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Old 05-23-2015, 04:51 PM
 
Location: 57
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With the weather we've had this year so far, I'm giving Austin about twenty more minutes before I start lookin' elsewhere
Yerr nuts. This stuff is great, badly needed, and reminds me of the years I lived in Austin without a/c: just cutoffs, Shiner Premium, and a big Pecan Tree in the front yard of my old frame house, the one with two front doors at right angle to each other.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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This rain is a bit much even for me and I'm from Louisiana. I moved here to try to get away from the humidity and thunderstorms. I figured Austin was the furthest west without getting into desert territory where a majority of the time sunshine and low humidity ruled. That is the case but it is dependent upon El Nino and La Nino: desert in La Nino years, rainforest in El Nino years. I don't think I've seen such an extreme difference from year to year. Just think we've exceeded the yearly rain count of 2011 in just this May. I believe we saw 7 inches that year? I'm going by memory because I'm too lazy to check, somebody do that?
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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Yerr nuts. This stuff is great, badly needed, and reminds me of the years I lived in Austin without a/c: just cutoffs, Shiner Premium, and a big Pecan Tree in the front yard of my old frame house, the one with two front doors at right angle to each other.
Oh, I've been here since the last time it rained...2007. Five years of record-setting heat, drought, highest average hi temps, highest average LOW temps, days without rain, etc. etc. There have been TWO nice Saturday mornings that befit the bicycle ride I TRY to attend year-round...since Thanksgiving!!! If THIS had been our first winter/spring in Austin, I would have put the house on the market already! We 'should' have had a couple of 100 degree days by now...never mind having only TWO ninety degree days so far.

Like I mentioned...we own a house that is in a real, live rain forest...It has been drier this May than Austin!
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Oh, I've been here since the last time it rained...2007. Five years of record-setting heat, drought, highest average hi temps, highest average LOW temps, days without rain, etc. etc. There have been TWO nice Saturday mornings that befit the bicycle ride I TRY to attend year-round...since Thanksgiving!!! If THIS had been our first winter/spring in Austin, I would have put the house on the market already! We 'should' have had a couple of 100 degree days by now...never mind having only TWO ninety degree days so far.

Like I mentioned...we own a house that is in a real, live rain forest...It has been drier this May than Austin!
And El Nino is getting stronger. We just need a few more large storms to fill the lakes up now!
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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And El Nino is getting stronger. We just need a few more large storms to fill the lakes up now!
Let's see...out of the drought, full lakes...gee, I wonder if anyone will want to move here NOW!
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Austin
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I can't believe people are bitching about the weather. We were in the middle of a massive drout with the lake levels 60 feet down, this was SO desperately needed! And seriously, who is complaining Bout us not having 100 degree heat already??? Thank goodness for this weather, may it keep right on for another week or three to fill these lakes up and hopefully have a cooler summer than we have had lately.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Austin, Tx
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..Nothing stays the same, cities change, they either grow or they stagnate..
Growing up is no fun if this is where we end up. Something about the weird slacker. That change from vibe to frenetic.

Maybe the W, Four Seasons and the Austonian (all 3 were completed coincidentally in 2010) were the inflection points in Austin's recent history.

With only half the people here in 1990 it must have been a sliver of heaven on earth. i still get a taste of it every so often but it is getting fewer and farther between.
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Old 05-23-2015, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Growing up is no fun if this is where we end up. Something about the weird slacker. That change from vibe to frenetic.

Maybe the W, Four Seasons and the Austonian (all 3 were completed coincidentally in 2010) were the inflection points in Austin's recent history.

With only half the people here in 1990 it must have been a sliver of heaven on earth. i still get a taste of it every so often but it is getting fewer and farther between.
It was
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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With the weather we've had this year so far, I'm giving Austin about twenty more minutes before I start lookin' elsewhere
Times up! OK, Bye... Wishing you all the best...

We are going to miss you!
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Old 05-24-2015, 07:41 AM
 
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I can't believe people are bitching about the weather. We were in the middle of a massive drout with the lake levels 60 feet down, this was SO desperately needed! And seriously, who is complaining Bout us not having 100 degree heat already??? Thank goodness for this weather, may it keep right on for another week or three to fill these lakes up and hopefully have a cooler summer than we have had lately.
Believe it, I am lodging an official protest with Jesus about this weather (and I am not even a believer). I mean, come on, we have gone from extreme drought to extreme flooding - neither of them are good. If you love the rains so much in such quantities perhaps you should move to the PNW or Florida, you are right in time for the hurricane season...
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