From: Jim Thompson
Subject: Re: Unusual Weather in Phoenix
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Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2003 18:16:33 GMT
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On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 17:53:47 GMT,
Mark Fergerson ,
In Newsgroup: sci.electronics.cad,
Entitled: "Re: Unusual Weather in Phoenix",
Wrote the following:
| Slight quibble; termites are a real problem in some parts
|of the valley.
Yep, just did a $1100 termite treatment :-(
|> That particular portion of the roof-line was prone to dribbling down
|> the stucco, staining it. So I made the builder put rain gutters
| Another thing people forget about deserts is that when it
|_does_ rain here, it doesn't fool around. We get some of the
|fiercest thunderstorms I've ever seen or heard of here. You
|don't need gutters or eaves year-round, or even every year,
|but when you _do_ need them, they're nice to have.
| Jim, remember what spring rains were like before the
|storm drains along Central Avenue were enlarged? A friend
|told me about nearly losing his wife in _six feet_ of water
|at Central and Washington ca. 1972.
I can remember driving up Scottsdale Road (between Camelback and Shea)
with the left wheels up on the median. Still had to have the tranny
| Remember all the bridges washing out on the Salt, except
|the Old Tempe and the Central Avenue bridges? At the time I
|thought it was evidence of poor engineering, until I found
|out those were the only two anchored in bedrock. (For those
|who care, bedrock is typically 300-600 feet down in the
|Valley; the two bridges are actually anchored in "peaks"
|rising from the Valley floor.)
| BTW, do you know where I can find a topo map of the
|Valley floor (under all that silt) online?
| Mark L. Fergerson
Remember when Shea had dips for the washes to flow through? I
sometimes would be stranded for 2-3 days in the early '70's where I
couldn't get to work (Dickson at Pima and Thomas). Sometimes couldn't
even get to a grocery store... I can remember one time where they flew
helicopters into Cocopah School (I was one block down 66th St.) with
water and milk.
Topo map? I have no idea.
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