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Rain, low-pressure system could finally end Dallas-area heat wave
Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/29/2011 | TOM BENNING

Posted on 08/29/2011 2:02:24 PM PDT by JNRoberts

“This looks like this is it,” said Ted Ryan, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “The end of summer is coming up.”

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Now, before y'all get all excited, what this means is that the temps are going "down" to around the mid 90s. But when you've had 2 months of 100 or more including 111 on Saturday, 109 yesterday, and lots more before that.....yes.....this is cause for celebration.

Then again, as Dennis Prager said today, the same people who were wrong about the hurricane one day before it happened, expect us to believe what they say about "climate change" 60 years from now. But we'll take this anyways.....YES! It's only 96 as I type this! YES! Where's my sweater.....

1 posted on 08/29/2011 2:02:26 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

Dear God, please, please, please let it rain in Central Texas too!!!! It’s only 90 here right now. Not sure what happened but it was supposed to reach 109 today so maybe luck is finally with us.


2 posted on 08/29/2011 2:05:15 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: JNRoberts

Let it rain, let it rain, let it rain


3 posted on 08/29/2011 2:05:54 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: JNRoberts

so which comes first, the cool or the low pressure?


4 posted on 08/29/2011 2:06:03 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: JNRoberts

Even if they get all the rain they wanted, is it not already past the growing season? Trucks are already hitting other states buying up hay.


5 posted on 08/29/2011 2:06:11 PM PDT by RC2
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To: McLynnan

Yeah....it’s “only” 96 right now and I’m good with that! I can ride my new KLR 650 without my face catching on fire.


6 posted on 08/29/2011 2:06:35 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

Went through something similar here in Atlanta in
the 80s. after months of that 95 feels cool indeed.

In Vietnam when the monsoon finally came and the temps
were in the 70s, we were sleeping with blankets and
wearing field jackets at night.


7 posted on 08/29/2011 2:07:02 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RC2

Late crops?


8 posted on 08/29/2011 2:07:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: JNRoberts
I saw rain predicted for the end of the week for H-Town as well.

90s will feel so refreshing!

9 posted on 08/29/2011 2:07:24 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: JNRoberts

We are looking forward to mid-90’s down here in Houston later this week!


10 posted on 08/29/2011 2:07:25 PM PDT by tatown (Why should the nation have to take food nutrition advice from a marxist woman with a fat @ss?)
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To: JNRoberts
“This looks like this is it,” said Ted Ryan, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. “The end of summer is coming up.”

End of Summer? At the start of September? UNEXPECTED!
11 posted on 08/29/2011 2:08:46 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: RC2

That stuff in the backyards here sure looks a lot like short hay these days


12 posted on 08/29/2011 2:11:14 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tet68

>>>In Vietnam when the monsoon finally came and the temps
were in the 70s, we were sleeping with blankets and
wearing field jackets at night.>>>

LOL...funny. I guess it’s all about perspective. Your post remeinded me an old Taxi episode where Jim Ignatosky was able to identify some weed in Latka’s cookies.....”Peru, southern peru, 73, before the monsoons”. LOL..funny.


13 posted on 08/29/2011 2:12:02 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: tatown

>>We are looking forward to mid-90’s down here in Houston later this week!>>

I hear you got a bunch of Carl’s Jr. Burgers down there in Houston too and they are doing well. I put Carl’s right behind IN N OUT. :) We need a hurricane to bash the gulf area (sorry) and bring some storms to Dallas.....ok?


14 posted on 08/29/2011 2:13:45 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: TexasCajun

>>I saw rain predicted for the end of the week for H-Town as well.>>

H-Town? Houston? (just guessin...transplanted Californian here, sorry)


15 posted on 08/29/2011 2:14:45 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

As a Native Southern Californian, and having just spent 90 days in Dallas, all I can say is Ocean, 9000 foot Mountains, Snow, Yosemite, Trout, Snow Skiing, are all better than sitting in a restaraunt outdoors in Uptown Dallas when it’s 107 degrees. Sorry ya’ll but Dallas is dull, unless you like the mall, movies, eating, or boating in muddy lakes!


