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Old 08-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #481
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Yeah, yeah, after the heat wave it's been pretty spectacular on the east coast!
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Old 08-13-2013, 10:22 AM   #482
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Rainbows have to be very vivid to photograph. And even then, they don't look particularly good.
Most vivid rainbow I've ever seen (and, no, the pic does not do it justice). Also the only one where I could see the entire thing, end to end. Was byooful. And I didn't have my camera.

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sub-megapixel phonecam pic, moving at ~35mph, while driving
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:12 PM   #483
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sub-megapixel phonecam pic, moving at ~35mph, while driving
Even HDTV (only the American version) does not work at that speed.
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Old 08-13-2013, 01:43 PM   #484
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Upstream from me they got another 6.5 inches of rain last night, and over South Jersey the lightning was so intense they were warning people to stay indoors.
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Old 08-13-2013, 02:03 PM   #485
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Grav - tis beautiful.

Rain and storms holding off here, thank goodness.
Am no longer really affected by the heat because I leave early-early, and work in an air-conditioned store above a chiller counter. I'm only hot when I leave, but it takes me 25 minutes to walk home and then I can just collapse.

Because I've been working overtime I'm tired enough to crash out between 19.00-21.00. I pretty much sleep through until 05.00 if I don't count Diz-related wake-ups. But he's been tolerable recently; his system's out of whack with my new schedule. He can't work out why the food lady is up in the middle of the night. That was his job.

Sorry, back to the weather.
Selfishly I want the rain to hold off.
Walking in will be thoroughly miserable in the rain.
And I'm beginning to appreciate the turning of the seasons. Since I started training it's already getting lighter later. I need to get Dads to check the overhead light in my room, which hasn't worked since I tried to clean it back in June.
It's going to start making a difference SOON.
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:28 PM   #486
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Thankee, ma'am.
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Old 08-26-2013, 03:05 PM   #487
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It hailed here.

Back in June.

For about a minute-and-a-half.

You could almost see the hailstones.



Yeah, I'm bored as hell.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:10 AM   #488
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George Jr said the grid is antiquated. We have done nothing replace that antiquated grid. And so another hot summer with no major failures of an 'obsolete' grid. As pockets of electric shortages occurred, the 'antiquated' grid identified those problems and averted them in advance. Many TLRs and load relief actions occurred this summer. And none made news. Because an antiquated grid was smarter than George Jr.
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Old 08-27-2013, 08:30 AM   #489
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And because they did a hell of a lot of tree trimming a couple years ago.
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Old 08-28-2013, 09:53 AM   #490
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If you ever have to remove a trimmed/broken limb from a powerline, always grab it (if you must) above the powerline.

Electricity runs downhill.
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Old 08-29-2013, 10:56 AM   #491
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ugh.

it's not even 9 am and already it's 78 deg in the house, and it's raining. sweaty, muggy, miserable.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:09 AM   #492
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Hey, if you have clear skies Saturday morning,
get outside before sunrise... it's crowded over there in the East.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:31 PM   #493
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The flooding in northern Colorado has stranded my daughter in Fort Collins. She was supposed to fly to DC today but all bridges are closed/damaged and all roads and highways closed. She lives in a neighborhood on slightly higher ground than the evacuated areas, and so far is safe. I'm fervently hoping the rain doesn't persist until Sunday, as it's forecast to. If the dam at the Horsetooth Reservoir fails, it'll be very bad.

Eta - the reservoir isn't close to full and the dam is fine. That's a relief.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:37 PM   #494
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Today is September 13, 2013. The high for my piece of KY today was 73.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:10 PM   #495
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Up here in Can a da it was a breezy 54 degrees...bbrr
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