For the month of July, TEMPERATURES will
be AVERAGE with PRECIPITATION to be BELOW
WEATHER WATCH: Humid, warm (1,2,3);
Showers and STORMS (4,5) turning hazy, hot,
and humid (6,7,8). STORMS (9,10) with hot
and humid temperatures returning (11,12).
More showers and STORMS (13,14,15) with
hazy, hot and humid weather (16,17,18,19).
Showers and not so hot (20,21,22); fair and
hot (23,24) with STORMS brewing (25,26,27)
and again, hazy, hot and humid (28,29,30).
The month ends with STORMS on the 31st.
TORNADO WATCH: Minor tornado activity is
forecasted for the month of July on or about
the 9 and 10th. Also, tornadoes may
accompany the heavy storms forecasted for
July 31st. Watch out!
FULL MOON: The Native Americans first
named July's FULL MOON the Thunder Moon
because of the thunderstorms that were most
severe during this time of year.
They also called it the Ripe Corn Moon
because young corn begins to appear on the
stalks or Hay Moon - at a time when hay
tends to ripen. It is also known as the Buck
Moon because of the rapid growth of antlers
in young bucks during this period.
SPECIAL NOTES: Dog Days of Summer begin
on the 3rd. On a historical note, the Battle
of Gettysburg began on July 1,1863 and on
July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr
mortally wounded former U.S. Treasury
Secretary, Alexander Hamilton in a dual near
Weehawken, New Jersey
HOLIDAYS: Celebrate the 4th festively and
safely. Some good advice if you are planning
a picnic with the family or friends -- keep
hot foods hot and cold foods cold with the
proper containers. If planning to be
outdoors for an extended period of time,
remember to take along sunscreen with a
rating of SPF 15 or higher and remember to
apply frequently to yourself and children.
THE GARDEN: Remember to mow high and mow
often during dry months. Taller grass
withstands drought better because the blades
shade the soil. Repot houseplants that have
been kept outdoors if roots start to crowd
their containers. If you have to divide
plants, give them a chance to recover from
having their roots disturbed by keeping them
in the shade for at least a week.
The GRUBERS' THOUGHT FOR TODAY'S LIVING: "Do not regard liberty and freedom so
lightly that you forget its value and take
it for granted"
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