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Old 09-29-2011, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Austin news, sports, weather, Longhorns, business | Statesman.com

NOW we're talkin' ! Good luck with that lake front property!
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Yeah, I saw that. What I also saw, that a lot of people evidently missed, was all the words like "could", "in case", "sooner or later" that occurred in the article.

If you really read it for comprehension the meteorologist says that sooner or later we'll have a drought that bad and we should have planning in place to be prepared for it.

That's a pretty good bet, sooner or later.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Yeah, I saw that. What I also saw, that a lot of people evidently missed, was all the words like "could", "in case", "sooner or later" that occurred in the article.

If you really read it for comprehension the meteorologist says that sooner or later we'll have a drought that bad and we should have planning in place to be prepared for it.

That's a pretty good bet, sooner or later.
Yep...put me down for half on 'sooner' and half on 'later'. Wanna cover all bases.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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AND...don't forget the record HIGH temperatures!!!

Good news! It'll be a DRY heat!
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The story the OP referenced linked to this one about the La Nina trend...

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Bob Rose, the Lower Colorado River Authority's chief meteorologist "says the hot summers won't be the new normal, but the string of La Niñas — a weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean that induces drought conditions in Texas — will be more common for a while".


Over the past five years, the weather cycle in the Pacific that causes both hot, dry La Niña and cool, wet El Niño has shifted to favor La Niña, a pattern that's likely to last for the next 10 to 15 years, Rose said. That makes droughts more likely, though summers probably won't get as hot as this one, Rose said.
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Old 10-01-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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thanks for the great news y'all!
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Old 10-01-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Are these the same people who can't seem to predict rain within the next 24 hours ?
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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NOW we're talkin' ! Good luck with that lake front property!
Good luck with those rain barrels so many people invested in!
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Old 10-01-2011, 03:06 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Are these the same people who can't seem to predict rain within the next 24 hours ?
The same ones who predicted this on August 28, which never happened. And have had similar predictions at least twice since then, which also never happened.

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Old 10-01-2011, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Good luck with those rain barrels so many people invested in!
Just repeating my response to your post in the other thread :

I know you're anti-rain barrel; but the last .25 inch shower we had in JULY! left us with 60 gallons of non-chemical-laden water to use on our garden plants and young trees. I'll admit that we couldn't water the lawn with our barrel, but it only takes one brief shower to refill it.(Unfortunately NO showers in Avery Ranch since July ) I'd still rather use untreated water on edible plants and young trees.

Our barrel is 7+ years old...I'd say it's paid for itself(55 bucks) by now
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