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As If It Wasn’t Bad Enough

I guess a flood wasn’t enough to worry about, so a blizzard may be added to the scenario – from CNN, Red River receding; North Dakota braces for snowstorm:

FARGO, North Dakota (CNN) — Residents braced for an early spring snowstorm Monday, even as they held their breath while record floodwaters receded.

Officials cautioned residents not to let their guard down, especially in the face of the approaching winter storm, which forecasters said could bring as much as 10 inches of snow and wind gusts of 35 mph to the Red River Valley area.

“We are very confident now that [the] river is in a slow decline,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gust. “Hopefully, it will be at about 38 feet by next Sunday.”

Officials said winds from the storm will cause waves in the floodwaters that will put more pressure on the sandbag dikes along the Red River, but the river levels were expected to continue their gradual decline.

So you know, the Red River runs between North Dakota and Minnesota, and the people in Moorhead, Minnesota are having the same problems. Oh, Michelle Bachman is not their Congresscritter.

10 comments

1 cookie jill { 03.30.09 at 1:55 pm }

The blowdried talking heads are getting their panties all twisted with the “breaking news” that a moderate earthquake hit in California (hello…earthquake “country”…no damages…itsy bitsy 4.3 pointer or somesuch thing.

Geez. BREAKING NEWS for a baby temblor. They need to take chill pills or something….

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2 Bryan { 03.30.09 at 2:17 pm }

Their “friends” work in the towers in LA, so they notice the swaying. They probably have video, so it has to lead.

Aside: the towers are designed to flex so they don’t break and collapse, but it doesn’t help, even when you know that, because they do sway for even minor events.

3 Bryan { 03.30.09 at 2:23 pm }

I just checked the USGS site and it’s part of the Salton Sea cluster that has been going on for a week.

4 cookie jill { 03.30.09 at 2:40 pm }

The baby temblor was up north just outside of San Jose. The swarm has been down in the Salton Sea area…I have bets on the Hayward Fault (up north) to pop big sometime instead of the famous San Andreas. (I heard a blowheard bimbo on the news mispronounce the the San Andreas Fault name….I thought everyone knew…)

Nothing of note here in SB, however…..yet.

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5 Steve Bates { 03.30.09 at 3:40 pm }

CJ, not all of us have even heard “San Andreas Fault” pronounced… and that’s not our, um, fault. 🙂 Do you know the correct Texas English pronunciation of “Waxahachie”? how about “Nacogdoches”?

What I really want to know is whether a baby temblor has two parents. <grin_duck_run />

6 Bryan { 03.30.09 at 4:38 pm }

That one hadn’t made the map, when I checked, but, as predicted, it is an adjustment on the San Andreas for the shifting caused by the cluster from the Gulf of California/Sea of Cortes through the Salton Sea that has been going on for a week.

Ha, child’s play, Steve. There’s a suburban town in Monroe County, New York, near Rochester, named Chili. No one outside the county would ever pronounce it the way they do. No one would even break it into two syllables the way they do. It shares no vowel sounds with the food.

Be advised that “fog, log, dog, and bog” don’t rhyme in Monroe County.

7 cookie jill { 03.30.09 at 9:46 pm }

I spent a good deal of my childhood in New Hampshire and Florida. Between the two, there are a few “oddities” of names to pronounce…and…gulp…spell.

Lake Winnipesaukee…that was a killer to learn as a tyke.

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8 Bryan { 03.30.09 at 10:18 pm }

When you live in Okaloosa County on a bayou off Choctawhatchee Bay and talk about Lake Okeechobee and the Okefenokee Swamp, Winnipesaukee is not a problem. Our Congresscritter is from Chumuckla, but he belongs in Chattahoochee, at least for observation.

9 hipparchia { 03.30.09 at 11:52 pm }

and if you visit the parks in florida, there’s always ochlockonee river and topeekeegee yugnee.

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10 Bryan { 03.31.09 at 1:05 am }

Native Americans sure love vowels.