Snow Storm Stuff

Discussion in 'Cactus Cafe' started by Chop, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts



     
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  2. Horn6721

    Horn6721 10,000+ Posts

    Wow:hookem:
    What a classy Horn.
     
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  3. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Now that some pressure has returned, i found a leak. Dang it
    At least it is outside
    On the north side of house -- the pipe is well insulated and i covered the bib with an additional cover, and dripped the line
    Busted anyway
     
  4. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    And smart to pick tacos!
     
  5. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    What's next -- a plague of millions upon millions of frogs...?
     
  6. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    There is going to be a bunch of dead fish in the Bays

     
  7. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    Well, hopefully the Redfish and Speckled Trout population do ok. Of course, they eat smaller bait fish, so if one smaller/bait fish population falls off I guess many fish populations will fall off. Seems like the fish would just swim out to deeper water until things warm up...
     
  8. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    A couple of the more recent ones

    1983 — The Christmas Freeze, which set air temperature records across Texas, plunged coastal surface water temperatures from 60-64 degrees ahead of the front to 35 degrees in less than 8 hours.

    Temperature remained below freezing in Port Arthur for 77 consecutive hours. Ice rimmed every Texas bay. On Trinity Bay, a 4-inch-thick sheet of ice extended almost 500 yards from shore. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department conducted intense, systematic and detailed monitoring of the freeze’s impacts. The estimated death toll: 14 million fish.

    1989 — Two freezes — Feb. 3-6 and Dec. 22-24 — killed an estimated 17 million finfish.

    The February freeze hit the upper and lower Laguna Madre hardest, but caused localized fish kills along the length of the Texas coast. TPWD estimated 11.3 million finfish killed.

    The December freeze set air temperature records across the states. Brownsville saw 16 degrees, and temperatures fell to single digits along the upper coast. Houston set a record with 7 degrees.

    Texas bays lost an estimated 6 million fish to the December 1989 freeze. The toll would have been much higher, but the February freeze had already stripped the bays of a large portion of their fish populations.

    from Shannon Tompkins
     
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  9. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    I fixed my own leak today
    Well, I cut out the bad and then plugged that line.
    Still need a plumber to replace what I cut out.
    But at least I was able to turn water back on, and so far at least, no other leaks. Pressure is still low but no more buckets of pool water just to flush the toilet! So I call that a major victory. I will be popular (for the next 30m at least)

    Lowe's was packed, as you might imagine
    The plumbing aisles are blocked off at both ends, with a security guy only letting in so many at a time
    And coming back the line for Church's Chicken was 3 blocks long
    It's a crazy world
     
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  10. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    We are still getting rolling blackouts, as of Friday 2:10 pm
    Kind of weird
     
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  11. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Took my first shower in 5 days

    Was good

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  12. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    Sark and his wife donated 500 meals today for those in need in the Austin community.

    Really like this guy.
     
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  13. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

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  14. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    Pinkerton is a UT guy

     
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  15. Chop

    Chop 5,000+ Posts

    So it’s balmy shorts and t-shirt weather yesterday and today in DFW.

    Now that’s what I call climate change!
     
  16. Vino Bevo

    Vino Bevo Wine - how classy people get drunk

    You ain't kiddin' - volunteered at a vaccine hub yesterday and was outside all day. Weather felt great but as I started to sweat a bit on the asphalt I thought to myself how crazy it was we were almost 70 degrees colder a week ago.
     
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  17. EDT

    EDT 1,000+ Posts

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  18. humahuma

    humahuma 500+ Posts

    I did see footage of a fish kill after the freeze, don't know exactly where it was taken but I saw hundreds of dead trout. The guy didn't walk that far filming. This could be very bad.
     
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  19. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Heard on an AM outdoor show last weekend the shallow water fish in the gulf were decimated. Also fresh water mullet ( I think) which are feeder fish all died off which means no food for larger fresh water fish. They'll start feeding on each other. Life is good above water, but it's just getting worse below.
     
  20. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    Everything goes in cycles. Mullet and feeder fish populations will return soon.
     
  21. mb227

    mb227 2,500+ Posts

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  22. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Of course, but this isn't a cycle. There will be a bounce back period that could take a couple years.

    I also heard we lost about 70% of our exotics population like black bucks and Axis. The state director of exotic game was on an outdoor show yesterday. He said they sent a survey out to the ranchers and so far that's about the average. A breeder in Bastrop lost almost $2M of his stock.
     
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