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Topic: Wierd weather
Posted By: Offshoretiger
Subject: Wierd weather
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 10:08am

We had a front come through yesterday after we got off the water. So we were standing in the boat park putting the cover on and watching the sky get blacker and blacker over the bay. Then I notised there were little clouds growing very quickly about half way between the water surface and the cloud base and they were getting sucked up into the clouds above. A few of the columns started to twist a bit but nothing got big enough to turn into a proper twister. Still quite impressive and rather freaky for NE Scotland

Really wished I had a camera but my phone was in my bag in the club house.

Anyone seen any other freaky weather stuff resently?



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 3:28pm
really big sandstorms ARE PRETTY FREAKY

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 3:50pm
how freaky??

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 3:55pm
well everwhere is now covered in sand and you have to stay inside as it really hurts you eyes with horozontily flying sand you cant see for more than 5ft(some sandstorms are worse than others but todays was really bad)

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:01pm
yes i think i had figured out the 'sand evrywere' bit from the name. But how are they freaky?

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:07pm
horizontal sand at like almost 50mph

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:19pm

so what dose it look like when theres a storm coming. like a reguler storm of diffrent? do you get ligtning? dose it all go dead still first like when theres a big front coming? do the clouds go a funny color like when theres a hail storm coming? how is it freakier then a reguler storm?

 



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:26pm
).well there arnt usually any clouds in dubai.ummm they ussually last from day till night so i dont know if you can see it coming but i dont think so as the winds get up to 40-55 knots inside them(cant go sailing in one as cant see exess of five meters no no lightening.thogh just looked outside and the sand has calmed down a bit and the skys a really eiri orange.

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:37pm

fair enough. Are they seasonal or just random? I think in Bejing they are seasonal

never been to Dubai exept changing planes



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:40pm
no there random but being surronded by deserts not rare.did you look out the window when landing taking off?lots of desert


ps still dont know how to spell desert even thogh i live in one!did i spell it right

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:48pm

Yes you did. The camels, palm trees and Lawrence of Arabia type of location is "desert". The ice-cream, custard, strawberries and loads of chocolate (maybe not all at once) is "dessert".   

 BnS 



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:49pm

no idea how its spelt. And yes I did know Dubai is pretty much surrounded by them.

dont really bother looking out much if its just somewere im transiting through, just try and get awake enough to find the next gate and then go back to sleep.

For Bejing to get sandstorms it needs the wind out of one direction for a while and I think that is only the prevailing wind for a couple of months or something. Wasnt paying that much atention cos I was only there for a week so I wasnt that bothered about what the wether was going to be like in 2 months time. It did snow when we were on the great wall of china though



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:50pm
snow!havnt seen the stuff in ages

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 4:59pm
I mist most of it this year, dosent snow much in Texas 

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Posted By: headfry
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:00pm
A little off topic, but if you want to see weird clouds go to

www.cloudappreciationsociety.org 

it's got some fab cloud pics!


Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:00pm
never snows in dubai

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:05pm

Originally posted by feva_sailor

never snows in dubai

now why exacley am i not serprised by that????? 



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:09pm
exept for up in the mountins at times

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:16pm

ok now your starting to anoy me again

 

headfry - nice site, some really cool pics on there



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:39pm

Now now, boys and girls, calm down. Offshoretiger, be careful, feva_kid's eccentric spelling is getting the best of your posts  (he's contagious, that boy...)

Let's all go and take a relaxing break by looking at headfry's impressive cloud site...  



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:46pm

Sorry BNS. But Im afraid my spelling is that bad anyway. Normaly i try and remeber to spell check but there dosent seem much point sometimes.

Off to look at the cloud site and chill out before home time 



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:52pm

Ah well, I tried  

Once a teacher... always a teacher...



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:59pm

Its ok, Pierre was on my case for ages but i think even he as given up now

im just hopeless

 



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Posted By: Hector
Date Posted: 10 Jul 06 at 5:59pm

At last an opportunity to bore people with my holiday photos!

The shot below was one of several taken at sunset when the 'Donuts' just appeared. They were actually much more striking tostart with, but it took me a while to think about and then find the camera. Quality could be better as it's a scanned print.

Also NE Scotland though so maybe there's something weird going on up there?



Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 7:34am
Originally posted by Black no sugar

Now now, boys and girls, calm down. Offshoretiger, be careful, feva_kid's eccentric spelling is getting the best of your posts  (he's contagious, that boy...)


Let's all go and take a relaxing break by looking at headfry's impressive cloud site...  



my bad spelling is contagious(btw did i speel any of that right)

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 7:39am
Originally posted by headfry


A little off topic, but if you want to see weird clouds go towww.cloudappreciationsociety.org  it's got some fab cloud pics!


have you been on there fourum!

look what i found on it:

There is obviously some confidential low level cloud information that we're not allowed to see until the Society trusts us.

i dont get it!confidentual clouds

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 7:56am
Shhhhhhhhh! It's low-level cloud information. Does it mean "low-level information on clouds" (something mere mortals are allowed to know) or "information on low-level clouds" (i.e. something to know about fog)? Whatever it means, don't tell anyone...

