Insane Heat In So. CA

kittymoonbeamSeptember 16, 2012

106 here in Anaheim on Friday. What was that? I lost a bunch of plants.

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onederw

Yeah, we're frito as well here in Pasadena. 103+ two days running. Scarcely better today, high 90s. And it's gonna stay up there for the next week or so--again. I'm so ready for pansies and snapdragons and the October flush of roses, which now may become the November flush of roses. Not to mention hats and sweaters and cool, crisp nights. That said, we may have to get used to it. I fear this may be what climate change looks like.

Kay

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 10:10AM
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islanddevil

109 with hot wind in my San Diego 'hood on Fri!! Not much better on Sat. Don't think I've ever experienced those temps here. Worried about my newly planted Howea palms and my beautiful hanging fuschias and begonias are looking like they might not make it even though I kept them well watered. Bummer.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:38AM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

UGH!! Enough already! I'm sick of it!

So sorry about your losses, kittymoonbeam. And island, I hope your plants pull through.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 12:57PM
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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

Absolutely!!!!! We're selling and moving and I'm putting in a very strong vote for Crescent City.....no more desert heat and high water bills. Been here 30 years, enough already!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 2:05PM
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socks

After yesterday, today's 93 is wonderful. But my staghorn is fried; it will recover eventually. For us it'll be in the 90's this week, back to over 100 next Saturday. Unbelievable weather. Seems like we've struggled for 3 weeks to a month. I'm just doing nothing in the yard except look out the window and hope for the best.

Our A/C went out, but we're managing.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 7:36PM
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tinan

So strange, up here near SF we're having unusually cool weather!

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 9:23PM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

Today I dragged the hose around the yard to deep-water some really sad plants. Today's heat did feel a little less suffocating than yesterday's.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2012 at 11:19PM
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hoovb zone 9 sunset 23

send that cool down here please tinan. Even my Agaves look scorched.

Crescent City, watch out for tsunamis, and the grey grey winters will get to you after a while. It's always something, no matter where you live.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 10:53AM
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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

We've lived in Washington before and to me, the weather and rain are preferable to the heat, water bills and constant fire threat here. I am thoroughly sick of SoCal now.....and I was born here, never wanted to be anywhere else. We'll make sure to hopefully be just far enough back from the tsunami zone...lol..

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 2:40PM
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kittymoonbeam

The poor little things. They struggled through the last few heat waves and then gave up in this last one. All the fussy little things like columbines and delphiniums. I didn't know it could be that hot in San Diego. I thought that was the promised land. I love the bay area and am glad you have had good weather.

I went to the swap meet in Huntington Beach this weekend and saw that the three coast redwoods planted at Golden West College had died. They were large beauties and maybe it is too hot for them now. They always got plenty of water.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 7:08PM
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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

I miss being close enough to go to the GW Swap Meet...that's a really good one, or used to be. I hope it still is now. We use to spend the weekend with my folks and go hit that one.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 8:05PM
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tinan

I'm sorry that your gardens are not doing well :(

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:10PM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

Yeah it was hot. Los Angeles finally got rid of the pesky single day in September that didn't have a record temp of 100 or higher. The record was 99 set in 1894 and they beat it by a degree. This is not because of global warming it is because it's September in Southern California. Besides, the climate models don't show SoCal getting any appreciable warming due to climate change for about 30 years.

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 8:19PM
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gobluedjm

After the 22 days straight in August of over 100 the 95 last week was nice.
Today it was 103, but when I went to work at 5:30am this morning it was 55. yay!

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 10:12PM
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kittymoonbeam

Fall seem different to me. I grew up in OC and back to school was rain and breezy days with santa ana winds around halloween. I don't remember so many hot days in Sept. in the past. A neighbor who has been here since the mid 1960s said the growth of the cities created a heated spot which pushed the cool weather away. Could this be right?

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 8:40PM
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jenn(SoCal 9/19)

Kitty, that could be right but every time Labor Day rolls around my mom says it was "always so hot!" when we kids went back to school in the 60s. OC would be cooler than in the valleys, and it's hot everywhere this summer even in San Diego and the beaches.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 2:01PM
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dicot

I went to seed a freshly turned bed and just stared at my seeds for what felt like forever, trying to figure out what the next month or two of weather will be like and what crops will grow best? Went with green onion, cabbage, bok choi, cilantro and beet seeds - my common "I can grow these almost anytime" seeds, because I have no clue what's coming next for day/night temps, humidity or rainfall.

Enjoy C.C., WCGypsy. The Smith river is the best river in CA, imo.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 4:38PM
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wcgypsy(10 / Sunset 23)

Wish I were there today...grumbling....94 here today....not as bad as 110, but still not good...lol..

    Bookmark   September 23, 2012 at 7:27PM
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