Category Archives: weather

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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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Hurricane Harvey

A quick note from Sioux Falls/SD: my friends, my “silence” here is on my blog not due to any difficulties with Harvey, but due to the fact that I’m still travelling. As long as I’m on the road [we’ll be … Continue reading

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Roadwork

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Two weeks ago the city started to widen Lower Crabapple Road just in front of our property, i.e. from the intersection of Frederick Road and Lower Crabapple Road to the city limits. Not that it entails very much work and … Continue reading

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4 Inches of Rain Overnight, …

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… and “our” creek looks like this: 4 Zoll [101 Ltr/Quadatmeter] Regen über Nacht … und “unser Bach sieht so aus: From the left you see the run-off from the street [it runs in the ditch parallel to our property … 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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… moist [we had a good rainfall] and warm, and so fire-ant mounds spring up like mushrooms. Well, mushrooms are indeed springing up, too. I went on “fire-ant” patrol this afternoon, found about 15 mounds in our lawn, and put … Continue reading

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Flash Flood

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Well, it wasn’t exactly a flash flood yesterday late in the afternoon during a thunderstorm, but it was still surprising to us how fast our normally dry creek [it’s a “wet weather creek” only] can rise in a downpour – … Continue reading

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The Cold Front Has Passed, …

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… it’s just 45 degrees Fahrenheit outside, and the temperature is supposed to drop to 29 in the early morning hours tomorrow: the first freeze here in Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. What better time than to have a … Continue reading

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… 61 Fahrenheit this morning at 07:30 = wonderfully refreshing. Es sind kuehle … 16 Grad Celsius heute Morgen um 7:30 = wunderbar erfrischend.  

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Videos of the Deluge

Without more explanations, as they’re kind of self-explanatory, here are the videos I took of all the water: Videos vom Wolkenbruch Ohne mehr Erklärungen, weil sie ja mehr oder weniger selbsterklärend sind, hier nun die Videos, die ich vom/beim Wolkenbruch … Continue reading