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Old 07-08-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Carver County, MN
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Growing up in Kentucky....our house had single unit window A/C units....one for each of the two bedrooms and one larger one for the kitchen/dining. Boy I had mine on in my room so much it would ice over Love sleeping with those blankets in any time of weather.

Being in the weather field all my life, it is great to see how different people feel in different weather conditions. Why it is often hard for me to answer people on the North Dakota forum about how cold the winter's are. It so depends on what you perceive as cold. Some have very low thresholds some higher.

Back to weather...I do hope the farmers in southern Minnesota get some more rain for their crops. Up here in the valley crops so far are way way ahead of schedule growth wise and generally ok, though showing some signs of stress due to dry weather. But so far so good....harvest will likely be a record early one....
Well, at least up in Grand Forks you are spared to worst of the worst of this summers heat. It seems like once you get south of Fargo and St. Cloud, the heat last week was really blazing. I have to admit, this latest heat wave was getting to me and I did have my AC running most of the day with the heat index being 110 and all. Maybe I should vacation up in Manitoba the rest of the summer
And yes, good point. The crops are much ahead of schedule here as well. The freakin corn was tasseling before the 4th of July! Forget about knee high by the 4th of July, this is ahead of even warm Missouri summers. Bizarre.
The crops still look plenty good and green, but yes, we could use a shot of rain. My family crops in Missouri are hurting pretty bad though.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Growing up we didn't have any real AC, we were so poor that we would sit all together in the living room and wave popsicles around for air conditioning.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:26 PM
 
Location: E ND & NW MN
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Well, at least up in Grand Forks you are spared to worst of the worst of this summers heat. It seems like once you get south of Fargo and St. Cloud, the heat last week was really blazing. I have to admit, this latest heat wave was getting to me and I did have my AC running most of the day with the heat index being 110 and all. Maybe I should vacation up in Manitoba the rest of the summer
And yes, good point. The crops are much ahead of schedule here as well. The freakin corn was tasseling before the 4th of July! Forget about knee high by the 4th of July, this is ahead of even warm Missouri summers. Bizarre.
The crops still look plenty good and green, but yes, we could use a shot of rain. My family crops in Missouri are hurting pretty bad though.
It sure was bad down your way.... we have a close family friend whose parents live in Fairmont and brother's family in Pipestone. She was down there over the 4th and it was so hot and humid it took your breath away she said. A co-worker said he even saw corn tasseling around Fargo too very recently, which is crazy. Corn planting has really increased up our way in the last 5 years. Mainly due to varieties which are less adverse to cooler weather and grow quicker than they used too.
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Old 07-09-2012, 05:14 AM
 
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It sure was bad down your way.... we have a close family friend whose parents live in Fairmont and brother's family in Pipestone. She was down there over the 4th and it was so hot and humid it took your breath away she said. A co-worker said he even saw corn tasseling around Fargo too very recently, which is crazy. Corn planting has really increased up our way in the last 5 years. Mainly due to varieties which are less adverse to cooler weather and grow quicker than they used too.
The corn here looks ready to pick it so tall already. It's tasseling already. I have ripe tomatoes too-about a month earlier than I normally get them.

I swear my contacts were fogging up the other day it was so humid
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Carver County, MN
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It's 100 Degrees! .... Again!
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:02 AM
 
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3" of rain at our house so far today and pouring still. We need the rain but if it rained an inch/week every week, that would be better .
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:25 AM
 
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One of the major risks of climate change is more extreme drought/flood cycles. That is, the prediction is that we'll get a greater share of our precipitation in the form of flooding rains rather than more regular, beneficial rain.

Luckily things haven't been too bad in the Twin Cities proper (as far as drought). Hopefully most of the rain does get absorbed.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Carver County, MN
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Not a drop of rain here
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Up to a week ago, Minnesota has been relatively untouched by the severe drought occuring throughout the rest of the US with what appears to be less than 5 or 10% in the severe category.

Regional Drought Monitor: Midwest

Of the entire Western & Central US, it appears that 25% of the areas not affected by low rain conditions are in Easten Minnesota/Northern Wisconsin.

US Drought Monitor
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Mandeville, LA; Twin Cities Bound
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Are the summers in the Twin Cities generally pleasant and less humid than Knoxville's due to its northern location?

I went to the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The summers there are mild and not so humid due to its location by the Smoky Mountains compared to most of the South.

Are mosquitos really bad in the Twin Cities during summers? Does the city spray them regularly?
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