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RAIN!!!

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This is what the weatherforecast must look like on the xomputer screen: REGEN!!! So muss die Wettervorhersage auf dem Monitor aussehen: It started to rain yesterday afternoon, when I was bbq-ing, and has been raining – sometimes heavily – off … Continue reading

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Last night, between 9 and 10, it started to rain, and this morning our rain gauge showed 1.3 inches: we’re so happy! And to tell the truth, we’re also happy that we were not hit like nearby Uvalde County, where … Continue reading

Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock – Update

I just found out in our local paper that this record temperature was not all it got to lately, but that it was even hotter a few days later, on July 23, when it was a blazing hot furnace of 155 – right: onehundred and fifty-five! – degrees Fahrenheit on top of the rock!

Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock – Update

Gerade habe ich in unserer Lokalzeitung gesehen, dass dieser Rekordwert noch längst nicht Alles war, sondern dass es ein paar Tage später, am 23. Juli, dort wahre Hochofentemperaturen hatte, von sage und schreibe 68 – richtig gelesen: achtundsechzig! – Grad Celsius oben auf dem Felsen!

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Hot, Hotter, Enchanted Rock

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On Thursday, July 19, it was an incredible 133 degrees Fahrenheit on the summit of Enchanted Rock, just about 17 miles from here. Heiß, heißer, Enchanted Rock Am Donnerstag, dem 19. Juli, waren es unglaubliche 56 Grad Celsius auf dem … Continue reading

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Watering Restrictions

For a long time, I think for two years or even more, we have been at stage three of watering restrictions here in Fredericksburg.I don’t want to go into all the details, just that for us it means we can … Continue reading

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First Real Downpour of the Year

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Over all, this year has been way too dry so far, but (early) this morning we had quite a thunderstorm with a very heavy downpour [at around 10:30 our raingauge showed 3 inches] and within minutes our wet weather creek, … Continue reading

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First Snow

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Last night, we had the first snowfall of the season – not much, though, but some white powder on the ground. This is what it looked like around 8:30PM in our front yard: Der erste Schnee Gestern Abend hatten wir … Continue reading

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Well, that actually means putting the cart before the horse, but still: we did get rain – as the halo around the moon had predicted, or, at least, had made us hope. It started yesterday in the early evening hours, … Continue reading

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Beneficial Summer Rain

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Yesterday, in the afternoon, we had a thunderstorm here for about 2 hours – not bad at all, but, on the contrary, with a wonderfully beneficial rain [we had 1.1 inches], that even made – true to its name – … Continue reading

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… means, you open the cold-water faucet and the water comes out (piping) hot, or warm at least, because the uninsulated pipe runs in the uninsulated wall, which has long hours of direct sunshine, and you have to run it … Continue reading