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Freaky weather

Post#1 » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:47 pm

Yesterday was a historic weather event here on Long Island.

In a narrow stretch of western Suffolk County we got over 13" of rainfall in 24 hours, and almost 10" of that fell in the two-hour period between 6:00 and 8:00 AM. For the engineers out there, each of those two hours represented a separate 500-year rainfall event. To put it in proportion, it is more rain than we typically get in the months of June, July and August combined.
Roads and homes were flooded, the first floor of the local hospital was inundated and all the patients and staff had to be evacuated to the upper floors, and with the storm hitting at the start of the morning commute, hundreds of commuters were stranded or blocked from getting to work as the flood waters reached their time of concentration.

My home was okay, but neighbors a block away had their homes flooded out.
My brother, who lives a few miles from me, and whose property fronts a small pond, had the waters come to within 15' of his doorstep, and had a flood in his basement. I took half a day off to help bail him out (literally).

And today, it's all gone. The sun came out, the waters receded and all is back to normal save for some abandoned cars on the highways.

http://www.weather.com/news/commuter-co ... d-20140813

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/13/ ... tri-state/
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Re: Freaky weather

Post#2 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:51 pm

Yeah, it was unusually wet for out here in Skagit County, WA last Wednesday too, although obviously not anything like what you poor folks in Suffolk County got. Damn, I can't remember ever experiencing (or even imagine) ten inches of rain in two hours and I've spent some time in the Olympic Rain Forest, which is one of the highest precipitation areas in the Americas, if not Earth.
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Post#3 » Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:51 pm

My brother and friends sent pics of the LIE and Southern State Pkwy!
Crazy stuff.
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Post#4 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:31 am

According to DNews, the weathers gonna get all freaky again:

http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather ... hasers.htm

Looks like there's a massive Arctic storm about to descend up you 'mericans. Hope you're all gonna be OK.
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Post#5 » Mon Nov 10, 2014 11:37 am

Every year the weather continues to get more odd. Good where I'm at as it seems to get warmer and warmer... yet when it does snow, it's terrible... but it's gone in 24 hours ... :lol:

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Post#6 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:18 am

With fire-tornadoes in California and dancing hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, I thought it might be a good idea to check in and see how everyone is doing. :beer:
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Post#7 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:43 pm

Its the end of the world, as we know it.. And i feel fine!! :) :)

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Re: Freaky weather

Post#8 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:36 pm

Fortunately, weather-wise, we're fine up here in Cascadia. I have family in the south, though, that I worry about with those hurricanes.

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Post#9 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:42 pm

I'm in a valley between two of the ongoing fires. For a week it was smoke filled and the sky was orange. Felt like we were on Mars.

garhkal wrote:Its the end of the world, as we know it.. And i feel fine!! :) :)

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JadedDM wrote:Fortunately, weather-wise, we're fine up here in Cascadia. I have family in the south, though, that I worry about with those hurricanes.

Yeah I have peeps stuck smack in the middle of both of them. They said they can deal with the power outages and rain; it is the heat & humidity that is draining.
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Re: Freaky weather

Post#10 » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:22 am

The remnants of Hurricane Laura are coming through my area right now. It's mostly scattered, but we could see some periods of hard rain. It's raining fairly hard right now, but not crazy.
Which just reminded me to look.....aaaaand yup, my wife left the living room windows wide open.
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Post#11 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:36 am

didn't heard anything about bad weather anywhere worldwide... I am late with the news.
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Re: Freaky weather

Post#12 » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:34 am

Climate change, my friend. It all comes back to climate change.
Hurricanes feed on heat in the ocean. As the oceans warm, storms get stronger and more frequent.
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Post#13 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:44 am

Stik wrote:....aaaaand yup, my wife left the living room windows wide open.


Wives LoL :roll:
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Post#14 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:16 pm

Cole wrote:
Stik wrote:....aaaaand yup, my wife left the living room windows wide open.


Wives LoL :roll:


I can still recall. LOL, maybe that's why I haven't had one in some time. :rolllaugh:

On that note, keep in mind it's not nice to fool with Mother Nature :P
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Re: Freaky weather

Post#15 » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:51 pm

yeah I know of global warming, I just wasn't aware it was playing funny once more
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