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'APOCALYPTIC': Storm Brigid rages towards UK bringing 150MPH KILLER winds, rain and SNOW
Express ^ | 31 January 2014 | Nathan Rao

Posted on 01/31/2014 11:05:29 PM PST by Errant

The entire country faces at least three days of torrential downpours, savage 150mph gales and weeks of relentless flood misery.

Storm Brigid is expected to first hit UK shores later this afternoon before the full force of the onslaught rips into the country tomorrow.

Experts say it threatens to cause destruction on a par with the ferocious October St Jude’s Day Storm and subsequent Storm Emily which hit in December.

(Excerpt) Read more at express.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: brigid; globalwarming; storm; uk
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Looks to be bloody awful!


1 posted on 01/31/2014 11:05:29 PM PST by Errant
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To: Errant

2 posted on 01/31/2014 11:09:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: moose07; Errant

Please check in, M07!


3 posted on 01/31/2014 11:10:29 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: winoneforthegipper; machogirl; The Cajun
One of my favorite links for winds:

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-14.53,30.89,303

4 posted on 01/31/2014 11:10:30 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

That’s globull warming right there for ya!

Warm globally, cool locally!


5 posted on 01/31/2014 11:12:14 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Errant

Prayers up for the UK.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 11:15:35 PM PST by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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To: onyx
"Please check in, M07!"

They're probably gonna need 007 on this one too.

Global Warming storms, eh?

7 posted on 01/31/2014 11:17:07 PM PST by blam
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Don’t go spittin’ at no 150MPH wind.


8 posted on 01/31/2014 11:18:12 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

That’s a very interesting map.


9 posted on 01/31/2014 11:23:20 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

You can move it around by with your mouse to see the wind in different parts of the world.


10 posted on 01/31/2014 11:25:38 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

150 mph winds across the country???

That can’t be true, at least not without major destruction. That’s just 7 mph shy of a category 5 hurricane wind speeds...


11 posted on 01/31/2014 11:34:50 PM PST by DB
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To: Errant
Yup. I figured that out.

Also, if you click on the word 'earth'...you can do temperatures and other things.

Neat. I bookmarked it.

12 posted on 01/31/2014 11:35:20 PM PST by blam
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To: onyx

Article says probably trouble with “power supplies”. People there do not store much food. They walk or drive to the nearest food store (they are not huge like ours are), and buy fresh food, then go back two days later and do it again and on and on like that. If water supply goes down, they don’t store that, either. There is going to be a lot of misery there and I hope not many deaths.


13 posted on 01/31/2014 11:38:25 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: blam

So that’s where that menu went. lol

I was trying to find it to tell ya...


14 posted on 01/31/2014 11:38:48 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant
Thanks for the link.
15 posted on 01/31/2014 11:42:46 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: DB

Wouldn’t doubt they’re not exaggerating some, but anything over 100MPH can create a lot of damage and sounds like they’ve already had a bunch of rain as the rivers and creeks are already flooded. This winter has really been colder, wetter, and winder than normal for the UK.


16 posted on 01/31/2014 11:43:39 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: The Cajun

You guys finally digging out down there? I’ve still got a mound of ice/snow about three foot deep that collected from one of the roof valleys.


17 posted on 01/31/2014 11:44:55 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

According to that map, western Ireland is getting clobbered at this moment.


18 posted on 01/31/2014 11:48:03 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Errant
Think at the "high point" of the snow storm, I saw maybe 30 flakes in a cubic yard volume for about 2 or 3 minutes, LOL!!
Very small flakes at that, maybe 1/4 inch.

We did have a little freezing rain and sleet, maybe 1/10 to 2/10 of an inch.

Did get down to 18F, don't see that many times down here.

19 posted on 01/31/2014 11:51:42 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: dead
Click on a spot, the direction and wind speed will be displayed.

The south is getting 90KMH now.

20 posted on 01/31/2014 11:53:20 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

According to the map, looks like a hurricane tearing into Ireland...


21 posted on 01/31/2014 11:53:44 PM PST by Iscool
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To: Errant

Look what is happening to Israel with he pressure by the world to give away what God promised.
There is a pattern of this over history.
Remember Gods promises are forever.
Prophesy is being fulfilled and its going to get worse.
This is very serious stuff.

From Genesis 12

The Call of Abram

12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.

2
“I will make you into a great nation,
and I will bless you;
I will make your name great,
and you will be a blessing.[a]

3
I will bless those who bless you,
and whoever curses you I will curse;
and all peoples on earth
will be blessed through you.”[b


22 posted on 01/31/2014 11:53:52 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: The Cajun

We got about 3-4 inches this time. About 6 in the previous episode. Due to the cold though, it stayed longer this time. Lots of the interstate shut down. About 20 miles of I49 shutdown here. The schools were closed for three days here.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 11:57:02 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Errant

Sheesh...they’ve been contending with terrible flooding, many areas still underwater from their last hit... and bad weather left and right for weeks now...to have to face this as well! There’s like no relief for these folks!


24 posted on 01/31/2014 11:57:39 PM PST by caww
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To: right way right

Agree


25 posted on 01/31/2014 11:58:33 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: Iscool

They’ve named it. I didn’t know they did that.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 11:59:33 PM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: caww

Yep, it’s going to be a nasty storm on top of already bad conditions. Been watching their weather for months now, for some reason. I sometimes listen in to their streaming radio scanners when the seas are rough and winds are gale force.


27 posted on 02/01/2014 12:06:29 AM PST by Errant (Surround yourself with intelligent and industrious people who help and support each other.)
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To: DB

Data buoy near northwest of Ireland says 39 ft wave height. That sounds pretty rough seas, but not the worst.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 12:10:31 AM PST by virgil
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To: caww
This is what they've been contending with BEFORE this storm hits!!


29 posted on 02/01/2014 12:22:37 AM PST by caww
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To: Errant

Since I “travel” online to various places Worldwide I run across weather events as they’re happening, or warnings of... in varying places...but UK doesn’t seem to be getting any breaks in these rains and storms....

My sister-in-law has a weather scanner in Florida. She really enjoys it,....a real buff on following the weather.


30 posted on 02/01/2014 12:26:51 AM PST by caww
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To: caww

Wind turbines that the UK depend on will all be shut down, blackouts are likely because of their dependence on wind and solar.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 12:33:33 AM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Oh wow, that’s right! I never thought about that. Terrible what they are facing and have been facing. And it’s winter no less!


32 posted on 02/01/2014 12:52:47 AM PST by caww
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To: Errant

There was also apparently a “ghost ship of rats” headed towards Britain.


33 posted on 02/01/2014 2:13:20 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Errant

There was also apparently a “ghost ship of rats” headed towards Britain.


34 posted on 02/01/2014 2:13:21 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

Care to elaborate some on that statement?


35 posted on 02/01/2014 2:16:27 AM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: tflabo
Yes, here is a link. These are "cannibal" rats, which evidently make the situation more dire.
36 posted on 02/01/2014 2:18:04 AM PST by SamAdams76
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To: SamAdams76

“Cannibal rats’’? I say, jolly pulse throbbing!


37 posted on 02/01/2014 3:35:01 AM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Errant

Bookmark.


38 posted on 02/01/2014 4:36:15 AM PST by SunTzuWu
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To: Errant

That is an amazing pic!


39 posted on 02/01/2014 4:41:39 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I just checked weather.com for 5 day forecast for London and it shows partly cloudy today, sunny tomorrow and light showers for a few days after that, no snow in sight, and no heavy winds.

????????


40 posted on 02/01/2014 4:42:51 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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To: Errant

Thankyou for the link. It is now at 59km.


41 posted on 02/01/2014 4:45:40 AM PST by stilloftyhenight (Unite in the primary to unseat RINOs...staying home isn't an option.)
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To: Errant

Probably headed for East Anglia University so it can be categorized as global whatever. Stay safe rest of UK.


42 posted on 02/01/2014 4:46:55 AM PST by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: Errant

One wonders what safe vantage the photographer had to take that picture


43 posted on 02/01/2014 4:47:53 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Errant

Ohhhhhh..... That link is fabulous. Thanks so much for bringing that to us this morning.


44 posted on 02/01/2014 4:56:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Apple Pan Dowdy

Hardly world-shaking, but a stretch of bad weather in the west of the UK. Not that bad in London though.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10610911/UK-weather-Lives-at-risk-as-more-floods-hit-Britain-Environment-Agency-warns.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2549303/Ken-Clarke-slams-lynch-mob-attacking-government-handling-floods.html


45 posted on 02/01/2014 4:56:44 AM PST by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: blam

also, the color indicates the intensity.


46 posted on 02/01/2014 4:57:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Errant

it threatens to cause destruction on a par with the ferocious October St Jude’s Day Storm and subsequent Storm Emily which hit in December.


One of the three worst storms of this winter! Wow!


47 posted on 02/01/2014 5:02:15 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: OrioleFan

Is Algore in London giving a speech on globull warming?


48 posted on 02/01/2014 5:07:26 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Errant

Cool beans!


49 posted on 02/01/2014 5:18:19 AM PST by PLMerite
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To: jjotto
"Hardly world-shaking, but a stretch of bad weather in the west of the UK. Not that bad in London though."

I would rather trust weather.com than a tabloid magazine. Dublin is west, right? Forecast for there today is rain and 30mph winds..... not exactly an "epic storm" situation. Sunny for tomorrow and NO freezing temps or snow in sight.

I understand that they have flooding due to a lot of rainy days, but nothing anywhere near the storm conditions that the posted article for this thread speaks of.

50 posted on 02/01/2014 5:33:12 AM PST by Apple Pan Dowdy (... as American as Apple Pie)
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