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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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