Andrew Freedman Ramps The BS Up By An Order Of Magnitude

The Boulder, Colo. area is reeling after being inundated by record rainfall, with more than half a year’s worth of rain falling over the past three days. During those three days, 24-hour rainfall totals of between 8 and 10 inches across much of the Boulder area were enough to qualify this storm as a 1 in 1,000 year event, meaning that it has a 0.1 percent chance of occurring in a given year.

Colorado’s “Biblical” Flood in Line with Climate Trends | Climate Central

What a complete load of crap.

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Twitter / afreedma: How the #boulderflood relates …

I’ve been out touring Fort Collins on my bicycle most of the day. It is one of the most beautiful days I have seen here. Sunshine, the grass is green, lots of water – and the only thing preventing life from being completely normal is the nanny-state blocking roads and trails off unnecessarily.

Biblical flood? More like an epic party weekend at CSU with their first home football game tomorrow.

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19 Responses to Andrew Freedman Ramps The BS Up By An Order Of Magnitude

  1. geologyjim says:

    There’s a monument along Boulder Creek dedicated to Gilbert White, hydrologist, that shows the altitude of projected 50-year, 100-year, and 500-year flood crests.

    On the Channel 7 news this morning, the flow level was below the 100-year gage

    City of Boulder will probably omit that fact in their application for “free federal disaster-relief money”

    The city’s highest priorities, of course, will be restoring bike paths and riparian habitats. Roadways and bridges? Eh, not so much – – maybe next year

  2. geologyjim says:

    BTW, the best side-effect of the floods will be eradication of pestilent prairie-dog colonies all along the floodway

    Every cloud has a silver lining

  3. Wyguy says:

    On your bicycle? Hmmmm, I thought you were seen tubing down the Big Thompson. LOL

  4. CatSkillBill says:

    Wasn’t this just an ordinary flash flood of the kind that ‘s been pouring down every day somewhere on the planet for the last 500 millions years or so, or maybe the last 5 billion years. Indeed BS once again from those doomsaying #agw idiots.

  5. DGP says:

    Living is southern Lousisana, I can say the this 100-yr, 500-yr scale is a stupid metric to measure flooding.

  6. Interesting indeed. The Big Thompson caused the deadliest flash flood in state history in 1976, when about a foot of rain fell in just four hours, killing 144 people. By the looks of the NOAA chart Andrew mentioned and a few quick charts, I would estimate the 1976 flood at a 32,000 year event. Strange that we would have these events so close together in time if they are indeed so rare. I think the exponents must be a little off on those charts.

  7. Shazaam says:

    Has to have been the wettest dust storm the “permanent drought” region has ever experienced!!

  8. Jimbo says:

    Here are the important words.

    “Colorado’s “Biblical” Flood in Line with Climate Trends | Climate Central”

    I want to ask ONE very simple question: What is not in line with “Climate Trends”???? Droughts???? Normal?????

  9. Jimbo says:

    OK, 3 simple questions. 🙂

  10. Andy DC says:

    This, however, is a Biblical exceptional droughtflood that is truly unprecedented! We are all going to die!

  11. Colorado Wellington says:

    Andrew Freedman says: “It will take climate scientists many months to complete studies into whether manmade global warming made the Boulder flood more likely to occur …”

    Oh dear. This will cost us even more than people think. And for all that money we’ll get with a 97% probability a paper that’ll say in its abstract that global warming likely caused it. How about spending that money instead on getting the NWS learn how to predict the duration of weather events like this one? And getting them a few bibles so they can read up on the duration and scope of these biblical events they are tossing about in their technical discussions?

  12. 1 in 50 years, is more likely. The Big Thompson flood, all over the news in recent days, was in 1976.

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