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The wind...
« on: February 06, 2020, 03:19:38 pm »
Batten down the hatches for Sunday -  going to be a tad gusty.  Around here in Oxon forecast ~60mph (midday), so probably bike fettling rather than riding, for me.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2020, 04:55:23 pm »
Another Zwift/Turbo weekend  ::-)

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2020, 04:58:30 pm »
Sadly I think the Winter Boat Ride might be a no go for me :(

I've never welshed out of a Calendar ride on a weather basis before but super windy fierce noon rain gusts = big oof.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2020, 05:05:33 pm »
Storm Git is predicted to reach us Saturday night, so I'm hoping it won't be to bad for a pootle by Sunday afternoon.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2020, 05:14:56 pm »
I am supposed to be doing the 100k Rutland and Beyond audax on Sunday.  I suppose that the 61mph gusts that are forecast will make a nice change from last year's torrential rain or the year before's hail, blizzard and murder enquiry.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2020, 06:11:10 pm »
Not bad weather for a one way ride.... :D
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 06:37:12 pm »
There were warnings about it on the M40 today. First time I’ve seen warnings about weather that far into the future on the motorway.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 06:46:47 pm »
And will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 07:24:03 pm »
Oh dear!I'm away on a winter hostelling 'ruff stuff'' weekend, up at Hartington Hall, Nr Buxton, up in t'peaks.  Better tighten up the cleats a tad.  I wonder if it will be as bad as a few years ago, we were up at Pinkery YHA, up on top of Exmoor, when storm Imogen hit, no power, no phones, no signal, plenty of beer, and yes , we still went out for a full days ride. I believe that was classed as a hurricane iirc.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 07:50:36 pm »
And will this wind be so mighty as to lay low the mountains of the earth?

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Or brake [sic] down all the rocks?

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 07:55:02 pm »
Last weekend was pretty blowy here as well, my arms were feeling g the after effects on Monday from Saturdays crosswind action.

Turbo this weekend I think.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 08:04:33 pm »
Not bad weather for a one way ride.... :D
Only if the ride was dead straight with a tailwind and no chance of side-gusts, or falling debris due to the predicted powerful gales.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 11:01:53 pm »
Storm Git is predicted to reach us Saturday night, so I'm hoping it won't be to bad for a pootle by Sunday afternoon.
Bugger!  She's slowed down.  Not due in West Wales until Sunday morning now.
Sunday afternoon probably out.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2020, 12:15:51 am »
I'm no meteorologist but the long W/E 'transcontinental' isobars, along the massive ridge of high pressure to the south, seem 'unusual'...

https://www.windy.com/-Pressure-pressure?pressure,2020-02-09-15,49.895,-4.922,4,i:pressure
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2020, 10:37:18 am »
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

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« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2020, 11:28:44 am »
That jet looks mean. Tornadic wind speeds at the core.

The PV has been so strong this winter, it's locked up incredible cold, for a long long time, so the thermal gradients across the jet are just insane1. If/when the PV finally breaks, and if we get a shot of Northerlies, it's gonna get really cold and snowy. Just in time to flatten the daffs at Easter, probably.

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1 Example - Denver earlier in the week, was 75F one day on the south side of this jet, and 30F the next day on the north side.

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Re: The wind...
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2020, 12:05:05 pm »
One way ride was my plan but I think I'm going to bag some Leeds ish squares and get Northern to bring me home, rather than Ciara. That bitch will blow my fat arse into traffic.
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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2020, 12:34:29 pm »
Next week some bits of Irish coast will see an 10 metre swell.
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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2020, 12:56:32 pm »
The gym beckons.. 666
Sic transit and all that..

Re: The wind...
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2020, 01:22:31 pm »
That jet looks mean. Tornadic wind speeds at the core.

The PV has been so strong this winter, i

I read somewhere on that site that the PV was expected to be a record value this year, albeit marginally so.
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« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2020, 03:58:54 pm »
What's the significance of PV? (Potential vorticity?)
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2020, 04:06:22 pm »
What's the significance of PV? (Potential vorticity?)

Polar vortex.
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2020, 04:11:24 pm »
What's the significance of PV? (Potential vorticity?)

Polar vortex.

Ah yes. Thanks.  :D   

Potential vorticity is hard work BTW.  ;)
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Re: The wind...
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2020, 04:14:10 pm »
Never thought I'd say it but here goes "I'm missing the wind".

Re: The wind...
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2020, 10:31:46 am »
Amber warning for most of the south now.  Batten down the hatches.
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