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« on: December 15, 2008, 06:05:28 AM »

Looking at GFS models, and my own trusty WXSim, it looks like this coming week could see some fairly windy weather, particularly northern and western areas.

Some potential for wind damage in places - time to batten down the hatches!
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 09:01:30 AM »

Looking at GFS models, and my own trusty WXSim
My latest (15-Dec-2008 08:00 am) 5 day forecast has Gale in every slot bar 3 (Thursday, Thursday night & Friday get Near Gale)...

Yesterday by contrast had a wind graph that was flat on zero[1] mph for hours on end, with a total wind run for the day of just under 35 miles!

Edit: In practice of course, some of the time "zero" really just means "not enough to register" , which in the case of the WMR928 seems to be < 2mph. The WMR200 cups will move in airs about half that speed.
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2008, 11:25:13 AM »

I've had several gusts at over 50 knots this morning & my Davis has "HIGH WIND WARNING" showing on the screen!
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2008, 01:10:54 PM »

Bit far out but still

Saturday http://charts.metcentral.com/gfs/cf367251128065c9fb0b75e4ccabf111/135.png

Sunday http://charts.metcentral.com/gfs/cf367251128065c9fb0b75e4ccabf111/162.png
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 07:07:30 PM »

Just checked and the highest gust here was 58mph in the morning 9:07am.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 07:14:57 PM »

Mine was 62mph at 1049 this morning.
Seems to be calming a little now, down to 30 knots average.
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« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2008, 08:51:09 PM »

Nothing too dramatic here (32mph), but I am in a fairly sheltered position. Other peeps in more exposed areas seem to have got a bit more of a hit, and the forecasts suggest more to come, although no warnings from the BBC or MetO.
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« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2008, 08:52:41 PM »

Looking at GFS models, and my own trusty WXSim
My latest (15-Dec-2008 08:00 am) 5 day forecast has Gale in every slot bar 3 (Thursday, Thursday night & Friday get Near Gale)...

Yesterday by contrast had a wind graph that was flat on zero[1] mph for hours on end, with a total wind run for the day of just under 35 miles!

Edit: In practice of course, some of the time "zero" really just means "not enough to register" , which in the case of the WMR928 seems to be < 2mph. The WMR200 cups will move in airs about half that speed.

Noticed WXSim forecasts were looking stuffed full of gales and near gales for your location!
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« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2008, 09:36:40 PM »

Seems to be calming a little now, down to 30 knots average.
Here it has picked up this evening after settling back a bit this afternoon. Current average around 25mph. Stongest so far today only 32mph.
At present the forecast is looking more like a long blow than a particularly fierce one.
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« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 09:39:08 PM »

Certainly looks blowy for much of the week, but I think there may be occasions when it gets a wee bit rough, especially in exposed western regions. NMM suggests wind speeds picking up for the outer Isles around 04:00hrs tomorrow morning, follwed by a slight lull, and winds picking up again to, perhaps, 60-70mph around mid-day Wednesday.
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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2008, 04:00:51 PM »

Today has been horrible here constant heavy rain some rivers starting to over flow and some places starting to flood. With all this rain this month no wonder.
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« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2008, 05:41:34 PM »

You should have seen the lightning we had last night, didn't last for long but very bright.
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« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2008, 06:17:05 PM »

You should have seen the lightning we had last night, didn't last for long but very bright.
I thought I heard some rumbles in the night, but not enough to get me out of bed and unplugging the phone line...
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« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2008, 06:58:55 PM »

We bearly heard the thunder for the noise of the wind.
I think it was one or two CB9's that tracked in from the Atlantic and came right over the island just south of us. Well that's what the Boltek was telling me anyway and it was tracking the strikes from early evening.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2008, 09:01:19 PM »

Still a few days off, but NMM and GFS are showing some really windy weather for Friday, with gusts in exposed places of 80+ mph, going into Friday afternoon/evening, particularly affecting the North and west, but pretty wild over most of Scotland. Even if it turns out not that bad, conditions could still be pretty rough. Potentially, the sort of weather where advisories are "not to travel unless your journey is essential". We shall see......
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