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2021-11-25 9:23:00 AM  
Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.
 
2021-11-25 9:25:50 AM  
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Second flood?
 
2021-11-25 9:25:56 AM  

Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.


I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.
 
2021-11-25 9:27:04 AM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.


They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.
 
2021-11-25 9:30:35 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


SNOWMAGEDDON!!eleventy-one!1
 
2021-11-25 9:36:07 AM  

veale728: [static.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x258]Second flood?


What about eleveninches? Downpour? Afternoon drizzle? Deluge? Surge?
 
2021-11-25 9:38:29 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


Yep. I live near Atlanta where we get 3 to 6 feet of rain every year, and the weather people go bananas every time there's a thunderstorm.   Seriously, we had a storm go through last week, and we'll probably have one or two next week. Just tell us when they are coming.
 
2021-11-25 9:38:39 AM  

Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.


My favorite is BOMB CYCLONE. You have to say it in the voice of a monster truck rally announcer
 
2021-11-25 9:40:30 AM  
But records only go back to when the Hall of Records was mysteriously washed away
 
2021-11-25 9:46:22 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


yeah, they're farking stupid and drive me nuts.

/arrr
 
2021-11-25 9:48:19 AM  

berylman: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

My favorite is BOMB CYCLONE. You have to say it in the voice of a monster truck rally announcer


Those only happen on SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!
 
2021-11-25 9:56:17 AM  

Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.


I know, like what the hell is a hurricane? It's just wind and rain so just say it. Stupid real meteorological terms.
 
2021-11-25 9:57:51 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.
I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.
They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


I've never been so scared as when they told me about the hate boobs.  Giant sandstorms that will scour the skin right off your chest.  They sell reinforced bras in Arizona for this.
Just terrifying.
 
2021-11-25 10:08:03 AM  

Russ1642: berylman: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

My favorite is BOMB CYCLONE. You have to say it in the voice of a monster truck rally announcer

Those only happen on SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!


You pay for the entire raincoat but you'll only need the hood!
 
2021-11-25 10:10:06 AM  

cryinoutloud: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.
I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.
They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

I've never been so scared as when they told me about the hate boobs.  Giant sandstorms that will scour the skin right off your chest.  They sell reinforced bras in Arizona for this.
Just terrifying.


You better be scared of haboobs, they're from the Middle East! The Muslim part!
 
2021-11-25 10:13:51 AM  

cryinoutloud: I've never been so scared as when they told me about the hate boobs.


Now I'm scared of hate boobs too.
 
2021-11-25 10:16:08 AM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.


Frankenstorm was the name of the meteorologist!
 
2021-11-25 10:17:57 AM  

KingOfTown: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

SNOWMAGEDDON!!eleventy-one!1


I don't want to close my eyes, I don't want to fall asleep.... because I need to make a packie run and get bread and milk from Stop & Shop....
 
2021-11-25 10:18:13 AM  

Russ1642: berylman: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

My favorite is BOMB CYCLONE. You have to say it in the voice of a monster truck rally announcer

Those only happen on SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY!


BOOOMMMMMB CYYYYCLOOONE!

At a fairgrounds near you! Broughttoyoubycoorspleasedontbeatyours​pouseokbye.
 
2021-11-25 10:19:42 AM  
Well thats the second once-a-century flood this week!
 
2021-11-25 10:19:49 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

Frankenstorm was the name of the meteorologist!


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2021-11-25 10:20:10 AM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.


I thot 'haboob' was a rather interesting one, but that's just me.
 
2021-11-25 10:20:19 AM  
Record setting rainfalls to go along with the record setting heatwave and record fire season.

It's almost like there's something seriously wrong here...
 
2021-11-25 10:20:38 AM  

synithium: cryinoutloud: I've never been so scared as when they told me about the hate boobs.

Now I'm scared of hate boobs too.


Once you've seen one hate boob, you want to see the rest of them.
 
2021-11-25 10:22:56 AM  
What is the world coming to when a mad meteorologist can't make a Frankenstein?

