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Sunday, October 24, 2021

A much-needed rainy stretch of weather has been welcome so far for much of the Northwest, including Northern California. Much of the region is in severe, extreme or exceptional drought, as classified by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

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"Map in Motion" forecast for the US for the next few days. Note the much-needed rain in the west...

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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 03:42 PM | Reply

That's a pretty wicked cyclone off the coast. Supposed to rain here all week.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-24 03:45 PM | Reply

Current drought monitor map for the western US..
droughtmonitor.unl.edu

#3 | Posted by lamplighter at 2021-10-24 07:03 PM | Reply

But the important question: Is global warming to blame (credit) for it?

#4 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-24 07:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

@#4 ... But the important question: Is global warming to blame (credit) for it? ...

My view is that global warming is a cause of the weather extremes, i.e., the drought they had been experiencing and the upcoming deluge they are about to experience.

So, "blame (credit)" may not be the best of characterizations to use to describe what is occurring.


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 07:22 PM | Reply

the drought they had been experiencing and the upcoming deluge they are about to experience.

I wonder how that will balance? Will the water get stored or just flash flood to the Pacific?

#6 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-24 07:25 PM | Reply

#6 - I was under the impression that west coast water is stored in the snowpack. So since both considerable rain and snow will be falling, probably the water will both be stored and run off.

#7 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-24 07:37 PM | Reply

@#6 ... Will the water get stored or just flash flood to the Pacific? ...

More than likely given the rate of rainfall, flash floods.

And with the consistency of the soil of the California coast, I would not be surprised to see a mudslide occur.

Some of the rain will soak into the ground and may even raise the water table. But I would proffer that, due to the intensity of the rainfall, most will run off.

Speaking of water getting stored, an interesting topic to explore is the Ogallala Aquifer. Pop that into the search engine of your choosing and see why the mid-west farmers may be concerned. ...


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 07:37 PM | Reply

One person on a different site said he was digging a diversion for surface flooding. 2 inches the ground was power dry.

#9 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2021-10-24 07:38 PM | Reply

Can anyone directly me to a website that tells us when all the dams are full?

When it reach that point we might as well start trying to pray the rain away. ;)

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-24 07:41 PM | Reply

#10 - right. Didn't one in Orovilleo or Maryville fail a few years ago?

#11 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-24 07:45 PM | Reply

But I would proffer that, due to the intensity of the rainfall, most will run off.

That's what usually happens here. I'm at the top end of the Columbia watershed and heavy rain just hits the river and heads to Portland. We need weeks of drizzle to soak the ground and moisturize the trees.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-24 07:46 PM | Reply

@#11 ... Didn't one in Orovilleo or Maryville fail a few years ago? ...

It would not surprise me if dams are failing.

When they were designed, a design criterion of the dam is the ability to accommodate the rain of, say, a 100- or 500-year storm.

The problem nowadays is that 100-year storms are occurring every couple of years....

#13 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 07:58 PM | Reply

#11. Oroville. Spillway failed, but it has since been repaired. Lake was down a lot, has rizzen 2 feet due to this storm.

#14 | Posted by Charliecharles at 2021-10-24 08:02 PM | Reply

Charlie tell him the truth it was a Marysville Dam that failed, it completely swamp Tahoe, driving their massive black community all the way to Shasta, but thanks to the refugees already there I ended up having a lot of sex.

#15 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-24 08:06 PM | Reply

Charlie tell him the truth it was a Marysville Dam that failed, it completely swamp Tahoe, driving their massive black community all the way to Shasta, but thanks to the refugees already there I ended up having a lot of sex.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-24 08:06 PM | Reply

But the important question: Is global warming to blame (credit) for it?

#4 | POSTED BY JAKESTER

Yup. Just normal weather you are seeing. Nothing to see here. Right?

Actually, right now the important questions are where is it heading and how many will suffer and even die. And what can we do to help them help themselves recover from what looks to be a very high death toll disaster in the making.

But. Hey. You are a good little trumper and so you have been well trained to stir the hate ...

So yeah ... You do you jokester. And the rest of us will do the hard work necessary to clean up and recover after and then try to learn some lessons from it to maybe figure out the causes and maybe even make it easier to survive the next one.

Being as how this apparently "normal" weather now.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-24 08:41 PM | Reply

"You are a good little trumper "

I despise Trump, said so many times, and never endorsed him.

Back to the killfiles you go with the rest of the trolls.

Gee, I thought you'd last more than a die before you started trolling again.

Bye, now.

#18 | Posted by jakester at 2021-10-24 08:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

@#18 ... Back to the killfiles you go ...

I've always viewed my kill files as a private thing, not something I would broadcast.

So I gotta ask, why does your comment seem to be so proud of putting someone in your killfile?

adthxvance for your answer..

#19 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 08:55 PM | Reply

A lot of talk of the Bomb Cyclone during tonight's Sunday Night Football game

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-10-24 08:58 PM | Reply

A lot of talk of the Bomb Cyclone during tonight's Sunday Night Football game

Beats having to talk about football.

#21 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-24 09:03 PM | Reply

@#21 ... Beats having to talk about football. ...

Yeah, tell me about it.

Football is so ungodly boring.

Yet weather is always so interesting.

{gd&r}


#22 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-10-24 09:09 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 Every river except the Clavey in the Central Sierra Foothills has a series of dams and lakes behind those dams. Here in the Stanislaus River watershed the river has at least 4. Most are drawn down for spring runoff and all this extra water will flow into those lakes long before it flows to the sea. It is raining hard here now and has been raining all night. The only win is it will put out the fires. the only loss is that those fire areas can and do have mudslides and put a lot of debris into the river/creek system.

#23 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2021-10-25 09:24 AM | Reply

Back to the killfiles you go with the rest of the trolls.

#18 | POSTED BY GOAT-TROLL

#24 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-25 11:26 AM | Reply

Well, you idiots in California better be glad it's raining.

Anytime it rains here, all I see is water going into the sewage system to be recycled into drinking water. Idiots moved to the desert and wonder why it doesnt rain much and having stress on underground water systems.

Or more like liberal idiots who invite in every swinging dick from poor countries, they get here and you wonder why there's a strain on the U.S.'s natural resources.

Idiots.

#25 | Posted by boaz at 2021-10-25 08:01 PM | Reply

Idiots.

#25 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Umm ... .why do you even bother? No one cares.

GFY insurrectionist.

Californians will be just fine. In spite of you and Trumpy's best efforts to the contrary.

#26 | Posted by donnerboy at 2021-10-25 09:50 PM | Reply

Lots of rain here. Snow line about 7500 feet.

#27 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-10-25 09:53 PM | Reply

#25 | POSTED BY BOAZ WEINSTEIN

We should ship all you traitors back to Germany.

#28 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-26 06:07 PM | Reply

"Idiots moved to the desert"

How many people live in the Mojave, dumbfuq? You don't even know what a desert it.

#29 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-10-26 06:08 PM | Reply

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