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Warm weather in France - you bet! Now what?

Warm weather in France - you bet! Now what?

Jun 3rd, 2011, 09:20 AM
  #21  
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Growing up the son of a West Texas rancher, I know about praying for rain. We're in a drought, too. El Nino brought us record rainfall last year, but the corresponding La Nina brought us drought, just as predicted. We've had about 2 inches of rain since mid-October, and have flown through our wettest period of the year with less than one inch. So, if I see some rain in the Dordogne when I'm there in a week's time, I won't complain (out loud, anyway).
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Jun 3rd, 2011, 01:30 PM
  #22  
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'Carlux, contrary to your experience, here on the west coast of Australia we had yet another record-breaking dry spell and this trend, which seems to be world wide, is very alarming.'

In fact after we left sodden NSW we went to WA, where there were bush fires. So we figure we experienced a little of everything.

Regarding the Vezere, I haven't seen too much of it recently, but as far as I know, it too is suffering. The south-west is one of the areas most hit.
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Jun 3rd, 2011, 01:52 PM
  #23  
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Hi C,

Sorry to hear about your poor weather.

OTOH, I can now just stay home and experience the same conditions - hot and dry.

I am now cooking up some duck legs for confit de canard.


Somehow, it just ain't the same
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Jun 3rd, 2011, 02:11 PM
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Carlux,

We too have been planning our trip for a year and will be there in a few weeks. I feel guilty like SAP does about complaining about rain. We'll try not to complain too much if it rains periodically but hope we there are no torrential rains while we are there.

I do sympathize about the drought. We also have a terrible drought in north central Texas; I guess it's everywhere.
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Jun 4th, 2011, 09:23 AM
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No drought here. It's pouring rain. Again. (It's not supposed to rain in California in June.) This is the second year with a cold, wet spring that is so much like our winter that it's really not spring at all.

I was hoping to get away from that and get some more California-like weather in France. 8-)
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Jun 4th, 2011, 10:08 AM
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>>(It's not supposed to rain in California in June.) <<

It is only June 4, and the Chronicle says that this current storm will not only break the "last 100 years" mark of 1.4 inches set during the "summer of love" in '67, but the all-time record for June of 2.57" set in 1884. Our roses are doing nothing, and the basil is not growing at all.

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