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THE Tornado Thread Pt. 1(merged)

Tornados in UK

Unread postby Jake_old » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 12:57:14

One in Birmingham

On radio are reports of one in Peterborough as well

8O

Whats up with the weather?
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Re: Tornados in UK

Unread postby emersonbiggins » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 13:02:56

RedJake wrote:One in Birmingham

On radio are reports of one in Peterborough as well

8O

Whats up with the weather?


What's that I hear about global warming? 8O
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Unread postby Wildwell » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 13:06:01

Climate change?

Don't worry a few exta quid on the cost of a cheap flight for expensive wallpaper for MPs' offices will make it all go away! :roll:

Any more info on the one in Peterborough?
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Unread postby Aaron » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 13:17:02

Is this uncommon there?
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Unread postby Jake_old » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 13:20:44

Was just mentioned by weatherman, now gone quiet, apparently it disappeared then reappeared up the motorway, I assume M6!!!

did a search on BBC and there have been a few this July

didn't know

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Unread postby Wildwell » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 13:21:43

Aaron wrote:Is this uncommon there?


Yep. There's been several in the last few weeks, I don't ever remember them being that common or causing so much damage. Everything always seems flooded as well now.
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Unread postby Jake_old » Thu 28 Jul 2005, 13:31:03

yeah, it flooded here earlier this month, well just up the road.

It only lasted minutes but shops, houses and factories got a soaking.

Its gone really humid here now too, maybe imaginig this now but it was definitely fresher about 2 hours ago.
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Unread postby Jake_old » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 03:58:57

Here's the one reported near Peterborough
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Unread postby Wildwell » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 06:16:34

Hmn, one tornado destroys a church another hits a heavy Muslim area...Do you think God is trying to tell us something?
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Unread postby eastbay » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 07:00:51

Hmn, one tornado destroys a church another hits a heavy Muslim area...Do you think God is trying to tell us something?


Hmmm... I wonder which religion will be chosen to get 'hit' by a tornado next.
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Unread postby Aaron » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 07:06:29

Our weather is also quite wierd this year.

Crazy number of big storms this early in the season.
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Unread postby EnergySpin » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 07:34:25

Unless we stop burning the stuff ... there will be more. KYAGB!!!!
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Tornado's in UK

Unread postby eurokid » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 08:11:03

I live in central California USA. This last spring we had
numerous funnel clouds that touched down. Very unusual for
here. The media made a circus out of it although little actual
damage occurred.

We had an unusually wet winter and very heavy snow pack
in our Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. Our water runoff for
hydroelectric power (1/3 the source of Pacific Gas/Electric)
electricity was exceptionally good as a result.I am convinced the
tremendous hydropower helped evert rolling blackouts in
this heatwave we had most of the last 2 to 3 weeks.as power
consumption help record highs several days.
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Unread postby Jake_old » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 08:30:13

Yes, deffinately weird weather. Thunderstorms a month ago had lightning flashes about every 10 seconds lasted for about 1 hour, I've never seen that in real life before.

Plants don't seem too happy either.

Slugs seem VERY happy(very humid i expect and lack of predators)and they are eating my potatos :x

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I've just read that. Gulp!
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Unread postby Doly » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 08:38:17

RedJake wrote:Thunderstorms a month ago had lightning flashes about every 10 seconds lasted for about 1 hour, I've never seen that in real life before.


Don't know, I remember year 2000 was very stormy as well.
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Unread postby Jake_old » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 09:00:50

I don't recall 2000, I've seen lots of storms, but was just the frequency of the lighting that got me, Incredible.

280 ltr water butt went from empty to overflowing in less than 1/2 hour.

I'm quite willing to accept that its imagination, but the more people talk about weird weather, the more sure I feel that it is changing year on year.

Weren't we supposed to be having a heat wave btw?
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Unread postby katkinkate » Fri 29 Jul 2005, 20:25:18

This year in Brisbane, we had a very late season hail storm that dumped so much ice on the city that it looked like deep snow and in many areas it was still piled up the next morning. Some people had to shovel it off their driveways to get to work! Also we seem to have missed winter. Apart from a few chillier nights and mornings, this winter has been exceptionally mild. I've been able to wander around quite comfortably in teeshirts most days.
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2008 Tornado Frenzy

Unread postby billg » Mon 12 May 2008, 09:01:47

[flash width=400 height=400]http://www.spc.noaa.gov/wcm/torgraph-big.png[/flash]

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Re: 2008 Tornado Frenzy

Unread postby dorlomin » Mon 12 May 2008, 09:48:32

Are there any specific reasons being given for this? Is this set for a record?
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