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Old 03-30-2007, 05:42 PM
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The 98 flood was caused by a hurricane in the pacific that stalled over Mexico and kept sending rain band after rain band over SA. I remember watching the news and the doppler radar just showed a line of rain (it was just rain not thunder storms) after line of rain after line of rain moving over SA. One would go over dropping lots of rain and then another minutes later and then another. By 2 or 3 small creeks around the city became raging Rivers.
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Old 03-30-2007, 05:49 PM
 
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I'd dare say were due....
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:35 PM
 
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mpope......we actually had two big floods in recent years. The flood of 98 in early October was really worse in SA proper.....but all surrounding areas were suffering. I think that was the first time 281 was closed for several days because of the flooding in the Olmos basin.....even after the rain stopped.

Then in July of 02 we got hit again. 281 was again underwater, but the brunt of the water hit the hill country and surrounding areas hardest. The towns downstream, Gonzalez and Goliad and others were devastated. I remember seeing the news and watching a reporter in Ingram or Kerrville....and then a whole house just floated by in the back ground! He apparently didn't even know it while he was reporting. One man found a huge bass fish in his living room when the waters receded. Does anyone remember that story?? It was crazy.

I can't remember which flood it was, but the stables off of Ira Lee along the Salado Creek lost a lot of thoroughbred horses because they were trapped in their stalls. It was tragic.

Anyway....both of those floods were what they considered 500 year floods or more (in other words they wouldn't happen more frequently than once in 500 years from the water marks they have traced.)

Those would have been very rude awakenings to our new neighbors in SA. Definitely not the norm!
Oh, well I wasn't living in San Antonio in '02, so I was unaware of that one. But the first flood didn't do a whole whole lot to Converse where I lived.
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Old 03-30-2007, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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We love the rain, never saw it in San Diego. The dogs, not so keen on it. FYI the dosage for benedryl and dogs (not humans) is 1mg/lb twice daily and can be upped to 2mg/lb. Regular benedryl pills are normally 20mg so for a 20lb dog that's 1 to 2 pills twice daily. It makes some dogs sleepy so they'll be mellower through the storm. Some, not mine of course...
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Old 03-30-2007, 09:13 PM
 
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I thought they were 100 year floods.
210...yes...you're actually right for some areas, but there were some areas that had extreme conditions. I'm not sure, but I remember the Cibolo and Guadalupe rivers being mentioned. The 02 flood had incredible after effects on the area right below the dam when they had to open flood gates. Huge sections of the limestone were etched out and exposed some new layers of rock formations. I haven't heard about any lately, but I remember a story on the news that the parks department was taking tours down there. They were not allowing unescorted climbing and exploring since some of the areas had not been stablized. We've been waiting for a good time to go explore.
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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dry...possibly
beautiful...always
cool...not gonna happen
Hey, 2 out of 3 ain't bad!

You can count the 3rd as a pray answered as well if you count the A/C locations you will be enjoying here! LOL
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Old 03-31-2007, 10:34 AM
 
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I can't wait for summer just to know what you are talking about. I honestly don't believe it will be that bad. It has already been like 78 in the apartment and people around us are putting on the air conditioning! That isn't hot to me..that is comfortable temperature. I love heat..I could sleep in a sauna! Now let's see what I say here in July...
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Old 03-31-2007, 11:24 AM
 
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I can't wait for summer just to know what you are talking about. I honestly don't believe it will be that bad. It has already been like 78 in the apartment and people around us are putting on the air conditioning! That isn't hot to me..that is comfortable temperature. I love heat..I could sleep in a sauna! Now let's see what I say here in July...
Taraaa....the heat isn't so bad, but the humidity makes it uncomfortable at times. But we're not nearly as humid and Houston. Instead of a sauna, it's more like a steam bath. I lived in Dallas for a long time, and the temps actually get a bit higher up there, but the climate is less humid. To get truly arrid and hot climates in Texas you have to go out to the desert areas....San Angelo, Amarillo, Midland.....

If we have a wet summer, expect more humidity with the heat. If we're in drought conditions it's more like a sauna!
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Old 03-31-2007, 12:37 PM
 
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It's that time of year to break out the Off! spray . You have a choice of smelling like cheap perfume all day or losing half a gallon of blood to Texas 'squitos.
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