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Old 07-08-2017, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Looking at the forecast for the next 10 days, it appears we will now be going into a drought. LOL
Yes, just checked a few minutes ago. According to the weather last night there is still a chance for more tomorrow. Otherwise summer looks like it has arrived and we will have to get our rain, from the hose.
Of course over night here we got hit again with the noise, the sky lighting up and a bunch of rain. I know, I am tired from lack to sleep for a few hours.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Gilead
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Arkansas, especially the western half, can be exceptionally dry during the summer (with heat to accompany it). 2011 was an example of this. 60+ days without significant rainfall and temperatures that are 110*F+. Rainfall during July and August in Arkansas should always be welcome.
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Old 07-12-2017, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Arkansas, especially the western half, can be exceptionally dry during the summer (with heat to accompany it). 2011 was an example of this. 60+ days without significant rainfall and temperatures that are 110*F+. Rainfall during July and August in Arkansas should always be welcome.
It is welcome to a degree, but like anything there comes a time when it is too much. This year it is wonderful to see how green everything. With that comes some damage to chops and when 1/2 through the year we are 10 plus inches above normal rain fall, that is too much. As for hot summers, like cold winters it does happen no matter where you live. One year or so does not tell the story. Not only was 2011 very hot, so was 2012 but since then we have had pretty mild summers as well as mild winters. Yes, most of us realize July and August rain is welcome.

Oh BTW, where in the state were temps 110 degrees plus in 2011? Hot yes, I do not remember a day in NWA where the temps were quite that high. I am sure if you say so, there must have been a few. I just do not remember anything like that.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:20 AM
 
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I only moved to Arkansas in 2012, but I recall that 1st summer as being very hot and dry.


However, here are some record high temps (TWC for CV ) for this week and they all happened 37 years ago in 1980.


July 14.....110
15..........109
16...........110
17...........110
18...........106
19...........107
20..........106


and that was in 1980 before everything was used as proof for global warming !
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I only moved to Arkansas in 2012, but I recall that 1st summer as being very hot and dry.


However, here are some record high temps (TWC for CV ) for this week and they all happened 37 years ago in 1980.


July 14.....110
15..........109
16...........110
17...........110
18...........106
19...........107
20..........106


and that was in 1980 before everything was used as proof for global warming !
thanks David, I guess global warming started about the time Reagan became president: I wonder if he was the cause of it? Sorry, couldn't resist.

Yes, I too remember 2012 and 2011 as well. Both years we just gave up on our garden. It was too hard to keep it wet enough, but that is pretty unusual.
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Old 07-12-2017, 08:25 PM
 
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down here in the farming area of the delta, almost all summer rain is beneficial and welcome. sometimes they are referred to as "a million dollar rain." (and they are!)
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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We moved to HSV in July 2011 and it was HOT. I lost 20 pounds in that two weeks of unloading and unpacking (been able to keep it off too). At least here in 2012 we had no rain , heat and humidity from the end of March until sometime during middle to late August when some hurricane came up through Houston area and brought some rain here. Too little too late as hundreds of trees had already died and spotty forest fires were pretty common around here. Also the fall colors were all brown that hear.

This year is great, everything is real green, the golf courses are in beautiful shape and my little garden is flourishing, tomatoes, bell peppers and okra are doing great and I have a friend that is starting to harvest his purple hull peas.....yum, yum. Don't even mind the purple fingers.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Grandview, MO
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Are you a BTO fan, btoverdrive?
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:23 AM
 
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We moved to HSV in July 2011 and it was HOT. I lost 20 pounds in that two weeks of unloading and unpacking (been able to keep it off too). At least here in 2012 we had no rain , heat and humidity from the end of March until sometime during middle to late August when some hurricane came up through Houston area and brought some rain here. Too little too late as hundreds of trees had already died and spotty forest fires were pretty common around here. Also the fall colors were all brown that hear.

This year is great, everything is real green, the golf courses are in beautiful shape and my little garden is flourishing, tomatoes, bell peppers and okra are doing great and I have a friend that is starting to harvest his purple hull peas.....yum, yum. Don't even mind the purple fingers.
you are right about the gardens and golf courses! awesome year in many ways, because of the rain.
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Old 07-14-2017, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Hot Springs Village, Ark
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Are you a BTO fan, btoverdrive?
Of course
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