Monday, May 2, 2011

Rain Rain...Go Away

Just a quick update. At Mike's Weather World in Chenal Valley in the past 48 hours we have received 10.25 inches of rain. I've never seen this much rain in one storm. I believe it tops the tropical storms a few years ago. And, to add misery -- It's only 46 degrees outside. I think our high today was under 50.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Turn Around...Don't Drown

This shows to power of flood waters. This was at the entrance to Claire's apartment building. Below is the Arkansas River at County Farm Road. As of mid morning Chenal Valley had recorded 6.45 inches of rain. More has been reported in some of the metro area. Much more rain is expected. One person drown early this morning in Falukner and dozens of Vilonia residents had to be evacuated. This follows the almost total distruction of their community by a tornado earlier in the week. In the past week there have been at least 14 storm related deaths in Arkansas. We've had it easy compared to Alabama.

Below is the baseball field at Arkansas Baptist High School in the Ranch neighborhood. This is close to Claire's apartment.

You don't see this often outside of the Everglades. This air boat was used for water rescues.

We had record heat last Summer, record cold and snow this past Winter and now tornadoes and flooding this Spring. What's Next?