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Old 06-28-07, 07:18 AM   #1
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Dang - this rain SUCKS!

I have to rant a little. I realize how futile it is to rant about the weather. I mean its not like its anyone's fault. But GGGEEEEZUUS - I think I heard yesterday we've literally had it rain every day for like the past 40 days or something. And its raining hard folks. I want to say we've had a couple of days with like 10 inches or something crazy. It's coming down in BUCKETS. I'd complain about it screwing up my riding (which it is), but people are dying now. Something like a dozen in the past couple of days in this area due to flooding.

I just looked at the extended forcast looking for a break in it. No dice. They're forcasting rain through the middle of July. @#$@

K - you'll have to excuse me now. I have to get busy building my Arc.
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Old 06-28-07, 07:30 AM   #2
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I take it animals are gathering at your door, 2X2
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Old 06-28-07, 07:34 AM   #3
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Should we call you Noah??

I hadn't realized it was raining that much in Texas till yesterday's news. OMG, thats crazy all the rain you are getting.

You could come visit Colorado.
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Or come visit NC. Fast-moving thunderboomers nearly every evening, often with sheets of rain. But the days are usually nice and hot, evenings a bit cooler after the rains.
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The rain has been way too much. Feels like we're already in the middle of hurricane season.
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Old 06-28-07, 07:59 AM   #6
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The rain has been way too much. Feels like we're already in the middle of hurricane season.
I think I'd take a hurricane over this. At least a hurricane goes away after a couple of days.

Snowy - Colorado sounds like a great idea. Lots of mountain climbs and pretty gals.

Vega - NC sounds a lot like here although thankfully its not raining as much.

The Highland Lakes are doing their job and managing the flow but they are opening all the dams now and the rivers between are expected to be well over their normal banks for weeks.
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I take it animals are gathering at your door, 2X2
Yes, but it was just my cats. They were hungry.
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Got stuck in a major downpour on the way home on my short ride yesterday. I was so sick of not being able to ride I said screw it, I don't care if I get rained on, it's not raining now and that's reason enough for me to get geared up. Got half of my 8mi sprint route done dry. Other half, downpour! Tonight, if I don't ride again, I'll be cleaning the Flyte.
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It's up into Oklahoma too. We set a new all-time record for days-in-a-row with measureable rainfall yesterday. Flooding, rescues, evecuations, crops ruined. It sucks. And until something comes along to move the low pressure area that's causing it we'll keep getting wet.
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I think I'd take a hurricane over this. At least a hurricane goes away after a couple of days.

Snowy - Colorado sounds like a great idea. Lots of mountain climbs and pretty gals.

Vega - NC sounds a lot like here although thankfully its not raining as much.

The Highland Lakes are doing their job and managing the flow but they are opening all the dams now and the rivers between are expected to be well over their normal banks for weeks.

The what are you waiting for??? Pack up your bike and come and visit we are expecting temps in the 90's well into next week.

So much riding to be had here
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Are you going over to see "Evan Almighty" this weekend, then?
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Send it this way. I had the displeasure of watching a bird give himself a dust bath in my lawn yesterday.
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AllenG - you can have all you want.

There are places that are recording over a foot of rain in a day. Some places here have recorded more rain this month than they did for the ENTIRE YEAR in 2006. Dallas normally gets 33 inches average rainfall per year. They have 30 inches so far in the past month.

This is just freakin nutz. I've lived in Texas my entire life and I haven't seen this before.
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Old 06-28-07, 07:55 PM   #14
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Send some of that rain to Alabam. We're 20" below normal.
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Old 06-28-07, 08:00 PM   #15
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The Bermuda High (yeah right) is way east this year. The jet stream can't move it and everything coming out of the Gulf is getting dumped on y'all and getting pushed north of us. It's drowning y'all and dehydrating us.
I can't believe I'm saying this, but the good thing is we may get some relief by being more likely to be hit by tropical storms and hurricanes?

The southeast, come on down, the weather is beautiful.
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Are you going over to see "Evan Almighty" this weekend, then?
See? I think some of us are living it
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Sweetie, I've been doing everything in my wiccan power to get some of that wet stuff up here into the Northeast --- and with not too good of results.

WTH is left???? Nekkid campfire chanting?!?!?!? I tell ya!!



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Sweetie, I've been doing everything in my wiccan power to get some of that wet stuff up here into the Northeast --- and with not too good of results.

WTH is left???? Nekkid campfire chanting?!?!?!? I tell ya!!



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You do the nekkid campfire chanting and I'll whip up the weather manipulation satellite probes.
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<and so the wind is light and warm ... soooo inviting ...>

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I rode my bike to work yesterday. Weather report said clear skies in the morning, but "Violent Thunderstorms" throughout the evening, so I figured I'd ride in, leave my bike there and take the subway home, then ride home after work the next day.

But yesterday afternoon I was feeling lucky. And maybe just a bit cocky. At 6:00PM the skies were clear, bright sun shining, no clouds visible. So I figured "screw the weather report, I'm riding home tonight." I left 37th Street and headed north.

I made it to 180th Street before the skies just completely exploded with the most torrential drenching I have ever encountered in my life.

Unfortunately I live at 217th Street. Even more unfortunate, apparently I am an idiot: I kept riding. Between the facts that my brakes stopped working within a few minutes -- they literally stopped working completely -- and that the rain + sweat blinded my right eye for most of the 36 block sprint, I was a real mess when I got home.

...five minutes after which the rain stopped.
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AllenG - you can have all you want.

There are places that are recording over a foot of rain in a day. Some places here have recorded more rain this month than they did for the ENTIRE YEAR in 2006. Dallas normally gets 33 inches average rainfall per year. They have 30 inches so far in the past month.

This is just freakin nutz. I've lived in Texas my entire life and I haven't seen this before.
I've seen worse rain, but that was decades ago. The Memorial Day flood which inundated Whole Foods, when it was on Lamar near Tenth street.

I feel for the Marble Falls people -- they really got the brunt of it a couple days ago. 15 or so inches in an hour.
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