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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:49 am

Kingfisher wrote:. That was before we had a slide in camper, we had a topper and a mattress...

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I think at one point I have posted a picture of our slide in. Its a small one, no hangy over parts past the bed of the truck. Fits snuggly in a regular bed of our trucks. We have a rack that fits in the receiver hitch where we hang our kayaks. Its old too..love it. Much better than a mattress in a topper. You can at least stand up. We use the part that hangs over the cab of the truck for our stuff. THe table folds down into our bed. We have a 32 inch tv and hot spot, we can watch anything almost anywhere. We have a rack on the front of the truck for our generator. The fridge can work on gas or electricity. We're set when we are in it.
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:57 am

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cowgirl8 wrote:Getting worried that the tropical storm is going to be drug over us in a week or so....Texas hasn't had a tropical storm for a very long time. Cant remember the last one that drifted over N texas.... One time we got 11 inches of rain...

There's only one active TS right now, on the Eastern side of this continent. TS Franklin. By Thursday, it will be deep inland down in Central America.

If you watch the us radar in motion, yes it will drift over mexico in a few days. But, if you watch what is going on over the US, the cold front that is draped over texas, it will start pulling through and the tail that is drifting down to mexico will start pulling up an eastward. Sometimes that grabs tropical depressions and drags them over texas. When that happens, we get a lot of rain. I just watched it a few min ago, and its appears that the cold front line might be diminishing over south texas. Not sure how that will effect where the TD will go. Usually, if the cold fronts are strong when tropical storms reach the gulf or the east coast, they bounce off and just exit out the atlantic without ever hitting land. This is what has happened the past several years and why we haven't had many hit land here... there was one TD that a cold front hit, pulled up and threw out into the gulf this year already, bounced into the gulf and gained strength and floated over florida...
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Re: Grass overload

Postby greybeard » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:19 am

I think I'll just stick with Drs Jeff Masters and Bob Henson's prognostications.


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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:02 am

greybeard wrote:I think I'll just stick with Drs Jeff Masters and Bob Henson's prognostications.


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OK, see where they've ended it...that's where a system here might, and I said, might, draw it up to here. If it doesn't come when its over mexico, it might drift out to the pacific then get picked up as a low pressure then pulled up and over us.... ....
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:12 am

There are not many forecasters who get it right 100% of the time....I get better forecast from water turtles. lol....
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:16 am

greybeard wrote:I think I'll just stick with Drs Jeff Masters and Bob Henson's prognostications.


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Don't know if you watched what happened as this TD crossed mexico. When it jumped into the pacific, that cold front touched it. It sucked in some of its energy. That energy is now drifting towards central texas.
I love watching how the systems move over the earth. Its like a pinball machine..things bouncing off other things....
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Re: Grass overload

Postby Texasmark » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:22 am

cowgirl8 wrote:Have you seen the radar of NE Texas... its a monsoon out therrrr


We had 6" as of 8/13 for what's historically a "dry-hot" month N of Dallas.
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Re: Grass overload

Postby Texasmark » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:24 am

cowgirl8 wrote:There are not many forecasters who get it right 100% of the time....I get better forecast from water turtles. lol....


Only job where you can be wrong 50% of the time and keep your job. Really, I'm amazed at how well they do. What's really amazing is the "Old Farmer's Almanac" that can predict a year ahead of time and come close withing a few days of their predictions. Amazing!
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:06 am

And...........its raining again.
Just north of us a farmer planted hundreds of acres of cotton. This cotton is the tallest I've ever seen and I've lived around cotton fields for all my life. I ran to town yesterday and I noticed its an off color. Sad if its gets cotton root rot, or just drown from all the rain. I bet in places its close to 5ft tall.
Woke up to pouring rain. I just bet husband says...'.Lets get out of here.' Might go bay fishing, who knows. Cant do anything around here.
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:19 am

greybeard wrote:I think I'll just stick with Drs Jeff Masters and Bob Henson's prognostications.


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This energy is now passing over us. The front took enough of its energy that once it hit open water it fizzled. But the front got enough of it to make rain over texas. I just watched the radars and this cold front has picked up another low and its spinning in Mexico right now. Its going to be interesting where it goes. It will either be pulled into the gulf with the line of the front as it travels east, or, will sit there and wait for the next front to pick it up and drag it over us. We get our wettest weather from this effect, energy brought over from the pacific... If this keeps happening, Texas is going to be very wet..
And, I saw a water turtle yesterday crossing the road...
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Re: Grass overload

Postby Texasmark » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:38 am

I got 8" out of it 9th thru 17th N. of Dallas. Some of the cells that came over ran 6" per hour (rate, not accumulation) at one point per the nearest "Weather Underground" report (now part of the Intellicast site). Did some waterway washing out where the terraces dump. Freshly plowed hay patch held up ok. Very little topsoil movement.
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:01 pm

We still have standing water everywhere. Intellicast forecast says, one more day of 90s, then 80s and rain till the end.. Will this be the last days of our summer?
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Re: Grass overload

Postby sofiabovinoclaudia » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:20 am

Work everyday for 3 months in monsoon and you get used to just getting out in it first thing in the morning and get soaking wet.
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Re: Grass overload

Postby feezeela » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:19 am

Monsoon or rainy season, lasting from July to September. The season is dominated by the humid southwest summer monsoon, which slowly sweeps across the country beginning in late May or early June. Monsoon rains begin to recede from North India at the beginning of October. South India typically receives more rainfall.
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Re: Grass overload

Postby cowgirl8 » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:49 am

My guys are doing their last hayfield. They had the equipment washed and ready to store, but got a call for a custom job that would only take a couple days. So they figured what the heck. I got out of doing a lot of hay work this year...most dried so slow they were able to spend more time cutting instead of me.
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