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  • 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, Ohiowhich severely disrupted the potable water supply to this cityhas generated a lot of finger-pointing. Climate change features prominently as a common causal target. The Guardian initially attempted to blame this years 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 Eries temperature during the last days of the month was well below the historical average and the...
  • State of Emergency in Ohio: They cant 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 cant 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: Id 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 nights 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 citys 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 ^ | 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 Earths 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 were taxed. When were 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
  • 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 isnt 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
    Twitchy ^ | 10/8/12
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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 ^ | 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 in an interview Thursday. Theyve just gotten to be big bullies...

    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.

    09/17/2011 10:28:58 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 62 replies
    God | 9-7-2011 | Self
    Thank you God!
  • TV Weather Dudes are getting out of Control - Vanity

    09/05/2011 12:11:44 PM PDT · by DJlaysitup · 39 replies
    personal experience ^ | 9/5/2011 | DJlaysitup
    Man-o-man...this is getting annoying. Here in North Georgia we are having some weather. Basically it's sprinkling with an occasional light breeze. Apparently there are some localized storms with heavy rain and strong winds. So instead of the usual approach of streaming the watches/warnings below the normal programming (with the occasional beep-beep-beep attention getter) - the weather dudes have taken over the channels and are making it out to be Weather WWIII. I am the last guy to diminish the danger of a tornado (lived through one) - but this weather paranoia is getting annoying. They are "urgently" reporting rain and...
  • North Texans awake to rain, thunderstorms Saturday

    08/13/2011 7:16:49 AM PDT · by JNRoberts · 43 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | 8/13/11 | Marty Sabota
    A parched North Texas received a pretty good soaking early Saturday, with more than three-quarters of an inch of rain reported at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
  • THE GREAT DROUGHT OF 2011 Is America's Worst Since The Dust Bowl

    07/12/2011 6:07:45 AM PDT · by blam · 76 replies
    TBI ^ | 7-12-2011 | Robert Johnson
    THE GREAT DROUGHT OF 2011 Is America's Worst Since The Dust Bowl Robert Johnson Jul. 12, 2011, 6:32 AM Fourteen states are suffering from a drought so early and severe that it's already causing comparisons with the dust bowl years of the 1930's. According to a story in The New York Times, farmers are running wells dry, crops aren't growing and livestock can't be fed. Its horrible so far, said Mike Newberry, a Georgia farmer who is trying grow cotton, corn and peanuts on a thousand acres. There is no description for what weve been through since we started planting...
  • NASA's Spitzer space telescope detects green crystal rain bombarding sun-like star near Orion

    05/28/2011 4:59:40 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies ^ | 3/27/11 | Peter Farquhar
    MORE proof that space is amazing, this time from the not-too-distant constellation of Orion, where one star is currently being bombarded with green crystal rain. The embryonic star is described as "Sun-like" - as in our Sun - and named HOPS-38. The crystals are a green mineral called olivine and have been spotted raining down from the clouds of gas engulfing HOPS-68 by NASA's Spitzer infrared detectors. Olivine can be found on Earth, in gemstones and on the green sand beaches of Hawaii. They've also been spotted before by NASA's Stardust and Deep Impact comet-watchers, but this is the first...
  • Heavy rains turn Ann Arbor soccer field into carp fishing hole

    05/28/2011 1:06:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 12 replies ^ | 27 May 2011 | Angela Cesere
    Paul Christensen cast his line deftly into the water. Seconds later, the line went taut and he went to work to reel in his catch. The outcome was never in doubt, but the fish was not giving up without a fight. After a couple of minutes, Christensen showed off his catch, a carp of about 5 pounds (more like 3 pounds), hooked on the soccer field at Fuller Park in Ann Arbor Friday. Thats right, a soccer field. Its sort of a making lemonade out of lemons situation, said Dirk Fischbach of Saline, who came out with Christensen Friday to...
  • Suddenly, The World Is Realizing That There's A Possible Revolution In Spain

