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jack.h...@gmail.com

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Nov 25, 2021, 10:59:37 AM11/25/21
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They are so unusual these days that I feel the need to mention today's that went badly adrift up here in N.Scotland.  Maybe I misheard or misinterpreted but I had anticipated even as late as the  0800 update  that it would be fine and sunny.  Carol on BBC even mentioned excellent visibility.

The reality was very different.  Thickening cloud from the north (I would have presumed a front but the noon chart didn't show anything) and decidedly hazy with visibility scarcely 10 kms.

Of course I realise that forecasts can go wrong and today was perhaps the 1 in 20 that did.  Let's hope Friday and Saturday, with forecasts of bitter strong northerly winds, are also wrong.

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Jack

Freddie

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Nov 26, 2021, 9:24:24 AM11/26/21
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Looks wild up there this afternoon, Jack.  Kinloss gusting 53 knots and Lossie 64 knots.  Both with mean speeds of 38 knots.  Not nice.

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Freddie
Alcaston
Shropshire
148m AMSL

Graham Easterling

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Nov 26, 2021, 12:29:56 PM11/26/21
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Not particularly pleasant here. Gusts of 50-55mph out at Lands End.

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Looks likes some exciting weather ahead, for quite a few.

Graham
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Len

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Nov 26, 2021, 4:02:36 PM11/26/21
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Strange but the wind dropped here this afternoon.
I wondered what wind?

We are now been bombarded by hail showers.

Wind forecast to return with a vengeance between 0300 and 0900.

We shall see.
Interesting meteorology.

Len
Wembury

Graham Easterling

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Nov 27, 2021, 4:15:23 AM11/27/21
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I rather liked the way that DB forecast winds up to storm 10 along the north coast along with VG visibility. With his background he should know better.

As far as Cornwall's concerned no big swell associated with this gale, only 10' or so of locally wind generated wave, hence it being pretty flat on the south coast. 
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Very small tides as well. The swell was much bigger a couple of weeks back when you could surf along the harbour wall at Newlyn.

It is, needless to say, very very rough out there.

Graham
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jack.h...@gmail.com

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Nov 27, 2021, 4:45:47 AM11/27/21
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Freddie :  Looks wild up there

The overnight storm damage. My windsock pole snapped.  Why a windsock?  Three reasons.

A lot of birds nest in the garden and I had seen far too many first solo crashes (much appreciated though by cat Bertie).
I am under the downwind leg to Inverness runway 23 and those easyJet pilots (my son is one!) need every help they can get.
I can (well could) lie in bed and watch the wind.

Jack
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