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2021-09-12 5:40:53 PM  
It won't be as bad as Ida, though.
 
2021-09-12 6:02:53 PM  

kdawg7736: It won't be as bad as Ida, though.


We got 60 inches in 3 days less than half a mile from here from Harvey back in 2017. We'll put the cars up against the house again and ride it out.
 
2021-09-12 6:12:14 PM  
Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."
 
2021-09-12 6:21:51 PM  

namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."


Yeah I'm seeing about getting a generator again in a couple of months, I'm not going through that winter storm s*** again without one. Greg Abbott and his ilk have proved that they can't be trusted.. not that I did before.
 
2021-09-12 6:36:23 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."

Yeah I'm seeing about getting a generator again in a couple of months, I'm not going through that winter storm s*** again without one. Greg Abbott and his ilk have proved that they can't be trusted.. not that I did before.


I have a 3500 watt/5000 surge generator I need to prep for this winter just in case we get farked by ERCOT again.

It's enough to run the fridge, chest freezer, TV, computer, and the main living area furnace blower, so assuming we can buy gas, that should be all we need to ride out another freeze.

Stay safe, coastal Farkers.
 
2021-09-12 6:41:32 PM  
I guess Texas doesn't need any FEMA help because it's proud of its independence.
 
2021-09-12 7:00:27 PM  
Then, "independent" rugged individualist Texans will beg for federal disaster aid.
 
2021-09-12 7:33:25 PM  
Every two weeks until November and start again in May.
 
2021-09-12 9:21:54 PM  
Has anyone seen Ted?
 
2021-09-12 9:26:39 PM  

namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."


I expected an article about them putting Big Tex up for the state fair

/ Big Tex was originally a super creepy Santa
 
2021-09-12 9:32:24 PM  
Poor dyslexic subby, it's TS Nick
 
2021-09-12 9:33:50 PM  

kdawg7736: It won't be as bad as Ida, though.


Unfortunately.
 
2021-09-12 9:36:02 PM  
"Every year, as the rain's [sic] rage & Texas floods, it is the same thing-and then he comes to the Federal Government for $$$ help. No more. Get your act together Governor. You don't see close to the level of flood in other states."  Donald Trump.
 
2021-09-12 9:42:29 PM  
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2021-09-12 9:59:06 PM  



namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."





We should get some coal and shove up Ted Cruz's ass
 
2021-09-12 10:07:19 PM  

invictus2: Jolly ol' St. Nick to visit Texas early

namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."
We should get some coal and shove up Ted Cruz's ass


Make sure its red hot, too
 
2021-09-12 10:09:25 PM  

Notabunny: Has anyone seen Ted?


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2021-09-12 10:09:34 PM  

namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."


Same, except my thought was, "Now people will have a defensible reason to put xmas decorations up 3 months early."
 
2021-09-12 10:14:45 PM  
Sorry Louisiana. I hope it's not too bad.
 
2021-09-12 10:24:34 PM  

daffy: Sorry Louisiana. I hope it's not too bad.


I'm more worried about Alabama. Where's my Sharpie?
 
2021-09-12 10:27:16 PM  

kdawg7736: It won't be as bad as Ida, though.


Yeah, 20 inches of rain is nothing.
Have you looked at the water vapor?
One minute sustained wind speed is not the only metric, just the easy one.
 
2021-09-12 10:43:19 PM  
Why dont they legislate on that? That seems to be their answer to everything.
 
2021-09-12 10:46:03 PM  
Eh...... Still have to go to work
 
2021-09-12 10:46:57 PM  

cretinbob: kdawg7736: It won't be as bad as Ida, though.

Yeah, 20 inches of rain is nothing.
Have you looked at the water vapor?
One minute sustained wind speed is not the only metric, just the easy one.


It's shaping up like Allison  was, the track it's on.  We got 37 inches of rain in two days or so  not far from here from it.

It depends on how long it takes for it to move on out, or if it stalls
 
2021-09-12 11:01:31 PM  

namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."


Actually I have some bad news, long term  winter forecast are not looking good and might want go ahead and get a kerosene heater or possibly a generator.
 
2021-09-12 11:01:35 PM  

SpaceMonkey-66: cretinbob: kdawg7736: It won't be as bad as Ida, though.

Yeah, 20 inches of rain is nothing.
Have you looked at the water vapor?
One minute sustained wind speed is not the only metric, just the easy one.

It's shaping up like Allison  was, the track it's on.  We got 37 inches of rain in two days or so  not far from here from it.

It depends on how long it takes for it to move on out, or if it stalls


Looks like it's barely moving Tuesday to Thursday.  College Station to Lufkin for the center of circulation.
 
