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This is a close call - go to about 25 seconds in.  

One positive then.

METEOSAT airmass imagery frames for today show  nicely the development from frontal wave into a depression, with baroclinic leaf forming as dry air intrusion (in red) originating from the lower strato

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13 minutes ago, chrisbell-nottheweatherman said:

That was rather less scary than I was expecting - well-held by the pilot.

That's pretty normal for LBA in windy conditions - but the first time I had one like that, many years ago, I was scared sh-witless! I now know that crabbed landings are well controlled and that if there's any doubt, the pilot will up and "go around" again and once again, then try somewhere else. Seems like a bit of the latter has been going on today. Not nice for some folks on board though.

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Dying away here now odd spot of rain nice to have some weather for once. Had worst though. Amusing points Reporter dispatched to Blackpool and interviewed too early with nothing happening, Later she was struggling to stand and was getting covered in sea foam. Low point one casualty :sorry:

Max gust 71 mph quiet a few in the 60's local forecast wrong.

2nd storm of the winter to hit us and the last one for the Winter 2016/17

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7 minutes ago, The PIT said:

Dying away here now odd spot of rain nice to have some weather for once. Had worst though. Amusing points Reporter dispatched to Blackpool and interviewed too early with nothing happening, Later she was struggling to stand and was getting covered in sea foam. Low point one casualty :sorry:

Max gust 71 mph quiet a few in the 60's local forecast wrong.

2nd storm of the winter to hit us and the last one for the Winter 2016/17

Someone else hit by debris in London and taken to hospital...

http://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-39068972

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2 hours ago, Snipper said:

It is unfortunately recycling day to today. Everybody has put their bins and bags out. Rubbish, bins and bags blowing all over the place. What a mess. 

One of the side affects of fortnightly collection where you could once miss a week you can't miss a fortnightly one. The question who is legally responsible for injuries or death caused by a wheelie bin being into a vehicle?

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As with our recent storm, a lot of the trees that fell looked quite diseased, and weren't actually uprooted, but broke away at ground level. Shallow-rooted, weak specimens also tend to succumb  The same with weak or diseased branches, the wind is nature's pruning tool for trees.

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Doris 1 : Gatepost 0. Oh pants!

Had an entertaining moment at work though, the builder's portaloo cabin was blown over and doing a fair impersonation of tumbleweed all the way up the garden. Didn't go near to see if it had leaked.

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Just now, The PIT said:

One of the side affects of fortnightly collection where you could once miss a week you can't miss a fortnightly one. The question who is legally responsible for injuries or death caused by a wheelie bin being into a vehicle?

Micro-chipping the bin is one answer, but that doesn't take account of the annoying refuse people who leave the damn things half way off the pavement and into the road when they could have tucked them well in...

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5 minutes ago, jethro said:

Doris 1 : Gatepost 0. Oh pants!

Had an entertaining moment at work though, the builder's portaloo cabin was blown over and doing a fair impersonation of tumbleweed all the way up the garden. Didn't go near to see if it had leaked.

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Don't go checking! Unless you believe someone was sitting on it at the time...

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2 minutes ago, Spikecollie said:

My burning question is whether the portaloo stayed upright - mmllaahh - if not! And whether anyone was sitting on the said loo at the time!

If I had been in it it would not have blown away. (I'm a big lad)

We have missed the worst here, it seems like the severest winds were in quite a narrow band. I changed some travel plans and went to Preston yesterday, good job as transpennine rail services are badly disrupted and one train at York was running over 3 hours late

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18 minutes ago, Spikecollie said:

Don't go checking! Unless you believe someone was sitting on it at the time...

I'm hoping it was empty....didn't hear any screams.

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18 minutes ago, Spikecollie said:

Micro-chipping the bin is one answer, but that doesn't take account of the annoying refuse people who leave the damn things half way off the pavement and into the road when they could have tucked them well in...

Another thing that is extremely annoying is they seem to relish leaving your bin in the middle of your access so you have to stop your car in a busy steam of traffic. Then get out and move it to get into your drive. Much to the annoyance of the other road users. 

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6 minutes ago, Snipper said:

Another thing that is extremely annoying is they seem to relish leaving your bin in the middle of your access so you have to stop your car in a busy steam of traffic. Then get out and move it to get into your drive. Much to the annoyance of the other road users. 

Our refuse collectors over here are faultless, they leave your bin right where you left it. I've only had one instance of a disappearing bin in wind, it was last year, and a kindly neighbour who was up early put everyone's errant bins outside his house for "retrieval"!

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31 minutes ago, Weather-history said:

Timelapse of Storm Doris as hit Irlam, today

 

At around 11.14 you can see the damaged remains of the trampoline at the detached house go over.  In the bottom left hand corner, you can see part of the felt on my neighbour's shed roof get ripped off at about at about 12.13

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5 minutes ago, runboy said:

Sounds like it's getting worse again out here (NW Norwich). Most rain we've had today now falling. Is this the tail  end?

It is, there is an occlusion which has moved all the way down eastern England and is now over Norfolk. Could still get some lively gusts in the next few hours before it clears off properly

 

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Just now, Jo Farrow said:

It is, there is an occlusion which has moved all the way down eastern England and is now over Norfolk. Could still get some lively gusts in the next few hours before it clears off properly

 

Indeed Jo; still windy here and heavy rain.

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