Author Topic: Meteorological Banter  (Read 16745 times)

Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #60 on: July 31, 2016, 04:09:29 pm »
 
flash flooding destroyed downtown Ellicott cityMD Saturday!
some of the video is crazy when it's happening
but the aftermath in the second video is even more shocking
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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #61 on: July 31, 2016, 05:09:14 pm »

flash flooding destroyed downtown Ellicott cityMD Saturday!
some of the video is crazy when it's happening
but the aftermath in the second video is even more shocking

so do you subscribe to the post so you can read it?

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #62 on: July 31, 2016, 05:17:06 pm »
Doesn't this happen to Ellicott City somewhat regularly? I feel like this is not the first time I've heard of this
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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #63 on: July 31, 2016, 10:58:29 pm »
In two hours, nearly six inches of rain had fallen, an event so extraordinary that the National Weather Service said it should, statistically, occur there just once every 1,000 years.

So, no.

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #64 on: August 01, 2016, 07:10:50 am »
As a hydrologist, I cringe every time someone on the news uses "100-year storm" or "1000-year storm".

The 100-year storm is an "exceedance probability", meaning there is a 1 percent chance of a storm of that magnitude occurring in a given year.

Old Elliott City was regrettably built at the confluence of about 5 streams.  Someone has cherry picked a piece of data somewhere in that watershed where 6 inches of rain fell.  A 1000-year event, while technically true, isn't the whole picture.

Yes it floods frequently there.  Development in Howard County most likely makes runoff more intense then it once was.  Climate change is also throwing our statistics out of whack.

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #65 on: August 01, 2016, 07:32:14 am »
^WOWZA! Someone who actually knows what they're talking about!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #66 on: August 01, 2016, 08:33:17 am »
As a hydrologist, I cringe every time someone on the news uses "100-year storm" or "1000-year storm".

The 100-year storm is an "exceedance probability", meaning there is a 1 percent chance of a storm of that magnitude occurring in a given year.

Old Elliott City was regrettably built at the confluence of about 5 streams.  Someone has cherry picked a piece of data somewhere in that watershed where 6 inches of rain fell.  A 1000-year event, while technically true, isn't the whole picture.

Yes it floods frequently there.  Development in Howard County most likely makes runoff more intense then it once was.  Climate change is also throwing our statistics out of whack.

So more like an 800-year storm, then?

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2016, 09:07:36 am »
Guys I have it on good authority that Hydrogen makes up 2/3rds of all water. It logically follows that IamHydrogen knows what the fuck he's talking about when it comes to rain.
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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #68 on: August 01, 2016, 09:54:50 am »
He also knows, phish.  What a blast from the past, that guy is. And to come out of nowhere like that. In a thread about the weather.

Gurl.

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #69 on: August 01, 2016, 10:17:03 am »
As a hydrologist, I cringe every time someone on the news uses "100-year storm" or "1000-year storm".

The 100-year storm is an "exceedance probability", meaning there is a 1 percent chance of a storm of that magnitude occurring in a given year.

Old Elliott City was regrettably built at the confluence of about 5 streams.  Someone has cherry picked a piece of data somewhere in that watershed where 6 inches of rain fell.  A 1000-year event, while technically true, isn't the whole picture.

Yes it floods frequently there.  Development in Howard County most likely makes runoff more intense then it once was.  Climate change is also throwing our statistics out of whack.

^ nominated for the hall of fame.
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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #70 on: August 01, 2016, 10:25:29 am »
As a hydrologist, I cringe every time someone on the news uses "100-year storm" or "1000-year storm".

The 100-year storm is an "exceedance probability", meaning there is a 1 percent chance of a storm of that magnitude occurring in a given year.

Old Elliott City was regrettably built at the confluence of about 5 streams.  Someone has cherry picked a piece of data somewhere in that watershed where 6 inches of rain fell.  A 1000-year event, while technically true, isn't the whole picture.

Yes it floods frequently there.  Development in Howard County most likely makes runoff more intense then it once was.  Climate change is also throwing our statistics out of whack.

^ nominated for the hall of fame.
Seconded. I love that he has 20 posts in a decade and just showed up to school everyone on rain.
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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #71 on: August 01, 2016, 10:40:38 am »
As a hydrologist, I cringe every time someone on the news uses "100-year storm" or "1000-year storm".

The 100-year storm is an "exceedance probability", meaning there is a 1 percent chance of a storm of that magnitude occurring in a given year.

Old Elliott City was regrettably built at the confluence of about 5 streams.  Someone has cherry picked a piece of data somewhere in that watershed where 6 inches of rain fell.  A 1000-year event, while technically true, isn't the whole picture.

Yes it floods frequently there.  Development in Howard County most likely makes runoff more intense then it once was.  Climate change is also throwing our statistics out of whack.

^ nominated for the hall of fame.
Seconded. I love that he has 20 posts in a decade and just showed up to school everyone on rain.

and his screen name is a song from your favorite band, even better!

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #72 on: August 01, 2016, 10:57:29 am »
As a hydrologist, I cringe every time someone on the news uses "100-year storm" or "1000-year storm".

The 100-year storm is an "exceedance probability", meaning there is a 1 percent chance of a storm of that magnitude occurring in a given year.

Old Elliott City was regrettably built at the confluence of about 5 streams.  Someone has cherry picked a piece of data somewhere in that watershed where 6 inches of rain fell.  A 1000-year event, while technically true, isn't the whole picture.

Yes it floods frequently there.  Development in Howard County most likely makes runoff more intense then it once was.  Climate change is also throwing our statistics out of whack.

^ nominated for the hall of fame.
Seconded. I love that he has 20 posts in a decade and just showed up to school everyone on rain.

and his screen name is a song from your favorite band, even better!
This ruins it for me now that I know its a Phish reference.
LVMH

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #73 on: August 04, 2016, 11:01:30 am »

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Re: Meteorological Banter
« Reply #74 on: September 28, 2016, 02:57:59 pm »