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The Weather

Post by Kismet » Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:53 pm

It is a stunningly beautiful and hot day today. The forecast said 20C and I believe it. Why am I re-posting old threads instead of enjoying it?
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Re: The Weather

Post by von Zoyton » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:16 pm

In our church its 10 degrees inside

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:27 pm

It's lovely here, but there's a Category 4 (out of a maximum 5) brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. :shock:
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:37 pm

Yes I heard about that on our News KK. It is lovely here - just like the middle of summer.

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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:43 pm

It has been a lovely, sunny day here in SW Northumberland. Quite warm, too.
It was rather windy last night - so I had even more windfall apples.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:59 pm

There is a big storm looming over the UK for Friday and Saturday. Gales and heavy rain.

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:47 pm

The hurricane in the Gulf (Hurricane Michael) was really devastating. I was just watching a clip of a news broadcast about the town of Mexico Beach, Florida. It quite simply isn't there any more. The whole town was just washed away. :(

https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/11/us/hurri ... index.html

The town was under a mandatory evacuation order, so most people were able to get out, but a few stayed behind. It's awful. I have no words.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:55 am

That looks absolutely dreadful KK.

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Post by kylie_koyote » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:44 pm

The hurricane in Florida was strong enough to flip over mounted display models of fighter jets at an Air Force base and tip a freight train off the tracks and right over onto its side. :shock: The winds were recorded at 150 mph.

There are currently no habitable buildings at the Air Force base, including offices, hangars, and family housing. They are working to relocate everyone and everything, but it is a massive undertaking.

Here are some videos. It's really quite shocking.


https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hurricane- ... 018-10-11/


https://www.facebook.com/WFLAJosh/video ... 014669513/
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:01 pm

We've been subjected to Storm Callum today, here in SW Northumberland.

Strong winds (gusting to 50-60 mph) and prolonged, heavy rain.
As a result, I've even more windfall apples ...

Not as bad as American hurricanes, fortunately.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:18 pm

It's moved over us now and tomorrow will be slightly better which is good. The village school is having a scarecrow trail tomorrow and mine will have to be lashed to the railings.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:00 pm

We are under a frost advisory ... and it’s the day of Little A’s first Cub Scout hike. Brrr. Planning on lots of layers! And maybe even trying out the new winter coat that Grandma bought us.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:06 pm

I hope you do not get too cold KK. Are you going with Little A?

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:23 pm

Frecks wrote:I hope you do not get too cold KK. Are you going with Little A?
Yes our group is big on activities that include the whole family. We are not allowed to just drop him off and run, haha.
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Re: The Weather

Post by StoneRoad » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:43 pm

StoneRoad wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:01 pm
We've been subjected to Storm Callum today, here in SW Northumberland.

Strong winds (gusting to 50-60 mph) and prolonged, heavy rain.
As a result, I've even more windfall apples ...

Not as bad as American hurricanes, fortunately.
And today, it has been WET. ie it has rained heavily, all day. Enough to put about 6ft on the depth of the local river and that might mean some localised flooding - certainly some fields are a bit soggy.
The wind is back, if not as strong as it was yesterday.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Frecks » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:50 am

Yes it was very wet here in North Lancashire yesterday but not quite as windy. Stuck in the house all day yesterday but it seems a bit better this morning.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:24 am

warm, wet and windy on the south coast - like a baby.

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Re: The Weather

Post by Fairblue » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:43 am

Very dull and not very windy here on the East coast. I am waiting for Kismet to come online and see how she is faring. Indications are that she's either had a time of it or has it coming, although I hope it does pass her by.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Kismet » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:01 pm

Kismet was asleep all day and missed most of the rain. Judging by what she has seen on fb, the local roads which usually flood in heavy weather have flooded quite badly but haven't set new records.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Spitfire666 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:13 am

These hurricanes are really frightening. I hope all our friends in the USA stay safe. :shock:

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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:22 am

This year they've all gone to the south of me, and managed to miss my relatives also, but I appalled at the damage wrought.

My husband has a friend from college who now works as a first responder to disasters for an insurance company. She says this one is one of the worst she's ever seen in her career. It's dreadful.
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Re: The Weather

Post by Tracer » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:12 pm

I am so sorry to hear of this. My prayers for everyone involved.

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Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:22 am

We had our first frost last night. Bit nippy today! Brrr.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:59 pm

It was definitely below freezing last night - none of this "light frost" business. Today has been bright and sunny, but COLD.
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Re: The Weather

Post by kylie_koyote » Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:45 am

Last night on my way home, the sky became very dark, very quickly, with that sickly green color that means the light is refracting through hail... and just as my brain registered that thought, my car began to be pelted with ice pellets, which started out as quite small, and then before I could go half a mile, they grew in size and fury until I was legitimately terrified that my windshield was going to crack. I looked about frantically for an overpass or covered parking area where I could wait it out, but nothing presented itself. I sat helplessly at a red light as lumps of ice pinged off the roof of the car. And then, just like that, it was over. By the time I arrived at my son's after school program, it had moved on and the sky was clearing.

Short-lived though it was, it was very scary.
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