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    My local weather report is predicting snow on Thursday. I hope it does, simply because my daughter has grand plans for the next snow day, involving construction of an igloo and banishing all the teachers from her school so the kids can have an all day snowball fight.

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      The Severn is due to peak this afternoon. Record levels by all accounts.

      The Council have shut the Abbey Foregate carpark and all trains about to be cancelled.

      The Abbey Foregate carpark shutting is rather alarming.

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        Was it Shrewsbury that was on the BBC 10 O'Clock News report last night, when they interviewed a bloke who said that he'd advised his girlfriend to leave her car in a local car park and then immediately cut to the car up to its roof in floodwater?

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          Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
          Was it Shrewsbury that was on the BBC 10 O'Clock News report last night, when they interviewed a bloke who said that he'd advised his girlfriend to leave her car in a local car park and then immediately cut to the car up to its roof in floodwater?
          Yes, it was. Though I suspect it might ex-girlfriend now.

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            If this is storm Jorge, and the last two big ones were Ciara and Dennis (only 3 and 2 weeks ago) what happened to Ellie, Fred, Gina, Humphrey and Ida?

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              It's those cheeky Spaniards, coming up with their own storm names and ignoring UK conventions: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yor...-2003652%3famp

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                Originally posted by Balderdasha View Post
                It's those cheeky Spaniards, coming up with their own storm names and ignoring UK conventions: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.yor...-2003652%3famp
                "The storm was named by the Spanish meteorological agency on Thursday (27 Feb) and is expected to land on UK shores over the weekend.

                This of course means that the name is pronounced ‘hor-hay’ rather than like ‘George’."



                Really?

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                  Until I started looking at that global winds webpage that someone linked to a week or two ago, I had no idea what a windy part of the world I lived in.

                  Is it, actually, the windiest, outside of the Arctic or Antarctic?

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                    The Met Office have just announced that this is the wettest February on record, by quite some distance too.

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                      Fingers crossed the consistent signal for the Azores High ridging up north and indeed over the UK for the 2nd week of March does not dissipate...

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                        Originally posted by Nocturnal Submission View Post
                        The Met Office have just announced that this is the wettest February on record, by quite some distance too.
                        The leap day is more than living up to that so far. Pissing it down right now.

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                          https://twitter.com/Lyricara/status/1233600613428142081

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                            How do you even open the door to get out?

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                              That can't be far from WOM, right?

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                                Not as the crow flies, but a different lake and different weather system.

                                In between, there are places on the NewYork shore of Ontario that got more than two feet of snow in less than 24 hours yesterday

                                SB, my question as well.

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                                  Yeah true. I was just hoping he could hop on his bike and get us some more pics.

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                                    Now on the one hand, you can't be calling off the GAA season when there's a storm every weekend for the past month. But on the other hand, I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like this.

                                    [URL]https://twitter.com/eirSport/status/1233836984671592448[/URL]

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                                      That Nashville tornado was scarily close to where my mom and sister live, but they escaped unharmed. My sister said that just a few streets over had trees down. They are without electricity and my mom's cellphone went to voicemail, but my sister had texted earlier to let me know they were all OK.

                                      I had just spoken to mom yesterday afternoon and she said their weather was quiet and unremarkable. Weather is one of the things we talk about to avoid things like politics. These storms that just pop up out of the blue with little warning are unnerving. 19 people dead. Not much they could have done to save themselves, from what I can tell.

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                                        ‘Kin hell. It hasn’t stopped pissing it down all day (again) and our local stream has flooded, blocking the lane and turning the fields into lakes. There’ll be a few poor sods with flood damage round our way - including the old mill on the River Teise about half a mile away where all the water is headed.

                                        Don’t envy them (3rd time under water this winter!). It’s on the market too: yours for about 800 grand if you fancy living in wellies full-time.

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                                          Originally posted by slackster View Post
                                          ‘Kin hell. It hasn’t stopped pissing it down all day (again) and our local stream has flooded, blocking the lane and turning the fields into lakes. There’ll be a few poor sods with flood damage round our way - including the old mill on the River Teise about half a mile away where all the water is headed.

                                          Don’t envy them (3rd time under water this winter!). It’s on the market too: yours for about 800 grand if you fancy living in wellies full-time.
                                          Yes, south of London has been hit with heavy rain all day. Funnily enough when I was wondering who it might affect I thought that it might be bad for you and the other Kent OTFers in the Weald. We're quite lucky over in Surrey. The Mole floods occasionally around Horley and Leatherhead but the Thames and Wey are usually not too bad.
                                          Last edited by Nocturnal Submission; 06-03-2020, 19:04.

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                                            In the last five minutes I've seen out my window blue skies, snow, hail, and rain.

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                                              And now hail again.

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                                                I was just about to post about the hail here (South London).

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                                                  Originally posted by Ginger Yellow View Post
                                                  In the last five minutes I've seen out my window blue skies, snow, hail, and rain.
                                                  Sounds like it's taken two and a half hours to get from us to you - we had an apocalyptic moment as the winds whipped up, the skies darkened, and it lashed it down, but five minutes later it was sunny and placid as before.

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                                                    It was extremely windy for most all of yesterday, and did some damage locally.

                                                    https://twitter.com/JoyBergmann/status/1246045626846019586

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