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And, as usual, earthquakes are being reported in the Yellowstone caldera. Unfortunately, the ash would not reach Trump Tower in NYC.


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TollandRCR wrote:And, as usual, earthquakes are being reported in the Yellowstone caldera. Unfortunately, the ash would not reach Trump Tower in NYC.
Um... you would kind of need to go off-planet to avoid all of the consequences of a Yellowstone supervolcano eruption.


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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:46 pm

Indeed. It would be "bad," in the Ghostbusters sense.


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Post by Slartibartfast » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:48 pm

Agreed. It's a big Twinkie.


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Post by ZekeB » Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:53 pm

maydijo wrote:Yeah, it's totally Texas's fault it got hit by a hurricane. If they'd only configured a different tax system, this whole thing could've been avoided. Oregon doesn't have sales tax, but it has income tax. As a result, nothing bad ever happens there.
I'm still waiting for an additional $513 refund for tax year 2015 from Oregon because of an audit they screwed up. They know if they give that to me now the fires will get yuuuger. Perhaps I can depend on getting it this winter, after the fire season...


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Post by TollandRCR » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:10 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:
TollandRCR wrote:And, as usual, earthquakes are being reported in the Yellowstone caldera. Unfortunately, the ash would not reach Trump Tower in NYC.
Um... you would kind of need to go off-planet to avoid all of the consequences of a Yellowstone supervolcano eruption.
True, but one is inevitable.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:30 pm

Slartibartfast wrote:Agreed. It's a big Twinkie.
As in, "Tell him about the Twinkie"?!!! :eek2:


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Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Slartibartfast wrote:Agreed. It's a big Twinkie.
As in, "Tell him about the Twinkie"?!!! :eek2:
As in bigger than that Twinkie. As in, "take a big chunk of Yellowstone, drop it a mile down into a lake of molten rock, blow it all up, and distribute the ash across the entire midwest." As in, " the Richter Scale gets turned up to 11."
Edit: Richter 11 is hyperbole. Probably wouldn't be more than a mid-9.


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Mikedunford wrote:
Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Slartibartfast wrote:Agreed. It's a big Twinkie.
As in, "Tell him about the Twinkie"?!!! :eek2:
As in bigger than that Twinkie. As in, "take a big chunk of Yellowstone, drop it a mile down into a lake of molten rock, blow it all up, and distribute the ash across the entire midwest." As in, " the Richter Scale gets turned up to 11."
Edit: Richter 11 is hyperbole. Probably wouldn't be more than a mid-9.
on hurricanes, from SciAm:
Are Category 6 Hurricanes Coming Soon?
Tropical cyclones like Irene are predicted to be more powerful this year, thanks to natural conditions, but researchers disagree on how to rate that intensity
By Jim W. Harper on August 23, 2011

Editor’s Note (9-5-17): As Hurricane Irma rapidly intensifies, with winds exceeding 180 mph, Scientific American reviews some of the science involved in predicting, tracking and understanding these massive storms. This article—originally published on 08/23/2011—looks at whether we will soon be facing Category 6 hurricanes.
https://www.scientificamerican.com/arti ... es-coming/



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:48 am

Awake in my hotel room in San Antonio so I can catch a 5 am flight to Long Island via Baltimore instead of the midday more convenient flight via Orlando which Irma has canceled. :x

My original flights for this trip were canceled both going and returning.

Tired, so tired. ;)


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Good luck on the trip. I hope things went as well as can be expected in Texas for you.



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Post by stoppingby » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:15 am

Take care Volkonski! I hope the repairs are going okay in your home in Houston!



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Post by June bug » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:25 am

Hope everything went as well as it could under the circumstances, Volky. :bighug: :bighug: to you and yours!



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:40 pm

May the wild turkey trio greet and bless you upon your return to the northern hinterland, V.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Sep 13, 2017 11:09 am

Harvey brought catastrophic devastation to the Houston region. The next storm may not be so kind.
What's more daunting than a historic flood that killed more than 70 people, inundated thousands of homes and caused damage totaling an estimated $150 billion?

The realization that Harvey wasn't even the big one.
http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/co ... mpid=btfpm


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After the back-to-back blows from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, you might be wondering if we are now in the clear for the rest of hurricane season.

The truth is that we don't know for sure whether the U.S. will be affected directly by another tropical storm or hurricane this year. We can, however, examine what is typical now through Nov. 30, the annual end of hurricane season.
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Roughly 44 percent of the season's ACE remains after Sept. 15, using the 1981-2010 average. The ACE takes into account the number, strength and duration of all the tropical storms and hurricanes in the season.

