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(Washingtonian)   While the waterfalls caused by heavy rain in New York City's subway stations are much more powerful, the waterfalls caused by heavy rain in Washington D.C.'s subway stations are much more aesthetically pleasing   (washingtonian.com) divider line
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2021-09-17 12:51:58 PM  
Global warming subway waterfall tourism, I like it.
 
2021-09-17 12:53:47 PM  
The stair waterfall is really cool looking. Also, escalators aren't dangerous to be on in high waters? Good to know.
 
2021-09-17 2:44:05 PM  
I've been told not to chase those things.
 
2021-09-17 2:45:06 PM  
Did it finally get rid of the hobo piss smell?
 
2021-09-17 2:46:16 PM  

Alwysadydrmr: The stair waterfall is really cool looking. Also, escalators aren't dangerous to be on in high waters? Good to know.


No, DC escalators have an auto-shutoff procedure where they will promptly quit working for the next seven weeks after getting even a little bit wet.

/they need to put a roof over the Dupont Circle metro
 
2021-09-17 2:48:11 PM  
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2021-09-17 2:48:55 PM  
When I was a freshman at Georgetown, I raced someone up the stopped Dupont Circle metro steps. Then I answered the ringing payphone next to the bus stop.

I wasn't a smart youth. Not much has changed, tbh.
 
2021-09-17 2:49:47 PM  

Lsherm: Alwysadydrmr: The stair waterfall is really cool looking. Also, escalators aren't dangerous to be on in high waters? Good to know.

No, DC escalators have an auto-shutoff procedure where they will promptly quit working for the next seven weeks after getting even a little bit wet.

/they need to put a roof over the Dupont Circle metro


But then that will ruin the whole look of people going into the light at the top.

/I agree, cover it
 
2021-09-17 2:50:52 PM  
Subby, stick to submitting headlines about rivers and lakes like you used to
 
2021-09-17 3:00:31 PM  
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Don't be silly, this isn't happening.
 
2021-09-17 3:06:36 PM  
Just a fluke, feel free to keep ignoring the climate crisis because doing otherwise upset the same people who consume cattle dewormer paste instead of taking a vaccine.
 
2021-09-17 3:09:43 PM  
Does this wipe out the feral ghouls under there?
 
2021-09-17 3:14:52 PM  
What ever happened to draining the swamp? Another broken campaign promise?
 
2021-09-17 3:15:13 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: Did it finally get rid of the hobo piss smell?


No. Nothing can eradicate that smell.
 
2021-09-17 3:15:58 PM  
You'd never know it was built on a swamp!
 
2021-09-17 3:21:02 PM  
Yesterday's rains here in DC were crazy.  They started overhead, and didn't move for hours.  It wasn't a front coming through.  It was the heavens opening directly overhead and just getting darker and darker.  I've never seen a weather system like it outside the tropics.

Why on earth would we be getting tropical weather patterns north of the tropics?  It's usually cooler here.  I can't figure it out.
 
2021-09-17 3:24:00 PM  
Tread on the right, swim on the left.
 
2021-09-17 3:25:48 PM  
Huh. Fallout 3 was more accurate than I thought.
 
2021-09-17 3:38:14 PM  

Warthog: Yesterday's rains here in DC were crazy.  They started overhead, and didn't move for hours.  It wasn't a front coming through.  It was the heavens opening directly overhead and just getting darker and darker.  I've never seen a weather system like it outside the tropics.

Why on earth would we be getting tropical weather patterns north of the tropics?  It's usually cooler here.  I can't figure it out.


Doesn't all rain start overhead?
 
2021-09-17 3:41:44 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Warthog: Yesterday's rains here in DC were crazy.  They started overhead, and didn't move for hours.  It wasn't a front coming through.  It was the heavens opening directly overhead and just getting darker and darker.  I've never seen a weather system like it outside the tropics.

Why on earth would we be getting tropical weather patterns north of the tropics?  It's usually cooler here.  I can't figure it out.

Doesn't all rain start overhead?


I suppose technically yes, but at least around here we usually get rain from fronts of clouds that are both expanding and sweeping in from somewhere else.  And when we have clouds start to form here, they usually move off and drop most of their rain elsewhere.  Getting a giant rain cloud blossoming over the entire city and just parking there, when it isn't raining 30 miles away -- that's strange.
 
2021-09-17 3:42:31 PM  
It hit a little while after I made it home, the cat was real interested in it and just stared out the window the whole time but it ended pretty quick too
 
2021-09-17 4:01:32 PM  

Warthog: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Warthog: Yesterday's rains here in DC were crazy.  They started overhead, and didn't move for hours.  It wasn't a front coming through.  It was the heavens opening directly overhead and just getting darker and darker.  I've never seen a weather system like it outside the tropics.

Why on earth would we be getting tropical weather patterns north of the tropics?  It's usually cooler here.  I can't figure it out.

Doesn't all rain start overhead?

I suppose technically yes, but at least around here we usually get rain from fronts of clouds that are both expanding and sweeping in from somewhere else.  And when we have clouds start to form here, they usually move off and drop most of their rain elsewhere.  Getting a giant rain cloud blossoming over the entire city and just parking there, when it isn't raining 30 miles away -- that's strange.


There was just a piece on this (DC metro, water) on NPR the other day; we have kind of the same typical weather patterns up here in western NY but this summer it's either been flood or barely enough rain to call it watering my garden worthy.

The way such rain bursts start though is usually by wildly varying temperatures in a localized area; pop up thunderstorms we call them around here. In this region the finger lakes and two great lakes seem to have a wide influence on that - the small lakes can have 5-10 degree differences depending if you're in the valley or up on a hill. Then the great lakes can feed moisture into the atmosphere which increases rainfall.

Most likely what happened was one front started pushing another out and it just happened to be right over DC, but NPR was saying this will be more and more common.
 
2021-09-17 4:20:12 PM  

fragMasterFlash: Just a fluke, feel free to keep ignoring the climate crisis because doing otherwise upset the same people who consume cattle dewormer paste instead of taking a vaccine.


I remember back when we could talk about the weather because there was nothing we could do about it.

Now the bad weather is our fault and any good weather is just dumb luck.
 
2021-09-17 4:24:16 PM  
In other words

Fly

Los Angeles beckons
 
2021-09-17 4:47:20 PM  

soldier_of_orange: In other words

Fly

Los Angeles beckons


And its wildfires and earthquakes
 
2021-09-17 6:41:16 PM  
"Car buried underneath flooded road".

No. It wasn't.
 
2021-09-18 9:42:04 PM  
Rock Creek Park is not gonna be an option going forward.
 
2021-09-18 10:36:24 PM  

morg: Rock Creek Park is not gonna be an option going forward.


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Whatever could you mean?
 
2021-09-18 10:59:21 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: morg: Rock Creek Park is not gonna be an option going forward.

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Whatever could you mean?


On the way back from DC to Maryland one night my buddy starts yelling "Chandraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa" out the window. So dark, I almost threw up laughing.
 
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