16 posted on 08/29/2011 2:15:49 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: JNRoberts

Carl’s Jr is okay but not even close to In-N-Out IMO. We came through Dallas last week and stopped in for a Double-Double. :0)


17 posted on 08/29/2011 2:17:54 PM PDT by tatown (Why should the nation have to take food nutrition advice from a marxist woman with a fat @ss?)
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To: arderkrag

>>>End of Summer? At the start of September? UNEXPECTED!>>>

I ain’t buying it. We’re gonna break that record for most 100 days in a year and I want a T Shirt that says something like “I survived the hottest year in the hottest state in the country. And the worse drought in the hottest state too. And yes, I was miserable every second of it so don’t talk to me about your problems”..........or something like that...


18 posted on 08/29/2011 2:18:21 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: McLynnan

109.2 right now on the back porch (rural New Braunfels) but we have a forecast of 40%/30% chance of rain for Thursday/Friday with highs forecast in the low 90s. Sweet! It hit 111.9 at our place Sunday.


19 posted on 08/29/2011 2:19:39 PM PDT by Proud_texan (Scare people enough and they'll do anything.)
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To: stillfree?

>>>As a Native Southern Californian, and having just spent 90 days in Dallas, all I can say is Ocean, 9000 foot Mountains, Snow, Yosemite, Trout, Snow Skiing, are all better than sitting in a restaraunt outdoors in Uptown Dallas when it’s 107 degrees. Sorry ya’ll but Dallas is dull, unless you like the mall, movies, eating, or boating in muddy lakes!>>>

Yeah....but hey. We got “whattaburger” , crappy Tex Mex, and this junk they call “queso” that they put on everything....so it ain’t all bad...:)


20 posted on 08/29/2011 2:20:25 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: JNRoberts

Just get the shirts they sell here during Masters - “Don’t hassle Me, I’m a Local.”


21 posted on 08/29/2011 2:20:35 PM PDT by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country. LOOKING FOR ROLEPLAYERS. Check Profile.)
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To: JNRoberts
H-Town, yes Houston.

I hope all your liberal Califoria neighbors didn't follow you.

Welcome.

22 posted on 08/29/2011 2:21:59 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: tatown

There has been a very large dome of high pressure sitting over the central USA all summer long. If this breaks down enough to give the Dallas area relief it may also break down enough to allow tropical systems to enter the Gulf of Mexico in September. Not a great thing unless they are just rainmakers. Hurricane Rita and Hurricane Ike come to mind, both being September storms.


23 posted on 08/29/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: JNRoberts
Yeah....but hey. We got “whattaburger” , crappy Tex Mex, and this junk they call “queso” that they put on everything....so it ain’t all bad...:)

That's what vacations are for anyway.

24 posted on 08/29/2011 2:22:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tatown

>>>Carl’s Jr is okay but not even close to In-N-Out IMO. We came through Dallas last week and stopped in for a Double-Double. :0)>>>

Well, the good news, you’ll probably have IN N OUT within a year. They are going for it big time here in Texas from what I hear. Their 500 mile max radius range (from their Ft. Worth meat processing plant) easily includes Houston. They don’t truck their meat more than 500 miles because they refuse to freeze it....so Houston is good to go.


25 posted on 08/29/2011 2:25:27 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: shankbear

These southeast Texas storms got less attention than Irene.


26 posted on 08/29/2011 2:25:27 PM PDT by shankbear (Al-Qaeda grew while Monica blew)
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To: JNRoberts

after a month of nearly 110 days, high nineties makes me want to wear a coat!


27 posted on 08/29/2011 2:27:32 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: JNRoberts

In-N-Out is the best chain burger joint I have seen. Order (not on the menu) the 3x3, or 4x4 with xtra spread. Nothing better. Also ask for your next burger “animal style”. Fries too!


28 posted on 08/29/2011 2:28:23 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: shankbear

>>These southeast Texas storms got less attention than Irene.>>

Yeah, one would have thought it was the 2nd coming this weekend on TV and the media. Turns out it was a tropical storm with some flooding. The Governor of Vermont went on PBS and said.”We don’t get weather like this”....he didn’t check to see they have gotten real hurricanes before.

