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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.

    Personally, I think the same way of the storm-naming malarkey as I did when it was announced: it's yet another piece of pointless social-media fluff; IMO, as the old system wasn't broke, it never needed fixing...:oldrolleyes:

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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: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    1 hour ago, Paul said:

    Ok, hands up - who would consider tomorrow's weather to be a proper winter storm? Rain, snow, gales, blizzard, ice - it definitely looks wintry and stormy to me with amber warnings now issued, but no name...

     

    Definitely worthy of a name based on their own criteria for naming storms somseeks strange why they haven’t. I wonder if Met Éireann would’ve named it if it was affecting them more as they seem less hesitant to name storms. 

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

    I think even the Met Office have given up on this farce now.

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

    Hahahaha. I can just see the scenes in Exeter..."Oh crap, we forgot to name it! Quick! Put out a press release at half 10!"

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire

    What's the point in naming it now? Surely if naming was to raise awareness now is hardly going to make any difference. 

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

    In all seriousness. The whole point of naming these things is to raise awareness, so people can prepare. What on Earth are they thinking? What can people possibly do at half 10 on a Friday night, hours before the event? Most people will be in bed and/or inebriated. I try to defend the Met Office when I can as fellow professionals, but what an utter joke.

    Edit: I suppose it's the Irish Met to blame here, but it should have been named long before this.

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    1 minute ago, Nick L said:

    In all seriousness. The whole point of naming these things is to raise awareness, so people can prepare. What on Earth are they thinking? What can people possibly do at half 10 on a Friday night, hours before the event? Most people will be in bed and/or inebriated. I try to defend the Met Office when I can as fellow professionals, but what an utter joke.

    Edit: I suppose it's the Irish Met to blame here, but it should have been named long before this.

    It's not as if it's suddenly come out of nowhere since even TV forecasts have been mentioning it for a few days with the warnings being issued well in advance. 

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire

    Saying that it appears Met Éireann have only just upgraded their warning so presumably that's why they've just named it. 

     

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  • Location: Old Town, Swindon
  • Weather Preferences: Storms
  • Location: Old Town, Swindon

    Wasn’t it last winter our Met Office seemed to always wait for the Irish met to name it? Maybe just seemed like it. Does seem odd to name it now. Has there been an unexpected change in the observations in the last hour I wonder? 

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    Absolute farce. Proper winter storm yesterday- severe gales, rain, snow, freezing rain, ice  = dangerous conditions in some of the worst and treacherous weather types. It got named at 10:30pm on a Friday night ahead of a busy weekend in the run up to Christmas, what use was that?! They need to bury this storm naming system. 

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    On 14/12/2018 at 22:48, Nick L said:

    In all seriousness. The whole point of naming these things is to raise awareness, so people can prepare. What on Earth are they thinking? What can people possibly do at half 10 on a Friday night, hours before the event? Most people will be in bed and/or inebriated. I try to defend the Met Office when I can as fellow professionals, but what an utter joke.

    Edit: I suppose it's the Irish Met to blame here, but it should have been named long before this.

    It wouldn't surprise me if the person who came-up with the idea was inebriated at the time...:drunk:

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  • Location: Pershore
  • Location: Pershore

    @Jo Farrow wrote a blog about this earlier. 

    A wretched Saturday in the run up to Christmas. The late named #StormDeirdre

    Personally, having been a fan of the idea initially, I'm now of the opinion that unless the Met Office can apply some common sense to it, then it needs binning. 

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    4 hours ago, Paul said:

    @Jo Farrow wrote a blog about this earlier. 

    A wretched Saturday in the run up to Christmas. The late named #StormDeirdre

    Personally, having been a fan of the idea initially, I'm now of the opinion that unless the Met Office can apply some common sense to it, then it needs binning. 

    Good read. 

    I thought it was a good idea at the time as storms were being given names on social media or by certain media outlets anyway but the way they’ve gone about doing it hasn’t really done them any favours. Too inconsistent and then you end up with situations like the other night with Deirdre being named when it’s far too late for it to have the desired effect. 

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

    It is just a mystery. i have STV next week so I can inquire what the thinking was about no name from UK Met Office. 

    The UK Met Office Storm Centre isn't even being updated, "out of hours"   No storms here

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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

    As far as I'm aware these are the systems that have been named by various Met agencies that have hit some part of the U.K. regardless the strength of the system when it hit the UK since the start of Autumn. 

    Helene, Ali, Bronagh, Callum, Diana, Etienne, Deirdre

     

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  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
  • Weather Preferences: Winter: Cold & Snowy, Summer: Just not hot
  • Location: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    4 hours ago, Jo Farrow said:

    It is just a mystery. i have STV next week so I can inquire what the thinking was about no name from UK Met Office. 

    The UK Met Office Storm Centre isn't even being updated, "out of hours"   No storms here

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    I think this just adds to the suggestion that the Met Office are basically done with the system.

    It's a good idea in principle I suppose, but the execution of it has been shambolic and pointless.

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire

    A few days on and still didn’t happen according to this. 

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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    Just shows they’ve given up. The UKMET could’ve named Deirdre given the amount of yellow + amber warnings issued and the impacts over wide areas of the country. 

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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 if storms are going to be named they have to be very severe  other wise we’re just naming every single gust of wind or raindrop...

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

    What happens if Met Eireann start to issue wind warnings for Saturday's winds, linked to the low pressure away to the NW. Could that be #StormGareth arriving before #StormFreya on Sunday?

     

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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
    5 hours ago, Jo Farrow said:

    What happens if Met Eireann start to issue wind warnings for Saturday's winds, linked to the low pressure away to the NW. Could that be #StormGareth arriving before #StormFreya on Sunday?

     

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    What confusion and a mess that would be, would that mean we skip a letter in the naming or have 2 different names for the same storm?

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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

    You won't get two different names for the same storm. However we may get stormy weather which isn't named and this has already happened named storms for just a normal event.

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