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  1. Hurricane Ophelia

    Stich get tends to occur just on the outside of a frontal hook, so I'm not sure you'd see it on a slp chart. Alas, I do not have a eurosat link. I'm sure someone else here does though.
  2. Hurricane Ophelia

    Is the new one a fully fledged system yet? They might have a little dance. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujiwhara_effect#Extratropical_cyclones
  3. Hurricane Ophelia

    You should propose that as the proper terminology for it to Met Eireann, right away! lol
  4. Hurricane Ophelia

    On a rather serious note... some deaths many of us probably hadn't considered...
  5. Hurricane Ophelia

    ... and more importantly, what happened to the wifi west of Scotland?
  6. Hurricane Ophelia

    Huh. According to Met Eireann, the fastest gust today was at Fastnet Lighthouse, not Roche's point as I erroneously said earlier - 191 km/h (118.682 mph)
  7. Hurricane Ophelia

    ~If~ they were freshers, they quite probably didn't know any better. They sure as hell do now though!
  8. Hurricane Ophelia

    Looks pretty dry at the start of that video. What's probably happened there is that a group of inexperienced freshers decided that the ground looked dry so they'd have a watch. They won't be doing that again. I suspect they they're freshers because the locals will know that just a little while back, large portions of the seafront were wrecked by crashing waves.
  9. Hurricane Ophelia

    Don't know if there was anything higher after that. Works out to around 68 mph mean wind, and 118 mph gust.
  10. Hurricane Ophelia

    I see that local media is as awful as ever. http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/hurricane-ophelia-how-can-you-13768532
  11. Hurricane Ophelia

    Ex-Ophelia has had a max gust (last time I looked) at about 118 mph... compared to '87 having 115 mph. '87 went down to 960mb, while Ex-Ophelia has recorded 959mb Haven't seen a max mean wind for Ex-Ophelia yet, but in '87 it was 72.5mph (1dp) The storms are of similar strength.
  12. Hurricane Ophelia

    No warning is going (usually) to be relevant to every spot within the area, but on an area wide basis, this seems to me like a pretty significant impact... https://www.scribblemaps.com/maps/view/Northern_Ireland_-_Live_Flood_Warnings__Weather_related_incidents_/b5tcCpgGqK
  13. Hurricane Ophelia

    Needed a red warning for N. Ireland and an Amber for coastal Wales last night rather than this morning. N. Ireland needed the red simply because the Irish border doesn't stop the weather and it seemed, frankly, odd... but I can accept that amber should have been warning enough given a comment about seriousness (though, what's the point of a red warning if you never use it?). It was reasonably clear that the Pembrokeshire coast at least was reasonably likely to take a battering today though. I suspect it's not entirely the Met Offices fault though. Amber triggers contingency/emergency planning, and there seems to be a culture of disincentive in the UK when it comes to things like that.
  14. Hurricane Ophelia

    I fell off the top wall at age 8 - luckily, onto the flat side. Smashed my face in the concrete and had to be rushed to surgery. Spent a goot number of hours fishing off that structure (or rather, my parents did. I got bored). The whole coast around there is immense though. Between there and Witches Point are where I learned to respect the sea.
  15. Hurricane Ophelia

    The Jetty at Porthcawl is always one to behold, especially with its little lighthouse on the end. It almost never gets the worst of any weather that's about, but it's often spectacular because it acts as a breakwater protecting the beach nearby (at low tide, you can walk the expanse between the two) .
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