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August 2013

Whilst August yet wears her golden crown,
Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;
Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing
Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn."
Michelle L. Thieme (1937- )

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: hot and humid (1,2,3,4) with showers, storms (5,6). Hazy, hot, and humid (7,8,9,10,11,12) turning cooler with some storms (13,14). Fair and very warm (15,16) with scattered STORMS across the region (17,18). Fair and warm again (19,20,21,22) with more showers and storms (23,24). Fair and hot (25,26) with still more storms but much cooler (27,28). Cloudy and humid (29,30) with tropical rains (31). 

Tornado Watch: The Almanack sees some possible tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region from August 27th to the 31st.

Full Moon: August’s Full Moon will occur on August 31st. It has been most famously referred to as Dog Moon for ‘The Dog Days of Summer” which end on Sunday, August 11th. It has also been called Sturgeon Moon because sturgeon season begins in many parts of the world. It has also called Full Ripe Moon or Fruit Moon because of the many summer vegetables and fruits that come ripe at this time and are getting ready to harvest.

Holidays: Summer is great but it goes by way too quickly! Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd) will be here soon and that signals back to school for many. A great many parents will be relieved…..!

The Garden: To encourage more flowers, azaleas should be trimmed after they bloom in the spring and before the end of August. Schedule grass mowing in the morning or mid-day hours to avoid late afternoon thundershowers (and The Almanack does see some storms in August!). Stop feeding trees and shrubs after mid-August. You don’t want to promote new growth that will not have time to fully mature before winter sets in.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

“While the truth may be painful to hear today, the wise person will benefit from it tomorrow”

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