Yet another storm 23-12-13

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Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by Conifers » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:28 am

Synoptic charts are promising a Low of 935 mB tomorrow evening deepening to 932 early on christmas eve - lowest for several years

Already several Violent Storm 11s in the shipping forecast, and that's just the start. Could get a bit wild!
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Re: Yet another storm

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:29 am

The meto said they predict a low of 927!!!!.....NOT what santa will want.
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Re: Yet another storm

Post by Conifers » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:57 am

Nearly, but not quite as bad as 10 Jan 1993 - that one went down to 912 or 913 mB, the deepest ever recorded in the N Atlantic. I remember the shipping forecast that day had
Rockall, Malin, Hebides, Bailey: Hurricane 12 or more
I'd never before, nor since, heard anything worse than 'Storm 10 to Hurricane 12'. There isn't even supposed to be anything above 12 on the scale . . .

That storm ended up blowing away 85,000 tonnes of crude oil from the wreck of the Braer on Shetland, minimising a major environmental catastrophe.

Be interesting to see what tomorrow lunchtime shipping forecast says!


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Re: Yet another storm

Post by Troppoz » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:39 am

Already has wind speeds of close to 100km/hr according to the wind map toy, looks to be a very significant system! :shock: Lows of 927hPa! :shock: :shock: and another one :shock:

If we had a low system of that intensity approaching us Id be packing up and moving inland, NOT what you want at Christmas...

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Re: Yet another storm

Post by pdid » Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:06 am

There will be another following it going into next weekend according to the countryfile forecast last night.


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Re: Yet another storm

Post by stephenprudence » Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:40 am

Wind gusting to 50/mph already here and its not due properly in these parts til tonight before moving northeast.
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Re: Yet another storm

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:59 am

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/features/25485532
I hope Santa has Turbo Reindeer or he'll be blown away in the storm

Seriously, I wouldn't walk or park anywhere with large trees tonight, and looks like road, rail, ferry and air transport will be disrupted. Travellers have been advised to take extreme care to avoid fallen trees and flooding.

Weather forecaster on BBC video talks of fastest mid Atlantic jet stream he has ever seen, and sucking the pressure out of the atmosphere. Apparently if pressure falls by 24mb in 24 hours it is called a 'weather bomb', but this storm is falling by more than 50mb in 24 hours giving a pressure of 930mb (27.46") !!!!
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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by kata » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:57 am

I'm off shopping early today,

Not to beat the crowds or panic buy but to beat the weather thats coming this afternoon.

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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by Tom2006 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:39 pm

Looks like a horrible week of weather.
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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by Dave Brown » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:05 pm

kata wrote:I'm off shopping early today,

Not to beat the crowds or panic buy but to beat the weather thats coming this afternoon.

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Already started here.

Lashing rain and highest gust 49mph so far.
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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by Troppoz » Mon Dec 23, 2013 1:43 pm

Wow thats really starting to ramp up! A very well structured and intense cyclone that is, it makes me wonder why these big extra-tropical cyclones arent named like tropical cyclones, especially when they are significant like this one.

Heres a shot of it on our favourite new Christmas toy: http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... 55.33,2902
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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by Conifers » Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:49 pm

Many of them are getting named now:
10 Jan 1993: Braer Storm (after the oil tanker)
17-18 Jan 2007: Kyrill
4-6 Jan 2012: Andrea
27-28 Oct 2013: St Jude Storm

How they're named: here. But it seems different groups give the same storm different names, there isn't a single naming authority (something the EU hasn't centralised yet!).

But some were also named way back when, like the Grote Mandrenke ('Great man-drowning') back on 16 January 1362 — 25,000 killed :ahhh!: :ahhh!: :ahhh!:


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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by eddie » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:10 pm

Wind
.... and rain coming
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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by cordyman » Mon Dec 23, 2013 3:18 pm

if its getting worse later, oh dear!!! I was hoping i'd seen the worst of it this morning and early afternoon.

Bring me cold and snow over this anyday :lol:


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Re: Yet another storm 23-12-13

Post by Clive60 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 4:52 pm

Heavy persistent rain and gusts of 70mph here, not nice. icon_thumbdown


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