I purchased this jacket with high hopes of it being a rainjacket that ACTUALLY is waterproof. The first rain day I fished with it, it was a light rain and did ok. The second time however, I was in a downpour for approximately 20 minutes and was soaked to the core underneath. Good looking jacket, comfortable and good fit, but at best this is a windbreaker/light rain resistant. Very disappointed due to the claim of "Waterproof, seam sealed, 10,000mm".... not even close.
Powerslide's Torrent Inline Rain Wheels. Developed specifically to perform better in rain or wet conditions through specific polyurethane (PU) and wheel preparation processes that insures maximum traction in such conditions.
A high neck, a waterproof zip, complete with an easy pull tag, sealed seams, plus an elasticated hem and cuffs make it nigh on impossible for the rain to find its way into this garment. It's also highly breathable, so there's no danger of moisture getting trapped inside the jacket either. It also scores well for its good looks. With its aero fit, and light weight, this jacket is made for rubbish weather.
The Yukon backcountry brought heavy onslaughts of sideways rain and constant wind, but the revamped Patagonia Torrentshell 3L proved to be an extremely capable barrier against the elements. The H2No Performance Standard waterproofing and durable water repellent (DWR) finish did an admirable job of fending off rain and blocking strong gusts, and the jacket never once wetted out or soaked through. At only $149, this is truly impressive performance. For reference, the vast majority of competitors utilize a thinner 2.5-layer build, which is more prone to being overwhelmed by heavy moisture. You do pay for the added protection in weight and heft (more on this below), but that tradeoff is worth it for many, and especially those who live in areas with consistent rainfall.
A torrential downpour drenched Southern Florida cities Monday after Tropical Storm Eta, the 28th named storm in a near-historic Atlantic hurricane season, made landfall in the state late Sunday night after hitting Central America.
Southern Florida had already seen rainfall 15 to 20 inches higher than normal this year, and the saturated ground left nowhere for the water to go, other than overflowing into streets and flooding homes, water-logging neighborhoods with between two and three feet of water for hours.
Eta battered Central America last week when it made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 Hurricane. Over the next several days Eta slowly ground its way up the coast, its devastating winds and rainfall causing landslides, washing out bridges and flooding parts of Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, and parts of southern Mexico, and killing over 60 people.
Powerslide Torrent wheel is a new inline skating wheel for in the rain. The Torrent wheel has been under development for countless kilometers with powerslides racing worldteam. A specific rain skating PU and a wheel preparation process that ensure maximum traction in wet skating conditions. The 125mm wheel features the DFT core for maximum rolling performance. This wheel is available in 110mm and125mm in 84A.
"A high neck, a waterproof zip, complete with an easy pull tag, sealed seams, plus an elasticated hem and cuffs make it nigh on impossible for the rain to find its way into this garment. It's also highly breathable, so there's no danger of moisture getting trapped inside the jacket either. It also scores well for its good looks. With its aero fit, and light weight, this jacket is made for rubbish weather."
Killer storm Ivan slammed the city yesterday, hammering Manhattan and parts of the other boroughs with a hard, fast torrent of 2 inches of rain in less than two hours, crippling subways and highways, spewing sewer trash into the streets and stranding commuters.
For description of runoff formation in alpine catchments still often simple runoff formulas are used on the one hand. On the other hand many precipitation / runoff models for assessment of runoff characteristics in mesoscale and microscale catchments require detailed input data and some are using algorithms which don't describe runoff processes "process-oriented". This especially applies to lumped and to some conceptual models. Fully distributed models mostly require enormous effort for determining serious catchment description parameters. As a first step into the direction of a time and cost sparing but still process based assessment of runoff development in alpine torrent catchments a two column-procedure has been developed at the BFW in cooperation with university scientists and in cooperation with the Austrian Avalanche and Torrent Control Service and the Bavarian Environmental Agency: 1) Based on the results of about 700 simulations of torrential rain on various soil vegetation complexes and land-use forms in the Eastern Alps a code of practice for assessment of surface runoff coefficients in torrential rain has been developed. By use of three indicator groups (soil conditions, sort and condition of plant cover, way and intensity of land-use / cultivation) runoff coefficients and surface roughness coefficients can be easily attributed to runoff contributing hydrological vegetation units. The big advantage: Dominant infiltration and runoff controlling processes are integrated in the assessed runoff and surface roughness coefficients. The manual is freely available under: =4342 (in German language). 2) The coefficients derived from field studies and/or GIS analysis form input parameters for the precipitation / runoff model ZEMOKOST (The runtime Method of ZEller MOdified by KOhl and STepanek), an MS-EXCEL based calculation tool which can be used with or without GIS-environment. The approach is permanently improved by addition of new features like a linear reservoir approach, antecedent moisture index and torrent control structures like flood retaining basins. The transformation in a GIS-based time-area-approach for a more efficient consideration of site characteristics is in progress. The presented approach has been tested for several years by the Austrian Avalanche and Torrent Control Service and civil engineers as well. In the meantime it has become one of the most frequently used precipitation / runoff procedures in Austria. The latest proof of its reliability has been the successful recalculation of the influence of forests on the enormous flood in August 2005 in the Paznaun Valley (Tyrol, Western Austria). 2b1af7f3a8