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Offline aardvark

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Rain, Rain.. go away
« on: July 24, 2010, 02:20:49 PM »
We went up to Decorah on business  Thursday and returned  on Friday.  The weather was to have been stormy but we didn't get  any rain until we  got to Ankeny which is about 5 miles up the road.  It rained  pretty good and alot of flooding in the full creeks already.  So we  got home and just got the stuff in the house and it really opened up and rained  about 0.86 in 2 hours.  Thunder was also of good quality.  I was sitting at the desk reading the 258 emails  and  so forth.. and  there was a clap of thunder. I shouted "Well, I am going to need to clean out my underwear after that one."  I thought my granddaughter would split a gut on that one.

Anyway,  I noted  that the total rain fall  to date is near 30  inches and the average since 2000  is 32 inches.  I am certain that the year  total by end of the year will exceed that amount.

I am attaching two charts, if it will load showing this..  Kind of makes me wonder what winter holds in store.. I wonder if it will be the same as  last season..

Davis VP2 Plus; 24h  FARS; Extra Temp Humid sensor (2); Extra Temp Station (2); Soil Moisture/Temp Station;Weatherlink IP;USB; MAC Mojave;https://www.weatherlink.com/embeddablePage/show/1c484adbfa914d1aa10a58ad53ccd563/summary

Offline looney2ns

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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2010, 06:07:02 PM »
So how do you like living in the tropics?  :wink:

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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 06:47:11 PM »
So how do you like living in the tropics?  :wink:

Hasn't been much better here in Oklahoma.  Although this last hot spell (finally lifted the heat warning last night because it's been so hot for so long it's dried out the moisture in the soil) has made me wish for rain, we haven't had any in over a week.
                            MONTHLY CLIMATOLOGICAL SUMMARY for JUL. 2010

NAME: KOKTULSA13   CITY: Tulsa STATE: OK
ELEV: 620 LAT: 036:09:23 LONG: 0095:52:28

                            TEMPERATURE ( F), RAIN (in.), WIND SPEED (mph)

                                                 HEAT     COOL           AVG
      MEAN                                       DEG      DEG            WIND                        DOM
DAY   TEMP    HIGH   TIME      LOW     TIME      DAYS     DAYS   RAIN    SPEED    HIGH    TIME       DIR
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
01    80.3    89.4   16:51    68.9   06:49     00.0     15.3   00.00   00.8     08.1    13:54     ENE
02    81.9    91.2   16:28    73.2   06:52     00.0     17.0   00.00   01.5     09.2    14:54      SE
03    77.7    80.8   00:11    76.5   13:58     00.0     12.7   00.50   02.1     08.1    23:50     SSE
04    82.3    89.8   15:21    75.7   06:49     00.0     17.3   00.00   03.1     16.1    12:21      S
05    84.6    91.9   17:18    78.1   06:56     00.0     19.7   00.00   02.5     10.3    15:52     SSW
06    79.6    93.4   14:10    74.3   22:21     00.0     14.6   00.22   01.0     06.9    22:21     SSE
07    79.5    87.6   14:42    71.6   06:36     00.0     14.6   00.00   00.8     05.8    17:50     ESE
08    77.7    86.2   14:12    73.4   06:52     00.0     12.7   03.10   00.3     05.8    01:24     ESE
09    78.2    87.3   15:03    73.9   07:00     00.0     13.3   00.08   00.2     04.6    15:23      N
10    80.8    90.5   15:39    71.8   06:56     00.0     15.9   00.00   00.3     04.6    16:13     SSE
11    85.4    95.2   15:33    77.2   06:28     00.0     20.5   00.00   02.3     11.5    16:37     SSW
12    82.3    90.1   17:00    76.1   09:25     00.0     17.4   00.14   01.2     10.3    16:51      S
13    86.8    96.3   16:22    77.5   06:15     00.0     21.8   00.00   01.9     10.3    14:06      S
14    87.2    94.8   15:00    79.2   06:56     00.0     22.3   00.00   02.4     13.8    15:43      S
15    86.5    97.0   18:08    77.9   23:58     00.0     21.5   00.00   01.2     08.1    20:13      S
16    85.3    97.9   16:20    75.2   05:32     00.0     20.4   00.72   01.0     09.2    21:06      S
17    88.1    101.1   15:58    75.0   05:50     00.0     23.2   00.00   01.0     05.8    19:01     SSW
18    89.4    99.9   16:18    78.8   07:00     00.0     24.5   00.00   01.7     06.9    02:13      S
19    89.2    97.0   13:42    81.0   06:52     00.0     24.2   00.00   02.2     09.2    17:27     SSW
20    88.4    97.3   17:04    79.7   06:50     00.0     23.5   00.00   02.5     09.2    09:09      S
21    88.1    95.5   14:52    80.6   07:12     00.0     23.2   00.00   02.0     09.2    16:19      S
22    87.5    95.5   17:40    78.8   07:02     00.0     22.6   00.00   02.8     13.8    17:16     SSW
23    87.7    95.2   16:48    80.4   06:46     00.0     22.7   00.00   03.0     11.5    14:27     SSW
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
84.1 (84.7)   101.1  day 17     68.9  day 01   000.0    440.9   04.77   01.6     16.1   day 23      S
Max >=  86: 22
Min <=  86: 23
Max Rain: 3.10 ON 8-07-10
Days of Rain: 6 (> .008in) 6 (> .08in) 1 (> 0.8in)


