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  • Mongol Hordes Gave up on Conquering Europe Due to Wet Weather

    05/28/2016 12:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 26 May 2016 | Conor Gearin
    It has mystified historians ever since. After a string of major victories, the Mongol army suddenly retreated from central Europe in 1242. Some scholars claim Mongolian politics forced the withdrawal, while others credit the strength of fortified towns in present-day Hungary and Croatia. But Europe could have been rescued by its own bad weather, an analysis of tree rings and historical documents concludes. The Mongol cavalry fed its horses on the grass of the Eurasian steppe, says Nicola Di Cosmo of Princeton University, one of the study’s authors. A warm climate in the early 1200s helped make the grasslands lush...
  • Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?

    05/01/2016 5:30:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 47 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | Katy Grimes
    Who is blocking 29 million in Los Angeles from getting water, and why Despite some nice rainfall this year, the more than two dozen State Water Contractors throughout the state have been told to expect 45 percent water allocations. A recent Daily Democrat article said 100 percent water supply is probably not even possible for many areas, and estimated that 60-70 percent of water supplies through the two state aqueducts could be as good as it gets. Special: Christie Brinkley's New Wrinkle Remover! 15 Years Younger For $5 While recent rain has helped greatly, state water officials say it’s not...
  • Storms to pound California with flooding rain, mountain snow into early next week

    03/05/2016 3:55:49 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 14 replies
    Accuweather ^ | 3/5/16 | Renee Duff
    Rounds of heavy rain will heighten the risk of flooding and mudslides across California as storms persistently roll ashore into the second week of March. Rain bypassed the state during most of February, but a shift in the weather pattern will steer storms into the California coast this weekend and into next week. "Storms will usher in moderate to heavy rain across California and heavy snow to the Sierra Nevada [through Monday]," AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun stated. Over half a foot of rain could fall across northern California. Snow levels will fall throughout the weekend, allowing feet of snow to...
  • flash flood warning Charlotte, just came in

    12/30/2015 7:08:52 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 12 replies
    accuweather ^ | 12/30/15 | accuweather
    Severe Weather Alerts - Charlotte, NC Areal Flood Watch Areal Flood Watch in effect until Thursday, 7:00 AM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service ...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... THE FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR * PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST GEORGIA...NORTH CAROLINA AND UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTHEAST GEORGIA...ELBERT...FRANKLIN...HABERSHAM...HART...RABUN AND STEPHENS. IN NORTH CAROLINA...CABARRUS...CLEVELAND...EASTERN POLK...GASTON...GREATER RUTHERFORD...HENDERSON...LINCOLN... MACON...MECKLENBURG...POLK MOUNTAINS...RUTHERFORD MOUNTAINS... SOUTHERN JACKSON...TRANSYLVANIA AND UNION. IN UPSTATE SOUTH CAROLINA...ABBEVILLE...ANDERSON...CHEROKEE...CHESTER...GREATER GREENVILLE...GREATER OCONEE...GREATER PICKENS...GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS...GREENWOOD...LAURENS...OCONEE MOUNTAINS...PICKENS MOUNTAINS...SPARTANBURG...UNION AND YORK. * THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING * VERY WET SOILS AND ELEVATED STREAM AND RIVER LEVELS AROUND THE REGION HAVE PRIMED THE AREA FOR...
  • At I-75 and University Parkway, it's construction vs. the clock

    09/22/2015 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Sarasota Herald-Tribune ^ | September 12, 2015 | Emily Le Coz
    In a state where four out of five traffic improvement projects bust their original deadlines, Florida transportation officials expect to beat the odds with one of the largest jobs ever undertaken in the Sarasota-Manatee region. Construction of the state’s first diverging diamond interchange at Interstate 75 and University Parkway, which began Aug. 3 and is set for two years, will end before the September 2017 World Rowing Championships draw tens of thousands of visitors to nearby Nathan Benderson Park, state officials promise. But the timeline leaves Prince Contracting, the Tampa-based company that won the $74.5 million contract, just one month...
  • Japan floods: City of Joso hit by 'unprecedented' rain

