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Weather

Wettest year ever

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Congratulations, St. Louis. With this afternoon’s rain, frozen rain, sleet, and hail, we set a new record for wettest year. From the Weather Underground: Statement as of 2:40 PM CST on December 23, 2008 … Record yearly maximum precipitation set at St. Louis MO… A record yearly maimum precipitation of […]

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Photography Weather

Soggy state

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. The majority of my photos posted recently are from the Missouri Botanical Gardens, or the St. Louis Zoo. I’ve not explored outside of the St. Louis area this last year primarily because of all the rain and flooding we’ve had. Though I was not, personally, directly impacted by the flooding, […]

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Climate Change Weather

Floods. Again.

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. Ike continues to rain destruction down in its path. It’s good to hear the storm surges weren’t as bad along the Gulf, but they were bad enough. Hopefully, though, loss of life will be minimal. Ike just passed through the St. Louis area with both wind and rain. A lot […]

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Weather

Thankfully, Homeland Security is not interested in Missouri

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. From MarketWatch, in light of today’s Hurricane Dolly landfall along the Texas/Mexican border: As Hurricane Dolly bears down on the Texas Rio Grande Valley, the chairman of the Texas Border Coalition (TBC) today protested construction of the border wall by the Department of Homeland Security during the hurricane season and […]

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Weather

Stories week of June 27

Recovered from the Wayback Machine. second update Unfortunately the Hesco barrier erected by the National Guard failed. Though I admire the tenacity of the Guard, I’m not surprised the barriers failed. Winfield is now, more or less, cut off, and many homes will, unfortunately, be damaged. How many, no one knows for sure at this time. The town […]