"Those who expect to reap the blessings of
like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting
Thomas Paine (17375-1809)
the month of July, temperatures will be
above average with Precipitation to be below
average. Weather watch: hazy, hot, and humid
(1) with showers and warm temperatures
(2,3). Fair and very warm (4,5,6) with
storms and very warm (7,8) returning to
hazy, hot, and humid weather (9,10,11). More
showers and storms (12,13) followed by a
couple of hazy, hot and humid days (14,15).
Showers, storms and hot (16,17) with still
more hazy, hot, and humid weather
(18,29,20). Showers, storms and hot once
again (21,22) turning partly cloudy (23,24.
Storms at times and quite hot
(25,26,27,28,29 ending the month fair and
very warm (30,31).
The Almanack foresees no tornado activity in
the month of July.
Some Native Americans referred to July's
Full Moon as Ripe Corn Moon because young
corn began to appear on the stalks. Another
popular reference was Thunder Moon because
of the many severe thunderstorms that
occurred at this time of the year. It is
also known as the Buck Moon because of the
rapid growth of antlers in young bucks
during July. July's Full Moon rises on the
10th at 10:02PM EDST.
Those ol' Dog Days of Summer begin on
Monday, July 3rd! In this month, General
George Washington took command of the
Continental Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts
in 1775. In 1776, the Continental Congress
passed a resolution saying, "these United
Colonies are, and of right, ought to be,
free and independent states.
Celebrate the 4th festively and safely.
Remember that if you are boating this
holiday, alcohol and "boater's hypnosis",
which can effect you after long periods
exposed to the sun, glare, noise, and
vibration can be deadly. Practice good sense
when having fun on the water with family and
Tick-proof your yard this summer. Deer are
likely to bring ticks into your space so
plant species that deer do not eat like the
thorny barberry, bugleweed, forsythia,
foxglove, and most needle-leaved conifers.
Ticks prefer to be in tall grass so keep
grass as short as possible.
Thought for Today's Living:
"Well done can ruin
a good piece of meat but never a piece of
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