Author Topic: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.  (Read 82153 times)

ElyDave

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1250 on: September 24, 2019, 04:46:22 pm »
In E12 it's all thunderbolts and lightning, very, very frightening

And in CB6, internet dissapeared for 10 mins, almost a disaster
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1251 on: September 24, 2019, 04:58:02 pm »
Bright sunshine here.  :)
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hellymedic

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Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1252 on: September 24, 2019, 07:39:03 pm »
Alternating downpours with dry spells here in HA8. The Jaffa Cakes box delivered by Mr Sainsbury's EoTC was soggy & saturated.

Re: A random thread for weatherish things that don't warrant a thread of their own.
« Reply #1253 on: September 24, 2019, 08:11:22 pm »
We had a 45 minute power cut last night which I suspect was due to weather - the power network reckoned an underground cable failure but it was rather rainy so suspect that caused whatever problem was caused.

It was fine as it was just about bedtime anyway.
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Miles cycled 2013 = 6141.4
Miles cycled 2012 = 4038.1

Basil

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It occurs to me that in the 15 or so years of my experience living in and near Llandysul i have never heard or seen a thunderstorm.  I don't know if is some weird Teifi Valley thing or what, but i do miss it.  :(

Until today.
Bang crash wallop.
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Cudzoziemiec

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 :D

Unusual to have one in the morning IME.
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Wowbagger

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The oddest thunderstorm I recall was after a day's freezing cycling with Auntie Helen, followed by a tai chi class that was cut short as a result of very heavy snow. As I slid/cycled home, there were a couple of really loud thunder crashes. December 2010 IIRC.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Ah, incorrectly performed tai chi will anger the weather gods.  ;)
I do not ride a great big Mercian, gangster tanwalls, fixed cog in the back.

Everyone loves a bit of Thundersnow. Especially Jim Cantore.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJt4nV6hM1Y

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Getting a bit soggy in Furryboottoon tonight  :o

Cudzoziemiec

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The Ingraudia has a piece on "How to survive winter" with advice from people with outdoor jobs: scaffolder, vet, etc. Strikes me they're talking to the wrong people! Surviving winter with an outdoor job is a matter of clothing and food. More generally, it's a matter of day to day weather. Surviving winter with an indoor job is a matter of attitude and finding ways to kiss the sky ((C)One of Isla's Icons) when it's not there.
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/27/how-to-survive-the-winter-the-expert-guide-to-staying-warm-healthy-and-happy
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Basil

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The Teifi burst it's banks overnight.  Memories of last October's flood.  However, not big and receding already.  Phew!
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T42

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Here it's been bitterly cold the last few days, dry but with a fresh NE wind to make it colder.

Looking back at my archives, on 30th October 2006 I did a 200k with an average temperature of 20°C and a max of 28.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Every year at the end of October and beginning of November I'm impressed by the ability of fireworks to go off in heavy rain.
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Wowbagger

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Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

hellymedic

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OK, so it's almost certainly a Föhn event, but this is quite extraordinary.

https://twitter.com/metoffice/status/1212043438268567553

Meanwhile, maximum day temperatures in large parts of northern India dipped 10C below normal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-50953950
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you." ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Mother Nature, in a desperate attempt to even things out.

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Yup - taken the heat out of India and dumped it in Scotland.
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Cudzoziemiec

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It actually snowed in Delhi in, IIRC, January 2010. I don't know what the temperature was though.

Story of coping with unexpected snow: there's a woman in the LBS who grew up in Jerusalem, where her brother still lives. One winter day he got up to find it had snowed. This is unusual but nowhere near as freakish as snow in Delhi. So did he scrape the ice off his car and drive to work? No, he boiled a kettle and poured boiling water over the windscreen.  :facepalm: A new windscreen in Israel is every bit as expensive as it would be here.
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Basil

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Storm Bastard (or whatever this one's called) has just arrived.  It was preceded by a very large flock of gulls, which is a bird we very rarely see here.  Quite ominous.
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bludger

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Been trying to bang the drum for Paul's Willy Warmer on Saturday. Getting lots of feedback to the tune of 'the weather last year was awful - it's a great ride!' so keeping a beedy eye on the Met office...
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Looks like an impressive squall line has just made Welsh landfall.

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