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This is a discussion on Now this is getting just plain ridiculous ...... within the The Outback Terrace Bar forums, part of the Land Plants category; August has been a truly screwy month temperature-wise and it looks like September may be ...
August has been a truly screwy month temperature-wise and it looks like September may be as well. Normally August & early to mid September are hot and humid throughout. Not the type of weather I like but you know what to expect. This year, temps have been bouncing all over the place. Much of August was actually pleasant -- which was a bonus. However, the temp today is supposed to hit the mid 90's F (around 34C). By Tuesday - assuming the forecast holds true -- the "high" is supposed to be 56F (13C)!
It has been so wet here in Florida this summer that I plan on buying every fungicide known to man and use them. I can believe all the pseudobulbs I have lost this year. I was marching around the backyard this morning with my thiomyl, little white mask, plastic baggies gloves and my tennis shoes with the laces out and the tongues pulled out so I look like Bozo the Clown. Fortunately we live on a lake so only the neighbors on the immediate sides of our house think I am a loon.
We've had 70 days over 100F this summer...and many closer to 110 than 100. Then a nice cool week, then a handful more 100+ days, and now another bit of cool--67* when I walked out this am. I wonder if the orchids that were so happy to see 60* nighttime temps 10 days ago are totally confused yet.
It's no better down here,last month we had snow on the ground for the first time since 1939,also this winter has been brighter than usual,so the plants are ahead of their normal flowering.
Here in Yuma, Arizona, we have had a different season, as well. It seemed like it stayed cooler longer than normal. (When I say "cooler" I really mean low 100sF, 37 - 40C.) It didn't get hot (110+F, 43-47C) until about a month later than usual.
We normally have a monsoon season with humidity and storms (occasionally one that brings rain) in the August time frame, but all we had was heat. Our August actually broke records for heat, which in our area is quite something!!
Now that we're in September, we have had three good thunderstorms with rain - we normally just get those in August. So it seems that not only are we having extremes, but in Arizona, at least, we're about a month behind on the weather.
...But global warming doesn't exist, huh?!
HAHAHAHA to all the above!!
Two nights ago, it was below freezing from midnight to 8 a.m. here. I thought I would just drag everyone in for the night and send them back out for more summer, but it didn't get to 60F yesterday and today is still 41F and very cloudy. My catts did so well outside this summer that it made me sad to stuff them back in their indoor spot where they will have to suffer pasty flourescent light, dry air and haphazard watering. Hopefully, I've gotten a little smarter since last winter.
This cold weather sure has made waste of a great tomato patch, tho--nothing gets ripe on the vine
Yesterday, here in Williamsburg, VA, I walked to class, and it was 95F... when I walked back to my apartment 3 hours after it was 57F. I don't even know what's going on, let alone probably my orchids!