For the month of
August, TEMPERATURES will be AVERAGE with
to be ABOVE AVERAGE.
STORMS (1) followed by fair and very warm
weather (2,3); Cooler with showers and
STORMS (4,5,6). Fair and hot (7,8) with more
STORMS (9,10). Again, fair and very warm
(11,12,13,14,15) with showers and STORMS
returning (16,17,18). Fair and warm weather
(19,20,21,22,23) with more humid
temperatures and very warm (24,25,26).
TROPICAL STORMS (27,28,29) with the month
ending with fair and warm weather and humid
August is a very active month for tornadoes
with activity predicted for the 1st, the 9th
and 10th, and at the end of the month on the
27th, 28th, and 29th.
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 12
On August 18, 1587, Virginia Dare became the
first child of English parents to be born on
American soil on what is now known as
Roanoke Island, North Carolina. In 1895, the
first professional football game was played
in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Only one player, a
quarterback, was actually paid!
ready for Labor Day, which is just around
the corner. That signals the end of summer
and back to school for many. Prepare your
young ones by making reading a part of your
summer fun. Select appropriate books about
summer sports, the beach, gardening, and
marine life to get them into the reading
habit early. 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!
Stop feeding trees and shrubs after August
15th. That will encourage new growth that
will not have time to mature before winter.
Think about potting up herbs you plan to
move indoors for the winter. Don't move them
in just yet but get them use to their
containers early. Rosemary, thyme, and
tarragon are the best candidates for this.
thought for today's living: "Common
sense is not very common"
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