Sunday, July 26, 2009

Dog Days Of Summer

OK...I borrowed this from Kelly's website. I liked the picture.....and we are well into the "dog days of Summer".

Not a lot to talk about today....Cloudy morning with a hot, sunny afternoon, We are expecting a increasing change of rain as we move into the new week. We could see some heavy rains.
Speaking of Dog Days ... Be glad you don't live in Phoenix. Their heat advisory calls for highs in the 115 range and lows at night only in the upper 80s. Don't tell me it's just a dry heat.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

One Small Step For A Man

Hard to believe it's been 40 years since landing on the moon. I still remember it so clearly. It was by far the greatest achievement of mankind. I found this spectacular batch of pictures of the mission on the Boston Globe website.

How 'bout our weather this weekend. Record-breaking cool and very mild afternoons. We did see a sprinkle of rain Sunday afternoon. I'll take 80s and 60s any Summer.

One final note - too bad for Tom Watson. So close....still a great achievement for a 59 year old.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

And That's The Way It Is...Friday, July 17th 2009

The most trusted man in America passes on at age 92. Too bad he couldn't hold on till Monday to see the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. Walter Cronkite will always be the leading icon of broadcast journalism.

As for weather....all I can say is WOW. It was 59 at our house this morning. This will probably be the most pleasant July weekend in years. Highs in the 80s, lows near 60 and low humidity. And the initial outlook for winter is for cooler and wetter weather in the South.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Stormy Weather

Wow....monsoon season is here. So Far this month it has once again been a roller coaster with heat and rain. High humidity has been the only constant. We had record breaking rainfall back on the 4th...then hot and dry. Clouds kept Sunday a little cooler, but still very humid. It's that kind of humidity that just drains you. Thunderstorms rolled thru Monday morning with some rain. Overnight, everyone in Central Arkansas was startled away around 1:30 with the most violent display of lightning I've seen in a long time. Storms were not forecast...they just popped up northwest of the city and moved thru one after another. We were lucky....the only set off our alarm. My next door neighbor lost a TV....and two more houses over lightning struck a tree and blew out a computer and wall sockets. That neighbor had a lightning strike about 3 or 4 years ago that set his house on fire. No flames this time. I can't stress the unbelievable display of was almost continuous. Looks like we could see some additional scattered storms later in the week.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

The Patriot

Weasley the guard dog. Don't mess with him....or he'll show you a real fireworks display. It's a quiet Fourth of July here. Weather is hot, but bearable. Humidity levels have been relatively low for the past few days. There is a good chance of thunderstorms tonight or early tomorrow. Lows at night have been in the 60s most mornings. Now begins that long hot streach between the 4th and Labor Day.

Happy 4th.