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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:10 PM

Unprecedented. Raleigh, NC - forecast highs - our weather is about to jump the shark...



Note that since World War II, there have been only THREE DAYS of 105 - and they were in different years. Consecutive days of 105 is unprecedented. And if we hit 106 (which a few models seem to show) - we are talking all time record. In June. Summer is just beginning.



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Reply Unprecedented. Raleigh, NC - forecast highs - our weather is about to jump the shark... (Original post)
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 OP
femmocrat Jun 2012 #1
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Jun 2012 #4
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #5
kestrel91316 Jun 2012 #3
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #6
sufrommich Jun 2012 #7
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #8
RebelOne Jun 2012 #9
Lex Jun 2012 #10
ProfessionalLeftist Jun 2012 #12
UnrepentantLiberal Jun 2012 #24
ProfessionalLeftist Jun 2012 #34
WorseBeforeBetter Jun 2012 #23
ProfessionalLeftist Jun 2012 #35
xchrom Jun 2012 #11
malaise Jun 2012 #13
Pool Hall Ace Jun 2012 #14
nc4bo Jun 2012 #15
Octafish Jun 2012 #16
struggle4progress Jun 2012 #17
polichick Jun 2012 #18
Nevernose Jun 2012 #19
polichick Jun 2012 #20
WorseBeforeBetter Jun 2012 #22
neeksgeek Jun 2012 #30
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #21
UnrepentantLiberal Jun 2012 #25
arcane1 Jun 2012 #26
Plucketeer Jun 2012 #27
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #29
neeksgeek Jun 2012 #28
lonestarnot Jun 2012 #31
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #32
mzteris Jun 2012 #33

Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:24 PM

1. Will your tomatoes withstand the heat?

It is so dry here, we have to water the garden daily.

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:28 PM

2. With my help they will - plan to water morning and mid afternoon - going to be rough.

Glad they've already set lots of fruit - and thanks for asking!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:30 PM

4. You need to drape shade cloth over the plants or the sun will cook those babies right

on the fine. It ain't pretty.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:33 PM

5. Can't do it - got 600 plants in pots! They will make it...we've endured close to this before...

but it is going to take a lot of work and some luck!

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:29 PM

3. Tomatoes wind up with Fusarium wilt after heat like that. Any that are nearing ripeness

will cook right on the vine. Ask me how I know.

And that 105F ain't nuthin'. Come talk to me when it tops 115F.

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Response to kestrel91316 (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:34 PM

6. I've been lucky so far with fusarium because I use bleached pots and sterile potting mix....

when I used to grow in my soil, I had a real issue with it, which is why I moved to pots.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:34 PM

7. Do they open cooling centers for people who

don't have air conditioning or are homeless in your state? Here in the Detroit area they do when there are so many consecutive high temp days.

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Response to sufrommich (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:35 PM

8. I sure hope so - this is just going to be brutal.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:41 PM

9. And I thought it was bad that we are going to hit 100 this weekend in the Atlanta area.

I am not going out of the house because my car A/C conked out.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:44 PM

10. I'm dreading it. Everything will burn up--all our luscious plants

and shrubs, and the tree leaves will curl up and brown. Our vegetation isn't up for this kind of scorching heat.

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Response to Lex (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:16 PM

12. My whole yard will be fried. Hydrangeas,etc.

Hostas, and new Jap Maple that is already stressed.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:25 PM

24. Jap Maple?

 

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #24)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:52 AM

34. Yes, a variety that allegedly can handle full sun

But I'm certain it cannot handle 105-degree heat - at least not 4 days of it.

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Response to Lex (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:20 PM

23. You and me both.

I'll be out watering at 9 at night. The only good thing about this is that it will force me indoors to work on a project I've been putting off for months: two rooms' worth of window treatments. Ugh, those poor people who work outdoors.

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Response to WorseBeforeBetter (Reply #23)

Thu Jun 28, 2012, 09:53 AM

35. I just bought a new sprinkler. Guess I'll be using it. n/t

But if this continues for the next 60 days, may as well forget it.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 08:54 PM

11. Du rec. Nt

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:27 PM

13. Drink lots of liquids and if you have pets make sure they have lots of water

Time to wake up the anti-climate change folks.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:32 PM

14. Noooo !

Do not want.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:41 PM

15. Ugh. Seems everytime I watch the weekly forecast

they add another degree or two to the last one.

OMGawd.........not good for man or beast.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:50 PM

16. Senior citizens may need extra care...

...They may not have AC, some will refuse to open windows. All people need access to water and a place to cool down.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:51 PM

17. Fuggit, duckie! I moved here from Texas to get away from the 100+ weather

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:51 PM

18. Don't worry - climate change is just a left-wing myth, ya know.

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Response to polichick (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:57 PM

19. Climate change is illegal in North Carolina

So nothing to worry about.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:58 PM

20. Ha! That's about how crazy it's all become.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:15 PM

22. LOL... but Thom "Protector Of Marriage" Tillis...

is working on a constitutional amendment, just to be extra safe.

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Response to Nevernose (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:09 PM

30. If this anti-science "legal" trend continues...

Will legislatures pass laws regulating things like modulus of elasticity or mechanical resonance? Let the GOP get into power and they'll tell those mechanical engineers a thing or two about how bridge construction should be done!

How about antibiotics? I can hear it now: "Doctors need to stop talking about the evolution of drug-resistant bacteria!"



I've got news for the science deniers: neither the ocean nor the bacteria give a damn what laws you pass.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:04 PM

21. The thing about plants - it is natural for them to wilt during the hot part of the day -

it is the leaves' way of conserving surface area. I've had to get over this - I deeply water my garden, then with the heat of the noon day sun, the cucumber plants, tomato plants, etc visibly wilt. It's OK - once the sun goes down they will recover just fine.

What will kill the plants is an extended period of wilt/dry - if the heat of the day makes the soil dust dry, but the plants aren't watered that evening.

so get the plants watered well in the morning - if you have time after the really hot days, top the plants off a bit in the evening. Once the sun goes off them, they should look good.

Hydrangeas do look particularly bad on a hot afternoon...but they will perk up.

Keep the faith, everyone - but as many mention, the most concern is pets, elderly, homeless. This will be a very difficult stretch to endure.

And there is always that chance that the weatherman is wrong!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:27 PM

25. 105 with high humidity?

 

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:32 PM

26. Yes yes yes, but it snowed a couple of years ago, so Al Gore is a nincompoop








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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:54 PM

27. DO take heart

It's not global warming - it's GOD's WILL. We're all gonna be in his company eventually anyway - Right? Why not just kick back and trust that he'll do what's right by his "children".
You know - he's implementing famine in Africa. Maybe it's a "fast-track" for souls to join him in heaven, no? Maybe he's giving us the same "welcome home".

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Response to Plucketeer (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:05 PM

29. my wife and I were just discussing today how we are pissing off the earth so much

that it will be very happy to be rid of us at some point...then it can reequilibrate...we were speculating what sort of life form will survive and take things to the next stage!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:58 PM

28. This looks like August to me (I'm in Charlotte, NC)

The last two days were really gorgeous, but tomorrow and the weekend look really awful. Hoping my parents' A/C doesn't go out like it sometimes wants to (they're both in their 70s).

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:13 PM

31. Are you one of those climate change freaks!?

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Response to lonestarnot (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:15 PM

32. oh no...you are on to me!

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:19 PM

33. Just as I was starting to get homesick...

Wisconsin ain't looking so bad about now.

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