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Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I see no clouds in the sky no matter which direction I look, west, east, south or north.
Beginning yesterday the weather predictors have been predicting incoming extreme weather, heading in from the west.
Yesterday there were some big, ominous looking clouds hovering about, but no precipitation precipitated, no lightning struck, no thunder boomed.
Part of the National Weather Services Alert regarding the incoming dire weather makes one think it is going to get rather stormy here....
IN THE PAST...WE HAVE HAD EPISODES OF HEAVY RAIN WHEN THESE CONDITIONS OCCUR. FOR EXAMPLE...18 JUNE 2007 FOSSIL CREEK FLOODED IN HALTOM CITY...AND PECAN CREEK FLOODED IN GAINESVILLE. THE FLOODING RESULTED IN FOUR DEATHS AND OVER 30 MILLION IN DAMAGE. WE CANNOT FORECAST THAT THIS EVENT WILL BE THAT BAD NOR PIN DOWN AN EXACT LOCATION...WE CAN SAY THAT CONDITIONS MAY BE SIMILAR AND THE POTENTIAL IS THERE. THE HEAVY RAIN POTENTIAL WILL LAST TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND INTO FRIDAY AS WELL.
I do not know why the National Weather Service shouts its alerts with CAPITAL letters.
It is interesting the National Weather Service is mentioning the killer Fossil Creek flood of 2007.
Since the tragic 2007 events on Fossil Creek, millions upon millions of dollars have been spent to prevent a similar tragedy from happening.
But, those millions have not been not spent on the Fossil Creek floodplain, instead the millions have been spent on the Trinity River as it flows through the north side of Fort Worth's downtown, where there are already big levees in place that have prevented flooding for over 50 years.
Among the many useless things the Trinity River Vision Boondoggle is doing, one useless, unneeded part of this misguided project is fixing a non-existent flood problem on the northside of downtown Fort Worth, by building a giant flood diversion channel, so the levees that have prevented a flood for decades, can be removed.
While no Fossil Creek Vision has been created to solve the actual, real, serious, deadly existing flood problem on Fossil Creek.