    09/10/2015 4:48:58 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 9-10-15
    Widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan have forced more than 90,000 people to abandon their homes. The city of Joso, north of the capital, Tokyo, was hit by a wall of water after the Kinugawa River burst its banks. Helicopter rescue teams have been plucking people from rooftops.
  • Strongest El Niño since 1997 may trigger soaking winter storms

    08/12/2015 9:54:01 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 59 replies
    Ice Age Now ^ | 12AUG2015 | Robert Felix
    The trend is significantly increasing the chances that storms will drench California this winter, according to a new report released by federal scientists. They say conditions are lining up in ways not seen since the winter of 1997-98, when downpours filled reservoirs and sent rivers raging during the last major El Niño.The chances are now “greater than 90 percent” that El Niño conditions that began in March will remain through this winter, according to the monthly El Niño report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://www.mercurynews.com/drought/ci_28458401/california-drought-el-nino-weather-event-is-biggest Thanks to Marcus Muraca for this link. “It is interesting to note the...
  • Storms wash away part of Interstate 10 in Southern California

    07/19/2015 11:13:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 20, 2015
    all traffic on both sides of the highway was closed. The westbound side of the freeway remained intact, but officers had stopped traffic while they tested its stability. A pair of small nearby highways that could possibly serve as detours were also closed. ... The showers forced the Los Angeles Angels' first rainout in 20 years and the San Diego Padres' first rainout since 2006. Saturday's rainfall broke records in at least 11 locations, including five places that had the most rain ever recorded on any day in July, Sirard said. July is typically the driest month of the year...
  • Climate change is HELPING Africa because greenhouse gases are bringing rain to areas that...

    06/02/2015 2:57:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/01/15 | Jennifer Newton
    Climate change is HELPING Africa because greenhouse gases are bringing rain to areas that have suffered drought for decades, says new study Climate change means rain is returning to previously drought-stricken areas of Africa exactly 30 years since Live Aid raised £150million to help starving people there, a new study has revealed. A severe lack of rainfall during the 1970s and 80s led to a persistent drought and famine, killing more than 100,00 people in countries such as Ethiopia. **SNIP** But now research by scientists at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science at the University of Reading, has shown how...
  • Texas floods and commodities: Farms face 'total loss for year'

    05/31/2015 2:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    CNBC ^ | May 29, 2015 | Robert Ferris
    Texas' farmers were among the first to applaud the rain that abruptly halted a grueling multiyear drought that had tormented the region. But what began as a blessing has turned quickly into a disaster, as corn and wheat crops rot in flooded fields. "I think it is not all farmers, but some farmers are looking at a total loss for this year," said Mike Barnett, a spokesperson for the Texas Farm Bureau. "You have some situations where farmers had a bumper crop, and now they have next to nothing for the season." The downpour has doused Texas with 35 trillion...
  • Alert: Obama’s Newest Executive Action Could Shred One Of Your Basic Rights

    05/27/2015 3:03:21 PM PDT · by lbryce · 21 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Thomas Agee
    Recent reports indicate federal bureaucrats are finalizing the details of a behemoth new Environmental Protection Agency mandate that would supersede property owners’ rights on any piece of land that contains any body of water – including a ditch that fills with rain water. Heritage Foundation Agricultural Policy Research Fellow Daren Bakst explained the ramifications of the rule, which will update the Clean Water Act of 1972, in an interview with The Blaze. “Property owners will not be able to engage in activities they should be able to engage in,” he said. “This will be devastating to private property rights.”
  • Floods in Texas, Flood Mapping, Flood Dollars [never let a crisis go to waste]

    05/26/2015 11:36:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Climate Lawyers ^ | May 25, 2015 | J. Wylie Donald
    Floods on the Rio Blanco these past few days demonstrate the link to climate change, but not in the way you think. It was a horrible Memorial Day weekend in Hays County, Texas. At least three people died from the worst flooding seen since 1922. The Rio Blanco crested at 43 feet, 30 feet over flood stage. Over 400 homes were destroyed and the interstate (I-35) was under water. The flood warning posted on the San Marcos, Texas website identifies the areas of evacuation. One area is that in the Blanco Vista neighborhood nearest to the river. Police officers and...
  • Obama Shares His Umbrella

