I am nearly distraught about our weather. We are short over 12″ of rain – had a big rain on March 1, another one late September. In between, only 5 minutes every 3 or 4 weeks. This in a city that is often cloudy and with frequent rains. Northern Ohio got floods – here on the banks of the Ohio River, we are in a major drought.
Whatever I thought global warming might do to us, I could not have imagined this. Clumps of leaves and now whole branches are falling off of trees. There is no color change – leaves are green and then brown, many times falling while still green.
The temperature was 91 this Monday, 76 Tuesday, and 66 yesterday, with a low of 44 – October. And who would have ever believed a Cincinnati summer without humidity? It did make the 100+ days – a whole string of them – a bit more bearable. We had lows of 79 several nights.
I’ve been able to see the buildings across the street since late July – I usually can’t see them until November. I didn’t know leaves would shrink as trees withhold sap to stay alive.
Who knows what winter will bring? We are not having our fall rain – so I’m still watering the gardens, and had the AC on on Monday!
This is all very hard to believe.