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Texas drowning under 1 of wettest storms in U.S. history(recorded)
wnd.com ^ | 9/20/2019 | staff

Posted on 09/20/2019 10:05:44 AM PDT by rktman

Record-breaking rainfall from the tropical storm Imelda is soaking southeastern Texas. Some areas have been swamped with 20 to 42 inches (51 to 107 centimeters) of rain over just three days, causing catastrophic flooding that is among the worst in U.S. history.

Imelda, the first named storm to strike this part of Texas since 2017's devastating Hurricane Harvey, is currently the fifth-wettest tropical storm to drench the contiguous U.S., The Weather Channel tweeted today (Sept. 19). Storms that drop this much rain are estimated to appear once in a millennium, according to precipitation models created by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). But the last 1,000-year-rainfall to inundate Texas was Hurricane Harvey — which slammed the state just two years ago.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 1000yearrainfall; climageddon; harvey; hyperbole; rain; recordsonly
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Apparently they need to modify the statement "Storms that drop this much rain are estimated to appear once in a millennium,..." to "Storms that drop this much rain are estimated to appear EVERY TWO YEARS OR SO,...". Heads up Texans. Hope you guys and gals are all safe.
1 posted on 09/20/2019 10:05:44 AM PDT by rktman
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They could say the two storms so close together are signs of climate change.


2 posted on 09/20/2019 10:08:14 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: rktman

Climate change ping!

Left would be happy if TX disappeared under the waves.


3 posted on 09/20/2019 10:08:25 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rktman

Inconceivable!


4 posted on 09/20/2019 10:08:55 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: rktman

Southeast Texas, Beaumont ant the surrounding areas, as well as parts of Houston are like New Orleans and should not be places where people live, or at least not where we the United States taxpayers must keep paying to rebuild after a flood.

The people of New Orleans and Southeast Texas should move to areas that are less likely to flood.


5 posted on 09/20/2019 10:13:28 AM PDT by Meatspace
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To: rktman

Hit here in San Antonio last night. Rain was very heavy and every minute there were around ten lightning flashes for about an hour or so. One bright flash and thundering crash seemed to hit our back yard as I watched out the window and the power was lost and then I saw a burst of falling sparks where it seemed it really hit some power pole a couple hundred yards away. Power came back on hours later.


6 posted on 09/20/2019 10:13:58 AM PDT by AndyTheBear
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Have the commies over at the Weather Channel come up with some scary name for it ?

My favorite invented term from last year was "BOMB CYCLONE".

7 posted on 09/20/2019 10:14:03 AM PDT by SIDENET
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Texas drowning under 1 of wettest storms in U.S. history(recorded)

How old was the "reporter" that wrote that headline, and how old was the "editor" that allowed it to go to print like that? Was the story written as a text message on their iPhone?

8 posted on 09/20/2019 10:15:41 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: rktman

Sing it, Stevie Ray....

Texas Flood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC5H9P4F5Uk


9 posted on 09/20/2019 10:15:57 AM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Inconceivable!


10 posted on 09/20/2019 10:17:58 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: rktman

I just read I believe at www.wattsupwiththat.com that there was far more rainfall during the Little Ice Age which led to crop failure and starvation.

Perhaps the cooler atmosphere causes the water vapor to condense?


11 posted on 09/20/2019 10:18:02 AM PDT by KamperKen
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Who had the rain gauge 1000 years ago? 500 years ago?


12 posted on 09/20/2019 10:19:00 AM PDT by Starstruck (I'm usually sarcastic. Deal with it.)
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Two 500 year floods in two years for Houston.


13 posted on 09/20/2019 10:21:51 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Auto-correct has become my worst enema.)
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I-10 over the San Jacinto bridge is going to be closed for quite a while. Check out this drone video.

https://www.click2houston.com/weather/east-freeway-shut-down-at-san-jacinto-river-after-barges-break-loose-hit-bridge


14 posted on 09/20/2019 10:22:06 AM PDT by WASCWatch
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I-10 over the San Jacinto bridge is going to be closed for quite a while. Check out this drone video.

https://www.click2houston.com/weather/east-freeway-shut-down-at-san-jacinto-river-after-barges-break-loose-hit-bridge


15 posted on 09/20/2019 10:22:06 AM PDT by WASCWatch
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To: dfwgator

I did almost post that and “The Sky Is Crying”.


16 posted on 09/20/2019 10:22:34 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Uh, if it happened in the little ice age wouldn’t it have been snow? Just sayin’. :-)


17 posted on 09/20/2019 10:23:27 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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and soon Texas will be Green


18 posted on 09/20/2019 10:28:50 AM PDT by butlerweave
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MTGA? Make Texas Green Again!


19 posted on 09/20/2019 10:31:18 AM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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Clearly, a complete lack of understanding of, or total disregard for, the rules of statistics.

A ‘1,000 year storm’ is just a way of saying that there is a 1/1,000 chance of that happening in any given year. It does not mean that it isn’t supposed to happen every thousand years.

It’s like a 30% chance of rain - doesn’t mean that there’s a 1 in 3 chance of rain overall, just that they’ve estimated that only about a third of the area is likely to get wet.


20 posted on 09/20/2019 10:33:34 AM PDT by Quality_Not_Quantity (A law means nothing if it isn’t followed.)
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