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#21 Foy

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 09:04 PM

Kinda like what East Coasters say about Western wildfires

 

Quite true, Mark.  It's probably one of those "more comfortable with the devil you know than the devil you don't know" things.


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#22 MarkBC

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 09:13 PM

Hurricanes are destructive and deadly...

Emergency teams struggle to reach Grand Isle [Louisiana] after Hurricane Ida

Town of Grand Isle deemed "uninhabitable" following Hurricane Ida


I've camped in the state park on the eastern tip of Grand Isle, LA, (connected to the mainland by an elevated causeway) at least three times -- most recently March of this year and December of last year. It's right on the Gulf.
In December I paddled my kayak from the State Park beach, out into the Gulf and among leaping dolphins:

https://youtu.be/F1bB7Uipj-Q

(OK...in this video the dolphins aren't actually "leaping", but -- really -- they were, earlier in this paddle session, even leaping two in unison -- in parallel -- just like in a Marineland show.  :o  )

All of the homes and most commercial buildings on the island are built high up on stilts, pilings -- to reduce the damage of storm surge. But that's not always enough. :(


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#23 MarkBC

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 05:37 PM

It's been raining here in Bend since the wee hours this morning. Of course, being the high desert, it's not going to amount to a whole lot of water. We average only 12 inches/year.
But it's a good thing, nevertheless!

:) 


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#24 ski3pin

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 07:31 PM

Rain here :)  but also new small lightning fire starts in the lower country.


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#25 MarkBC

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 08:53 PM

Besides being gray and damp outside today, this 10-day forecast also confirms that it's fall:

 

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#26 ski3pin

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Posted 10 September 2021 - 10:37 PM

Oh, how wonderful that looks. Cooler for us next week but not cool enough.


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#27 craig333

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 12:49 AM

I heard the rain come by about three separate times. Within minutes everything was dry again. I think we got about .05 of rain though my rain gauge read 0. Crossing my fingers the storms helped more than hurt. 


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#28 MarkBC

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 03:54 AM

Today's rain totals in Central Oregon were between 0.4 and 0.6 inches...so not a soaker but definitely more than a trace.
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#29 Smokecreek1

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 05:20 PM

So nice to wake up to the sound of rain on the roof :wub:!  and----for the first time in what seems like a long time, the National Weather site showed clear skies and not haze or smoke projected for all week!!!

 

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#30 MarkBC

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 09:57 PM

So nice to be able to have the windows and slider doors open all day -- not too hot anymore and not yet too cold.  Perfect Goldilocks conditions!

 

And not too smoky -- today, at least. 


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