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Faith
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Message 91 of 134 (852830)
05-17-2019 4:08 PM


We've got rain in our forecast and yikes more snow in the Sierra, over the next few days. This is getting pretty scary.

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Message 92 of 134 (852840)
05-17-2019 6:59 PM
Reply to: Message 91 by Faith
05-17-2019 4:08 PM


Why would you think this is scary?

Just looks like normal weather to me. Nothing unexpected, right?

And, yes, good boy doggies are excetionally attuned to the emotions of their masters. It's a co-evolution thing between homo and canis. My old departed Tiger, a pure-breed mutt, despised Jehovah’s Witnesses.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Faith
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Message 93 of 134 (852847)
05-18-2019 1:26 AM
Reply to: Message 92 by AZPaul3
05-17-2019 6:59 PM


Why would you think this is scary?
Just looks like normal weather to me. Nothing unexpected, right?

Quoting myself in Message 78:"More snow is worrisome because as soon as we have an extended period of warm days {and summer isn't far away already} it's going to melt and could cause serious flooding in Northern California as well as here in Northern Nevada."
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The flooding in 1997 was pretty bad. I was holed up with my brother and sister in law for days as their apartment building was high enough to be a sort of island surrounded by the flood waters. I'd also managed to park my car on a high spot. Others weren't so lucky. My brother's storage unit was under water. We saw lots of aerial shots of downtown Reno on the TV. The Truckee River had overrun the bridges and overflowed the streets for four or five blocks on either side. And California was having an even worse time so Reno hardly made the national news. But earlier I had driven to Reno in the rain through a gorgeous double rainbow that made it almost worth it.

And, yes, good boy doggies are excetionally attuned to the emotions of their masters. It's a co-evolution thing between homo and canis. My old departed Tiger, a pure-breed mutt, despised Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Well, hooray. Now if you could teach such a dog to explain to the JWs why they aren't Christians you get an extra hooray.

But I'm talking about three dogs which, on separate occasions when encountering Ted Bundy, crouched and growled and snarled at him though he was doing nothing, just being his "nice" self. People who witnessed the dogs' behavior thought it very unusual. Nobody knew at the time that Bundy was a serial killer. The question is What do you think the dogs sensed in Bundy that made them so belligerent toward him?

If you answer, it woujld help if you answered on the Bundy thread after Message 22.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 94 of 134 (852859)
05-18-2019 6:38 PM


Thunder and Lightning
i'm having a tremendous lightning storm here, which is a rarity. I just finished mowing the lawn an hour ago. Weather Bug, an app on my phone says the nearest strike was 1.7 miles away. I have only seen one flash but hearing lots of thunder. I love the sounds of a storm like this.

Of course, my lightning trigger for my camera is at home...crap!


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The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 95 of 134 (852895)
05-20-2019 8:30 AM


More snow in NW Wisconsin
We received another couple inches of snow yesterday. I had to drive in it. It was some of the worst driving I have had to do in a long time. The roads were warms so it turns slushy immediately. It was like driving on grease.
Luckily it was not snowing where my son and I were camping over the weekend. The Scouts had a campout in Chisholm, MN. (hometown to Moonlight Graham and next door to Bob Dylan's home town of Hibbing). It was below freezing when we got our of the tent yesterday morning. I am getting too old for this. This is the problem when you have a child later in life. 20 years ago I would have embraced things like this. Not so much fun at 56. But he enjoyed it so well worth the effort.

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Message 96 of 134 (852927)
05-20-2019 4:25 PM
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05-18-2019 6:38 PM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
Tanypteryx writes:

i'm having a tremendous lightning storm here, which is a rarity.

That front got to us in Idaho the next day, and it was pretty nasty at times. No lightning, but there were some downpours that were so heavy I had to slow my car down to 35 mph on the freeway just to see where I was going, and even then it was 50% guessing. It is extremely rare to have these types of downpours in our area.


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Tanypteryx
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Message 97 of 134 (852934)
05-20-2019 5:25 PM
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05-20-2019 4:25 PM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
It is extremely rare to have these types of downpours in our area.

It is pretty rare to have that intensity here too. The water was pouring right over the top of my rain gutters.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 98 of 134 (852942)
05-21-2019 8:20 AM
Reply to: Message 97 by Tanypteryx
05-20-2019 5:25 PM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
Spare a thought for us in central SA. Everything is brown and dusty. Just a few drops from above to take the dust out of the air will help.

Dusting doesn't help. An hour later everything is covered in dust again.

Indoors and outdoors.

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Tanypteryx
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Message 99 of 134 (852946)
05-21-2019 9:24 AM
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05-21-2019 8:20 AM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
At least it's not climate change, which must be a relief.

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 100 of 134 (853057)
05-22-2019 6:22 AM
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05-21-2019 9:24 AM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
I live in a place with a (relatively) very boring climate. So, please forgive me.

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Faith
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Message 101 of 134 (853079)
05-22-2019 10:34 AM
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05-22-2019 6:22 AM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
You must get your water from wells? Are there enough of them to irrigate all that dust?

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Message 102 of 134 (853161)
05-23-2019 7:37 AM
Reply to: Message 101 by Faith
05-22-2019 10:34 AM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
Nope. From reservoirs. Man-made reservoirs. Piped to our homes.

It normally can rain between the middle of September to the end of April. Water is collected in the reservoirs during that time. The months when we don't get rain are in our winter. Nothing grows. Just brown earth. Hence all the dust.

Just remember, SA used to be a first world country with all the bells and whistles until around 30 years ago. Not anymore. It's descending into chaos and lots and lots of hungry children together with very rich politicians.

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Faith
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Message 103 of 134 (853172)
05-23-2019 10:11 AM
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05-23-2019 7:37 AM


Re: Thunder and Lightning
Same fate I keep foreseeing for the US.

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Faith
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Message 104 of 134 (855147)
06-16-2019 8:13 PM


The snow pack is melting
So far not the major flooding I kept thinking could happen with the snow pack as deep as it is and the highs even at Tahoe hitting the 80s, though there have been some flood warnings for the smaller rivers in the area, where they've been piling up the sandbags. Nothing too serious though. They keep warning people to stay out of the Truckee because it's running high and fast and is so cold you'll be paralyzed in very short order if you fall into it. But no serious flooding.

But then about an hour ago there was one of those radio warnings with all the beeping noises, that they're expecting flash flooding in California, on the other side of the mountains, mostly in the area of the big fire last year. Well I'll pray for them.

I AM relieved it hasn't been too bad on either side so far, hope it stays at this level.

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Message 105 of 134 (855171)
06-17-2019 9:25 AM


Only one more week and then it will be Summer.

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