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Things that make you go oooh thread....

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Re: Things that make you go oooh thread....

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Postby bungeejumper » February 9th, 2020, 9:22 am

Snorvey wrote:Blimey, the English get a bit of weather and they're practically wetting themselves :lol:

You're still on yellow, dude. Down here in amber country, we're walking at 45 degrees to the vertical and there are some quite large lumps falling out of our softy southern trees. (Outside our window, a 150 foot sequoia.)

Point taken about the fuss they're making in the south-east though. The BBC's pic of serious rail disruption near Sevenoaks, caused by a flyaway trampoline landing on the tracks, was something of a classic.

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Postby Leothebear » February 9th, 2020, 9:29 am

Yeah and it'll probably take all day to clear it.

I'm seriously worried my bins will blow over. It's no joke Snorvey!

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Postby Snorvey » February 9th, 2020, 9:37 am

I don't think it's even yellow up here at the moment. I was just out in the garden putting a new bird feeder up and the wife is away out for a run.

It seems fine. Looks like rain on it's way though.

Supposed to clear up later on, but breezy. I might go and get some pics of the sea.

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Postby bungeejumper » February 9th, 2020, 10:03 am

Snorvey wrote:Supposed to clear up later on, but breezy. I might go and get some pics of the sea.

Take it steady, then. As the old road safety ads on the radio used to say, we 'd rather be talking to you than about you. ;)

Late update: road outside our house is completely covered by smashed bits of tree. Not very large bits, just a helluva lot of them.

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Postby Leothebear » February 9th, 2020, 10:31 am

My make-do shed roof is still in place you'll be glad to know.

Big question is.... do I risk going out to get my Sunday paper?

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Postby AleisterCrowley » February 9th, 2020, 10:32 am

Very gusty here in west Berkshire
I was supposed to be going to Didcot today for an amateur radio 'rally', but having checked the trains I've decided against it. Lots of stuff cancelled and the services left are going to be overcrowded. Bit unhappy as I was looking forward to a few hours browsing loads of electronic/radio 'junk' (well, it takes all sorts..)

In Didcot earlier -
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-o ... e-51403221
The final part of Didcot coal-fired power station has been demolished...
The 655ft (199.5m) chimney, one of the tallest structures in the country, was brought down at 07:30 GMT on Sunday.

They could have just removed a few bricks from the bottom and let nature do the rest

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Postby swill453 » February 9th, 2020, 10:42 am

Avanti West Coast trains say no trains will run north of Preston. By my reckoning that's just about where it leaves the (very serious) southern amber warning area and goes into the (namby-pamby) northern yellow.

It's all about perception.

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Postby Itsallaguess » February 9th, 2020, 12:00 pm

West Scotland British Transport Police have issued a clear warning, asking people to be especially aware of the risk to pets during these very high winds -

https://twitter.com/BTPWestScot/status/1226466670878887936

:lol:

Cheers,

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Postby AleisterCrowley » February 9th, 2020, 12:02 pm

Absolutely brutal band of rain passing over, with thunder and gale force winds
Looking at the rainfall radar it peaked at over 32mm/hr - highest level
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/wea ... &lat=51.09

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Postby tjh290633 » February 9th, 2020, 12:09 pm

I see that a BA flight from JFK to LHR has made it in a record 4 hr 56 min for a subsonic flight, thanks to a 200mph tail wind.

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Postby AleisterCrowley » February 9th, 2020, 12:19 pm

All the flights heading west are just hovering over Heathrow I guess

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Postby robbelg » February 9th, 2020, 12:26 pm

tjh290633 wrote:I see that a BA flight from JFK to LHR has made it in a record 4 hr 56 min for a subsonic flight, thanks to a 200mph tail wind.

TJH


Sky news just reported on that but they said it was from London to New York!

I prefer TJH's version

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Postby Snorvey » February 9th, 2020, 1:07 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Absolutely brutal band of rain passing over, with thunder and gale force winds
Looking at the rainfall radar it peaked at over 32mm/hr - highest level
https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/wea ... &lat=51.09


Dear television broadcasters.

You really don't need to put your reporters out in the pishin rain and gales to show us it's a bit horrible outside.

