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Bosonic Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:09 AM
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Hurricane Katia heading for Irish and Scottish coasts
Source: Metro

The sheer force of Hurricane Katia may hit western Ireland and north-west Scotland next Monday and Tuesday, US forecasters predict.

Winds of up to 90mph could cause a risk to shipping off the west coast of Ireland on Monday.

Katia will then reach Scotland and the Orkney Islands by Tuesday, according to the US National Hurricane Center in Miami.

Forecasters expect little change in its strength as the Gulf Stream propels the storm across the Atlantic.



Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/874910-hurricane-katia-head...



It's actually forecast to be a tropical storm by then, still a big deal given the location...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 04:13 AM
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1. I wondered if that might be the case
Edited on Fri Sep-09-11 04:14 AM by dipsydoodle
and this morning's , UK time map , confirms that.

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/graphics_at2.shtml?5-daynl#cont...

Meanwhile keep an eye on Maria : http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 07:37 AM
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2. Note to idiot journalist: the Gulf Stream does not propel storms.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 08:31 AM
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3. Does this mean it's going to stop raining here in the midwest? I feel like I
need to start looking for plans for an ark, it's rained so much. I was told that it's because Katia wasn't letting Lee move on, so now maybe........ :woohoo:
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mwooldri Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 10:15 AM
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4. I sincerely hope this doesn't to get to be a "Michael Fish" moment.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqs1YXfdtGE&feature=rela...

Though right now Met Office is stating things will be quite windy on Monday.
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stubtoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 12:07 PM
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5. Hurricane in Great Britain?! Is it possible?
Never heard of any such in my life
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-09-11 01:28 PM
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6. exactly what I was thinking.
Is this a new weather pattern or what not??
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DavidDvorkin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 11:47 AM
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8. The Spanish Armada was destroyed by a hurricane off the coast of Ireland
Edited on Sat Sep-10-11 11:47 AM by DavidDvorkin
as it was fleeing from the English navy and trying to get back to Spain.
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bpj62 Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Sep-10-11 10:29 AM
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7. Gulf Stream
The gulf stream goes up the east coast across Grennland and then down through Scotland England and Ireland. The water is warm enough at this time of year to support a tropical storm. I have family that lives on the West Coast of Ireland so I hope they will be all right.
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