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    Today we have a big spring tide and a major storm forecast.

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    Here in South Wales at 7:30 the wind is starting to kick up and is expected to get towards 90mph within the next few hours.

    How goes it where you are.
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    These 'weather bomb' events are the Tyson of low pressures. It's what the Fastnet race sailed into that time before they understood the phenomena.

    Bristol channel is set to be the windiest place on Earth this afternoon...SW trees and people are pretty used to high winds though.

    https://earth.nullschool.net/#curren...62.357,-12.995

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    Wicked storms for sure..
    8 million trees lost from Storm Arwen and those following.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60348947

    We were without power for 75 hours during and after Arwen, then another 60 hours during Storm Malik.
    Currently experiencing heavy snow here in NE Scotland, but no wind.
    Structures without reference to geometry tend toward the ramshackle

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    Prepare a few thermos full of hot soup, put some water in the bath tub (or cooking pots), have a torch handy in case of power outage and enjoy. In case you have big trees next to the house, spend your times in rooms these big trees will likely not smash if they fall.

    We will have the storm here in Germany a little bit later, starting in the afternoon and then probably all through the night. The last one ran until yesterday afternoon.

    This year - it is not, that we have most extreme storms, there have been more extreme in the past. But this year, there is so many of them, I simply can't remember such a windy winter.

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    Not so bad here, looking at 60kph gusts later and the w/end, but sunny tomorrow.

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    Very little wind up here on the wet coast of Scotland. Snow above about 150 metres- none here at our level.
    Gales forecast for Sunday night though, and very windy for the following four days.
    Have stocked up with a bit of extra food in case the ferries are cancelled.

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    Not too bad here. Wind peaking at 54mph gusts at 14.00, rain squalls blowing through now, but the forecast is only 10% chance of rain this PM. As I type, i am looking at a bright blue sky.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    The wind is increasing now, a steady 80-90 km/h gusts up to 100 km/h. They expect gusts up to 140 km/h later on this afternoon.

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    Wind has gone right and we've seen local reports of 90mph gusts - motorway bridges are closed - Artics have lain down for a rest in the fast lane of the M4.

    Trees, shed roofs etc usual story. but not much rain so far
    I'd much rather lay in my bunk all freakin day lookin at Youtube videos .

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    Gust of 122 mph reported at the Isle of Wight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Been a helluva night here in SW Nova Scotia - southerly winds clocking in at 60-75 kph with gusts to 110; rain, warm (10 deg. C), and seas running to 5 meters on top of a 4.55 metre tide. Tonight the temperature is expected to bomb down to around -2 to -4 C over a period of about four hours. Can we spell 'thermal stress'? Driving will get a bit spooky this evening, too.
    We might get the tail end of that next week.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    It is close to the peak here and I don't feel at ease working at my sail loft under the roof; I can hear rooftiles moving and the roof trembles a bit. It will stay like this till after midnight and a nearby shopping mall lost part of its roof. Our neighbourhood is at the westend of the city, so we get the full brunt of Eunice.
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    On roofs..
    An earlier storm picked up the roof of a friend's house near here and dumped the whole thing in the street out front.
    In the wreck of his loft/workshop was a stunning model of Jolie Breeze. Completely untouched.

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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Just watching the weather report for the NW Region. We topped the region with a 70mph gust. Yellow warning for ice now, being nrext the sea, it will probably not be an issue though.
    Here's hoping everyone got away with it.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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