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Sting Jet - A weather formation characterized by high, damaging winds, caused by rapidly descending cool, dry air in contact with warm, moist air.
Originally posted by dave0davidson
Wow you guys actually get hurricanes over in scotland/england? I never realized that. It must be a very rare thing I imagine. I guess I assumed that hurricanes only occur in the caribbean and travel north into america.
Originally posted by MaMaa
Originally posted by heyitsphil
Here in Colorado the other day Sunday we were pummeled with hurricane force winds, up to 126mph in some parts. Wind was so violent it was shaking the house and actually shattered an outer pane of my window we get winds here frequently but never this strong.edit on 3-1-2012 by heyitsphil because: (no reason given)
How long have you lived here in Colorado? I've been here all my life and I have seen winds that strong plenty. It really depends on what part you live in though. The closer you get to Wyoming the worse it is as well as the further east you go where your really out on the high plains. Up in the mountains gets it good too. We have the foothills as a wind break and even then we have had things be broken by the winds before.
Originally posted by woogleuk
Jesus! Not often it goes red! Gusts up to 95Mph in the red zone and climbing as the pressure is falling.
If you planned to go fly a kite today......No
Wear a kilt? Make sure you got long johns on underneath!
I'm not far below the red mind you.
Originally posted by XtraTL
Looks like the equivalent of about an F2 tornado. Probably the most interesting thing that has ever happened in Scotland. Didn't really make the news down here in the south of the UK.... because it was in the north.