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September 2003

For the month of September, temperatures will be above average with Precipitation to be average.

Weather Watch: Fair and warm (1), rainy and stormy (2,3,4,5). Fair and very warm (6,7,8,9) with showers (10,11,12). Again, fair and rather warm weather (13,14,15,16,17) with more showers (18,19). Returning to fair a warm temperatures (20,21,22) but more showers and STORMS (23,24). Fair and cooler (25,26,27) with one more series of showers (28,29) and ending the month with fair and mild weather (30).

Tornado Watch: September will have two periods of tornado activity so watch out for tornados from the 2nd to the 5th and again on the 23rd and 24th.

Full Moon: September's full moon is most famously known as the Harvest Moon. It is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox at a time when the moon rises soon after sunset on several successive days. According to tradition, the extra light from the moon during that period gave the farmer more time in which to finish up his chores and bring in the harvest. It is also known as Wort or Elk Call Moon. The Full Moon closest to that date occurs on the 10th of September at 4:35PM EDT and therefore, is the Harvest Moon for 2004.

Special Notes: We will never forget those who lost their lives on 9/11 two years ago this month. For the year 2004, the AUTUMNAL EQUINOX occurs on September 23rd at 5:47AM and signals the start of Autumn.

Holidays: Labor Day in on the first Monday (1st) and CITIZENSHIP DAY follows on Wednesday, September 17th. ROSH HOSHANA begins on Saturday, September 27th.

THE GARDEN: Fall is for Planting! Enjoy fall blooming shrubs such as Encore Azaleas, Camellias, Witch Hazel, Cotoneaster, Crape Myrtle, Hibiscus, Holly, Honeysuckle and Pyracantha. Bring back the color in your garden by replanting a fall crop of annual flowers - Geraniums, Petunias or Zinnias in the full sun. Once temperatures really cool down, replace your warm season annuals with Pansies. Cool-season vegetable seeds and seedlings can be planted, too. Try cabbage, lettuce, beets, turnips, spinach, radishes, collards and broccoli; be sure to water thoroughly after planting.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living: "A man who won't admit he's been wrong loves himself more then he loves the truth"

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