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Old 06-29-2012, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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I went out to water this morning, semi-early, and found that my one zucchini had died of heat stroke.

RIP little green friend . . . . .
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Old 06-29-2012, 02:59 PM
 
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109 today. All-time heat record. Unreal.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...nclick_check=1
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Franklin has now issued voluntary water restrictions:

City of Franklin : News & Updates : City of Franklin Asking Residents to Voluntarily Conserve Water
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:08 PM
 
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109 today. All-time heat record. Unreal.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...nclick_check=1
It must be a bit hotter at the airport, because the highest temp I saw on my digital thermometer at home was 102.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:18 PM
 
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That's a good point, nashvols.

In fact, sometimes I wonder if all the heat records are due to all the concrete and asphalt we've added to our cities (in addition to the greenhouse gasses.)

After all, BNA is only 75 years old. Think how much smaller the airport must have been in the 1950s when the previous heat record was set.

Last week, I drove from Brentwood (still pretty green but with lots of subdivisions) where it was ~95 degrees out to rural Franklin and the temp on my car thermometer dropped to 88.

I've got to get one of them digital thermometers to do my own checks in my backyard. Do you have a recommendation on a particular thermometer to buy at Amazon, for instance, if you're happy with yours?
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Crosstown *****
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109 today. All-time heat record. Unreal.

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...nclick_check=1

They just announced that on the news here in Memphis.
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Old 06-29-2012, 03:38 PM
 
Location: White House, TN
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84 degrees F in my upstairs room, where I am right now... hot.

It's so hot that I refuse to go outside. Weather in White House, TN has hit 107 degrees. Weather Underground says it will be 109 on Sunday (if that happens, we won't have our heat record in June, it will be July).
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Brentwood is now under voluntary water restrictions:

https://brentwood-tn.org/index.aspx?...spx%3fpage%3d1
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Franklin, TN
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So, as I understand it, as long as i do it before 6AM, I can water as long as I do it with my hands. The would mean a hose is OK, right? Just no sprinkler systems? I'm not sure if anything is going to live through this but I'll try. Looks like more chances for rain at the end of next week . . it's probably more the water than the heat that's killing my plants?

It's 94 out at 9:30 pm.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Melbourne area
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All I can say is, it's good to have a friend who's an HVAC guy.

On the watering, I concur with what aaronmidnight and others wrote, which is consistent with what I was told when we lived in Florida -- very early morning is best. (We had a zone sprinkler system when we lived down there, the first one would kick off at 4:30 a.m. and it would finish up around 6:00.) It's the best compromise between having time for the water to soak in, not losing a lot of water to evaporation and not having the above-ground foliage stay wet for too long.
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