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Arizona slammed with worst storm in state history

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posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:45 PM
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If it takes mocking God to get more rain and raise our water tables,,,
The a little more mocking is OK by me.
Here's a Hint for you,,,, I like Cindy McCain, She's a good looking lady,
If I was younger,,,,,, I'd give John McCain a run for her.
Let it RAIN,,,, GOD,,,,, Let it RAIN!!!

Please excuse my mistakes in posting and spelling.
Thank You




posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 08:55 PM
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Well the rains a comin and the floods are getting high. Not saying it's happening for sure because of what Cindy did, but always the possibility. I have witnessed God's awesome power in a supernatural experience and He is not mocked...ever.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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you joking right? noone can honestly belive a place is flooding due to some bird's view on gay marriage? i was making out with chicks when my town was in drought - where was our flood?!


silly.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:13 PM
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Any minute now, Pat Robertson will give us the real answer.




posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:22 PM
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Used to be I did not like Cindy McCain. If she can see through the religious bigotry opposing gay marriage, there must be hope for her.


Hey dgtempe what are you doing with my initials in your username?



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:24 PM
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I'm in Tempe, and I'm rather enjoying the weather right now.
I'm from the east coast, so this is like spring to me.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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They are really my husbands initials.. i never thought i'd post here more than one day
and i stayed and stayd....LOL His name is Dave. (a little dgtempe trivia)


[edit on 21-1-2010 by dgtempe]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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Well, as long as the damage is kept to a minimum we really need the rain so thanks to all the gays, weirdos, atheists, etc. and Cindy McCain for making it happen...and I jest.

My gardens are very happy.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:31 PM
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The rain is comming down hard right now, I love that sound.
Arizona is not going to wash away, The rain we're getting is a blessing, we need it, so,,,, Cindy McCain, Keep mocking God and I thank you for it.
Hell, where was the rain and wind 8 months ago when the wife and I was in the parking lot of Phoenix College and the guys were holding each other tight and kissing in a BMW. No lighting strike, No wind, No rain.
Maybe it started raining so hard because I Patted Momma on the BUTT and gave her a Wink,,,,, A little Afternoon Delight was comming my way!!!
And I didn't Thank God for not having a stroke!!!



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 09:47 PM
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Arizona city, we are now having 75 miles per hour wind gust. My house is actually shaking. Not a lot of rain in this area, though it has started to rain now. we are getting all the wind and dirt, no visibility. Two trucks have been blown over on the 10, near Casa Grande.

I hope the rain stays away as I am in a flood zone. When we get a monsoon the water comes half way up my yard. 5 inches would put us out of home.

I seen one storm this bad in Tempe many years ago but it was a monsoon and over. My two pound dog is pooping on the floor because the wind would just take his little but away outside.

Tornado watch is for the area I live in. In pinal it is for casa Grande, Eloy, ( Im am dead center) My power has been on and off all night, and Im sure I have lost some tile from my roof already.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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I'm sorry to hear that, amatrine. The electricity is going on and off a lot here too, garbage cans blowing down the street and things flying around everywhere and it's too dark and windy for me to go out now and survey the damage but there really hasn't been that much rain down south of you where I am, nothing torrential at least, nothing like the monsoons. We are getting some hellacious gusts along with constant wind too now.

Got my windup human powered flashlight right beside me because it isn't over yet.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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Yeah, this is pretty insane. I'm from the midwest, where this kind of stuff is pretty normal. But I was just telling my friend the other day (who just moved to Az) that I've never seen it rain so much in Arizona in January. Then, today...it's been raining ALL day. Heavily! It never rains all day.

I live in south Scottsdale, and my townhouse complex is right along the greenbelt. The park next to my house (along the Greenbelt) is totally flooded. As I drove to the gym this morning, I noticed a ton of streets closed due to flooding.

When my mom called me to tell me that there was a tornado watch in effect, I couldn't believe it. I lived through tons of tornado warnings and watches in the midwest (and one tornado even hit my house while my family and I were in the basement...which, I swear, gave me PTSD for years afterwards...lol!), but if we get a tornado here, we are S.O.L. because the houses here don't have basements. Plus there are so many mobile home parks here (a.k.a tornado magnets), I would hate to see what would happen if a tornado ever did touch down here.

