Storm Erik - minmal impact (so far) N.Scotland (piccie)

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Jack Harrison

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Feb 8, 2019, 2:12:07 PM2/8/19
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Moray Coast from Burghead lookiong towards Lossiemoth (where there is a fire of unknown cause)

Just one light shower during daylight.  Winds <20 knots except for occasional gusts.  Wind stronger this evening.


Jack


Graham Easterling

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Feb 8, 2019, 2:39:05 PM2/8/19
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More of an effect here, particularly in the early hours, with a few tree branches down, and a tree across the road out to Sennen (near Lands End) this morning.

Much worse the previous night though, when it gusted to 50mph at my station in sheltered Penzance, 76mph near Lands End, 77mph at Gwennap Head. 

Plenty of hail the last 2 days, heavy enough to set off the burglar alarm at Layes Auction house across the road on a couple of occasions, which is a real pain. I blame the lovely warm sea.

Big swell today, but not as powerful as yesterday when it reached 18' & a powerful 14secs at Sevenstones. 20' peak today, bur period only 10secs which makes a big difference. (If anyone's interested in how much difference, I'll dig out the formulae). Length is more important than height, due to the increase in speed as the period lengthens, and the increase in volume of water involved as each wave is slowed by the sea bed & breaks. 

This is a great book on the subject

I seem to be drifting!

Currently throwing it down outside & gusting >40mph, conservatory covered in hail (19:40)

Graham
Penzance



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