The Farmers' Almanac

Remember the Farmers' Almanac? Of course, you might read it relilgiously even today, but for most people, it's a forgotten vestige of the past. I used to read it at my grandparents' farm in Kentucky as a child. They were farmers -- mostly tobacco and corn -- with a few pigs and chickens thrown in for luck (or dinner!) as it were. I didn't much like the chickens, but I loved feeding the pigs. I have great memories of the farm, now long gone.

Well, here's what the current Farmers' Almanac has to say about our bizarre weather these days: Notice the repetition of the words scattered thunderstorms and "squally." That pretty much covers it for us here in Central Texas lately!

July 2007
1st-3rd. Squally weather from Southern Rockies, with severe thunderstorms, capable of producing large hail, tornadoes, especially Texas, Oklahoma area. 4th-7th. Mostly fair, dry for Independence Day holiday. 8th-11th. Fair initially, then showery, breezy weather. 12th-15th. Fair, turning hot, with many 90s and even some 100s, then scattered thunderstorms. 16th-19th. Squally Texas, Oklahoma. 20th-23rd. Fair and hot weather, then unsettled conditions by 23rd. 24th-27th. Scattered shower activity spreads south and east to Texas, Louisiana coasts, then fair skies. 28th-31st. More scattered shower and thunderstorm activity, particularly for New Mexico and parts of western Texas.