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« Reply #330 on: February 21, 2017, 08:11:50 PM »
How about a bottle of gaviscon for a prise, that's good for wind.

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« Reply #331 on: February 21, 2017, 08:14:43 PM »
Or a kite? ;D
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« Reply #332 on: February 21, 2017, 09:01:38 PM »
Or......

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« Reply #333 on: February 22, 2017, 08:09:58 AM »
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What is the prize for this incredibly exciting competition Ian?

I think this is Steve's competition :-)  However, from the sanctity of my own little weather station I suspect this is going to be short and sharp. The strongest winds will be between 0900 and 1200 tomorrow, and they'll start coming in from the W, veering to NW a couple of hours later.  West shore will catch it - no doubt - and the pier during the latter half of the storm. I would guess that the strongest gusts might reach 90kts+ but the mean speeds will be more around 50-60kts, so we've had a lot worse (1991). Anyhow, I log wind speeds, so I'll know the max by 1200.
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« Reply #334 on: February 22, 2017, 05:04:03 PM »
Why, oh WHY, must Doris come to visit..... when it's BINS day???
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« Reply #335 on: February 22, 2017, 05:08:28 PM »
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« Reply #336 on: February 22, 2017, 09:04:12 PM »
I use Big Salty when sailing it's very accurate and local
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I will follow tomorrow to see how accurate it is against all the doom and gloom we are getting



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« Reply #337 on: February 22, 2017, 09:26:22 PM »
Curiously, the wind speed forecasts have been notched slightly back.  So perhaps not all doom and gloom.
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« Reply #338 on: February 22, 2017, 10:49:50 PM »
The BBC Wales still has high winds forecast for tomorrow and it's also Bin day up here then.    My bin will be going out tomorrow morning just in case

Ian

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« Reply #339 on: February 23, 2017, 07:53:40 AM »
Highest overnight gust at Capel was 78mph. But we can expect worse once the rain has cleared, so a few rattling windows yet.
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« Reply #340 on: February 23, 2017, 08:25:33 AM »
They've moved the Amber alert period by two hours: 0800 to 2000.  The heavy rain is preventing the worst winds at the moment.
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« Reply #341 on: February 23, 2017, 09:05:49 AM »
Gusts now exceeding 82mph.  How does it seem at your place, Hugo?
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« Reply #342 on: February 23, 2017, 10:10:16 AM »
Ian, what a day so far!     I didn't need my alarm clock to wake me up this morning as the sound of the wind and the metal garden furniture falling over woke me at 7.30am.   So I took the black bin and stacker bin down to the road to wait collection and then went back to bed and took a cup of tea with me.
A couple of minutes later the door bell rang and a neighbour told me that the bins had fallen over and everything was blowing down the road so I spent the next 15 minute clearing the road and ended up putting the green bins back in the garage.
The next time I looked out the black bin had fallen over so I went down to the road and sorted that out but noticed that one branch of our large Yucca tree had nearly snapped off so I went and got the saw and removed the branch from the trunk of the tree.
By then I thought that I'd drive to the shop and relax with a paper but then a large tree had blown across the road and blocked it.
Anyway I made a detour and got the paper and went off to Rhos on Sea to see what it was like there.
It's just after 10.00am now so I wonder what else will happen!

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« Reply #343 on: February 23, 2017, 10:20:47 AM »
Just reading Tom Davidsons Blog on Doris........Storm Doris officially a WEATHER BOMB

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Sorry you have had a rough morning H. Hope everybody is OK.

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« Reply #344 on: February 23, 2017, 10:39:04 AM »
Thanks Steve, it could have been a lot worse judging from that link that you've posted.    I'm just going to have to put my feet up and relax and read the paper for the rest of the day.       ;D
Just remembered that I need to take our dog out for his walk so I'll do that next.
We've got a taste of how Mull feels up there with those Scottish Winters