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August 2007

"What dreadful hot weather we have!
It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance"
                 Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Weather Watch: The "Three Hs" (hazy, hot, and humid) along with some storms start the month (1,2,3,4). Hot with scattered showers and more STORMS (5,6,7,8). Again, hazy hot, and humid (9,10,11) turning fair and not so hot (12,13,14,15). Fair weather continues, though a little bit warmer (16,17,18,19) with cooler temperatures, showers and storms (20,21,22,23). Fair and mild once again (24,25,26,27) continuing to be warm and more humid (28,29,30,31).

Tornado Watch: There is no tornado activity seen for the Mid-Atlantic Region in August.

Full Moon: The Full Moon for August has been often referred to as the Full Ripe Moon or Fruit Moon because of the many summer vegetables and fruits that come ripe at this time. It is also known as the Dog Moon for Dog Days, that end on the 11th as well as Sturgeon Moon. August's Full Moon occurs on August 28th at 5:35AM EDST.

Special Notes: On August 6, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia began debating the articles contained in a draft of the U.S. Constitution.

Holidays: Enjoy the Summer while it lasts! Labor Day is just around the corner and that means back to school for many. Enjoy these last few weeks of the summer and always include safety, common sense, and a good sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher).

The Garden: The beginning of August is your last chance to plant annuals like Zinnias and Petunias for fall bloom. When pulling up spent annuals such as Poppies, Cornflowers and Larkspur, shake them so the seeds will fall where you want plants to grow next year. August is not too late to sow Portulaca (moss rose). They will bloom in about three weeks from seed. Continue to water plants and lawns deeply throughout the month. If the weather is cool, Fescue can be sown to repair lawns in the last week of August. Regularly fertilize annuals for continued bloom.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Arise on a rainy day with as much eagerness as on a sunny one"

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