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About Windblade

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    NW Bexley, Kent (Border of North West Kent and South East London)
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    Storms and extreme weather, stargazing, amateur astronomy and the aurora borealis, amateur cloudscape photography, videogames, movies and tv, sportsbikes, sportscars, formula one, martial arts, cosplay and cats!
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  1. Well, that was an interesting day yesterday! Gales, heavy showers, hail and in the evening heard a distant rumble - my first of the year. Radar at the time confirmed a storm to my east and another to my south so the rumble could've come from either. A great start to the season so far. Hoping for a good stormy year this year.🌧🌩πŸŒͺβ›ˆ
  2. With spring only three weeks away I'm hoping for a better start to storm season than last year, where blocking highs suffocated any chances until late summer. We've had some little storms over the winter (including the best cg positive strike I've ever seen in mid nov) so lets carry that momentum into the new season. Here's to a stormy 2019. β˜”β›ˆπŸŒ©πŸŒͺ

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    2. Windblade


      Hey guys, I disagree. I'm talking about actual spring, not the artificial "calendar" spring that declares seasons should change like a flick of a switch on the 1st of certain months (in this case march as it must be spring NOW!). Spring starts around the middle of march in my book, summer mid june, autumn mid september and winter mid december, going by weather and temperature patterns. Of course our uk weather has a mind of its own but the patterns above mostly line up with what I've witnessed over the years.

    3. cheeky_monkey


      ok then didn't spring start last week going by the weather?..and spring wont start here until mid may by that logic?..in fact there was no spring here last year as we went straight from winter to summer and the same in Sept went straight from summer to winter with no Autumn.

    4. Windblade


      As I said the uk weather has a mind of its own and the recent unusual warmth is being caused by a blocking high pulling warm air up from the south, just as unusual as last year when a blocking high was pulling cold air off the continent but you know this. Both these patterns are not average for the time of year and the high temps this year and low temps last year were not caused by our own seasonal weather but unusual circumstances (which is why they made headlines). I maintain the calendar is 2.5 weeks early with it's season changes every three months.

  3. I haven't been around much since the end of a rather disapointing storm season in 2018, but wanted to log in and hope everyones had/having a great xmas and wish you all a very happy new year. See you all in 2019. πŸŽ„β˜ƒβœ¨πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰Β 

    1. lassie23


      happy christmasΒ new year

  4. Still haven't seen a drop of rain all week. The forecast is for us to get rain, strong winds, maybe a storm and even the possibility of a tornado in the small hours.
  5. Halfway through September and not a peep. I get the feeling that could be it for storm season.
  6. Well, this is boring isn't it? This summer has provided a few storms, but we've had very lengthy gaps of nothingness in between/months of inactivity and THAT disgusting heat. Hopefully after this quiet period September delivers the goods.
  7. Windblade

    Arizona Monsoon 10/8/2018

    Power flash = tornadic activity! Great shot.
  8. Incredible! I'm jealous! Great finds my friend and thanks for sharing.
  9. I would've loved to have seen that! You seem to be in a good spot for funnel clouds by the sound of it. Still chasing my first tornado!
  10. That really does look like a large cone at least, if not a wedge! Pics can be deceiving of course, especially when the view is partially obscured but very interesting nonetheless. You say you saw signs of rotation?
  11. Definite wall cloud on that cell. Looks tornadic in nature with that strong inflow jet on the right, building into the wall cloud. Nice pics.
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