And Cuomo of New York said it brought out the Best of New York during it’s darkest hour. huh? Darkest hour? Best of New York? They all raided Wal Marts and CostCos and it was a storm.....

The LEFT, party of the drama kings and queens.......


29 posted on 08/29/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: shankbear

You mean there was something going on in the rest of the entire world other than Irene?


30 posted on 08/29/2011 2:30:22 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: TexasCajun
Well this conservative Native Californian hopes I never have to go back to Dallas during the summer, and sure would’nt move there. In fact my company wanted to relocate me and I tried it for the summer. I would live in a trailer in So cal before anywhere in TX. Respectfully...
31 posted on 08/29/2011 2:32:35 PM PDT by stillfree? (I am the Tea Party)
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To: stillfree?

It’s funny how people look for the bad in places they visit and brag about the great things from where they are from. I went to Southern California and it looked dull to me, and I did not see anyone snow skiing, fishing for trout, or any of the things you described. I saw the same malls, movies, eating in the same type of places, etc. It gets very hot there too, with lots of smog and it is really just a desert. I am from the east (not Texas), so going from very green to LA looks bland to me. Anyway, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder.


32 posted on 08/29/2011 2:32:48 PM PDT by HwyChile
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To: stillfree?

>>>In-N-Out is the best chain burger joint I have seen. Order (not on the menu) the 3x3, or 4x4 with xtra spread. Nothing better. Also ask for your next burger “animal style”. Fries too!>>>

Some of the loyalists here in the Dallas Metro Plex actually try and compare Whattaburger to IN N OUT. Look, I have to tolerate your God awful heat and weather but I don’t have to tolerate your foolishness ok bud?


33 posted on 08/29/2011 2:33:24 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I doubt that the roots of the coastal Bermuda are still alive in the hay fields now. I doubt we will see any fall hay and prices are going out of sight.

Good cattle are going to auction and selling for about 1/3 of what they should bring because no one can afford to feed them.

I am going to move what hay I have out of sight of the road to keep people from stopping and trying to buy it.

34 posted on 08/29/2011 2:34:47 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

To late for the growin season.


35 posted on 08/29/2011 2:34:57 PM PDT by RC2
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To: Proud_texan; JNRoberts

I’m in suburban Waco and we’ve been a bit overcast all day and had a brief (I stress brief) shower around noon. The temps have held down since then, don’t know why. Hope it happens for you too and I hope we all get some rain before we go up in flames.


36 posted on 08/29/2011 2:36:39 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Clay Moore
Still have some green pastures up here....thankfully.

Although...I know some big outfits that are hurting.

37 posted on 08/29/2011 2:37:41 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: stillfree?

>>>Well this conservative Native Californian hopes I never have to go back to Dallas during the summer, and sure would’nt move there. In fact my company wanted to relocate me and I tried it for the summer. I would live in a trailer in So cal before anywhere in TX. Respectfully...>>>

Well, all kidding aside, yes this was a brutal summer, I’ll admit. But that notwithstanding, we live in North Dallas Metro, and during fall, spring, and winter, it’s beautiful. Green, clean, and the people are very nice and patriotic. I’ll take it over California, which is really now Northern Mexico. And I grew up in Southern CA, lived there for 51 years including 20 in Orange County.

Different strokes for different folks and yes, people are moving here like there’ no tomorrow. Construction is booming, the highways, freeway exchanges, etc. are going up all over and it’s exciting to see.


38 posted on 08/29/2011 2:37:54 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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Today is our (Wichita Falls) 91st day of the year with temps over 100, with no end in sight. I don’t think we’ll EVER get below 100 again.


39 posted on 08/29/2011 2:40:14 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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>>>Today is our (Wichita Falls) 91st day of the year with temps over 100, with no end in sight. I don’t think we’ll EVER get below 100 again.>>>

OMGoodness. My sympathies. Did you hear about the couple in California last week. They were from Europe and their car broke down in Death Valley? Both died in the desert. Can’t mess around with this heat.

