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    So whats the weather like in Ft lwood during aug-dec? Is it how im thinking? extremely warm, humid, and full of mosquitos. Then it gets friggin cold like in the 10's and 20's?

    By the way I just enlisted as a 21b and my bct time is 20100830.

    Z

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    Re: Weather in the woods?

    August can be kinda warm, much more hot than you are used too in Michigan. Starts getting cool, in Sept-Oct and down around freezing in later on. One thing I remember about FLW was the sky, it was always very pretty to me. Everything there is either gravel, or some form of powdered dirt.

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    • #3
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      Sounds good to me. I'm 21 now and all I can remember about august and sept of michigan was doing double and triple sessions in football with 90+ degree weather. So I can imagine it being close but maybe more muggy?

      Thanks for the information sir, much appreciated!

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        Re: Weather in the woods?

        Originally posted by Pvt. Z
        So whats the weather like in Ft lwood during aug-dec? Is it how im thinking? extremely warm, humid, and full of mosquitos. Then it gets friggin cold like in the 10's and 20's?

        By the way I just enlisted as a 21b and my bct time is 20100830.

        Z
        Originally posted by Pvt. Z
        Sounds good to me. I'm 21 now and all I can remember about august and sept of michigan was doing double and triple sessions in football with 90+ degree weather. So I can imagine it being close but maybe more muggy?

        Thanks for the information sir, much appreciated!
        All of your assumptions are correct, but you'll miss the worst of it.

        Our cycle was March-August and, from experience, I can say that you'll be in luck. Your first month will be hot and humid, but Red Phase always stinks. I'd rather be hot, though, than deal with 30's and rain and the DS not letting us wear field or rain jackets. Blue Phase, when you'll be shooting, should be nice, warm and sunny. White Phase, when you do your FTX, should be nice and cool. And then for AIT it'll get colder, but you'll get enough perks and be able to dress accordingly. You'll miss the coldest and hottest months. My opinion from experience, anyways.
        Last edited by chd; May 25th, 2010, 07:32 AM.

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          Re: Weather in the woods?

          Originally posted by Pvt. Z
          So whats the weather like in Ft lwood during aug-dec? Is it how im thinking? extremely warm, humid, and full of mosquitos.
          More like full of ticks. I don't recall seeing one mosquito the entire time i was there.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by kswat07
            More like full of ticks.
            HA - oh man, the memories...

            You really haven't lived until you've seen 20+ mostly-to-fully-naked dudes in the barracks' latrine checking each other for ticks after a day in the field.

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            • #7
              Re: Weather in the woods?

              My Basic was in late August at Ft. Wood, and it was hot and humid,
              then turned to hot and rainy,
              then cold and rainy,
              then freezing.

              Great time of year for Basic.

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              • #8
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                Good to know... I'm looking forward to going and getting it done and over wtih! haha. I'm sure it will be an experience that will stick with me for the rest of my life.

                Thanks again.

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                • #9
                  Re: Weather in the woods?

                  Feb. to mid June was perfect. coold when i got there, but not too bad, and hot when i was leaving, but we got all the good weather in between.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Weather in the woods?

                    You will see sun, cold, heat rain, ice, snow...all in the same day.

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                    • #11
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                      Heat rain ≠ Sun rain?

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                      • #12
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                        I went from end of May to end of July. end of May, and first couple of weeks in June, cool at night, low 90s during the day. July, it really started to get hot. That platoon from South Dakota really suffered in July.

                        If I could pick, I would pick something like mid March to late May.

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                        • #13
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                          I'm scheduled to ship 20110104, at least it should be a little warmer there in Jan then back here in South Dakota. Its odd that you say the SD guys had problem with the weather, I've lived here all my life and we can see everything from -30*F in Jan to 100+ in july/august.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by Teuvil
                            Heat rain ≠ Sun rain?
                            I missed a comma

                            Where's my flip off emoticon?

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                            • #15
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                              I am scheduled to ship out on 20101012. I have a feeling the weather wont be that great. I am in AZ and used to the heat! Not cold.

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