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Thread: Hurricanes Irma .. and Jose

  1. #21
    Good news. Seems a different story on the Keys and in Cuba.
    Boris is off to help the Brits, Macron has gone to French islands, ( to escape problems at home) looks like it's going to cost lots.

  2. #22
    Our very own named storm is coming tonight, and this is why these high winds and bit of rain have a name,

    "Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season's names were released last week, as part of the scheme by the Met Office and Met Eireann to raise awareness of extreme weather in the UK and Ireland."

    FFS, we're being treated like children, an infantile naming process to raise awareness of extreme weather ? Utter drivel, if the weather is really extreme we'll soon be well enough aware of it. Why can't they be honest and tell us the real reason, it's all part of the Warmists propaganda to make us think the weather is worse than it used to be, and worse than it actually is.

    Storm Aileen my arse.

  3. #23
    Storm Aileen my arse.

    Hope there isn't a need to evacuate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcolner View Post
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    That's very worrying,
    Makes you wonder who's going Watt to whom
    exactly Colner.....why aren't these powerful beasts ever considered when examaning the apparent causes of Global Warming - same as the millions of (microwave) cell phone towers around our planet.
    Much like when we see whales and other aquatic mammals beaching themselves....military sonar experiments - never mentioned.

    heres an interesting one - Top Gear.....and a very big engine.



    Cheers.


  5. #25
    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Our very own named storm is coming tonight, and this is why these high winds and bit of rain have a name,

    "Aileen is the first storm to be named since this season's names were released last week, as part of the scheme by the Met Office and Met Eireann to raise awareness of extreme weather in the UK and Ireland."

    FFS, we're being treated like children, an infantile naming process to raise awareness of extreme weather ? Utter drivel, if the weather is really extreme we'll soon be well enough aware of it. Why can't they be honest and tell us the real reason, it's all part of the Warmists propaganda to make us think the weather is worse than it used to be, and worse than it actually is.

    Storm Aileen my arse.
    Anyone lose any relatives or loved ones, anyone flooded, had their roof blown off or drive blocked by fallen trees ?

    No, thought not.

  6. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Anyone lose any relatives or loved ones, anyone flooded, had their roof blown off or drive blocked by fallen trees ?

    No, thought not.
    A few did though

    http://metro.co.uk/2017/09/13/farmer...loods-6924999/
    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/new...-storm-aileen/

  7. #27
    A few roads flooded, one car stuck in some deep water, that's what happens when it rains a lot, as it often does in the north of England and Scotland. It's normal bad weather, nothing extreme about it at all. How many died in this 'storm' which ravaged the UK ? None would be my guess, you'll know when the weather's extreme, people die.

  8. #28
    Sinkov
    The Met Office have always given storm warnings and the only new thing is naming them so that each is unique. Thus we will always remember Irma rather than the Vicar of Dibleys the big storm. Some storms won't do much some will. I think it's a good idea and they must find it useful as might insurance claims. Storms don't usually kill just cause floods and damage. The naming started after one did kill 17 people across Europe.

    From https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wint...om_and_Ireland

    The United Kingdom's Met Office, in collaboration with its Irish counterpart Met Éireann, decided to introduce a storm naming system following the St Jude’s day storm on 27–28 October 2013 which caused 17 deaths in Europe and the 2013–14 Atlantic winter storms in Europe to give a single, authoritative naming system to prevent confusion with the media and public using different names for the same storms.
    Last edited by oldcolner; 15-09-2017 at 07:57 AM.

  9. #29
    Yes OC, the Met Office have always given storm warnings and weather forcasts, that's their job, that's what they're for, but on post 22 I quoted the reason they gave for naming storms. Since when was it the job of the Met Office to 'raise awareness' of what they class as extreme weather ?

    Not there was anything at all extreme about the weather this week, some high winds and heavy rain passed through virtually overnight and caused a bit of localised flooding, bad weather certainly, but bad weather is normal in this part of the world. So why are they trying to pass off a perfectly normal bout of high winds and heavy rain as extreme ?

  10. #30
    No idea Sinkov. Rules is rules. It doesn't worry me except they choose weird names.
    A few Aileens in Scotland but are there many in England?

