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Waiting for the words…. ‘build me an ark’

July 6, 2017

Just another Texas sized rain event heading my way

….a year before I arrived in Texas the state had a summer where the temperature stayed at or over 100 for 70 days while at the same time having a three year shortage of rain. Well this is not the case this year as far as the rainfall, and we will see how the temperatures go over the course of the summer. It seems to me that we barely get a day or two reprieve from the rain and then back into the cycle of evening and early morning thunderstorms.

Now having it rain is one thing but it seems like everything else in Texas they like to do things in a big way and Texas rain is no different. It appears that here it just doesn’t know how to just rain it has to come down with a vengeance that is akin to what surely Noah observed after he built his ark. The result being after almost every rain event it is followed with many newscasts talking about one water rescue or another.

Is this just the weather observations
of an old man
clouded by age and location
or has our weather
become more extreme in temperature
and our storms more violent?

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  1. July 6, 2017 1:45 pm

    Oh oh, Pete, are you espousing ‘global warming’..?! Just kidding; I believe there’s no question we’re seeing a warming trend and NOAA along with climate scientists has already demonstrated this shift towards overall warmer temps is causing amplification of some types of weather in certain areas. You happen to be in such an area so the likelihood you’ll see more violent summer weather and more precipitation is pretty good. Wish ya could send some of those thunderstorms up here..!

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  2. July 6, 2017 3:00 pm

    The weather and storms, in particular, are getting more powerful in my neck of the woods too. When it rains, it RAINS!! And when it snows, it SNOWS a lot! Call it climate change or global warming or the cycle of life or whatever you want. But it’s changing……

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    • July 7, 2017 12:35 pm

      I prefer to use the simple phrase earth changes considering our planet has cycled through warming and freezing so much so that glaciers once covered PA and NY. Maybe I am just getting old and feel the shift/heat and storms more? Thanks for commenting.

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  3. July 6, 2017 6:00 pm

    Texas has been like that since I was a child, not much new there. As far as global warming-nah; but climate changing due to the earth shifting on its axis-more than likely. I remember seeing a webpage used to adjust digital compass(for like a watch) for the degree of inclination from magnetic vs true North that was based on what year you decided to program the device the more ‘offset’ was needed.

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    • July 7, 2017 1:22 pm

      I tried to send you an email about your comment through your call sign at ARRL but it bounced back, so… When I was here at Ft Hood in 67 I don’t remember it being that hot in the summer but then again I was only 19.

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  4. Del Hoskins permalink
    July 6, 2017 7:12 pm

    Yea same here kd7ltn. nothing new……. I’ve seen some of the craziest weather anomalies… can’t wait for the seas to rise. Will have ocean front property! lolololllllooololll..

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  5. Jon permalink
    July 7, 2017 4:21 pm

    Sun. June 11th, was the first time I’ve ever seen snowplows plowing hail off the streets anywhere in Mn. We left out of here early that morning in my collector Cutlass because I knew what was coming. Avoided all the nasty weather by going north to Duluth across northern Wis. into Mich. Saw the videos on a local ABC affiliate website when we got to Lansing, Mich. Someone posted a fast video of the storm coming in & leaving; looked like midnight at 9am.

    I’ve followed articles by a scientist from the University of Fairbanks who thinks we may be at the cusp of warming & headed for cooler times. Can’t recall his name but begins with an “H”.
    Same guy also wrote an article in the News-Miner a few years back titled “Cooler Decades Ahead.”

    I personally also think this is a climate cycle. May be wishing for these warmer days if we return to the winters of the 60s-90s at least in the Upper Midwest.

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  6. July 8, 2017 10:00 pm

    Mud season was the worst we have seen it since we moved to N. Idaho. The entire road went to muck, but locals here say they have seen it cycle like this years earlier. The big snow season hasn’t hit since we’ve been here, but the locals keep saying every year get ready for it to cycle back around.

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    • July 9, 2017 9:31 am

      I remember a number of years when spring breakup was so bad driving from my cabin to the road was worse than driving in deep snow.

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