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Squall went through here in South Cheshire at 11.45am, winds then increased for a while but sky has now cleared and sun is out. However, thinking back to the destructive gale of 18th January 2007, when the wind suddenly increased in a clear blue sky and after the rain had cleared, I will not be putting the bins out any time soon! Barometer 978 and now steady.  

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A surfer missing in Sussex has been found alive. Great. Now they can send the moron a bill for the callout for his stupidity.  

You wont be lurking much longer if you are up on a roof tommorow 

Even doors are getting windy ?  

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2 minutes ago, sjw2511 said:

Was waiting for that cold front to move through in Hereford before drawing conclusion, but certainly here in Hereford for some reason it wasnt bad at all, wouldnt even give it a yellow warning here.

It looks very weak on this side.

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dingwall  near inverness at about 500 feet ,it's been not to bad here ,no wind very quiet ,ferries not going to isle of Lewis today ,few rain showers and started the day with a fluffy snow shower ,all coming straight down ,not sideways as usual, looks like we are near the centre  ,i'm sure it'll pick up ,it's just doing odd things up here 

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A new wind gust record for me! Took so long to achieve it. 54mph. Wind speed record earlier of 31mph, and the wind run is likely to go as well. Bitter sweet though.

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1 minute ago, Nick L said:

A surfer missing in Sussex has been found alive. Great. Now they can send the moron a bill for the callout for his stupidity.

 

Why would you surf in conditions like that?

And what was he thinking in his head too?

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It's still probably too early but dare I venture to suggest that the MO got more of this right than wrong and that the main models at least (I'm looking at you GFS and ECM) were quite a way off both in terms of timing and wind predictions? Ok, the squall lines have been nasty for some but, overall, the wind event was overdone in terms of the numbers. Yes, people needed to be warned because it is fairly unusual but the widespread 70+ mph inland gusts people on here were going on about only yesterday just haven't happened (yet!). Still, it's all useful information that will hopefully improve the models further.

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For anyone in the North Essex / South Cambs area, part of the roof of one of the hangars at #Duxford has blown off and the A505 and M11 are closed due to debris. 

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I was in Pocklington, East Yorkshire when the squall went through. It was insane... easily the most impressive I’ve seen. Rain sideways, visibility truly shocking. Afterwards, the run-off from the hills left a torrent through the streets. Quite extraordinary as weather events go.

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10 minutes ago, Nick L said:

A surfer missing in Sussex has been found alive. Great. Now they can send the moron a bill for the callout for his stupidity.

 

That may be the guy at Rock-a-Nore who was out there this morning....

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14 minutes ago, Zak M said:

Why would you surf in conditions like that?

And what was he thinking in his head too?

Why do people bungee jump or do sky diving? Some just like the rush. 
Each to their own, not good when other  people have to put themselves at risk to rescue them though, perhaps he thought he was such a good / experienced surfer he could handle it.

 

guessing he won’t be doing it agin in a hurry though!!!

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5 minutes ago, MysticMouflon said:

It's still probably too early but dare I venture to suggest that the MO got more of this right than wrong and that the main models at least (I'm looking at you GFS and ECM) were quite a way off both in terms of timing and wind predictions? Ok, the squall lines have been nasty for some but, overall, the wind event was overdone in terms of the numbers. Yes, people needed to be warned because it is fairly unusual but the widespread 70+ mph inland gusts people on here were going on about only yesterday just haven't happened (yet!). Still, it's all useful information that will hopefully improve the models further.

There have been widespread 70mph gusts, Kent, Lincolnshire, Cambridgshire, Notts, Derbys, etc

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3 hours ago, Starsail said:

By both populations do you mean Ireland and England? What about those lovely Welsh and Scottish names? Some of those names can be crackers to spell. 

I think you are doing your fellow countrymen a disservice to suggest that they can't get their head around Ciara. It is fairly easy to spell if you want it to be. 

My point is that there social media is used to tell people about issues in their area due to the storm ....when the names are unclear, you can miss things relevant to you if the poster of the info has miss spelt the name -  we should recognise the reason these storms are named in the first place ! 
 

incidentally, wind and temp readings from the East Midlands show the cold front/squall passing through as temps drop and wind speed spikes 

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32 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

I'm currently pricing up gravel boards, concrete posts and close board panels, so you can guess what's happened here..

Me too

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2 minutes ago, bluearmy said:

My point is that there social media is used to tell people about issues in their area due to the storm ....when the names are unclear, you can miss things relevant to you if the poster of the info has miss spelt the name -  we should recognise the reason these storms are named in the first place ! 
 

incidentally, wind and temp readings from the East Midlands show the cold front/squall passing through as temps drop and wind speed spikes 

People can't spell loads of words. Twitter is full of incorrect hashtags. Some names maybe unfamiliar to you but not to the next person. They are a label. 

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It'll probably break up as it arrives here and then pep back up when it has passed:

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8 minutes ago, Bazray said:

Why do people bungee jump or do sky diving? Some just like the rush. 
Each to their own, not good when other  people have to put themselves at risk to rescue them though, perhaps he thought he was such a good / experienced surfer he could handle it.

 

guessing he won’t be doing it agin in a hurry though!!!

I don't think that comparison is at all fair. Bungee jumping and sky diving is done under far more controlled conditions with risk assessments performed. I'd argue the chances of being killed by either of those are miniscule in comparison to going out in the sea in Force 11 winds and then expecting the emergency services to bail you out.

Seeking adrenaline is one thing. Being a pillock is another.

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Top 20 stations for wind gusts in the hour to 2pm, km/h:

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With Cranwell recording 124 km/h, the warnings looked to be in the right ball park for me, and the models, well some were a bit under, some a bit over, as you might expect.

Locally the wind had subsided, now growing stronger again as the main squall line approaches, with some intensification of precipitation going by the radar.

Going a bit dark, here...

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7 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

It'll probably break up as it arrives here and then pep back up when it has passed:

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Yup,  just managed to squeeze through the gap in the middle, very disappointing.

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8 minutes ago, Nick L said:

I don't think that comparison is at all fair. Bungee jumping and sky diving is done under far more controlled conditions with risk assessments performed. I'd argue the chances of being killed by either of those are miniscule in comparison to going out in the sea in Force 11 winds and then expecting the emergency services to bail you out.

Seeking adrenaline is one thing. Being a pillock is another.

Well I do know somebody who got seriously injured from skydiving, that’s why I thought of it as an example, but yea, surfing in these conditions is asking for trouble, I agree. 
remember a few years ago in a Torquay, there was a pretty bad storm coinciding with a high tide, the waves where crashing over the wall. Some kids, decided it was fun to play chicken with the waves, one got caught and just escaped, didn’t learn the lesson though and carried on. 
some people are just a bit mad ?

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