And this afternoon's EPL game has been called off.

Wtf. Ladyboys. Get it played.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 9th, 2020, 1:35 pm

Snorvey wrote:Blimey, the English get a bit of weather and they're practically wetting themselves :lol:

No, but the stuff falling from the sky is wetting us.
It's Sunday, so let's have a bit of religious observance. My Lord, He is incontinent.

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Postby scotia » February 9th, 2020, 2:58 pm

On my way to the loch this morning I spotted a few overturned bins littering the street (yes - our council empties them on Sundays), and water in the fields was lapping up to the edge of the road. When I got to the loch I found that the work party had decided to call it a day - there was a good wave on the loch and a stiff, gusting, breeze - so nobody was keen to take a boat out to deliver supplies (timber, tools and hard core) around the loch, and the paths were under water. Our tarpaulin-covered bale of straw was safely tied down, and we didn't receive an unwelcome visitor in the shape of an overturned trampoline - as we have in the past. So I would say that in west-central Scotland, the weather is nothing exceptional - just a very wet, windy winter day. However I see that parts of the central highlands are forecast to get heavy snow showers tomorrow. Thankfully this is not the forecast for our southern brethren, otherwise …. (In the cause of brotherly amity, I'll miss out the rest of my planned response) :lol:

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 9th, 2020, 5:56 pm

Snorvey wrote:Blimey, the English get a bit of weather and they're practically wetting themselves :lol:

Heh. He's right about the met office crying wolf (and we've got a weather warning for tomorrow, too). Just been out at what should have been the height of the storm, and ... damp squib. My route took me up some exposed places - like across the viaduct - as well as through lots of trees. Couple of squalls and gusts, nothing to write home about, not even any debris big enough for a direct hit to have hurt.

As I write I can hear the rain. Sounds worse than it felt.

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Postby UncleEbenezer » February 10th, 2020, 1:07 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:
Snorvey wrote:Blimey, the English get a bit of weather and they're practically wetting themselves :lol:

Heh. He's right about the met office crying wolf (and we've got a weather warning for tomorrow, too). Just been out at what should have been the height of the storm, and ... damp squib. My route took me up some exposed places - like across the viaduct - as well as through lots of trees. Couple of squalls and gusts, nothing to write home about, not even any debris big enough for a direct hit to have hurt.

As I write I can hear the rain. Sounds worse than it felt.


Heh. Today is more like real weather. After a bright, sunny morning, we now have a stronger wind than any time yesterday, and the stuff coming from the clouds is white.

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Postby scotia » February 10th, 2020, 5:23 pm

UncleEbenezer wrote:Heh. Today is more like real weather. After a bright, sunny morning, we now have a stronger wind than any time yesterday, and the stuff coming from the clouds is white.

There has been a fair bit of the white stuff in Central Scotland today - down to low levels, but most of it has melted. And its a bit breezy. But it didn't deter my wife and her ladies' walking group this morning, although apparently the walking part of the group was somewhat depleted - my wife and one other walked, while others arrived by more congenial transport modes and met them at the coffee shop terminus. All returned in the congenial transport. I was not tempted to go out on my bike.

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Postby Leothebear » February 11th, 2020, 8:39 am

We lost our electricity at 1600 on Sunday. Just as I was preparing dinner. It wasn't fixed until 25 hours later. Nothing unusual given the circumstances.
It did hammer home how completely unprepared I am for a genuine disaster, should it strike. I regret not recording all those Ray Mears programmes of yesteryear.

Seriously most of us are living in houses of cards.

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Postby UncleIan » February 11th, 2020, 9:54 am

Leothebear wrote:It did hammer home how completely unprepared I am for a genuine disaster, should it strike. I regret not recording all those Ray Mears programmes of yesteryear.


How would you re-watch them with no power?

They're probably all on youtube.

Leothebear wrote:Seriously most of us are living in houses of cards.


Yup. Probably only two days from complete anarchy. Depending on what was switched off. I mean, if it was power and internet, that would be bad, and joking aside about people rioting if they didn't have internet for a day, clean water is the key, if your supply of water stopped, you've got three days to source a decent water supply, after that you're toast, depending on how much drinkable stuff you can loot of course.


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