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The temperatures for the first week of July had been in the 50 degree range at night, but it climbed up to 83 degrees during the day on Friday, July 5. The Fraser Community did get several quick showers on Saturday, not enough to put a damper on family gatherings that took place over the Ind…

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The first day of July was sunny and warm, small clouds were visible but none big enough to drop more rain on our community. Hay season is gearing up and the wheat looks green and healthy. The garden needs some warmer weather for the seeds to sprout and the tomatoes and peppers are still in a…

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The first day of summer arrived last Friday. It didn’t seem like summer as our night time temperature dropped down to 43 degrees and it only got up to 57 degrees during the day. The rain that fell on Friday put another 6/10ths of rain in our gage.

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The 15th of June has slipped by and over half of our year is gone; has Old Father Time been making adjustments to his time schedule without informing us? When we were young, we thought certain events would never arrive; now that we are heading for the twilight years’ time seems to have taken…

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The weather for the month of June has remained cool, our night time temperatures over last weekend dropped down to 41 degrees on Saturday and 42 on Sunday. The heavy rain that fell on Thursday, June 6 and Friday amounted to 9 and 3/10ths of an inch. I am sure we will appreciate all this mois…

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The Fraser Booster’s 4-H club regular meeting was held Monday, June 10.   Market Swine and Market Beef projects were discussed and ways of getting them ready ahead of fair time so it won’t be so stressful getting them ready at the last minute.

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The weather on the beginning of the Memorial Day was cold and rainy. On Friday, the temperature topped out at 58 degrees during the day and we started a fire in our wood stove to take the chill off the house.

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The Memorial Day weekend is a special time for honoring loved ones and friends who have passed away. The flags that wave gently in the breeze at our local cemeteries is a way of recognizing how much our communities care.

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Mother Nature surely has been generous with all the rain she has poured on this part of Idaho. It started to rain about 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 16 and continued through the evening and into Friday. Over the next 24 hours we had 2 and 2/10th inches of rain collected in our gauge; by Saturday …

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The month of May started out with warm sunny days; this type of weather has caused the blossoms on fruit trees to open. If all goes well we will have plenty of fruit to enjoy this summer. The soil in the garden is still too wet to be worked up which is OK because at this elevation it’s still…

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The month of April was blessed with a variety of weather in the Fraser community. Mother Nature and Old Man Winter provided us with everything from sunshine to an intense snow storm on Sunday April 28.

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The Fraser Community enjoyed beautiful weather for Easter Sunday; there were huge clouds in the sky all day, but they didn’t hide the sun. I did hear that the Dent Bridge area got hit with lots of rain.

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On Monday, April 15 the Fraser Community woke up to a white world again, the overnight temperature at 32 degrees. It was surprising to see how fast this snow disappeared. The total amount of rain for the month of April, as of the 15th, was 3 ¾ inches according to our rain gage.

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The weather on the first day of April was sunny and warm and the day time temperature climbed into the 60’s. The north facing hills in the wheat fields are still covered in snow, so there is still a lot of melt off to come as the weather continues to warm up. The Clearwater River is starting…

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The official first day of spring arrived on Wednesday, March 20 and Old Man Winter’s grip on our community has disappeared. We did enjoy our pristine white world while it lasted but it’s now time to put away the snow shovels. As the snow melts we can see all the debris that has collected on …

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Last week I had commented that it looked like February was going to be our snowiest month this winter and that does look to be correct. When the sun made an appearance on the last day of the month it was great to spend some time outside.

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Old Man Winter has continued to conjure up an abundance of snow storms for this part of Idaho. This past week we have had snow almost every day. As I looked at my records for the past 8 years I found that the month of Feb. In 2012 had 12 days when snow had fallen. It looks like this year cou…

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Winter continues to hold our community in its grip; snow and fog have been part of each day for over a week. The Clearwater Highway District employees have put in many long hours to keep the roads clear of snow that has piled up due to wind. On Tuesday, Feb. 12 Steve plowed the snow drift ou…

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It looks like the month of February is going to be our snowiest time this year. As I look at the calendar for the past week I see notations of snow almost every day.

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The snow storm that arrived on the evening of Sunday, Feb. 3, dumped seven to eight inches of wet snow on the Fraser Community. The next morning the Clearwater Highway District plowed the roads and the skies started to clear up. By night time fog had rolled in and light snow flakes started t…

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On Sunday, Jan. 20 it rained all day and then a fast moving snow storm blew through this area that evening. Our weather station showed an overnight temperature of 28 degrees; by 2 o’clock in the afternoon on Monday it still registered only 29 degrees.

