NEWSLETTER JULY 2006
issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter
|Greetings Fellow Weatherfun members and welcome to your July Weatherfun Newsletter. |
We are on vacation so this will be a short one folks.
As you know we have just gone through I believe the third wettest spring/early summer since they have been taking weather history, up here in the northeast. Some areas of Rhode Island have received in excess of 13 inches of rain for the month of June. Yet, that is nothing like what Lynn in her area of MD has received. A real wet period, dangerous period, that has cost some people their lives. Hopefully now that we have July here things will change. One wonder's what this season's effect will have on our hurricane season.
Of course the big event in a matter of less than 10 days is the 6th Anniversary Weatherfun Family Reunion to be held in and around the Warren, Rhode Island/S.E. Mass. area. As I write this "Jerry's Words", we are finalizing plans for the reunion, and a grand time will be had by all that attend. One new event that we have this year is a night at Tony and Shirleys on Thursday night, the 13th. Tony and Shirley have invited everyone over to their home for a cook out. We will all meet at my home, and then we will shuttle you to Tony's home. Parking on Tony's street is limited. It is only a short hop from my home. We have some new members who will be attending for the first time and we promise you a grand time.
Lynn and Bill tell me that this year's prizes are also great, and I have heard from my home in Warren, that today a package came in from WeatherBug Headquarters with some additional prizes. So, get your thinking caps on and be for warned that not all questions will have the answer of hurricane Carol.
Susan is finalizing the menu and I will release it from here in Nashua later this week. Remember that although the special price on the rooms have passed, you can still attend this year's reunion. Just let me know by e-mail and we would love to have you. I hear Long Island Bill is getting the weather questions ready and look out. I hear that they are real tough this year, so on goes your thinking caps.
Also for those of you who would like to remain in Rhode Island after the end of the reunion, Meredith tells me that she will extend the special room rate for the dates after the reunion if you so wish to stay in this area a bit longer.
We also look for more activity in this year's hurricane season. Here in the northeast our busiest time for the hurricane season is September/October, but activity can start at anytime now, so let's all get prepared NOW to protect your life and property. After the reunion we will be sending out more hurricane information to prepare you for this year's season. I know we all like to track these storms, but lets keep in mind that this is serious business folks. Let's track them, but PLEASE take the hurricane season seriously and respect mother nature.
Please keep in mind that this is your newsletter and if you have anything that you would like to see in your newsletter, please send it to Bill or me, and we will do our best too see that it is included.
Until next month please enjoy your summer, and also this year's Weatherfun Reunion.
Cape Coral, FL
HOW MUCH WATER A THUNDERCLOUD HOLD?
A large thundercloud may hold as much as 150,000 tons of water in the form of raindrops and ice crystals. This water would be enough to fill a pond a mile long, 300 feet wide, and a little over 5 feet deep.
The Winner of the WEATHERFUN Monthly Contest for the Year is John - Woodstock, IL. Congratulations John, who's name was not only entered into the WEATHERFUN Hall of Fame, but received a wireless Weather Station.
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