what's your weather 2024

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  1. Logan

    Logan Strong Ash

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    Good morning all, sunny and a gentle breeze temp 9c to 15c
    Precipitation 0%
    Sunrise 4.56
    Sunset 21.14
    Rain later, that'll make a change
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    I'm fine, and am avoiding being outside for long during the daytime. Air conditioners too are strained, obviously. People as well as animals are wishing for this heatwave to end, but can't see any sign of it yet - Plants too are showing signs of extreme stress, (even after regular watering).

    It will end I'm sure, in about 15 to 20 days. But then, after so much misery, the pendulum will swing the other way. So we will most probably see extreme weather at the other side of the spectrum - No doubt resulting in a cyclone, the early signs of it, I can already see on the satellite image.

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    This ladies and gentlemen, is what extreme weather is like. This is what it's going to become like almost everywhere soon...

    Many people often arrogantly say, what's one degree of an increase in global temperature really going to do? It's nothing to be worried about - Well, go say that to the farmers who are already under strain to produce more, or drown further into financial debt.

    A shortfall in the growing season by a week to 10 days, (which is already happening thanks to climate change), and not having timely rains, (where underground water table also is depleting quickly) - All combined is today often enough for farmers to start contemplating suicide.

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    @S-H yes it's a worry for us all and i agree, people don't understand the consequences.
    Good that you are keeping safe.
     
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    Blue skies and full sunshine. We did get a light shower early yesterday evening..:smt041.It was so light I hadn't realised until I noticed the patio was a bit damp. Could be in luck and get a bit more today:fingerscrossed:.

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  5. S-H

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    It's okay, as we have been through many hardships. So it seems you have toughed us up somewhat.

    Really worrying right now, is what I've just realized, (after collecting all the pieces of news from everywhere in the city and putting it together like a giant jigsaw puzzle) - That there seems to be a direct relationship between a heatwave and a crime wave... Who knew???

    :frustrated::dizzy::shrug:

    And news just in, (see attached picture below), all old records have just been broken. As temperature just touched 53°C. Which is the equal of 127.4°F

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    Mostly cloudy with patches of blue sky and a gentle breeze from the south west temp 14c feels like 13c.
    maybe light rain showers after 12pm.
     
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    Oh we are tough cookies over here @S-H. We get our fair share too ,may not be to your standards. It's more a case of what we have each become accustomed to......what is regarded as bad for some may be thought of as not much to others.
    My husband comes from a very hot area too ,also extremely cold in Winter and has the rainy season. He's lived here so long now that he feels our cold ,hot, dry spells as much as we do. Everyone is suffering in their countries by climate change and to, differing maybe but nevertheless, very damaging weather extremes.

    All we can say world wide is take care and keep safe and play your part in helping to reduce climate change as much as you can.
     
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    Yes we all have our own set of challenges. That we somehow have to overcome. Which we indeed do, (most of the time).

    So like it or not, times are changing, and with it, our climate as well, (regardless of what night be causing it)...

    Therefore we now have only 3 options to deal with this new situation:

    Adapt.
    Accept.
    Assimilate.

    So welcome to the new normal - For this is now the only way forward.
     
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    This below is what the temperatures were like today, in lower part of the country.

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    It’s a picture perfect Memorial Day here in Lincoln Nebraska. Sunny, slight breeze, 74 degrees.
     
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    I try not to think too much about bad news and disasters, which are certainly terrible all over the world. I do what I can, both to not personally make it worse, and find ways to personally cope. Politics and controversy are discouraged, so I don't say much (that's one reason I'm here). My parents were depression children. I inherited their frugality, which also meant being frugal with energy consumption and products. I bike-commuted for much of 30 years, for example (Not sure I recommend that - there are positives and negatives). I wish the best for everyone. I feel tremendous concern for everyone whose lives are so affected by events.

    I'm trying to learn to cope better here, both day-to-day (plant selection, mulches and mulch types, drip irrigation etc), the wildfire mitigation (defensible zones, stone mulch instead of wood chip, evergreen tree and shrub removal (sad about that), white metal roof (yay!), and thinking (just thinking) about cement fiber board siding to replace the current T1-11 siding that is going bad (I've known this for some years and the fund will come from selling the in-law house. Also, if I knew 20 years ago what I know now...?).

    I think it's best always better for one's psyche to seek the positive, embrace gratitude, and try to find silver linings. I've lived 12 years with cancer. I couldn't survive without seeking joy when possible. Emphasis on those last two words.

    Back on weather, mine is pretty much the same as @Pacnorwest. I'm in the same zone. Morning today is a little chilly. Laundry is drying on the rack. Tomatoes, garlic, geraniums, dahlias are thriving. Lovely day today! Good day for a dog walk. And puttering.

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    Heavy showers and a gentle breeze from the south west temp 14c feels like 13c
     
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    I very much like your ethos @Daniel W . Making changes in our own day to day lives to help minimise the adverse effects of climate change etc is the way to go. If only everyone would also do their bit too. I think being very keen gardeners we are all naturally more aware of what is happening globally to our weather.

    Embracing each new day and seeking out and enjoying all the new experiences and joys it has to offer is a 'must do'.... for our own mental health and in no way does that mean we dismiss the plight and suffering of others around the world.

    I wish you tons of love ,hope and continuing positively in your cancer treatment. xx
     
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    We finally got a decent downpour today, even if it did only last 10-15 mins. Fortunately we were out visiting my brother and were nice and dry indoors. Our day here is ending on a beautifully sunny high with wall to walk blue skies. 13C.

    Tomorrow we are forecast a day of heavy rain.....bring it on we need it, but for only one day...please.:)
     
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