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    Rugby, Warks
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    Interests: meteorology; climatology; astronomy; cosmology and all aspects of nature. I like many sports including: football, cricket and athletics - my favourites :)

    Enjoy partying and a good night out.
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  1. Supercell

    Wind

    A WORLD OF WIND These are some (hopefully most) of the worlds winds: Abroholos - A violent squall, paticularly prevalent in summer, that occurs off the south-eastern coast of Brazil. Andhi - A violent squall or dust storm occuring in late spring in north-western India. Barat - A squally west or north-west wind that occurs between December and February on the northern coast of the Phioippine island of Celebes. Berg Wind - A hot, dry fohn wind originating over the South African Plateau. It is particularly common during the winter season, and especially affects the wester
  2. Supercell

    Thunderstorms

    What makes a Thunderstorm? Heat and moisture are key to the formation of thunderstorms. In order to produce the thunder and lightning, you need a cloud tall enough to pull moisture up into the sub-freezing level over 5km/3miles high. These clouds are called cumulus they have a cauliflower like appearance. Cumulus clouds can form any time of the year as long as there is warmth below and coolness above. The process is called convection. Once cumulus clouds reach a height where ice crystals form they become cumulonimbus clouds. The upward motion gradually slows. The stronger upper level wind
  3. Wild squall went through here about 30 minutes ago here in Rugby. Bins were hurled down the street. My dad just called to say he hadn’t seen anything like it before in Northampton as parts of the roof in the building he was in were blown off.
  4. I had completely written off today's snow potential yesterday evening but i'm following a bit more closely now. We will see.
  5. Had a high of -2.6C here today. Can't remember the last time it stayed that low. Maybe Dec 2010. Very impressed with the snow showers penetrating well inland and giving us a decent covering. All eyes on the low to the SW.
  6. 2.8C here and raining but hoping that over the next hour the transition will be complete to some settling snow
  7. Frequent lightning to my east. I even saw an anvil crawler. It's been a while since I saw one of those
  8. Heavy rain but none of it is electrified in this region.
  9. Yeah quite a few near misses. I miss the pre-2006 active period.
  10. Certainly more active than a standard thundery shower. Four or five booms now
  11. The amazing thing about this winter is that there just hasn't been any potential marginal events that have even come close to showing consistently on various charts. Most of us are well accustomed to being let down many times throughout a typical winter, but to have so little on offer this time around is remarkable. I don't think I could even consider myself as being let down as such, just disappointed with the general pattern.
  12. Seeing that spectacular pic from Hereford, I would have thought that (even with a little light pollution) I should be able to see something..hm. It is wonderfully clear. Perfect conditions too. Such a shame.
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