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The winter season in the Fraser Community has been mild with very little snow. Day time temperatures have been between 31 and 40 degrees and over night we have experienced as low as 21 degrees. The moisture content must be high, which causes a sense of being chilled to the bone. We are not c…

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The weather in the Fraser Community has been windy and on Tuesday morning we woke up to another inch of snow. We haven’t had to plow any snow drifts so far this year. Last year was a different story. The melting snow and then the freezing temperatures had turned our gravel roads into a sheet…

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Old Man Winter has turned the hilltop area into a wonderland of white. Snow showers started on Sunday, Dec. 23 and continued on into Christmas Day, so we didn’t have to just dream of a “White Christmas” this year. Snow flurries continue to fall and there is about three inches on the ground now.

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The weather in the hilltop area has been cloudy and we have had some rain. The temperature has ranged in the high 30’s and 40’s during the day and has dropped from 32 to 29 degrees during the night time hours. If this keeps up we will end up with a brown Christmas which would be okay for any…

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Snow had already covered the ground when the six o’clock alarm went off on the morning of Monday, Dec. 10. The actual time it started snowing was undetermined but we ended up with three inches of wet snow at our farm. Snow showers continued throughout the day, even though the outside was 39 …

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The hilltop area received two snow falls in the month of November, the first one on Nov. 23 and the second one on Nov. 30. There is still a small amount of the white stuff on the lawns and the fields.

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Winter weather arrived in the Fraser community at 9:30 p.m., Nov. 23. Big wet snow flakes were visible when the outside flood light was turned on. By the next morning the landscape was covered with Old Man Winters favorite frosting.

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The temperature in the Fraser Community has been in the 40 and 50 degree range during the daylight hours and then drops into the 20s and 30s when nighttime falls. We did get some rain on Friday, Nov. 16 and fog the next morning. The NOAA forecast on Monday, Nov. 19 was for more winter type w…

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The weather in the Fraser Community has continued to be typical for this time of year, rain has fallen every day and on Monday, Nov. 5 we had another 2 and 2/10ths of an inch in our rain gage. The sun did break through the clouds briefly on Sunday afternoon but then Mother Nature decided to …

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Rain started falling on Friday, Oct. 26 and continued on through the weekend. By Monday morning we had 1 ½ inches of rain in our gage. As we look toward the northwest we can see the winter wheat fields near the Gangewar farm have turned green. It’s always interesting to see how quickly the s…

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What a beautiful fall season we are having here in the Fraser Community, the days have been sunny and the temperature has been cooling down. In fact we had our first hard freeze on Sunday, Oct. 14. The water in our rock bird bath had a sheet of ice on top. Our cat named Black Jack couldn’t f…

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The autumn season has brought much needed rain to the panhandle of Idaho. Tuesday, Oct. 2 we woke up to rain that continued throughout the day. The clouds cleared away that evening and the temperature dropped to 37 degrees, thankfully my garden was not hit by frost. The next day we finally h…

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The month of September ended with temperatures during the day in the 56 degree range and night time temperatures dropped into the mid 40’s. It has been a beautiful fall and I hope this type of weather continues through the month of October. We did hear there is a possibility of rain showers …

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Our temperatures here in the Fraser Community are already reflecting a change in the season; last week we topped out at 74 degrees during the day and dropped into the 40s at night. Jack Frost hasn’t hit my garden yet and I still hope to harvest the tomatoes before that happens. Our days have…

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After a long dry spell, rain showers started on Sunday, Aug. 26 and continued on into Monday. Our gauge had collected over 1 ½ inch of rain by 9 a.m. and it was still raining at 11 p.m. Fog banks were visible over the canyons that surround the Fraser Community, at times so dense that we coul…

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The thunder and lightning storm that hit our community on the evening of Friday, Aug. 17 caused a power outage that lasted about 12 ½ hours. When I called the power outage line at the Clearwater Power Company UI was informed that a transmission line had been hit and the decision was made to …

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Last week Mother Nature decided to give our area of Idaho a surprise when she sent some really HOT temperatures our way. It all started on Thursday, Aug. 9 when we hit a high of 105 degrees; and then on Friday the degrees topped out at 109 at our farm in the Fraser Community. It really made …

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It looks like we are in for another spell of high heat this week. The NOAA report on Monday indicated temperatures could reach into the 100 degree or higher range for the Orofino and Lewiston areas.

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The temperature in the Fraser Community has remained in the 90 degree range since Monday of last week. This increase in temperature has caused the Yellow Jacket population to increase and they have become very aggressive. The food for the cats has to e taken into the house to keep the Yellow…

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Our weather in the Fraser Community has been sunny. The daytime temperatures have been in the high 80’s and at night it dropped into the 57 to 60 degree range. No rain has fallen since June 21 so everything is drying out.

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This year, Clearwater County experienced an unusually cool spring with an abundance of moisture. The lawns, gardens, the wheat and hay fields benefitted from all the rain.