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Should we keep the #NameOurStorms scheme?  

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

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    5 minutes ago, Surrey said:

    Oh I see, thank you for the clarification, in that case its a bit stupid Naming a kink in isobars 

    Positively kinky!:oops:

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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: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    15 minutes ago, ManiaMuse said:

    Will the Irish and UK met office storm names get out of sync if they don't name Fionn for the UK?

    No. Moves onto G regardless. 

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  • Location: East Lothian
  • Weather Preferences: Not too hot, excitement of snow, a hoolie
  • Location: East Lothian
    27 minutes ago, ManiaMuse said:

    Will the Irish and UK met office storm names get out of sync if they don't name Fionn for the UK?

    Great Britain and Ireland use the list, with either Met Eireann or UK Met Office naming the storms, from the pre-agreed list. https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/barometer/uk-storm-centre No mention of #StormFionn on @MetEireann. Not really embracing the communications tool

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

    Fionn was on Tuesday, rather windy for Ireland but not a distinct low. Named by Met Eireann

    The low overnight which brought gales, gusts and disruption to East Anglia, and sig snow to northern England, Northern Ireland and the far south of Scotland, was not named. That same low has now continued to rapidly deepen as it moved over the North Sea and its now battering the Low Countries as European Storm David #TempêteDavid . I still thinking the naming of storms has the potential to help communication. This week has been a bit tricky it seems #Collaboration 

     

     

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

    It has the potential to help, yes, but the way it's being conducted is confusing and just makes things worse IMO!

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  • Location: Cambridge, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Summer > Spring > Winter > Autumn :-)
  • Location: Cambridge, UK

    Yeah I think they mucked up here....

    'The Met Office only names storms when they judge there to be a risk of medium to high impact from snow, wind or rain'

    Well I think last night/this mornings low ticked that box, widespread 70mph+ gusts around here, plenty of disruption....why was it not named??

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    1 minute ago, Summer Sun said:

     

    ABCDC? Is that AC/DC's B team?

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  • Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and Thundery, Cold and Snowy
  • Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

    As said in the regional thread, the met office should be holding their hands up here. An amber warning would've been justified. A mere yellow one didn't cut this im afraid. Loads of trees down, power cuts and a huge number of overturned Lorries in N Cambs/S Lincs this morning (that being a threat to life). Certainly not heard winds like that for a very long time. 

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  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District
  • Weather Preferences: RACY, Extratropical Storm, Barocyclonic Leaf
  • Location: Whaley Bridge - Peak District

    The video is from around the Netherlands today...currently they and Germany are on 'code red' alert. For me it wasn't the duration of the gales overnight that was noticeable, it was the pneumatic sharp gusts that came out of nowhere in the space of less than 30minutes. With 70mph gusts you'd normally expect the gales to constantly 'crank up' over a few hours duration this time of year, but this low just felt weird last night in terms of how sudden and potentially damaging those gusts were locally. Having been through many storms it's not often you find me questioning wether heading downstairs to ride it out is the safest of options at 3am.

     

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  • Location: Saltdean,Nr Brighton,East Sussex,Hither Green,SE London.
  • Location: Saltdean,Nr Brighton,East Sussex,Hither Green,SE London.

    To sum up,a named storm 'fionn' maxing out at a rogue 75mph gust in a sparse part of Ireland on Tuesday evening.

    An unnamed storm with gusts in excess of 80mph over suburban areas of England the following night not worthy of a name!

    Today we here it was called David by the French,news to me today and I certainly wasn't aware of it last night,I doubt any of the non weather obsessed 'Joe public'were either,so what use a naming system?

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  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, storms and other extremes
  • Location: Crewe, Cheshire
    2 hours ago, East_England_Stormchaser91 said:

    As said in the regional thread, the met office should be holding their hands up here. An amber warning would've been justified. A mere yellow one didn't cut this im afraid. Loads of trees down, power cuts and a huge number of overturned Lorries in N Cambs/S Lincs this morning (that being a threat to life). Certainly not heard winds like that for a very long time. 

    Any man and his dog could have seen the threat it would potentially pose. Whenever you see a LP system like that still developing whilst travelling over the country, you know the potential is there. Even systems that look nothing much on the synoptic charts can be quite turbulent given their RACY nature. 

    We had trees blown over here last night. This is in quite a sheltered location in town but saw this on FB

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

    Just a reminder that SNOW was included in the conditions for Name our Storms this time, impacts of Wind as always, heavy rain after Desmond and also significant snow/blizzards. Hector would be next. Just to add to the mega week of weather 

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

    So Thursday/Friday's low has been named Depressão EMMA by the Portugal/Spain France group.  http://www.ipma.pt

    Should the UK/Eire just taken on that name, or go with our next one Hector, if the weather later this week (potential heavy snow and blizzards) warrants an Amber

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    Replying to @ollyewers @ipma_pt

    Hi Olly, now that #StormEmma has been named by a national meteorological service the low pressure system will retain it's name as it crosses international borders. We will therefore be referring to it as Storm Emma

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
    52 minutes ago, Jo Farrow said:

    So Thursday/Friday's low has been named Depressão EMMA by the Portugal/Spain France group.  http://www.ipma.pt

    Should the UK/Eire just taken on that name, or go with our next one Hector, if the weather later this week (potential heavy snow and blizzards) warrants an Amber

    Met OfficeVerified account @metoffice

    Replying to @ollyewers @ipma_pt

    Hi Olly, now that #StormEmma has been named by a national meteorological service the low pressure system will retain it's name as it crosses international borders. We will therefore be referring to it as Storm Emma

    Hi Jo

    Did the Met Office take this into account when coming up with this naming system? I get the impression it hasn't because  the flaws are being exposed, what with ex hurricanes, now other countries coming out with names first. It's becoming cock eyed.

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

    There always was scope for ex Hurricanes to keep their names, if they came across the Atlantic, That was specified.  Germany have always named their storms regardless. This collaboration of Spain, Portugal and France is new, Ava brushed the Channel a while ago. So the question of further west in Europe naming didn't exist when #NameOurStorms started. Or even this seasons update last autumn when they included Wind, rain and snow

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

    It's back "Next week we’ll be revealing the #StormName list for the 2018-2019 season. " Met Eireann and UK Met Office

     

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

    Facepalms across the land...It was an utter farce last year and I'm amazed they haven't binned it.

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  • Location: Pershore
  • Location: Pershore

    Lol yeah, a bit surprised they've gone for it again. It'll at least be fun to see what new and exciting ways they can find to make a mess of it again though. (The first one of those naming the storms in advance again, so the Express etc can merrily jump the gun every time a low pressure develops in the Atlantic :D). 

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam
    2 hours ago, Nick L said:

    Facepalms across the land...It was an utter farce last year and I'm amazed they haven't binned it.

    It was a fiasco and what made it so laughable was the French Met Office naming a low pressure that was going to have a greater impact on the UK than France and the Met Office didn't even name it to begin with.

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    On 07/09/2018 at 19:00, Weather-history said:

    It was a fiasco and what made it so laughable was the French Met Office naming a low pressure that was going to have a greater impact on the UK than France and the Met Office didn't even name it to begin with.

    Not to mention it being a joint venture with the Irish Met who have different criteria for naming storms. Oh well, it'll be entertainment.

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

    So the Met Office have released a sneak peek of the names...

    Here's a clue to this years names for 2018-19 storm season

    It's evident that even they regard it as a light-hearted, jokey system. It's completely unnecessary. Can you imagine the National Hurricane Center doing the same?

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