It should be noted that this year's ACE (125) is already higher than the entire seasonal average (105.6), according to data from Dr. Phil Klotzbach, a tropical scientist at Colorado State University. Hurricane Irma's longevity and intensity account for about 54 percent of this season's entire ACE.


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:03 pm

Some flooded roads west of Houston will not reopen until Oct. 7th.

http://www.chron.com/news/transportatio ... o-13657472
It’s been about two weeks since Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 51 inches of water in some spots across Houston, and some areas still haven’t fully recovered. Parts of Buffalo Bayou Park, for example, remain underwater and may not be accessible for several weeks.
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas ... 191609.php


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Post by Volkonski » Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:40 pm

Harvey-related problems continue. :(
The Houston Open Air festival, which was scheduled for Oct. 14-15 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, has been canceled. 

Here's the statement from organizers:

"Due to unforeseen and ongoing circumstances as well as continuous relief efforts needed to help stabilize Houston and its surrounding areas, we are cancelling Houston Open Air."
http://www.chron.com/entertainment/musi ... 194414.php
Ayers said that the flood prone building at 901 Commerce took on water up to the top of the first floor during Harvey. And while the restaurant remains closed, the company is currently in the process of evaluating "whether or not it will stay at the current location or locate elsewhere in the Houston area," Ayers said, emphasizing that the company will maintain a presence in Houston.

Ayers called the flood damage "substantial" and that structural engineers are trying to determine if the building can support reopening as a restaurant.
http://www.chron.com/entertainment/rest ... 194539.php

We have eaten at that restaurant many times.


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Post by mmmirele » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:18 pm

Well, my sister, who lives in Houston, had quite the adventure.

She'd been called in to her job to help move operations to another site because of Harvey and basically ended up stuck at the site and a hotel across the street for five days. They couldn't get out, the hotel ran out of food, they waded through muck and water to stock up on junk food at a local 7-11, and finally ended up raiding the lost and found for clothes they could wear because the clothes they'd brought for what they thought would be one overnight started to get rank. (Probably especially after they waded through water to get to that 7-11.) And, why yes, they were working remotely, going into the company's main site in Ohio to get things done. In the meantime, her husband out in Katy was also hemmed in by the water, but not flooded out, and he got to spend that week with their chickens. But they were generally lucky, no flooding, just a great deal of inconvenience.



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I hope the cleanup and rebuilding efforts will go well, it sounds like you have at least a halfway decent situation in terms of finding someone who can work on the four houses. That sounds like a good plan. I hope it goes as well as it can. You and your family are in my thoughts and I wish you the best, V!


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Post by Volkonski » Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:25 am

Missed this article earlier. Good explanation of why Houston floods so easily.

Houston drainage grid 'so obsolete it's just unbelievable'

http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article ... 159306.php
The entire system is designed to clear out only 12 to 13 inches of rain per 24-hour period, said Jim Blackburn, an environmental law professor at Rice University: "That's so obsolete it's just unbelievable."

:snippity:

Here's how the system is supposed to work: The county that encompasses Houston has 2,500 miles of bayous and channels and more than 300 storm-water holding basins, which are designed to fill up during intense downpours and drain slowly as high waters recede.

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But the main bayou through downtown Houston, Buffalo Bayou, "is pretty much still a dirt mud channel like you would have seen 100 years ago, just a little cleaned out," said U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist Jeff East, who is based in Houston.

And because the coastal plain is so flat, only sloping about a foot per mile, the water doesn't flow out of the bayous fast, Bedient said.


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Volkonski wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:25 am
Missed this article earlier. Good explanation of why Houston floods so easily.

Houston drainage grid 'so obsolete it's just unbelievable'

http://www.chron.com/news/texas/article ... 159306.php
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And because the coastal plain is so flat, only sloping about a foot per mile, the water doesn't flow out of the bayous fast, Bedient said.
I suggest re-reverse Climate Change, the Gulf waters will sink and drainage is bigly more faster. Creationists in TX are just waiting for the proof that they can get their own Grand Buffalo Canyon sliced out that way :lol: :twisted:



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Post by Volkonski » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 am

Greg Raley

Follow · September 14 ·
My friend Ken McBee photographed from his airplane all these flood damaged cars bought by insurance companies from Houston flood victims. The area is the drag strip race track in Baytown, a suburb of Houston. — with Ken McBee and Dolores McBee.

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