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(The Week UK)   London's flood barrier used more in last 10 weeks than it was from 1982 to 1998   (theweek.co.uk) divider line 25
    More: Scary, Thames Barrier, flood barriers, separation barrier, Environment Agency  
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2014-02-12 08:15:32 AM  
Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.
 
2014-02-12 08:23:49 AM  

Cormee: Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.


It's not much better over on this side of the Atlantic.  Northeast US is currently staring down it's 4th snow storm in 2 weeks.
 
2014-02-12 08:33:44 AM  

Driedsponge: Cormee: Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.

It's not much better over on this side of the Atlantic.  Northeast US is currently staring down it's 4th snow storm in 2 weeks.


pretty much normal here in ottawa -24 C but the sun is out.
 
2014-02-12 08:35:13 AM  
Awaiting Dick Durkin references...
 
2014-02-12 08:42:46 AM  
Meanwhile in Cork, Ireland

www.youghalonline.com
 
2014-02-12 08:43:10 AM  
Kinda glad I've skipped the UK almost entirely this year.

Hullo from sunny Tasmania :)
 
2014-02-12 08:46:11 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Meanwhile in Cork, Ireland

[www.youghalonline.com image 570x379]


f1.thejournal.ie
 
2014-02-12 08:48:13 AM  
So London is drowning? Anybody here live by the river?
 
2014-02-12 09:00:51 AM  
I saw a woman use the sneeze guard at a Shoney's one time. Does that count?
 
2014-02-12 09:03:37 AM  

Tricky Chicken: So London is drowning? Anybody here live by the river?


London itself is fine, the Thames barrier is working perfectly.

There's quite a few flooding problems further up the river though
 
2014-02-12 09:13:28 AM  

Cormee: Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.


I was wondering about an hour ago what the weather was like in Ireland with this current storm.

EINN 121400Z 26058G79KT 2000 R24/1600D R06/1000D SHRA FEW006 BKN012 BKN018CB 04/03 Q0965

This is a METAR (weather observation) from Shannon Ireland. This first bolded part shows that the winds are from the west at 67MPH with gusts up to 91MPH. I has been like that for over an hour. The second bolded part is the surface pressure, which was 4mb lower 30 minutes prior (960mb). That is equivalent of a category 3 hurricane.

Pretty impressive stuff.
 
2014-02-12 09:21:13 AM  

Tricky Chicken: So London is drowning? Anybody here live by the river?


static.guim.co.uk
 
2014-02-12 09:30:16 AM  
Here's to random and arbitrary comparisons.

I blew my nose yesterday more times than I did in the previous 6 months combined.

I had 5 more kids between the years of 2007 and 2012 than I had between the years 1980 and 2006.

I spanked the monkey more times one cold and lonely day in November 1993 than in the entirety of 2007.
 
2014-02-12 09:34:50 AM  

Smokey the Bare: Cormee: Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.

I was wondering about an hour ago what the weather was like in Ireland with this current storm.

EINN 121400Z 26058G79KT 2000 R24/1600D R06/1000D SHRA FEW006 BKN012 BKN018CB 04/03 Q0965

This is a METAR (weather observation) from Shannon Ireland. This first bolded part shows that the winds are from the west at 67MPH with gusts up to 91MPH. I has been like that for over an hour. The second bolded part is the surface pressure, which was 4mb lower 30 minutes prior (960mb). That is equivalent of a category 3 hurricane.

Pretty impressive stuff.


It's not too bad here in Dublin, but the Atlantic coast, the west side of the country, is taking a battering, yet again. Winds of up to 160kph are expected in some places. They've born the brunt of all three storms.

Have a look at  http://www.lahinchsurfshop.com/lahinch-web-cam-271257cm1.html  (refresh until you get a picture - takes a while) that's normally a lovely quiet beach where kids learn to surf.

I'm trying to convince my wife to take a road-trip to the west coast this weekend to have a look, I'd say it's spectacular.
 
2014-02-12 09:45:24 AM  

Tricky Chicken: So London is drowning? Anybody here live by the river?


Does down by the river count?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-12 10:07:35 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Meanwhile in Cork, Ireland

[www.youghalonline.com image 570x379]


Wow, that's a real Cork soaker.
 
