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Old 05-30-2018, 06:15 PM   #1411
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From Trenton to Sparta.
That is more rural parts of NJ. Plenty of open land for drainage. Most homes built on 2+ acre lots. And not much flat land that so easily floods. Been up and down those roads (ie Routed 206?) for many decades in all kinds of weather. It must have been an unusually heavy rain.

One factor is apparent. After eight years of Gov Christie, plenty of maintenance and new construction was eliminated or suspended in the name of cost controls. Those so desperately needed tunnels into NYC's Penn Station were only one obvious example.
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:20 AM   #1412
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Shitty weather hereabouts.
http://wnep.com/2018/06/13/homes-wre...adford-county/
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Old 06-14-2018, 08:14 AM   #1413
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I heard about that. You don't get too many tornados up your way.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:37 AM   #1414
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Rainy, low to mid sixties.

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Old 06-14-2018, 02:44 PM   #1415
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I'll take a little o' that low - mid 60s.

Mid 90s...HUMID...I thought it rained earlier, but, it was sweat squirting outta the little old lady standing next to me.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:54 AM   #1416
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In late March - early April we were emerging from a very wet winter.
Our back garden slopes and we are on a deep layer of chalk so, at least in theory, it should be well drained, but for months the lawn squelched underfoot and was in danger of becoming a quagmire.
Three to four months on we are experiencing a prolonged period of hot weather and barely any rainfall.
Grass has turned brown, I haven't mowed the lawns in weeks and it's like concrete underfoot.

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Satellite imagery has revealed how the UK’s heatwave and drought has changed its appearance.

A photo taken in May shows the country covered in Green, but another recent image shows it reduced to a shade of brown.

The longest heatwave Britain has experienced in 42 years saw just 47mm of rainfall between 1 June to 16 July.

It makes it the driest start to summer on modern records, which date back to 1961.

Britain could see its hottest summer on record this year if above average temperatures continue, according to the Met Office.

Even if the rest of the summer is average, it will “certainly rank in the top 10 warmest summers on record,” the national weather service said.

However, a spokesperson for the Met Office cautioned: “It is important to remember we are only half way through the season, and a lot can change.”
As a consequence of the dry spell outlines of archaeological sites have become visible.

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Remnants of WWII Air raid shelters on Jesus Green in Cambridge show up in the parched grass
Several aerial shots of parch marks in the link.

Right, I'm off to do a rain dance. I'm a beautiful mover.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:53 AM   #1417
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I haven't mowed the lawns in weeks and it's like concrete underfoot.
You say that like it's a bad thing.

So the Met is trying to convince everyone that the evidence of alien activity is just archaeological sites. Very clever.
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Old 07-19-2018, 05:35 PM   #1418
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New Mexico is drought central at the moment. We're in the middle of the great North American Monsoon, but it's been nothing but thunder and lightening and some black clouds that promise rain, then break their word and blow away leaving nothing behind except a few brush fires started by lightening strikes.

My roomie is an archeologist and he claims we're all gonna die out here just like the Anasazi did. He's a regular black cloud himself, but archeologists do love their dead civilizations.
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Old 07-22-2018, 08:17 AM   #1419
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He's a regular black cloud himself, but archeologists do love their dead civilizations.
So he's a Native American archeologist, then?

Black Cloud?

Does he have a brother in the toilet tissue industry?

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Old 07-22-2018, 09:35 AM   #1420
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A friend was telling me a Lancaster, PA, TV station weather forecast yesterday morning was for 2.19 inches of rain.
Isn't it nice to know in advance how much rain is coming to one hundredth of an inch
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:49 AM   #1421
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A friend was telling me a Lancaster, PA, TV station weather forecast yesterday morning was for 2.19 inches of rain.
Isn't it nice to know in advance how much rain is coming to one hundredth of an inch
At least they remain one of the sainted unmetricated!

That said, the decimal point does give cause for concern.
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Old 07-22-2018, 12:33 PM   #1422
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Hell, we'd kill for some rain out here in SW WA. Instead, we're sweltering in the 90s and 100s for at least the next week. Fo' sizzle!
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Old 07-23-2018, 09:39 AM   #1423
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As of a few minutes ago (1515 BST)...

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I realise that it's not Death Valley, but it's pretty damned uncomfortable.
Although Dad doesn't like hot weather, he's holding up pretty well.
I'm finding the humidity very debilitating and we can expect these temperatures for the rest of the week.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:25 AM   #1424
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What, you do temperature in Fahrenheit?
Well duh, if that was C it would be about 188 F.
I'm surprised though.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:32 AM   #1425
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What, you do temperature in Fahrenheit?
Generally, we adopted Celsius years ago but Fahrenheit is selectable on the BBC Weather app.

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