Storm Watch

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  1. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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  2. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    Ames may be underwater soon.
     
  3. Covenant Clone

    Covenant Clone Well-Known Member

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    Incredible...2-4 inches of rain possible in the next 48 hours:sad:
     
  4. AirWalke

    AirWalke Well-Known Member

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    More rain... more flooding. Fantastic.
     
  5. Cyclone42

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    When does thr drought start?

    Hopefully soon, we need to dry out.

    Plus, when it is not raining, it is hot and really sticky humid.
     
  6. HiltonMagic

    HiltonMagic Well-Known Member

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    Great...:twitcy:

    Anyone want to set up a Hilton flood watch?
     
  7. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    And even more than that by next Monday. They're saying at least 1.5 inches tonight, and another 1.5 inches tomorrow night (with tomorrow being the bigger storm supposedly).

    Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday night are all supposed to bring us more rain.

    Gross.
     
  8. Cyclone42

    Cyclone42 Guest

    How does the flooding in Ames compare to 1993?

    I was attending ISU when the great summer floods happened in 1993. I decided to stay in town that summer, and take summer courses. If many people don't remember, or are too young to remember, that was when Hilton got flooded and needed about $8 million in repairs. The water was so deep in Hilton that the central scoreboard had water damage. For about a week or so, the central part of Ames (ISU and east to main street) was completely cut off from the outside world, because of flooding of rivers on the east and west sides. I also remember one morning, some lady got stuck in a tree in the State Center parking lot, and the police had to rescue her with a boat. Yeah, it was that bad.

    Anyway, I was wondering how the flooding this year compares. Doesn't sound like it is anywhere near as bad.
     
  9. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    Tornado warnings now just southwest of the Des Moines area.

    And it looks like Ed Wilson is poised for a long night of interrupting the Stanley Cup Finals.
     
  10. dustinal

    dustinal Well-Known Member

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    Re: How does the flooding in Ames compare to 1993?

    Not to minimize the impact of the floods of '93, but I think the scoreboard in Hilton was probably damaged because it had been lowered to the floor. If the scoreboard was in the air and was damaged by floodwater, I think the entire city would have to have been literally underwater.

    To answer your question, in terms of damage the flooding we experienced last week wasn't anywhere near what happened in '93. It has affected some businesses and forced evacuation of some homes and apartments at the time, but for the most part everything is running normally right now. But if we do in fact get lots more rain in the coming days, who knows what might happen?
     
  11. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't the center scoreboard. It was the boards in the corners between the arena circle and parquet...approximately 12-14 feet above the floor.
     
  12. dustinal

    dustinal Well-Known Member

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    OK, that much I do remember hearing, and I remember seeing video of that too.
     
  13. Cyrock

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    Where is the 2 to 4 inch's supposed to fall?
     
  14. Cydar

    Cydar Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately Hilton became the largest swimming pool in Ames...
     
  15. SplitIdentity

    SplitIdentity Well-Known Member

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    Basically in a line from Western, Central, and Northeastern Iowa.
     
  16. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

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    Everyone stay safe and don't take chances with this.


    Truthfully, I'd rather watch live megadoppler in ANY weather than watch the Stanley Cup Finals.
     
  17. ISUAlum2002

    ISUAlum2002 Well-Known Member

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    I think you'd be in the minority.

    My preference would be to have the Finals on in full screen HD with the Doppler in my PIP.
     
  18. ISUKyro

    ISUKyro Well-Known Member

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    Send some of that rain down this way!! Just not too much - we did just start hurricane season....
     
  19. CrossCyed

    CrossCyed Well-Known Member

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    I, too, have to side with the radar.

    It's not that I hate hockey, its that I just can't bear to watch it. It's like tennis - I love the sport, but unless I'm watching either Federer or Djokovic, I'm hardpressed to watch more than one set.
     
  20. Cyrock

    Cyrock Member

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    Thanks SH.


    Nothing heavy around Cedar Rapids?
     

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