Post in 'The Inglenook' started by thewoodlands, Jun 26, 2013.
Hope everyone in blair and jefferson co are alright
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I'm in northern Blair.....just heavy rain here so far...
It makes me want to move.
I know that according to my scanner radio, jefferson, county wide has been declared a disaster emergency due to flooding and other storm related damage. I heard some mention of blair as well- glad your ok
I will have to get bigger rain barrels
Multiple lines coming through in an hour or so, severe, but thankfully no tornado watches
Since we moved here we had 5-7 bridges taken out from heavy rain in 2009, we've never had a problem at our house but down in Colton they got hit hard by the fooding.
Sand sucks for your yard (our topsoil (4 inches on top of all sand is a mixture of sand & topsoil) so when we get heavy rain it drains great.
Been getting hammered in this area most of the day. We are in the Southern edge of the waves of storms. But five miles North of us from West to East is getting blasted.
Surprisingly in spite of all the flash flood warnings and prediction of 3in rain... We got nothing but a little drizzle.
Fine with me.
The bad news. Just as I was typing that last post a monster downpour started. And went on for twenty minutes. The good news, that two grand worth of dual downspout gutters I had installed last week work like a champ.
Charley, hope you didn't get it too bad, Schoharie valley usually gets hit hard. Roads washed out over night here (northern Otsego) Mohawk Valley; Herkimer, Fort Plain, under water. Van Hornsville, heavy residential damage.
West coast is feeling the heat. We hit 86 today which is not rare for Seattle, but where I live it is. California is baking with lots of 100+ temps.
Thanks for chiming in zap. These localized occurrences don't get noticed, but it's happening all over.
We are somewhat lucky here with any flooding as the house sits up higher than the surrounding area. The creek down at the bottom of the cliff moves fiercely though. The downsides are wind and lightning. Tonight I checked the radar and the storms split in half, with our town in the middle, as they sometimes do, due the the ridge. I decided to crack open a beer and get a fire going out at the pit. The lightning show south of here was spectacular, and then the rain started. It poured, but we managed to stay dry under the canopy of the trees for 20 minutes, or enough time to finish my beer. Cheers
Edit: After the rain I went back to the pit. As nice as the tree canopy is at the beginning of the rain, its 50x worse after. Those leaves just kept on drippin.
We were spared here ...you guys got hit hard....enough with this rain
Just started the monsoon rain here. I hear thunder too so the storms are headed here again too. Pretty much every day we have severe thunderstorms warnings and even a few tornado watches too. Summer is here, 90 degrees during the day, storms guaranteed after 5 or so. I had to re-stake my tomato plants as the rain has been so heavy they are getting beaten down.
We are fortunate the Delaware River is low this time of year, about 3ft you can usually walk across from PA to NJ without getting your belt wet. It's amazing to me how it can go up 5ft in a day or so!
I saw the flooding on YNN, holy chit. Some of those areas have been hit 4 or 5 times since 2006.
It looks like next Friday will be our first dry day, it will be another chitty week.
We're in the headwaters of the Delaware, Susquehanna, Chemung, and Mohawk rivers here. lots of it comin' at ya.
Stick to the high ground!
Death Valley is projected to break the all time world high temp record of 134 degrees in a day or two.
I'll take wet over drought any day ('cept maybe Tuesday, so I can squeeze in a tennis match).
A friend lives South of Las Vegas. She is in and out of her car as a home nurse. This is from yesterday.
It looks like we might get some wind with more rain, not good if it happens, time to fill the gas tanks.
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