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« on: 27/06/2007 18:56:47 »
Possibly the wrong place to post, but...

The other day it was reported that we had Two months of rain in 24 hours! Which two months do they use for this figure?


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/06/2007 19:23:43 »
Probably 2 average months -take the total rainfall over the last 10 years and divide by 120.
Incidentally, I got some funny looks when I went to buy an uninteruptible power supply earlier today. The shop didn't have any electricity.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/06/2007 21:30:14 »
I saw news footage of the floods around Sheffield & Rotherham. They had it pretty bad there.

Here's the sort of thing we got. This was after 1 night of rain. The photos don't show the depth of the water, which was about 12".



« Last Edit: 27/06/2007 21:34:59 by DoctorBeaver »
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/06/2007 21:38:43 »
That is a lot of water.. doc! after only one day I am worried about the following days..It is still raining right?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/06/2007 21:54:14 »
Hoic... Karen, yesterdays news reports show that the flooding is TONS worse than that..

You know telephone boxes? The red ones..

Well the water has gone so far up that only the last quarter can be seen!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 27/06/2007 22:06:01 »
Hoic... Karen, yesterdays news reports show that the flooding is TONS worse than that..

You know telephone boxes? The red ones..

Well the water has gone so far up that only the last quarter can be seen!

I'm about 130 miles from the worst of the flooding. We didn't get it anywhere near as bad. Fortunately it didn't rain at all yesterday & today it has only been light showers.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/06/2007 22:07:20 »
OH my goodness that is horrible .. are you guys ok..I knew I was getting worried for a reason.... Have they closed down schools and such?

Wow I am glad you are ok..DOC sorry I thought you were Seany! Man so your horses and you are well?



Where are you located Seany?
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« Reply #7 on: 28/06/2007 21:51:16 »
I live in Sheffield, but there's a lot of hills in this city and I'm half way up one of them. The worst of the flooding isn't far away from me, just a few miles. Some bits are only 15 mins walk, but the only problem I have is that the electricity keeps failing. My best wishes go with those who are having real problems and those who lost loved ones.

The intro on this is a bit naff, but it illustrates the point

The local paper's website.
http://www.thestar.co.uk/features?articleid=2984250
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« Reply #8 on: 28/06/2007 21:59:39 »
This evening's weather forecast predicted up to 50mm of rain in some areas on Saturday.
 

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« Reply #9 on: 28/06/2007 22:05:59 »
Thanks Bc.. It looks horrible Is it still raining?

OH my Gosh.. more rain what is that in conversions, doc. How many more inches expected.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 28/06/2007 22:17:52 »
50mm = 2"
 

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« Reply #11 on: 28/06/2007 22:26:20 »
WOW! That will be a lot more rain for Saturday! How are the stables today! Still OK?
 

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« Reply #12 on: 28/06/2007 22:28:12 »
The stables are fine; they're on top of a hill.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 28/06/2007 22:37:40 »
That is what I thought you said. Are you having any trouble getting to them to care for the horses?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 28/06/2007 22:38:54 »
I saw news footage of the floods around Sheffield & Rotherham. They had it pretty bad there.

Here's the sort of thing we got. This was after 1 night of rain. The photos don't show the depth of the water, which was about 12".





This is a lovely area you live in reminds me of here a little bit!
 

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« Reply #15 on: 28/06/2007 22:57:33 »
We have to cross a couple of rivers & a canal but so far the roads have been OK. Those pics I posted were the result of 1 of the rivers (a small 1) bursting its banks.

This pic will give you some idea how high up the stables are.

 

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« Reply #16 on: 28/06/2007 23:06:54 »
Wow they are way above the waters.. that is well very good to see! Beautiful doc very beautiful! I love horses!
 

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« Reply #17 on: 30/06/2007 17:18:50 »
Very glad your horses are OK and well above water.

However, I must point out that everything that happens in Texas is bigger than anywhere else. After four weeks of continual rain a town just 25 miles from where I live has had 19.5 inches of rain in 3 hours. That is more than half a yard of rain or, in terms of my body, this water would come up to my knees and I am 5' 11' tall.

http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Top_News/2007/06/29/texas_gets_195_inches_of_rain_in_3_hours/7807/

I am starting to get an algal bloom in my armpits. And this is an area where average rainfall is less than 30 inches a year.

 

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« Reply #18 on: 02/07/2007 08:18:04 »
Wow Jim Bob That is a lot of rain also! A lot..  How much have you seen where you are?? How did your move go? Are you all unpacked?
 

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« Reply #19 on: 02/07/2007 15:09:23 »
Those fields in the pics I posted previously are under even more water now. If it's the same when I go past them later I'll get more pics.
 

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« Reply #20 on: 02/07/2007 16:20:32 »
Is that the Cherwell? That's the only river I can think of near Banbury.....
 

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« Reply #21 on: 02/07/2007 17:19:38 »
Man is it still raining!
 

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« Reply #22 on: 03/07/2007 23:10:35 »
Is that the Cherwell? That's the only river I can think of near Banbury.....

No, this is smaller than the Cherwell - only about 6-7' wide by those meadows. I'm not sure what it's called.

I was going to get some pics but the batteries ran out in my camera & I didn't have any spares with me. When I came past it earlier it was in the process of overflowing again and water was pouring up a public footpath in quite a little torrent. It's raining again now & is due to continue for most of the night so I'll try to get some pics in the morning.
 

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« Reply #23 on: 04/07/2007 00:10:43 »
Wow I can't believe it is still raining! I am sorry it is!
 

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« Reply #24 on: 04/07/2007 11:08:12 »
I took more pics but posted them in the other thread...

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=8646.0
 

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