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Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: August 7, 2021 04:39

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waterrats
Horrible fires in the US and Canada. Just yesterday, big floods in China's province Henan.

Just a week ago, ist started raining around here where I live. And then it just wouldn't stop. It just rained heavily. Now, whole villages have dissapeared, we have about 170 deaths to mourn and still people are missed.

Fo instance, there where small rivers, little bachs, which would rise up to 3.60 meters when they show high water. Last week, however, by this example, the water rose up to 8.70 meters. Within just an hour or so. So this maybe gives you an idea, what was happening here then.

Still, many villages have no energy or communication, Drinking water has to be brought in by lorries.

The amount of rain that fell in Germany, from 3.9 to 8.1 inches, which is common in Louisiana on the lower end and not really a big deal on the upper end (last week the area where I live, specifically, got 8 to 11 inches of rain within something like 12 hours) is astounding given the topography and how that much rain is not common.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: August 7, 2021 21:16

A bit early for fall. Aussies are starting to suck the sun and heat back early.




Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: August 8, 2021 02:50

Colorful wilderness Annie .... ^^^^^^

Stay safe wont ya ...



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: August 8, 2021 02:51



Ode to a high flying bird .....

Drumcondra 7.04 am --------- 8 August 2021



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: August 8, 2021 02:52

Need to stay warm, you…you..you heat sucker! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out


Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: August 8, 2021 02:58

Wish I could set the controls ta the heat of the sun ....

but then again everyone would be pink .... get it ??...pink ...

HHHaaaaaaaaaa



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: StonedAsiaExile ()
Date: August 8, 2021 05:26

Hot as hell here. We only have two seasons; hot and hot as hell.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: waterrats ()
Date: August 8, 2021 16:22

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GasLightStreet
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waterrats
Horrible fires in the US and Canada. Just yesterday, big floods in China's province Henan.

Just a week ago, ist started raining around here where I live. And then it just wouldn't stop. It just rained heavily. Now, whole villages have dissapeared, we have about 170 deaths to mourn and still people are missed.

Fo instance, there where small rivers, little bachs, which would rise up to 3.60 meters when they show high water. Last week, however, by this example, the water rose up to 8.70 meters. Within just an hour or so. So this maybe gives you an idea, what was happening here then.

Still, many villages have no energy or communication, Drinking water has to be brought in by lorries.

The amount of rain that fell in Germany, from 3.9 to 8.1 inches, which is common in Louisiana on the lower end and not really a big deal on the upper end (last week the area where I live, specifically, got 8 to 11 inches of rain within something like 12 hours) is astounding given the topography and how that much rain is not common.

Indeed!

You know, in the valley "Ahrtal" for instance, people live close to the little river since hundreds of years; in the case of the village 'Ahrweiler' now since 1100 years. So people built houses near the riverside and in general, it has been save ever since. There were some floodings during this amount of time, alright, but what has happend here went completly off the scale.

A workmate of mine saw a woman trying to cross the street although it was flooded and that woman was carried away by the waters out of sight and drowned. They found the corpse only days later.

That's what it was like. Any rivulet turned into a river and took everything left and right with it. Several houses were completely destroyed, leaving only empty space where they once stood. The town where I lived just 2 years ago: the main road turned into a river with water 1.5 meters high raging through the central shopping street. One corpse found under a car the next day, in the middle of the street ...

Really frightening. sad smiley



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Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: August 9, 2021 18:21

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waterrats
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GasLightStreet
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waterrats
Horrible fires in the US and Canada. Just yesterday, big floods in China's province Henan.

Just a week ago, ist started raining around here where I live. And then it just wouldn't stop. It just rained heavily. Now, whole villages have dissapeared, we have about 170 deaths to mourn and still people are missed.

Fo instance, there where small rivers, little bachs, which would rise up to 3.60 meters when they show high water. Last week, however, by this example, the water rose up to 8.70 meters. Within just an hour or so. So this maybe gives you an idea, what was happening here then.

Still, many villages have no energy or communication, Drinking water has to be brought in by lorries.

The amount of rain that fell in Germany, from 3.9 to 8.1 inches, which is common in Louisiana on the lower end and not really a big deal on the upper end (last week the area where I live, specifically, got 8 to 11 inches of rain within something like 12 hours) is astounding given the topography and how that much rain is not common.

Indeed!

You know, in the valley "Ahrtal" for instance, people live close to the little river since hundreds of years; in the case of the village 'Ahrweiler' now since 1100 years. So people built houses near the riverside and in general, it has been save ever since. There were some floodings during this amount of time, alright, but what has happend here went completly off the scale.

A workmate of mine saw a woman trying to cross the street although it was flooded and that woman was carried away by the waters out of sight and drowned. They found the corpse only days later.

That's what it was like. Any rivulet turned into a river and took everything left and right with it. Several houses were completely destroyed, leaving only empty space where they once stood. The town where I lived just 2 years ago: the main road turned into a river with water 1.5 meters high raging through the central shopping street. One corpse found under a car the next day, in the middle of the street ...

