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Old 08.07.2011, 11:46
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

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No reason for panic, sure, but since there are members of this forum who are colleagues of the people who were killed in this storm, perhaps the jolly japesters above might try to resist their urge to share their crap jokes with us just this once?

I really cannot comprehend how ****ing moronic some people can be at times (not you, Wolli).
I did not mean to be disrespectful toward people losing there lives ,sorry.I removed my post
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Here is an iphone video I took, I was trying to upload it directly but it wont...

https://download.yousendit.com/M0RyK0dwQk5YSHl4dnc9PQ
That will teach you for trying to watch Dragons Den..
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Old 08.07.2011, 11:53
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

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No reason for panic, sure, but since there are members of this forum who are colleagues of the people who were killed in this storm, perhaps the jolly japesters above might try to resist their urge to share their crap jokes with us just this once?

I really cannot comprehend how ****ing moronic some people can be at times (not you, Wolli).
Hailstorms in view of the resulting damage to houses, farms, gardens, balconies, cars, infrastructure and often occurring deadly accidents indeed are not exactly a basis for silly jokes
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

During the storm last night, when lightning was literally overhead, I kept hearing explosions. Thought they were gunfire at first. What was that likely to have been?
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:03
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During the storm last night, when lightning was literally overhead, I kept hearing explosions. Thought they were gunfire at first. What was that likely to have been?
Thunder. I know this sounds obvious, but when the lightning is directly over you, it sounds like an explosion and not like the echoing thunder you much more often hear from farer away.
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:04
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During the storm last night, when lightning was literally overhead, I kept hearing explosions. Thought they were gunfire at first. What was that likely to have been?
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Thanks for clearing that up. Did think for one brief moment my neighbour was out with a shot gun then decided that something electrical had been hit. Obviously just the thunder.
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During the storm last night, when lightning was literally overhead, I kept hearing explosions. Thought they were gunfire at first. What was that likely to have been?

I don't know for sure, but I have heard transformers blow out on power-lines with pretty explosive force during hurricanes and tropical storms. It usually sounds like a gunshot.
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:14
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During the storm last night, when lightning was literally overhead, I kept hearing explosions. Thought they were gunfire at first. What was that likely to have been?
Lightnings getting into the lake DO sound like explosions
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:16
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I don't know for sure, but I have heard transformers blow out on power-lines with pretty explosive force during hurricanes and tropical storms. It usually sounds like a gunshot.
Transformers are NOT blown out on power-lines in Switzerland ...............
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:20
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Transformers are NOT blown out on power-lines in Switzerland ...............
Are you 'being Swiss' here?
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:25
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Are you 'being Swiss' here?
Whatever, I can say that transformers are even during thunderstorms and hailstorms NOT "blown out on power-lines". Particularily not in cities where such powerlines are mostly under ground anyway
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:39
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That will teach you for trying to watch Dragons Den..
LOL! IRISH Dragons Den at that! Thought it would make some amusing late lunch watching, now I'll never know...
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Irish Dragons Den makes for fantastic comedy viewing. Low budget much?
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Old 08.07.2011, 12:46
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Whatever, I can say that transformers are even during thunderstorms and hailstorms NOT "blown out on power-lines". Particularily not in cities where such powerlines are mostly under ground anyway
And, even where there are overhead power lines in CH, there are NO overhead transformers (unlike the US).

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Old 08.07.2011, 13:02
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

For those new to CH:

Switzerland = Mountain Weather = VERY localised

15 km on the North East of Zürich, we were having a pleasant evening, it was raining, but not too bad and we could see the lightning show on the other side of the Züriburg.

But it's just remarkable seeing those 20min.ch pictures

20 Minuten Online Bildstrecke - Heftiges Hagelgewitter über der Schweiz
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Old 08.07.2011, 13:09
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We head up to the house tonight with no idea whether we were hit by the storm - and if so the damage that awaits us

We are just hoping that the garden survived after the amount of work we put in over the last few months.

same here, ours is quite near to DB's place too, so bricking it a bit
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Old 08.07.2011, 13:20
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But it's just remarkable seeing those 20min.ch pictures

20 Minuten Online Bildstrecke - Heftiges Hagelgewitter über der Schweiz
Looking at those pictures is a relief to realise that there were not a higher number of casualties around CH.
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Old 08.07.2011, 13:22
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Bigblue, if it's any comfort DB got hit with that storm last night in Pfäffikon SZ, not at home. At home the wind picked up a bit around that time, but that was all.

(We did get a thunderstorm at home much later on, about 1am, but nothing to compare. High winds, few twigs blown off the trees, and that was about it. Definitely no hail.)
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Looking at those pictures is a relief to realise that there were not a higher number of casualties around CH.
Amen to that Cris!
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