Thursday, August 16, 2018

Sakon FC at Sisaket, Sunday 19 Aug, 4 pm
Season Final: Sakon Nakhon at Khon Kaen 26 Aug

2Khon Kaen United (Q)2415544922+2750

5Sisaket United249962722+536

11Sakon Nakhon2477103240−828
In a home game on 12 May Sakon FC won against Sisaket 1 - 0.  
In a season Opener Khon Kaen won at  Sakon Nakhon 4 - 2.
(updated chart at Wikipedia)
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I'm guessing plenty rain Friday,
Occasional sun breaks a possibility

It's that tail end behind Bebinca that's coming our way. As this system seems to be crawling along, expect it to linger past the weekend

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Water level down

I had used the steps in previous years to observe the height of the water level of Nong Hahn.
These days that's not possible due to the parked tour boats. 
This newly rebuilt (blue pipe) water station used by  municipal water trucks indicates the water level seems to be down by slightly over a foot
August 15, 2018
August 3, 2018

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Raincoat and sunscreen


Tropical Storm Bebinca has slowed down considerably and is expected to move northwest along the mountain range once it hits land. Locally scattered rain, some light, some thunderstorm

Wonder how long the video will survive 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Turn off WiFi when you go to sleep

Rainy season ho-hum

It rained almost continuously all last night, mostly light to medium.  Expect light rain locally, heavy rain northern part of the province.  System is moving east to west and should bypass the city, unless of course it decides to take a sharp left 

Keep in mind all that heavy rain to the north will eventually drain south. The next system may take a somewhat southwest direction.  
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Tropical Storm Bebinca may arrive locally as a tropical depression this weekend

According to wunderground forecast, Tuesday will see the most rain 

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One night in Loei

That sinking feeling 11th of 14 with yesterday's loss in Loei
TMD warns of some heavy downpours around Wednesday and Thursday 
With that in mind they are also keeping an eye on some major dams, most of which are at or near capacity
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Friday, August 10, 2018

City Water

Filling my pool after cleaning it. Today the water turned earthen brown. Either there is a filter problem back at the lake, or a leak somewhere along the line. The water generally has a slight green appearance since I am using green tarps to filter the sun out

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Nong Hahn Water Level down

Weather direction may change somewhat. Rain is coming for sure. How much up to you direction

Lake water hight

August 3                                                                                        August 8
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Blue Flag alert

Oh sure there will be some rain. Much of it will stay south of the city.

Thursday seems to be the extra heavy rain forecast which many forecasters seem to agree on.
Local flood alert has been downgraded to 'blue'
  • around the clock monitoring

DPM inspects floods in Sakon Nakhon - Thailand | ReliefWeb

This Facebook Album by Prayut Suwanna  has some really great action shot of the ballgame. The photographer spent much of the game on the field.  There were no video cameras at the game. Video would have evidenced my contention that the referee was twice  

See my album of the game

180804 Sakon FC 1 Buriram 2

next game is on the road
 Sun 12 Aug Loi city  Sakon FC
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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Saturday final Home Game of the season for Sakon FC

Buriram united.png

The final home game was to be hosting Khon Kaen. That was switched around at the beginning of the season as 'their field was in disarray.'

Sakon FC hosts Buriram this Saturday and is on the road for the final three games. Aug 12 at Loi City, Aug 19 at Sisaket, Aug 26 at Khon Kaen
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Media event ?

Went to the lake to check if it had risen any. No change since last night.
That water pump on display in the parking lot yesterday, was being shown off this morning in action. Think mostly a camera opportunity. The path was quite muddy. I stayed on solid surface for these shots
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Which month is the wettest

Looking back the last decade, Sakon Nakhon's wettest has been mostly July and August. Later in the season the flooding tends to head south, Ayutthaya, Bangkok, Pattaya, and others. 
There have been many changes to recent weather patterns, best bet is to keep an eye on the storms forming and the paths they are following. 
Hurricane & Tropical Cyclones | Weather Underground
Rainy season around here generally ends around the full moon in October.

August 3, 2008
August 8, 2008

August 29, 2010
low laying areas  near lake flooded
June 1 2011
Nearby fields flooded
September 2012
May 24, 2013
Low laying city roads flooded
September 5, 2014

June 25, 2017
July 28, 2017
July 29, 2017
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Lake continues to rise slightly...

...even though there has not been any local rain in nearly two days

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