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Old 04-17-2007, 12:20 PM
 
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Are there any weather related problems in san Antonio?
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:27 PM
 
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I never thought that brush fires were a huge problem - but there were a few weeks last summer when it seemed like they were constantly being reported. But we had pretty severe drought conditions last summer, which I'm sure contributed to it.

Flash flooding is a problem in San Antonio. When it rains really hard, roadways can become flooded very, very quickly.

However, we haven't had a severe flood in several years. In 1998 (I think? Someone correct me if I'm wrong) there were several days of flooding. 281 south of 410 was impassable because it flooded. And about 5 years ago there was another bad flood. Flash floods are much more common than these examples.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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Are there any weather related problems in san Antonio?

Yeah! It rains almost every day!!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 01:17 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Yeah! It rains almost every day!!!
I wished that was true about San Antonio -- but it is not. It finally started raining a couple of times a week in March and this winter was wet. Before that, we had only 18 inches of rain for the year in 2005 and 20 inches in 2006 -- not much at all.

To give you perspective, we've recieved around a foot of rain so far this year, something we could not accomplish until past half the way through the year in 2005 and 2006.

The weather here in San Antonio is very variable and very hard to pinpoint... there is no well-defined wet season or dry season -- but temperatures overall are fairly steady (60s - 70s for most of the winter with the exception of a total of about 2 spread out weeks of colder temps -- and 5 or 6 nights (avg) of below freezing nights........ and summers in the mid 90s and hundreds.)

But again, going back to the rain -- there will be many times that you wish it back so soak it in while you can!!
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Old 04-17-2007, 02:46 PM
 
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Yeah! It rains almost every day!!!
yeah i wish this is true, so i don't have to pay 100+ water bill just for watering my yard!
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Old 04-17-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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Okay, I'm the bad guy for talking about rain!
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Old 04-17-2007, 06:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I never thought that brush fires were a huge problem - but there were a few weeks last summer when it seemed like they were constantly being reported. But we had pretty severe drought conditions last summer, which I'm sure contributed to it.

Flash flooding is a problem in San Antonio. When it rains really hard, roadways can become flooded very, very quickly.

However, we haven't had a severe flood in several years. In 1998 (I think? Someone correct me if I'm wrong) there were several days of flooding. 281 south of 410 was impassable because it flooded. And about 5 years ago there was another bad flood. Flash floods are much more common than these examples.
there was a flood in 1998 and 2002 (i think) Both of those were really a sight to see. It is amazing what water can do
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Old 04-17-2007, 09:35 PM
 
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Brush fires seem only to occur when it has not rained for a while and its a windy day.

Those are the times you brush fire coverage on the news.
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:02 AM
 
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Did these big floods claim any lives?
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Old 04-18-2007, 10:28 AM
 
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In the last month or so a few people drowned trying to drive through low water crossings in areas just outside of SA.
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