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that's bollox!...like the weather here 5th day of snow..............

but what is getting me down is the crazy easterly howling incessantly across the north sea...

Mark L

edit forecasters had suggested wind would die down but it's still howling just as much....
and proof down at coast where wind/sea meets the land
 
Wind in Scotland is back with a bang, had the 3/4 bib tights on today but the wind coming from the east was cutting me in 2....Ended up taking the easy cycle path home today, the roads around me are flat and very exposed.....it was a grind and I was struggling to do 15mph on the flat going into the wind


I really need it to start getting warmer soon
 
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like rick cycling in easterly gale was a...struggle

but out just before the rain...and it rained..and rained....

again horses field replete with.....ducks!

Mark L
 
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amazing! sun is shining after 3 days rain....mind? after a frosty start i'm waiting for things
to warm up before cycling out.............

not helped by someone fiddling with the clocks

Mark L
 
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jmdirt said:
The weather sucks, but the forecasting sucks X10! How the H can they be that far off?!
The local weather guy said 'if you plan to get out, morning is your best bet'. Weather.com showed 0-5% chance of rain until 12:00 when it increased from 25-55% throughout the afternoon with possible thunder storms, drying out again around 7:00 PM. The temps were forecast in the 50s all day. The radar didn't show any moisture in the area for at least two hours. OK, easy decision, I headed out at 10:00 for some cool, windy dirt. At about 11:00 I got pounded by one of the craziest hail storms I have ever been in. It lasted 30ish minutes and not only did it soak me and welt me, it also created a 2" flow of water down the trail. I got home, cold, wet, and muddy! About noon the sun came out and its been nice for the last two+ hours. EDIT: It stayed mostly sunny the rest of the day.

Again I ask, how can they get it so wrong? They have millions of dollars worth of equipment (billions if you count satellites) yet they were exactly opposite of what actually occurred. :mad:

Another note, Friday the high was 88 while the high today is forecast for 58. A 30 degree swing is hard on my old systems! :lol:
 
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jmdirt said:
jmdirt said:
The weather sucks, but the forecasting sucks X10! How the H can they be that far off?!
The local weather guy said 'if you plan to get out, morning is your best bet'. Weather.com showed 0-5% chance of rain until 12:00 when it increased from 25-55% throughout the afternoon with possible thunder storms, drying out again around 7:00 PM. The temps were forecast in the 50s all day. The radar didn't show any moisture in the area for at least two hours. OK, easy decision, I headed out at 10:00 for some cool, windy dirt. At about 11:00 I got pounded by one of the craziest hail storms I have ever been in. It lasted 30ish minutes and not only did it soak me and welt me, it also created a 2" flow of water down the trail. I got home, cold, wet, and muddy! About noon the sun came out and its been nice for the last two+ hours. EDIT: It stayed mostly sunny the rest of the day.

Again I ask, how can they get it so wrong? They have millions of dollars worth of equipment (billions if you count satellites) yet they were exactly opposite of what actually occurred. :mad:

Another note, Friday the high was 88 while the high today is forecast for 58. A 30 degree swing is hard on my old systems! :lol:
Yikes, that sounds like quite the adventure!

Weather forecasts in my area at this time of year usually hover between cloudy, rain, showers, chance of showers - that would be expected. But last week we had a minor two-day heatwave where it was sunny and 80F, it's much too soon for this kind of crap.

We're still about 10 inches below our usual rainfall, have a feeling this will be a long, dry, hot, and miserable summer.
 
It's a beautiful day in Ensenada!! Today is the car roll out for the 50th anniversary Baja 500... lots of the vehicles are simply awesome!! You can see the live broadcast on Score international racing!! Tomorrow will be the race start.. you can see live coverage on the website
 
What a summer here (Flanders), and I guess for much of NW Europe.
A three-month drought and temperatures reaching all-time highs (today again > 35 °C). Trees are dying, the grass has been yellow for 6 weeks now. Feels like we switched climate zones.
 
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RedheadDane said:
Robert5091 said:
So after the hottest dryest May on record, just in time for holidays to begin, the weather turns autumnal. A good time to sell last minute holidays around the Med!
That autumnal weather doesn't seem to have lasted long, what with all the issues you guys have been having.
Yeah, that was a little joke played on us by the Weather Gods (not to be confused with the Weather Girls ...)
 
Mid-90s here in western Oregon on and off for the past two weeks - so far we've been lucky, the haze from all the wildfires hasn't hit us too much yet. But it's a-coming...

This heat is ridiculous, it hasn't rained here in weeks! (Ah well, at least the sun and heat are good for the tomato plants, I should have a respectable crop this year. Gotta look at the positives...)
 
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Koronin said:
It appears Hurricane Florence is headed for us. Landfall is currently expected a bit south of where I live.
You might want to stock up on some scented candles - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-10/add-potential-coal-ash-spills-to-hurricane-florence-s-threats?srnd=premium-europe
From the livestock industry, one environmental impact from the storm could be from the lagoons, or lined earthen pits, that hold treated manure. They are commonly used to manage swine waste.

The waste is held in lagoons because it’s generally considered a safe way to store the manure before it’s used to aid crops.

More than 10 billion pounds of wet animal waste is produced annually in the state (NC), according to a June 2016 report by the group, which has monitored the impact of past storms. North Carolina is the top U.S. turkey producer, ranks third for chicken and is home to more hogs than any state other than Iowa, government data show.

“This increasingly severe, potentially unprecedented storm is hurdling to the epicenter of animal agriculture in North Carolina,” said Will Hendrick, a staff attorney and manager for a water campaign in the state for the Waterkeeper Alliance. “Because waste is managed using archaic practices, it presents a significant threat to water quality, primarily through run off and/or breach or inundation of hog lagoons.”
 

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