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  • #31
    83 degrees in my back yard today!

    Sucks to be the rest of you.
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #32
      Finally got a break for a day but the Pineapple Express is due Saturday. Expecting five more inches a day from that storm.

      Hey MM did you ever serve at Fort Ord? It's my preferred VA clinic and just a pretty beach area...
      Credo quia absurdum.


      Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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      • #33
        Originally posted by Bwaha View Post
        Finally got a break for a day but the Pineapple Express is due Saturday. Expecting five more inches a day from that storm.

        Hey MM did you ever serve at Fort Ord? It's my preferred VA clinic and just a pretty beach area...
        I took my graduate medical boards there just shortly before it was closed down.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
          I took my graduate medical boards there just shortly before it was closed down.
          Cool, did you like it there? Get off base much? Hey I'll rent some horses if you want to visit Henry Cowell St. Park. But it has to dry up first...
          Credo quia absurdum.


          Quantum mechanics describes nature as absurd from the point of view of common sense. And yet it fully agrees with experiment. So I hope you can accept nature as She is - absurd! - Richard Feynman

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          • #35
            Here's what a 'very likely' sequel to California's 1862 megastorm would look like

            The ARkStorm project reminds residents that preparedness is key.
            ...
            The division's best-known project to date is ARkStorm, a realistic scenario of a California-wide meteorological disaster that would cause floods, mudslides, and an estimated $725 billion in damage. While it sounds Biblical in nature (and you would need an ark to ride it out), the name stands for “atmospheric river 1,000,” an unusually intense version of the winding, water-dense currents that were pummeling California when Cox spoke with me from his office in Sacramento.

            When the team (previously known as the Multi Hazards Demonstration Project, co-founded with superstar seismologist Lucy Jones) began work, scientific understanding of atmospheric rivers was still in its infancy. “The science behind them was maybe 15 years old, because that’s when they put up the satellites that could detect these narrow bands carrying huge amounts of water,” Cox says. Locals have long experienced the weather phenomenon, which they called the “Pineapple Express” due to its association with storm fronts in Hawaii. But most people have forgotten the worst atmospheric river in recorded history—and the fact that a similar event could strike the Golden State again at any time.

            That singular storm, called the Great Flood, unleashed 10 feet of rain and snow over California in 43 days at the end of 1861 and the start of 1862. The precipitation formed an inland sea that stretched 300 miles down the Central Valley and as much as 60 miles wide. At least 21 people died, the state declared bankruptcy, and, Cox says, “it drowned so many cattle” that California changed from a predominantly ranching economy to the agricultural salad bowl we know today.

            But as quickly as it came, it was forgotten. “This not really taught in schools in California,” Cox says. “A lot of people don’t know about that.” ARkStorm attempts to shine through that historical myopia, and conceptualize what another flood of this magnitude would be like if it struck California today.
            ...
            But even the most humdrum ARkStorm predictions are hair-rising. One in four buildings in the state would flood. Rivers would swell and even coastal communities would be inundated, as floodwaters rushed to the shore too fast for the ocean to absorb them—a situation similar to the long, slow leak Houston saw after Hurricane Harvey. The biggest challenge is the sheer number of people in the path of destruction. The 1860 census recorded just 379,994 in California; today there are almost 40 million. The USGS team estimates at least 1.5 million people would need to evacuate, and still there would be “a substantial loss of life.”

            ...
            ....But how likely is another ARkStorm in real life?

            Very likely, it turns out. Using environmental forensic techniques like seafloor sampling, researchers have found these megastorms are surprisingly frequent, having occurred in 212, 440, 603, 1029, 1418, 1300, 1605, 1750, 1810, and 1862. Based on the most robust data, says Daniel Swain, a climate scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles, there’s a 50-50 chance of another ARkStorm pummeling California again by 2060.

            The only hope, then, is preparedness. Cox has worked with every group imaginable, from real estate developers to fire departments and other emergency responders. “We’re finding these hitherto-unknown vulnerabilities,” he says. By working through hypotheticals in advance, people are better able to respond to real crises. Cox’s team had worked with city officials in the Tahoe Basin, for example, and identified several weak points in their response plan that they remedied before a 2017 storm dumped 23 feet of snow in just three weeks. (There was, of course, room for improvement: “The impact of telecommunications wasn'’t as bad as we had considered,” he says. “We also didn'’t consider that there were some areas that flooded and remained flooded because there was only really one drain to the community, and they’d have to send these guys down in these scuba suits to unblock this drain to try to let the water out.”)
            ...
            https://www.popsci.com/ARkStorm-mega...ifornia#page-3
            TANSTAAFL = There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

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            • #36
              Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post

              DAMN, put on some shorts at least. Geesh all those woman and kids laughing.
              Cheering wildly and applauding, actually.
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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              • #37
                Blizzards lately, everywhere around us but this immediate area. We got some rain.
                Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
                  Blizzards lately, everywhere around us but this immediate area. We got some rain.
                  That was some wild storm, "bomb cyclone" as they say

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                  • #39
                    I was 100% sure this was going to be a Stormy Daniels thread. I guess there's too much TDS here. Anyway, it was in the 70s today. I drove home from work with my windows down and sunroof open.
                    "It is a fine fox chase, my boys"

                    "It is well that war is so terrible-we would grow too fond of it"

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                    • #40
                      70s on Wednesday and Thursday, upper 30s for the weekend with snow/rain mix. Ah.....Indiana in March.
                      The First Amendment applies to SMS, Emails, Blogs, online news, the Fourth applies to your cell phone, computer, and your car, but the Second only applies to muskets?

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Freebird View Post

                        That was some wild storm, "bomb cyclone" as they say
                        Yeah...winds up to 96 mph in places, avalanches in the mountains, had to bring out the national Guard to rescue folks trapped in cars.

                        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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