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About Barbmac

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    Wibbly Wobbly Weathery Stuff

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    West Malvern, West Midlands, 280m ASL
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    The weather! Astronomy, cats, gardening, online games.
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    Snow! Severe storms.

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  1. Hurricane Ophelia

    Very gusty and windy night here on the Malvern Hills. I don't know if there are any official wind measurements up here, we get far stronger wind than down in Great Malvern due to the altitude. Still dark so not been out to see how things look. Finally seems to be calming down now after many hours.
  2. Hurricane Ophelia

    Radio Kerry are broadcasting on FB live if anyone's so inclined to listen. https://www.facebook.com/radiokerry/
  3. Hurricane Ophelia

    Perhaps this map/site might help? https://www.esb.ie/esb-networks/powercheck/
  4. Hurricane Ophelia

    Wind's really picking up in West Malvern, very warm and muggy feel, 16.4 C currently. Quite a yellowish tinge to the sky, cascades of leaves falling off the sycamores with every gust, and we are a long way east of the action. Edit west to east!
  5. Hurricane Ophelia

    We've moderate rain in Malvern, but it's really warm outside! Not much wind. I see Ophelia's shifted more westwards, I hope that means better news for a lot of folk. Even so, stay safe everyone.
  6. Hurricane Ophelia

    Just like in 'The Birds'! Animals and birds are super-sensitive to these things, apparently it might be because of infra-sound, or air pressure changes. Interesting article in the Guardian some years back, in that case it was tornadoes, but still from a huge distance away. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/dec/18/birds-storm-infrasound-warblers
  7. Hurricane Ophelia

    Ophelia's showing up with a little electrical activity on lightning maps: https://www.lightningmaps.org/?lang=en#y=47.2524;x=-10.3817;z=5;t=3;m=sat;r=0;s=0;o=0;b=0.00;n=0;d=3;dl=2;dc=0;
  8. Hurricane Ophelia

    Thanks for your answers, karlos, Jo and Nick. Your article is most helpful, Jo, I have some reading to do!
  9. Hurricane Ophelia

    Can I ask a rookie question: Where does a post-tropical cyclone like Ophelia get the energy from to become a hurricane again, in our part of the world? Are the waters warm enough or is it something else entirely? And not looking good for Ireland or Scotland, at this rate.
  10. Hurricane Irma

    Sorry I didn't realise that, hope this works: https://www.facebook.com/kwspearfishing?hc_ref=ARTulXmWajNmiCAarFdtfSTpi5eASkqm-OvTjBKj5Jk9OlANkOtQAvQ2fOk8l464mWM
  11. Hurricane Irma

    Good livestream on FB right now, eye wall approaching Key West where this guy is. https://www.facebook.com/livemap/#@25.492868271257127,-79.639892578125,6z
  12. Hurricane Irma

    A guy on the Keys with an IR camera thru his window https://www.facebook.com/livemap/#@24.56273686820862,-81.61674499511719,10z
  13. Hurricane Irma

    Forecast cone for Irma just published, seems she won't make landfall till later than previously thought - more time over the sea, more time to strengthen again?
  14. Hurricane Irma

    New advisory out from the NHC: 000 WTNT31 KNHC 100257 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Hurricane Irma Advisory Number 44 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL112017 1100 PM EDT Sat Sep 09 2017 ...IRMA TAKING ITS TIME MOVING AWAY FROM CUBA... ...LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE EXPECTED IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA... SUMMARY OF 1100 PM EDT...0300 UTC...INFORMATION ----------------------------------------------- LOCATION...23.5N 81.0W ABOUT 30 MI...50 KM NNE OF VARADERO CUBA ABOUT 90 MI...145 KM SE OF KEY WEST FLORIDA MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...120 MPH...195 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...NW OR 305 DEGREES AT 6 MPH...9 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...933 MB...27.55 INCHES DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK ------------------------------ At 1100 PM EDT (0300 UTC), the eye of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude 23.5 North, longitude 81.0 West. Irma is moving slowly northwestward away from the north coast of Cuba near 6 mph (9 km/h). A turn toward the north-northwest with an increase in forward speed is expected through late Monday. On the forecast track, the center of Irma is expected to cross the Lower Florida Keys Sunday morning and then move near or along the west coast of Florida Sunday afternoon through Monday morning. Irma should then move inland over the Florida panhandle and southwestern Georgia Monday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 120 mph (195 km/h) with higher gusts. Irma is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Irma is forecast to restrengthen a little while it moves through the Straits of Florida and remain a powerful hurricane as it approaches the Florida Keys and the west coast of Florida. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 933 mb (27.55 inches).
  15. Hurricane Irma

    Key West seaport cam: and Two Friends Roof, Key West