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August 2019 Discussion

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1 hour ago, CoastalWx said:

Western NE? We take your snow instead?

I wish I did live further east for those often late blooming miller B’s. Those are more common than A’s or early blooming B’s...which are more ideal for us western sne folk. 

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43 minutes ago, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

I wish I did live further east for those often late blooming miller B’s. Those are more common than A’s or early blooming B’s...which are more ideal for us western sne folk. 

They are coming. Interior storms will probably happen again. 

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8 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

Meanwhile, back in 1955.....

https://www.weather.gov/nerfc/hf_august_1955?fbclid=IwAR1WsC1WgUoW1BNRfjObTNEYia2YkBBTSy1-QGZdBX2hdUgPaaxR7YqmwAY

Over 18" of rain in 24-hours in Westfield.  Not too shabby.

 

The 1955 floods changed the way Worcester handled their runoff. Those floods basically put downtown under 10-12 feet of water...but they put in flood control channels and other defenses on the blackstone so we'd probably never see another like it again. 

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12 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

Meanwhile, back in 1955.....

https://www.weather.gov/nerfc/hf_august_1955?fbclid=IwAR1WsC1WgUoW1BNRfjObTNEYia2YkBBTSy1-QGZdBX2hdUgPaaxR7YqmwAY

Over 18" of rain in 24-hours in Westfield.  Not too shabby.

 

Yeah one day stands out in the BAF records.

8/1	3.55 in 1985	0.96 in 1976	0.95 in 1992
8/2	2.47 in 1979	2.01 in 2002	1.47 in 2016
8/3	1.75 in 1986	1.23 in 1963	1.21 in 1973
8/4	1.47 in 2003	1.09 in 1926	0.92 in 1933
8/5	2.70 in 1969	1.46 in 2012	1.11 in 2004
8/6	2.01 in 1981	1.68 in 1952	1.59 in 1945
8/7	1.98 in 1990	1.55 in 1975	1.22 in 1980
8/8	1.41 in 1978	0.64 in 1975	0.54 in 1990
8/9	3.17 in 2013	2.30 in 1927	1.16 in 1975
8/10	2.63 in 1991	1.59 in 1976	1.30 in 1987
8/11	3.68 in 1990	1.22 in 2000	1.16 in 2003
8/12	3.12 in 1989	1.76 in 1931	1.70 in 1955
8/13	3.51 in 2014	3.00 in 1955	1.84 in 1949
8/14	2.61 in 1948	1.55 in 1933	1.17 in 1955
8/15	2.90 in 2012	1.32 in 2011	0.99 in 1947
8/16	1.91 in 1934	1.28 in 1930	1.02 in 1976
8/17	1.60 in 1952	1.34 in 1951	1.15 in 1926
8/18	1.47 in 1992	1.25 in 1955	0.66 in 1986
8/19   18.15 in 1955	3.30 in 1991	2.35 in 1928
8/20	3.76 in 1991	1.82 in 2006	0.98 in 1950
8/21	2.60 in 1991	1.87 in 1999	1.59 in 2004
8/22	1.39 in 2010	0.86 in 1958	0.54 in 2009
8/23	1.62 in 1934	0.83 in 1970	0.52 in 1955
8/24	1.85 in 1945	1.82 in 1933	1.74 in 1974
8/25	2.10 in 1990	1.29 in 1939	0.85 in 1985
8/26	3.45 in 1928	0.92 in 1985	0.88 in 1946
8/27	1.06 in 2006	0.59 in 2011	0.58 in 1967
8/28	4.10 in 1971	3.70 in 2011	1.30 in 1931
8/29	1.39 in 1949	1.34 in 2002	1.10 in 1987
8/30	1.52 in 1959	1.50 in 1975	0.91 in 1950
8/31	1.76 in 1985	1.55 in 1954	1.00 in 1959

 

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Man Steve would have lost his mind that month. So many places to wear the cape. So many people and animals to save. 

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13 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

This is pretty wild.  I'm not sure I'd stop to pick up my umbrella like the guy did.

That was pretty close. Dude was lucky.

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A few pics of ORH during the 1955 flood...again, prob never see this type of inundation again due to the changes made in flood controls after this one:

 

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1 hour ago, dendrite said:

The torchy cape AWOS FMH. Very representative of interior CT.

Why the hell would FHM be used in this discussion?  Is that serious?

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12 minutes ago, ORH_wxman said:

A few pics of ORH during the 1955 flood...again, prob never see this type of inundation again due to the changes made in flood controls after this one:

 

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Any idea what streets (or where in the city) those were?  I wonder if the Park theatre was Park ave.

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4 minutes ago, powderfreak said:

Why the hell would FHM be used in this discussion?  Is that serious?

Go back and skim through the first 3 pages of this thread. Good bathroom reading material. You can ever wipe your ass with some of the posts.

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1 hour ago, moneypitmike said:

Half an hour of my life I'm not getting back.

If it took you a half hour to read maybe 6 posts dude... but I do look forward to your 10 qpf posts a day in the winter so its all good

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30 minutes ago, CoastalWx said:

Man Steve would have lost his mind that month. So many places to wear the cape. So many people and animals to save. 

Place in Florida had 25 inches last night alone. I watched the 55 flood movie on PBS yesterday.  Awe inspiring damage

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41 minutes ago, moneypitmike said:

Any idea what streets (or where in the city) those were?  I wonder if the Park theatre was Park ave.

Most of those are in Webster square. The old park theatre was also Webster square. That was by far the worst area hit over to Main St near and just south of downtown....and then over to southbridge st. Basically the areas closest to the blackstone river.  

Though ive seen pics of shrewsbury st totally flooded (where funky murphys is for those who don't know Worcester well). 

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1 hour ago, ORH_wxman said:

A few pics of ORH during the 1955 flood...again, prob never see this type of inundation again due to the changes made in flood controls after this one:

 

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With the fitting title of "Hell's Island" Interesting pics to say the least!

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6 minutes ago, ineedsnow said:

Imagine if those 20 inch totals were more widespread... we pray

I'll pass on getting my damage via flooding.

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1 hour ago, Cyclone-68 said:

53-55.. those were some fun years 

Winters generally were pretty bad though.  My recollection is one really decent event in January of 1954-I was in 1st grade and I well remember the event. Then came March of 1956-a true all timer!

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44 minutes ago, dendrite said:

I'll pass on getting my damage via flooding.

Yea so lets pray folks like ineedamage who live in the valley for a massive flood that just completely submerges everything and anyone below 200’. We’re rooting for him.

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15 minutes ago, RUNNAWAYICEBERG said:

Yea so lets pray folks like ineedamage who live in the valley for a massive flood that just completely submerges everything and anyone below 200’. We’re rooting for him.

I'm above 200 :)

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1 hour ago, dendrite said:

I'll pass on getting my damage via flooding.

Why, you don't like massive infrastructure damage in your house?

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1 hour ago, ineedsnow said:

Imagine if those 20 inch totals were more widespread... we pray

That would be awesome. 

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4 hours ago, dendrite said:

11 days by Thursday

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It's interesting that the hours at 70 chart seems to follow a multiyear wave pattern of rising and falling dews for several decades. Do you think that is largely coincidental or could it be related to the state of the Atlantic perhaps? 

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