Author Topic: Talking about the weather in 2019  (Read 3139 times)

Bucky

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Re: Talking about the weather in 2019
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2019, 04:34:28 PM »
Irish - I can totally understand your comment, "Times like these do not make me pine for the expensive items on line but cause me to yearn for the simple life of years gone by."  The older I get, the more I understand the comments made by my grandparents and parents of how much things have changed since they were young.  I've seen for myself a lot of change in my lifetime.

Carebear - um, I hate to tell you that a mud facial isn't done with loose dirt blowing in the wind!  LOL

The last few days the storms have been relentless throughout the U.S. There were almost 60 tornadoes between Monday and Tuesday, more have happened today and are expected tonight.  Here in Central Illinois, we're under a tornado watch until 11 p.m. tonight. 

By Tuesday morning Denver, Colorado had 3.4" snow and a little Southeast of there in Black Forest they had 20" of snow, and another town Peyton had 18" of snow.  :o

Swift moving floodwaters was common in Oklahoma & Kansas. There have been many water rescues from people driving across a flooded road.  Sadly, one person died when they made a poor choice of going around a road barrier - a senseless loss of life for ignoring the barrier.  As I've said before, the barriers are there for a reason.

It was sad to see the homes in Oklahoma swept away in the flooding rivers.

This weekend triple-digit heat will challenge long-standing records in Southeastern U.S. starting on Friday.  On the flip side, it will be unseasonably cool for the far Western U.S. from California to Arizona over the weekend.

Wherever you are, stay safe.  What's the weather like where you live?

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Re: Talking about the weather in 2019
« Reply #46 on: May 28, 2019, 04:19:30 PM »
Hoping that everyone is safe. Sounds like the weather's been brutal over there.

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Re: Talking about the weather in 2019
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2019, 10:40:33 AM »
Wow, what a roller-coaster spring we've had here in the U.S.

In recent weeks there has been so much wide spread rain, floods, hail, thunderstorms and tornadoes.  Within the last few days there have been hundreds of tornadoes here. 

If you have never seen the aftermath of a tornado in person, it is humbling, numbing, shocking, and life changing.  On November 13, 2013 an EF-4 tornado hit the next town over from where I live (less than four miles).  The tornado killed three people and damaged over 1,000 homes.  There was devastation as far as you could see driving down the road - I've never seen anything like it.  It is amazing that more people don't lose their lives from tornadoes when you look at the bits and pieces of homes that are left standing, or the empty slab where a house once stood.

That town has since rebuilt - although, driving around there, it looks so different. I drove those streets all the time prior to the tornado, now I get lost.  I don't recognize any of the old landmarks that used to be there.

I can't imagine the stress, frustration, worry, and money it involves when dealing with the aftermath of Mother Nature's fury.  It has got to be overwhelming.  My heart goes out to all who are currently in the middle of dealing with a situation like this.

If you have been affected by bad weather this spring, please share your first-hand experience. 

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Re: Talking about the weather in 2019
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2019, 09:00:22 PM »
I just read some info online about the flooding along the Mississippi river since the start of the year. Some of the places have had 24-48 inches of rain. It is just astounding how much area has been flooded. Oklahoma's farmers are pretty well wiped out for a few years I think. Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska, Arkansas, Louisiana and I am sure I missed any more states.

We think of the suffering, etc but I got to thinking about all the wood and sheet rock that is going to be needed and there will be a great shortage and raise in prices.Also the insurance companies are going to be overwhelmed with claims. Life is tough! Thoughts and prayers with so many people. Irish

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Re: Talking about the weather in 2019
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2019, 07:27:52 PM »
We think of the suffering, etc but I got to thinking about all the wood and sheet rock that is going to be needed and there will be a great shortage and raise in prices.Also the insurance companies are going to be overwhelmed with claims. Life is tough! Thoughts and prayers with so many people. Irish

Irish, I've thought of that too.  I know when my husband was building our house here in IL there was a hurricane in FL and the cost of building materials rose quite a bit.  It seems to be a ripple effect - not only in the directly affected areas, but other areas across the U.S. too.

The last several weeks have been more of the same weather throughout the U.S.A. - rain, floods, strong winds, tornadoes, wildfires and just today, an earthquake in N.E. Ohio!  I've felt two minor earthquakes in my lifetime, one in Ohio (in the mid 80's), and once here in IL.  Actually, here in IL there is a major fault - (New Madrid) so there is always the possibility that we could have a major earthquake here. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is a 150-miles long fault zone spanning through N.E. Arkansas, SE Missouri, W. Tennessee, W. Kentucky and Southern Illinois.

On the far West coast (CA & AZ) there are experiencing the wildfires and triple digit temperatures.  It's always sad to learn that some of the wildfires are human caused and can scorch hundreds, if not thousands of acres of land.

I hope wherever you live that you are safe from the weather.  We'd love to hear about the weather where you live.

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