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East Ender
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August 3, 2013 8:59 pm  

Is it me or is it particularly potent this time around? The image of it is pretty amazing.


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Alana33
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August 3, 2013 10:06 pm  

I think it seems much stronger this season. Haven't seen so many grey days without our gorgeous blue skies and puffy white clouds.
However, this dry air/dust has many benefits such as dampening the strengthening of tropical storms as well as replenishing the Amazon.
It does bring bacteria that can affect corals, tho.
Not happy with cleaning windows, screens, truck, etc, more often but as long as it keeps tropical systems from intensifying, I say "OKAY!"


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August 3, 2013 10:53 pm  

seems like last year when it was so bad


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August 4, 2013 1:24 am  

This particular storm got some nationwide news coverage due to its size. I agree with Alana - keep 'em coming. Anything which deters hurricanes from forming works for me! Any extra work entailed in cleaning pales in comparison to the alternative.


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speee1dy
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August 4, 2013 10:27 am  

if only that were the only problem. makes it so hard to breath for some


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August 4, 2013 12:01 pm  

if only that were the only problem. makes it so hard to breath for some

Understand completely. That still pales in comparison to having your home and possessions totally trashed.:-( You have a rather different perspective when you've gone through that.


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August 4, 2013 12:09 pm  

OT: I am sorry, but people who suffer from respiratory ailments also lived through hurricanes. Your response is totally a non sequitur. Yes, we understand that dry air prevents storm formation, but those of us who are having breathing problems now are not amused.:-X


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OldTart
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August 4, 2013 12:50 pm  

Nothing to be sorry about. I wasn't throwing out a non sequitur as I was addressing the previous poster's comment. Fortunately I don't have chronic respiratory problems but do have them to the extent that breathing in this sort of weather certainly affects me very negatively. Just my opinion that, given the choice, I'd far rather deal with that than losing everything. 😀


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August 4, 2013 10:11 pm  

ot, i have been lucky enough to not have gone through anything worse than omar-he was mild for us. i just hat that it gives hubby breathing problems. and he does not even smoke. the dust, though i do HATE it, i can live with. 🙂


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vicanuck
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August 5, 2013 12:25 pm  

I could use some free water...we need a nice tropical storm to refill the cisterns.


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August 5, 2013 12:29 pm  

Where I am we had a lovely long burst of rain last night and this morning the air is crisp and clear - dust gone. Lovely relief!


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Alana33
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August 5, 2013 2:07 pm  

I could use some free water...we need a nice tropical storm to refill the cisterns.

No we don't need any tropical storms to fill cisterns. Thanks but will totally pass on that idea.
The stress of dealing with tropical storms far outwheighs whatever rainfall may come from them
Clorox your cistern water after storms.

We indeed got a lovely rain shower last night and that cleared things up, nicely as OT mentions.
Nice that it is much cooler as well than last couple of days and we can enjoy some blue skies today!


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August 5, 2013 6:51 pm  

Blue skies on one side and rain on the other.
Off and on rain here today!


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August 5, 2013 6:55 pm  

My cistern is overflowing and I have disconnected one of the downspout intakes - this is the wettest sunniest day I have seen in a long time and no sahara mud is apparent


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August 6, 2013 4:14 am  

Its been really hazy lately, I agree. There is also a large algae bloom (in the water) on the north side Ive noticed. Makes the bioluminescence in Hull FANTASTIC!!! Tonight, night snorkel was the best Ive seen other than over in STX.

It poured many times yesterday at my house. We were thinking about looking for a new cheaper place but with $100 WAPA bills and a cistern that seems to always be full and overflowing... maybe we should stay LOL.


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September 19, 2013 7:28 pm  

G'Day,

I found this article interesting and wanted to pass it along.
Swan

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918180934.htm


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jostvandog
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September 20, 2013 8:30 pm  

If the dust helps keep hurricane season week. I'll sneeze for weeks and be happy about it.


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