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2015 Tropical storms and hurricanes

 
 
Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 01:23 pm
First one in the Gulf
https://scontent-sjc2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/v/t1.0-9/s600x600/11535658_10154020224294062_1156644588742082942_n.jpg?oh=28371c41090192e58851b3be4e015fd8&oe=562A54FA
 
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 01:44 pm
@edgarblythe,
I'm now craving spaghetti with mushroom sauce. Shame on you Edgar! I just ordered a late lunch from Seamless.com. #truefacts
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 01:56 pm
I want some too.
http://www.taste.com.au/images/recipes/tas/2010/07/24346_l.jpg
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 02:32 pm
We have a massive thunder storm overhead in ABQ at the moment with flash flood warnings and 60 mph winds. It has been building for about 5 hours and is finally here with house-shaking thunder boomers.

This one may bring us more rain than previous heavy rain storms this year.

Should be fun!

The dogs are scared and hiding under my bed.

Mom is a nervous wreck and thinks we are in great danger because of all the warnings she is seeing on the TV for areas two or more hours away from us. I think if she were a dog, she'd be hiding under the bed too.

I keep trying unsuccessfully to change the channel to get her to stop obsessing on it and getting more and more frightened. Beginning to hope we have a power failure since that will surely refocus her onto something else.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 02:48 pm
It has been raining like the dickens on the other side of Houston for hours. Lots of flood potential. Here: We had a few sprinkles about three and a half hours ago.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 02:53 pm
@Butrflynet,
I can kind of visualize what you are going through with your mother. They say to divert and redirect the attention, but I'm betting the "they" haven't been there and done that.

We had a heck of a storm Tuesday. It got the Animas River into flood stage and they closed the River Walk park. No damage or significant inconvenience. I almost think they call it a flood when the water fills the main channel.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 02:55 pm
@Butrflynet,
I'm sort of sorry I bothered to give my new plantings of hesperaloe (first grown at kitchen window from seed) a bit of water this a.m, but that gave me some more weed time.
Pfffft.


Strange spring, but I'm new here.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 03:01 pm
A few weeks back, the local weatherman said that our constant rain/storm systems may keep on through winter.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 04:18 pm
The rain has caused a mosquito population explosion, here. I just bought ingredients for a concoction to trap them.
1. a two liter bottle. Cut the bottle top off, perhaps a quarter down the side. After the concoction is put in the bottle, tape the top upside down in the bottle, sort like a funnel. Keeps them from finding the way out.
2. Pour in one cup hot water.
3. pour in one cup of brown sugar.
4. Put in one spoon of yeast.
5. Wrap the bottle in something like newspaper, because mosquitoes like dark places.
Put bottles like this wherever they congregate.
roger
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 04:50 pm
@edgarblythe,
I've used commercial fly baits on the same principle. After about two days you will have no doubt why they are intended for outside use only. The bait begins to smell like concentrated doggy do.
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roger
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 04:52 pm
@edgarblythe,
I wonder if your rains are going to be bad luck for Navajo Agricultural Products. For most of the past two summers, there has been almost convoys of large hay bales headed south. Not that we've got a rain forest up here, but the tribe has The senior water right to the San Juan River. They've been exporting our water for years.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 05:42 pm
I haven't noticed about the hay, but I don't live near that many cows and horses. I do know it is lush around here, after that devastating drought we had not so long ago.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 06:53 pm
Well, that storm petered out. The rain, winds and lightning lasted all of about 10 minutes and then we were back to blue skies again. Weather people embarrassingly said "never mind" and took back all the dire warnings of impending doom and severe storms and just left up the slight possibility of a flash flood.

We had some beautiful cloud cover while it lasted.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 07:03 pm
We have a very wet forecast for the coming week. I have been hiding all my projects and stuff in advance.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 13 Jun, 2015 09:19 pm
This is a good place for this youtube. It will be hot this summer. Maybe some of us can't afford air conditioning. This is offered as a cheap alternative. I plan to make one tomorrow, to test it.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 11:21 am
http://www.click2houston.com/image/view/-/33566584/highRes/1/-/maxh/500/maxw/500/-/cqj8tu/-/rain-thru-thurs-JPG.jpg
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 03:25 pm
@edgarblythe,
Good thing you are on higher ground!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 05:02 pm
@Butrflynet,
The highway out of Houston going pretty much straight north - To the northernmost edge of the county (Harris) several miles west. On rather high ground. That's why we are safer than many in the area. It's wind and trees I worry about.
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 10:00 pm
@edgarblythe,
In regards to the mosquito trap: it might work. The yeast consume the sugar and release carbon dioxide as a byproduct, which is an attractant to mosquitoes--as our breath is. What kills the mosquitoes though? Maybe the carbon dioxide itself. And it would be very cheap to make.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 14 Jun, 2015 10:03 pm
@coluber2001,
They get in and can't find a way out.
 

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