Anonymous Storm - Anyone Else Getting A Buffetting?

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Nomad64

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These day’s any puff of wind worth it’s salt seems to get a name but here perched on a hill in Mid - Wales we are getting a bit of a buffetting from an anonymous storm which has constant 40 mph winds gusting to 50 mph.

Have got used to winds gusting much higher but not the constant high wind.

No trees down so far but not a day to be out in the woods. :(
 

Kepis

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aye, a bit blustery down here on the Sussex coast, nothing more than a good winter blow though
 
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John Fenna

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Down in North Pembs we are catching it too... no trees down but a few twigs etc.
I was to be out in the woods tonight but am playing it safe and staying at home until tomorrow as the forecast is 50mph gusting 60mph for tonight's weather...
 

SaraR

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I use a sailing weather site, but the one you suggest is much better, really useful. Thanks for that Sara. :thumbsup:
We use it for preparing weather updates for colleagues in tent camps in remote places. It's great because you can type in their GPS location and get a fairly accurate forecast and also check for "exciting" weather heading their way.
 

Janne

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Naming storms is a very new thing.
Makes them important, and dangerous.
’ I survived storm Snowflake’ on the t-shirt kind of thing.

Similar to the today hugely popular ’wind chill factor’
Like I go out during winter stark naked.........
 

sunndog

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We've gotta stop naming weather.

It's as windy as usual up here in Buxton.....its windy. It doesn't need a name and to be asked it's gender identity lol
 
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saxonaxe

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" We've gotta stop naming weather. "....:D

The original idea made sense, at least I thought so anyway. The first Atlantic Depression of each year to reach Hurricane strength was given a name...beginning with A, next one got B, Hurricane Brenda or any name beginning with B. It made it easy to refer to.... eg: Hurricane Carla 1961 and know that C was 3rd Hurricane of the year, 1961. ( I was 5 days in that one, that's why I chose it... ...:D

A simple name and year seems a lot easier when researching or recording than a long string of figures of a reference number, but I have the IQ of a chocolate mouse, so others may disagree.

All went swimmingly until someone decided that giving nasty weather a ladies name was politically not on, fair enough, so the names alternated male/Female. But now the world needs drama, we are all going to die from bacon sandwiches, freeze or bake to death depending on your point of view on Climate change, so bad weather cannot just be that. Come on now, which is more dramatic?..... It's going to be very windy with possible structural damage...or Stand by Government Red Warning, Storm Harold is gonna rip yer roof off...:laugh:
 
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sunndog

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" We've gotta stop naming weather. "....:D

The original idea made sense, at least I thought so anyway. The first Atlantic Depression of each year to reach Hurricane strength was given a name...beginning with A, next one got B, Hurricane Brenda or any name beginning with B. It made it easy to refer to.... eg: Hurricane Carla 1961 and know that C was 3rd Hurricane of the year, 1961. ( I was 5 days in that one, that's why I chose it... ...:D

A simple name and year seems a lot easier when researching or recording than a long string of figures of a reference number, but I have the IQ of a chocolate mouse, so others may disagree.

All went swimmingly until someone decided that giving nasty weather a ladies name was politically not on, fair enough, so the names alternated male/Female. But now the world needs drama, we are all going to die from bacon sandwiches, freeze or bake to death depending on your point of view on Climate change, so bad weather cannot just be that. Come on now, which is more dramatic?..... It's going to be very windy with possible structural damage...or Stand by Government Red Warning, Storm Harold is gonna rip yer roof off...:laugh:


Oh aye name hurricanes for sure thats understandable. They are naming an 'event' there

It was a bit windy when i woke up and calmed down by lunch. Naming that is obvious nonsense lol

*note
Hurricanes should be named after ladies because they are wet and wild when they arrive but leave devastation in their wake.....its a compliment when you think about it :)
 

SaraR

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Similar to the today hugely popular ’wind chill factor’.
That always annoys me too. -10*C and no wind and -1*C and strong wind is not the same and I'd rather be told the actual temperature and wind speed rather than a "with wind chill" number.
 

rich d2

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Naming storms (not hurricanes) is relatively new isn’t it, seems like its Only started in the last few years. Didn’t it start after a particularly bad storm that killed something like 15 people - seems fair enough.
The media reporting weather as news is a different topic though
 

Janne

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Even in Sweden they name storms, and issues coloured warnings and such....

Weird humanity has survived without this.

Living in Hurricane Alley, we tend to keep an eye on the weather forecast. But to be frank, it is a bit ridiculous. Apart from the nirmal stuff, like removing loose things from the garden, there is not much you can do.
All it does is to frighten people, specially newly arrived expats.
 

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