Kathie in Thorp":9vq3mx1j said:I envy your growing season, Jo!
Have a pond dam, but no pool. You're welcome to come out and float in it any summer, Jo. Not to bust your bubble, but we're on the east side of WA, where we can get 110 temps in the summer, but pretty low humidity -- few rains. The west side would croak with high temps and their humidity. And W-siders can't function when they get the snow we get here. Seattle area is paralyzed with 6" of snow. We can get 1-2 ft. of snow with 25-30 mph winds that block local roads with 4 ft. drifts. The pass between us and them is often closed for days at a time in winter. Not all in WA weather is pleasant.Jogeephus":kn3s364e said:Kathie in Thorp":kn3s364e said:I envy your growing season, Jo!
Kathie, I envy your nice pleasant summer temps. In all honesty, we do have nice weather here for 9 months out of the year. Its just those 3 months where it is so hot it just takes the wind out of your sails. I'd love to be in the pacific northwest during those months. Or at least floating in a swimming pool.
Pretty much. The west side gets lotsa rain in the winter; we get snow. In the spring, west side gets rain and so do we -- and we get flooding from the combination of mountain snow melt and rain. The west side is not generally soggy during the summer, but they get some moisture and high humidity; we have hot/dry.Jogeephus":3q4gze3n said:About the same with us but we don't have a mountain range dividing us. If I understand it right, ya'll get most of your water during the winter because the mountains will dump the water before it can get to the other side during the warmer months. Is that right?
Another 2 miles north of us Joe, are lots of pines -- ponderosas are some. (We have hay fields pretty much surrounding us -- export quality and very dam expensive -- we are at the base of the foothills to the Cascades.) Our forest here are much different than yours in the South. I'm always amazed on trips to MO -- we have coniferous forests (needles); you have deciduous forests (leaves). Look at a WA map; see I-90 that runs E/W from Spokane to Seattle. We are roughly 100 miles E. of Seattle, across the mountains, viar Snoqualmie pass. When they close Snoqualmie during bad winter storms, they shut it down on the east side at Ellensburg. I can take back roads to go further NW to home from job at E-burg (as can folks that live at Cle Elum -- but once you get to Cle Elum, you're done -- no way to get over the pass).Jogeephus":2i75ru4o said:Amazing what a mountain range can do. So would this mean you have a lot of ponderosa pine and that type tree?
Kathie in Thorp":1vm02qoh said:Our forest here are much different than yours in the South. I'm always amazed on trips to MO -- we have coniferous forests (needles); you have deciduous forests (leaves).