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Old 07-28-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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I am not so sure about cool and rainy all summer, no matter what is cooler here, I know I am so ready for a little sunshine and so are the kids and dogs. I have my poor granddaughter here from MN for the summer and everynight she asks if it is going to be a sunny day tomorrow The dogs don't even want to go out anymore and one used to be a swamp dog....We have the humidity here too, but with the cooler temps isn't so bad I feel sorry for her when she goes back the end of August, will be temperature shock all over again....
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Old 07-28-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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I am not so sure about cool and rainy all summer, no matter what is cooler here, I know I am so ready for a little sunshine and so are the kids and dogs. I have my poor granddaughter here from MN for the summer and everynight she asks if it is going to be a sunny day tomorrow The dogs don't even want to go out anymore and one used to be a swamp dog....We have the humidity here too, but with the cooler temps isn't so bad I feel sorry for her when she goes back the end of August, will be temperature shock all over again....
Well, I look at it this way. Eventually things will balance out. If this summer is colder and wetter than usual, it is probably because we have had hotter and drier than usual summers previously. Also, we are in a period of what is called a "solar minimum", when solar activity is minimal.
The sun takes about 11 years to go from one "solar maximum" to another. The last "solar maximum" was in 2001, so the next one will be in 2012.

Tell your granddaughter to blame "Global Warming."
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Old 07-28-2008, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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Like she is going to like that answer at 4 years old???? Oh well, sun is out now, shhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!! and she and the dogs are outside playing
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:22 PM
 
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Glitch maybe you won't have a winter...
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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No winter - wouldn't that be flockin ducky!!! I didn't think this last one was bad at all with only a little over a week in the deep freeze here, but with the weather extremes all over - it will be interesting to see what this season brings us
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:14 PM
 
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I was talking with a friend in Wasilla this evening & she thinks that it might snow in August.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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Glitch maybe you won't have a winter...
It came close one winter. We didn't get our first snow until December 10th, and our last snow fell February 2nd. Of course the lack of snow didn't mean that it still wasn't cold, but it seemed like a shorter winter.

I doubt it will snow in August in Wasilla, but maybe by September which is still early. If it continues to be as wet as it has been, then we could be in for a lot of snow this winter. Which reminds me, I better change the oil in my snowblower, soon.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Maple Lake, MN
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August wouldn't surprise me with the way it's been - rain the other morning when colder looked thick in the air and snowblower my butt - we sold ours in MN - so typical duh, I have to sharpen my shovels I guess
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:29 PM
 
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Do y'all get frozen fog up there?
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Yes Barkley, I have shots of Icefog somewhere on City Data.
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