2021-09-12 11:04:46 PM  
We got 60 inches in 3 days.


That's what she said.
 
2021-09-12 11:14:48 PM  
Good luck.  I had surgery this past Friday to repair a torn left bicep tendon.

Helping clear out a lady's house that got flooded in Ida.
 
2021-09-13 12:06:57 AM  

Artcurus: namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."

Actually I have some bad news, long term  winter forecast are not looking good and might want go ahead and get a kerosene heater or possibly a generator.


The Snowpocalypse was a cold, miserable week for me, and I am borderline overpreparing. I have already purchased a large portable power bank I can use to run essentials like light, phone, laptop,12v electric blanket (and that I can recharge in the car or with a solar panel). Didn't go for gas generator because gas availability was an issue. Also bought a butane stove, portable bbq, wool blankets, and other cold-weather camping type stuff. Thanks to my copper pipes and well-insulated crawl space, I didn't lose water like the neighbors, but I'll stock up on it (and easy-to-cook food) in November.

Did I mention I was cold and miserable?
 
2021-09-13 12:09:56 AM  
I'm not going anywhere near Texas as long as the Zodiac is on the loose.
 
2021-09-13 12:32:03 AM  

drinmonster: Artcurus: namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."

Actually I have some bad news, long term  winter forecast are not looking good and might want go ahead and get a kerosene heater or possibly a generator.

The Snowpocalypse was a cold, miserable week for me, and I am borderline overpreparing. I have already purchased a large portable power bank I can use to run essentials like light, phone, laptop,12v electric blanket (and that I can recharge in the car or with a solar panel). Didn't go for gas generator because gas availability was an issue. Also bought a butane stove, portable bbq, wool blankets, and other cold-weather camping type stuff. Thanks to my copper pipes and well-insulated crawl space, I didn't lose water like the neighbors, but I'll stock up on it (and easy-to-cook food) in November.

Did I mention I was cold and miserable?


I burned a lot of natural gas in the shiatty decorative fireplace.  I had a generator but no heater but I managed to borrow and un-used one from a friend - parabolic 1100W.  I used a fan to blow across it and it kept the bedroom warm.  I've since bought a damn heater of course.

What power bank do you have?  I have the EcoFlow River Pro.  It was great while camping.  I have yet to buy the solar panels but probably will before long.

Also, the ran has started here (Houston).  It's weird how you can tell it is different from a normal shower or front or storm.  Here we go again - school is canceled and I am waiting on word from work before tomorrow.
 
2021-09-13 12:41:43 AM  

UberDave: drinmonster: Artcurus: namegoeshere: Granted I'm tired AF right now, but by the headline I thought it was going to be snow. In September. In Texas. And it's probably a sign of how incredibly f*cked up the past few years have been that my reaction to snow, in September, in Texas was not, "That's impossible!" It was, "Welp, there goes the power grid, again. In the middle of the COVID surge."

Actually I have some bad news, long term  winter forecast are not looking good and might want go ahead and get a kerosene heater or possibly a generator.

The Snowpocalypse was a cold, miserable week for me, and I am borderline overpreparing. I have already purchased a large portable power bank I can use to run essentials like light, phone, laptop,12v electric blanket (and that I can recharge in the car or with a solar panel). Didn't go for gas generator because gas availability was an issue. Also bought a butane stove, portable bbq, wool blankets, and other cold-weather camping type stuff. Thanks to my copper pipes and well-insulated crawl space, I didn't lose water like the neighbors, but I'll stock up on it (and easy-to-cook food) in November.

Did I mention I was cold and miserable?

I burned a lot of natural gas in the shiatty decorative fireplace.  I had a generator but no heater but I managed to borrow and un-used one from a friend - parabolic 1100W.  I used a fan to blow across it and it kept the bedroom warm.  I've since bought a damn heater of course.

What power bank do you have?  I have the EcoFlow River Pro.  It was great while camping.  I have yet to buy the solar panels but probably will before long.

Also, the ran has started here (Houston).  It's weird how you can tell it is different from a normal shower or front or storm.  Here we go again - school is canceled and I am waiting on word from work before tomorrow.


I wanted the Ecoflow River Pro because I read some good reviews but couldn't find it in stock at the time. Ended up with a Westinghouse iGen/solar panel bundle.
 
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6 days ago  
Rains started last night, so far so good
 
6 days ago  
No problem, Texas clearly has its shiat together.
 
6 days ago  
Um, subby, after the religionous extremists took over the state with their raging hypocritical uterine overreach, we call it Texiban now.
 
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