Author Topic: What happened to Windy?  (Read 827 times)

IanDG

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What happened to Windy?
« on: March 01, 2020, 12:14:15 am »
Have I been asleep? I remember Dennis, now Jorge. When did we have EFGHI?

Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2020, 12:44:19 am »
For some reason, the Irish Met. have been naming storms up to Dennis, but the Spanish have named Jorge.  I, too, don't get the logic.  I'm pretty sure Jorge isn't Spanish for "E", rather is it "George".

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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2020, 06:44:26 am »
Maybe they already had Eduardo, Fernando, ...
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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2020, 06:45:23 am »
The Spanish are on a different sequence.


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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2020, 10:15:22 am »
Nigel Fartrage is, of course, FUMMIN', because he wanted this one to be Storm Enoch.  And the one after that to be Storm Front.
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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2020, 10:35:17 am »
Storm Ellen will be along shortly. Full explanation here.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/51672713

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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2020, 05:59:18 pm »
That doesn't really explain why they chose a MALE name to follow Dennis. I thought they alternated M/F...

FifeingEejit

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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2020, 06:38:00 pm »
Because it's on a completely different schedule on names.

Dennis was named by the Met GB and Ireland shared system, Ellen is next and Ciara was the previous
Jorge was named by what ever shared naming system the Spanish are in, Inés was the previous Karine is next

Most of the met services stick with the first name it lands in Europe with, what's unusual with Jorge is that it's come north and been on our radar.

The Wikijunkia article shows the two main european naming systems and the storm paths.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019–20_European_windstorm_season

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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2020, 06:49:50 pm »
As above the storm naming isn't a European wide scheme. So it is quite simple as to why it isn't following the UK / Irish storm naming.

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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2020, 07:03:56 pm »
This is what happened to Windy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d27hPy38EyI

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Re: What happened to Windy?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2020, 09:09:44 pm »
As above the storm naming isn't a European wide scheme. So it is quite simple as to why it isn't following the UK / Irish storm naming.
Jorges path Alters Mid-atlantic which may explain why Spain named it first, looking at the path of many of the storms named by France or Spain that come off the Atlantic we are they eye, where as for the storms Ireland or the yUK name the eye is near Iceland.

Been following windy wilson crayons as he's been showing how its moved up great Britain with the eye over the Highlands, certainly unusual.

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