    05/23/2011 8:24:43 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/23/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    It's sinking in that something big is happening in Spain, where the youth -- angry about high unemployment and public corruption -- have recreated Tahrir Square across 60 countries. Today TIME magazine asks if the "revolution" has come to Spain. Much of the content will be familiar to readers: Huge protests, economic stagnation, political upheaval, and so on. The key development here is that everyone is seeing that this is a big deal. And of course, the market has noticed.
  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Europe 'stealing Iran's rain'

    05/21/2011 6:58:14 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 5/21/11 | Barney Henderson
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused Western countries of plotting to "cause drought" in Iran by using high tech equipment to drain the clouds of raindrops. Moments after the Iranian president made the startling claim at the inauguration of a dam in a central province, it started to rain. "Western countries have designed plans to cause drought in certain areas of the world, including Iran," Mr Ahmadinejad said in the city of Arak in Markazi province. "According to reports on climate, whose accuracy has been verified, European countries are using special equipment to force clouds to dump" their water on their continent,...
  • Controversy Over Gov. Perry's 'Proclamation for Days of Prayer'

    04/23/2011 8:25:40 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 15 replies ^ | 22 Apr 2011 | Anthony Garcia
    EL PASO - The temperature's rising, fires are raging across the state, and now a political debate is heating up. The State of Texas is desperate for rain. More than 8,000 wildfires across the state have burned more than 1.8 million acres of land and destroyed almost 400 homes. The sky hasn't dropped one significant bit of water in three months. Firefighters are exhausted. That's why Governor Rick Perry has issued an official state proclamation for prayer in effect through Easter Sunday. That's not sitting well with everyone. "He as our governor, as our leader, should not make policy or...
  • Weather Control (Rain On Demand) in Abu Dhabi?

    01/03/2011 9:09:54 AM PST · by Yak · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 1/3/2011 | na
    For centuries people living in the Middle East have dreamed of turning the sandy desert into land fit for growing crops with fresh water on tap. Now that holy grail is a step closer after scientists employed by the ruler of Abu Dhabi claim to have generated a series of downpours. Fifty rainstorms were created last year in the state's eastern Al Ain region using technology designed to control the weather.
  • Fiercer storm set to hit Southern California

    12/21/2010 2:53:05 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 52 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES Hillside residents fortified their defenses as fire and police crews staged dramatic water rescues ahead of an even worse storm system expected to hit Southern California on Tuesday evening with more rain, hail and gusts up to 65 mph. Virtually the entire state has been affected by the storms that began Friday, dumping moisture from far Northern California south to San Diego. The National Weather Service predicted an even fiercer storm would roll into Southern California beginning Tuesday night, bringing 2 to 8 inches of rain in most areas and up to 10 inches in some mountains....
  • Calif. rain shatters records and more is coming (How ya doin' CA/NV/WA/OR FReepers?)

    12/20/2010 11:44:43 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 85 replies · 1+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/20/10 | John Rodgers - ap
    LOS ANGELES A storm pounding California with record rain and heavy snow spawned minor flooding, mudslides, small evacuations and road closures Monday, but forecasters warned that the bad weather's worst impact may be yet to come. Virtually the entire state was affected, from coastal cities to the Central Valley, Sierra Nevada and southern deserts. Rainfall records fell, numerous traffic accidents snarled roads, trees tumbled and even some horse races had to be canceled. Some locations in Southern California received more than 12 inches of rain,.. The storm was expected to intensify Tuesday night and Wednesday, with between five and...
  • Southeast Queensland braces for more storms after severe cells batter areas south of Brisbane

    12/15/2010 1:13:19 PM PST · by steveo · 1 replies
    The Courier-Mail ^ | December 16, 2010 | Tuck Thompson
    SOUTHEAST Queensland is bracing for more storms after cricket ball-sized hail, lightning and strong winds lashed the region yesterday. The storm cell knocked out power to 35,000 homes and businesses as it swept through the region. A motorcyclist died in a crash with a car during a severe hailstorm on Mt Cotton Rd in Thornlands, south of Brisbane, police said. Trains and road traffic were delayed as commuters were hammered by more than 2500 lightning strikes, localised heavy rainfall and winds gusting to more than 75km/h. Energex crews were working through the night to restore power to thousands of homes....
  • RAIN!

