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RE: heat and water

Hum-- lightening warnings... is that like a severe thunderstorm warning?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf Of Johnson Cyndi D Civ 95 CG/SCSR
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 10:26 AM
> To: 'gardenchat@hort.net'
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] heat and water
> I was born in Los Angeles. I remember when I was little, and on the radio
> was playing that syrupy song "Little Green Apples". I was old enough to
> know
> that the singer was saying things that weren't supposed to be true, but
> the
> part about "it don't rain in (wherever) in the summertime" baffled me.
> Because I knew even then, you see, that it DOESN'T rain in the summertime.
> It rains in the winter.
> And here I am, mumble years later, and when we get a summer thunderstorm
> all
> us desert rats go out to watch, and stand in rain if we can. It's a rare
> treat. Although this summer has been a little odd - we've had
> thunderstorms
> pretty frequently over the past month. Last week we had lightning warnings
> almost every day and they are supposed to continue this week. On Saturday
> it
> did rain a little at my house.
> So I went out to stand in it, of course!
> Cyndi
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Behalf
> Of David Franzman
> Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 8:28 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: [CHAT] heat and water
> Hi folks
> Just thought of an addition sparked by Pam's comment about how hot it gets
> here.  In northern Ca. it doesn't stay as hot as Texas that's for sure.
> We
> have the cool ocean breezes that come in in the form of fog that keeps us
> in
> a perpetual heat wave.  But many folks in the Sacramento and San Joaquin
> Valleys experience that kind of heat and then some.  That's not to mention
> southern Ca. in the desert regions where those are the normal type of
> temps.
> My friend in Phoenix hasn't had a drop of rain since January where they
> got
> so much it almost flooded them out of house and home...but none since
> then.
> Again, we're set up for that and I think that's the difference.  Mentally
> we
> don't expect any rain and so it's not depressing when it doesn't come.  I
> remember when we went through a decade long drought in the 80's and it
> sucked.  You would see the clouds come over and break up before it dropped
> anything.  I know what it's like and I hate droughts so even though I'm a
> smart--- I do feel your pain Pam.
> David
> http://www.atouchofthetropics.net
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