We hear you bro.  That's why the Mad Scientist Association will always have your back

/Farnsworthy
 
2021-11-25 10:23:40 AM  

berylman: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

My favorite is BOMB CYCLONE. You have to say it in the voice of a monster truck rally announcer


It just reminds me of the hyperbole from Idiocracy. They've made it a point to appeal to the least common denominator..or so it seems.

/EXTRA BIG ASS FRIES
 
2021-11-25 10:23:45 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


Literally thousands of homes have been flooded out and hundreds of cows have been drowned by the last one. BC is legislating to allow people to get jobless benefits immediately because of course people have been out of jobs because it's farking hard to work at a place that's literally underwater.
It's not about "clicks", Lives and livelihoods are on the line.
 
2021-11-25 10:26:45 AM  
That's going to ruin Thanksgiving in British Columbia.
 
2021-11-25 10:29:11 AM  
The level of resulting damage seems to merit some recognition that these are above average weather events.
 
2021-11-25 10:30:58 AM  
GIS for "hate boobs"
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2021-11-25 10:32:46 AM  
You're doing so good! Keep going!
 
2021-11-25 10:34:17 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


Yeah, because otherwise it would be just an uneventful rainy day.
 
2021-11-25 10:36:17 AM  

Huggermugger: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

Yeah, because otherwise it would be just an uneventful rainy day.


The news sites using the most hyperbolic language get more clicks. Why do you think tabloids are still around?
 
2021-11-25 10:37:13 AM  
I'll start scooping buckets out of the Fraser after I'm done my coffee.
 
2021-11-25 10:38:21 AM  

starsrift: Literally thousands of homes have been flooded out and hundreds of cows have been drowned by the last one. BC is legislating to allow people to get jobless benefits immediately because of course people have been out of jobs because it's farking hard to work at a place that's literally underwater.
It's not about "clicks", Lives and livelihoods are on the line.


Hey, have you heard about an exciting new lifestyle called "climate change?"  We're all doing it.  Simply everyone.
I guess this is what everybody wanted.
 
2021-11-25 10:48:32 AM  

starsrift: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

Literally thousands of homes have been flooded out and hundreds of cows have been drowned by the last one. BC is legislating to allow people to get jobless benefits immediately because of course people have been out of jobs because it's farking hard to work at a place that's literally underwater.
It's not about "clicks", Lives and livelihoods are on the line.


The media's portrayal of an event has nearly nothing to do with consequences of the event. Their coverage of it is 100% profit driven. You can tell because all they're interested in is stirring up shiat so people read their stuff. What hyperbolic language can we use to describe the rain? Who's to blame for this? Who can we accuse of incorrect decision making? 11 ways this next rain storm may kill you. etc.
 
2021-11-25 10:50:51 AM  

Bondith: veale728: [static.wikia.nocookie.net image 200x258]Second flood?

What about eleveninches? Downpour? Afternoon drizzle? Deluge? Surge?


It comes in mega-pints?!?
 
2021-11-25 10:56:24 AM  

Russ1642: starsrift: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

Literally thousands of homes have been flooded out and hundreds of cows have been drowned by the last one. BC is legislating to allow people to get jobless benefits immediately because of course people have been out of jobs because it's farking hard to work at a place that's literally underwater.
It's not about "clicks", Lives and livelihoods are on the line.

The media's portrayal of an event has nearly nothing to do with consequences of the event. Their coverage of it is 100% profit driven. You can tell because all they're interested in is stirring up shiat so people read their stuff. What hyperbolic language can we use to describe the rain? Who's to blame for this? Who can we accuse of incorrect decision making? 11 ways this next rain storm may kill you. etc.


Cause they normally get cut off from the rest of the world due to flooding
 
2021-11-25 10:59:17 AM  

Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.


They're not meteorological terms.  They're invented by the media.

See also: Bomb Cyclone, Polar Vortex

They're very run of the mill things (except in this case, since it IS record flooding, made worse after record fires that charred all the trees away, it is apt) but they invent scary-sounding terms to make you click.
 
2021-11-25 10:59:25 AM  

Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.


To the media's credit, it isn't their fault that people are panicky morons.

Derencho, atmospheric river, haboob, etc. All terms coined bewteen 1970 to the 1990s. So a minimum of 30 years.