    05/19/2015 12:49:02 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 29 replies
    ABC News clip on youtube ^ | 5-18-15 | unattributed
    After helicopter lands on the south lawn of the White House site. Two females share President Barack Obama's umbrella - Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and White House deputy chief of staff Anita Breckenridge.
  • Satellite Animation Shows February Return of the Pineapple Express to California

    02/04/2015 10:29:11 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | / 8 hours ago February 4, 2015 | Anthony Watts
    As originally predicted in this WUWT story from Monday, the pineapple express is here according to NASA:An animation of satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2015 captured the movement of a stream of clouds associated with moisture called “The Pineapple Express.” Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters The “Pineapple Express” has set up again and is bringing wet weather to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. An animation of satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2015 captured the movement of a stream of clouds associated with moisture that is...
  • Super soaker ‘Pineapple Express’ organizing for heavy rain in California this weekend

    02/02/2015 10:20:00 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 30 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 15 hours ago February 2, 2015 | Anthony Watts / 15 hours ago February 2, 2015
    WUWT contributor Dr. Ryan Maue writes on his Twitter feed: Can’t ask for better setup for enormous rainfall totals over NorCal & now linto Bay Area in 5+ days Looking at the model output below, I tend to agree, if the pattern holds. It sets up Northern California for the perfect orographic lifting enhancement in the Sierra Nevada mountain range that will not only provide a bounty of liquid precipitation, but a significant boost to the well below normal California snowpack.Most or northern California will get some benefit from this “super soaker” storm:The Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts show some parts of...
  • CALIFORNIA STORMAGEDDON!!!!!

    12/11/2014 12:12:47 PM PST · by Califreak · 67 replies
    Local News ^ | 12/12/14 | califreak
    So how are we all faring here in the face of this deadly NorCal storm? Since my house didn't blow away and I still have power I'm doing a cookathon laundry extravaganza!
  • California Welcomes Rain, Braces for Flooding

    12/02/2014 3:26:01 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    AccuWeather. ^ | December 2, 2014 | Brian Lada
    Drenching rain will fall on much of California through Tuesday night, bringing some relief to the ongoing drought and raising the risk of flash flooding. While a series of storms have brought rain to parts of northern and central California over the past few weeks, Tuesday's storm will bring the first significant rain event for Southern California since the spring. Some rain moved over part of the state on Sunday ahead of this week's storm, giving a preview of what is to come. ... Part of the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, California was closed on Sunday afternoon due to...
  • Acid Rain Has Turned Canadian Lakes into a Kind of Jelly

    11/19/2014 12:29:19 PM PST · by Bettyprob · 41 replies
    MSN ^ | November 19, 2014 | John Metcalfe
    Swimmers who dive into any number of Canadian lakes might not emerge clean and refreshed, but dripping with globs that resemble slimy fish eggs. A legacy of industrial pollution has caused great changes in the country's water chemistry, creating a boom in tiny organisms that transform lakes into "jelly." That's the gooey news from scientists behind a new paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, who say that populations of this particular organism have doubled since the 1980s in many of Ontario's lakes. The reasons involve a complex dance of species, but here's the short version: Acid rain caused...
  • More rain causes road problems, hotel closed in Bisbee

    09/23/2014 1:29:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Shar Porier
    BISBEE – Some parts of Bisbee received more heavy rainfall Saturday and Sunday nights which caused mudslides, rock slides and flood damage to homes, buildings and streets. Andy Haratyk, Bisbee streets operation manager, said his department is doing the best it can to maintain access to homes on damaged roads. Haratyk said two roads have been closed to traffic. “I only have one person with me on streets right now,” Haratyk said Monday. “We have only two. One is away on vacation.” Brewery Road is still closed after the Sept. 18 rain and more debris and rock came down from...
  • Southeast NM Flooding: Evacuees return home; Oilfields closed; flash flood watch continues

