13 weeks agoMost of our creeks and rivers in north central and western Montana are near or at flood stage again. No rain today but it`s supposed to start again tomorrow. I wish I could get it all down to Arizona. We really need it there.
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13 weeks agoFire Dept was around last nite handing out evacuation warnings. At that time the water was no higher than it was 2 weeks ago. This morning we`re still shy of the 2011 level. Nobody really seems to know when the peak is, was told last nite midnight and today noon. Only loss so far is an old rough cottonwood bench.
Made a tour around the park this morning. One resident sandbagged his trailer, two bags high. Good grief the trailer sits 30"s off the ground, not sure what he`s accomplishing.
The word was this would exceed the historic flood levels of 1953. As EOD knows we are on an 11 year cycle, `53,`64,`75,`86,`97(when we bought this place on the river) skipped in 2008, came later 2011. So this one 2018 is trying to return to the cycle.
13 weeks agoFreewilly,
Good luck out there with that flooding river. Make sure you don`t get swept away. Sorry ya"ll lost the old cotton wood bench. We have had some heavy rain during thunderstorms around here in Va. but no major flooding, although the James river was up to flood stage or over a while back maybe two or three weeks ago. But I never heard anything about any damage from the water. I guess it always affects you because you own that trailer park right there by the river. Maybe you need to find another landlord for that thing wo you can quit worrying about it. Good luck and stay safe, keep you flotation device close bye...â€¦.
13 weeks agoFW - maybe you ought to invest in some pontoons for your place. Tie it to a tree and be safe and dry...HaHaHaHaHa It really isn`t funny though. I hope the water doesn`t get to you.
13 weeks agoSo now they revise the crest level, down by 3` how can you be off by 3`?
Crest between 6 and 8 PM will be lower than 2011. Well it was a good excuse to sit and drink a lot of beer.
13 weeks agoFreeWilly, It looks like we might get rain this evening and tomorrow. I don`t know if the 2 days of sun will help or not. We went to Helena yesterday and there was high water everywhere.
13 weeks agoIt would have to come up 2 1/2` to cause any problems here. Although I did step out to the oddfellows civics meeting and lost another cottonwood bench. I see my neighbor to the north has sandbags up on his deck. WTF?
13 weeks agoI guess 2 days without rain has to help.
13 weeks agoDave - I really did understand the conversation. I also have never forgotten what you did/gave for our country. There are still crazy nutty folks signing up to do what you did. God Bless them.
13 weeks agoWe have had thunderstorms rolling through here in central Virginia the past few days some pretty severe. We had some bad ones here during the early morning hours today. I had a big limb break out of a maple tree in the back yard it was about 15 inches through. It fell across the neighbors fence but did not tear it down. The limb broke off right at the trunk of the tree. It was a fairly easy cleanup with my stihl chainsaw and my Kawasaki atv to pull the main part of the limb and the branches I cut off back into the woods behind the house. You really cannot tell anything happened back there now after I finished, except the bare place up on the tree trunk about 10 feet off the ground where it broke. I may paint over it so the bugs and stuff do not cause any more rotting of the tree where the limb broke off.
Also they had to close the Richmond airport this morning because of flooding from a bad storm, they had 7 inches of rain up there in a fairly short period of time. I saw some pictures and it look like a river running down the runway.
13 weeks agoLot of weather where it`s not needed. It would be nice to get some of this rain to the south west US.
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