NW Okie's Corner
The July, 2009 heat wave through SW Colorado has started my huge patio potted "Early Girl Tomatoes" to ripening.
They are loaded with tomatoes. That little plant growing alongside the tomatoes is a "Lemon Cucumber." never heard of a "Lemon cucumber, though. So ... I am trying to grow it and see what develops.
I know our SW Colorado heat wave is nothing like the Okie's in NW Oklahoma are experiencing now with the triple digit temps and humidity.
From the sounds of things, it sounds like the "Dog Days" of Summer have arrived in Northwest Oklahoma earlier than usual. I read in the Daily Oklahoma that the Oklahoma temperatures reached 110 degrees in Freedom, in northwest Oklahoma before noon on this last Friday.
On last Thursday, the temperature in Buffalo, northwest Oklahoma reached 115 degrees, the highest recorded temperature in Oklahoma since July 1996. WHEW! The hottest temperature ever recorded in Oklahoma is 120 degrees, which has been reached six times, most recently in Tipton in 1994. Now that with the humidity is HOT!
Here is SW Colorado our highs have been around 88 degrees during the day and dropping to the mid-50's at night. AND ... we don't have that high humidity that you Okie's have back there. We want you all to be safe and cool and drink your water so you don't get heat stroke and dehydrated.
AND ... July is already halfway gone. That means rodeos across the northwest parts of Oklahoma will soon be in full swing. Particularly, Waynoka's Stampede & Rodeo and Freedom's Old Cowhand Reunion and Rodeo. Who will be the honored "Old Cowhands this year?
Keep Cool during the "Early Dog Days of Summer!"
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