Monday, April 18, 2016

RAIN EVENT OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS

I had another post scheduled to go up this morning, but then it started raining....and raining...and raining...


The dot is us downtown, I wish this radar was animated, the rain has not stopped, it's what they call a self sustaining storm.  One weather person said it is like a living organism, it breathes in warm Gulf air and moisture and then exhales it to the North as rain and then then repeats it.  That keeps it from moving. This radar has looked like this since midnight.


Look at these rainfall totals...this is since it started last night.  The heavy rain started about 11pm.  And yes, those totals are inches of rain.  13", 12", 15"...there is one weather station that has reported TWENTY INCHES of rain. 

2nd Man and I are stuck at home today, of course in a high rise we are safe, but we can't get out of the building, most roads around the building are underwater.  We last heard from 2nd Family about 2am, they texted and said lightning had struck and fried their TV and computer and were without power.  Not sure how everything else is out at there but at 2am, they said rainfall had exceeded 10 inches.  It was coming down so hard, they couldn't get outside to check again. 

Words they are using this morning on every news station... 

"EPIC"
"HISTORIC"
"CATASTROPHIC"
 "UNPRECEDENTED"
 "STATE OF EMERGENCY"...

KEEP HOUSTON, INDEED ALL OF TEXAS, IN YOUR THOUGHTS!


32 comments:

Marcia said...

This isn't a hurricane or tropical storm? That's a lot of rain. Stay safe.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how horrible! and we are dryer than a bone.

Gemmagirl said...

Stay safe. Hope all bodes well at the farm, especially for the bees.

Ian's Girl said...

I came here specifically to check on y'all...please take care!

Carla said...

Deja vu from last year with all the flooding. Stay safe.

Anne in the kitchen said...

Looks ominous! Stay safe!

Terri said...

Yikes! Stay safe!

Texas Rose said...

I am an hour SW of you and I got 3.5 inches. I have water standing in all the low spots of my yard but nothing is flooded. I feel for y'all and your flooding. Hoping everything at the Farm is ok. Stay safe.

Elephant's Child said...

Stay safe.

Fiona said...

what happens in a high rise if you loose power or water? Or natural gas?

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

OMG! Please be safe!

bonnie said...

OMG is right, I've been watching the weather channel and that's all they've been talking about most of the day. Be safe!!

Ross said...

That's a LOT of water! Hopefully, 2nd Family is doing alright. May this storm end already.

Mike Yukon said...

Be thankful it's not a hurricane although it still is an issue to live with. I assume you have some food stocked for times like these so you can sit back and relax.
I recommend a bottle of Crown Royal and 2 straws! :-)

Gail said...

Stay safe.

Brenda said...

You are in my thoughts, hope the rain clears out soon.

1st Man said...

Nope, no TS or Hurricane just a thunderstorm (line of them) that instead of dissipating, they kept regenerating and wouldn't move on through. Crazy huh? Thanks!!

1st Man said...

I'd send some if I could!

1st Man said...

thank you! I am sure you saw the post today. Lost one hive.

1st Man said...

thank you for that!

1st Man said...

absolutely deja vu, very crazy! Thank you!

1st Man said...

Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Thank you for the wishes!!

1st Man said...

thanks!

1st Man said...

thank you!

1st Man said...

We're in downtown and being a major city of a few million people, downtown is well protected for that (so that businesses aren't down for long) and even if power goes out, it comes back quickly...now the stairs are ANOTHER thing, ha.

1st Man said...

THANKS!!!

1st Man said...

THANK YOU!!!

1st Man said...

It ended, we (and 2nd Family) survived relatively unscathed. Thank you!

1st Man said...

We DO Have food stocked and water. Both here AND at the farm, so if we had to leave and go out there, we're good too. Now the crown royal....hmmm, I will have to make certain we have that. Thank you!!! :-)

1st Man said...

Thanks!

1st Man said...

thank you so much!