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Old 31.05.2018, 07:23
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Am I gonna be the only one who has to go back out to water the plants?
Sounds like it! I was in bed last night listening to the rain pour steady and heavy out there. I shouldn't have to water for a couple of days at least, even longer if the forecasted thunderstorms for this afternoon roll through!
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Old 31.05.2018, 08:26
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Re: Weather!

Just back from a stroll around the garden:

The hail did major damage; the chilis, zucchini, salads, have been shredded. Looks like they are gone.

The pear tree, which was chock full of young pears starting out, is now stripped. Not a single fruit left.

Strawberries took a beating, all the ripening fruit is gone. But some of the plants are ever-bearing so there's still hope for a jar of jam.

At least half the blueberries are lost.

Geraniums lost all the blooms and many leaves, but the stems look OK so the will likely recover... eventually.

The herbs are battered but they are hardy so will spring back.

Tomatoes are fine, as they are under cover.

Given that hailstorms are not uncommon here maybe I need to start growing everything under cover.

Gardening in these parts will break your heart...
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Old 31.05.2018, 08:50
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Let's see some photos from Baden!!! I saw one on FB and it was amazing the amount of hail that fell
Here you go....

https://www.aargauerzeitung.ch/aarga...den-132630561#
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Old 31.05.2018, 09:22
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Re: Weather!

Wow, that's like pictures from an other country.

Sorry for your loss, meloncollie.

Still many more airplanes than usual here in the morning - airport still had problems?
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Old 31.05.2018, 09:31
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Am I gonna be the only one who has to go back out to water the plants?
Nope. We had absolutely nothing here. It got quite dark at around 4.30pm and there were a couple of flashes of lightening in the distance and then it brightened up again and the sun came out.
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Old 31.05.2018, 09:41
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Re: Weather!

I check out the weather forecast and it is steadily always the contrary. Has been past 2 months, every single day.

Is the hydrometeorology dept drinking or closed? Whaddup? Do I have to keep dragging with me the all weather gear for my long days?
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I check out the weather forecast and it is steadily always the contrary. Has been past 2 months, every single day.

Is the hydrometeorology dept drinking or closed? Whaddup? Do I have to keep dragging with me the all weather gear for my long days?
Change your weather app?
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Old 31.05.2018, 12:15
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Just back from a stroll around the garden:

The hail did major damage...Gardening in these parts will break your heart...
I'm sorry to read this!!! To have this progressing this far into the season only to have it destroyed or damaged is difficult. At least last year's "late freeze" was still early enough to miss the major spring planting. But here, almost to June? Crazy.
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Old 31.05.2018, 14:08
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I check out the weather forecast and it is steadily always the contrary. Has been past 2 months, every single day.

Is the hydrometeorology dept drinking or closed? Whaddup? Do I have to keep dragging with me the all weather gear for my long days?
I swear by the meteosuisse app. very good in general.
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Old 31.05.2018, 14:21
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Just back from a stroll around the garden:

The hail did major damage; the chilis, zucchini, salads, have been shredded. Looks like they are gone.

The pear tree, which was chock full of young pears starting out, is now stripped. Not a single fruit left.

Strawberries took a beating, all the ripening fruit is gone. But some of the plants are ever-bearing so there's still hope for a jar of jam.

At least half the blueberries are lost.

Geraniums lost all the blooms and many leaves, but the stems look OK so the will likely recover... eventually.

The herbs are battered but they are hardy so will spring back.

Tomatoes are fine, as they are under cover.

Given that hailstorms are not uncommon here maybe I need to start growing everything under cover.

Gardening in these parts will break your heart...
Underground gardening. It's the only way to go. Safe as houses... well, caves, anyway.
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Old 31.05.2018, 14:39
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Re: Weather!

Level 3 hail and thunderstorm warning for the German Swiss part this afternoon
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Old 31.05.2018, 17:46
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Re: Weather!

Constant rumbling, coming closer. Still dry and warm here.

Still, after all your horror-stories, I decided to roll my flower pots to a sheltered place.
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Old 31.05.2018, 17:58
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Yep, better safe than sorry. Trying to rain here, but no grumbles - yet.

We've got a yellow alert for rain, possible hail and violent wind gusts. Didn't open the bathroom window today so at least that floor won't be getting wet.
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Old 31.05.2018, 18:03
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Can't stand it since at least 2 days.

Tried to do a walk- impossible
Planned to do really important stuff
Interesting dreams since a couple of nights
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Old 31.05.2018, 18:56
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Less than 10 minutes after I posted, loud grumblings and heavy rain. Lasted about 10 minutes and it's all cleared off for now.
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Old 31.05.2018, 18:57
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I swear by the meteosuisse app. very good in general.
Nothing has been reliable, we tried it all.

Nutty weather.
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Old 31.05.2018, 19:28
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Re: Weather!

The wind from the south is really picking up here Thunder in the distance and the lightning is streaking.

Looks like most of Europe is experiencing some good storms
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Old 31.05.2018, 19:29
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Re: Weather!

the next big one is brewing
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Old 31.05.2018, 19:40
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Whoa!!!!! HOLY WIND, Batman!!!!! And the rain is just POUNDING down - but sideways.
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Old 31.05.2018, 19:46
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Whoa!!!!! HOLY WIND, Batman!!!!! And the rain is just POUNDING down - but sideways.
Lots of grumbling here.
The air pressure feels even more unbearable than yesterday.
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