Storm Ciara

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Storm Ciara

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:02 am

Gettin' a bit breezy... :?

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:03 am

We'll be ok.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:07 am

I would like to know at what point in time did we start giving names to bad weather?

American nonsense.
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:10 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:07 am
I would like to know at what point in time did we start giving names to bad weather?

American nonsense.
2015 in the UK 1953 in the USA.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by bfcjg » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:16 am

Let's call them what they are FFS. This one is stormwhatatwat
Last one storm fuckedupmybbg.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Rowls » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:19 am

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:07 am
I would like to know at what point in time did we start giving names to bad weather?

American nonsense.
Indulgent nonsense isn't it?

No better than naming your own farts if you ask me.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Spiral » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:28 am

Who is indulged by storms having names? Is it the name-giver(s)? How are they indulged? They're in the business of communicating weather information. Names make weather events fairly clear; makes folk more attentive, more receptive to the information.
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Rowls » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:39 am

"Oh look! It's Michaeling down outside."

Said nobody ever.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Spiral » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:55 am

Ha! Storm naming convention doesn't entreat one supplant basic vernacular. Relax. Rain is still rain. Wind is still wind. You are still simple.
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Vegas Claret » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:00 am

hopefully it won't cause them to postpone the footy - need West Ham and Bournemouth to get beat preferably handsomely !!

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Rowls » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:11 am

It's indulgent of the weathermen.

I don't care what the wethermen say. If the weathermen say it's Dwayne-ing. You'll never hear me complaining.
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:20 am

I need a crap but I'm out of toilet Rowls

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Rowls » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:31 am

Out of toilet?
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by gc14 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:35 am

Saw one which made me laugh the other week ... "Why are storms always named after women ?" The reply was
" If it was named after a bloke it would only last 3 f--king minutes !! "
On a serious note seen some scary looking pictures and videos from Stubbins, near Ramsbottom this morning

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by jdrobbo » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:37 am

Possibly of interest to some...
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:45 am

jdrobbo wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:37 am
Possibly of interest to some...

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Why was it scheduled to take 12 hours to get to NYC from London?

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by wilks_bfc » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:51 am

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:45 am
Why was it scheduled to take 12 hours to get to NYC from London?
Isn’t the time shown “local time”?

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:54 am

Blowing dogs inside out round here.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Bosscat » Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:59 am

wilks_bfc wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:51 am
Isn’t the time shown “local time”?
Would hope it was C&J trying to make a joke wilks... but you never know :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:01 am

The sun is beating down here in Fife,just a bit breezy.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Silkyskills1 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:08 am

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:45 am
Why was it scheduled to take 12 hours to get to NYC from London?
Oh dear!
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Steve1956 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:12 am

Silkyskills1 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:08 am
Oh dear!
:lol:

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:18 am

Rowls wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:11 am
If the weathermen say it's Dwayne-ing. You'll never hear me complaining.
:lol:

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Guitargeorge » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:19 am

Man City game postponed now

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by cricketfieldclarets » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:20 am

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:45 am
Why was it scheduled to take 12 hours to get to NYC from London?
:D :D :D

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:21 am

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 10:45 am
Why was it scheduled to take 12 hours to get to NYC from London?
Scenic route

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ClaretAndJew » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:43 am

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Jakubs Tash » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:46 am

I've just tried to play football in it....match abandoned after 25 minutes. Wind wasn't really the issue but the deluge of rain that came down about 10:30 was incredible!

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by AlargeClaret » Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:50 am

What happened to just having “ a few days of heavy rain and wind” ? seems nowadays every storm has to have a name ,a backstory and the almost hysterical pant wetting excitement of the weather people
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:39 pm

AlargeClaret wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:50 am
What happened to just having “ a few days of heavy rain and wind” ? seems nowadays every storm has to have a name ,a backstory and the almost hysterical pant wetting excitement of the weather people
It gives more warning to people.

Seeing as most of the local areas are flooded, I would say they are justified.
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by elwaclaret » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:45 pm

Quite a lot of flooding in Accrington water pouring out of front doors near the old Stanley Street Club. Fox hill woods looking like Louisiana. Dread to think what low lying areas of Rossendale and Cliviger are going through.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by jackmiggins » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:47 pm

Problem is woefully inadequate drainage for all the new development (hard landscaping etc) & the fact that rainfall volumes are expected to rise by at least 40% in the next 100 years. I live on high ground near York, but we’ve almost flooded twice in the last two years - due to inadequate sewers!!

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by jackmiggins » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:52 pm

Anyone in Flood zone 2 should move asap. We’re well into zone 1 & I’m seriously thinking of moving. Government knows that trees must be planted upstream, but serious landowners are not keen due to loss of income. Makes my blood boil - down with the aristocracy!!!

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by gawthorpe_view » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:57 pm

Barnfield complex looking like an island today.
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Zlatan » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:02 pm

Don’t worry you will be able to claim from the EU flood relief fun.... ohh wait a minute...

:D

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by DCWat » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:07 pm

I’m hoping for a new wheelie bin and trampoline

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Blackrod » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:29 pm

There was a reason builders didn’t originally build on flood plains. Plenty of developments on them now as the land is cheap. Drainage systems and natural drainage now doesn’t do the job properly.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Blackrod » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:30 pm

gawthorpe_view wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Barnfield complex looking like an island today.

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It is a natural flood plain.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by fatboy47 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:36 pm

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breezy at bottom of my garden :shock: :shock:
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by DCWat » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:38 pm

fatboy47 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:36 pm
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breezy at bottom of my garden :shock: :shock:
Strange name for a dog
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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Tricky Trevor » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:54 pm

In Europe they build storm channels around major conurbations or can put barriers up quickly with advance warning. It’s all down to finance. In England it is left to the insurance companies.

I’ve often wondered why they don’t CPO a farmers field, upstream of the problem area, and dig a giant hole. Divert into it with flood levels and pump it back out when emergency over. Must be too obvious so back to finance.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ClaretTony » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:56 pm

Jakubs Tash wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:46 am
I've just tried to play football in it....match abandoned after 25 minutes. Wind wasn't really the issue but the deluge of rain that came down about 10:30 was incredible!
Not sure how you managed 25 minutes. It’s dry and sunny here just now so I took advantage to go down to the shop. It was a massive struggle to walk there and back because of the strong winds.

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Re: Storm Ciara

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by ElectroClaret » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:04 pm

Whalley always seems to get it bad.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Burt » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:05 pm

Sun is shining now so fingers crossed it relents

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:24 pm

Quickenthetempo wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:39 pm
It gives more warning to people.

Seeing as most of the local areas are flooded, I would say they are justified.
Giving names to periods of bad weather gives more warning people ?

Someone is going to have to explain that to me.

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Quickenthetempo » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:29 pm

Bin Ont Turf wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Giving names to periods of bad weather gives more warning people ?

Someone is going to have to explain that to me.
More people talk about it like us now.

All over social media with people tagging people with the name of the storm etc..

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by Zenwisdom » Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:38 pm

Padiham 13.00

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by dermotdermot » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:06 pm

As far as I can see, this storm doesn’t die down until 8pm on TUESDAY!?!

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Re: Storm Ciara

Post by icu81b4 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:22 pm

ClaretAndJew wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:10 am
2015 in the UK 1953 in the USA.
I can recall caravans being blown off cliffs in Cornwall by hurricane Charlie over 30 years ago*, so 2015 can't be right.


*I know this because I was in a caravan in Cornwall at the time.

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