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Child Of Nadine (karin) - Severe Weather Discussion - Day 2 To 6


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Some people make the best of it

surfing to work in Castleford http://www.bbc.co.uk...-leeds-19727594

The river I am on has only dropped 2" in the last 24 hours, it usually drops far faster than that, and there was no rain yesterday.

there has also been a major breach of the Trent and Mersey canal at Dutton (near Preston Brook) just south of Manchester.

I will post the link, and have requested the person to make it viewable by all.

https://www.facebook...152134242365599

It is a big breach, and continuing to grow, the watefall at the other end is the canal level, It will be a long time before this is fixed.

http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY-acvZ0BRo&feature=player_embedded

There is a 16 mile closure in place at present as more culverts are inspected..

Went to look at the breach and the video or pictures do not do it justice. Though barriers are in place, over 1.5 miles of canal has drained out leaving little more than a stream with stranded fish in the deeper pools, and freshwater mussels and snails on the mud. The embankment at that point is about 20 metres above the floodplain of the river Weaver and the best part of two miles of water pouring through it has eroded an enormous canyon down to a new lake in the fields below.

A number of boats were caught out and are beached, some at alarming angles hanging onto the bank by the mooring ropes. Repairs to the canal will be a massive undertaking both to the main chasm and extensive collapsed banks throughout the stretch, compounded by limited access to the location for machinery and materials.

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Hi, can we keep this thread to discussing the weather situation / forecasts / flooding etc please - if you want to chat and banter off topic please take a look at the lounge http://forum.netweat.../1

A bit frightening - http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2012-09-25/block-of-flats-at-risk-of-collapse-after-floods-in-newburn/

Very interesting comments and analysis from ESTOFEX this morning: http://www.estofex.org/

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So are we starting to see the first signs that Karin has done with playing here and may decide to move on, maybe lingering in Scotland for a short while yet?

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Has she gone yet? The South seems relatively quiet and we haven;t had rain for hours! Posted Image

We have: just had a very heavy shower that dumped 6.7mm of rain: more than we had yesterday and it came as a complete surprise!

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Another very unfortunate incident that could be attributed in part to the terrible weather:

http://www.telegraph...llen-river.html

Water levels recede after storm

Water levels are finally receding in rivers swollen by the most intense September storm for 30 years. Heavy downpours in parts of the UK since Sunday have raised river levels and flooded hundreds of homes and businesses. A couple may have drowned trying to rescue their dog from a swollen river near Wrexham, north Wales. And an 11-year-old by struck by lightning outside his school in Swindon, Wiltshire, is in a stable condition in hospital.

Around 570 properties have been flooded across England and Wales because of the storm, and railways and roads were swamped by high water levels.

River levels remain high in the areas worst hit by the bad weather, including in York where around 100 properties are flooded and the Ouse has reached a peak of more than five metres above normal - the second highest level recorded. But the Environment Agency said many river levels have now peaked, and are expected to fall throughout the morning. At Leeman Road in York the River Ouse was flowing at 4.8m (15ft 9in), while the River Aire at Hensall is gradually falling. The Ouse is expected to remain at its peak for the next 24 hours, but officials in the historic city are optimistic that the flood defences will hold. Efforts, including the help of soldiers, to put thousands of sandbags on top of existing flood defences at the nearby village of Cawood have protected several hundred homes.

The Environment Agency said there were 27 flood warnings and 34 flood alerts in place, mostly across the North East. People living close to a block of townhouses in Newburn, Newcastle, whose foundations were exposed when floodwater gouged out the ground under the building, were evacuated again on Thursday night. Residents of Spencer Court in Mill Vale who had spent the last two nights in temporary accommodation were also asked to leave again as a precaution.

Alicia Williams, 25, who has a young daughter, and boyfriend David Platt, also 25, were found dead on Wednesday by the River Clywedog, near Wrexham, North Wales, where they had been walking their dogs. It is feared that the couple entered the river trying to rescue one of their dogs and drowned in fast currents caused by the heavy rainfall. The family of Joe Compton, who was hit by lightning as he stood in the car park of Dorcan Academy, in Swindon, thanked PE staff and leisure centre staff who came to his aid, saying they owe a "huge amount of thanks" to them.

http://www.google.co...91348719189428A

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Looking at the radar you had some pretty hefty showers rattle through your location earlier, Sparkle - very squally by the sounds of it with gusty winds and hail.

Pop into the convective discussion thread and keep us up to date with anymore of these 'mini hurricanes' Posted Image

http://forum.netweather.tv/topic/74278-uk-general-convective-discussion-forecasts-28th-august-2012/page__st__440#entry2374842

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1 year ago today, getting ready for this, hoping Child of Nadine (Karin) would miss, turned out horrendous and unforgettable, wettest 2 and a half days ever I think in north midlands

Northern England & Wales got hammered with rain, really was severe we had quite a bit of rain down here too, but not on the scale further north. Nasty September low! 

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1 year ago today, getting ready for this, hoping Child of Nadine (Karin) would miss, turned out horrendous and unforgettable, wettest 2 and a half days ever I think in north midlands

I remember them two/three days well and looking at these charts it brought it right back Posted Image

We went from this;

 

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Then it just got worst,

 

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Three days of rain,rain,rain and more rain.

 

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