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  •  The weather reporters (2+ / 0-)
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    in the 2nd video, seemed very surprised

    by the "rivers of ice" too.

    Which is when I decided to write this post.

    •  I dunno (7+ / 0-)

      Houston news is pretty lowest-common-denominator. Maybe they are from somewhere else. The news market is known as a place for reporters to cut their teeth, maybe they are green horns. I can't get the link to work, so I'm not sure who they are. Regardless, a Houston news reporter breathlessly discussing extreme weather is about what I would expect. I mean, it doesn't happen every day but I can't imagine any Houstonian getting worked up about it. It's a novelty as much as anything else.

      I've seen funnel clouds drop right out of the sky into backyards then go right back up. I've seen softball hail. I've seen rain so heavy you could not see past the overhang above your door. I've seen the entire Montrose area impassable due to flooding (several times). It's just that none of these things are one-offs. They happen.

      The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

      by bastrop on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 08:44:24 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for that bracing picture of Houston. (3+ / 0-)
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        No wonder I've never been there!

        "Well, yeah, the Constitution is worth it if you succeed." - Nancy Pelosi // Question: "succeed" at what?

        by nailbender on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 11:28:39 PM PDT

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        •  Houston (3+ / 0-)
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          is a bracing picture a lot of the time. This from when tropical storm Allison hung around for a while in 2001.

          You..ought to be out raising hell. This is the fighting age. Put on your fighting clothes. -Mother Jones

          by northsylvania on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 12:54:04 AM PDT

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          •  thanks for the pic northsylvania (3+ / 0-)
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            bastrop, northsylvania, RunawayRose

            that looks like it took a toll.

            in both lives and property.

          •  That was when the semi truck (4+ / 0-)

            Was just poking out its exhaust pipes and the rest of the truck was underwater on I10 at Studemont. That was a hell of a flood. But you know, Houston, while not for everyone, is an amazing place. It is the second most diverse city after NYC, has incredible arts culture, a vibrant and dominating gay community in the central part of the city, lots and lots of Democrats, amazing and prolific restruaunts and nightlife, world class museums, and really cool architecture. There are certainly negatives, like 98* with 98% humidity for 4 months of the year. And giant flying cockroaches. And awful pollution. And lots of crime and corrupt police. But the place rocks.

            The place was utterly dark—the oubliette, as I suppose, of their accursed convent.

            by bastrop on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:00:23 AM PDT

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