Wet, Hot Madison Summer

Jesus Hitler Christmas, we're having us some weather outside right now, ayup. I can't hear dealers over the thunder and rain pelting the roof, and both sides of the beltline are a parking lot. I lurve storms anyway, but they're all the more satisfying now that I have grass I'm responsible for babysitting. No sprinklertating for a week!

Update: Pictures of the downtown flooding here

Update: And more photos - look closely for a canoe!


9 comments:

special.k said...

E. Washington is a big lake! Luckily, I made it to my house safely but it was scary in a Honda Civic!
It seems strange to me, given how enthusiastically the news cameras publicize possible tornado sightings, etc, that none of the local TV stations have posted anything about the monster storm that's flooding the whole city...err, at least the part I can see.

grrrbear said...

Ooo, you just got me all excited that we'd be getting some rain down here in chi-town (I lurve storms too). But sadly it appears like it's all either staying in Wisconsin or going way south.

So sad...

J.Po said...

Perhaps I should be packing me ol' rain coat for the trip to Michipuke. Huh.

Spice said...

That was quite the storm! H.Go and I were eating lunch and we quickly realized that we were going to see all of Days of Our Lives instead of just the first half as usual because we couldn't leave the house. Then one of our windows started to flood and while H.Go was mopping up the water she was almost struck by lightening. And then we watched as our street turned into a small creek.

As Special.K notes, there was _no_ mention of any of this on TV - no little warnings in the corner of the screen or anything! (And here, they seem to like to show warnings whenever possible...) Finally, Channel 3 news showed us the radar, and there was a small but potent (and "stationary" according to the Weather Channel) centered directly on Madison.

When it was finally safe to leave, the bus was suspiciously late. We found out on the bus, that water had risen to waist-high a block from our house! And with that and the E. Wash flooding Special.K mentions, both Willy St. and Blair/John Nolen were completely jammed. Cra-zay!

To those soon to visit - the weather has been alternately extremely hot and super-stormy. Prepare accordingly.

Spice said...

The storm also appears to have knocked out the UW e-mail system!

Burrito Eater said...

Didn't stop the gun show! :) 3 inches of water on the road at times! It was awesome!

Sophist said...

holy cow, hope everyone is OK!

towwas said...

Holy cow!! You people are having some *weather* these days!

Mister Vertigo said...

Wow, you never told me you moved to Venice!

Seriously though, that is a freaky amount of water. I'm surprised it hasn't been all over the national news. The media loves stuff like this!