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Title: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Branson on May 25, 2015, 06:50:33 AM
Wondering how the folks here from Texas are weathering the weather down there?  Everybody alright?
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on May 25, 2015, 07:39:01 AM
 Lots of rain here south of Houston, but no flooding. Other areas north of here toward Ft Worth and Dallas, west to San Antonio and Austin are hit hard.
Lauver is sorta out toward Austin, perhaps he will check in.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: RedVise on May 25, 2015, 07:55:04 AM
Sorta relative posted a pic on face book of a flooded El Dorado Blvd  in Clear Lake. We had an apartment there back in the early 80's
Never saw the road flood while I was there.
But I remember the locals telling me once the bayous are full, the flat areas there flood pretty quick.

Brian
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on May 25, 2015, 08:03:00 AM
 It's Texas- It rains.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on May 25, 2015, 08:26:08 AM
I35 near San Marcos- Austin/San Antonio area-Friend of mine took this shot from a bridge.
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Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on May 25, 2015, 08:32:11 AM
Not to worry- Texans are prepared!
(https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/11066010_1592776130972186_1859459053921980039_n.jpg?oh=d63ba4718e95aae9fe5ee717e3f46178&oe=55FE57A6)
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Yadda on May 25, 2015, 10:24:44 AM
Lots of rain here south of Houston, but no flooding. Other areas north of here toward Ft Worth and Dallas, west to San Antonio and Austin are hit hard.
Lauver is sorta out toward Austin, perhaps he will check in.
+1

Southwest of Houston all okay!
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: HeelSpur on May 25, 2015, 11:09:19 AM
That's a lot of H20
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: mrchuck on May 25, 2015, 11:52:57 AM
Drove into Dallas today, and the creeks and rivers flowing full.
Our lakes, ponds and reservoirs are full and overflowing.
Lots of soggy bottoms.
Highways and roads are taking a real beating.
It can stop raining now, and thanks for it.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: oldtools on May 25, 2015, 01:21:17 PM
Too bad can't pump all that extra water to the drought areas.. I hear California needs some water...
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Branson on May 26, 2015, 04:39:53 AM
Too bad can't pump all that extra water to the drought areas.. I hear California needs some water...

Oh yeah!  Some areas have lost their ground water.  We're starting to look like Texas a couple of years back.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Yadda on May 26, 2015, 12:50:14 PM
Lots of rain here south of Houston, but no flooding. Other areas north of here toward Ft Worth and Dallas, west to San Antonio and Austin are hit hard.
Lauver is sorta out toward Austin, perhaps he will check in.
+1

Southwest of Houston all okay!

I almost spoke too soon.  We received 10+ inches of rain last night.  Hundreds if not thousands of lightning strikes in the general area.  Water from the street came to within 15 feet of the front door.  Major flooding north of me and near where I work.  I feel very lucky today that everything is okay for me.  Fingers crossed for everyone else.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on May 26, 2015, 03:35:46 PM
We had quite a storm go through last night and got lots of water in the yard. Started draining off, but it just rained some more.

We can handle a lot of rain. Alvin still has a record rainfall-
In 1979 Tropical Storm Claudette brought record-breaking rainfall to eastern Texas. In Alvin, 42 inches (1,100 mm) of rain fell in one day, which is the record 24 hour precipitation amount for any location in the United States.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Claudette_%281979%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_Storm_Claudette_%281979%29)
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Plyerman on May 26, 2015, 05:07:57 PM
Quick, somebody pull the drain plug!

(https://ifeodedere.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/down-the-drain.jpg)




Stay dry guys, hopefully the rains will stop soon.

 
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: mrchuck on June 01, 2015, 09:36:08 AM
The Trinity River is way above flood stage and the waters are heading towards Houston.
It has 322 feet of elevation to descend before it gets to the Houston Ship Channel.
Something to see.
We are fine here. All the Mallard ducks getting their daily ration of shelled corn.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: RedVise on June 16, 2015, 07:03:24 AM
looks like more rain heading your way via Tropical Storm Billy !  Yikes !!


Brian
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on June 16, 2015, 08:16:23 AM
We are sitting in the path of the "dirty side" of the storm. Right now it is near landfall south of Houston and moving slowly onto the coast near Matagorda, Texas. We will get tons of rain. I am sure.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Art Rafael on November 01, 2015, 06:59:44 AM
I heard again that the weather has been severe in Alvin, TX - tornadoes and torrents.  Much footage of the storms and destruction on national news this morning. 

Papaw and others,  I pray that you all have weathered it all ok and that you are safe and well.  My thoughts are with you.  Please keep us informed.  Ralph
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: humber2 on November 01, 2015, 11:44:49 AM
Alvin shown on New Zealand TV news here this morning.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on November 01, 2015, 01:15:20 PM
A tornado passed through Alvin hopping up and down every 5 miles or so. Missed our house by 2 or 3 miles, but tore up lots of trees and power lines. Our Volunteer Firefighter son answered 7 calls and worked all of them. Biggest damage just north of town with people hurt, but no fatalities.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Yadda on November 01, 2015, 03:00:13 PM
We got 6 to 9 inches Friday night.  I live northwest of Alvin. My street flooded, but it only got into the yard about 15 feet.  I found two of my trash cans at the end of the street otherwise no problems.
Title: Re: How are you all in Texas, with all the rain?
Post by: Papaw on November 01, 2015, 07:54:11 PM
Tornado Track
 (https://scontent-dfw1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xta1/t31.0-8/12182860_995274830525492_8717022067195131362_o.jpg)