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Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Thu 08 Aug 2019, 12:15:42
by Tanada
New home record for me, 1.8" in three thunderstorms taking about six hours with downpours interrupted by about two hours of sunshine between each 30 minute storm.

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2019, 12:46:17
by dohboi
We had a similar oddly intense storm Saturday here, but not that much.


South India Hit by Flooding ... a-49964319

Monsoons in southern India have devastated the state of Kerala, with 22,000 people forced to leave their homes. Floods last year were reported to be the worst in a century.

... States across India have been badly affected by floods in the last week — at least 38 people have been reported dead and 200,000 moved to safety in the western states of Goa, Maharashtra and Karnataka.

Experts have warned that deforestation and increasing urbanization were at fault for the rising waters, as well as bad management of the dams across India.

... Officials warned that fuel shortages were widespread in districts which were cut off from larger cities. They also said that hundreds of villages in Maharashtra were lacking drinking water and electricity.

Floods hit Kerala in 2018. More than 200 people were killed in the disaster last August, which affected over 5 million Indians.

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Fri 09 Aug 2019, 15:25:01
by dohboi
Massive Boulders, Floodwater Rush Down Mount Rainier After Glacial Outburst ... -outburst/

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed 14 Aug 2019, 17:41:34
by GHung
FSA Bulletin - Report: Farmers Prevented from Planting Crops on More than 19 Million Acres

Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time last year.

Of those prevented plant acres, more than 73 percent were in 12 Midwestern states, where heavy rainfall and flooding this year has prevented many producers from planting mostly corn, soybeans and wheat. ... ns/2589128

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed 28 Aug 2019, 04:56:39
by EdwinSm
Japan's turn.

Three people are reported to have died as heavy rains pound south-western Japan

Authorities have asked almost one million people to evacuate, warning "unprecedented" levels of rain fall could cause the flooding of rivers, trigger landslides and submerge houses.

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Thu 12 Sep 2019, 21:52:57
by dohboi
Records keep getting broken:

Storm brings heaviest rainfall on record to parts of eastern Spain

Muddy water rushed through streets, washing away cars, and almost reached the tops of the front doors of houses along the riverbank. Water also overflowed the Pantano de Almansa dam.

The Clariano rose nine metres (30ft) in two hours around the Valencia town of Aielo de Malferit and destroyed a 16th-century bridge, according to the local mayor Juan Rafael Espí.

Train lines and roads were closed, and trees and fences blown over. A mini-tornado was also reported.... ... -on-record

Spain rain

Unread postPosted: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 02:26:19
by Whitefang ... Spain.html

You beat me D, on the news near my neck of the woods, abnormal 6 ft rain within a day or so.
I used to move people down there to do the sunbird thing, or live there permanently.
Amazing only 10 deaths with a near biblical flood, years of drought and then the heavens open wide.

Ten people in total have died in Spain in the regions of Andalusia and Murcia due to flash flooding brought on by downpours. The heavy rains have also damaged homes, caused the collapse of two bridges and forced roads to close. ... nd-almeria

At least eight people have died after heavy rains triggered flash floods in southern Spain, officials have said.
A British woman is also reported to be among the missing.
The strength of the waters overturned cars, closed roads, damaged homes and forced hundreds to leave their properties. At least 600 people had to be evacuated from their homes in Andalucia region.
Spain's weather agency said that up to 245 litres (65 gallons) of water per square metre had fallen on Friday morning alone. ... -balearics ... hern-spain

I cannot find the total rainfall data in cm or inches, might even be meters or surely feet.
Club med is being pounded by warm salty waters and severe cold fronts from the disintegrating GIS, the jet breaking down.
A totally new climate system, shifty and erratic, close to panic and sure to be violent with all that extra energy.
Alike people standing up, taking down the party people, the people that were in power up to 2016, then everything changed.

Above normal

Unread postPosted: Fri 13 Sep 2019, 06:39:43
by Whitefang

Rainfall/ Precipitation in Malaga, Costa Del Sol, Spain
Malaga, Costa Del Sol reaps on average 581.7 mm (22.9 in) of rainfall per year, or 48.5 mm (1.9 in) per month.
On average there are 52 days per year with more than 0.1 mm (0.004 in) of rainfall (precipitation) or 4.3 days with a quantity of rain, sleet, snow etc. per month.
The driest weather is in July when an average of 1.5 mm (0.1 in) of rainfall (precipitation) occurs.
The wettest weather is in November when an average of 115.1 mm (4.5 in) of rainfall (precipitation) occurs.

Normal for September is around 15 mm total rainfall. ... ern-spain/

The rising waters of the Ontinyent river, which rose nine metres (30ft) in two hours around the Valencia town, has destroyed a 16th-century bridge in Aielo de Malferit (Valencia).

This means a record since at least the 16th century......…a once in a 500 year flood, maybe 1000 years or even longer, millenia.