    09/23/2014 7:29:56 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    KOB Eyewitnes News 4 ^ | 09/22/2014 | Elizabeth Reed
    We're just praying there's no more rain, that our house is going to stay the same. But whatever happens, God has his plan," said Jennica Granger. OILFIELD ROADS FLOODED OUT. People living in Carlsbad caught a break from the rain Monday, but it's little consolation to people who've been hit in the pocketbook by all the flooding. The Pecos River is swollen, bridges are washed over and roads are closed. The San Jose Bridge was overrun by water early Monday morning, and the sidewalk near the bridge was washed out. The water level has gone down along the Pecos River,...
  • Steady downpour closes roads; river floods. Some parts of county record 6 inches of rain

    09/20/2014 9:13:58 AM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    SIERRA VISTA — Thursday’s slow-moving storm dropped as much as 6 inches of rain during a 24-hour period on parts of Cochise County, according to the National Weather Service. The steady rainfall began Wednesday afternoon and continued throughout most of the county on Thursday, gradually increasing the flow of the San Pedro River and creating flooding conditions that closed roads, including portions of Highway 92 east of Palominas Road. Cochise County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Carol Capas said some property damage was caused by the slow-moving weather front, with two women being rescued from a house in Portal early Thursday morning....
  • Phoenix, Valley recovering from record-setting rain, floods

    09/08/2014 10:26:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Sep 8, 2014, | Tim Gallen
    The Phoenix area is recovering from record-setting rainfall Monday that led to flooding in several parts of the Valley, closing schools, stranding vehicles and snarling commutes. Both Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer declared states of emergency while other local public safety agencies cautioned residents to be safe and not drive unless absolutely necessary. Several schools closed across the region, including the Maricopa Community College District, which cancelled all classes today.
  • Extreme Rainfall and Toxic Algae Blooms Near Toledo

    08/07/2014 7:18:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/07/14 | Sierra Rayne
    Even more climate hysteria, and still no evidence The recent toxic algae bloom near Toledo, Ohio—which severely disrupted the potable water supply to this city—has generated a lot of finger-pointing. Climate change features prominently as a common causal target. The Guardian initially attempted to blame this year’s algae bloom on hotter summers in the Toledo area, which overlooked the following basic facts ruling out this blame: “July 2014 was one of the coldest months of July on record for the Toledo region, Lake Erie’s temperature during the last days of the month was well below the historical average and the...
  • State of Emergency in Ohio: They can’t even boil their Water

    08/06/2014 3:16:16 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Surviving Argentina ^ | 8/4/14 | Ferfal
    The situation is very bad. It seems that water in the area is contaminated due to algae in the area, mostly in Lake Erie, which releases a toxin called microcystin when it decays. The algae grows best in warm, shallow waters like those of Lake Erie. It can’t be boiled, boiling only concentrates the toxin. What about filters? Even filters such as Berkey filters have their limitations. They are capable of filtering pathogens and microorganisms, but getting rid of a cyanotoxins is a different story. The way I would deal with the situation would be this: I’d drink the water...
  • Albuquerque hit hard by overnight flooding

    08/03/2014 9:57:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    KOB Eyewitness News 4 ^ | 08/02/2014 | Kai Porter
    Some streets looked more like a raging river. One police officer even tried blocking traffic with his car, while water moved in all around him. "This is really a shock. I didn't expect it, said Albuquerque resident, Rein Whitt-Pritchette. "I've been in Albuquerque since 1971. I rarely have ever seen that kind of rain before."
  • Deluge!Downpour prompts weather warning, extensive flooding

    07/12/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:06pm | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday night’s rain prompted a flash flood warning for Sierra Vista from the National Weather Service until 9:15 p.m., while police reported several flooded roads and intersections throughout the city’s west end. Sierra Vista Cpl. Bobby Essary was out among the storm when he reported that Wilcox Drive was “like a river,” and that both that road and 7th Street were nearly impassable to traffic. There were also reports of flooding along the Highway 90 Bypass up to Buffalo Soldier Trail, though beyond the flooding there had been no reports of people in danger, except for one...
  • Israel hit by late season rain storms, flooding

