We’re on repeat: hot and humid with slight rain chanceJuly 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 am by Jamie Jarosik under Weather
Remember when we used to say, “I sound like a broken record!” ? Nowadays, I’m not sure the young ones would know what that means. So, the phrase I will use is, “We are on repeat.” More timely, no?
Yesterday made day five in a row of 90-degree heat… and they just keep adding up. Here is a look at some heat-wave stats for our area:
We do expect to be in the 90s possibly as long as next Monday… with a break showing up by Tuesday (upper 80s). All the while, humidity stays up too. So with heat index values (or feels like temperatures) near 100 degrees, heat warnings and advisories will likely continue for the area. Today’s alerts are again in effect from noon until 8pm:
Each day also carries a 20-30% chance of a spotty shower or thunderstorm, and any of them would have the potential to produce some strong wind gusts and heavy rainfall. Good news off the farm in Fort Loramie: THEY GOT RAIN Sunday!! When I came in yesterday, I checked out the Doppler estimated rainfall, and it looked like they were in the path of a thunderstorm that dumped a good 1-2″ in the area. Amy’s email confirmed it this morning: 1.3″!
They did also suffer some wind damage that affected some trees, and their silage bunker cover came off in spots, but Amy says it was nothing major. The bigger stress for them came when they lost power, right when they were to start milking. They do have a generator, so that helped them significantly. Think about this: if the generator failed, they would have no way to milk, no way to keep thousands of gallons of milk cold until it was picked up, no way to water the milk cows, calves, and all the ages in-between, and no way to mix up their feed. It’s a whole different set of problems on the farm… when many city dwellers are mainly concerned about food in the fridge… and, of course, staying cool.
Thankfully, their power came back on within a reasonable amount of time, and the milk was saved! Can’t wait to see more corn pics… Amy tells me most of it is beyond knee-high, thanks to the early start they got planting. She also tells me farmers are picky… and they want more rain.
Running journal… After a week off because I was sick, I got five miles in on Sunday. It went great until the end… I really wanted to do SIX miles, but had to cut it short. I was feeling a little light-headed in the heat. And it was only 10am! Next run is tomorrow.