2014-02-12 10:16:09 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Meanwhile in Cork, Ireland

[www.youghalonline.com image 570x379]


Crap...I've been drunk on that street.

On the upside, I could probably sail right into Clonakilty now.
 
2014-02-12 10:18:17 AM  

Cormee: Smokey the Bare: Cormee: Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.

I was wondering about an hour ago what the weather was like in Ireland with this current storm.

EINN 121400Z 26058G79KT 2000 R24/1600D R06/1000D SHRA FEW006 BKN012 BKN018CB 04/03 Q0965

This is a METAR (weather observation) from Shannon Ireland. This first bolded part shows that the winds are from the west at 67MPH with gusts up to 91MPH. I has been like that for over an hour. The second bolded part is the surface pressure, which was 4mb lower 30 minutes prior (960mb). That is equivalent of a category 3 hurricane.

Pretty impressive stuff.

It's not too bad here in Dublin, but the Atlantic coast, the west side of the country, is taking a battering, yet again. Winds of up to 160kph are expected in some places. They've born the brunt of all three storms.

Have a look at  http://www.lahinchsurfshop.com/lahinch-web-cam-271257cm1.html  (refresh until you get a picture - takes a while) that's normally a lovely quiet beach where kids learn to surf.

I'm trying to convince my wife to take a road-trip to the west coast this weekend to have a look, I'd say it's spectacular.


I would imagine it's possible to feel the Cliffs of Moher vibrating a bit. Best to go down the hill to Doolin for a pint...assuming Doolin's still there.
 
2014-02-12 11:09:30 AM  
Northeast US/Coast hasn't been bad in terms of extreme storms, but rather its been a constant pattern of smaller-medium sized storms, without a break in between (and no warming period between to melt off the previous accumulation).


Pick your poison i guess between a year with two blizzards with 40 degree days between, or a full winter of 20 degree days and 6" snowfall once a week.
 
2014-02-12 11:55:12 AM  

Valiente: Cormee: Smokey the Bare: Cormee: Here in Ireland we're currently having our third storm in three weeks. The weather is shiate over this side of the Atlantic at the moment.

I was wondering about an hour ago what the weather was like in Ireland with this current storm.

EINN 121400Z 26058G79KT 2000 R24/1600D R06/1000D SHRA FEW006 BKN012 BKN018CB 04/03 Q0965

This is a METAR (weather observation) from Shannon Ireland. This first bolded part shows that the winds are from the west at 67MPH with gusts up to 91MPH. I has been like that for over an hour. The second bolded part is the surface pressure, which was 4mb lower 30 minutes prior (960mb). That is equivalent of a category 3 hurricane.

Pretty impressive stuff.

It's not too bad here in Dublin, but the Atlantic coast, the west side of the country, is taking a battering, yet again. Winds of up to 160kph are expected in some places. They've born the brunt of all three storms.

Have a look at  http://www.lahinchsurfshop.com/lahinch-web-cam-271257cm1.html  (refresh until you get a picture - takes a while) that's normally a lovely quiet beach where kids learn to surf.

I'm trying to convince my wife to take a road-trip to the west coast this weekend to have a look, I'd say it's spectacular.

I would imagine it's possible to feel the Cliffs of Moher vibrating a bit. Best to go down the hill to Doolin for a pint...assuming Doolin's still there.


A pint and a chowder, beside the fire! Getting home would be hairy though.
 
2014-02-12 01:05:33 PM  
Lucky they built that thing. Paid for itself many times over no doubt
 
2014-02-12 01:05:46 PM  
That's what you get for building on a river

/sheesh
 
2014-02-12 02:42:27 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Meanwhile in Cork, Ireland

[www.youghalonline.com image 570x379]


"Put a Cork in it."

Don't put IT in Cork.
 
2014-02-12 03:31:36 PM  
It's gwobal warming.  Even though the earth is billions of years old and recordable history, several hundred, we know it's gwobal warming!
 
2014-02-12 07:48:09 PM  

gorgon38: Lucky they built that thing. Paid for itself many times over no doubt


Indeed, and definitely worth a visit when you are in London.
 
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