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Old 08-12-2018, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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What did you think of this monsoon season? I think it's just about over now.
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:19 PM
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Where's your next stop?
@jaminhealth - my apologies for not replying sooner but I missed your question. Were identified acreage in Chambers Co just across the line from Lee County near Opelika and Auburn AL. Ive got a friend who owns several hundred acres and ideally, wed be only a mile or so from them. Our wives are close, my wife saw the area last Thanksgiving and has blessed it. Were 4 - 6 years from moving but well buy the land as soon as its on the market. House plans have been selected also.

This is 18 min from Auburn so well have access to the campus for activities we both love i.e. theater, lectures, sporting events, etc. This puts us close to my relatives....without being too close. Lol. Major airports are relatively close as are cities small (Montgomery) and larger (Atl, Bham).

Id move tomorrow if possible!
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Old 08-12-2018, 04:44 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I love the desert but hate the 120-degree heat that is common in the more populated parts of Arizona. I settled in Rio Rancho, NM, where it is 89 degrees and 23% humidity on a gorgeous Sunday afternoon. We seldom top 100 degrees. At this elevation (5500 ft) and single-digit humidity, I don't need AC or the expense that goes with it but some folks with allergies or breathing issues might. This is a perfect four-season climate. I'm from Missouri and know how stifling and debilitating high humidity and high temperatures can be...as well as the ice and snow storms in Winter.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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What did you think of this monsoon season? I think it's just about over now.
It was awesome when it rained but there was really only one day/night of a real soaking. I'm hoping we'll see more. It wasn't/isn't as not as I was expecting, which is nice.

As for New Mexico, I don't know what it is that grows there, but each time I stayed on my trip from Minnesota to Arizona & then back & the final trip here, my allergies went crazy. It seemed the moment I was across the border, they became normal. Always there but a lot less. I really liked the people I met there in my travels though & if it weren't for the allergies I would have considered it.
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Old 08-13-2018, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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It was awesome when it rained but there was really only one day/night of a real soaking. I'm hoping we'll see more. It wasn't/isn't as not as I was expecting, which is nice.

As for New Mexico, I don't know what it is that grows there, but each time I stayed on my trip from Minnesota to Arizona & then back & the final trip here, my allergies went crazy. It seemed the moment I was across the border, they became normal. Always there but a lot less. I really liked the people I met there in my travels though & if it weren't for the allergies I would have considered it.
I have some friends who live in a western suburb of Phoenix. This was their first monsoon season. They sent me some amazing pictures. Las Vegas has the season too. Mostly leftovers from your storms. Not as spectacular as yours.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:10 PM
 
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Living here in Phoenix, we had the 2 worst monsoon storms we ever experienced in August 1996, the first on the 14th and the second during the Labor Day weekend. We lived in an area hit by a microburst. It occurred early in the evening; it was our friend's wedding anniversary and we had their 3 girls for the evening so they could grab a dinner and movie. So this storm comes roaring out of the NE and hit like a wall - I had 5 girls and a black lab in our hall bathroom [we were afraid the windows would blow out - and they did, across the street]. Somehow my husband made it home, delayed, and I never heard him come in. What a wild night!

I missed the 2nd microburst because I flew to Seattle late in the day for a gf's 40th B-day bash [she paid for all the tickets]. The pilot come on the loud speaker and explained that the clouds were towering 50K+ ft and looked ominous. He said, "No worries, we will fly around the bad ones - I just want to share this site with you because it is unusual". It gave an interesting perspective to the clouds. At home, they were hit again with a 2nd microburst. My husband called the church the next morning, and some fellows came over and had the debris from the collapsed ceiling/insulation shoveled up on Saturday. He never called me to tell me our daughter's bedroom ceiling had collapsed -- he let me enjoy that special one-of-a-kind weekend.

Fortunately, no one was hurt. But I always will remember how events like this bring out the goodness in our neighbors and friends!
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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We are definitely no match against weather. Hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes (not weather related), the only thing you can do is survive. And then go about picking up the pieces.

I'm in central New York state and I think we might be listed as #1 in snowfall. But in my particular area, we don't get the amount of snow that Buffalo and northern counties do. Yes, we've had some blizzards but for us in central NY, they don't last very long. And we have great clean-up by city and two plows.

The cold temperatures are something else. We've had some years of extreme cold temperatures.
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Old 08-14-2018, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I have some friends who live in a western suburb of Phoenix. This was their first monsoon season. They sent me some amazing pictures. Las Vegas has the season too. Mostly leftovers from your storms. Not as spectacular as yours.
That actually is part of the reason I moved here. I was totally impressed when I visited during monsoon season. I had never seen anything like it & was in awe.
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Old 08-14-2018, 12:35 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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That actually is part of the reason I moved here. I was totally impressed when I visited during monsoon season. I had never seen anything like it & was in awe.
You are in a very unique part of AZ (as far as weather / monsoon goes) , a preferable part!
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Old 08-15-2018, 09:52 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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What did you think of this monsoon season? I think it's just about over now.
We are still getting rain here in north central New Mexico. We had a few dry days and then more rain today. It has been the wettest Monsoon I've seen in 5 years. Temps are high 80s or low 90s.
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