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Summer is on the way out... but is still kicking

By: biff4ugo, 3:26 PM GMT on September 17, 2007

Today is the first day in a LONG time that it hasn't reached the 90's. It has been cloudy and dark all morning and even a bit breezy.
this is quite a relief since over the weekend it was so blasted humid that you would just sweat and sweat even in the shade and still feel hot even though the temp wasn't as scorching as the previous weekend.

John's picture below is so beautiful! I'm looking forward to fall already. And more Rain!!! There was a brief respite of precipitation over the weekend.

Cheers,

Edo

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Wet and Below 90!

By: biff4ugo, 12:47 PM GMT on September 10, 2007

Our High's are predicted to be 88 today with lots of rain all week. This is the first predicted high below 90 on the day it is to occur, in more than a month. Even better, we are supposed to have rain, all week long.
The potential hurricanes popped up in the Atlantic over the weekend, and Tropical storm Gabrielle is on her way out to sea.
I'm curious to see if Invest 92L visits Florida.
the university of Florida has won it's first two games agaist weak opponents.
I think chinch bugs are eating my lawn.

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Summer Drought and Summer Colds

By: biff4ugo, 11:48 AM GMT on September 07, 2007

I visited Maren in Atlanta for Dragoncon over Labor Day weekend. Will and I had a great time but everybody caught Amber's cold. So we stayed 3 days insetead of 4.5. The remarkable weather was that Atlanta was in the midsts of an "Exceptional Drought" along with parts of Alabama and Tennessee. That is the level beyond severe Drought and extreme drought!!!! At the same time, we ran into severe showers in south central Georga on the way up there, very scary. Along highway 75 The Kudzu, grass, cosmos wild flowers, and pine trees all looked fine.
Maren's first garden in Tucker did not do well, but it was not obviously due to the drought. I'm surprised the sighns of water stress were not more obvious.
There are not large numbers of wildfires being reported either even though the entire region is at abnormally dry or drier. What is obvious is that the LAKES ARE LOW. They are down across the Water Management District and they don't seem to be comming back.

New global maps show lakes shrinking by 75 to 95% in Africa. Polar lakes are breaking through the permafrost and sinking into newly thawed aquifers.

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