    12/12/2010 10:10:52 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Personal Account ^ | 12/12/10 | Eleutheria5
    In the US, it's not news. Here,though, where six months out of the year we get sunshine, sunshine, more sunshine and then more sunshine, when the rains fail in the autumn, it's a disaster, and we've had nothing but indifferent drizzles once a month since October. Now we've got a real downpour. I just was out in it, and the gutters were running like rivers, and there was actual SNOW on the ground, although not the kind that sticks. There's no bus service, the roads are nearly deserted, and I had to warm up by my space heater (central heating...
  • Israel needs Another Chanukah MiraclePray for Rain!

    12/04/2010 3:56:12 PM PST · by Amerisrael · 14 replies
    Israel needs another Chanukah Miracle. If you have tuned into the news then you have heard that there is a raging fire in northern Israel. We had an extremely hot summer and the winter rains, which are usually in high gear by now, have not come. This is a fire is burning out of control. Already nearly 50 people are dead. We need rain. We need a miracle. In between the time I sent out a cute Chanukah greeting this morning and the present, Israel has experienced her worst national disaster everand there is no end in site. The Prime...
  • Busy Travel Week Ahead, Busy Weather Too

    11/18/2010 6:58:28 PM PST · by dopplerdale · 2 replies
    Doppler Dale's Weather Post ^ | 11/18/10 | Dale Bader
    just in time for the busiest week of travel, Mother Nature is about to change things up. I have been watching several factors over the past few weeks that have been hinting at the possibility that the time frame between Thanksgiving and Christmas could be the most active winter weather time period for the eastern half of the U.S. for the entire winter.
  • Looks like Rain for the east on 2 November

    10/25/2010 5:28:01 PM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 33 replies ^ | 25 Oct 2010 |
    I checked's 10 day forecast for Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Charlotte, Atlanta, NY, and Boston. All report showers for 2 November. Let's pray this holds up. With early voting favoring the conservatives this may really help us blow them out. To bad Nevada doesn't get rain much.
  • CArson City getting blown away (high winds - non-stop rain)

    10/24/2010 7:34:13 PM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 46 replies
    Out my Window
    This has been a strange day here in the high desert. We have had huge gusts all day.Horizontal winds for a longer period than I can remember.I guess the talk of drought will be gone for a bit. I am getting concerned about flash flooding at this point. I hope it does not turn to snow. Political ads on every channel, all very nasty and now this. These are very odd days in Nevada right now.HuckOh, and prior to today this has been the wettest October on record.

    07/30/2010 4:37:06 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 39 replies · 3+ views
    email | 7/30/2010 | Anonymous
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  • Turn down the lights and try THIS tonight...

    07/03/2010 10:24:02 AM PDT · by Chasaway · 25 replies
    The interwebs ^ | "talladagash"(?)
    Good evening gentleman/ladies. 1. Get out your drink of choice. 2. Launch your favorite internet browser. 3. Open this in a new tab. 4. Then open this in a second, different tab. 5. Then open this in a third new tab. Once this tab is going, make sure to enter "Full Screen" mode. Turn down the lights, settle down and do what you do.
  • Youth Bids to Appease Rain God by Travelling on Bamboo Sticks

    07/01/2010 10:46:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | July 01, 2010
    Ramji Das Patel, a youth from Alirajpur village in Navsari district, has decided to cover a distance of 1100 kms on bamboo sticks for going to a temple of Renuja in Rajasthan for appeasing Rain God. He embarked upon his journey from the village on Wednesday. In a statement issued before embarking upon this mission, Ramji hoped Varun devta will respond to his plea.
  • Raining Oil On Louisiana?

    06/23/2010 10:35:57 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 48 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | June 23,2010 | Drudge Report
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