It was a gorgeous day in Novosibirsk, central Russia, on Saturday when the sky started raining cold death. A freak hailstorm sent people scurrying, including — you may note — the woman in the stars-and-stripes bikini. No one was killed by the hail. Russia Today says snowdrifts piled up on the roads in the Ural Read more →
Floods have returned to New Hope because of the rain this morning. Do you have any flooding where you are? pic.twitter.com/jMpwpnO3OU — KARE 11 (@kare11) July 11, 2014 Sometimes it’s hard to have sympathy for drivers. It’s not like we haven’t been told thousands of times not to drive through standing water because it might Read more →
We have noted in this space for many years the silly tendency of TV reporter to want to stand in water to tell the story of a flood (a tendency, it’s worth noting, that seemed sparse in the recent floods in Minnesota). A Phoenix reporter took it to a new level with the recent haboob.
White Bear Lake still has plenty of room to take your overflowing lakes, Minnesota. That just goes to show you just how far the lake has been drained in recent years as the aquifer is pumped dry. Not that this 2010 image didn’t, mind you. Despite a record month for rainfall in Minnesota, it’s been Read more →
First, let’s acknowledge that we all have heard the warnings not to drive through standing water. That said, today’s various photos provide a great chance to evaluate the worst way to do what you’re not supposed to do in the first place. People blast through, apparently figuring if you go through really fast, all the Read more →
I’m pretty sure there’s such a thing as climate change and I’m pretty sure humans are responsible for it. I also think it’s too late to do anything about it even if we were a country capable of discussing the question in a reasonably intellectual way. Read more →