Jul 28, 2013 - Aug 3, 2013
daily average °F
30 year average
2013-07-28
59.25 °F
2013-07-29
67.8 °F
2013-07-30
73.75 °F
2013-07-31
74.4 °F
2013-08-01
74.85 °F
2013-08-02
74.85 °F
2013-08-03
67.1 °F
30 year avg.
74.15 °F
30 year avg.
74.1 °F
30 year avg.
74 °F
30 year avg.
73.9 °F
30 year avg.
73.8 °F
30 year avg.
73.7 °F
30 year avg.
73.6 °F
  • It's a critical time for crops across the country. KVNF's Travis Bubenik looks into questions from iSeeChangers Mathew Harris in Paonia wondering about too little rain in the North Fork Valley and Angela Davis in Florida wondering about too much rain!
  • A Sunday afternoon deluge turned roads into rivers in South Jersey, submerging cars and stranding drivers, and set a record for one-day rainfall in Philadelphia. During a six-hour period from 2 to 8 p.m., 7.38 inches of rain fell at the Philadelphia International Airport, setting the city's daily record since record tallying began in 1872.
  • There's no such thing as "normal" weather in California wine country, and vineyard operators say this year that truism could mean good news for wine lovers. After cool temperatures slowed ripening and kept grapes on the vine until fall in recent years, growers in the nation's premier wine region are facing a heat wave that has made for one of the earliest harvests in recent memory.
  • Peaches, the gem of the Southern summer, are just not so sweet this year. The tomatoes in Tennessee are splitting. Tobacco in North Carolina is drowning. And watermelons, which seem as if they would like all the rain that has soaked the South, have taken perhaps the biggest hit of all.
Have you seen change this week?
  • Winds pushing the monsoons into the Western Slope were coming from an unusual direction: the East. Here’s some charts from Jay RAWS to illustrate. I referred these to James Pringle, Warning Coordination Meteorologist of the National Weather Service, who replied: “you are correct about the rarity of easterly flow during the monsoon season, though I have seen occur before during a few other monsoon seasons within the past 18 years that I have been in western Colorado.”

    Question:
    How many other monsoonal seasons that pushed in from the east were as persistant in direction as this year's.
    Decision:
    This trend is still continues well into August.
    Timing:
    Normal
    Quantity:
    More
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  • I saw a mink today poking his head out of our irrigation pond overflow pipe. We see one about 1x/summer, usually in the irrigation ditch. I've been wondering if it (or them) would still be around after the ditch was piped. I hope he's eating the bull frog that has moved into the pond.

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  • 8/1/13: Thimble berries are ripe and yummy up Steven's Gulch. Saw one large (~5.5-6" diameter) mushroom unknown type.

    Decision:
    To eat more thimble berries if I get the chance!
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  • The monsoons came thru for us in a big way last month.

    Question:
    at the wide range of rainfall readings- 2 inches for July at Jay RAWS, 1. 63 at home on Redlands, with reports of areas in the valley having single storms adding up to much more than either monthly total.
    Decision:
    that nearly 2 inches of rain in July has given us respite from wildfire danger, but the drought continues. Reservoirs are quite low, and irrigation season is coming to an early end for many North Fork farms.
    Timing:
    Normal
    Quantity:
    Normal
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  • @MeganHines, apples are early this summer in Wisconsin!

    Question:
    Will earlier apples in Wisconsin affect apple prices in Colorado?
    Decision:
    To make a pie of course!
    Timing:
    Earlier
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  • p kaech    

    Awesome rain showers this past weekend and the leaves are beginning to change colors.

    Question:
    Seems very early for leaves to change colors. Nights are getting much cooler. Is it my imagination?
    Decision:
    It's too soon to pull out the down blanket.
    Timing:
    Earlier
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