It's cold and raining.

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  1. Ironwolf

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    We are getting a good rain (for us) today. The temperature is currently in the high 40s and it is coming down pretty good, and it has been since about 2:30 or 3 am. It' is due to blow out about 1:00 or so, followed by clearing and the temperatures will start rising as our summer high pressure settles in. The temperatures are due to be in the high 90s starting Sunday and continuing so for the next 3 to 4 weeks with occasional peaks over 100. This will be the standard pattern for the foreseeable future. This being southern Idaho, we probably won't see any more measurable precipitation until October. Enjoying it for the next few hours, as we have had an abnormally dry winter and spring. The fire season has already begun and it is likely to be a terrible one this year. Stand by for smoke.
     
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    how's the cotton doin, in Southern Idaho, this time of year?
     
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    We got a lot of early rain after a bone dry winter (about half our precip here is snow), but the fire season is supposed to be awful across the west, particularly down here.



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    We'll be making a run out to Central Coastal California pretty soon, and believe it or not, we're thinking about detouring around AZ/NM/UT/NV and doing our explorations in Idaho and Wyoming, and approach CA through Oregon. This drought looks awful. I don't want to be venturing into areas where the plan is just surviving.

    Hope you get plenty of that cool rain, Ironwolf!
     
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    I just drove across the southern USA. It rained from Big Spring Texas to Atlanta. Hardest area were Tyler, Texas and the Alabama/Georgia border coming through the Talladega area. Four times we had to either get off the highway or slow to a crawl with flashers on. It was crazy. But the temps were 76-91.
     
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    but it is okay where you are going, right?
     
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    I wish it were cooler here. At least it almost never hits triple digits here.
     
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    ...for that matter, it doesn't hit 90 very often either.
     
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    you know some parties think, we're heading into a grand solar minimum that could last a couple of decades.
    one of the hallmarks of the grand solar minimum is erratic weather, warm in the winter.frost in the summer etc... - another is more rain ...

    so whilst the temperature instabilities aint too great to put up with.the additonal rain might be good for the greater u.s. west.. we been draining the aquifier for a good while, we might get a couple decades to replenish it.

    Texas is sure out of drought, they got about 3 times their normal rain last month.

    should know by 2025 which way the sun is heading in re grand solar minimum. I know we had a mighty cool spring in Atlanta. and so far a pretty wet june..
    we'll just have to wait for the hurricanes to start popping to see whats gonna happen next.
     
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    The rain just stopped and the temperature jumped 6 degrees. That will be it until at least the fall. Time to deal.
     
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    its that great big lake that goes all the way to canada... it tends to moderate the heat and give you lots of extra snow in the winter. spring comes about 3 weeks earlier if you just head down around Columbus..
     
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    13C/55F here 1.5 hours ESE of Edmonton. Nice and cool! Our maple and cedar trees are getting a good soaking. Next seven days shows high 60sF to high 70sF and even an 80F.

    We do get up in the 30C/80F range here with little rain in summer. Not looking forward to it. Weather is similar to North Dakota here. I'm no fan of hot summers.

    I grew up in Newfoundland. Away from the coast, summer temperatures in the 20C/70F range were the norm and considered balmy.
     
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    It's currently snowing here. No.... I'm not kidding.
     
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    Whereabouts?
     
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    Town. :)
     
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    Not surprised! Summer's not here yet. Don't blink - you may miss it! Lol!
     
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    It's big flakes, though, so that means little snow. Shouldn't have to shovel. Yayyyyy.
     
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    Good news!
     
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    What is this "Spring" that people refer to? Sounds nice.
     
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    You know where I'm going with this. I was going crazy giddy driving through this rain. It was sketchy as hell though. You can trust yourself in a Jeep but no one else. One of the reasons for my going east is to experience the magnificent rain falls and weather changes. I am happy with what I have done. Sad that I left a big part of me in your neighborhood but exhilarated at the next chapter of cooler and kooler. :cool: Let it rain. I've got a barstool and a guitar
     
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