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Woah holy hell! this is nuts here in scotland

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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 03:52 PM
Something is definitely up. I'm in Pennine Yorkshire and I've never experienced such a sustained period of wind and rain at this time of year. More is forecast.
Something else I've never experienced before is the sound of the wind howling round the house like a banshee and I've heard that 2 or 3 times in the past few weeks.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:15 PM
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.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:21 PM
Here in London, also strong winds.Bins flying past me.Buses delayed by like 30 minutes.I was nearly late for studies :/ apparently it will all disappear in couple of days.Hopefully. Cant wait.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:22 PM
The reason the wind damage was greater this time round compared to the storms in December was because of a rare phenomena know as "Sting Jet". Its a rare phenomena that is not very well understood or well known. Only the UKMO computer model can predict it at the moment, which is why the MetO released their Red Take Action warning at 815am.

Sting Jet

Sting Jet - A weather formation characterized by high, damaging winds, caused by rapidly descending cool, dry air in contact with warm, moist air.

Basically, when an extratropical cyclone rotates, there can be a senario where the leading edge of the Low Pressure System can create a "Scorpion Tail" type shape. This is formed because of the rotation. It is on the front edge of this "Scorpion Tail" that the winds are amplified due to cold air and warm air interaction. This "Scorpion Tail" happened to hit between Dundee and the Central Belt, which is where the fastest winds were recorded.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:24 PM
reply to post by starchild10

Yeah, earlier it sounded like that here. Like the wind was pushing it's way into the house. Howling noise was so loud it was scaring my dog.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:24 PM

I just realized this was started yesterday haha well anyway mate hope all is good haha.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:28 PM

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.

No we dont. This wasn't a hurricane. We have never had an official hurricane hit our shores, scientifically speaking. We have had severe storms with hurricane strength winds but not a fully formed hurricane. One of the worst in recorded history was the Great Storm of 1987. This wasn't a hurricane, rather, it was a very deep extratropical cyclone.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:29 PM
well my fellow scots Paisley has been hit quite hard as well with many trees falling into houses and localised flooding. I cant help but think this is a precusor to bigger things.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:41 PM
reply to post by Free4Ever2

im up in in nairn mate, all quiet here so soon know when it picks up though, i live next to the harbor :/

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 04:51 PM
reply to post by jrmcleod

Ahh I see. Still though, sounds like it's pretty intense over there. Stay safe, and watch for flying trampolines!

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:15 PM
Well since BP stalled the Gulf Stream with butt loads of oil what did ya think was going to happen? It was windy and very cold in Florida let alone in Scotland.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:23 PM

Originally posted by MaMaa

Originally posted by heyitsphil
How weird,

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.

Ive lived here since 98 southeast of the Denver metro area, I should have been more specific in saying that Aurora and the surrounding metro area hasn't seen winds that strong in a considerable period of time. The mountains and front range of course are a different story.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:24 PM
It's starting up again over the past 20 minutes. Here's hoping tonight is safer and quieter.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:32 PM
Hopefully those wind farms wont have this happen again:

As A Scot living in the US as of 5 yrs ago. I wish all of those in Scotland a Happy New Year and all the best for 2012 and hopefully minimal damage and injuries by the mad winds.

Stay safe and help your neighbours. Scotland is the best country on earth. Let the winds blow high, let the winds blow low.
I wont be content till I see an 'OMG flying cow' video like in the movie twister on youtube. Extra points for it being a Heilan Coo ! Keep those cameras handy! lol

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:43 PM

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.

It's a stir fry, see two eggs at the top, bacon down the bottom and hash brown on top.

We have wind in the the East and it feels quite bad, so you guys must feel like its a judgement from god or something, if its that scary. One thing for sure old people will worry and I do feel sorry for them especially those on their own and can't move about.

Be good to your neighbours and family, phone them up and have a look through the window now and then.
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posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 05:48 PM

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.

That's not true though, is it? I mean, it's been all over the BBC all day, two people have died as a result. The there is mentions of the weather every half an hour, during the weather announcement no less...

Obviously, if you have only been watching Meridian News (if in the SE) or any other regional news show, of course they won't have news for the North or Scotland. The same as the local news in Scotland wouldn't care about Bournemouth or Poole.

And, lets not forget this isn't unusual and get all excited about it. It is, after all, January and we are situated on an island surrounded by stormy seas. Not a year goes by without some sort of big weather system working it's way through during the winter.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 06:22 PM
its the exact same in Yorkshire,it keeps going right calm and quiet then all of a sudden there is like 150 mph winds hitting my Flat lol.luckily we don't get tornado's and typhoons and such and only ever get very minor earth quakes,the U.K might be wet cold and windy as hell, but at least we are safer than most country's.we arent on any tectonic plates so we are safe France shields us from most threats.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 06:27 PM
reply to post by TBR47

As you bring it up, the UK does, very occasionally, have some quite severe Earthquakes and apparently we are "overdue" (seems to be the case with most natural disasters....)..

We do sit on a quite fractured part of the world and there are plenty of fault lines, just not of the magnitude you see at plate boundaries.

But, you are right. As far as the rest of the world goes, the UK is benign. We have no deadly animals, we have rather boring weather comparatively and the geology is stable compared to a lot of places. I think that is why when we get a good storm or a freak tornado, we go overboard with the "OMG! What is going on?" nonsense. Because we are so benign most of the time, when something "extreme" does happen we instantly forget that this is neither unique or a real cause of worry.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 06:41 PM
And the crazy thing is you still have net connection. Mine goes out with a decent rain shower.

posted on Jan, 3 2012 @ 07:05 PM
Hang on Scots!

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