Sunday, August 22, 2010

Nothing New

Too hot to write.....Heat Wave continues.....Fall seems months away.....maybe I'll retire in Alaska.

We did have a nice thunderstorm Thursday afternoon that brought us 2.15 inches of rain. We had a sprinkle yesterday afternoon along with thunder and clouds....that kept the temperature in the upper 70's for awhile. Not much of a chance of rain at all for the next week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Waiting for Relief

I thought we could wait out this heat wave....but I'm not sure. Abandon hope ye who enter the mid-south. Someone told me the other day that they were getting used to the 100 degree days. Not me. It did rain here yesterday.....two one-hundredths of an inch. Temp dropped from 100 to 98 and then back to 100.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Full Bread Dog

Before I get to the weather just a side note on Weasley. A couple of weeks ago the Wease made his semi-annual visit to the vet. The fat boy tipped the scales at a record 51 pounds. So, it was suggested he be put on a diet --- A cup and a half of food rather than two cups. This has not gone over very well. He wolfs down his food quickly and then stands at the pantry door wanting more. He begs more than usual. He has been getting into everything looking for a snack. He has also improved his leaping ability. Twice in the past two weeks he has managed to lunge to the middle of the counter and snatch a full loaf of bread. He carefully pulls off the twisty tie and proceeds to devour the entire loaf. Following the latest attack Weasley was obviously miserable with a bloated belly. No begging for the rest of that day.
Let's talk weather. 13 days so far this Summer with 100 degrees or higher. It's been worse:
1954 43 days
1980 42 days
So I guess it could be worse. By the way....all-time high for Little Rock was 112 set on July 31st 1986. The Weather Service Office in North Little Rock recorded 111 on August 30th, 2000.
What will Winter bring.....right now they say warm and dry.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

It's Too Damn Hot

Oh Boy.......another hot day with several more to come. We officially hit 102 yesterday and the same if forecast for the next several days. I guess the silver lining is that yesterday's high was 10 degrees shy of the all-time record high for Little Rock of 112 set on July 31, 1986. I remember that day well. I also remember the summer of 1980 when we had highs of 100 or more for 43 days. You know it's going to be a scorcher when you get up in the morning and the low was only 80.
The worst part of this is that there is no real relief in sight. Keep an eye on the tropics and maybe something will pop up.
Wish I was still in Colorado.