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:

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

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    1. 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!!

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  2. how horrible! and we are dryer than a bone.

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

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

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

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

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    1. absolutely deja vu, very crazy! Thank you!

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  6. 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.

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

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    1. 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.

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  8. 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!!

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

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

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  10. 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! :-)

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    1. 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!!! :-)

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

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