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Storm Factory causing Stormageddon!
02-04-2014, 06:39 PM #1
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The latest batch of bad weather has been branded "stormageddon"

Last month's 'polar vortex' over US and the jet stream blamed for non-stop barrage of wind and rain

BRITAIN'S weather woes will continue this week with yet more rain, high seas and 70mph winds battering the country thanks to what has been described as a "storm factory" in the Atlantic Ocean.

After the wettest January on record and a weekend in which the Environment Agency continued to issue flood alerts, the Met Office warned that the outlook for the rest of February remains unsettled.

Andrew Barrett, a storm expert from the University of Reading, told The Guardian that the unprecedented wet spell has been caused by an unusual alignment of air masses.

"There's effectively a storm factory over the Atlantic," he said. "[It's] caused by cold polar air pressing up against warm, tropical air, causing weather systems to form. These have then been steered across Britain by a strong jet stream."

The latest batch of bad weather has been branded "stormageddon" by the Daily Star, which strikes a Biblical note, warning its readers to prepare for "the final deluge that will sink Britain". damned.gif

Coastal towns in the South West have already been experiencing the effects of the latest wave of storms, and the Daily Mail reports that seals have been discovered in suburban gardens and town centres after being washed inland by the storms.

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02-04-2014, 06:54 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Extreme doesn't even begin to describe it. damned.gif What the devil?
02-04-2014, 07:05 PM #3
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the final deluge that will sink Britain

shocked.gif That's a pretty dramatic statement, but the weather pattern hasn't set itself up like this in a long time.
If this becomes the norm every winter it may be time to rethink everything.

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02-04-2014, 10:10 PM #4
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The skiing has been great so far. coffeetime.gif:ski:yankees.gif

Biere.
02-04-2014, 10:17 PM #5
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chuckle.gif Not so good here. Our measly 4 inches compacted to one after we hit plus degrees. bored.gif
02-04-2014, 10:27 PM #6
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We had 8 inches last night, getting 6 more tonight, and maybe over 20 on Sunday.

Biere.
02-05-2014, 02:14 AM #7
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Not had snow here yet just rain and wind causing flooding. gaah.gif Snow would be welcome about now.

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02-05-2014, 03:30 AM #8
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(02-04-2014, 06:54 PM)Octo Wrote:  Extreme doesn't even begin to describe it. damned.gif What the devil?

Is Northern Russia really having a worst in 70 years winter?

The lower 48 are on track for a 3rd or 4th worst of the last 30 years.
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02-05-2014, 06:23 AM #9
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Hi NODOOM,

Wow!!!,,,if Britain is going to sink,,,

you need to find a boat buddy,,,

scope out the nearest biggest boat you can find,,,

and get ready to head there,,,

personally,,,I would go for one of the expensive ones...

(:X
02-05-2014, 10:43 AM #10
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(02-05-2014, 06:23 AM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  Hi NODOOM,

Wow!!!,,,if Britain is going to sink,,,

you need to find a boat buddy,,,

scope out the nearest biggest boat you can find,,,

and get ready to head there,,,

personally,,,I would go for one of the expensive ones...

(:X

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02-05-2014, 11:07 AM #11
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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chuckle.gif That's doable.

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02-05-2014, 11:25 AM #12
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Good morning JR İmage

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02-05-2014, 05:53 PM #13
Octo Mother Superior
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(02-05-2014, 03:30 AM)オタマジャクシ Wrote:  
(02-04-2014, 06:54 PM)Octo Wrote:  Extreme doesn't even begin to describe it. damned.gif What the devil?

Is Northern Russia really having a worst in 70 years winter?

The lower 48 are on track for a 3rd or 4th worst of the last 30 years.

Not that I know. I've not seen anything in the news about it and I don't normally keep track of the weather in Northern Russia. Sure it's cold, but it doesn't look like anything extreme for that neighborhood.
02-06-2014, 12:53 AM #14
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Storm leaves Dawlish railway line dangling

The railway line at Dawlish in Devon is left hanging in mid-air after storms ripped away supporting ballast, wrecking up to 150ft (46m) of track.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26048813

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26044428

Strike Four on Saturday is an absolute monster, forecast to be the largest and perhaps most damaging yet with poor surfing prospects. Similar to today’s storm it’s likely to do little but wreak havoc on already hard pressed communities in Northern Europe. It’s hard to maintain unbridled passion for surf in the face of severe coastal destruction. Take a moment to reflect on the damage and, perhaps, hope that enough is enough for this winter at least.

The story of these recent swells is one of coastal destruction. Where Hercules set up prime surfing conditions in much of Europe, these storms which followed have brought little in the way of great surf for most of us. Instead we’ve witnessed the continuing rapid erosion of sand and cliffs, direct damage to structures and buildings, and ongoing coastal flooding. Much of this is attributed only indirectly to the giant waves but much more a function of huge astronomical tides (caused by the alignment of moon and sun and the moon being particularly close to the Earth) and as importantly a large storm surge.

This surge is set up by three main mechanisms associated with the giant storms that have created such large waves and strong winds: the first is simply the low pressure in the storm lifting the surface of the water above its normal level. Secondly the wind (gusting up to 90mph near the coast here) creates a ‘wind set-up’ – simply pushing water in front of it towards the coast. Thirdly the waves themselves generate a rise in the sea level as they break in shallow water. Where the past couple of storms have seen tides near their absolute maximum, today’s storm arrived with a more typical spring range tide. None the less taking these extra effects into consideration we saw coastal defences breached and considerable additional damage.

http://magicseaweed.com/news/atlantic-st...ming/6057/

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02-06-2014, 12:55 AM #15
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