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  • Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?
  • little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?


    Well, at least it's a dry feat.
  • little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?


    The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic Torriorthents, but also Typic Torripsamments, Typic Haplocalcids, Typic Haplargids, and shallow Typic Haplodurids.

    Or a flat field of fired clay pot.

    /We broke the planet
  • There are about 500 visitors and 500 staff unable to leave the park as a result

    Why exactly does Death Valley need 500 staff?

    /was actually thinking about a little road trip to Death Valley this weekend, guess not
  • Lighting: little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?

    The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic Torriorthents, but also Typic Torripsamments, Typic Haplocalcids, Typic Haplargids, and shallow Typic Haplodurids.

    Or a flat field of fired clay pot.

    /We broke the planet


    No, dear heart, Death Valley has always been like that.

    What's "broken" is a thousand nimrods deciding the height of summer flash flood season is a great time to visit Furnace Creek.
  • If they have to wait it out over a week or so, they can simulate the Donners but this time the meat will have that jerky texture we all love.
  • The name isn't specific on what kind of death.
  • Who knew that a place called Death Valley could be a hazardous place to visit.

    What a surprise.
  • Gyrfalcon: Lighting: little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?

    The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic Torriorthents, but also Typic Torripsamments, Typic Haplocalcids, Typic Haplargids, and shallow Typic Haplodurids.

    Or a flat field of fired clay pot.

    /We broke the planet

    No, dear heart, Death Valley has always been like that.

    What's "broken" is a thousand nimrods deciding the height of summer flash flood season is a great time to visit Furnace Creek.


    Flash floods are very likely with only a bit of rain in very arid locations due to the shallow depth of the clay layer. Phoenix Metro has this problem as well.
  • aerojockey: Why exactly does Death Valley need 500 staff?


    To keep the forest raked.
  • When I went through as a kid the car said it was 128 *F, now twenty years later they say that the record was 130 *F. Global warming is obviously bullshiat or it would be much, much hotter! Now it's flooding out there? Moar like global wetting, amirite?

    /s
    //I can't believe you actually have to signify sarcasm now
    ///I actually did ride through, and the car did say it was 128
  • Maybe they should give that area a descriptive name as to warn people
    away from it?
  • little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?


    The operative word is "valley".  If it were just the 1.7 inches of rain heading into the valley, there would be no problem.  Instead, there is runoff from the surrounding areas to consider.  Sandy soils are the worst at holding water.
  • Lighting: little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?

    The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic Torriorthents, but also Typic Torripsamments, Typic Haplocalcids, Typic Haplargids, and shallow Typic Haplodurids.

    Or a flat field of fired clay pot.

    /We broke the planet


    I guess what you are saying is the soil is pretty typical for the region.
  • California has two seasons:
    So wet it floods
    So dry it burns
  • bughunter: aerojockey: Why exactly does Death Valley need 500 staff?

    To keep the forest raked.


    Good point, I can't remember the last time I heard of a forest fire in Death Valley.
  • You know those mysterious moving rocks on death valley, this is how they move.
  • Fun fact: In the Sahara Desert, more people die from drowning than from thirst.
  • Lighting: little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?

    The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic Torriorthents, but also Typic Torripsamments, Typic Haplocalcids, Typic Haplargids, and shallow Typic Haplodurids.

    Or a flat field of fired clay pot.

    /We broke the planet


    That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.  Death Valley has been that way since the Rocky Mountains formed, and humans have nothing to do with it.  After all, it's called Furnace creek because it's hot as hell, and creek since it floods when it rains.
  • Permanent Solutions For Permanent Problems: California has two seasons:
    So wet it floods
    So dry it burns


    You forgot the windy season. Bob almighty, I hated the Santa Anas.
  • caljar: Lighting: little big man: Furnace Creek received at least 1.7 inches of rain, nearly an entire year's worth of rain in one morning. More rain is expected later in the week.

    I don't know the soil pedology of Death Valley but it must be unable to draw much water into any depth?

    The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic Torriorthents, but also Typic Torripsamments, Typic Haplocalcids, Typic Haplargids, and shallow Typic Haplodurids.

    Or a flat field of fired clay pot.

    /We broke the planet

    That's the dumbest thing I ever heard.  Death Valley has been that way since the Rocky Mountains formed, and humans have nothing to do with it.  After all, it's called Furnace creek because it's hot as hell, and creek since it floods when it rains.


    And it's absolutely a beautiful and fascinating place to visit in any weather. Just make sure your insurance is paid up. Watching water and earth move is pretty damn interesting and scary too. Humans, "We're gonna build super strong shiat cuz we're the apex." Mother Nature, "Ha ha ha ha, this isn't even a big storm."
  • ZzzzOOOOOMGGGGG stranded 4 to 6 hours!!! I imagine by hour 2 they resort to cannibalism
  • ctighe2353: ZzzzOOOOOMGGGGG stranded 4 to 6 hours!!! I imagine by hour 2 they resort to cannibalism


    You gotta do what you gotta do to survive.
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