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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.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: ryanpow ()
Date: October 20, 2021 22:50

Getting some much needed rainfall in Northern California. Keeping my fingers crossed the forecast holds.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 21, 2021 23:49



Drumcondra 6.05am ------ 22 October 2021



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: October 22, 2021 15:35

Snow. On October 22. I blame the Aussies.




Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 26, 2021 06:43



Drumcondra 6.10am ------ 26 October 2021



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: October 29, 2021 09:50



..Its' gonna get cold before it gets warm ....
........................... Come To The Ball - Jagger/Richards

Drumcondra 6.15am -------- 28 October 2021



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: November 18, 2021 01:11



Drumcondra 5.54am ------- 18 November 2021



ROCKMAN

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: November 18, 2021 02:48

I live near Vancouver and we had historic rainfall a few days ago! My hometown got almost 300mm of rainfall in just 2 days! All highways are shut down due to mudslides, the province declared a state of emergency today and the government is sending in the armed forces to help out! In Abbotsford, just outside Vancouver, the highway is flooded over from a river just across the US border overflowing its banks. That land is all farm land but used to be a lake until it was pumped out in the early 1900s and there is a risk the pumping stations might fail due to all the high water. If they do fail, the Fraser River would start flowing in and the area could be under 12 feet of water!
About an hour north of me, the town of Merritt had to evacuate due to flooding of the river there. 4 months ago, the town was on evacuation alert because of forest fires from the record heat we got!
Luckily the rain has stopped but it's going to take a while to get things back to normal. With all the highways closed, people are trying to stock up on food like at the beginning of covid, so grocery stores have no milk/bread/eggs/produce and gas stations are running low! There are over 1000 people stranded waiting for the highways to open to get back home.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: SomeTorontoGirl ()
Date: November 18, 2021 14:00

It’s a bad one DGA. A friend’s daughter squeaked thru Hope minutes before the slide and barely made it back to Van. Stay safe out there.


Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: DGA35 ()
Date: November 18, 2021 22:12

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SomeTorontoGirl
It’s a bad one DGA. A friend’s daughter squeaked thru Hope minutes before the slide and barely made it back to Van. Stay safe out there.

Glad to hear she was able to get through! Last night, crews were temporarily able to open a westbound lane on Highway 7, the lesser travelled route to Vancouver, to all those stranded so a huge convoy of vehicles were escorted out of town and right now, all the semi trucks that were stuck in town are now allowed to travel the same route. Not sure what the east bound semi's are doing.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: November 18, 2021 22:36

I hear about the flooding in Western Canada, British Columbia. They are talking about a phenomena called "atmospheric rivers" here. Sounds frightening. Stay safe everyone.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: November 19, 2021 03:29

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Stoneage
I hear about the flooding in Western Canada, British Columbia. They are talking about a phenomena called "atmospheric rivers" here. Sounds frightening. Stay safe everyone.

Atmospheric rivers are nothing new except the awareness ie bomb cyclones and "polar vortex" blasts. Atmospheric rivers are, and have been, disastrous in various areas, generally on a much broader scale than a hurricane. Generally being key. Hurricanes and their remnants can be just as bad but are far more isolated because of areas A and B being, at times, quite far away, than such seasonal occurrences as to what's going on in NW North America.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: November 19, 2021 03:38

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DGA35
I live near Vancouver and we had historic rainfall a few days ago! My hometown got almost 300mm of rainfall in just 2 days! All highways are shut down due to mudslides, the province declared a state of emergency today and the government is sending in the armed forces to help out! In Abbotsford, just outside Vancouver, the highway is flooded over from a river just across the US border overflowing its banks. That land is all farm land but used to be a lake until it was pumped out in the early 1900s and there is a risk the pumping stations might fail due to all the high water. If they do fail, the Fraser River would start flowing in and the area could be under 12 feet of water!
About an hour north of me, the town of Merritt had to evacuate due to flooding of the river there. 4 months ago, the town was on evacuation alert because of forest fires from the record heat we got!
Luckily the rain has stopped but it's going to take a while to get things back to normal. With all the highways closed, people are trying to stock up on food like at the beginning of covid, so grocery stores have no milk/bread/eggs/produce and gas stations are running low! There are over 1000 people stranded waiting for the highways to open to get back home.

I was reading about this today and thought, Holy crap, how amazing. I have to check myself when I see amounts of rain doing ABCDEFG in parts of the world that don't get the amount of rain we get in Southeast Louisiana and just shrug at 5 inches of rain or 16 inches of rain in a couple of or few hours as just getting a little wet or needing to wear my shrimp boots to get to my truck.

That part of North America is, at least from my point of view, seeing that I live in a hurricane zone, rather docile, weather wise. This year has proven to be (extremely) different.

Who knows how many more times such a thing will happen this year through spring of 2022 there. Winter starts December 1st. Unfortunately something even worse could happen. It may take a few more big disasters for some drastic changes to happen in regard to how things are handled and built but I'm only going by what I deal with where I live. It's one thing to have the ocean visit with 120+mph winds, it's a whole other thing to have the sky turn your entire landscape into various kinds of weapons that have their own time occurring in how they happen.

Damn. Good luck and keep your head up... or down. Whatever works.

Re: OT: Weather around the world
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 1, 2021 01:10



Another 30c/86f day a comin'................
Drumcondra 5.56am --------- 1 December 2021



ROCKMAN

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