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Name: Colleen
Edgewood, NM (Zone 5b)
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Jun 16, 2017 12:13 PM CST
You know when its really dry when walking through your yard and even the weeds are crispy Crying
I know alot of us need rain so lets get out our rain dance stuff or what ever we all use to get rain and get to it. Hurray!
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Jun 16, 2017 12:14 PM CST
Our humidity started out at 10% yesterday, and then dropped to 6%. My skin is sooo dry!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 16, 2017 12:19 PM CST
Hot and humid here. 90º by noon with a feels-like temp of 96º. Broke down and bought 2 DEhumidifiers as the house was getting up to 63% and not cooling at all. Someone needs to figure out how we can trade and balance out the weather across the nation!

I am helping DD move from her second story apartment this weekend. Starting early when it's *only* 80 degrees. (Where's there "Phew!" sign icon?)
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Name: aud/odd
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Cinta
Jun 16, 2017 6:26 PM CST
We are raining every day but 90s so the humidity is 100%. This is horrible. My animals are now eating the plants because I cannot keep the deterrent on the plants because the rain washes it off so they are eating everything in my yard. hundreds of hostas now without leaves.
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jun 16, 2017 8:08 PM CST
Wish I could send you some, it seems all it does is rain this Spring. Out of our next 10 days it is supposed to rain 9 of them. When it is not raining the humidity gets you just feel wet almost all of the time.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Jun 16, 2017 8:12 PM CST
I wish I could send some to whoever needs rain, too! (I'm just glad it isn't snow, it would be over our roof by now)
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Name: Liz Shaw
Gilbert, AZ (Sunset Zone 13) (Zone 9a)
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LizDTM
Jun 16, 2017 9:19 PM CST
8% here for the low. 23% for the high. In other words, pass the water please!
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LaurensPasser
Jun 17, 2017 5:35 AM CST
We have some rain every once in a while here. So it is not that dry. But some nice weather isn't bad also !
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Jun 17, 2017 11:46 PM CST
You know it is really dry when:

The poison ivy dies.
Trees drop limbs.
Radishes won't grow.
The cats run into the house to drink water so they can pee later.
Spiders are crowding around the pond.
Camels are crowding around the pond.
You spray the garden and no water reaches the ground.
The Triffids are dying in the fields.
The Martians come offerring US water.
Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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katesflowers
Jun 18, 2017 4:04 PM CST
I feel for my hot, dry south western neighbors.
We live in rural Michigan and have what are called 'flowing wells' or 'flowing springs'.
At random areas, for instance-in a field, water will bubble up from underground and flow until it finds a low point to drain into. Some of these local springs have run for generations, one of which runs at 300 gallons per minute!
The spring across the road from us stopped flowing about 8 years ago and then this spring it started flowing again.
It is good water, its been tested. My neighbors grandfather pounded a copper pipe in the ground, we drink from it when we are haying in that field.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jun 18, 2017 4:54 PM CST
Yardenman said:You know it is really dry when:

The poison ivy dies.
Trees drop limbs.
Radishes won't grow.
The cats run into the house to drink water so they can pee later.
Spiders are crowding around the pond.
Camels are crowding around the pond.
You spray the garden and no water reaches the ground.
The Triffids are dying in the fields.
The Martians come offering US water.


I worked outside today. It was so humid and the sweat factor was so high that I had to change my shirt 3 times. Guess I would be willing to trade some of this humidity for some dead poison ivy and a herd of spiders and/or camels around the pond.:rofl: Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing The Triffids and Martians were just gravy. Such fun!!




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