  11. #31
    I have my own ideas OC, I've hinted at the real reasons earlier, but I'm not going to bang on about it. They are playing a very dangerous game though, if they keep flagging up non-events as extreme, when a really serious storm comes along, as it surely eventually will, the general public may well just shrug their shoulders and say 'Oh aye, another one', and carry on regardless. Then lives could well be lost, because of their infantile attempts at propaganda.

  12. #32
    Quote Originally Posted by oldcolner View Post
    Hope your sister is ok Exile. It sounds like it's now down to Category 1 and lots of homes have no power but not much information yet on the impact there of any storm surge.
    I heard back from my sister in Naples yesterday, it's done, they survived and got the tee shirt  They actually went out when the eye was immediately overhead, I watched that on telly, it must have been an eerie experience., little rain or wind for a few minutes. They moved from safe hotel back to beachfront apartment which unbelievably had little damage. They have water but no power but at least a sea breeze!! No wifi at the apartment but local grocery store has opened so that's where she’s messaging from.


    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    I have my own ideas OC, I've hinted at the real reasons earlier, but I'm not going to bang on about it. They are playing a very dangerous game though, if they keep flagging up non-events as extreme, when a really serious storm comes along, as it surely eventually will, the general public may well just shrug their shoulders and say 'Oh aye, another one', and carry on regardless. Then lives could well be lost, because of their infantile attempts at propaganda.

    Predicting Mother Nature isn’t an exact science, never will be. However weather predictions are improving year by year. Here in Southern Ontario we get about two “winter storm of the century” warnings each year, rarely do they turn out as bad a predicted, but many were prepared for the worst……..that’s a good thing!

    As for ‘Harvey’, that turned out possibly worse than expected, but many people evacuated as instructed….that’s a good thing!

    As for ‘Irma’, that turned out not as bad as expected, but many evacuated as instructed….that’s a good thing!


    A number of years ago Quebec was hit by a devastating, and I mean DEVASTATING ice storm, many thousand had no power for weeks on end, quite a few killed. That storm was much worse than predicted…..that’s a bad thing!

    It would seem most authorities are using the old saying “prepare for the worst, but hope for the best” as a public service model…..that’s a good thing in my mind. All we can do is take heed, make up our own minds and decide how to proceed.

  13. #33
    Interesting what you say about your sister Exile, going out during the eye of the storm. Last week I was reading about the history of hurricanes in Florida and there was one in the 1930s (I think it was) and in Miami during the eye, the residents not being as well informed as nowadays, went outside thinking it was over, the back end of the storm hit and around 500 were killed.

    Incidentally it's exactly 20 years ago this year that we were in Naples considering buying a home there. We were staying in a villa owned by a Realtor, and the stories he told us about the death and destruction caused over the years in that area by hurricanes convinced us not to bother, it was scary stuff.

  14. #34
    Jose may be heading for the mainland whilstbMax has flooded Mexico and damaged Acapulco.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-strength.html

    So where are Is Lxxxx

  15. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Anyone lose any relatives or loved ones, anyone flooded, had their roof blown off or drive blocked by fallen trees ?


    No, thought not.
    I was cowering under the duvet when it hit Nottingham in the early hours,the windows rattling in their frames,loud crashes from things falling or being blown down the hill and then to top it all my cockatoo downstairs went into a panic

  16. #36
    In Bolton the pubs were full, 'Spoons had record revenue receipts and the Wanderers are doomed! UTC#

  17. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by chalky_ncfc View Post
    I was cowering under the duvet when it hit Nottingham in the early hours,the windows rattling in their frames,loud crashes from things falling or being blown down the hill and then to top it all my cockatoo downstairs went into a panic
    Any dead ?

  18. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    Any dead ?
    ERM....No not our street anyway

  19. #39
    Jose heading for the east coast or maybe here.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/09/15/us...ast/index.html

  20. #40
    Now it's Maria's turn, on the same path as Irma. Category 3 so far.
    Maria is moving roughly along the same path as Irma, the hurricane that devastated the region this month.
    It is due to hit on Monday night local time.
    Hurricane warnings have been issued for Guadeloupe, Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Montserrat, Martinique, St Lucia and the US and British Virgin Islands.
    A hurricane watch is in effect for Puerto Rico, St Martin, St Barts, Saba, St Eustatius and Anguilla.
    Some of these islands are still recovering after being hit by Irma - a category five hurricane which left at least 37 people dead and caused billions of dollars' worth of damage.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-41302157

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