Fall was Re: [gardeners] A tad warm

drusus@golden.net (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 23:15:23 -0400

At 07:40 PM 26-07-98 +0000, you wrote:
>It's a tad warm here today.  Right now, at 7:30 pm, the official 
>temperature is 102 F.  The official temperature is taken at the 
>coolest place in town (no kidding) so that means the downtown area, 
>down in the hot zone, is probably over 110.  Three hours ago we went 
>to grab a bite to eat (no AC in the vehicles because "you don't need 
>it here" -- yeah, right) and we drove past 3 banks posting 
>temperatures ranging from 112 to 116.  We thought they were way off 
>but it turns out that in the hot zone they were pretty accurate.
>It's 104 in my backyard.  Just checked.  The swimming pool is 92F. 
>Mind you, if I had not pitched a Southern Lady conniption fit last 
>June we would not have air conditioning in the house today.  Now 
>*that* would have been fun!
>Thank goodness I'm not in Dallas -- I hear it's really hot there for 
>the 21st day in a row. You Texans have my sympathies.  

I think you are getting your money's worth for your air conditioning, Liz.

The last few days here it has been feeling like fall - very cool nights.
The Manitoba maple across the street has begun to get its little patch of
orange leaves, about 3 weeks early.  It's a good month ahead of the other
trees always and gives me a goodly warning about the changing season and
the end of summer.  We are still very dry here.  The prediction has been
for a late fall here - and I wonder who is right, the maple or the