However, I must say that because I've been in a ton of tornado watches and warnings, I find it's pretty easy to spot "tornado conditions" way ahead of time. Today didn't seem like tornado conditions. It was rainy and stormy, but usually tornados come BEFORE the storm. Then, the rain comes later.

Here's what to look for: if the sky turns greenish, and suddenly everything gets still (no breeze, no wind) and the birds stop singing and the insects stop making noises....and there is a menacing looking "wall cloud" nearby....head for the basement. Or, if you don't have a basement, head for the bathtub on the bottom floor. If you don't have a bathroom on the lower floor, head for the inside hall closet.

I wonder what tomorrow will bring?? If it brings any more rain, I swear, the entire Valley will flood. (We don't have a storm drain system like other cities have....that's why all of our streets flood. )



[edit on 21-1-2010 by nikiano]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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It's because someone from Buffalo (me) moved here.

While it does seem pretty bad out there... this old-hand at Buffalo winters scoffs at this wind and rain in January (though it does look impressive up in Flagstaff).

No flooding by us, but I've heard of lots of road closings in Phoenix.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:53 PM
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The rain is coming down. My road is flooded and the water is half way up my yard. We may be in trouble with no flood insurance. We are trapped in now at this moment. A car just tried going down the road and flooded out and got stuck. A tornado touched down at a shopping center on 101 and Hayden. Creepy.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:55 PM
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I know Ive posted this on another thread, but if anyones interested in the weather system causing this weather, here it is.....absolutely phenomenal low pressure system




posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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Originally posted by amatrine
A tornado touched down at a shopping center on 101 and Hayden. Creepy.

I'm watching the local news (Cox 14), and they didn't mention that... which isn't too far from us.

No flooding here.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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From Cali ... I see on the news some tornado activity near Los Angeles, a rare sight.

California tornado statistics

* 303 tornadoes from 1950 through 2004

~ F0 tornadoes: 168 (55%)
~ F1 tornadoes: 76 (25%)
~ F2 tornadoes: 21 (7%)
~ F3 tornadoes: 2 (1%)
~ Unknown F ranking: 36 (12%)
[go to Fujita Scale]

* Injuries: 85
* Deaths: 0

Source: NCDC Storm Events database

What I am concerned with is the amount of rain we're getting along the Sierra Nevada foothills and the snow. I'm thinking that all that rain will flow into the dams, but if warmer temps melt snow now, all that melt will add to the water. Will the dams be able to release enough, and what will happen upstream? A similar situation happened about 12 years ago, resulting in washed out bridges and propane tanks floating down rivers.

Sorry to say, there's another day of storms to continue eastward.



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by amatrine
The rain is coming down. My road is flooded and the water is half way up my yard. We may be in trouble with no flood insurance. We are trapped in now at this moment. A car just tried going down the road and flooded out and got stuck. A tornado touched down at a shopping center on 101 and Hayden. Creepy.



A tornado touched down?? Really?? Holy crap.

I don't have my TV on....maybe I should turn it on.

[edit on 21-1-2010 by nikiano]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Now they are reporting a possible tornado in N. Phoenix at the Desert Ridge Shopping Center.


reports of tornado


[edit on 21-1-2010 by SkepticOverlord]



posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
Now they are reporting a possible tornado in N. Phoenix at the Desert Ridge Shopping Center.


Yeah, that's getting a little too close for comfort for me.

I think I might sleep downstairs tonight.

It's rare for tornadoes to happen in the middle of the night, but it does happen. Once, back home in Nebraska, where I grew up, we got woken up at 2am by the tornado sirens going off. One actually did touch down, too, and did some damage.

I guess they don't have tornado sirens here, do they?

Edit to add:

I have never heard so many ambulance, police, and fire engine sirens in one night since I've moved here. Emergency vehicles have been going down Indian School Road all night. Everyone must be getting into tons of wrecks here. Sadly, nobody can drive in this state when it rains!





[edit on 21-1-2010 by nikiano]



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