O/T: It's MUGGY

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It's MUGGY tonight in SoCal.
Very unusual for SoCal.
If I didn't know better, I'd swear I was in corn growing country back in the Midwest.
Another couple of days of this and you will be able to hear the corn growing if you're in North Central Illinois driving from Chicago to St Louis.
From what I hear, this is going to be a good corn year.
Hope it is a good year for corn, but they don't grow corn here in SoCal.
I'll take the low humidity typical most of the year here in SoCal.
Lew
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Lew Hodgett wrote:

FWIW, It's rained just about every day for a week now here in the midwest (IN). One evening we even had fog, which is pretty rare.

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"Bill" wrote:

--------------------------------------------------- My cousin, a grain farmer in North Central IN, isn't complaining, especially when he just missed those tornados that hit his neighbors.
Couple of weeks ago, they got 5+" of rain overnight at the Ag station in Wooster, OH (50 miles South of Cleveland, 30 miles west of the Football Hall of Fame in Canton).
It was within 1" of what SoCal got for the whole year this year which was about 6+".
Normal year is about 12"-14".
Lew
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On 7/10/2013 11:00 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

It's raining here in Carlsbad, CA. If it keeps up at this rate for a few more days, we might have a measurable amount.
    mahalo,     jo4hn [as he moves stage left into the paper mache sunset whilst singing "raindrips keep falling on my <censored>"]
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On Thursday, 11 July 2013 14:10:24 UTC+1, jo4hn wrote:

Meanwhile here in the NW of England, it's 26 degrees Celsius and clear blue skies. I could get used to this :-)
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wrote:

Not out of the ordinary the last 15 years or so to go from May 24 to labour day with less than 2 inches of rain here in central Ontario. "if the lawn is green in August, its not grass" - this year it's been raining at least weekly - the lawn grows 3 or 4 inches a week, and lots of fields are under water. Toronto Airport got over 5 inches of rain in 2 hours - more than Hurricane Hazel dumped in total back in 1954. A couple weeks back the "holland marsh" vegetable growing area flooded - some areas under 10 feet of water.
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On 7/11/2013 10:46 PM, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

Tell me about it, that was scary, I am close to Pearson, 6 hour power outage and no basement leaks, I consider myself lucky.
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On Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:03:55 -0400, FrozenNorth

I went through four hours of aggravation and consider myself lucky compared to many.
- After a hospital appointment, waited 40 minutes for it to let up enough to dash for the subway. - Waited 45 minutes for the subway only to have it cancelled system wide. - Wandered around for an hour in a mall while waiting for Wheeltrans. - Then they told me they couldn't get me a ride. - Got soaked again going back to the hospital looking for a ride. - Got lucky, a friend saw me sitting by the side of the road and gave me a ride home.
All it cost me was four hours and a soaking. Power was on and elevators were working when I got home and that's it. I was lucky compared to thousands of others.
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snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

Somehow I feel deprived. I have never even seen a subway except on TV. The last (and only) time I have ridden in a taxi was in Osaka 1981. There is only one elevator in town--in the courthouse. It has two stories.
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Sounds like a town where everyone knows everyone else. I can think of some distinct advantages to that. Guess there's some disadvantages as well.
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On 7/12/2013 10:08 AM, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

I believe the advantages of a rural area far out weigh the disadvantages, In fact right now I can think of no disadvantages. I live about 20 miles from Raleigh NC. The only time we go downtown, is when there is no alternative.
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On Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:21:06 -0400, Keith Nuttle

That's a disadvantage right there. The disadvantages I was mainly thinking of were medical and health related. Hospitals, the support of emergency response teams, etcetera.
How many people are in your town? Where will help come from if you experience a tornado or a flood? I'm guessing that much of it will come from 20 miles away. That takes time.
I'm not saying there aren't any advantages, but smaller towns come with their own set of difficulties, many that a city might not experience.
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The song " A country boy can survive" comes to mind. City people rely way too much on others coming to their aid.
On 7/12/2013 9:51 PM, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

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How does the country boy survive a heart attack, when the ambulance is an hour away?
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On 7/15/2013 10:11 AM, Scott Lurndal wrote:

He won't get a heart attack since he is not exposed to all of the pollutant that are found in the air of the city ;-)
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Aspirin...
On 7/15/2013 10:11 AM, Scott Lurndal wrote:

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On 7/12/2013 9:51 PM, snipped-for-privacy@none.com wrote:

We have two major hospitals within about 20 minutes of our house. The fire department is about 2.5 miles from our house. The emergency response team works out of the fire station.

The nearest town is about 8 miles away. It is small and I don't know the population but believe it is about 4600.
Our addition is about 500 people. Our addition has a swamp creek to the west that is about a half mile wide from high ground to high ground.
On the other three sides are farm fields with Tobacco, Wheat, etc. There are cattle and horse pastures.
We can see the stars, and there is no back ground noise from cars buses, freeways and all of the other things that produce the back ground noise in the City.
We have deer in the yard on a daily basis and a Red Shoulder Hawk hunts our yard. Buzzards and other birds are all over the place.
Where will help come from if you experience a tornado or a flood? I'm guessing that much of it will

If we experience a tornado the help will come from my neighbors. If there were damaged houses, the neighbors will be there for any emergency.
We have several nurses who live quite close. I have a volunteer fireman next door. We have axes, chainsaw, and all other equipment needed for most emergencies. Several tractors and several ATV's The farmers around here have some very large Farm equipment. We and several other neighbor have a full complement of camping gear.
It is my experience that by the time the government remembers us, the community will have everything under control.
When the official do arrive we will tell them what we need. With the ATV and four wheeled vehicles, any injured will be on their way to the hospital with neighbor qualified to handle the situation. There will be no one wringing their hands asking what and when the government is going to come and give them.
For Flood to be a consideration, we are high enough that half the county will have to be flooded before water reaches us.
I have found that in an emergency, people accept the jobs the accident put them into. While the newspaper talk about panic there is usually only one or two people that loose it, and then only momentarily. People in an emergency step in and do what is necessary.
PS I have been through several hurricanes, other storms and on a dock where a fireworks bomb (about 10" in diameter)exploded in a group of people, and seen how people come together in an emergency.

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On Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:45:40 -0400, Keith Nuttle

Everything you describe sounds pretty great. I've long wished my health was better so I could experience the full benefits of something like you've described. But, that's not to be. I'm literally forced to stay in the city where medical access, specialists and relatively easy access are all available to me on a few minutes notice.
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Back when I lived in Northern Ohio, anything less than 1/4" rain per week was considered a drought.
It was time to water the lawns.
BTW how did the asparagus farmers NE of Peterbourgh make out?
Lew
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On 7/12/2013 12:09 AM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

Got a fiend on Rice Lake, they got nothing of the drench we got in Toronto.
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