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Old 17th Feb 2022, 19:33
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Well, she certainly looks like shes going to be a big baby.

Just been looking in the Windy app and the area of circulation looks to be still intensifying in the Atlantic off the SW coast of Ireland. The wind pattern is reminiscent of the sort of hurricane we are more used to seeing approaching the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico.

Im in the SW of England, and at the moment theres an eerie calm. The mid morning period tomorrow could be quite an experience.



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Old 17th Feb 2022, 20:33
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Well the early arrivals at LHR will have to ponder overnight now, QF 1, - 17.5 hrs, drop into Europe and wait? Could be the first test for a divert on this route. Also my friends expected at 1800 from Zurich already pre warned.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 20:43
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Originally Posted by BWSBoy6 View Post
Well, she certainly looks like she’s going to be a big baby.

Just been looking in the Windy app and the area of circulation looks to be still intensifying in the Atlantic off the SW coast of Ireland. The wind pattern is reminiscent of the sort of hurricane we are more used to seeing approaching the Caribbean or the Gulf of Mexico.

I’m in the SW of England, and at the moment there’s an eerie calm. The mid morning period tomorrow could be quite an experience.
Likewise. We are on a ridge and I have just been out. It feels like the weather is holding its breath. I have braced the bins to stop them blowing about and propped the most vulnerable fence. Everything that can go in the shed or garage has. Time to sit tight and cross our fingers, we have a big birch tree that I am not sure about in a really heavy blow.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 20:50
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Although we are not due quite such a blow as the western end of the country, I've just moved a wheelbarrow and ladder that were leaning against next door's new 5' panel fence - won't be my fault then if anything happens! The other side have one of those trampoline thingies which often to seem to feature in post wind event reports... Saw a couple of wheelie bins blow over along the road earlier this evening and it was just a bit of a breeze then. Loads of such potential hazards lining the streets hereabouts, few people seem to worry about them going off to play with the traffic when the wind gets up.

Hope everyone stays safe.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 20:54
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Looking at the current TAF for Heathrow the oh dark thirty properly early arrivals such as QF1 might just get in ahead of the really nasty cross winds..it’s meant to be a light breeze up until 0300 and then it starts to build up to being 210 20 gusting 35 by 0600….now later in the morning, after 9 ish, it looks like becoming really really really


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Old 17th Feb 2022, 20:58
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Michael Fish 1987:"Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way... well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't!"

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Old 17th Feb 2022, 21:07
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I think this is a southern UK thing, as I am in bound to MAN Fri and checked with LH, and they said they do not anticipate any issues, though they did say London may have an issue. Mrs Mac reports all quiet at the moment, though light snow this afternoon, but nothing settled but was windy early this week, but wind currently from due north and house protected by a hill from that direction. Hope all goes well down south with no fatalities or much damage.

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Old 17th Feb 2022, 21:35
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Such variation with these Wx 'events'. Went through the 87 'hurricane' at Brize and, from memory, the worst damage was one dislodged fence panel. Moved to Norfolk and the 2013 destroyed the house - at night, while we were inside, and needed a Fire Service rescue (with cats !) from the bathroom window - an excess of excitement ! Rebuilt the house, moved back in and the North Sea had another go ! Slightly less traumaticjust garden gates destroyed and wall copings smashed off plus a large wooden greenhouse bodily moved across the walled garden.
Take care, you all !
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 21:37
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Originally Posted by Local Variation View Post
Michael Fish 1987:"Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way... well, if you're watching, don't worry, there isn't!"
I clearly remember the evening before the 1987 storm - and just as Ninthace succinctly said, it also felt like something was holding its breath then too. It was also unseasonably warm that night. I was awoken in the early hours by the loud smashing of roof tiles hitting the pavement.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 22:11
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Originally Posted by Trinity 09L View Post
Well the early arrivals at LHR will have to ponder overnight now, QF 1, - 17.5 hrs, drop into Europe and wait? Could be the first test for a divert on this route. Also my friends expected at 1800 from Zurich already pre warned.
It's a pretty safe bet that the alternation schedule (27R due to be used for landings) won't be followed tomorrow morning.
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 22:14
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Originally Posted by wiggy View Post
Looking at the current TAF for Heathrow the oh dark thirty properly early arrivals such as QF1 might just get in ahead of the really nasty cross winds..it’s meant to be a light breeze up until 0300 and then it starts to build up to being 210 20 gusting 35 by 0600….now later in the morning, after 9 ish, it looks like becoming really really really …
Of course, if Heathrow's designers had thought to put in another runway heading, say, 230 degrees, the prevailing wind direction, then such disruption would not be such an issue ...
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 22:45
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Gusts are the scary feature. Here near Gatwick the promise of 80 mph gusts occupies around two hours mid Friday.

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Of course, if Heathrow's designers had thought to put in another runway heading, say, 230 degrees, the prevailing wind direction, then such disruption would not be such an issue ...
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Old 17th Feb 2022, 23:42
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We interrupt this program to bring you a gale warning.




Watch out





Your husband is on his way home
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 00:14
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Originally Posted by sherburn2LA View Post
We interrupt this program to bring you a gale warning.




Watch out





Your husband is on his way home

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Old 18th Feb 2022, 00:27
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I call trumps…

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Old 18th Feb 2022, 00:40
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Originally Posted by Marly Lite View Post
TAF EGVN 172219Z 1800/1824 24008KT 9999 SCT035 BECMG 1800/1803 18015KT BKN015 TEMPO 1801/1806 4000 RA BKN012 BECMG 1803/1806 22020G35KT PROB30 TEMPO 1803/1806 3000 +RA BECMG 1806/1809 22025G45KT SCT030 TEMPO 1809/1815 24035G55KT BECMG 1810/1813 28025G45KT PROB30 TEMPO 1811/1813 SHRA BKN020 BECMG 1816/1819 26020G35KT BECMG 1821/1824 26015G25KT


the longest TAF ive seen in 35 years of aviation.
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 00:54
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In Hertfordshire, we have also had 'the lull before the storm'. I'm under one of the climb out paths from LHR to NE routes and close to one of LTNs. The 1987 storm 'lull' was indeed like this. Amazingy, I then slept through the storm and was woken by a neighbour asking if I was OK? The local electric supply had failed and I was concerned I'd be late for work - but she said there were no trains anyway!
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 02:40
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Back when I was in University in East Lansing, Michigan at MSU I had a summer job working for the county drain commission maintaining farm drain tiles. One afternoon we were at work in a field when all of a sudden all the birds stopped, the crickets stopped, the frogs stopped; there was a dead silence and stillness, no wind at all. The sky turned a sickly green and the brooding imminence of something about to happen was intense. The animals and insects knew it and so did we; we hied our young butts out of there just before the tornado tore though. Amazing.
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Old 18th Feb 2022, 07:00
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Of course, if Heathrow's designers had thought to put in another runway heading, say, 230 degrees, the prevailing wind direction, then such disruption would not be such an issue ...
Two would have been better ...
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Looks like I'll be getting plenty of fresh logs out of the weather today.
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