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 July 2004

For the month of July, temperatures will be above average with Precipitation to be below average.

Weather Watch: Showers, Storms (1,2,3,4); hazy and hot (5,6,7) with more showers and STORMS (8,9,10). the Three Hs..…hazy, hot and humid (11,12,13, 14, 15) with showers and Storms (16,17) with more hazy, hot and humid weather (18,19,20,21). Stormy (22,23), fair, and hot (24,25,26).) Storms brewing (27,28), and again, hot and humid (29,30). The month ends with a Tropical Storm predicted for the 31st.

Tornado Watch: Minor tornado activity is forecasted for the month of July on or about the 22ND-23RD. Also, tornadoes may come on the 30TH. Watch out!

Full Moon: July's Full Moon has been known by many names. It has been called the Buck Moon because of the rapid growth of antlers in young bucks during this period, Thunder Moon because of the thunderstorms that were most severe during this time of year, and also Ripe Corn Moon because young corn begins to appear on the bright green stalks.

Special Notes: Dog Days of Summer begin on the 3rd. The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1,1863, 4 people were hanged in Washington, DC after being convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Lincoln in 1865, and in 1930, construction on Boulder, later named Hoover Dam was begun.

Holidays: This year, celebrate the 4th festively but be sure to be safe.

Remember to take along sunscreen with a rating of SPF 15 or higher and remember to apply frequently to yourself and children. Be careful with any fireworks!

The Garden: Expect plants to do well with all of the extra rain in July. If you have to divide plants, give them a chance to recover from having their roots disturbed by keeping them in the shade for at least a week. Remember to mow high and mow often during dry months. Taller grass withstands drought better because the blades shade the soil. If working outside in hot sun, be sure to talk salt tablets and drink plenty of water. Take frequent breaks in the shade. Repot houseplants that have been kept outdoors if roots start to crowd their containers.

The Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Be an important part of the community in which you live by
helping to make it a better place each day"

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