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Houston, We Have A Problem--Floods Shut It Down

Re: Houston, We Have A Problem--Floods Shut It Down

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Tue 01 May 2018, 10:56:45

dohboi - You should set your baseless assumptions aside and read the entire post. As noted here many times the Rockman understood the effects of AGW decades before it hit the mainstream. The Rockman's first degree wasn't in geology...it was a B.S. in Earth Sciences. I'm very disappointed in you, buddy. Houston may flood more often due to climate change. But it still would flood periodically even if climate change did not exist. As it has done for tens of thousands of years. Using floods in Houston as proof of climate change is very poor science. No different then a denier pointing out there is no global warming because during April about 3 weeks Houston temperatures were well below normal. A FACT but similarly very poor science.

But back to the topic. Sorry: I screwed up and got lost in the details. Here's a much easier description of the geography of Houston. So a 50 year floodplain, a 100 year floodplain, blah, blah, blah. What they aren't telling you is that every square foot of the entire city Houston sits in a floodplain. Yes, that's a FACT. And how do we know this is a fact: every square foot of soil in the city was deposited during a flooding event over the last tens of thousands of years. IOW every home, business and roadway in Houston was built on sediments laid down during some flood event. Just as every home, business and roadway in New Orleans (and ALL the rest of southern Louisiana) was built on flood deposits of the Mississippi River.

Trust me: you can't beat the geology on this matter. LOL
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Re: Houston, We Have A Problem--Floods Shut It Down

Unread postby dohboi » Sat 05 May 2018, 20:25:55

" Sorry: I screwed up and got lost in the details..." no prob...i post drunk more often than i should, too! :-D :-D [smilie=5baby.gif] [smilie=5bouncy.gif] [smilie=5bowtie.gif] :oops: :-| :mrgreen: :doubt: [smilie=3some.gif] [smilie=5crackup.gif] [smilie=5eek.gif] [smilie=5dunce.gif] [smilie=5forbidden.gif] [smilie=5grouphug.gif] [smilie=5headache.gif] [smilie=5hot.gif] [smilie=5masked.gif] [smilie=5shocking.gif] [smilie=5propeller.gif] [smilie=5squeeze.gif] [smilie=5umbrella.gif] [smilie=adora.gif] [smilie=adios.gif] [smilie=boxing.gif] [smilie=cachas.gif] [smilie=angel8.gif] [smilie=angryfire.gif] [smilie=BangHead.gif] [smilie=blob1.gif] [smilie=book1.gif] [smilie=bootyshake.gif] [smilie=color.gif] [smilie=confused1.gif] [smilie=crybaby2.gif] [smilie=cya.gif] [smilie=dead.gif] [smilie=dontknow.gif] [smilie=drunken_smilie.gif] [smilie=duckie.gif] [smilie=eusa_boohoo.gif] [smilie=eusa_dance.gif]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZmLx4w2VHo

Maria caused 18 times more damage in the U.S. territories than the second-costliest hurricane ...

10 Jaw-Dropping Findings from the NHC's Final Hurricane Maria Report



https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/ne ... ane-center
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Re: Houston, We Have A Problem--Floods Shut It Down

Unread postby ROCKMAN » Sun 06 May 2018, 12:00:46

dohboi – Good point. I think a lot of folks are confused about Harvey vs Maria. Essentially Harvey did not hit Houston. IOW we never got hit with hurricane force winds because the storm’s center stayed almost 100 miles south of downtown Houston. It did make landfall about 120 miles west of Houston and then moved back offshore. It didn’t make landfall until almost 200 miles east of Houston in Louisiana.

https://www.google.com/search?q=hurrica ... 52U3RGgs9M:

Many folks mistakenly believe Houston is on the coast…it is not. Galveston is. And although much closer to the eye of Harvey suffered much less damage then Houston. There was no significant wind damage in the Houston. We were hurt by an outer rain band that was stuck over the city for a very long time…moving just a few mph. And that was an extremely rare event for hurricanes rolling out of the Gul of Mexico that typically move 10 to 20 mph and pass over areas relatively quickly. One could say that Harvey’s lack of speed/energy is what crippled the city.

A very different dynamic then Maria.
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Re: Houston, We Have A Problem--Floods Shut It Down

Unread postby dohboi » Wed 16 May 2018, 14:07:42

In other Houston news:

Houston, Texas

Oh boy. We typically don't get our first 96° [35.6° C] day until JUNE 17th.
This is a month ahead of schedule.


https://twitter.com/TravisABC13/status/ ... 8784114689

Sign of things to come?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EdxM72EZ94
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