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11-02-2020, 13:18   #1
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Storm Dennis ** Please read Mod Note in OP**

Bring it on?

I'll let someone better qualified to do the technical thread.

Looks like lasting about 4 days as its progress bogs down south of Iceland - around 945 mb at the peak.





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11-02-2020, 13:26   #2
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Ciara was a feisty wench.

Twitter say's that storm Dennis sounds like someone who will knock over a couple of patio chairs and fall asleep watching the snooker.
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11-02-2020, 13:30   #3
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Why are the UKMO naming these events so early this year?
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11-02-2020, 13:32   #4
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Thankfully no snow expected with this one and we'll be seeing an increase in temperatures.

Heavy rain and strong winds but nothing as bad as Ciara is forecast.
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11-02-2020, 15:21   #5
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Why are the UKMO naming these events so early this year?
Maybe they know more than met Éireann
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11-02-2020, 17:45   #6
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Ciara was a feisty wench.

Twitter say's that storm Dennis sounds like someone who will knock over a couple of patio chairs and fall asleep watching the snooker.
Wait until Gnasher rolls in after him.
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11-02-2020, 18:02   #7
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This storm does not look like being much here or even in the UK as with most of the storms we get these days...think they are just trying to keep the whole climate change scam going exaggerating these pathetic so called storms...weather was much worst 20-30 years in every way...if anything our weather is really boring these days...autumn all year round
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11-02-2020, 18:27   #8
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.if anything our weather is really boring these days...autumn all year round
Why are you posting in the weather forum then if so disinterested?
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11-02-2020, 19:16   #9
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This storm does not look like being much here or even in the UK as with most of the storms we get these days...think they are just trying to keep the whole climate change scam going exaggerating these pathetic so called storms...weather was much worst 20-30 years in every way...if anything our weather is really boring these days...autumn all year round
I know you're entitled to your own opinion. But what about years like late 2017, all of 2018?

I know it's only two years, but they had some very exciting weather! Especially 2018!
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This storm does not look like being much here or even in the UK as with most of the storms we get these days...think they are just trying to keep the whole climate change scam going exaggerating these pathetic so called storms...weather was much worst 20-30 years in every way...if anything our weather is really boring these days...autumn all year round
I'm getting to the stage now where I really couldn't care less about 'storms' in this country anymore. What would have been seen as a normal windy day/period one time is now being sold as being something exceptional.
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Thankfully no snow expected with this one and we'll be seeing an increase in temperatures.

Heavy rain and strong winds but nothing as bad as Ciara is forecast.



How bad was Ciara actually? Not very I think.



I looked at the electricity network app at one stage and was surprised how few faults had been reported.


Is there anywhere that records the number of wires down incidents (not number of houses affected) as that would give an objective measure of how bad each storm is.
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11-02-2020, 19:22   #12
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Is this what we are talking about here?


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Is there anywhere that records the number of wires down incidents (not number of houses affected) as that would give an objective measure of how bad each storm is.
Don't forget that more power lines will be damaged during storms, when trees are still in full leaf.
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11-02-2020, 19:58   #14
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Don't forget that more power lines will be damaged during storms, when trees are still in full leaf.



When i said a measure of how bad each storm was, I should perhaps have said 'how damaging'.


A wind storm that doesnt bring down trees or powerlines is one that wouldnt worry me very much, no matter what the windspeed reading was.
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11-02-2020, 20:06   #15
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Well. It was (is) an extremely prolonged event with many here reporting the worst conditions they've experienced so far this winter.
While it may not set absolute records, it certainly did pack a punch and felt like a marathon event.
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