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    #76
    Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

    As bizarre data visualisations go, this one from the Beeb takes the (dog) biscuit.

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      #77
      Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

      While hoping everyone in Washington and Maryland etc are all safe, warm and well, I'd love 2 foot of snow. We haven't had anything like that in Lancashire in about 5 years, just incessant rain.

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        #78
        Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

        So, this is turning out to be pretty serious.

        We have at least a foot of snow now and are expecting another six inches or so. Steady wind of more than 20 mph, with gusts over 40

        They are suspending all overground subway service this afternoon.

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          #79
          Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

          I'm in New York at the moment, as it happens. Had a lovely morning walking up to Central Park (from my hotel on W46th), potttering about cooing to myself about how lovely it all is, before deciding fuck this I'm cold and wet, and retreating to the hotel to sit and drink rum in bed.

          Still, it was nice to walk around Manhattan with barely a soul in sight.

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            #80
            Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

            george, are you Tom Hardy? I heard from a friend that he was in CP pottering about this morning.

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              #81
              Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

              Greenwich Village

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                #82
                Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                We are probably somewhere in the 12-18 inch range at the moment. The tyke and I went out to play in the snow this morning, but since then it has gotten more blizzard-like here.

                Warnings go through 6am tomorrow, so 2 feet is definitely possible. It's going to take me hours to dig out tomorrow, and I've got no idea how long it will take before they get the roads cleared. A couple more days inside then.

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                  #83
                  Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                  Normally I'd put this in the maps thread, but NYC's PlowNYC site contains real time mapping info that could be useful and/or interesting.

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                    #84
                    Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                    A bit down the drive from us, yesterday:

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                      #85
                      Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                      Forecast in Montreal is rain and +4C, so all this American snow is going to melt away quickly in the next couple of days.

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                        #86
                        Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                        The storm is about to hit the UK (and Ireland, obviously) tomorrow morning. It looks like the west and north of the country is going to get the worst of the rain, especially Wales. The wind is going to be pretty bad everywhere, though.

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                          #87
                          Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                          Every winter New Jersey never fails to surprise with its ability to screw up in the annual winter storms. Typically they run out of salt and end up putting pickle juice on the roads.

                          This time my friend tells me they basically had to dig two ploughs out on his street and then turned up with a frontloader.



                          The state is so clearly run by a bunch of bandits it is incredible.

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                            #88
                            Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                            Couldn't they evaporate the pickle juice to get more salt?

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                              #89
                              Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                              And why not use pepper if they run out of salt?

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                                #90
                                Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                I am not sure why they always go the pickle juice way. My colleague finds the Garden State Parkway punishing on his sinuses every year.

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                                  #91
                                  Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                  As long as the streets are clear in time for my Fresh Direct delivery on Wednesday, I don't care.

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                                    #92
                                    Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                    Storm Imogen currently battering the South-west of England and South Wales. Sea states in the West have been described as "Phenomenal" which is the highest description the Met Office has. Apparently this storm was predicted in 1971 when John Lennon wrote the line "Imogen there's no Devon".

                                    I'll get my coat.

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                                      #93
                                      Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                      Haha!

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                                        #94
                                        Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                        Femme Folle wrote: As long as the streets are clear in time for my Fresh Direct delivery on Wednesday, I don't care.
                                        Were they?

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                                          #95
                                          Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                          Well we're having weird and wonderful weather in dear old blighty at the moment. Loads of spherics with loads of cells appearing and lots of thunderstorms going off left right and centre.....and it's been like this for a good week or so. There is a heavy band of rain over central London at the moment but the Midlands is really taking a bettering at the moment with more lightening strikes than you can shake a stick at.

                                          Sunday evening I witnessed a battle between a cell sinking south and the sea air going north (the cell won) and today it's going off all over the place.

                                          Anybody else got thunder at the moment?

                                          Netweather radar

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                                            #96
                                            Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                            with more lightening strikes than you can shake a stick at.
                                            Surely shaking a stick at lightning is a fairly bad idea anyway?

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                                              #97
                                              Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                              Well the heatwave has broken over parts of Cumbria and western parts of Scotland. Quite some storm out there with some incredible lightening being detected.

                                              In the south of England though all is calm, although something is moving up slowly from Normandy.

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                                                #98
                                                Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                                My app is telling me thunderstorms in London at 5pm-6pm. I didn't bring a brolly, because quite frankly I'm looking forward to being soaked. These last few days have been miserable and I cannot sleep.

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                                                  #99
                                                  Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                                  Ginger Yellow wrote: My app is telling me thunderstorms in London at 5pm-6pm. I didn't bring a brolly, because quite frankly I'm looking forward to being soaked. These last few days have been miserable and I cannot sleep.
                                                  Yes, this. Three hours' sleep a night at the moment.

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                                                    Storm in a tea cup: The weather thread

                                                    All the apps and websites told us thunderstorms late afternoon here (N.East) too...but it is currently as dark as Theresa May's soul, and a few large drops have already smacked off the window.

                                                    Really glad I didn't do as intended and go for a 25 miler this morning 'to avoid the storms'

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