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 August 2005

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house".
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863)

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

Weather watch: fair and hot (1,2) with showers and storms (3,4). Fair and hot again (5,6,7,8,9,10) with more showers and storms (11,12). Hazy, hot, and humid (15,16) with weather turning fair and not as hot. Showers and storms return (17,18,19) with fair and pleasant weather (20,21,22,23). Showers and storms (24, 25) with fair and warm temperatures (26,27). The month ends with showers and storms (28,29,30,31).

Tornado Watch: Watch for just a bit of tornado activity from August 17th through to the 19th.

Full Moon: August's Full Moon 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 19 at 12:53AM.

Special Notes: With school just around the corner for many, get a head start scheduling physical and eye examinations and work with older students to budget summer job money for school supplies and other school-related expenses.

Holidays: Get ready for Labor Day, which is just around the corner! Enjoy the last few weeks of the summer with family and friends and always remember to include safety, common sense, and a good sunscreen (SPF 15 or higher) in all of your summer plans.

The Garden: Plant tomatoes, peppers, beans and squash in the warm-season garden. Check browning turf for dry areas that may need extra waterings. Feed crape myrtles to prevent late-summer yellowing. Complete needed pruning of bougainvillea, chrysanthemums, and poinsettias. Considering adding water-conserving micro sprinklers to your sprinkler system.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Gardens are for all ages: the young, for hope of the future; the elderly for fond memories of the past; and for those in between, the rewards of a good life now!"

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