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I hope this includes y'all in central and south Texas.

Have you seen this crap?




Double digit temperatures?? I'm in a fit of giggles! Sunday and Monday look to be just goooorrgeous. I'm off those two days as well. It's like Christmas!

I think I'll be sailing the Hunter all day Sunday. Then maybe the Drascombe all day Monday. Or maybe the Hunter both days if I don't feel like messing with a trailer. But it's nice to have a choice (the Drascombe has no shade)!
I shall pack a sammich. Maybe I need a jacket?
Happy Labor day, that's for sure!!
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Personally, I've found SailFlow to be grossly innaccurate with any forecast more than 3 days out. You can watch those days change radically every day as they move closer to the 2 day forecast window, where it's a little more reliable.

That being said.....AHHH YESSSS!!!!!! The forecast is for 4 or 5 more days of triple digits, then cooler weather finally starts to arrive:

Intellicast Forecast for NTX

I've found Intellicast to be the most accurate of all of them...even the locals just parrot the NWS....but starting Monday more seasonal temps arrive, with highs in the mid 90's and lows in the low 70's. Looks like all of next week will be normal temps. I don't think we're done with it though, and I bet we get at least 2 more heat blasts before October arrives.

At least there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel....and it's not a train.
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Personally, I've found SailFlow to be grossly innaccurate with any forecast more than 3 days out. You can watch those days change radically every day as they move closer to the 2 day forecast window, where it's a little more reliable.

That being said.....AHHH YESSSS!!!!!! The forecast is for 4 or 5 more days of triple digits, then cooler weather finally starts to arrive:

Intellicast Forecast for NTX

I've found Intellicast to be the most accurate of all of them...even the locals just parrot the NWS....but starting Monday more seasonal temps arrive, with highs in the mid 90's and lows in the low 70's. Looks like all of next week will be normal temps. I don't think we're done with it though, and I bet we get at least 2 more heat blasts before October arrives.

At least there's finally a light at the end of the tunnel....and it's not a train.

Well, all forecasts are saying it'll be cooler so I'm pumped. I've had to go out for short sails in the mornings or evenings.
And maybe, since I'll be off normal hours, I'll actually see some other people on the dock and out sailing. Joy!
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I'm tired of sailing after dark just to be able to survive the heat. Making big plans for Monday.
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