Here’s the story:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2029970/Two-tourists-killed-heat-stroke-getting-car-help-California-desert.html


40 posted on 08/29/2011 2:43:02 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: stillfree?
In-N-Out is the best chain burger joint I have seen. Order (not on the menu) the 3x3, or 4x4 with xtra spread. Nothing better. Also ask for your next burger “animal style”. Fries too!

Finally got to take the family to our local I/O in Allen. In a word ... meh. Tasted like Steak n Shake to me. And just as small. And don't even get me started on the fries. Y'all can have it ... I'll stick to other joints like J.C.'s or the like.

41 posted on 08/29/2011 2:43:37 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: McLynnan
YIPPIE!!!
42 posted on 08/29/2011 2:43:47 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: JNRoberts

Yes, I had read that story. It was a horrible story. I can only imagine what those two went through. Chances are they were used to temps in the 80s at most. :(

My biggest gripe about our weather is the lack of rain. We never get a lot, but I sure do miss it.

Oh, and I also miss mowing my lawn. It’s relaxing for me. So far I’ve had to mow twice since April, and once was to test out a new mower I bought. What a waste of money that was.... lol


43 posted on 08/29/2011 2:49:13 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: stillfree?

But we have jobs.

;-)


44 posted on 08/29/2011 2:50:00 PM PDT by Jedidah (I'll vote for an earthworm before I'll vote for Obama. So wiggle on in, Rick Perry.)
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To: JNRoberts; Sporke

I heard a weather guy say last week that this is the hottest year since 1911. Don’t know if he was talking just about Texas.

JNR: Yes Texas has some fabulous weather in fall winter and spring but summer is always hot, too hot!


45 posted on 08/29/2011 2:51:25 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: stillfree?
I agree. I spent almost a month in Texas a few years back...I was absolutely miserable.

I wouldn't move to Texas if ya took me in a complimentary fully stocked Lear Jet, and paid my first years mortgage...

But that's just me. I prefer year round, near perfect weather and the variety of things to do in Southern Cal.

That said, anyone moving there, I wish um the best of luck!

46 posted on 08/29/2011 2:51:32 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: al_c

>>>Finally got to take the family to our local I/O in Allen. In a word ... meh. Tasted like Steak n Shake to me. And just as small. And don’t even get me started on the fries. Y’all can have it ... I’ll stick to other joints like J.C.’s or the like.>>>>

I just wish more people felt the way you feel about IN N OUT burger. The lines are still long, I can’t even stop in for a quick shake without having to wait at least 20 minutes.....meanwhile every JC burger, whattaburger, etc. look like ghost towns....I feel kind of sorry for em....


47 posted on 08/29/2011 2:53:12 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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To: penelopesire

Exactly! Makes a person want to dance, doesn’t it? We can all be proud of our stiff upper lip. Can you believe we think 95 is a desirable temperature?


48 posted on 08/29/2011 2:54:09 PM PDT by McLynnan
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To: Ditter

We haven’t broken many all-time highs for any particular day, but after a few months of 105-111 temps, it doesn’t matter.

Once it gets over 100, I can’t feel any difference, it’s just hot.


49 posted on 08/29/2011 2:54:43 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: dragnet2

>>>I wouldn’t move to Texas if ya took me in a complimentary fully stocked Lear Jet, and paid my first years mortgage...>>>

And what I admire about Texans is they could care less how you feel about Texas and could care less if you ever moved here, probably preferred you don’t, and could care less what anyone thinks of them, their state, their weather, their anything.

It took me about a month here after being born and raised in So California to figure that out. They could care less......and it’s something to admire in them. And now that it seems the entire country is moving here, especially doctors due to the malpractice and now “Loser Pays” lawsuit law....and they don’t “mind”....they just say don’t bring your socialist crap and if you do come....”Bring a gun and get a job”......I’ve grown to admire these Texans. I might even become a Cowboy fan someday......


50 posted on 08/29/2011 2:57:56 PM PDT by JNRoberts
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