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Title: Naturist weather
Post by: eyesup on August 25, 2017, 08:38:15 PM
I hope everyone in points north and east of Corpus Christi (Hymie, Larry and Safebare to mention a few) are set and ready for Hurricane Harvey. Boats and property secured and RFF.

Should be making landfall Saturday morning.
Be safe.

Duane
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: Safebare on September 02, 2017, 03:16:10 AM
The storm has wreaked havoc on all of East Texas from Corpus Christi to Victoria, through Galveston and Port Arthur, then into Louisiana. I had 34 inches of rain here. The creek crested right at my door step. The current pushed water into 2 rooms on the west side, soaking a carpet in my son's room that should have been discarded years ago. We were blessed.
Monday I walked the horses to higher pasture through 3 ft. of water. Trying desperately to keep my damaged feet out of the path of 12 dancing hooves in the murky brown waters. The gauge on the creek was beyond capacity, so we had no way of knowing the rate of flooding, so I packed up the rest of the critters and headed for brother's.
The creek crested at the same level when we left, so no interior damage. My neighbors were not so lucky. Even the ones that pushed for my prosecution were friendly.
Anyway, the horses are home and besides a huge mess in the garage, life is returning to normal. Sitting comfortably on the back porch, feeling the first mosquitoes swarming near, & catching up on some of the non-storm chatter.
Be safe!
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: John P on September 02, 2017, 05:53:00 AM
Ouch, bad bad stuff. But it's all over the news, and of course some people are dead, and others are pretty much left destitute. If you've come through it "not too bad, considering" then you've done well.
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: JOhnGw on September 02, 2017, 09:55:58 AM
Glad to hear that is was nothing worse.
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: Bob Knows on September 02, 2017, 01:52:42 PM
Good weather for mosquitoes.   Glad your home wasn't damaged more.   Time to go out naked to survey the neighborhood. 

Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: Hymie on September 09, 2017, 06:39:07 PM
Hey guys,
Has anyone heard from Tanman or Kyaker since Harvey? I know it was devastating a big area of Texas and Louisiana and now Irma is going up the west coast of Florida! I have relatives and friends at both places. There was a family who moved to our parish because of Katrina. They flooded here last August and just moved to Houston a week before Harvey and are flooded the 3rd time. We had 30 inches in our house last year too. I am just now starting to replace the gyp board.

Maybe next year I'll have more time to post with you all again. I have missed you!
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: jbeegoode on September 09, 2017, 11:29:33 PM
I figure, if the Houston brethren are in trouble, they are too busy for us at the moment. If things are fine, things are fine. I let out a heartfelt prayer. A lady that I've been hanging out with a lot lately, has 6 grandchildren and a ton of friends in Houston. Most everyone is fine, but for property, and precious possession loss. Odds are pretty good for Tanman and Lisa.

I have certainly been thinking of you Hymie and I'm relieved to hear from you. I do pray that they are well, and that they may have a touching kayak story to tell us "soon." Miss you, too.

DF's daughter lives on the north coast of Puerto Rico, but reports that they are okay. Now, DF is in Georgia for her mom's 95th birthday. Hurricane Irma is heading directly her way. It will be a messy storm when it gets that far north, but there is a big chance of multiple tornadoes in that area and associated dangers. I remind myself that the odds are favorable.

It is good to live in Tucson, where the catastrophic weather phenomena only makes you want to get naked.
Jbee
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: eyesup on September 11, 2017, 05:54:21 AM
Great to hear from you and to hear you doing ok, Hymie.

As for Larry and Lisa I donít know what area they are in. Just near Houston. As you move north out of the city it get more hilly, so they may be just fine.

I have a friend that was in Austin, TX, which was in the sights of Harvey before it started itís whirlygig off the coast. I sent a message to check on them and discovered that he had retired and headed to Livingston, TX with his newly purchased travel trailer. Livingston is about 70 miles northeast of Houston. Bad choice but last I heard they were doing fine. I have friends in Spring and family in Pasadena and near Baytown all doing fine considering. Dodged a big one.