But people don't care about meteorology anymore than they care about geology, in general. Someone says "this big old storm" had 70 mph straight line winds that knocked down trees and buildings gor 40 miles. OK

Derencho.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! It's the same thing, but with a different name! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2021-11-25 11:02:14 AM  

Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.


They used to call them a pineapple express, since they go from Hawaii to the PNW. But now pineapples all come from Mexico and Panama they had to come up with something else
 
2021-11-25 11:05:20 AM  

Heraclitus: Well thats the second once-a-century flood this week!


I understand the sentiment, but the whole "100-year flood" notion  stems from attempts to make statistics understandable to the general public.  It means that historical records indicate that there is a 1% chance of such an event happening in a given year, NOT that it will only happen once every 100 tears.

When we had our "100-year flood" in '95 (IIRC), some people were actually talking about being happy that we'd gotten that out of the way so they wouldn't have to worry about again in their lifetimes.
 
2021-11-25 11:07:31 AM  

Gough: Heraclitus: Well thats the second once-a-century flood this week!

I understand the sentiment, but the whole "100-year flood" notion  stems from attempts to make statistics understandable to the general public.  It means that historical records indicate that there is a 1% chance of such an event happening in a given year, NOT that it will only happen once every 100 tears.

When we had our "100-year flood" in '95 (IIRC), some people were actually talking about being happy that we'd gotten that out of the way so they wouldn't have to worry about again in their lifetimes.


https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/wa​t​er-science-school/science/100-year-flo​od?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-scie​nce_center_objects
 
2021-11-25 11:09:17 AM  

Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.


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2021-11-25 11:10:40 AM  
Ah yes, the 'why is the media being so dramatic' phase. Tune in tomorrow, or maybe the next day, when we switch back to the 'why didn't anyone warn us it would be this bad' phase.
 
2021-11-25 11:19:38 AM  

AppleOptionEsc: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

To the media's credit, it isn't their fault that people are panicky morons.

Derencho, atmospheric river, haboob, etc. All terms coined bewteen 1970 to the 1990s. So a minimum of 30 years.

But people don't care about meteorology anymore than they care about geology, in general. Someone says "this big old storm" had 70 mph straight line winds that knocked down trees and buildings gor 40 miles. OK

Derencho.

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! It's the same thing, but with a different name! Ahhhhhhhhhhh!


"haboob" has been used to describe that particular weather  event since before 1900.  It was meteorologists in AZ in the 1970's that realized that their dust storms were similar to the Arab versions and started using the term here in the States.

"derecho" is even older, but only by a decade or so.  It was first used to describe a straight-line wind event in Iowa in 1877.
 
2021-11-25 11:20:37 AM  
I'm loving how they've been calling the upcoming deluge a "parade of storms". It sounds so friendly!

I mean, who doesn't love a parade?
 
2021-11-25 11:25:03 AM  
I'd love to own some of the gold claims around Princeton or on the lower Fraser. There is a good chance that the rains could expose lots of new gold. I bet a few people will find nuggets worth 5 figures or more next spring after the freshet.
 
2021-11-25 11:27:12 AM  
SANDY HOOK??
 
2021-11-25 11:28:04 AM  

starsrift: Russ1642: Don't Lag Me Bro: Russ1642: Atmospheric river? The word 'rain' wasn't scary enough.

I'm always amazed at the new meteorological terms I learn after these weather disasters. Superstorms ('Frankenstorm'), atmospheric rivers. They stick in your mind.

They're promoted by the media to elicit fear and thus clicks.

Literally thousands of homes have been flooded out and hundreds of cows have been drowned by the last one. BC is legislating to allow people to get jobless benefits immediately because of course people have been out of jobs because it's farking hard to work at a place that's literally underwater.
It's not about "clicks", Lives and livelihoods are on the line.


It's sad about the farm animals for sure. Unfortunately, Sumas Prairie is more accurately known as Sumas Lake and was drained just short of 100 years ago. Nature seems intent on correcting the problem. As far as roads go, the Coq is a young highway and obviously at washed out areas it needs to be built back with more intense rain events in mind as do the other highways affected.
 
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