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Rip76 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 12:53 pm Where is all this wind coming from?
It’s 92 with a north wind at 15 here. After weeks of hell, this is still hell, but it is hell 64 calorie
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Rip76 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 12:53 pm Where is all this wind coming from?
Idalia - counter-clockwise flow around the cyclone has kicked-in. Not good fire conditions.
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jasons2k wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:50 pm
Rip76 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 12:53 pm Where is all this wind coming from?
Idalia - counter-clockwise flow around the cyclone has kicked-in. Not good fire conditions.
This is what I was wondering.
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Rip76 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:55 pm
jasons2k wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:50 pm
Rip76 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 12:53 pm Where is all this wind coming from?
Idalia - counter-clockwise flow around the cyclone has kicked-in. Not good fire conditions.
This is what I was wondering.
Anytime a TC is to our east, it’s gonna create fire conditions around here cuz of the backside dry northerly winds.
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Cpv17 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:05 pm
Cromagnum wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 12:28 pm Won't happen but I like Joe Bastardi's model for Idelia. Only way to get rain here.

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Mehh, shift that 100 miles SW then maybe. Most of us would get nothing with that track.
That's initial landfall around Mobile! Bastardi's out of his gourd again.
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Cpv17 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 2:09 pm
Rip76 wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:55 pm
jasons2k wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 1:50 pm

Idalia - counter-clockwise flow around the cyclone has kicked-in. Not good fire conditions.
This is what I was wondering.
Anytime a TC is to our east, it’s gonna create fire conditions around here cuz of the backside dry northerly winds.
Yep. At least the DP dropped. But were close to 100°F again.
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Cromagnum wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 12:28 pm Won't happen but I like Joe Bastardi's model for Idelia. Only way to get rain here.

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That is literally Hurricane Ivan (2004) track lol
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101°F...but the DP is in the 50s, so the heat index is also 101°F.
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What are the odds of the 20-30% chance of rain this weekend completely evaporating like every other opportunity?
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Cromagnum wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 6:45 pm What are the odds of the 20-30% chance of rain this weekend completely evaporating like every other opportunity?
Better odds Monday and Tuesday as of right now.
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I challenge everyone to show bigger cracks in their yard. I have the Grand Canyon. I have a fence perimeter like this bordering a whole acre. No way I can possibly water it enough.

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Man, I would’ve been watering the hell out of that at the first sign of cracks.

We have the greenest yard in CoCo. I’m also on well water so it’s not a huge bill like it would be in a MUD.
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That’s crazy. I haven’t seen anything like that since I lived on the blackland prairies of Plano and Frisco.

Looks like Tampa was mostly spared. All my friends and family down there have power. My aunt in Dunedin sent me a photo of her pool. My pool looked worse than hers after that June storm we had.

Between all the broken limbs from that and the brown ones now, the trees around here don’t look good.
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Cromagnum wrote: Tue Aug 29, 2023 8:02 pm I challenge everyone to show bigger cracks in their yard. I have the Grand Canyon. I have a fence perimeter like this bordering a whole acre. No way I can possibly water it enough.

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Bro, you have some crappy a** soil over there.
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Those expansive clay "vertisols" are the most useless soil order ever. They plague the eastern-half of Texas in both the "Blacklands" and the "Gulf Coast plains" and they are good for nothing other than wrecking properties, foundations, gardening potentials, etc.

Contrast that with pine forest areas north of I-10: those areas have the superior "ultisols", which have all the benefits of clay (good water retention), but without the expansive attribute (different clay mineral) as well as acidic pH (allows growth for many Southern US delights).

There are ways to disintigrate vertisols (i.e. large scale composting), but the methods would take too long for how quickly people want to keep building new homes/subdivisions in this area.
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Yeah. My soil is horrible. I can only hope the builder put a good base under the slab (I doubt it). I did work hard to put a 10 foot perimeter of good topsoil all around the slab though and keep that in good shape with regards to moisture.
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user:null wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 11:52 am Those expansive clay "vertisols" are the most useless soil order ever. They plague the eastern-half of Texas in both the "Blacklands" and the "Gulf Coast plains" and they are good for nothing other than wrecking properties, foundations, gardening potentials, etc.

Contrast that with pine forest areas north of I-10: those areas have the superior "ultisols", which have all the benefits of clay (good water retention), but without the expansive attribute (different clay mineral) as well as acidic pH (allows growth for many Southern US delights).

There are ways to disintigrate vertisols (i.e. large scale composting), but the methods would take too long for how quickly people want to keep building new homes/subdivisions in this area.
That gray clay is worthless. It killed 3 trees on the side of our house - by drought or drowning. The back and other side of the front yard have just enough loam and fertilizer to make trees grow - a couple are even getting to the canopy stage.
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Welp. Hot, windy. and dry - there must be a hurricane east of us. 8-)

At least the DP is low. Temp = 98°F, heat index = 97°F.
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DoctorMu wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 6:30 pm Welp. Hot, windy. and dry - there must be a hurricane east of us. 8-)

At least the DP is low. Temp = 98°F, heat index = 97°F.
We got the fans and cold towels ready for Saturday!
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MontgomeryCoWx wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 6:51 pm
DoctorMu wrote: Wed Aug 30, 2023 6:30 pm Welp. Hot, windy. and dry - there must be a hurricane east of us. 8-)

At least the DP is low. Temp = 98°F, heat index = 97°F.
We got the fans and cold towels ready for Saturday!
At least it’s an evening game. It’s been a minute since I’ve been to a night game. I’m looking forward to it. Especially if Rueben plays.
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