    05/08/2014 4:30:20 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8MAY2014 | By SHARON UDASIN, BEN HARTMAN
    Several road closures due to flash flooding in the south and east of the country, heavy traffic in nearly all parts of the country; 70 tourists trapped by flooding in the Arava. Ending a five-day spell of intense heat and dry conditions, lightning illuminated Israeli skies, and heavy rains caused chaos. Rains poured all over the country on Wednesday night and Thursday, accompanied by isolated thunderstorms and unseasonable drops in temperatures, according to Israel Meteorological Services. The downpour led to flash floods and road closures across the South, sending police search and rescue teams scrambling to rescue stranded drivers. In...
  • Pensacola, Florida, Is A Waterworld After Being Hit With 2 Feet Of Rain [PHOTOS]

    04/30/2014 7:03:57 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 4-30-2014 | Pamela Engel
    Pensacola, Florida, Is A Waterworld After Being Hit With 2 Feet Of Rain [PHOTOS] Pamela Engel April 30, 2014, 9:00 AM   Pensacola, Florida, was submerged under more than 2 feet of water overnight as flash floods hit the area. Alabama was also hit by heavy rain, and much of downtown Mobile is flooded, according to the Weather Channel. The downpour is part of the same weather system that has brought dozens of tornadoes to the Midwest and the South, NBC News reports. Downtown Pensacola flooded:(Click to the site for more photo's)
  • ‘Pineapple Express’ pattern for drought stricken California is shaping up

    03/01/2014 9:05:00 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    Whatsupwiththat.com ^ | 2/28/2014 | Anthony Watts
    Wet weather is again hitting drought-stricken California as the second and larger of two back-to-back storms makes its way ashore. The storms are part of an atmospheric river, a narrow channel of concentrated moisture in the atmosphere connecting tropical air with colder, drier regions around Earth’s middle latitudes.
  • U.S Muslims Rejoice in Abundant Rain After Prayers (Rain Caused By Their Prayers

    02/04/2014 12:59:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    Muslim Village ^ | February 5, 2014
    A few hours after Muslims prayed for rain to relieve the drought affecting California, the Bay Area finally got some rain on Sunday, February 2, soaking parched parks, brown hillsides and thirsty gardens. “Amazing coincidence? Muslims in the Bay Area went out for the Prayer for Rain, next day this happened…,” @mohamedghilan wrote on Twitter, posting an image for Muslims’ prayer for rain. “Shaykh @hamzayusuf & @ImamZaidShakir renewing the Prophetic Sunnah. From the longest drought to the biggest rainfall!” @KQZinstitute added.
  • Heavy rains cause flooding, serious injury (Israel)

    11/24/2013 3:45:44 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 6 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 18NOV2013 | Lazar Berman
    Heavy rains hit Israel Monday, causing floods and one serious injury. The coastal plain and western Negev were hardest hit, seeing 20-40 centimeters (8-15 inches) of precipitation. Flooding was reported in the southern coastal plain in Sderot, Rishon Lezion, Ashdod and Ashkelon, among other locales. In the western Negev town of Ofakim, the flooding caused a wall to collapse, seriously injuring a 56-year-old man. He was knocked out, falling with his head in a puddle. The man was transported in critical condition to Soroka Medical Center in Beersheba. Israel is not expecting additional heavy rain over the next few days.
  • Tropical Storm Karen Rain Dumps Official 9.11" on Southcentral PA Area.

    10/12/2013 5:06:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 11 replies
    York Daily Record, WGAL-8 ^ | 11/12/2013 | c_h
    Tropical Storm Karen dumped varying amount of rain all over the South Central, tri-county PA area, ranging from 5.6" to 10.2", but the "official" tally is 9.11"; all of it causing widespread flooding and misery. Multi-million-gallon retention ponds and containment areas overflowed quickly, wiping-out travel on roads and streets for much of Friday. I recorded 14.7" at my Condo's Weather Station, in East York, as of Saturday morning, at 6:45am. If you have pics of your area Compared to 2011's TS Lee, which dumped 13" over an even wider area, it's hard to tell much difference from the pictures coming...
  • D.C. area forecast: Shower and storm threat for March on Washington anniversary

