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Weather - or not!

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Re: Weather - or not!

#841 Post by lewist » September 20th, 2012, 8:25 am

Latest post of the previous page:

Back to serious stuff. :sad:

Yesterday there was rime on the Velux window when I went through for my shower; today, although it's grey, there's a good view of Braeriach and the dusting of snow on the top. Winter is on its way.
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#842 Post by Alan C. » October 26th, 2012, 12:18 pm

We got our first blizzard this morning, Northerly gale, hail and snow, 0% centigrade :cross:
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#843 Post by Gottard » October 26th, 2012, 2:33 pm

Alan C, if that may be of comfort to you, here on the Alps started raining and snow is falling down to 1000 mt; Human Light day is near!
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#844 Post by Sel » October 26th, 2012, 3:21 pm

While we are whining....had 6-7 inches of snow on Tuesday and it is -8°C here this AM. Should warm up again by Sunday to about 5°C.
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#845 Post by Nick » October 26th, 2012, 3:23 pm

Time to start waxing the skis...... :D

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#846 Post by Fia » October 26th, 2012, 10:03 pm

It's reached here too, Alan and Sel. Could do without the white stuff in October :sad:

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#847 Post by Carja » October 27th, 2012, 12:17 am

Well, I was going to complain about our weather going from a high of 77F/25C yesterday to a high of 52F/11C today, but after reading the last several posts, I'm just going to shut up.
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#848 Post by Tetenterre » October 27th, 2012, 7:24 am

At least it's clear! First observing opportunity here for weeks (even though it will be blighted by a nearly full Moon).
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#849 Post by Marian » October 28th, 2012, 8:17 pm

Hurricane Sandy is scheduled to hit the East Coast of the US by 2am tonight. Emergency warnings have been issued for NYC. Slightly closer to home, preparing for heavy and steady rain for about 3 days with very high winds. oh yay! Still, at least it isn't a blizzard...
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#850 Post by Alan H » October 28th, 2012, 8:23 pm

Oh dear! I heard the name Sandy mentioned, but I had no idea it was the name of a hurricane! Batten down the hatches!
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#851 Post by Marian » October 28th, 2012, 8:27 pm

Weather 'experts" are indicating that this one might be like Hurricane Irene of some years ago. I'll wait and see. I heard along the coast that people couldn't buy water and bread etc. Guess they're battening down alright. :smile:
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#852 Post by Alan H » October 28th, 2012, 8:32 pm

Let's hope they don't get arrested for not communicating the risk properly!
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#853 Post by Dave B » October 28th, 2012, 8:43 pm

Or get blamed for being too apocalyptic if it all fizzles out.

However, unfortunately, with Sandy coming in from the East and another major storm meeting it from the west it seems that may not be much of a hope.

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#854 Post by Marian » October 28th, 2012, 8:49 pm

Alan H wrote:Let's hope they don't get arrested for not communicating the risk properly!
Clear communication is key, isn't it?

Dave, I suppose it's better to be on the apocolyptic side just in case. Either way, I wouldn't want to be a weather forecaster. They get no end of teasing. Nice snapshot of the upcoming storm!
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#855 Post by Alan H » October 28th, 2012, 9:40 pm

Marian wrote:
Alan H wrote:Let's hope they don't get arrested for not communicating the risk properly!
Clear communication is key, isn't it?
I take you've heard about the Italian earthquake scientists who were jailed for six years last week?
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#856 Post by Gottard » October 29th, 2012, 3:04 pm

Alan H wrote:]I take you've heard about the Italian earthquake scientists who were jailed for six years last week?
We better wait as the judgement papers have not been released yet. Rumours talk that scientists delivered the correct "warning" to the head of protection service (fire brigade) and this last recommended (or ordered) scientists to conceal the truth for fear of uncontrolled tumult; in other words: better dead than run outside and clog :sad2: roads.
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#857 Post by Dave B » October 29th, 2012, 5:39 pm

Gottard wrote:
Alan H wrote:]I take you've heard about the Italian earthquake scientists who were jailed for six years last week?
We better wait as the judgement papers have not been released yet. Rumours talk that scientists delivered the correct "warning" to the head of protection service (fire brigade) and this last recommended (or ordered) scientists to conceal the truth for fear of uncontrolled tumult; in other words: better dead than run outside and clog :sad2: roads.
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#858 Post by Sel » October 30th, 2012, 1:49 pm

Bureaucrats...gotta luv 'em. Our West Coast experienced a 7.7 earthquake on Saturday. Locals in small towns like Bella Coola headed for higher ground without waiting for the tsunami warning from the British Columbia government. That warning came more than an hour after the quake!. The first warnings actually came from the Americans - within minutes of the quake. Towns up and down the Inside Passage needed to head to high ground much sooner than an hour!!!!

The explanation from the bureaucrats: "We have a priority list for informing folks of tsunami warnings: first our own committee members, secondly government, thirdly the RCMP and lastly...the public!!!!!!!" This took over an hour. If the quake had been one with vertical motion, folks along the coast would have been inundated with water and if they had not felt the shaking they would have had no warning. As luck would have it, no significant tsunami was formed.

The old cover your ass crap yet again.
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#859 Post by Gottard » October 30th, 2012, 2:46 pm

Sel wrote: The explanation from the bureaucrats: "We have a priority list for informing folks of tsunami warnings: first our own committee members, secondly government, thirdly the RCMP and lastly...the public!!!!!!!" This took over an hour.
Don't they know that in the 21st century they can send one multi-addressed message to all concerned? It only takes 30 seconds!
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#860 Post by Sel » October 30th, 2012, 3:00 pm

Gottard wrote: Ho yea, may be the senior must authorize the junior to release the info. to the apprentice! (...the Italian style)
I think you have hit the nail squarely on the head. :headbang:
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#861 Post by Carja » October 31st, 2012, 2:06 pm

On "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC this morning, it was brought up that we had an average of 7 named (severe or big enough to be given a name) storms in the 70's and that average has gone up to 18 named storms in 2012. It is recommened that when they start to rebuild on the east coast line, that they back things further away from the actual coast line, since it will be shrinking as time goes by.

Here in Michigan, we are getting some of the effects of Sandy. Rain and wind with strong wind gusts at times. Not too bad for us though. Plus, since we have a lot of lake effect weather, we are rather used to the rain and wind.
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