Eucomis comosa 'Can Can' & Lilium 'Black Beauty' August 2012
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August 2012 in Seattle was warmer than normal & very dry. The mean temperature was 67.9F/19.9C. The normal mean temperature is 66.1F/18.9C. There was only a trace of rain on 2 days, no measurable amount. Normal precipitation is 0.88 inches. The highest temperature was 94F/34.4C, the lowest 50F/10C. There were 11 days over 80F/26.7C, 4 of them over 90F/32.2C. The record high temperature for Seattle in August is 99F/37.2C. There were 3 days with fog, 3 days with haze, 5 cloudy days, 14 partly cloudy days & 12 fair days. It was dry & increasingly dusty. A few very hot days alternated with a few cooler days with highs of 70F/21.1C on 3 days. Irrigation was essential. Watering the potted plants was a major chore. I did very little work in the garden because it was mostly too sunny & warm.