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It's Raining Like CRAZY In Oakland

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Sparoism, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    And by rain, I mean we're breaking one-day records here in the Bay Area....three inches in Concord, five inches in Kentfield, SEVEN inches in Boulder Creek! Complete with thiunder and lightning...and that's something you hardly ever see here, and when you do, it's usually in the summertime when the cold and warm fronts have it out. And, this is happening at the BEGINNING of winter- this shit doesn't usually happen till January or Feburary. If you don't live in the Bay Area, these towns triangulated are about 40-60 miles apart from each other so you have a sense of scale. The storms are big enough to cover an area probably the size of Rhode Island, from my estimates. Our microclimates are not really in effect...if it's raining in San Francisco, it's probably raining in Santa Rosa or San Jose.

    We're overdue for an El Nino year, or about due. The last one was in 1998, and they tend to go in seven year cycles.

    With all the crazy shit going on with the weather lately, I wouldn't be surprised if the Bay gets a "hundred year storm" or two and all the floods/power outages/landslides that come along with them.

    The levees in the Central Valley are in poor shape...which baffles me, since a LOT of the produce in the US is grown right here. A few of those doing what the 17th Street levee did in NOLA would basically create a new inland sea smack dab in the middle of California.

    Not to mention the fact that Sacramento is anywhere between 8 to 20 feet below the floodplain of two major rivers...we may be in for a fucked up winter, here.

  2. wasted youth

    wasted youth New Jack

    Joined: Nov 20, 2005 Messages: 95 Likes Received: 0
    From watchin the news and shit, the north bay is gettin hammered and the south bay and doin so bad. It's been raining real hard up here. Seems like all the way from Rosa to SF shit's getting drenched.
  3. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
    its 5am and i have to get ready for work. I also havent slept tonight.

    God Bless the transit strike.
  4. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    I just quit my job today...and am about to go back to being a bike messenger, on my 32nd birthday (Tuesday).

    Shit better get better here soon, or else I'm gonna try for that Google job. Fuck being outside during thunderstorms...I'm not afaraid of getting wet, but lightning is NOT your friend when you're riding a bike on wet streets.

    Good thing the buildings will take a lot of the strikes, but still...
  5. Steve Miller

    Steve Miller Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2005 Messages: 867 Likes Received: 1
    it stopped raining here in the north bay, for the time being. supposed to clear up by x-mas.
  6. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    It's still going strong here. Weather Underground is looking good after tomorrow.

    I just wonder if anyone agrees with me. It's a little early for these kind of storms.
  7. ego maniac

    ego maniac Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 6, 2005 Messages: 2,786 Likes Received: 0
    rain puts sucha damper on everything!$^$^%#
  8. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    hey at least it aint snow.

    thank god for having a car, i would be able to handle public transportation right now.
  9. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    oooooff. being a messenger in this kinda weather really sucks. the hubby did it for, like 4+ years in sf. now he's all cozy in an office but i remember the days where he'd come home all soaking wet and pissed off at the world.

    hell being a bike messenger sucks over all.

    p.s. happy belated birthday! :king:
  10. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    oh wait, i just realized who you were. hahaha, we-tah-did. you know the deal.
  11. ego maniac

    ego maniac Elite Member

    Joined: Oct 6, 2005 Messages: 2,786 Likes Received: 0
    Man i fucking miss havin a car....
  12. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    When did you have a car? In case you were wondering, we know each other (I missed a certain party on the 10th and up till yesterday we were coworkers....TA-DA!).

    I'll stop by and see you next week sometime and fill you in unless the gossip already got back to you. Wouldn't surprise me one bit.

    Just remember...I always came through (at work, at least- my life off the job is a different matter) and there's two sides to every story.
  13. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    The same goes for you, too. I'll drop some knowledge on the OTP tip.
  14. Sparoism

    Sparoism Guest

    And, it's not raining here in Sunny, Scenic Oakland (HA) as we speak. The sky is a threatening to unload its burden any minute, however.
  15. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    ego is the other person in OTP and not your ex co-worker.

    hint hint, batcave.