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Zih After The Storm

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, July 26, 2019, 10:35 (112 days ago)

About 01:30 this morning Zihuatanejo was hit by a major thunderstorm with lightning like we rarely ever see here, though I used to see plenty of it just like this when I lived in central Florida in Orlando and Titusville. It's been years since we had a lightning storm of any intensity, and this morning's was about as bad as it gets. It had us running through the house disconnecting appliances, pretty much everything except one fan in our bedroom. It was one of those torrential downpours that can cause severe flooding, so we had to be vigilant, in other words, we didn't get to sleep from 01:30 until 04:30. The flooding never occurred on our street as it has with similarly intense rains in years past, so that was one bullet we dodged, and the lightning struck pretty darn close many times but never hit us, so that was another.

Were any of you affected by the storm?

So when I went to the beach this morning I was surprised and extremely impressed to see the beach (as well as the bay) looking extremely clean and the sand was drying out nicely. I could also hear a piledriver in the distance though I couldn't see it, so that means the new pilings are being set.
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There was also an event being set up for children on the beach in front of Plaza del Artista by the municipal DIF.
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by Tere @, Friday, July 26, 2019, 11:11 (112 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Nice pics! Our house is pretty storm-proof, which doesn't stop my husband from worrying about it and checking everything out when it rains like this. I slept through it.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, July 26, 2019, 13:01 (112 days ago) @ Tere

Nice pics! Our house is pretty storm-proof, which doesn't stop my husband from worrying about it and checking everything out when it rains like this. I slept through it.

I'm trying to hate you but I can't stop laughing. Whaddaya mean you slept through it? You can't do that! Not fair!
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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Friday, July 26, 2019, 11:45 (112 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

When building Casa Amarilla, I requested a lightning rod on the roof. The contractor looked at me like I had a screw loose, but put one up, anyway. I guess it was a good idea, after all.

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Casa Amarilla Vacation Rental
http://www.casa-amarilla-zihua.com/

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by Aunt Chelada, Friday, July 26, 2019, 16:14 (112 days ago) @ frostbite

That was a very wise decision, especially considering the elevation that your place is at.

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by hromero ⌂ @, Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:17 (112 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

It was quite a dramatic show but other than waking us up we came through it all in good shape. It made for nice sleeping temperatures once we went back to sleep.

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by Curly! @, Great Pacific Northwet, Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:14 (109 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

We had a similar situation in Portland recently, a lightning storm like I've never seen in the 45+ years I've lived here. My wife, who was born and raised here, agrees... never seen before. Climate change is real friends, and it's happening right before our eyes.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 29, 2019, 10:21 (109 days ago) @ Curly!

We had a similar situation in Portland recently, a lightning storm like I've never seen in the 45+ years I've lived here. My wife, who was born and raised here, agrees... never seen before. Climate change is real friends, and it's happening right before our eyes.

Careful, Curly. You'll upset the Al Gore bashers who are still dealing with heaps of cognitive dissonance.
:stirpot:

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by Aunt Chelada, Monday, July 29, 2019, 11:32 (109 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.

I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 96 years ago. This must have been caused by the Model T Ford's emissions or possibly from horse and cattle emissions.

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by Ironwood, Monday, July 29, 2019, 12:14 (109 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada
edited by Ironwood, Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:27

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.

I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 96 years ago. This must have been caused by the Model T Ford's emissions or possibly from horse and cattle emissions.

You make 1922 sound like it was in the Middle Ages. For global warming/climate change deniers, the whole point is that changes which used to occur over hundreds, thousands or tens of thousands of years are now occurring within decades.

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by Uncle Chelada, Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:15 (109 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

Please excuse the missus. She's off her meds again.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:27 (109 days ago) @ Uncle Chelada

¡Chistosísimo! Gracias por la risa.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 29, 2019, 13:19 (109 days ago) @ Aunt Chelada

The Arctic Ocean is warming up, icebergs are growing scarcer and in some places the seals are finding the water too hot according to a report to the Commerce Department yesterday from the Consulate at Bergen, Norway.
Reports from fishermen, seal hunters and explorers all point to a radical change in climate conditions and hitherto unheard of temperatures in the Arctic zone.
Exploration expeditions report that scarcely any ice has been met as far north as 81 degrees 29 minutes. Soundings to a depth of 3,100 meters showed the gulf stream still very warm. Great masses of ice have been replaced by moraines of earth and stones, the report continued, while at many points well known glaciers have entirely disappeared.

Very few seals and no white fish are found in the eastern Arctic, while vast shoals of herring and smelts which have never before ventured so far north, are being encountered in the old seal fishing grounds.
Within a few years it is predicted that due to the ice melt the sea will rise and make most coast cities uninhabitable.

I must apologize. I neglected to mention that this report was from November 2, 1922, as reported by the AP and published in The Washington Post 96 years ago. This must have been caused by the Model T Ford's emissions or possibly from horse and cattle emissions.

I see my comments triggered your own cognitive dissonance to which I referred in my other post.

That you pretend to know more about the subject than the vast majority of the world's leading climate experts greatly diminishes the credibility of anything you post here. I believe it would be most helpful for everyone who reads this Message Board if you refrained from sharing such "opinions".

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by blazian @, San Diego, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, 03:50 (108 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:megusta: