Big Wind storms in Europe!!!

Jan 20th, 2007, 10:11 AM
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<<In California, they build for earthquakes. In Florida (the enlightened) build for hurricanes. In Tornado Alley, they build storm cellars.

The problems Europe is experiencing seem to be the result of not anticipating bad weather. My profoundest hope is that global warming henceforth informs their decision-making.>>

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"1,836 people lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina and in the subsequent flooding"
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Jan 20th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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the debate here seems to be heating up as weather continues to grow cold.

UK authorities are warning people of a cold cold winter ahead, with temperature reaching the negatives in the next few days. Isn't the weather strange now?

Flood, storm, bush fires, ice storms... does anybody see a pattern here?

But Barbara, I guess they do have a point. Precaution is precaution until the real thing strikes. Once cannot really anticipate/know what to expect with mother natures. The best cities may be equipped with the best technologies against these sort os calamities, but when the real thing strikes... who knows what will happen?
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Jan 20th, 2007, 02:46 PM
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(pardon me for the typing errors. was typing with one hand, the other one grasping a hot mug...)
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Jan 20th, 2007, 03:17 PM
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>cold cold winter ahead
Basically, next weekend temps will be about -10C, so I'm told. Today it was +13C. You would expect a few days/nights below -20C at this time of the year. This is what people are used to. Storms are usually "scheduled" for October/November But it's quite o.k. the way the weather is now..., people will adapt. Who knows maybe this will be a long cold winter after all, like it has been in the last year, just starting a little later. In Munich the storm didn't cause much damage.
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Jan 27th, 2007, 01:01 PM
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well yes that was quite a blow - i was in amsterdam and they told us not to walk outside that day as the winds would be hurricane force and tiles were blowing off the roofs. i saw lots of broken tiles on the street. yes then the dutch and german train systems were shut down. then they had a big, for them snow in germany and further put DB trains in chaos. luckily did not impact me much and now in rome and it was about 60 degrees today.
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Jan 27th, 2007, 01:13 PM
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Quite some snow today. It has warmed up in the last few hours, around zero celsius. Next week will be rather warm (about 5C). Winter's over (hopefully). If you want snow in the city come soon.
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Jan 27th, 2007, 01:20 PM
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Well, here in London we had our five seconds of snow on Thursday morning - then it melted by lunchtime. Now it's got warmer, which I'm pleased about since my roof got damaged in the winds.
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Jan 27th, 2007, 01:34 PM
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Seems like just about every year I can remember (and I go back a few years), people talk about how strange the weather has been. Hotter than "normal," colder than "normal," wetter than "normal," drier than "normal," windier than "normal," etc.

Maybe "normal" has a very wide range--and it's unusual to have a full year that is "average" in terms of weather. Maybe.
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Jan 27th, 2007, 02:40 PM
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I'd be very happy, if "normal" would be 25-28C every day of the year, but then there's nothing to talk about. What better subject is there than the weather All those people living in southern climates don't know what they're missing. The joy of getting out of bed every morning not knowing how it looks outside today ;-)
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