    08/28/2013 3:30:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/28/13 | Ian Livingston
    Today's Daily Digit A somewhat subjective rating of the days weather, on a scale of 1 to 10. 6 Getting to the point where we could use rain, but not the best day for it. Quite humid too. Stay hydrated! Express Forecast Today: Variably cloudy, numerous showers and storms. Highs: Near 80 to near 90.
  • Nascar Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at the Kentucky Speedway Saturday, Jun 29 on TNT 7:30 PM ET

    06/26/2013 8:34:29 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 99 replies
    Heads up, Saturday night race! Camping World tomorrow night, Nationwide Friday night.
  • Presidents in the rain

    05/18/2013 8:17:59 AM PDT · by Domandred · 63 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5/18/13 | Domandred
    Did some research and found plenty of photos of Presidents in the rain. Thought I would share them. Yes I included ones of the current President. Notice the distinct lack of Marines holding umbrellas. No I didn't selectively pick other than image quality. Finding cases of Marines holding umbrellas is hard, almost like it doesn't happen.
  • FLOODED IN, West of St. Augustine, Florida

    05/03/2013 4:23:56 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    ME | MAY 03.2013 | swampsniper
    Daughter and son in law just came back in, they couldn't get more than half a mile from the homestead. There is fast flowing water over the road.It will be HAPPY GATOR TIME out here!
  • No, really: Maryland has a tax on rain now

    04/18/2013 7:33:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/18/2013 | Mary Katherine Ham
    Oh, my neighbors to the near north are always finding new and interesting ways to torment their citizens with new taxes. The state just plopped an escalating tax on top of its 23.5-cent gas tax, and now there’s a tax on rainfall. Rain has a price. A last ditch attempt to delay a new stormwater fee failed this week and now Maryland residents could get an unexpected bill this summer.When rain falls, pollutants get flushed into the Chesapeake Bay and because of that the fees will go into effect – a move critics are slamming as a “rain tax.”The Watershed...
  • The Rain Tax

    04/08/2013 11:42:49 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 14 replies
    Consider all the ways we’re taxed. When we’re born (birth certificate), when we die (death certificate), when we make money (income tax), when we spend money (sales tax), when we own property (property tax), when we sell property (capital gains tax), when we go to a concert or ball game (amusement tax), when we own a vehicle (license, registration, tolls, gas tax) and special taxes on cell phones, tobacco, alcohol, energy, etc. Then, when we die, they tax our income all over again (death tax). Heck, they even tax our bowel movements (flush tax). But if you thought they ran...
  • SDO Fiery Looping Plasma Rain on the Sun (Full HD YouTube video, length 5m46s)

    03/10/2013 11:42:31 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 4 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7Bj2qCDqEg&feature=youtu.be
  • Britain's cold, wet summer yields poor quality grapes

    10/16/2012 6:10:01 AM PDT · by Renfield · 10 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 10-11-2012 | Anna Edwards
    In recent years a warming climate has encouraged wine producers to set up business in England, with vineyards now covering 3,500 acres of countryside. But after a run of bountiful years, many have been left counting the cost of 2012's dreadful weather after the wet summer washed out this years harvest Now a number of the nation's wineries have been left with not enough grapes to produce decent quality wine. The news comes after it was revealed that many British fruit and vegetable crops have been similarly ruined....
  • Guess who isn’t afraid of a little rain? Mitt Romney attends rally, shakes hands of vets in downpour

    10/08/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 38 replies
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  • Obama Has Long Held Campaign Events In The Rain

    09/05/2012 4:23:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 9/5/12 | Andrew Kaczynski
    October 2008 in Pennsylvania: "A little bit of rain never hurt anybody"
  • Rain washes out DNC opening festivities (James Taylor, Jeff Bridges all wet)

    09/04/2012 2:43:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    My Fox AL ^ | 9/03/12 | Cecelia Hanley
    Rain washes out DNC opening festivitiesBy Cecelia Hanley Updated: Sep 03, 2012 11:02 PM EDT CHARLOTTE, NC (RNN) – Mother Nature likes messing with the political process. The Republicans had Hurricane Isaac that postponed their festivities in Tampa, and late afternoon summer thunderstorm cut short CarolinaFest2012 for the Democrats. As native North Carolinian James Taylor sang "You've Got a Friend," the skies opened up and people ran for cover under awnings, hotel drive ups, parking garages and covered restaurant patios. Many lingered to see if the concert would continue after a rain delay, but organizers canceled the event. Earlier in...
  • Obama campaign has an arena fallback plan in case of rain

