Thursday, August 9, 2007

Is It HOT Enough Yet?

This summer has been one of the hottest I've recorded. Here in early August, I've logged 18 days with highs of 90 or above. Yesterday my "official" high was 98.7 degrees (with the electronic station) but a mere twenty feet away, also on the north side of the house, the bimetalic thermometer read an even 100 degrees.

Now that's in the shade, of course, and on the north side of the house. Coupled with the heat, we've had only 0.05" of rain in the last 12 days so the crops are beginning to feel the pinch. The corn is curling up trying to protect itself from this heat.

August has been well above normal; yesterday alone was 13 degrees above normal

It makes me wish for winter even more.

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