Skip to comments.Rain, low-pressure system could finally end Dallas-area heat wave
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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‘hopes I never have to go back to Dallas during the summer’
Wooooboy. One year I went on a business trip to Albuquerque in November. When I left AZ it was short sleeve days with sweater nights. Alb had snow blowing sideways, I about froze to death.
A month later I had to go to San Antonio. It had cooled off in AZ, and after the Alb experience, I packed long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, heavy slacks, etc. They were having a high-80s heat wave and I about melted. Hit Wal-mart for short-sleeved shirts.
“Can you believe we think 95 is a desirable temperature?”
So true! I spent 3 weeks in Ms. recently and my friends kept complaining about the heat (95) and afternoon thunderstorms. It felt like heaven to me. I actually did do a little rain dance while there...lol! It felt so wonderful to feel and smell the rain again.
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!
they could care less how you feel about Texas
I never suggested they should. It's just not for me!
Been there done that.
I’ve tried to dissuade European visitors from going to Death Valley at the height of summer before. They just have no idea how remote some of those places are, and just how quickly things can go bad. Oh, and that a dotted line on a map does not necessarily mean that there’s a road there that can be negotiated with a rental sedan.
I live in Dallas and as someone who watches the Weather Forecasts regularly (Gotta plan for Golf!), they have NO IDEA what’s going to happen 7 days from now. They MIGHT know the day before. MAYBE.
How do you like that Texas State Income Tax?
I was in Del Rio, TX from 1971 to 1980, and I thought 1980 was the hottest summer I had seen there, in the 9 years I was there. It gets hot every summer. It is caused by the sun. These man made global warming freaks are just that, freaks.
You are correct. The one natural resource that we have that no one else has. Texans. Game. Set. Match.
Which would probably be me!
But we are going to be hard-pressed for hay, my pastureage is all down to something that looks like the Sahara. I’m 80 m. n/w of San Antonio in the Hill country.
I guess we are going to have to get it from Colorado or somewhere. I have not heard how it was in OK for hay.
About 109 here today but some pop-up rainstorms seem to be on the way. The poster from New Braunfels will get it first, then us. Please let it come on!
Then take your ass back to California then.
Wichita Falls. I have a friend in Houston who told me yall are way behind on rain too.
I know you usually get quite a bit, even during the summer.
Since April, I believe I’ve personally seen about 10 minutes of rain. :-/
>>>I never suggested they should. It’s just not for me!
Been there done that. >>>
Yes, I was just saying how they feel about people who don’t like their State. Heck, I hate the summer too. But I’ll NEVER go back to California. Been there done that. My blue eyed blond wife got tired of getting flipped off by Mexicans and I got tired of everything else there but the Mexican food itself.
Our plans?....A summer condo in Southern Oregon where I can ride my KLR 650 to San Francisco for Chinese Food and then back home. And of course spring, fall, and winter at our principle home in beautiful Texas.....We hope to make that happen soon.
*****Wooooboy. One year I went on a business trip to Albuquerque in November. When I left AZ it was short sleeve days with sweater nights. Alb had snow blowing sideways, I about froze to death.****
Reminds me of 1966 basic training at Lackland AFB San Antone.
Got there March 1, froze. One month later it was so hot we left to go to Chicago dressed in summer blues.
Landed in Chicago and it was cold and snowing with blowing wind. Thought we was gonna freeze before we got to the AFB at Rantoul.
OK...you stay in your $500,000 2 bedroom duplex and I will stay in my $139,000 3/2/2. And we have no state taxes!
We have some very pretty lakes in Texas...crystal clear....
Don't even bother crossing the state line.
When I was up in Quang Tri saw the start of Lam Sahn719
they had to stop bringing troops up there from the south
they had to bring field jackets band poncho liners asap
Great news rain chance for Texas...hope you guys get a
I’ve lived in Texas for 10 years but I’m ready to throw in the towel and move to Arkansas. This is beyond ridiculous and is expected to last into 2012. I’ve had it.
