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  1. Really? I've been up in the NW for a lot of this summer, Merseyside in fact and temps have been constantly at 20 to 22 c with pretty high humidity making a fan necessary in the evenings to make things semi comfortable, has it really been that dire just a few miles to my east ? Down in the SE it's only been a fortnight of coolish temps this last 2 weeks, before that it has been a great summer both in regards to temps, low humidity and absolutely no rain or showers to spoil things, shame about the lack of storms but hey gotta go further south and east for that apparently.
  2. DocMix 1996

    Oooh it wasn't 2016 it was 2015..age is catching up with me lol but here's the link for Ibiza Proms, Jules Buckley is an absolute Master, love it!
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  4. DocMix 1996

    Nice lil mix there, shame there was nothing BIG like the Ibiza Proms set of 2016 this year but hey... Also, not gonna ask for apologises but 1996 wasn't great for tunes, a few good ones but was on the slippery slope by then in my opinion..now if you want tunes from 88-93 then we are talking
  5. Atlantic hurricane season/invest thread

    Saharan Dust: How Does it Impact Atlantic Storms? Share| The Saharan Air Layer, or known more commonly as Saharan Dust, is a layer of tiny aerosols like sand, dirt, and dust that occasionally push from east to west across the tropical Atlantic Ocean during hurricane season. These aerosols originate over the very hot and dry deserts of Africa, like the Saharan Desert, and sometimes get picked up by African Easterly Waves which push westward from Africa into the Atlantic Ocean. The Saharan Air Layer is a well-mixed dry pocket of air that usually resides between 5,000 and 15,000 feet above sea level. Since one of the key ingredients for tropical cyclone development is a deep feed of moisture, Saharan Dust often acts to inhibit tropical development. Research suggests that there are three primary reasons Saharan Dust has a negative impact on tropical development: 1) A surge in the mid-level African Easterly Jet increases the vertical wind shear. 2) The inclusion, or drawing in, of dry air into a tropical system 3) An enhanced trade wind inversion which acts to stabilizes the atmosphere. A stable atmosphere will make it more difficult for deep convection to develop. Once a pocket of Saharan Dust begins moving westward over the Atlantic Ocean, it is relatively easy to track by using certain infrared satellite products. The algorithm in some infrared products is sensitive to dry, dusty air and, therefore, can track when pockets of this kind of air move from place to place. Many factors go into forecasting the track and strength of a tropical system. Knowing whether or not a tropical cyclone will have Saharan Dust in its vicinity is one factor that can determine the cyclone's intensity. Info credit to Accuweather here https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-glossary/saharan-dust-how-does-it-devel-1/14307927 and a more head-twanging in depth article about it here http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1309104215303123 All very interesting and something I was unaware of until you asked the question, so thanks for making me go look
  6. The changing daylight hours thread

    Oh how I do love this time of the year, just knowing that in a few short weeks night time will return. My abode can begin it's nightly lockdown chill time at a sensible hour of 8pm and not be disrupted until well after 3am It's all very well claiming that those who enjoy the dark hours are depressing but oddly enough I would be the one happy and laughing in your face while you sulk all miserable being depressing, funny that eh
  7. I think this screen grab says it all and time to get horizontal before any more rogue heat puts the kibosh on that pleasure too, g'night.
  8. Interesting data Mapantz, not seen that before! Is it an app or is there a website to view that?
  9. Pass me some of that would ya, need something to make me zonk out in this heat! Seriously though, welcome to the forum and the madness of sitting up watching radars overnight. Blitzortung is showing those recent sferics approaching the Hull area with a nice little radar return, sadly it does look like that cell is off to join his mates in the North Sea *scowls*
  10. Just had first rumble! Could be time to go hang out the south facing window
  11. I don't suffer enough to bother with antihistamines but this dry weather has had me on the brink. Looking at radar we have rain incoming for the next hour or so which will make things seems more normal for tomorrow, hopefully!
  12. Just some moderate/light rain here for last 40mins or so, no sparks, no booms but hey maybe the pollen will back off for a short while so I can stop sneezing and streaming from my head
  13. Nice link, thanks for that Looks like nice timing with sounds of splishy splashes and rumbles too cos there is zilch here!
  14. Your Random Photographs

    That 'looks' like it is a Puffball mushroom Alice. In my school days they were very common on the school fields and probably the last time I saw one. There are edible varieties and some poisonous look alikes, so as always never guess that any mushroom or fungi is ok to eat unless you forage regularly and know for sure what you have found
  15. Virtual Chasing Thread - Spring 2017

    Thank you for the thread https://livestormchasing.com/map <--- a number of chasers streaming on there right now and looks like Brandon Copic is in the best place so far, moving through Pernell, OK.