There is a typhoon moving through Shanghai now. 2 inches sounds like a mild showery day.
Yep. 3 back to back typhoons named Joan on the 15, Kate on the 25th and Louise on the 29th in Oct 1970 shut down the whole Vietnam War in the I Corps South of Danang and operations shifted from combat to rescue operations right at the end of regular monsoon season
The rapidly rising waters threatened the lives of thousands of Vietnamese civilians, and air and ground units of III MAF cooperated with the U.S . Army and ARVN forces in a large-scale rescue effort . Disaster control sections were established at III MAF and 1st Marine Division, and General McCutcheon called on the wing to support the evacuation. Colonel Rex C. Denny, Jr., who was awaiting assignment as Wing G-3 , was in the G-3 bunker when General McCutcheon arrived to discuss the evacuation of thousands of stranded Vietnamese . 'A rather heated discussion ensued with the Wing and MAG-16 reps concerned wit h weather conditions and, of more importance," said Denny, "was the lack of control of the evacuees—they stated they would be hauling VC as well as legitimate citizens." According to Denny, General McCutcheon listened patiently, then responded, "As of now the war is over, let's get on with the evacuation" One of the results from my squadron.
Regular monsoon season wasn't much better. What the SW USA calls a monsoon and what Asia calls a monsoon are 2 completely different things.
What the SW USA calls a monsoon and what Asia calls a monsoon are 2 completely different things.
It is a commonly used and universally understood misnomer around here. We have even adopted the term "nonsoon" for times like last year when we hardly got any rain all summer.
Over the last four days, the state has experience abnormally heavy rain causing a lot of flash floods. Heavy rain is usually short lived but intense and destructive micro bursts are common.
Unlike most places, where a flood means a river is overflowing it's banks, here a flood is when a river actually has water in it (I am not kidding). Most of the drownings are caused when people don't pay attention to the warnings and find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
After I made my last post, I rode my bicycle out to the river bottom. This spot is normally as dry and dusty as Pelosi's...err...well it's dry. Take my word for it.
The first four miles of the bike trail doubles as a flood diversion channel, with gently sloping, grass covered, tree lined banks. I could see from the debris lines that the trail was under three or four feet of water yesterday. There were also several downed trees.
(from a couple of years ago)
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The terrain is a big factor. We got a total of 5-6" of rain in the flood of 06. Carr's Creek is normally only about 6 feet wide there at that time of year.
Homes swept away, I-88 carved up by rains The Associated PressEmergency personnel stand on Interstate 88 where flooding from Carrs Creek washed out the interstate on Wednesday, in Sidney. Two truckers were killed Wednesday when they drove into a chasm cut into Interstate 88 by drenching rains that flooded homes, closed roads, cut power and forced the evacuation of thousands of people across upstate New York. JIM MCKNIGHT
https://www.cnn.com/2021/07...-2021-scn/index.html Suspected to originate from Comet 96P Machholz, the Southern Delta Aquariids meteor shower occurs any time between July 12 and August 23 annually. This year, it peaks during the nights of July 28 and 29. Alpha Capricornids, a weaker meteor shower, also peaks these same nights. Known to emit bright fireballs during its peak, Alpha Capricornids will be visible for everyone. The Delta Aquariids meteor shower can be best seen from people in the Southern Hemisphere. The meteors, which tend to number 10 to 20 per hour and fly at 25 miles per second, are most visible between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. in all time zones, when the faint constellation Aquarius the Water Bearer -- the shower's radiant point -- is highest in the sky, according to EarthSky.
A dark sky is also important if you want to see Delta Aquariids cross paths with the Perseid meteor shower. Perseid, the most popular shower of the year, stems from a different radiant point, is brighter than Delta Aquariids and peaks during the early mornings of August 11-13.
A fellow brought a TH400 for a demo derby car that I built for him last winter. It's been through a few derbies, but in all these years, I don't recall this kind of destruction. These guys run HP LS engines at high RPM, put girdles around the engine and trans, use PTO type telescoping driveshafts and move them from car to car. This is what happens when you start moving the shifter like a jack handle at high RPM.
He wants to run at the county fair Saturday, so back to work I go. Just thought I'd share.
I rest my case (for now). Trees are not your friend. We have now had 11 or 12 power outages this year and all but 2 were caused by trees or limbs on the line. (1 was ice caused and the other caused by a moron losing control of his 'bubba truck' and running into a utility pole)
Because all that crap belongs to The People and they won't keep their crappy crap off my fence and property. It's a labor intensive pain in the butt and I'm really tired of The People's lazy attitude. Fire and herbicide, by law is not an option for me, but it is for The People but they won't because The People are lazy. Yaupon and other sticky thorny crap and it eats me alive.
Bushhogged some trails and shooting lanes where I have a stand about a mile back in at the end of our old place. My dad cleared that spot and planted reeds canary grass there 60 years ago. Not sure why he did it, since it's 1/2 a mile through the woods to get there.