We finally got the first rain since the end of July and whoa, what a storm. We're in Collinsville to day and getting lightning and thunder and torrential rain so loud you can't hear the tv. According to our daughter, it has not rained in St. Louis. Hmmm. First time ever Ferdie has been frightened of a storm.
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After what was one of the most pleasant summers St. Louis has had in a long time, here come the high 90's. We know they won't last for weeks, but at the moment this rapid heat wave is physically troubling and just about everyone who has to be outside for any length of time should take care because we haven't acclimated to it.
Your body can adapt to heat if you've gradually been out in it regularly, but this late heat will hit many hard since there has been no opportunity to acclimate. The same is true for pets. I noticed last night that Ferdie was just a limp rag of a dog by 7. I confess I had him out with me maybe too much yesterday.
According to experts it takes 10-14 days to really acclimate your body to high temperatures, a length of time we haven't had.
Local sports teams are having to rethink their practice times and venues, some are even cancelling to protect their kids. So take care out there.
The meteorology world is quarreling over what a blue moon is. When the earth gets two full moons in one month weather people will tell us that the second is a blue moon. This morning we hear that is not right, when tonight's full moon rises it’ll be a “seasonal blue moon” — the third of four full moons in a season. A seasonal blue moon hasn’t happened in nearly three years, EarthSky reports.
From weather.com, "That we call two different events blue moons is a relatively recent error." I'm sort of disappointed that weather experts in earth and sky have been wrong. I mean, if you can't trust your weather people who can you trust? :)
Waking up to 58 degrees in July in St Louis. What a gift! I'm posting this so that posterity will see this noted. Last year we had day after day for weeks on end of temperatures in the high 90's and 100's all of which had most of us dreading this summer. But we've been blessed this year.
We've had thunder and lightning for several hours but almost no rain. But judging from the news updates I'm seeing, some areas in the St Louis metro must be getting quite a bit. We could actually use a nice rain, but it looks like we're going to have just noise.
First Lizzie's office was put on lockdown by the St. Louis police after a shooting a block way. 4 people were killed by the owner of a business who then killed himself.
Then a huge storm with high winds tore through the DC area and turned Katie and Charlie's subdivision into a nightmare of downed trees, damage and no power. Luckily there house had only a few but neighbors were not as fortunate. The same type of storm hit almost a year ago, two hours after they closed on their house and went by to see trees and limbs all over their front and back yard.