Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sweating like a Sergio Leone closeup...

They're calling for a high temp over a hundred today, our ninth above the century mark so far this year. This has officially ceased to amuse me.

Meanwhile, yesterday's front, the one that dumped inches of rain on Kokomo to the north, slid on past without coming within ten miles of the northern Indy burbs.

Mother Nature is a fink.

22 comments:

Blackwing1 said...

The majority of the Midwest may be suffering a drought, but here in the great Minnesnowta swamp we've had great weather for growing stuff. It's been alternating 90+ degree heat (with high humidity) with heavy rains. The corn and soybeans are shooting up everywhere, and if the state's farmers don't get bumper crops this year I don't know when they would.

We've had so much rain up in the northern part of the state that a good chunk of Duluth darned near washed away a month ago...and they're getting more right now.

We send our left-overs on downstream in the Misses-heap for those poor folk in St. Louis use.

Tam said...

"We send our left-overs on downstream in the Misses-heap for those poor folk in St. Louis use."

You're not sending enough. The Mississippi is at near-record lows. They're dredging down near Memphis.

Robert said...

Proabably not getting enough out of the Ohio River.

Down here in the NC mountains we've been getting daily storms for the last few weeks. Not a single day over 100 degrees. Only got into the mid 90's for a couple of days.

fast richard said...

The Mississippi near where I live, just north of Minneapolis is very high. It will take a while for all that water to flow downstream. Many of the areas that are extremely dry this year were waterlogged last year. Weather is fickle.

Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

Indy misses lots of rain (and not just in drought years) because urban heat island.

I've seen lots of rain come in from the west on the radar, disappear just before it hits Marion County, and then reform on the other side to not believe that the higher temps in the city aren't causing that to happen. Higher air temps aloft -> more capacity for air to hold moisture -> fewer "light" rain events survive passage over the city. Seems fairly logical to me.

Anonymous said...

"Mother Nature is a fink. "

Blasphemer. NOW you're in for it.

armedlaughing said...

Jim Brown in Ice Station Zebra.
I'm convinced the actor could sweat on cue...

NAVIGATOR said...

HIE THEE TO AN AIR CONDITIONED SPACE!
with sufficient stores provisions books music ordnance feline and other company
hibernate till October or when the weather turns reasonable Nipon blessing
or as we say in Brooklyn "rotsa ruck"

Blackwing1 said...

Fast Richard:

A web site I just hit noted that, "A raindrop falling in Lake Itasca would arrive at the Gulf of Mexico in about 90 days". (http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/floodfight/The%20Mississippi%20River.pdf)

It also notes that the average surface speed is around 1.2 MPH, and that velocity, combined with a length of around 2,350 miles gives a time of around 82 days, so it looks like it makes sense.

Hang on, Memphis. Figuring that's halfway to the Gulf, more of that wet stuff will be coming your way in about a month-and-a-half.

Tam said...

Blackwing1, fast richard,

Don't forget that the Mississippi up by you guys is just one of three tributaries of THE MISSISSIPPI.

While y'all's branch is full, it's probably not enough to make up for the paucity of inflow from the Missouri and Ohio... :(

Anonymous said...

Is July. Is 'sposed to be hot.

Don M said...

We are having a wonderful summer in California, no days over 100 F yet.

The snow pack is thick from last year, and is melting on schedule to send us gentle trickles of water perfect for filling the reservoirs. Weather is just wonderful.

I expect an earthquake any day.

Tam said...

Don M,

"We are having a wonderful summer in California, no days over 100 F yet."

When I get really hot, I just press my cheek up against a few cool 30-rd. magazines... ;)

Gerry N. said...

Here in God's own back yard, AKA Da Pew-yet Sount Basin we've had about six weeks of night time rain accompanied by mid 70's on the days it isn't overcast and foggy. Right now it is sunny, with a light breeze at 76F.

Eat yer hearts out.

Tam said...

Gerry N.,

"Eat yer hearts out."

Oh, don't worry. We'll all be eating our hearts out, soon. You will, too. It'll be cheaper than regular food, you see... ;)

Mark Alger said...

Tam;

It's sometimes hard to tell, but here in Cin-nasty, the Ohio looks about normal for not-flooding times of the year. No bathtub ring on the banks, which would normally be a sign of extreme low water.

Of course, with the river being 100% impounded, that could just be because of the dams, but...

It's probably the Tennessee's fault.

M

Drang said...

Rained like hell last Friday--one months worth in a day--plus thunder and lightening, which we don't usually get here in Western WA, then dried up. Temps got up to 80 today! Oh, the huge manatee!

Mockingbird said...

Mid 90s here in NE Florida; just the way we like it.(No tropical storms)

Fiftycal said...

Gee, we've had 9 100 degree days in Austin this year also. Last year at this time we had had 41. How's that globull warming workin' out for ya? PS, when it snows, once every 2 or 3 years, everybody gets a day off.

kx59 said...

We apologize. We had a referendum vote in Texas to export last summer's drought to northern states.

Carteach said...

Heat index of 104 today. I'll be doing my usual... filling a big cooler with ice, water, and gatorade for my crew. Got to keep my people alive and productive, ain't I?

Dean Carder said...

Here In Missouri we have had a bunch of 100+ days. Last night we had a strange happening. There was some drops of strange watery stuff falling from the skies and it was accompanied by flashes of light in the sky and the sky gods were grumbling too. Weird. Now it's only go to be 99 today. Thank god for some cool weather.