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5 hours ago, The Dude said:

Wild day at OC today.  Saw a small waterspout (photo below), then chaos ensued at the beach when the leading edge of the storm came through (video below)imageproxy.php?img=&key=20fe2b78d4e66dff

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I'm in OC this week and was there for the chaos on the beach...I saw some lowering clouds looking like a funnel too...the winds were swirling and saw 2 tents flying at each other from different directions, which made me stop and think about it... awesome storm

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12 minutes ago, mattie g said:

It's dry.

Been a while since I've seen it this bad in my area. It's just a small localized area around where I live. All around me there has been plenty of rain. Trees are dieing in my yard. 

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I enjoy the dryness.  Less need to mow.  And since we're moving this week (but not closing on this house for 3 more weeks) I'm happy not to need to mow since I won't have a mower.

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57 minutes ago, dailylurker said:

Been a while since I've seen it this bad in my area. It's just a small localized area around where I live. All around me there has been plenty of rain. Trees are dieing in my yard. 

What's interesting is that things were nice and wet up until just a few weeks ago. At that point, rain became much more localized, and MBY has missed out on almost everything since. And given that it's happened during the hottest time of the year, things have crisped up really quickly. Lots of brown yards all over Burke, and the leaf drop is pretty impressive. I guess the trees got a little soft after an easy stretch with so much rain. :lol:

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16 minutes ago, mattie g said:

What's interesting is that things were nice and wet up until just a few weeks ago. At that point, rain became much more localized, and MBY has missed out on almost everything since. And given that it's happened during the hottest time of the year, things have crisped up really quickly. Lots of brown yards all over Burke, and the leaf drop is pretty impressive. I guess the trees got a little soft after an easy stretch with so much rain. :lol:

That's an interesting point. I've been racking my brain trying to figure the trees out. This leaf drop is as bad as I've ever seen it. Maybe it does have something to do with going from relatively cool with plenty of rain to hell heat and 0 rain has them extra stressed. It looks like it hadn't rain in months. It's made for really sweet cherry tomatoes.

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1 hour ago, dailylurker said:

That's an interesting point. I've been racking my brain trying to figure the trees out. This leaf drop is as bad as I've ever seen it. Maybe it does have something to do with going from relatively cool with plenty of rain to hell heat and 0 rain has them extra stressed. It looks like it hadn't rain in months. It's made for really sweet cherry tomatoes.

The dry conditions help to make hot peppers hotter, too.

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On 8/4/2019 at 4:14 PM, The Dude said:

Wild day at OC today.  Saw a small waterspout (photo below), then chaos ensued at the beach when the leading edge of the storm came through (video below)imageproxy.php?img=&key=20fe2b78d4e66dff

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I think I heard that it was this that blew over a lifeguard stand that killed one man. 

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11 hours ago, JakkelWx said:

30-50 rain drops in the yard.

Went out with the dog this AM and got hit with a few "dew" drops from the deck umbrella. :-) 

But yeah its dry.  But on the flip side,  seems the lessening rainfall has slowed down my grass fungus.

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3 hours ago, PhineasC said:

LOL at complaining about 30 days of dryness when it pretty much rained non-stop for the prior 9+ months.

But mah trees are dyin'!!

I thought it was just me baffled by the complaining about some dry weather (finally).  

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45 minutes ago, nj2va said:

I thought it was just me baffled by the complaining about some dry weather (finally).  

If your yard has been persistently missed over the past month- and we are talking July- it doesn't much matter that the region has had consistent rain for much of the previous 6 or 8 months, lawns are going to burn and plants are going to be stressed. Me personally-  I don't care too much because my lawn always goes to hell, so I just water the plants and enjoy being outside with no mosquitoes. I will rake out the thatch and start reseeding in a few weeks.

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26 minutes ago, C.A.P.E. said:

If your yard has been persistently missed over the past month- and we are talking July- it doesn't much matter that the region has had consistent rain for much of the previous 6 or 8 months, lawns are going to burn and plants are going to be stressed. Me personally-  I don't care too much because my lawn always goes to hell, so I just water the plants and enjoy being outside with no mosquitoes. I will rake out the thatch and start reseeding in a few weeks.

I'm more looking at it from the standpoint of being sick of all the cloudy/rainy days we've endured over the past year vs the impact on the lawn.  And also we live in a townhome with a patio in Arlington so no lawn that I need to maintain -- just some flowers/bushes/etc to water :).  

At least the dryness is saving you from mosquito hell!

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On 7/24/2019 at 12:11 PM, yoda said:

Figured this would get more traffic and be seen more in this thread... but LWX is holding an online webinar basic skywarn class to be a spotter on August 13th from 6pm to 8pm for ALL LWX Sterling counties

https://www.weather.gov/lwx/skywarn

 

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Hurry and get your spot if you have ever wanted to be a spotter for LWX and never got the time to go to one of the classes... or if you wish to refresh your knowledge (LWX says you should take a refresher course every 3-4 years if you already are a spotter for them).  I just registered since I last took the class in 2016... there were something like 35 spots left, so get your spot now!  It's also nice that LWX was able to do this so that you don't have to travel anywhere... you can take the class from your own computer at home and then become a spotter :) 

 

From the eventbrite link provided in the image:

BUMP... sign up if you haven't yet... don't know how many spots are left though

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59 minutes ago, yoda said:

BUMP... sign up if you haven't yet... don't know how many spots are left though

I'm on the waitlist sadly, found out too late. One of these years I guess...

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Fringed again. But hey, at least God is raining on Baltimore. Perhaps feels sorry for what Trump said. Kudos B-More. I'm reducing my lawn watering schedule. I've given up on trying to save my lawn. 

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