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Crepuscular Ray last won the day on July 5 2010

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    Tornado Alley, west London

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  1. I am not usually happy at being woken up in the middle of the night, but that was an exception. An hour and a half of flickering lighting approaching Eastbourne across the channel and then slowly, slowly veering off to the east, all accompanied by some spectacular cracks and rumbles. The latter even shut up the local herring gulls.
  2. It's about to start flowering, or whatever grasses do. I will be sneezing for weeks! And it's too scrappy to look pretty.
  3. Unlike the dandelions in my shared garden. It's like Armaggeddon out there at the moment. Our contract gardeners aren't allowed to turn up so we're coping with foot-tall grass and dandelions like trifids.
  4. Perhaps the first one is a Harlequin ladybird juvenile stage. They're pretty variable in colour and form.
  5. Storage would be my guess. Bournemouth is doubtless cheaper than LHR or LGW.
  6. Anti bacterial hand wipes are not going to help. It's a virus. If the worst-case scenario comes off, what the virus is going to do in countries without adequate health care is beyond imagining. Even Trump's lowest estimate of a 1% death rate would imply 70 million people dying.
  7. Painful hail and some sleet from a shower near Farnham (the Surrey one) mid-afternoon. I so wished I hadn't forgotten my gloves. It wasn't as windy as forecast, though, although a friend told me that sea conditions at Hove were the worst she had ever seen.
  8. Not just the RNLI. The coastguard sent the helicopter up as well. That's thousands wasted on an idiot, let alone that brave people risked their lives to save him.
  9. Well, it was pretty chilly this morning as I left my neighbour in A&E at about 5.30. We'd been there for about 6 hours by that time, after a couple of hours at an urgent care unit at another hospital. She finally got admitted to a ward at about 14.30. Transport in London is rubbish in the wee small hours, so it took me an hour to travel four miles, by which time the fog was descending.
  10. No, Blast. That was just rude. Please post a link to the Schwabe minumum/maximum info and why that's any different to just general solar max/minimum. Last time I looked at anything, he got the solar period wrong.
  11. WTF has the government only just called the military in?
  12. Still no record-breaking snowfalls and minimum temperatures, though.
  13. joy www.spaceweather.com A solar flare from a new-cycle area. I much prefer sunspots to snow.
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