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 8:04am
duno read it for youself.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/385606/thread/1151943744/last-1152385336/Will+this+make+me+rich- - weird

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 9:42am

Ok that photo is very cool and very wierd



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 10:03am

What about this one:

Rare rainbow over Idaho



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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 3:20pm
Originally posted by Black no sugar

What about this one:




impresive .the plane spoils it a bit tho

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 3:49pm
Touch of reality... just to show it wasn't a Photoshop jobbie

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Posted By: gonzo
Date Posted: 11 Jul 06 at 5:42pm
After 6 years in dubai i ahve never seen a 55mph sand storm. And why not go sailing. Mate of mine ewas racing lasers in qatar when one hit everyone got rerscued apart from him. he sailed to the nearest beach and went to the pub in the hotel. He wasnt most popular with organisers

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 12 Jul 06 at 7:32am
ok 55mph was a bit exagirated but were you here 2 days ago james??

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Posted By: lozza
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 12:30pm
Check out some of the pictures on here - a sandstorm in iraq

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/stu/iraq/sandstorm.htm - www.sunbelt-software.com/stu/iraq/sandstorm.htm

Pretty weird


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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 12:41pm
Not quite weather related .. bur rather impressive:

http://www.sunbelt-software.com/stu/iraq/ordinance_disposal.htm - http://www.sunbelt-software.com/stu/iraq/ordinance_disposal. htm

HUGE smoke-rings!!



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Posted By: Prince Buster
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 2:26pm
impressive

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Posted By: Isis
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 3:29pm
Originally posted by Prince Buster

impressive


..to say the least




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Posted By: Strawberry
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 4:15pm

Looks like one of those unmentionable things I keep in my wallet for special occasions:



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 5:00pm

Ooooh  That's one big..........

 

 

 

 

chimney stacks!



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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 13 Jul 06 at 5:49pm
If it looks like that it's perished I'm afraid.  Expect a call from the CSA.


Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 2:26am
Its 2:25 AM.

Its too hot.

I cant sleep.

I need a drink.

Someone ... please help!!


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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 7:39am

Open windows, take your kit off, have a shower, whatever, but please people, don't moan about the hot weather... It's WONDERFUL!!

love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it
love it love it love it

 Heart  Heart



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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 7:46am
Too Hot to sail properly!!!


I think my foils are probably melted lumps in the bottom of the boat now ... and my hikers have probably melted as well yesterday!


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Posted By: headfry
Date Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 8:56am
BNS i am with you on that one !!

Hot is good very, very good

I love it, I love it , I love it, I love it, I love it, too

 now stands for ... getting sweaty

now stands for ....caught the sun a little

now stands for .... way way to much sun!!

now stands for.... sun stroke!


Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 18 Jul 06 at 9:18am
i got sun stroke when i was stupid enough to crew a topcat when it was 50c

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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 03 Aug 06 at 12:12pm
OK, Its now too windy!

Well .. actually ... its just these gusts that come RIPPING through ...

Give us STEADY wind!!!!


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Posted By: MRJP BUZZ 585
Date Posted: 03 Aug 06 at 1:09pm
Yea, wind was a bit too strong yesterday followed by lulls with no wind at all plus really shifty

i agree i want steady wind


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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 03 Aug 06 at 2:01pm
Parts of it were exciting ... doing safety cover was a laugh for once ... Managing to get lasers surfing nicely, and watching a Laser 2000 planing UPWIND!

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 03 Aug 06 at 8:18pm
as im in england at the mo i am wondering how it is hot?today was cold 21c.freezing.

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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 03 Aug 06 at 8:58pm
We have had a few 35*c days.

Where are you staying?


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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 03 Aug 06 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by Villan

We have had a few 35*c days.Where are you staying?


surry in woking im stuck nowere near water but im going to exeter for afew days

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Posted By: feva_sailor
Date Posted: 13 Aug 06 at 7:31pm
anyone in the middle of that big thunderstorm right now?thats pretty spectacular.i was outside in chertsey as it staeted at 3oclock.its still on now and our gardens now a pool.


Posted By: HannahJ
Date Posted: 13 Aug 06 at 7:34pm
We got caught in it at about half 4, got drenched...that was north london.


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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 17 Aug 06 at 11:25am
I have just looked out of the window and it's raining.  Thought you all should know.

That concludes the weather observation for East Grinstead.


Posted By: MRJP BUZZ 585
Date Posted: 17 Aug 06 at 11:45am
cloudy and just a touch of wind for somerset

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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 17 Aug 06 at 1:40pm

Started well, just been honking down but brightening up a bit now

Thats is for Chasewater - or 400 meters away where I work



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 18 Aug 06 at 4:30pm
hot and no wind - houston TX

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Posted By: Hobbo
Date Posted: 18 Aug 06 at 6:08pm
Windy, Sunny and noone to go sailing with - Shoreham 

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Posted By: Prince Buster
Date Posted: 18 Aug 06 at 6:52pm
very windy, very sunny, people to go sailing with.....but no tide - Southend-on-Sea

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Posted By: headfry
Date Posted: 21 Aug 06 at 8:44am
ooooh Prince Buster......
I lived very near to Southend, grew up on it's 'beaches'
The tide goes out for a month there! nothing worse




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