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Thread: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

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    Default Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?



    If you have this impression, you may well be right.

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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Sounds like we all need to take our scopes to Central Africa to give them some drought relief.
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Here is the forecast for where I am over the next ten days: Rain, rain, rain, partly cloudy, chance of showers, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain!!!
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Here is the forecast for where I am over the next ten days: Rain, rain, rain, partly cloudy, chance of showers, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain!!!
    Didn't want to like this Michael. I hear you. Its been truly snowy for us this winter.
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Three years ago we had record rain (+50"). The last two years we have had less than 3" total for each year. Too wild a swing for the breadbasket of the world!
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Parts of North Carolina received 100" of rain last year.
    We have about a foot of mud here in the yard, with standing water everywhere.
    The mosquitoes are going to be quite excited this year.
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    The hallmark of global warming is extremes, not a simple shift in the average. Warming implies more energy implies wilder swings.
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Maybe someone needs to set up for a major star party in the middle of the Sahara Desert!
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Quote Originally Posted by MistrBadgr View Post
    Maybe someone needs to set up for a major star party in the middle of the Sahara Desert!
    For now, the weather there would seem to be reliably dry. Namibia or Chile's Atacama desert also seem safe.
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    Default Re: Heavy rainfall events: more than usual?

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Here is the forecast for where I am over the next ten days: Rain, rain, rain, partly cloudy, chance of showers, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain!!!
    My grandson was in over the Christmas holiday for five days. Not one ray of sunshine in those five days. He was aghast when I told him that I hadn't seen the sun for the six days prior to his arrival either. Amazed we aren't vitamin D deficient.

    Personally I wonder how plant life is about the grow with such a lack of sunshine. I'm not just talking cloudy evenings. I'm talking periods of two weeks without sunlight. Tomorrow will mark only the third time since the early fall that there will two days back to back of clear weather. Sunday and Monday forecast to be clear. That's rare. Haven't seen that in a while and that's why it sticks out as something for me to take note off. Usually it's 5-7 days of cloudy, a day of no clouds (maybe), and another week of clouds.
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