Re: Rain

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DO NOT BECOME ADDICTED TO WATER!


Posted by: OPINIONATED IMMORTAN JOE | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 11:11 AM
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It is a complete downpour.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:34 PM
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First Boston steal all our snow, then Texas steals all our rain. Who wants our forest fires?


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:36 PM
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+s


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:37 PM
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Well, I just cleared out an interior closet as a tornado shelter. We're too high up for flooding, but there were spots of tornado / high wind damage in various spots around us last night. (Smearcase: Like at Central Market.) Now we're on tornado warning again and I'm trying to distinguish between really loud thunder and the sound of a freight train. I am never moving to Oklahoma, I tell you what.


Posted by: Sir Kraab | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:37 PM
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Stay safe.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:45 PM
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All of the churches, activity centers, etc are housing people who are flooded. Red Cross is here. Another curfew for tonight. It's all very intense.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:47 PM
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But you're not evacuated and not likely to be? How are the kids holding up? Are the daycares/schools far enough away to be undamaged?


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:49 PM
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Kids are totally chill, it's all very interesting and fun for them, although the cabin fever is driving me nuts. Daycares are all planning on opening and accepting donations and implying that daycare teachers and families have already come forward needing help.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:52 PM
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Good luck. Be sure to keep the breakfast tacos handy, in case of an emergency.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:54 PM
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then Texas steals all our rain

You guys not getting hit by the storms like we have? We're way above average rainfall for May.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 1:57 PM
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There's an air raid siren going off.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 3:12 PM
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Tornado?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 3:16 PM
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Yep.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 3:18 PM
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At least it's not a bomber.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 3:28 PM
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11 Nope. It's going to rain a bit this week, and I think we're still going to finish the month with 25% of average. April was just a little more than 1/3 average.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 3:48 PM
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Bozeman, in contrast, ran 10% ahead of average in April, and is running more than that ahead of the pace this month. So, your Yellowstone trip will be lush, but smoky from our fires.


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 3:55 PM
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Over here in Arkansas, we've got flooding, hail, and tornado warnings tonight too.

Our house is on high ground, so we're all right. Down by the river, which is the poor/ish area of town, that's where the floods are happening. That's where many of my students live, too.


Posted by: delagar | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 4:14 PM
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Yikes. I hope they're ok.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 6:15 PM
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Yikes. Safe thoughts for everyone.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 05-25-15 9:05 PM
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We could document climate change by tracking the increasing number of blog posts and comments about extreme weather. I bet it's a big increase from the 80s and 90s!


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 5:00 AM
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21 I might throw your sample off. It's been relatively cool today at 104. Last week most days were over 110. Can't wait for July when it will get to be over 120.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 5:09 AM
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How is it possible that my prepaid mobile has run out of minutes for calls/text but I can still post to the blog*?

Also, I'm stranded. Send help. Or a car.

*And I'm not on WiFi either.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 5:33 AM
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Be careful. They have debtor's prison there.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 5:40 AM
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You might not be out of data or (more likely) they're not going to cut off your data, but you will get a huge data roaming bill.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 6:07 AM
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I don't think you can get a post-bill for prepaid service, that's sort of the point of it.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 6:12 AM
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26: but what if they can fold space?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 6:51 AM
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27: I was just watching Event Horizon last night. If that movie is anything to go by, folding space is a bad idea.


Posted by: AcademicLurker | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 6:57 AM
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It's got to be easier than folding fitted sheets.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 6:58 AM
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I feel very guilty that I'm not volunteering right now with clean up efforts, but I have flimsy reasons why I can't. They're literally asking people to drive back and forth with towels and wash them in your own washing machines and that sort of thing. (Which I'd be happy to do, but I don't know that I'd get assigned that kind of task, and I've got some commitments to help friends who got flooded, so I ... okay stop rambling.)


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 7:08 AM
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Also, can't post at the moment, should be able to get something up later on today.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 7:18 AM
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I think having four small children at home is a perfectly good reason.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 7:18 AM
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Well, none of them are at home at the moment.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 11:24 AM
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But you're supposed to pull it back, but not too far, and then the rinsing?

I'm not saying it's intractable, but it's sort of like trying to teach someone how to cook when you don't know how to do it yourself. Virtually every adult knows what's involved in frying an egg, but unless you've done it yourself, who knows whether you're communicating the key information?


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 11:57 AM
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Whoops, wrong thread.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 11:58 AM
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Barry, I forget where exactly you are, but I have a friend teaching in Al Khobar. Email at the pseud if you want contact info.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 12:15 PM
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37 Not there but not too far away. Email sent.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 12:41 PM
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37 37 s/b 36


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 12:41 PM
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NMM* to Mary Ellen Mark

http://www.maryellenmark.com

* who was indeed pretty hot, judging by the portrait on her home page.

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Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 12:52 PM
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Ugh, this week feels so surreal. The red cross is here, all these businesses are setting up volunteer stations and so on.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 2:16 PM
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As long as it's the Red Cross, you're probably fine. If the UN sends troops, then you should leave.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 2:18 PM
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What if Obama tries to invade us again?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 2:27 PM
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How did the Texas Guard stop it the first time?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 2:34 PM
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We held up signs that said "No Gestapo In Bastrop-o," don't you remember?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 2:43 PM
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Have Texans considered that they might be the baddies?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 6:25 PM
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45. But they have such great uniforms!


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 05-26-15 8:28 PM
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