trying to grow coffee plants or maybe cocoa here in Penna. My conventional garden is having a rough year here in Penna.The mower is getting a break however,the grass is all browned out. Mike
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: hcarlow On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:39 am

The last couple days in mid 80's wake up with a light blanket on most mornings in northern Maine . We had one bad day a few days back ,was in the mid 90's . Right now it is 70
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:43 am

I've got some pretty unhappy horses. Creek is dry, as is the pond except for about a foot out of 6 feet. Projected 100's today with a cold front coming through tonight with thunder storms---we need about a week of steady rain. Most feed corn is around one or two ft. compared to the shoulder height it should be--even the chemo corn that has some height, has no ears on them :( :( There is definitly going to be some hurting dairy & beef small family farms come winter feed. For a lil nostalgia---AC was invented 110 yrs ago :o
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:00 pm

Pretty much the same here Fred, except only in the mid90s. The dent corn that the farmers got in early is most likely going to be lost, even soybeans are no where near where they should be, my neighbor was saying Ins. only covers if you don't rotate crops like the big farms do, don't know if it's true or not just what he said, seems to me there shouldn't be any difference.
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: Rob R. On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:36 pm

88 degrees up here on the shores of Lake Champlain. The lake level is low, but still about 3' above the record low. Corn crop is fantastic in this area, but the 2nd cut of hay was terrible for most farms.
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: freetown fred On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:45 pm

Holy crap, you GOT a 2nd cut???? Everybody pretty much just chopped what they could get out this way 2nd cut wise :(
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:12 pm

We only have about a 8" growth since the first cut but about past Edinboro about 50 miles NE my friend was getting his second cut last week, some hills there so maybe that helps. We are supposed to get some rain & in the 80s for about a week but I've heard that before & never got it. Got nice brown grass but those pesky weeds are growing right on up & seeing how they are the better part of my lawn I'll be getting dusty when I do have to cut again. :mad:
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: lsayre On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:07 pm

It's 96 degrees near Wadsworth, OH right now. Miserable hot!
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:21 pm

Here it's 95 and a 22MPH wind is blowing - yuk. Somebody gave me a banana plant last week it's very big (8') and loves the weather as I watch it grow by the hour. Huge rains have helped out so far and I water it daily. OK, OK, once we get even a light frost it's bye bye time but hey with global warming you never know. Is that the definition of optimism?
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: LsFarm On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 5:51 pm

Windy and 98* in the shade under the porch.. the weather channel says it's 100*.
I have cracks in the ground I can put my hand into. Many areas around me got inches of rain over the last month. I have not had more than a total of 1/2" of rain over the last two months.. its like the rain avoids my farm.. :mad:

My Koi pond is drying out fast.. it's about 12" down from the overflow, and dropping fast.. I may be able to clean the bottom of the pond without getting wet this year!! and I'll have the 'oportunity' to buy new fish too !! :shock:

I quit trying to save my new grass in the back yard.. I'm worried about my well.. I still water the garden, but the lawn is toast.

I did get a first cutting off the acreage in the begining of the month,, it wasn't anything spectacular, about 2/3 of normal.. but we've had ZERO rain since then, and the second growth is virtually nonexistant.. I certainly won't see a second cutting.

If we got a few days of rain it would help, but I think most crops and lawns are done-for this year.
Our forcast is for 40% chance of thundershowers tonight and 50% tomorrow.. with a drop in temps to the mid 80"s tomorrow..

Greg
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:20 pm

Hay, first cutting was great and second cutting due in two weeks if it rains a little which it is not supposed to do. Up to now not so bad but I see a real drying out period coming over the next 10 days with highs in the eighties which is a lot better than 100F. After last years disaster no real complaints here - yet.
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:35 pm

It hit 101* here today, just insane.. this keeps up I'm gonna need an air conditioner for my air conditioner.. :shock:
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Re: How Hot

PostBy: Freddy On: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:02 am

You best all come to Maine...this heat wave finally broke today. We're looking toward a high of 80 and low humidity.
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