endless summer

greybird(z7 TX)March 31, 2012

99 degrees predicted for Sunday in Vernon. Exceptional drought without end. There has to be somewhere better than here.

I can see why many early settlers packed up the wagon and left their claims. They just couldn't take it anymore.

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melvalena

WOW. :(

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 11:04AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I am so sorry to hear that Vernon got no relief from the drought this winter. But what can you do but hang in there and enjoy what you can. I'm hoping and praying you and other drought stricken areas see some better days soon.

For my yard I'm keeping my order in at a couple of thrift stores for beach umbrellas to shade the roses if needed again this summer.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 11:59AM
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greybird(z7 TX)

I'm trying to keep my chin up, but it keeps dropping down again.

It is weird that last year, it was 102 on the first Sunday in April with high winds.

Looks like a repeat performance.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 2:06PM
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fabaceae_native

Sorry to hear the drought is still hanging on where you are.

To cheer you up, check out the NOAA current drought conditions across the country with the following link:

http://www.droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

It shows that you are probably in the extreme to exceptional drought, but in a rather small pocket when compared to further west in Texas and the SE corner of NM.

Another graphic linked below, the drought forecast, shows that you are right on the line between "some improvement" and "likely to improve". That would be good news if it comes true, right?

http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/expert_assessment/season_drought.gif

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 2:37PM
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greybird(z7 TX)

"Some inprovement" and "likely to improve" is wonderful news!!!!! We have been seeing only "persist or intensify" for sooooo long.

I don't know how everyone else handled last summer, but it had a profound effect on me. Sort of a post traumatic effect. The weather channel makes me go off on tirades. My husband is praying that this drought might lessen, I am about to drive him nuts.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2012 at 3:05PM
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