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(CNN)   Blimey, Eunice: "High wind speeds is what make wind storms intense"   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-02-18 1:09:05 PM  
CNN with the science. They need to also explain where the white goes when the snow melts, and why meteors always seem to land in meteor craters.
 
2022-02-18 2:54:26 PM  

Squid_for_Brains: CNN with the science. They need to also explain where the white goes when the snow melts, and why meteors always seem to land in meteor craters.


I saw a story on there today that felt the need to explain why one of the coldest developed nations in the world excels at winter sports.
 
2022-02-18 2:55:21 PM  
LOL The John Madden of weathermen (and yes, I loved Madden).

///"at the end of the game the team with the most points on the board is going to win."
 
2022-02-18 2:56:08 PM  
winds as high as 122 miles per hours (mph)


Yawn!  That's good kite-flying weather.
 
2022-02-18 2:59:44 PM  

RaptorLC: Squid_for_Brains: CNN with the science. They need to also explain where the white goes when the snow melts, and why meteors always seem to land in meteor craters.

I saw a story on there today that felt the need to explain why one of the coldest developed nations in the world excels at winter sports.


They're speaking the language of their intended audience. If it's too dumb for you then you probably shouldn't be watching CNN.
 
2022-02-18 3:00:12 PM  
That's how they get you - oh sure, you get worried about the high wind speeds, and you're on the lookout for them, but then, when you least expect it, you feel a draft coming while you're at the rest area late at night. You can't see anything, because it's so dark hanging out there behind the dumpsters, you just hear the sound of passing traffic, but you feel a slight hint of wind down yonder (barely a breath!), and BAM, just like that, the next thing you know you're getting blown.

Away, I mean blown away.  Yeah...
 
2022-02-18 3:00:23 PM  
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2022-02-18 3:01:15 PM  
Yes, it was fairly windy in England today. It didn't seem as bad as 1987, though.

Near where I work we've already lost a couple of big old trees this winter. I am expecting that any of our trees that are likely to get blown down have done so already.
 
2022-02-18 3:01:18 PM  
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2022-02-18 3:02:50 PM  
Clarke and Dawe - Cyclone Malcolm. This is a Watch and Act Warning.
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2022-02-18 3:05:22 PM  
"A large tree fell after high winds battered an area of Battersea, London on Friday. "

C'mon CNN, this is lame even for you.
 
2022-02-18 3:06:36 PM  
Their offshore wind farms must be really pumping out those watts!
 
2022-02-18 3:07:30 PM  

allears: RaptorLC: Squid_for_Brains: CNN with the science. They need to also explain where the white goes when the snow melts, and why meteors always seem to land in meteor craters.

I saw a story on there today that felt the need to explain why one of the coldest developed nations in the world excels at winter sports.

They're speaking the language of their intended audience. If it's too dumb for you then you probably shouldn't be watching CNN.


That's why I watch BBC and Sky News.
 
2022-02-18 3:14:22 PM  
I heard on the radio news earlier that someone in Ireland and two people in England were killed by a falling tree.

/Must have been a big-ass tree.
 
2022-02-18 3:15:39 PM  
Started watching the Heathrow livestream of planes attempting to land in the weather. 30 minutes in and two aborted their landings. It's so fascinating to watch! There's likely a lot streaky underwear on those flights.
 
2022-02-18 3:17:20 PM  
It's the right season for this, I suppose: https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/c/tents
 
2022-02-18 3:23:47 PM  

Squid_for_Brains: CNN with the science. They need to also explain where the white goes when the snow melts, and why meteors always seem to land in meteor craters.


Oddly enough, they dont seem to on Earth because the atmosphere tends to blow them up and cause the craters and the remaining bits tend to go elsewhere. The meteor crater in Arizona isnt the landing spot. They think that the meteor crater in Odessa Texas was caused by one of the fragments from the Arizona crater. They dug down through thousands of feet of rock that had been crushed into fine dust in Odessa looking for the meteor and found nothing.This surprised the people digging and the people paying them to dig at the time. They did find bits of what is probably that meteor at and near the surface dirt from about 20 miles away to several hundred miles away. So I guess you could think of most  middle sized meteors that hit earths atmosphere like skipping stones that hit the surface and leave a ripple and move on.
 
2022-02-18 3:28:27 PM  

SusanY: Yes, it was fairly windy in England today. It didn't seem as bad as 1987, though.

Near where I work we've already lost a couple of big old trees this winter. I am expecting that any of our trees that are likely to get blown down have done so already.


Me and my coworker spent all day in the office going through the phases, scared in the morning, then wondering if this was it, not as powerful as we thought, he left early at 4, calls me 5 minutes later in tears because as he was driving home a tree fell down and crushed the car behind him. Killed a passenger, driver in hospital.

I guess it doesn't really matter how strong it is, or weak, if it kills one person then it's the worst day, and can ruin a lot of lives.
 
2022-02-18 3:38:11 PM  
It's not THAT the wind is a blowin' it's what the wind is a blowin'
 
2022-02-18 3:41:45 PM  
Where's that stoic English dignity?

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2022-02-18 3:43:11 PM  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's the right season for this, I suppose: https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/c/tents


Ask for Richard the Third. He'll tell you that now is the winter of our discount tents.
 
2022-02-18 3:45:17 PM  
No, low pressure is what makes a storm intense.

And storm surge is what makes it dangerous.
 
2022-02-18 3:52:31 PM  

iron de havilland: I heard on the radio news earlier that someone in Ireland and two people in England were killed by a falling tree.

/Must have been a big ass-tree.


FTFY 🧐
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2022-02-18 3:59:06 PM  

Slypork: We Ate the Necco Wafers: It's the right season for this, I suppose: https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/c/tents

Ask for Richard the Third. He'll tell you that now is the winter of our discount tents.


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I kid- this comment deserves way more love. Brava/o, good sir and/or madam.
 
2022-02-18 6:06:29 PM  
I had to put a rabid gazebo out of its misery earlier.

It was rampaging down the street trying to attack cars and eventually a house.  Couple of neighbours had it pinned down, so I grabbed my Stanley knife and cut all of its vital connections.

Poor thing was so broken it was the least I could do.
 
2022-02-18 6:17:37 PM  
"Must have been a big-ass tree."

Trees can get pretty big...  one of the trees near my workplace that came down earlier in the year was about 1.5m diameter, over 10m high. It took a team of tree surgeons all day to cut it into pieces with chainsaws and load it onto a truck. I now have an ample supply of firewood, as I was around on site (I was checking if our buildings had suffered storm damge) to ask nicely for just a small piece of it.

You would not want to be underneath that tree when it fell down. Luckily, it didn't fall on anyone, or our buildings on site.
 
2022-02-18 6:23:07 PM  

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I hadn't seen that.
For those not getting it, the storm names were all politicians.  The weatherman often played the PM.

/The front fell off
 
2022-02-18 7:23:00 PM  

Quigley_Wyatt: iron de havilland: I heard on the radio news earlier that someone in Ireland and two people in England were killed by a falling tree.

/Must have been a big ass-tree.

FTFY 🧐
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Heh, exactly what I was playing for 👍
 
2022-02-18 7:23:57 PM  

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This is in my parent's city earlier today.
Kozijn valt uit woonflat de Arend
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