Just a cool book about early TX...and the Comanches.
Man, I'm part Indian...and I learned lot's about many things...from reading this book. The stuff I was never taught in school...etc.
It’ll get better...or it won’t ...but better here than anywhere else. After being out of state for 30 years I do appreciate our red state; killer temps, droughts and all.
” Finally got to take the family to our local I/O in Allen. ...”
HUGE line around the block when they first opened; I wouldn’t have been anywhere around there but I was in pursuit of an ‘incursion’ by a commercial operation into the GMRS band (doing DF with a Yagi in that area) ...
I can remember summer days in SoCal. At the beach, surfing, laying around....then that evening wearing light jackets, and sweaters.
I walked out of my house a few days ago around 0430... ( it's been over 100 for much of the last two months )...and it was 69-70..I needed a windbreaker. Ha!!
Dang, I spoke too soon about the cooler temperature. The sun came out and it’s up to 105. We will see what happens the end of the week, but as proud_texan said I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. This will pass and we’ll go on to have one of our beautiful winters.
Smelled orange blossoms a couple times a year. Watched the DisneyLand fireworks from our pool slide.
Could see the MilkyWay...and spent winter week-ends with my parents in Crestline, in the mountains.
I grew up...and watched the orange groves get bulldozed, and the strawberry fields get paved. I watched millions of illegal's invade SoCal...I watched taxes, fee's, charges, regulations...go thru the roof.
I watched rulings by the 9th Circuit overrule the "people" of CA.
I forgot what really blue skies and the MilkyWay looked like.
Oh sure...I snow skied and surfed once in the same day!! Skied Mammoth many times...I've caught golden trout, sea bass, halibut, abalone, and backpacked to places you've probably never seen.
But one of the best things I ever did...was get out of CA.
Good luck to you...I've still family there..and I think of them often.
We have some hay here...in NE OK...but I doubt much for sale.
>>>OK...you stay in your $500,000 2 bedroom duplex and I will stay in my $139,000 3/2/2. And we have no state taxes!
We have some very pretty lakes in Texas...crystal clear....>>>
Yep. My buddy moved out of Southern CA a few years ago for the very simple reason......The weather was no longer worth enough justify him living there when he took into consideration all the other factors, taxes, cost of living, quality of living, etc. And He’s never looked back.
To some people, the weather is still worth buying a 1200 sq. ft. 2 br home in say....El Monte or La Puente CA and paying, I don’t know, $300,000 for a home that was built in the 50s and surrounded by gangs and graffiti.
Or for about the same, they price, they’ll take this and a hot summers......this:http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/705-Crabapple-Way_Mc-Kinney_TX_75070_M82924-50484
>>>I’ve a book for you to read....
Just a cool book about early TX...and the Comanches.>>>
Hey, thanks! I am really interested in getting this book. Ive wondered to myself, how in the hell did Indians survive here with NO AC, no Coca Cola, no ice machines....etc. I am definitely going to take a look at this book.....thanks!
They “might” get one cutting before frost early/mid Nov. What grows back may be bahia which invades nice hay pastures during drought stress. Sadly, is a great time to not have cows.
Our weather guys just said possible 1” Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Don’t think they meant “each day”. Lots of nice red oaks already gone, this 1” might save some.
We got cowgirls that you might like too...lol!
While my friends in the Midwest and back east are up to their knees in frozen windblown brown snow, we're wearing shorts and BBQing Pacific Salmon... in December!
Only 6 regions on this planet with the same Mediterranean climate, and So. Cal is one of them.
Life is too short for brutal extreme heat, uninhabitable humidity and bone chilling cold...It's just not for me!
I've lived long enough to know, regardless of what anyone says, weather is a prime factor and affects *everything* you do...Why I'm here...lol
Yep..you know it’s too hot when you don’t even want to go outside for a dip in the pool...lol!
Can’t wait for the fall sunsets though! Some of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet!
