Lies, Damned Lies And Thousand Year Rainfalls

USGS has made the press hysterical with their fake “thousand year rain” claim in South Carolina, which is now “biblical.” They pulled exactly the same nonsense here in Colorado two years ago.

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Note the small region in NE South Carolina which received 16 inches of rain, and that Texas got more rain this week than South Carolina.

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Intellicast – Weekly Precipitation in United States

Apparently 1916 was more than one thousand years ago, because they had very similar rainfall during July, 1916. The same region received more than 16″ of rain from July 14-16. For the month of July 1916, almost the entire region was over 10″ with totals as high as 35″ in North Carolina

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It is all propaganda, all the time. Just like it was in 1871.

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10 Jan 1871 – IMAGINARY CHANGES OF CLIMATE. (Pall Mall Gazette.)

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10 Responses to Lies, Damned Lies And Thousand Year Rainfalls

  1. Tom Moran says:

    Is Hayhoe still preaching drought in Texas?

  2. Climatism says:

    Reblogged this on Climatism and commented:
    It’s strange no ‘journalist’ from the mainstream media took an hour out of their day to correct this latest episode of climate-change-alarmism with historical facts.

    But alas, Paris is nigh. Who wants to be a party-pooper.

  3. Barbara says:

    Thanks as always. Sometimes your posts are the sunshine in a cloudy day! I try to remember that if I don’t laugh, I might cry. I would like to subscribe to the Pall Mall Gazette; but I suppose like much of truth, wisdom, common sense it is long gone.

    • Koop in VA says:

      Since you are apparently a skeptic you might want to be more skeptical of the post. He states that TX had more rain than SC. I don’t know about you but I heard plenty on the media about the rain in SC and absolutely none on TX. But here we have Tony claiming that TX got more rain this week than SC and a map apparently showing the “truth”.

      So I went to mapquest to find a city that would be in that area that got all the rain. The closest city I’m showing is Del Rio, TX. I went to weather dot com because they have a daily rain gauge calendar. And lo and behold, there was not a scintilla of rain in Del Rio this past week, let alone 16 inches or more than SC.

      I don’t know Tony very well at all. From my view he is hyperbolic and deals in straw men quite a bit. I don’t think he did this on purpose but from my few minutes of research the claim of TX getting more rain than SC falls apart and impairs the credibility of the rest of the post. Although I do agree that the media is a ratings driven entity and so hyperbole and conflict are frequently employed to drive ratings and revenue. So it’s not surprising that the phrase “1000 year flood” is used by the media. But conflating what the media says and what serious scientists say is a mistake that Tony makes quite a bit.

  4. MarcT77 says:

    Also consider that South Carolina is one 2000th of the land surface of the planet. So the regions in a 1000 years record should cover 2 South Carolina’s at any time on average.

  5. Andy DC says:

    The Carolinas are no strangers to one in a thousand year rainfalls. During September 1999, Hurricane Floyd produced over 19″ of rain in Wilmington, NC, just a matter of a couple weeks after Hurricane Dennis produced up to 15″ of rain in the same area. Catastrophic flooding and 50 fatalities resulted from the storm.

    The Hurricane Conne/Diane floods in New England during 1955 were produced by rainfall up to 20″. At the time those floods were the costliest disaster in US history.

    The Hurricane Agnes floods in PA during 1972 were likewise produced by 20″ rainfalls.

    Those darn one in a thousand year rainfalls have a way of popping up more frequently than one would think!

  6. Latitude says:

    so, it means it won’t happen again for 1000 years


  7. In the Bible, they got 18,000 feet of rain in 40 days and 40 nights.

  8. David A says:

    The largest Carolina river was expected to peak at one foot above it 120 plus foot record. So with less then a one percent reduction in runoff, the “1000 year flood” would have been a thirty year event.

  9. David Mulberry says:

    we hear about SC….what about this…..
    Weather History
    For Wednesday, October 7, 2015
    1970 – Widespread flooding took place across Puerto Rico. Rainfall amounts for the day ranged up to seventeen inches at Aibonito. A slow moving tropical depression was responsible for six days of torrential rains across the island. Totals in the Eastern Interior Division averaged thirty inches, with 38.4 inches at Jayuya. Flooding claimed eighteen lives, and resulted in 62 million dollars damage.

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