Category Archives: The Real World

Morning Scout

The good news is that we should be on the “dry side” of Harvey before long. The bad news is it started raining while we were out. Hard. All over the city.

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Out of Service? (Updated)

We’re losing parts of the Flood Warning System. Not a lot, but I’ve never seen “OOS” tags before. Also, reaching their server seems to be a bit… spotty, and the local Greens Bayou gauge hasn’t reported a stream level in … Continue reading

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Splish, Splash, I was Taking a Bath (updated)

These gaps are saving our asses by giving some of the floodwaters time to run off.

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Back to the Future Past

I dug up my nearly 15-year old Sony 2 megapixel camera. Screw Microsucks and mePhone. More below the fold.

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A Little Scouting

Apologies in advance for the terrible quality of these photos. They were taken on an iPhone 6, from inside my car, and often by my brother, on the move. It wasn’t safe to get out or even stop much of … Continue reading

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Under the Gun

1 hour rainfall total, per NOAA radar. FYI, I’m located about the “u” in “Houston”

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Problems

I don’t know if it’s my computer, my connection, or the load on various sites, but I’m starting to have trouble getting the Harris County Flood Control District and Weather.com to load.

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