There appears to be a high probability of an El Niño this winter, so kiss any wishes of a cold snowy winter good bye. The weather of past is just that….
Japanese beetles ars decimating a neighbors ash tree and several plants ! They got traps to hang (bag type) hoping to stop them.
Should I be worrued about my maple tree and arborvitae bushes ?? Neighbor is across the street, not next door.
I had bag worms that destroyed one arborvitae several years ago.
So far none in sight this year.
I had them on my apple trees two weeks ago. They totally wiped out the leaves on the upper branches, and I had to apply malathion and captan to convince them to move on. I have heard the traps just attract more of them. Usually they do no do enough damage to kill a mature tree.
Both the adult and larval stages of the Japanese beetle can be quite destructive. . . Trees and shrubs rarely attacked by Japanese beetles include red and silver maples, boxwood, euonymus, juniper, arborvitae, magnolia, ash, hydrangea, spruce, and yew. . . Commercial Japanese beetle traps and pheromone lures are available, however, research has shown that the use of traps will not protect plants from damage, and may in fact attract more beetles into the area.
I can’t read the blog today. There is only a photo.
Its just like what happened last week.
The full blog is over at kshb
Scroll up to 2:56 pm on here
I pasted the blog writeup from kshb
Here’s a video appropriate to our current situation:
I’m looking forward to December. I want to build an ice hotel in my backyard tonight.
There was an unusually early thaw when the ice palace was built in Leadville.
Is there any way, if we all blow really hard, to get that thing to move to the south as it approaches?
I’m looking forward to October.
I am going to post my June stats since it’s not going to rain until July. I recorded 7 rain events with a total of 3.65″ for June. The biggest was June 20th with 1.05″ and the least on June 21st with .05″. On June 2nd we had a storm that blew 70 MPH winds and I had a few branches down at work. Have a cool weekend bloggers!
So here’s the blog for today since it is stuck over on kshb Heat Wave #2 BY GARYLEZAK, ON JUNE 29TH, 2018 Good afternoon bloggers, It was 99° yesterday officially at KCI Airport. So, the streak continues. There is a decent chance of a few thunderstorms by Sunday morning, but the chance is seemingly getting less and less as this system approaches. The last inch of rain in KC happened around 46 to 47 days before Sunday, so, it would fit for us to get hit, but that doesn’t mean for sure we will. We will monitor the chance over… Read more »
2nd day in a row, 4th time this year-Lawrence has officially hit 100! Yesterday’s high was 102 with the heat index of 115. The south breeze is helping a bit.
Yesterday the heat index hit 117F here in St. Joe and at one point last evening our dew point hit 82F, very, very nasty. still miserably hot today, but at least there is a better breeze, looks like we are in the belly of the summer beast 😛
Just like last week, the blog writeup is not showing up on here, on 2020.
It is only over on the kshb blog. This happened last week.
And the Related Posts above are moving on here again, making the page jump up and down! Making it very difficult to TYPE and READ comments on mobile tablets and phones !
So if anyone wants to see the writeup that goes with this date and this title, go over to kshb blog. The page is steadyvover there too.
With all due respect, there is no chance we are in the lower/middle 80s next week as that 12 week forecast claims. Like zero chance, that Anticylcone wasn’t part of that forecast when it was created long ago. I give you credit for trying, but when writing is on the wall it is wrong, why stick to your guns? I know you claim it ends up being right many times, but in this case, let’s be honest. Every model is showing major heat building in next week, that’s highly likely to verify. I just say own up to the missed… Read more »
Gary — Does this mean it won’t cool off next week after all? I was going by the forecast on your app that the LRC said it’d cool off. This is posted for the KC region: – July 1 Thunderstorm Chances 81°F / 62°F This week will see several chances of thunderstorms as a series of disturbances tracks from the west and northwest out of the Rockies. This doesn’t mean the 4th of July will be a washout, but keep an eye to the sky this week. Temperatures will run mostly below average. Go to Weather2020.com to join the LRC… Read more »
All of the cold fronts are there in these two weeks you posted here. But, will the fronts reach this far south. In May they stalled north of KC, so I am concerned. But, we love to let the forecasts stay without changing them, as the LRC has shown to beat the models most of the time.
Many people believe forecasting the weather more than a week out is impossible, that it’s simply chaos. Not true. While the weather constantly changes, there are very specific patterns that can be used to forecast for months at a time.