Floods

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Re: Floods

Postby Beaver » Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:28 am

Dozens of US cities on track to have their rainiest year ever
78 could see record numbers
https://www.channel3000.com/weather/doz ... /939885396

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Re: Floods

Postby gargantua » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm

Madison has already had its 2nd wettest year since records were kept. Based on the long range forecast for the rest of the year, we are very likely to end up 2nd.

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Re: Floods

Postby raw-tracks » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:33 pm

Four of the Top10 wettest months in Madison were in the 1880's. Three in the Top 4.
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Re: Floods

Postby gargantua » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:11 pm

I was looking at record lows for December. There have been none after 1994. On the other hand, there have been a number of record highs since 2000. You'd think that the climate was changing or something.

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Re: Floods

Postby raw-tracks » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:54 am

The report from the Lake Levels Technical Workgroup has just been released. Turns out that lowering Mendota is a bad idea. It will actually cause higher levels downstream. You can download the report here:

https://lwrd.countyofdane.com/documents ... -Final.pdf

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Re: Floods

Postby gozer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:30 pm

ice-jam flooding is coming to town -- primarily along the rock river for starters next week, if i remember correctly, the crawfish, fox, and wisconsin rivers like to get into the act in that order . . . i wonder if flamethrowers, dynamite, napalm, or the moab could make a difference . . . after all, the rock island arsenal is right at the confluence of the rock and mississippi rivers . . . maybe a pubic demonstration of a thermobaric munition?

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Re: Floods

Postby gozer » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:37 pm

gargantua wrote:I was looking at record lows for December. There have been none after 1994. On the other hand, there have been a number of record highs since 2000. You'd think that the climate was changing or something.


does anyone know what the official date for the five lakes freezing over would be? in the first half of the month it looked as if at least two of them never would, then came the blast, much like 1999 . . .

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Re: Floods

Postby gargantua » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:46 pm

Well, Mendota and Monona officially froze over in December, but then they thawed for awhile. I don't know how that works in the record books....probably as two separate ice-overs?


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