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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 12:00 PM
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Severe weather warning as Hurricane Katia tail approaches (UK)
Source: The Guardian

A severe weather warning covering northern Ireland, England and Scotland has been issued by the Met Office, with forecasts saying Britain will be lashed by the tail of Hurricane Katia, causing gale-force winds of up to 80mph late on Sunday and Monday.

The gales, combined with heavy rain, could cause "significant disruption" for Monday morning commuters and, where high winds coincide with high tides along western coasts, there could be flooding.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/sep/11/severe-weather...



Never thought that an American hurricane could reach the British Isles.
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 12:08 PM
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1. Wow, 80mph winds. That's a tropical storm at least; perhaps even a Cat 1.
I wonder how often this occurs. I assume that rain from the remnants have reached them before; perhaps it is more common than we think... Katia never hit land; there hasn't been anything other than colder water (which is still a bit warmer if following the Gulf Stream Current) to disrupt its formation.
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 04:07 PM
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10. One of them tags Europe as at least a tropical storm every few years. (nt)
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 12:20 PM
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2. They do that quite frequently as bad storms
She was just a depression yesterday but still packs enough of a punch to be a nasty storm.

At least she'll discourage marching for a couple of days.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 12:27 PM
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3. She's no longer a tropical system, but she still has all the energy.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:13 PM
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4. american hurricane?
:rofl:
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:24 PM
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5. It is OUR
OWN National agency that gives the hurricanes their names....so it is an American hurricane.

http://geography.about.com/od/lists/a/2011hurricane.htm


What do you think is so funny?


Do you want the British to change the name to something more 'queenly' or 'regal?' About about Hurricane King?
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:34 PM
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6. fine
We'll send you the bill then.
Hurricanes form mid Atlantic on their way west. Laying claim to mid Atlantic too?
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 01:45 PM
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7. you are rather
dipsy-doodle, aren't you?

And hurricanes come off the west coast of Africa.

I deal w/ too much willful ignorance IRL, I'm not doing it here.

You didn't even read the link.

buh-bye.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 03:39 PM
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9. Depressions form off the west Coast of Africa :
not hurricanes. Sometimes those depressions just fizzle out.

What was eventually named Katia , following tropical storm status , was depression number 12 this season.

Meanwhile Maria, which was depression number 14 , remains a tropical storm. http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 03:30 PM
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8. It became a hurricane in the Caribbean-ish (a bit to the south east of America)
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JournalistKev87 Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 05:06 PM
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11. Hope Katia doesn't do much damage to the British Isles
Everyone over there, be safe!
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-11-11 07:13 PM
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12. Hurricanes do reach Europe.
I was under one here as it passed the east coast. Then I flew to Holland, where it caught up with me for another go.

Then I was working in Norway and the remnants of one ploughed through, knocking the power out in our fjord. Damaged some roofs.
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