Enjoy while we wait for rain and cooler temps!
My son and I headed out to a job today around 11:00AM and couldn’t believe the comfortable temps and overcast skies. There was even a stiff breeze blowing, and for once, it didn’t feel like a furnace.
Of course, it warmed up later in the day, but all in all, it was mild compared to what we’ve endured these last two months.
An old friend of mine just got in from L.A. today, and as I was enjoying the mellow morning temps, I thought, “it figures....”
Heh....your comment reminds me of things I used to hear from my out-of-state friends after they'd lived in Hollywood for a few years. The place drove most of them to want to head back home.
I'd just look at them and say, "Do you really think that all of California is like this place?" Some of them were convinced that Hollywood really did equal California and really missed out.
Too bad you couldn't take some time and get outside of Dallas while you were here. It's a big, big, big state, with a whole lot to see.
I'm a native Californian transplanted to Texas six years ago. I'll tell you what.....springtime in Texas is so heavenly, it's worth living through the rest of the seasons here, just to experience it.
I kid you not.
You can teach me lots of lessons
You can bring me lot of gold
But you just can’t live in Texas
If you don’t have lot of soul
from Crossroads..Doug Sahm
Texas is a thing that you either “get” or “don’t get”...it is an intangible thing.
Ouch! Wichita Falls, the hottest place in Texas I think. In an normal year we get good rains, in an abnormal year we get way too much or like now, none. I think we are something like 25 inches behind. It will take a huge tropical storm to catch us up.
Damn, friend. I could have written that post. We seem to be on the exact same experiential track.
About 50 years in Cali for me. I packed up the family and planted roots in Texas in late 2005. How ‘bout yourself?
Who would have the desire to cook Texas and cause grave drought situations? Hint...no help fed help with the fires...
>>>About 50 years in Cali for me. I packed up the family and planted roots in Texas in late 2005. How bout yourself?>>>
Yeah, same here. 51 years of my life, born and raised in Southern Cal. San Gabriel Valley then Orange County. Moved to Dallas Metro Plex in 09, and yes, this was a brutal summer, our third. Hoping next year’s wont be as bad and that we get water otherwise.....all options must remain open. LOL :).....nice to meet you.
I read that story. According to the best information, they died of sheer stupidity, not car problems.
They were driving a late model Chrysler and got stuck on a dirt road that turned to loose sand, off the main highway. Seems they were being a tad too adventurous without really comprehending the dangers of the SoCal desert.
You'd think the name, "Death Valley" should have been their first clue that they shouldn't mess around.
My job involves working with all these new arrivals. Most of them are glad to be here but there are a few who want to moan about how it was done where they came from, etc. Of course, I can’t say anything but I can sure think, hey, I35 and I20 run both ways. I didn’t invite your ass here and won’t miss you if you go back to wonderful
California (which you won’t because you can’t find a freakin’ job there) so shut up and be grateful that you found one here. Honestly, people from California are the worst. Arrogant, pushy, rude, I wonder if they came by way of New York. All I ask is that they don’t bring their wacky fruitcake ideas with them. Assimilate!
And yes, we don’t care if you like us or not. Now go away.
gawd i love that. who’s idea was that again? Bernoulli? I know, I can look it up...
Very true. I've also heard it said that "Texas isn't so much a place, as a state of mind."
>>>My job involves working with all these new arrivals. Most of them are glad to be here but there are a few who want to moan about how it was done where they came from, etc. Of course, I cant say anything but I can sure think, hey, I35 and I20 run both ways. I didnt invite your ass here and wont miss you if you go back to wonderful
California (which you wont because you cant find a freakin job there) so shut up and be grateful that you found one here. Honestly, people from California are the worst. Arrogant, pushy, rude, I wonder if they came by way of New York. All I ask is that they dont bring their wacky fruitcake ideas with them. Assimilate!
And yes, we dont care if you like us or not. Now go away.>>>
And like California, Texas also has it’s Jerks too. As you can see.