What's with the freakin' weather...

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  1. dong20

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    Summer weather in the UK is usually a matter of discontent for one reason or another but the last couple of months have been even more bonkers than usual.

    Flash flooding or hailstones like marbles in January or Ferbruary is one thing, but this is July....anyone else been experiencing unusual weather?

    This isn't about blaming it on climate change, I'm simply interested....

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    I spoke to my parents on the phone earlier. They were saying how bad it has been.
     
  3. ManlyBanisters

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    Not that much better here, dong - I don't mind though - kinda reminds me of home...
     
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    So, you're an amphibian? Cool.:biggrin1:
     
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    Not exactly - but Kermie and I have been living in the swamp for sometime... :tongue:
     
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    There are some striking amateur images of today's London hailstorm up at the BBC right now:

    BBC NEWS | In Pictures | Flash hailstorm in South London

    And as I type this post, this normally Mediterraneanesque enclave of Baden-W├╝rttemberg is around 15 degrees cooler than usual for this time of year... with an intense deluge making its presence felt outside. :rolleyes:
     
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    I know, I had it up close and personal! For comparison and amusement, I've attached two pictures. One taken from the BBC site from today (July), the other taken in February by me.....:rolleyes:
     

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    Hard to tell which is which so that says it all
     
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    Whether the weather be cold
    Whether the weather be hot
    Whether the weather
    Whatever the weather
    Whether we like it or not

    - Supposedly an old English school children's rhyme.
     
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    I was taught the abridged version as a child:

    Whether it's cold
    Or Whether it's hot...
    We'll have weather,
    Whether or not.
     
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    Global wetting?
     
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    I know that Texas and Oklahoma have been experiencing some significant flooding. I'm just curious to know how the remainder of the hurricane season is going to shape up. The peak is late August/Sept., so we'll see.
     
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    Not a dry bed in the house. :rolleyes:
     
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    Last year's above-average hurricane season forecast was a bust. Here's this year's:

    NOAA Hurricane season forecast 2007
     
  15. agnslz

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    Well, I certainly wish it was a bit more wet and/or cooler around here! It's managed to get up to nearly a hundred degrees here for the last two weeks. It has rained some, and it may rain today, but it still isn't enough. To top it all off, it's been very windy lately and the dust storms are horrendous!:eek: Gawd, I hate summer!:biggrin:
     
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    I'm in San Antonio and it has been raining nearly every day here for some time. Strange, since it was so dry last year! I talk to my friends and family back in Indiana, and for once it's actually wetter here in Texas than it is in Indiana!
     
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    I'm not sure about all the rain everyone is having but we are about to experience a solar maximum.
    NASA - Solar Storm Warning
     
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    Perhaps, in three or four years. It better not rain until then...:rolleyes:
     
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