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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2010, 06:58:56 PM »
I'll take some rain.

Zilch for months now.

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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2010, 07:56:57 PM »
So how do you like living in the tropics?  :wink:
ya, mon.. Ah's is bout ready to go to rain forest and pick ma coffee beans
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Offline Budmn8

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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2010, 08:00:27 PM »
http://www.kcrg.com/news/local/Lake-Delhi-Dam-Has-Been-Compromised-99164894.html

  This is what happens when there is 12-14 inches of rain in 2-3 days.  My Father in law lives on this lake(or what used to be a lake)  there are reports of entire houses floating down the river right now.

 its only 35 miles north  of me

Brad

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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2010, 08:06:34 PM »
well... the dam in New Delhi Iowa is not in good health,  water punched a hole in the dam.

I wonder how safe Coralville and Saylorville are?   
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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2010, 10:02:56 PM »
WOW!  That was some rainfall max - high and different from the mean for June - it seems to be following the pattern you had in 2008 (your record year so far) with another week to come.  I hope your dams Saylorville and further north hold out for you.

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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2010, 10:57:30 PM »
if Saylorville  would go.  North High definitely would be a loss as would most of downtown... I would be safe but still  a lot wouldn't .  It is  sort of funny that that dam at Saylorville was built to control flooding downstream.   some good it has done.

I recall that when I was in high school, the river did flood, but the levees held and the National Guard patroled them.  Now the Guard is in Iraq and who knows where protecting those who are not grateful .. anyway ...  then they built the dam and we have flooding over the areas that were to be protected.

They have an old hydroelectric dam downtown that hasn't been used for years,  I figure that if they would take that one out and the small one about 1/2 mile south.. the level of the river would drop about 20 feet and then that space could be used to hold the excess from the dam.  But then again.. what do I know....

This dam that collapsed  is over in Eastern Iowa, NE of close to the Mississippi... well maybe 60 miles of it  .   They said that they knew water was running under the dam and couldn't repair it in time... a few months ago

I am thinking we will top out around 40-50 inches like in 1993, but then again it is sure humid today but cool outside.. winter should be interesting.  :wink:
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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2010, 11:10:06 PM »
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Re: Rain, Rain.. go away
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2010, 10:46:54 AM »
Fascinating photos - thanks for the link. I had already checked out the other link and video. :)

TK
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