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  1. 1. Should we keep the #NameOurStorms scheme?

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    • No, it's a waste of time.
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I didn't like the idea initially but I'm warming to it now. Makes it easier to refer to past storms when they're named, rather than the [insert date here] storm.

Is there a chance of dust being whipped up like what Ophelia did? That was quite a sight t o behold here, especially observing my solar radiation sensor. These images weren't doctored, I just adj

and this year it's been extended from just WIND, to wind, rain/flooding and snow!

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, warm/hot plumes, snow, anything severe
  • Location: Bedfordshire
    2 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

    Anyone think the present low, should have been named? 

    What was the maximum wind gusts up north?

    Or does that not affect if a storm is named?

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
    4 minutes ago, Zak M said:

    What was the maximum wind gusts up north?

    Or does that not affect if a storm is named?

    This is where there is an issue for me. A 50mph gusty wind in May is more damaging than the same one in January. Trees are in leaf, etc. Seen some damage on the Moss near me with large branches snapped off. 

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  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
  • Weather Preferences: obviously snow!
  • Location: Wildwood, Stafford 104m asl
    35 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

    Anyone think the present low, should have been named? 

    thought it was Arthur? but one of worst to hit here, if not named, then worse than many named storms

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    As we have just seen two storms named within a week in AUGUST, could the list just carry on without a new list starting at A at the beginning of Sept?. We don't seem to progress far through lists, Katie March 2016 was latest letter, most stop around 6. Central Pacific have circular rolling list that just keeps on going. 

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    It's almost as if we don't need storms naming!

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    3 hours ago, Nick L said:

    It's almost as if we don't need storms naming!

    Ah you'd miss them if they were gone

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    Season 6 of Name our Storms #StormNames starts tomorrow, new name list out at 6am 1st Sept.

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/10448-what-are-the-storm-names-for-2020---2021

    1st Sept 2020 The new Storm Name list from Met Eireann, UK Met Office and Dutch KNMI is out. Last season just ended with Ellen and Francis unusually late in August. NW Europe will see named storms from this collaboration when an Amber/Orange or red warning is likely to be issued. For wind, rain or possibly snow. Suggested names are sent in by the public and represent the 3 countries.

    #StormNames #Stoirm 

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    If the western storm group get to name a low first it will be Aiden, however if the SW group do the honours it would be Alex. There is not a named storm yet but for example the low pressure later this week which could bring lots of rain at the weekend and strong winds, is now forecast further south on Friday so might affect France first. It's almost as though there could be a joined up European body of some sort. 

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    Any guesses on the weekend low

    Which met service  (and so which name)

    and when will it be named  Day and Am or PM

     

    So for example  France (Alex) and Thursday 1st AM

    or Ireland (Aiden) Weds PM

    or no-one

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  • Location: California
  • Location: California

    There's a controversy here in the US as to should we name our winter storms. TWC does it anyways, though the NWS is annoyed by such naming. I for one believe we should stick to a single agency naming storms, to avoid confusion. Also: convective outlook colors should be uniform, it curmuffles folks when a red is a purple or a green a yellow, so forth.

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    Storm Bella incoming!

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian

    We've now had Storm Christoph mid Jan 2021 https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/10668-storm-christoph---even-more-rain-january-flooding-gales-and-snow

    Flooding, gales and snow.

    end of Jan, Storm Justine passed by (SW group name) https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/10688-a-cold-weekend-as-storm-justine-brings-snow-more-rain-and-strong-winds

    Storm Darcy named by KNMI the Dutch Met service, their first naming, for very wintry weather, strong winds, freezing rain and significant snow which also affected eastern UK and let the easterly flow over Britain with bitter cold and even more snowfall. 

     

    Storm Karim , named by AEMET (again in the SW group) brought very windy and very wet weather to the UK over the weekend with Amber rain warning for southern Wales. https://www.netweather.tv/weather-forecasts/news/10724-keep-an-eye-on-the-flood-warnings-and-hold-onto-your-hats

    There are now amber warnings for rain over Scotland with a lot of rain forecast and already saturated, sensitive ground /river conditions after a very wet weekend with ongoing snow melt. Met Eireann has Orange warnings for rain for southern counties and a yellow wind warning, as does Northern Ireland and Scotland on Tuesday 23rd Feb

    Next name would be Evert (eh-vert)

     

     

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  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: T storms, severe gales, heat and sun, cold and snow
  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex

    I think they should drop the alphabet thing, it doesn't get used properly anyway and we always end up skipping letters and then coming back to them later on.

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Good inconstancy today why isn't this a named storm. Plenty of rain in the west strong winds in the west and parts of the east. Certainly is stormier than most of the other named storms.

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  • Location: Pershore
  • Location: Pershore

    Yep, agree. Doesn't make a lot of sense - at one point amber warnings (or at least the potential for them to be issued) were supposed to be the trigger point for storm naming, but apparently not now, if this one is anything to go by. 

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
    54 minutes ago, The PIT said:

    Good inconstancy today why isn't this a named storm. Plenty of rain in the west strong winds in the west and parts of the east. Certainly is stormier than most of the other named storms.

    Ridiculous winds today, a refuse vehicle blown over in Leicestershire.

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  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield
  • Weather Preferences: Any Extreme
  • Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire 160M Powering the Sheffield Shield

    Going to be interesting if they name Tuesday and Wednesdays system.

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  • Location: Near Walsall, West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Cold in winter, cool in summer
  • Location: Near Walsall, West Midlands
    On 05/03/2021 at 17:51, The PIT said:

    Going to be interesting if they name Tuesday and Wednesdays system.

    Judging by the current model output it's almost certain.  Widespread warning will be issued too.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

    Still no name for the upcoming system tomorrow night. The bizarre inconsistency continues.

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  • Location: Cheshire
  • Location: Cheshire

    Owain Wyn Evans gave a very good explanation on the local BBC NW News on why last night's / today's storm was not named. The naming of a storm in the UK is apparently based on an ''impact and likelihood matrix' which this storm did not fit. It seems that for a storm to be named in the UK, it has to be linked to an amber or red warning whereas last night was only ever a yellow warning, so less impact and less likelihood of impact on lives and property.

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  • Location: Near Walsall, West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Cold in winter, cool in summer
  • Location: Near Walsall, West Midlands
    5 hours ago, A Face like Thunder said:

    Owain Wyn Evans gave a very good explanation on the local BBC NW News on why last night's / today's storm was not named. The naming of a storm in the UK is apparently based on an ''impact and likelihood matrix' which this storm did not fit. It seems that for a storm to be named in the UK, it has to be linked to an amber or red warning whereas last night was only ever a yellow warning, so less impact and less likelihood of impact on lives and property.

    Judging by the winds my area experienced with that storm the MetO called it right.  It was blustery for a time but nothing like as much as we had last February.  Other areas of the country may have had it worse but I doubt the impacts anywhere were as big as they were with storms Ciara and Dennis in 2020.

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