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(Gizmodo)   What used to be 100-year rain events could happen every 5 years - only in this timeline   (earther.gizmodo.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Greenhouse gas, Climate change, Water vapor, Weather, Carbon dioxide, Tropical cyclone, Attribution of recent climate change, North America  
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2020-06-02 10:17:51 AM  
They should use percentages. A hundred year storm really means a 1% probability. You get to shake the dice with every storm. Global warming loads the dice though.
 
2020-06-02 2:40:02 PM  
The scientific term for our current predicament is 'chickens coming home to roost'.

We've buttered our bread, and now we're lying in it.
 
2020-06-02 2:47:08 PM  
I live on a local water conservation district reservoir that's both public and private; the City owns the dam / drain end of the lake and I and other residents own the feed end.  Red 'X' on map marks where I took the first photo below.

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For two summers in a row, 2013 and 2014 I think, it was hot and dry-dry.  The lake shrunk all the way to just the dam end both times, leaving just stinking muck and dead fish on the shallower, fed side.  Then last spring and early summer it rained so much we got *over* the "100 year flood" mark on the topo map.

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2020-06-02 2:47:11 PM  

PirateKing: We've buttered our bread, and now we're lying in it.


They said for years we'd burn that bridge when we got to it.

But to make a long story rocket science, there's more than one way to swing a cat.
 
2020-06-02 3:06:10 PM  
Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)
 
2020-06-02 3:10:36 PM  

OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)


Yeah, I guess I'll be fine once I move my shed uphill a few more yards.
 
2020-06-02 3:21:29 PM  
Weather patterns are changing as a result of climate change. This should not be breaking news or even surprising any longer.

When I see data like this it shows that it's time to re-calculate the intensity of major weather events so we have more meaningful/accurate 1 in 100 year storm intensity volumes.
 
2020-06-02 3:35:58 PM  

Khellendros: PirateKing: We've buttered our bread, and now we're lying in it.

They said for years we'd burn that bridge when we got to it.

But to make a long story rocket science, there's more than one way to swing a cat.


If we're going to make any kind of progress we're going to have to grab the bull by the china shop and get down to brass balls.
 
2020-06-02 5:00:32 PM  

OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)


This is why OK Boomer is a meme.

/boomer
 
2020-06-02 5:39:50 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)

This is why OK Boomer is a meme.

/boomer


being 18 in 1998 literally makes them a millennial.

/genX
 
2020-06-02 7:09:05 PM  

JesseL: common sense is an oxymoron: OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)

This is why OK Boomer is a meme.

/boomer

being 18 in 1998 literally makes them a millennial.

/genX


Must've been distracted by a squirrel or something.  Although that sentiment coming from a millennial is even more inexplicable.
 
2020-06-02 7:29:59 PM  
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2020-06-02 7:31:53 PM  

OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)


minus the tornadoes and Hurricanes.

no fun with those
 
2020-06-02 7:37:28 PM  
Ugh, it's like Civ 6 when I use the new Apocalypse mode

/why are dams so far up the tech tree?!
 
2020-06-03 1:34:51 AM  
We knew the seventies that when the parts per million hit 400 it would start hitting the fan

But they called us dirty cuz we were barefoot

and it is they that made everything dirty as hell

going up to 700 you didn't listen you blew it
 
2020-06-03 10:59:26 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)

This is why OK Boomer is a meme.

/boomer


I'm nowhere near a boomer, I'm not sure how this relates. My parents aren't even boomers. I've been told I'm a millennial, but I think I am more of an X. '81 is a gray area.
 
2020-06-03 12:26:41 PM  

OldJames: common sense is an oxymoron: OldJames: Can't wait. I absolutely love crazy storms.The more the merrier, that's my motto. I can't think of a wicked nasty storm we've gotten in CNY since the labor day storm of the late 90's. (98? I think I was a senior)

This is why OK Boomer is a meme.

/boomer

I'm nowhere near a boomer, I'm not sure how this relates. My parents aren't even boomers. I've been told I'm a millennial, but I think I am more of an X. '81 is a gray area.


See my response above.
 
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