I have cousins in Mississippi and Georgia though, and they are now in the path of Irma. Hopefully the storm will be weakened by then.

Duane
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: Peter S on September 11, 2017, 07:23:51 AM
If I understood the numbers right from the news reports over here, Houston has about 2.5m people and about 400,000 needed help. That suggests most, around 80 per cent, came through relatively OK. Unfortunately the news feeds only focus on the dramatic rather than the full picture, which can be confusing for the rest of us.

The news from Florida is just as puzzling - a third of the popoulation evacuated, but where to? They get moved north up state, but Irma is just going to follow them.

It's not 'fake news' but it's only half the story. The screen gets us alarmed and worried, but doesn't tell us when it's all right.
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: Bob Knows on September 11, 2017, 06:52:12 PM

The news from Florida is just as puzzling - a third of the popoulation evacuated, but where to? They get moved north up state, but Irma is just going to follow them.

It's not 'fake news' but it's only half the story. The screen gets us alarmed and worried, but doesn't tell us when it's all right.


For a week all the media has been devoting a large percentage of "news" to shouting that Irma would be the "worst hurricane ever."   By last Friday I had concluded that FAKE NEWS made up most of it.  The louder they shout correlates to the less important a story really is.  Irma got so much hype that we knew it wouldn't be much of a storm. 

Yesterday all day on several US TV networks they had continuous coverage of reporters standing out in the rain with cameras showing very little damage to all the buildings around their reporters.  Yes, it got windy. Yes it rained. But the storm moved rapidly past without doing much damage.  Some minor flooding over by Miami.  Some trees down.  Some electricity shut off.  Some inconvenience but not a huge serious damaging storm. 

Most of the inconvenience happened because of the FAKE NEWS hype.  Today's news is mostly about (black -- not PC to say that) looters in the evacuated areas. 

Hurricanes in Florida are pretty much a way of life.  The University of Miami calls their football team "The Hurricanes."  As hurricanes go, Irma was pretty minor.   I get so tired of the MSM fake news people shouting fear and doom at us all the time.

Bob




Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: eyesup on September 11, 2017, 09:29:35 PM
The population of the city of Houston is about 2.4 m. The metropolitan area is about 6.8 m. which drops that ratio down to about 6%. Still thatís a lot of people.

The Houston metro area is 8260 sq.mi. (21,395 sq.km). That's larger than 3 individual states and almost as large as New Jersey. The city of Houston is 667 sq.mi (1,625.2 sq.km). Houston is in Harris county, 1,777 sq.mi (4,602 sq.km). Itís a big place with 3 freeway loops around it. It is spread out with bayous, creeks, rivers, lakes and ponds everywhere making direct access a headache unless you have an airboat.

Florida is similar. A low lying coastal area with huge retirement communities everywhere. Getting out of either area isnít an issue in normal times. Evacuations, days in advance, help but getting almost 7 million people to move is not easy. Florida is unique as itís a peninsula and thereís only one way out. North.

I spoke to a friend that has relatives in Paris, Tx. near the Oklahoma border, and she said that all rooms were booked up solid. Thatís 300 miles north in a small town of about 25,000. You can imagine how crowded it gets the closer you get to Houston. A similar situation is in Florida.

If you live near a coast prone to hurricanes, you have to be ready to deal with this. Those you see on the news that are trapped were not prepared. Some for legitimate reasons, some just donít want to deal with it, for whatever reason. It is puzzling behavior, but they have to be helped in whatever way possible.

I've watched the reporting also and usually after I get caught up, I turn it off as it is repetitive.

