THE

WEATHERFUN

NEWSLETTER

AUGUST

2006

Welcome to the

issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter

Words From Jerry
Greetings fellow Weatherfun members and welcome to your August Newsletter. Remember folks, that this is your newsletter and if you have any ideas or articles that you would like to see included in the newsletter, please feel free to send the information to Bill or me.

Well, as I type this we are in the grips of a very intense heat wave here in the Rhode Island area. I am in my 4th day of 90 plus degree temps. Tomorrow could bring us 100+ degrees temperatures and the possibility of breaking a record. This is a very severe heat wave and could be life threatening in some areas.

Well, the big thing is that the 2006 Weatherfun Family Reunion is now history. As usual folks, it was a great reunion. All those who attended had a great time, and look forward to next year's reunion. I would like to thank Lynn and Bill for all of the work that they did to make this reunion a great event. Work began just after last year's reunion, and it shows what great planning that they did to make this the greatest reunion yet. I would like to also thank Tony and Shirley for the great cookout that they put on for members in their back yard on the Thursday night of the reunion. The food was great but above all the friendship was also great. It even snowed on our way back to the motel. I will be sending out a post shortly on the events that we had at the reunion, that will also include some great pictures. Plans are already being made for next year's reunion, and they include a Whale Watching cruise and the possibility of a dinner train ride. So, why not mark your calendar now for next year's great event, and like the man says on TV, come on down.

Also at this writing we have TS Chris, and the possibility of one more tropical system forming down south. This is the month where we could start to see a lot more activity in the tropics, and everyone should be prepared for the possibility of a visit from one of these storms. As the officials have been stating lately, the east Coast could very well be a target for one or more of these tropical systems. Everyone not only on the east coast but anywhere where these monsters could be headed should take precautions now, and be prepared for the possibility of a TS or hurricane in your area. As Max Mayfield told me when I had my one on one conversation with him a few years ago: he stated that another strike in our life time in southern New England, will happen, and we should be planning for it now. These are serious storms folks and we should be making plans now to protect the lives of our families, ourselves and our property. I know we all like to track these storms, but please take them very seriously.

Enjoy your summer folks, take it easy stay out of the heat and see you next month.

Jerry Laroche Weatherfun Founder.

July's Weather
  • 4th: Storms in the mid-Atlantic with several people hit by lightning in the New York City area.
  • 9th: A storm packing rain and a tornado moved into southeast Colorado with downpours north of Pueblo closing an eight-mile section of Interstate 25.
  • 12th: Strong storms in the New York City area with a tornado just to the north.
  • 12th-18th: Very high temperatures in most of the country with record Highs set in many cities.
  • 13th-16th: The WEATHERFUN Reunion was held and there were several times that snow fell.
  • 16th-19th: Severe weather in and around Illinois.
  • 18th: TD #2 forms off the North Carolina coast and by evening became TS Beryl. Strong to severe storms in the New York City area causes downed trees and power outages.
  • 20th: Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have 100+ heat from 4 to 11 days in a row.
  • 21st: A weakening TS Beryl crosses Nantucket Island, MA around 3 AM causing little problems and then heads out to sea and continues to weaken.
  • 21st-24th: Record heat for many areas on the West Coast with some places in the Bay Area breaking the 110 mark.
  • 27th-28th: Parts of NE Ohio hit with 10 inches of rain causing flooding.
  • 28th: Tthe Hot Summer of '06 for the nation continues. Today, 22 cities hit 90+ and 7 cities had 100+ temperatures.
  • 29th: It finally turned cooler in California after almost 2 weeks of a heat wave that saw temperatures over 100 in many areas. At least 139 deaths have occurred that were heat related.
  • 30th: Bismarck, N.D., experienced their seventh July day of triple-digit temperatures and several cities in Oklahoma also reach the century mark.
  • 31st: TD #3 forms east of the Leeward Islands.

CAM OF THE MONTH
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REUNION 2006

We're all home now from Reunion 2006 loaded down with prizes, good food and memories. Look for a webpage coming soon with lots of pictures from REUNION 2006.

We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website but most of all have fun with your weather.
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