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OT - Hey, you Texas folks...

Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
edited 2:39PM in EggHead Forum
I thought you folks need water out that way - wish you would keep a little. We are getting a series of storms from your area that are just dumping buckets of water out here. Yesterday 2" within a few hours we had unusual flooding. Water up mid point on car doors. Normally we are lucky if we get .75" of rain in July and very little there rest of the year. The humidity is so low that seldom does rain hit the ground.

If the weather guessers are correct we are going to get hit again this afternoon.

Keep some of that stuff for yourselves...



  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,643
    Well send it back, we would glady take it. Lord knows my yard needs it bad.

    Rowlett, Texas

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  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,893
    Can you box it up and sent down here. I will send you the fedx label :laugh:
    What really hurts is the high pressure that is parked on top of us will probably cause the storm in the gulf track south thru mexico.
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,244
    We heard a loud crack followed by low thunder coming from above the clouds, and then something that sounded like, "#%&! Missed again!!!"

    Spring "It's Nice To Be Hit Sometimes" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    I have only had to water the yard 2 times this season. Normally 2 to 3 times a week. That much water that quick does little good.

    Wish I could get it to drop some your way.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    That high pressure is what is causing the moisture to hit us. Normally we never see any of these type storms.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226

    Summer time we get a few thunder storms and we can see the rain falling from the clouds but not very often that moisture ends up hitting the ground. Humidity is just too low in these parts. Most of the time dry cracked skin.

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,244
    The first time I saw that phenomenon was years ago while driving from El Paso to Roswell. I could see sheets of rain falling hard just a couple of miles in front of me. I actually drove under it and never got a drop on the car.

    When I arrived in Roswell for my appointment with an attorney I asked about it. He said it happens all the time because the lower air is so hot and dry that rain evaporates before hitting the ground. Happens with snow too... He didn't know the scientific term for it but I learned it later. Verga.

    Roswell was also the first place where I saw what I thought was impossible: 0% humidity. Also happens all the time.

    I'm 70 years old and apparently still have a lot to learn.

    Spring "Learning Is Everything It's Cracked Up To Be" Chicken
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    Leroy! Yikes! Verga? Do you know the Spanish translation? :woohoo:
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,244
    I do now...

    There's a restaurant chain in Mississippi and Louisiana called **** of the Walk. I suppose they could call it Verga of the Walk but that doesn't have much of a ring to it.

    Spring "Ring-a-Ding-Ding" Chicken
  • Rafter RRafter R Posts: 120
    Is rain the stuff that seems like water falling out of the air? I seem to have trouble remembering whta it is :unsure: ......blaming us for the rain is just sand in the wound!!! :laugh: only 1.1 inch of rain in Lubbock since January I think we had some of that 0% humidity too in June. August is nornally the hottest month of the year and we have already set hottest year on record ... so I hate to think what could be coming!! I could probably smoke a brisket in the car if I left it in the sun and kept the windows rolled up! Anyways enjoy the rain while you can.
  • hornhonkhornhonk Posts: 3,841
    I guess I could change my last name fron Cockerham to Vergaerham. No, I don't think so. Hey! We could call you Spring Verga!
  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,244
    Yea, we've been using ice instead of lump to smoke cheese. Potatoes come already baked from riding in the truck. Bread starts out as dough and by the time it gets to the store it's baked.

    If we were the government we could just change the numbers on thermometers ever so slightly and tell the people it's only 88° instead of 98°. Coffee companies got away with that kind of logic too - 16 oz is now 11 oz and costs more.

    The Good ol' Days were better than we thought.

    Spring "Yard Sprinklers Just Water The Air" Chicken
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    We have had down pours every afternoon for 2 weeks Kent. Love not watering the small patch of grass I have, but the weed side is flourishing also. :unsure:
    More coming soon with the dark sky outside.
    See you soon!
    Colorado Springs
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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    pretty common around these parts. Driving, it's hot and we can see what appears to be a cloud burst, get under those dark clouds and nothing.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    If you want hot go to Las Vegas in the summer. It will literally melt the soles of tennis type shoes and burn your feet. Go out side at 1am and it's still hot as can be. I am guessing Arizona is somewhat the same.

  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    It's pouring now with huge hail. I though someone had thrown some rocks at the car.

    Sure hope we can get the timing put together, looking forward to the adventure.

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