Really frightening. sad smiley

Hopefully no one will build that close to the river again. It will happen again. It will happen near by. This year, next year. Soon.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: MAF ()
Date: August 12, 2021 11:04


Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: waterrats ()
Date: August 20, 2021 23:03

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GasLightStreet
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waterrats


Really frightening. sad smiley

Hopefully no one will build that close to the river again. It will happen again. It will happen near by. This year, next year. Soon.

Of course it will. Here, there and everywhere.

Here's a video, showing the once beautiful Ahrtal near the place where I live, before and after:




Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: August 28, 2021 01:24



Its so foggy ...foggy ..... foggy

Drumcondra 6.47am ----- 28 August 2021



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: August 28, 2021 05:07

Ida is coming. This will be interesting.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: September 29, 2021 23:00




Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: October 9, 2021 06:49

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GasLightStreet
Ida is coming. This will be interesting.


I don't usually quote myself but this is quite particular.

Ida was extremely interesting.

I helped a friend that morning get gasoline for a generator a neighbor loaned her. Got some beer, went home, cooked up what I could, sat on the porch, enjoyed the breeze and, unlike me, took a nap. I woke up around 430 PM sweating - the power had gone out. Hung out until 3 AM when the winds got down to about 70 mph and they weren't an issue.

Later that morning I woke up on a planet I do not know. Wandered around. I was in shock, I figured out later: it looked like a topographical vomit. I wound up at a friend's house in a daze. Then I went somewhere else. Repeat. Eventually went home. 3 days later I figured out, dumbass, open the attic door. It was basically 89 degrees F in the house AT NIGHT! Opening the attic door, of which the attic has two decent sized "windows" that vent it, helped bring the indoor temp down to about 78F. The 3 prior nights reminded me of sleeping in India.

As of today I have wi-fi. I've stopped counting how long it's been. Wi-fi hasn't been a concern.

I've seen various reports about the gusts in the area where I live, with the highest being recorded at 124 mph, but nothing official in regard to being "official" since where I live there are no official readings. That may've come from a buoy on the lake (Lake Pontchartrain) or someone's own weather station on the the lake front.

Models showed expected winds up to 120+ mph.

The models were accurate. Extremely accurate.

Considering where I live and what I went through in Hurricane Ida, that high wind gust account of 124 mph doesn't surprise me - not because I got thrown across my porch two times or "my fence says" - and wind at ground level is generally nowhere near what it is at 30 feet yet alone 100 feet (above sea level especially) or because I saw trees do things I did not think were possible - but because the entire area had so many trees down and the water, from the storm tide/surge, was so high after the brunt of Ida.

The reason it wasn't worse is because of Katrina, which was a weaker storm.

My house shimmied like a boat with so many trees coming down, not so much on my property, but the surrounding area, that I didn't notice my power pole being ripped off the house from a tree falling. 2 other trees went down in one area. On top of that, the entirety of my property had, from what I could figure, 4 to 6 inches of water in it. I heard a number of trees fall on houses to my SE, and was able to see two 150 foot or so tall pines fall in that same direction.

Prior to Ida, which was a Sunday, parts of SE LE got up to 6 inches of rain on that Friday.

To this day, October 8, 2021, this part of the Louisiana region has had just over 80 inches of rain, a good bit above the yearly average, about 64 inches, which is the highest in the United States.

I spent a majority of Hurricane Ida on my front porch - the other percentage was on my back porch watching 5 pine trees. I heard 2 tornadoes. In a hurricane they do NOT sound like a train, they sound beyond fingers scratching on a chalkboard.

In a weird way, it's not much different than 2005 with the aftermath of Katrina - the Stones went on tour (not during Ida but in the time after).

The biggest difference being, I suppose, in that aspect, no new LP.

Once I got power back, 8 days later, I was grateful that I did not give up on my books, CD and DVD/Blu-ray library.

I'm lucky. Unlike people a little ways south of me, I have a roof, water, electricity and now wi-fi. I've gotten one tree chopped up, several more to go. Not one of them is an issue. I could leave them until the next property owner comes along.

I like chainsaws. I'll have plenty of wood for bonfires this winter.

There's a current lull in activity regarding active storms during hurricane season. I know damn well we could get hit again. People are under some kind of assumption that because the fall fronts are starting to come down we won't get hit again in SE LA.

Hurricane/climate history reveals that that is not true.

Regardless, life limps on.

In 2020 this part of Louisiana, for the most part, was not involved. Zeta was a small category 3 hurricane. Laura and Delta...

No one is ever "due" but there are aspects of "when". What happened with Ida directly vs where I live? Completely different - and where I live it's been pretty bad. And it's revealed some aspects of society that should be embarrassing to anyone in the developed world.

But. As a whole that is used to this kind of thing... we plow onward. At least we can see them coming.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: October 9, 2021 07:43

Hey Gaslight, good to finally hear from you! I'm sure many here were worried about you.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Green Lady ()
Date: October 9, 2021 16:29

Good to hear from you - we were wondering how you got on.

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