    09/03/2012 1:31:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/03/12 | BYRON TAU
    Obama campaign has an arena fallback plan in case of rainBy BYRON TAU | 9/3/12 8:35 AM EDT CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Obama's campaign said Monday they would move his primetime address to the Democratic convention inside the Time Warner Cable Arena in downtown Charlotte in the event of rain. "We're still hopeful that we can speak in the stadium," deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on MSNBC's Daily Rundown. "We always knew that this could be part of the plan," Cutter said. "We'll make a call sometime in the near future about whether to move it indoors."
  • Rains wash away Mount Obama in Charlotte, N.C

    09/01/2012 2:17:49 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 269 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/1/2012 | Stephan Dinan
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A torrential downpour that struck Charlotte Saturday afternoon damaged the Mount Rushmore-style sand sculpture bust of President Obama — an ominous beginning to what many fear is a plagued convention. Workers were trying Saturday afternoon to reform the base of the sculpture, built from sand brought in from Myrtle Beach, S.C., pounding and smoothing out the sand that had washed off the facade.
  • The Latest USDA Drought Map Shows It's Still Getting Worse For Some Parts Of The Country

    08/30/2012 7:13:45 AM PDT · by blam · 10 replies
    TBI ^ | 8-30-2012 | Mamta Badkar
    The Latest USDA Drought Map Shows It's Still Getting Worse For Some Parts Of The Country Mamta Badkar Aug. 30, 2012, 9:41 AM The U.S. is still suffering from the worst drought to hit the country in over 50 years. And some parts of the country are being hit harder than others. The latest drought map from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows "categorical improvements" in MidAtlantic states of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Drought conditions also eased in Florida because of rains brought by Hurricane Issac. But conditions worsened in South Dakota, Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. All of Michigan's 83 counties...
  • Senators want to spend tax dollars to control the weather

    08/04/2012 9:16:32 AM PDT · by TribalPrincess2U · 25 replies
    dailycaller ^ | Published: 11:38 PM 08/03/2012 | Michael Bastasch
    If Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison and Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall have their way, rain will go away come again some other day of their choosing. Both Hutchison and Udall have introduced unsuccessful bills in the past that would have created national boards to oversee and fund research into weather modification. That is, artificially changing or controlling the weather. “I … am very supportive of and concerned about weather prediction and modification,” Hutchison said at an appropriations hearing in 2011. “And I think we need to know more basic science, and we also need to — to use...
  • Oregon Man Sentenced to 30 Days in Jail -- for Collecting Rainwater on His Property

    07/27/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT · by rawhide · 69 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7-26-12 | Kendra Alleyne
    – A rural Oregon man was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail and over $1,500 in fines because he had three reservoirs on his property to collect and use rainwater. Gary Harrington of Eagle Point, Ore., says he plans to appeal his conviction in Jackson County (Ore.) Circuit Court on nine misdemeanor charges under a 1925 law for having what state water managers called “three illegal reservoirs” on his property – and for filling the reservoirs with rainwater and snow runoff. “The government is bullying,” Harrington told CNSNews.com in an interview Thursday. “They’ve just gotten to be big bullies...
  • HAPPY FROGS, MILLIONS OF TINY TOADS!

    06/25/2012 5:29:30 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 26 replies
    self | June 25, 2012 | swampsniper
    The drought is over, got a sea of mud out here! The frogs are singing and tiny toads are hopping.We were really starting to sweat forest fires but everyone can rest easier now.Now I've got to figure how the damned skeeters are getting in the house. They aren't quite big enough to use the 12 gauge.
  • OH HAPPY DAY...IT'S RAINING!!!!!!

    09/17/2011 10:28:58 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 62 replies
    God | 9-7-2011 | Self
    Thank you God! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD2D6eter7M