Friday, August 3, 2012
Yes, it was hot enough for us.
The National Weather Service reported on Wednesday that the average temperature for the month of July was 88.1 degrees. That's averaging every temperature for each day together, including morning lows. The temperatures break a record set in 1901, when the average was 87.4 degrees. This July also broke the record for number of days—eight—with a maximum temperature over 105 degrees. The previous record? Seven days over 105 way back in 1934. That was 78 years ago. Not shocking, July was also a record breaker for most days—28 of them—where it got hotter than 90 degrees. Also record-breaking was the low temperatures for this July, there were 11 days where the evening lows didn't get cooler than 80 degrees. Normally, St. Louis nights should cool…
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Not much can be done about brown lawns as the heat wave takes it's toll on grass and plants and trees, even after the rain.
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- Dan Barger
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
For homeowners struggling with water sprinklers and irrigation systems as a way to keep their lawns green during the heat, it may turn out to be a waste of time. The only ling likely to grow in the stifling heat is your water bill. "There's not much you can do," said Bill Richardet, owner of Bi-State Landscape Supply. "(Lawns) will come back once we get some rain and cooler weather." Richardet says watering a lawn won't hurt anything, but it's not likely to green-up the grass, since the stressed-out blades likely have gone dormant as a way to cope with the stress of the extreme heat. "The grass may come back in places and not in other places," Richardet said, adding that other factors such as soil condition, topsoil depth and the overall …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The long, hot, St. Louis summer takes its toll on a young family.
Mehlville didn’t get snowed in this year for even half an hour. We Wescoats were disappointed with our lack of sled-worthy snow, and several sets of eyes were watching the weather forecast through April, holding out hope that one freaky front would give us an excuse to cuddle up with hot chocolate and a few good flicks. Little did we know that summer would bring the extreme temperatures that keep a family house-bound. Because we have a six-month-old, the temps were hot enough to make me question the wisdom of loading up in the car even for indoor fun away from home. We also have a new puppy at home that needed breaks from the heat and frequent monitoring. Determined not to let a little heat wave ruin all of our fun, we did go out to places…
Sunday, July 8, 2012
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