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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    Well, its a political forum not a weather forum. There's a weather channel you may be interested in. Its widely available. Also, weather.com. You can get radar maps and everything.
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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

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    Taken on a walk earlier.
    We got 3.something here in Gilbert, too, but Tempe and Chandler each got over 5 inches.
    You can see what even 3 inches can do to our run-off areas. This used to be a wide open area with a walking path. Now it's a swamp complete with swimming kids.

    And here's the other direction....

    lake.jpg

    A church field turned into a lake.

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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

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    Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport recorded 3.29 inches of rain, which broke the all-time calendar day record total of 2.91 inches, the National Weather Service reported.


    3.29 freegin inches drowned phoenix. 3.29... unreal.

    I lived in phoenix for 12 years but I grew up in south Georgia where there is more rainfall there per year than they get in Seattle. Talk about a culture shock when I moved there. Can't believe 3.29 inches did this to Phoenix. No drainage and it's also a valley so the rainfall on the mountains run down and fill the bowl.
    We discussed this a little in the tavern.

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    They actually reported 5" in Chandler. I've lived in Arizona since 1967 (except for 3 years in the Army) and never experienced anything like it. They say it's the wettest day in Phoenix since they started keeping records in 1895.
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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    We get about 8-9 inches of rain a year, my area of PHX got over 4 inches in a few hours today.
    Gilbert just got the edge of it, I think. Plenty to turn runoff areas into lakes with a bit of street flooding, but my pool was a good distance away from overflowing and our rock riverbed was sadly not full of water.

    I've been waiting for that one big storm of the year that ushers in the colder weather. I'm more than a little annoyed it happened at night.

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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    We discussed this a little in the tavern.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/ask-yo...-you-stop.html

    They actually reported 5" in Chandler. I've lived in Arizona since 1967 (except for 3 years in the Army) and never experienced anything like it. They say it's the wettest day in Phoenix since they started keeping records in 1895.
    It's a rather wet year here in NM as well. Things are green that should be. lol

    We have the same fear here that we all did when I lived in AZ and it was a wet year... "oh ****... that's gonna be a lot of fuel for next year's fires when it turns brown."
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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mittner View Post
    Gilbert just got the edge of it, I think. Plenty to turn runoff areas into lakes with a bit of street flooding, but my pool was a good distance away from overflowing and our rock riverbed was sadly not full of water.

    I've been waiting for that one big storm of the year that ushers in the colder weather. I'm more than a little annoyed it happened at night.
    Lets just say I am thankful I didn't go away for the weekend, I would have come back to a flooded house.
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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Mittner View Post
    swamp.jpg

    Taken on a walk earlier.
    We got 3.something here in Gilbert, too, but Tempe and Chandler each got over 5 inches.
    You can see what even 3 inches can do to our run-off areas. This used to be a wide open area with a walking path. Now it's a swamp complete with swimming kids.

    And here's the other direction....

    lake.jpg

    A church field turned into a lake.

    Next up... West Nile outbreak in AZ.

    Thanks for the pics. Awesome shots.
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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    It's a rather wet year here in NM as well. Things are green that should be. lol

    We have the same fear here that we all did when I lived in AZ and it was a wet year... "oh ****... that's gonna be a lot of fuel for next year's fires when it turns brown."
    Glass half empty kind of guy huh?
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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    Is this caused by global warming?
    The rainfall resulted from the remnants of a Pacific hurricane.

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    Re: Record rainfall swamps Southwest

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Glass half empty kind of guy huh?
    lol... a little. I love green. It was the hardest adaptation of moving from the swamps to the desert. Missing the green. The first year I moved to AZ South Mountain got soooooo green over the winter rain. It was awesome. The rest of the 12 years I was there it never got that green again.
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