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Old 03-23-2021, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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What's next??????
Maybe we will have a break before the Memorial Day floods.
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Old 03-23-2021, 09:33 AM
 
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Texas has crazy weather but IMO the last few events have been a bit abnormal. For me it’s the frequency of which things are occurring. I feel climate change is responsible.
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Old 03-23-2021, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Hail and storms at this time of year used to be (in my recollection, anyway) much more common than they are now days.
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Old 03-23-2021, 12:50 PM
 
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Far N/NW side of the metro gets it the worst. Along with tornados.

Liberty Hill, Marble Falls, Georgetown always get nailed.
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Old 03-23-2021, 01:21 PM
 
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Texas has crazy weather but IMO the last few events have been a bit abnormal. For me it’s the frequency of which things are occurring. I feel climate change is responsible.
this is called confirmation bias. The human sees patterns where there are none (e.g. shapes in clouds). You believe in climate change and therefore see anything "abnormal" as client change. I remember in the 90s a terrible storm where my car was coated in ice and I had to chip away at the ice to get in.

What people dont get is 100 years of climate data is like looking at a stock for one day.

The theories around climate change are absolutely plausible but I just dont see every "abnormal" thing as climate change.
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Old 03-23-2021, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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anything is possible in the 17 years I've been here.

i am concerned about the drought most of all. people are busy rebuilding from the winter storm so it's easy to forget that there was little of any rain/moisture since that storm. At least east of 35...

I agree with cheeva that west side/georgetown etc. gets a lot of the rain (and unfortunately wind). My mom lives in Gtown and she got a monsoon yesterday..whereas we got .3 inches.
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Old 03-23-2021, 09:07 PM
 
Location: 78745
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The way the weather pattern has been in 2021, it's showing similarities to the weather pattern in 2011. In February of 2011, there was 70 consecutive hours of below freezing temperatures and power outtages causing frozen/busted water pipes followed by a summer with record drought, the Bastrop wild fires, extreme heat. Sounds just like winter of 2021. The hottest summer in history was in 2011.

This article from KXAN makes a good case for a long hot and dry summer in 2021..

https://www.kxan.com/weather/warning...sters-of-2011/

( Sent from KXAN News )

Last edited by Ivory Lee Spurlock; 03-23-2021 at 09:16 PM..
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Houston/Brenham
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this is called confirmation bias. The human sees patterns where there are none (e.g. shapes in clouds). You believe in climate change and therefore see anything "abnormal" as client change. I remember in the 90s a terrible storm where my car was coated in ice and I had to chip away at the ice to get in.

What people dont get is 100 years of climate data is like looking at a stock for one day.

The theories around climate change are absolutely plausible but I just dont see every "abnormal" thing as climate change.
There is little doubt the world's climate is changing. Over the last ten years, the world has experienced more hurricanes, more drought, more storms, more tornados, hotter summers, colder winters, more everything... than in any ten year period as far back as records have been kept.

At the same time, the average global temperature is rising, and is higher than ever recorded.

I'll let you figure it out from here. Confirmation bias? Sure, let's go with that.
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Old 03-24-2021, 07:39 AM
 
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To be fair he does have a point that we don’t have a great deal of historical weather data but I still feel climate change is a very real thing. It’s not just due to these recent events but the frequency and severity of Hurricanes has increased fairly significantly, such as the recent storms that smashed into Louisiana and into the Gulf of Texas (although the one that hit TX was fairly weak thankfully.) There was also Siberia that reached record high temperatures in July of 2020 (over 100*F in the ARCTIC) as well as enormous icebergs breaking off of Greenland as well as the Antarctic ... I believe many of the systems that keep our weather in check and balance (such as Jet-streams and trade winds) are slowly, fading away... dying off like a failing wrist watch, which will lead to numerous more unpredictable weather events, and for Texas it will mean weather unpredictability on steroids.
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Avery Ranch, Austin, TX
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It has started(just after Snovid cleared); but TRAFFIC might be one of the major impacts when it reaches previous levels(or more). I DON'T look forward to that!!!
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