Finally....that took a while: ... -on-record

Spain’s AEMET weather service had forecast torrential downpours of up to 90mm (3.5in) an hour and up to 180mm over 24 hours.
The storm was expected to track across the Mediterranean regions of Valencia, Alicante and Murcia during Thursday and Friday.
One of the first places to be hit was Ontinyent, a town south of Valencia, where the Clariano river flooded the streets on Wednesday night.
Ontinyent’s mayor, Jorge Rodríguez, said the town had endured its heaviest rainfall on record, with more than 400mm by Thursday afternoon.

About 30 times the normal, way above I'd say. ... n-almeria/

Look at the video, a toilet like a butt cleansing Bidet...…a cool shower from below or behind 8)

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Sun 15 Sep 2019, 03:25:41
by dohboi
Wow. Thanks for all the links and info. Here's a video that captures some of the mayhem: ... e-a3972921

Meanwhile, closer to my neck of the woods, parts of South Dakota got pretty well drenched recently, too: ... ell-rapids


Unread postPosted: Thu 19 Sep 2019, 20:38:54
by jedrider

OK. Doesn't Texas know how to deal with this by now? I mean people are trapped every which way there. Didn't they get an alert to clear the streets and get to high ground? Just wondering.

I know this storm just blew up in hours, in a single day, but I think that would be adequate time for a 'Holy Shit' to get around, no?

P.S. Evidently, those that went to work in high rises made the right choice.

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Mon 30 Sep 2019, 07:00:55
by dohboi
Bihar and Uttar Pradesh: More than 100 dead in fresh India flood chaos

...The city (Patna) has been deluged with rain since Friday, submerging many residential areas. People are navigating the main roads - which are dotted with abandoned and partially submerged vehicles - by boat.

The PTI news agency quoted an official as saying that the amount of rain the city received was "completely unexpected".

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue 29 Oct 2019, 06:46:24
by Azothius
Prolonged Missouri River flooding could last all winter ... 36527.html

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Flooding along the Missouri River has stretched on for seven months in places and could endure through the winter, leaving some Upper Midwest farmland and possibly some homes encased in ice.

There are several reasons for the flooding, including high levels along the river, saturated ground and broken levees. And with forecasters predicting a wetter-than-normal winter, it's possible flooding could continue in some places all the way until spring, when the normal flood season begins.

In Missouri's Holt County, where Bullock serves as emergency management director, roughly 30,000 acres (12,140 hectares) of the 95,000 acres (38,445 hectares) that flooded last spring remain underwater, and at least some of that floodwater is likely to freeze in place this winter.

Similar conditions exist in places along the lower Missouri River, where broken levees will likely take several years to repair.

Nearly every levee in Holt County has multiple breaches and many haven't even been examined yet. Repairs aren't likely to start on most of the area's levees until next year, Bullock said.

One key contributor to the flooding is that the river remains high because the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is still releasing massive amounts of water from upstream dams to clear space in the reservoirs to handle next spring's flooding.

The Corps said it has been releasing more than twice the normal amount of water from most of the dams along the river and will likely continue at that pace into mid-December.

This year has been exceptionally wet in the Missouri River basin, and the amount of water flowing down the river through the year is expected to match the 2011 record of 61 million acre-feet (75.24 billion cubic meters). That is why the releases must remain high until the river freezes over in winter.

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Mon 11 Nov 2019, 11:56:10
by Azothius
It started raining at the end of September and hasn't stopped since: Coincident? U.S. UK and Western Europe enduring their wettest year ever ... ember.html

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed 13 Nov 2019, 04:29:54
by EdwinSm
Venice floods: Italian city hit by highest tide in 50 years

Parts of the Italian city of Venice have been left under water after the highest tide in more than 50 years.

The waters peaked at 1.87m (6ft), according to the tide monitoring centre. Only once since records began in 1923 has the tide been higher, reaching 1.94m in 1966.

Photo essay at:

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Tue 03 Dec 2019, 06:32:13
by Tuike
Why the floods in East Africa are so bad -bbc

Rain-triggered disasters, including flash floods and landslides, have killed at least 250 people and affected some three million people across East Africa in recent weeks, with about half of the deaths occurring in Kenya.

So why has it been so wet - is this global warming?

The effects of a warming world on seasonal rainfall in East Africa are unclear. As a rule of thumb (and by the laws of physics), a warmer atmosphere can hold more water vapour and therefore has the potential to produce more rain. Weather experts say the rains have been enhanced by a phenomenon called the Indian Ocean Dipole which, when positive, can cause a rise in water temperatures in the Indian Ocean of up to 2C. This leads to higher evaporation rates off the East African coastline and this water then falls inland.

Re: Deluge Thread 2019

Unread postPosted: Wed 04 Dec 2019, 12:17:49
by Azothius ... -area.html

Tropical Cyclone 06A is heading to the area where unprecedented rainfall has recently killed hundreds in Eastern and Central Africa where already one million people are displaced

the storm is expected to bring torrential rain to an area of the world which is suffering unprecedented flooding, with hundreds dead and one million displaced from flooding earlier in the month. Another tropical system is forming south of the equator and is expected to impact northern Madagaskar.