Duane
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: jbeegoode on September 12, 2017, 06:03:07 AM
Irma was as bad as they said it was:
"At least four people have died and nearly 6 million people are without power in Florida, after Hurricane Irma made landfall on Sunday on the Florida Keys as a Category 4 hurricane. The storm also flooded the streets of downtown Miami, turning the cityís main strip, Brickell Avenue, into a three-foot-high raging river. Its arrival sparked one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S. history, with nearly 7 million people ordered to leave their homes. Before hitting Florida, Irma caused widespread devastation across the Caribbean, killing at least 27 people and leveling nearly 90 percent of all structures on Saint Martin and Barbuda. It also displaced more than 100,000 Haitians and destroyed crops in the north of the country. Cuba has dispatched more than 750 health workers to Caribbean nations to help assist in the aftermath of the most powerful storm ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean. Irma, now downgraded to a Category 1 storm, is still barreling across more of Florida and then on to Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Weíll have more on Irma and climate change after headlines."

Fox news is a propaganda machine, very racist and hasn't told the truth "ANY" time that I have watched it in the last 15 years. If it covered Irma downplaying it, then maybe it is because of that. The other news media are not much better, owned by guess which corporations and individuals, but FOX is sickeningly obviously an agenda, lying more often than not. Sure, the weather has been sensationalized for over 100 years, "it sells papers"was the old school line, that still applies. DF is sitting in Atlanta as I write this and the tropical storm is hitting at 50 to 70 mph winds and the usual result is multiple tornadoes where she is. Ten years ago tornadoes there were unheard of there. That's a significant change in climate. The change is everywhere, it isn't a norm, it is caused by human beings. The real fake news is not reporting what an inept dangerous oligarchic fascistic crackpot the president is, who subverts the truth and any attempts for science to find evidence of the truth, to make stock holders and himself profit. DF and her family are huddled below ground to be safe and I have my legitimate concerns for them. Yea, the odds are that an uprooted tree from tornadoes won't cave in the roof of her sister's house, AGAIN! I don't want to hear anymore of that political crap, that that pig spouts about "fake news" directed at anyone who tells it like it is and offends his sick ego. Not here.
Jbee
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: nuduke on September 18, 2017, 06:13:06 PM

HYMIE!
So good to hear from you albeit with news of your difficulties with flooding.
Every good wish for a good and easy resolution, buddy.
Obviously the forum must be a very very low priority for you at such a time but promise us you'll drop in from time to time when things get a bit better.  Several of us have remarked in other threads how we have missed you and some of the old time regulars that no longer seem to participate.  Very good to know that at least you are having an occasional lurk to read the odd post.


On the subject of Irma, my brother is a frequent visitor to the Florida Keys and has quite a few friends there.  His timeshare property is devastated and some of his friends have returned to no home at all.  Others remain in 'exile' in e.g Ft Lauderdale awaiting some sort of opportunity to return and rebuild.  How will the population of the worst hit areas recover.  I know they will but where do you start?  .....With a lot of dumpsters I guess!


John
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: Bob Knows on September 21, 2017, 07:00:38 PM
SUMMER IS OVER   in these parts.

We had a record 80 days without rain.  Its been sunny and highs in the 90s (35C) since June.  But that came to a sudden end. 

The northern jet stream slid south from its summer track in Canada.  Cold gulf of Alaska systems are tracking through the NW of the US.  Its been raining all week, cloudy, windy, and with high temps in the 50s (13C).  Higher elevations have been getting SNOW!!! Yikes. 

Not that the land didn't need rain.  Wildfires and smoke have sometimes obscured the sun since August.  Our trees and bushes will love the water.   Rain and snow are dampening down the wildfires.   Our air is again clear when not cloudy. 

It feels too cold for me to be comfortable naked outside.  I can do naked in the 50s F and sunshine, but not 50s and wind.  At night and in the morning its down into 40s.  (less than 10C)  We will still get a few afternoons next week, but long naked summer days are pretty much over for this year.

I really need to move father south. 




Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: ric on September 22, 2017, 07:01:55 PM
we seem to have had a damp summer ... certainly august and september have been showery , finally today managed to get all the balls in the air and spent the day at a clients mowing and hedgetrimming in the buff . started bright and sunny this morning with the odd cloud . afternoon turned more cloudy , totally overcast by about 3 but still pleasantly warm . just starting to spit with rain as i packed away at 4 oclock.
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: jbeegoode on September 22, 2017, 07:26:14 PM
Dropped out of the 100F's here. Getting nice outside, 90F's and this week wonderful mid 80F's. Open windows, next to the bed in the evening. I have awoken in th enight to pull a sheet over my body to keep warm a couple of times. No blanket, yet.
Jbee
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: JOhnGw on September 22, 2017, 10:51:46 PM
It was about 7C (40F?) outside when I put out the recycling for collection this morning (naked of course).
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: John P on September 22, 2017, 10:55:56 PM
My naturist hiking friends are up in Vermont, and I had to go to New York for a family event on the wife's side. It's gorgeous weather, and we just had a nice walk on the High Line, and I've got my clothes off back in our room, but the chance of combining comfortable clothing and a walk here is zero. And the in-laws would be the firtst to call the cops!

Hey babe, talk a walk on the High Line:
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Line
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: nuduke on September 23, 2017, 09:49:39 PM

Yep!  September 21st, the traditional autumnal equinox (in fact on 22nd this year), has now passed signalling sadly the end of summer.
Here in the E of England it is a bit drier than the west but Aug and Sept weather has been mixed - warm and wet and now cooling off.  The grass, bushes and plants have had an amazing growth spurt.  Good for Ricc I guess - more business cutting it back but hard work for such as me!  I am feeling less free already and like Dave Balead (but to a lesser extent) am looking bleakly ahead to the dark, depressing autumn and winter months, as I do every year.  I look forward to that day in late March or April when I realise that the spring optimism has once again alighted on my soul.  Until then batten down the mental hatches and ride out the winter.


One winter thing I am looking forward to, though, is a very still, freezing, frosty, crisp night with the sparkling jewels of the heaven scintillating in the black damask bowl of the heavens, in the intense dark of the midnight hour (they turn our street lights out nowadays to save energy), to step naked on the icy sward of our back garden, to walk around and feel the biting chill on my skin and make communion with the night, the trees and the frosted landscape.


John
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: jbeegoode on September 24, 2017, 12:58:03 AM
One winter thing I am looking forward to, though, is a very still, freezing, frosty, crisp night with the sparkling jewels of the heaven scintillating in the black damask bowl of the heavens, in the intense dark of the midnight hour (they turn our street lights out nowadays to save energy), to step naked on the icy sward of our back garden, to walk around and feel the biting chill on my skin and make communion with the night, the trees and the frosted landscape.

John
They turn the street lights out! How very convenient for a midnight stroll in the best attire. Any thoughts on that?
Jbee
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: ric on September 24, 2017, 10:47:28 AM
yesterday the 10 day forcast had changed to give us a dryish next week ... more hedge and shrub trimming  .... this morning we're back to a wet week , guess itll be playing with mowers in the workshop .... or the accountants been moaning about annual accounts need to be done for end of jan so might start the annual paper shuffling.
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: nuduke on September 26, 2017, 07:55:11 PM
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convenient for a midnight stroll in the best attire. Any thoughts on that?
Wouldn't dare, dear boy! I live in a very suburban neighbourhood where clandestine security video cameras cluster in the eaves like swallows nests and PIR security lights slash the encompassing dark like a winged arrow when you least expect it! Mind you, hadn't thought about it before....A late night stroll down to the river might be a possibility and strip off when I get there......hmmm...whirr click boing toc toc tingggg!  (Sound of mental wheels in motion)  :o ....


John
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: eyesup on September 30, 2017, 12:51:05 AM
Summer broke here about 2 weeks ago. Days in the low to mid 80ís and nights in the upper 50ís. The rain has stopped too. We could use more though.

It snowed in the Sierras last week and helped the firefighters over there. Hopefully the fire season is done. They had a wet winter and spring and it probably boosted the undergrowth.

Duane
Title: Re: Naturist weather
Post by: eyesup on September 30, 2017, 12:55:06 AM
Wow, John. You make walking out on snow and ice in the dead of night actually sound inviting. Doesnít get that cold here very often.

Duane