what's your weather 2024

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  1. Pacnorwest

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    Sunny with a gentle breeze from the north west temp 19c feels like 20c
     
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    Not looking forward to that. As a former Boy Scout and as a former soldier (both in the age of the mastodons and saber tooth tigers), being prepared as much as I can, is important to me. This year I feel more prepared than before, which helps.

    I saw something about an inch if rain over the next few days, and coolness, then the dry spell begins.

    Im glad the drip irrigation just needed a bit of tuning up this year. Still need to get the squashes in and the summer annuals.

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    Good morning all, light cloud and a gentle breeze temp 12c to 18c
    Precipitation 0%
    Sunrise 4.50
    Sunset 21.22
    No rain is expected today

    It's very worrying about the wildfires, for the people and animals involved, also for our weather, it must contribute to climate change.
     
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    That must be so very scary @Pacnorwest and @Daniel W :(.
    What is the solution , if indeed there is one, that can minimise ( in a perfect world eliminate) the devastation of these wildfires. Preparation it seems is all that is possible and you have both done all you can to protect your families and property.

    Climate change is most definitely the dominate factor, but that sadly requires everyone to be on board for making changes in their own lifestyles......but do they all??

    Keep safe and watchful, my heart goes out to you as you prepare yourselves for this awful wildfire season.
     
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    Lovely sunny morning to start off our week, but looks as if cloud will be settling in later on.

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    Cloudy with a bit of sun and a gentle breeze from the north west temp 18c feels like 19c.
     
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    Today
    A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 85. Northeast wind around 5 mph.
    Tonight
    Partly cloudy, with a low around 61. Light southeast wind.
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    Tomorrow
    Mostly sunny, with a high near 83.
    Calm wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
    With a low around 60.
     
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    Here’s the answer in a nut shell where I live. There are a few things that can be done to protecting our homes. However, I live out in the country, in the middle of a forest 100’ Doug fir trees around my area for miles.

    I have - Followed the prep per link below where applicable. With- the roof concrete tiles , fire building resistant materials . I cannot clear out a entire forest around my home. It’s a catch 22 in a way. Trees keep my home cool even in 100F temps …then on the opposite side , the trees can be a huge fire storm . Have extra water pumps , foam and fire hose stored as well as storage in ground water tanks, and keep the garden and surrounding areas watered with auto watering system in summer.

    https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/5-ways-protect-your-home-wildfires-0

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    Good morning all, light cloud and light winds temp 12c to 16c
    Precipitation 0%
    Sunrise 4.49
    Sunset 21.23
    Maybe rain later
     
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    Cloudy this morning with a chance of a bit of rain around 5pm...but only for an hour!! That won't water the garden!

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    Thanks Pac for the info. I read your link.

    We can only do what we can do. I can't make my neighbors cut down their Leyland Cypress and Firs, or stop them from planting them. There are only a few within 100 feet of my house, not a forest. This area has a "you can't tell me what to do" culture, so I can only work on my own place, going forward. It's slow, but I can lead a bit by example.

    The article added info to my knowledge base. There is still a lot of work for me to do. Probably soon, I need to get hardware cloth to block off the underside of the deck. It's Trex, I think. I've read conflicting info about flammability. https://www.ehow.com/info_10035893_trex-decking-flammability-standards.html

    Next year I might have it replaced with a concrete deck. I can't do that this year. There are fire retardant paints but I can't tell if they work for composite decking,


    Oh well.

    Today was mostly cool and rainy. I didn't do any gardening. Tomorrow, I have stuff that needs doing.
     
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    That made informative reading for all of us who fortunately do not experienced such disastrous wildfires, thank you Pac.

    I would never had considered mulches and plants that contain natural oils!!!:eek:. What a lot you have to take into consideration.
    I thought about decking, it's still very popular almost all garden design shows still manage to incorporate a bit of decking.....or other wooded structures such as Pergolas....all of which do look good but definitely now food for careful though.

    Yes you can only do so much yourselves......your neighbours need to be on board and educated too.

    Some people still have the ' it won't happen to me attitude' sadly.:(

    I wish you all a safe season.
     
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    I hope you both and your families will be safe, Pacnorwest and Daniel.
     
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