"Think like a man of
action and act like a man of thought".
Henri-Louis Bergson (1859-1941)
For the month of
August, temperatures will be average.
Precipitation to be average as well.
Tropical Storms (1) with hot and humid
weather (2,3,4). Stormy (5,6) turning hot,
hazy, and humid (7,8,9,10). Showers and
Storms (11,12) turning fair and not so hot
(13,14). Showers and very warm (15,16,17)
with Tropical Storms returning
(18,19,20,21). Hazy, hot, and humid (22,23)
with more hot, humid, showers and Storms
(24,25,26,27,28. Fair and rather warm
The Almanack forecasts a very active month
for tornadoes with tornado activity
predicted for the 1st, the 11th and 12th and
between the 18th and the 21st.
The Full Moon for August has been often
referred to as the Full Ripe Moon or Fruit
Moon because of the many summer fruits and
vegetables that are ripe at this time. It is
also known as the Dog Moon for The Dog Days,
that end on the 11th as well as Sturgeon
Moon. August's Full Moon rises on August
29th at 9:22PM.
On August 6, 1787, the Constitutional
Convention in Philadelphia began debating
the articles contained in a draft of the
U.S. Constitution. In 1882, the famous feud
between the Hatfields of West Virginia and
the McCoys of Kentucky started. Before it
ended, over 100 men, women and children had
been killed or wounded.
Enjoy the last few weeks of the summer and
always include safety, common sense, and a
good sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) in your
plans! Get ready for Labor Day, which is
just around the corner. School starts for
many soon and now is the time to plan for
the first day. Get annual physicals and eye
exams scheduled. Make a list of school
supplies that will be need in those first
days. Buy them early to avoid out of stock
conditions of the more popular items.
Seniors should have at least one college
application completed before school starts.
To encourage more flowers, azaleas should be
trimmed after they bloom in the spring and
before the end of August. Schedule grass
mowing in the morning or mid-day hours to
avoid late afternoon thundershowers. If you
choose to water your lawn, do so only when
wilted or discolored. Stop feeding trees and
shrubs after mid-August. You don't want to
promote new growth that will not have time
to fully mature before winter sets in.
Thought for Today's Living:
people who whistle while they work often do
so to keep from swearing"
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