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« on: January 24, 2009, 03:08:59 am »

Just been looking at the satellite images - that storm of SW France looks "interesting", they're common enough in Scotland but they don't often get that sort of deep depression down there. I guess there's going to be some damage from the winds.
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« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 09:58:14 am »

That's a nasty looking one for sure. ESTOFEX has issued a level 2 alert for that part of Europe. The animated sat24 sat images look great!
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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2009, 11:26:43 am »

I'll   always try to find  out these things  for myself before asking and I found this -it's very good (I think )

http://www.meteosurfcanarias.com/satellite-weather/

My wife is on a womens' forum and one lady from Sweden  posted today that she is sitting at home looking out of the window at a ferocious snow storm with high winds and nd there's a blue tit clinging to a fat ball for it's life !  I think this link must be about it but I'm not sure,seems to be talking about last weekend.

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-18241889.html
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« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2009, 12:03:05 pm »

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The animated sat24 sat images look great!
From a safe distance ... just seen the news report on BBC News 24, apparently the winds got to nearly 100mph & there is a lot of damage, nearly a million houses without power; there was some video showing the wind which looked like hurricane footage, though with just ordinary heavy rain not the torrential stuff that comes with a genuine huuricane.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2009, 07:06:31 pm »

Thanks for the links John. I'm only really catching up on what's been happening over there. There might be some videos on youtube of the damage which I'm going to look for now
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2009, 07:13:44 pm »

Damage images...

http://picasaweb.google.es/barriodelosrosales/TemporalKlaus2009#





BBC page

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7848913.stm

More images

http://www.liberation.fr/societe/1101322-tempete-dans-le-sud-ouest-en-images

There seems to be at least 4 people killed now...and bad storm indeed!
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2009, 09:33:19 pm »

It looks very serious indeed. Lips sealed
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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2009, 10:19:45 pm »

Quite staggering for the SW of France. Cheers, Martin.
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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2009, 10:56:01 pm »

Check out the rainfall radar over SW Britain! - very intense there with a risk of flooding. Met O have a severe weather warning out.
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2009, 11:09:39 pm »

IR sat image animation from Sat 24. Look at the convection within than arm!



The storm over France has also produced major fires.
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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2009, 11:22:13 pm »

That's a very tightly wound low to your WNW. Looks like it is slowly sinking to the south. Good luck!
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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2009, 12:04:50 am »

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That's a very tightly wound low to your WNW. Looks like it is slowly sinking to the south.
We're used to them - and it's already past peak development, if it ever does get here it won't be too bad.

Contimuous light slightly sleety rain & moderate breeze here, barometer is falling but only about 2mb/hr. Catch up on sleep I reckon.
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« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2009, 09:24:23 am »

I heard from the TV news yesterday about floodings in W Ukraine. It wasn't caused by convective weather. The snow in Carpathian mts. and everywhere was quickly melting, so the water level of the rivers (especially Dnistro) rised in a few meters.
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