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Old 08.07.2011, 13:59
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

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wtf do you do when hailstones the size of your fist are falling out of the sky?
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cover yourself with a blanket to protect yourself from broken glass.
i.e., duck and cover!

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Old 08.07.2011, 14:31
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same here, ours is quite near to DB's place too, so bricking it a bit
Ours too - North and Up
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Old 09.07.2011, 17:58
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

For all of you in the East and Central Switzerland, there's another alert out:
http://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/web/e...er/danger.html . Be careful out there!
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Old 09.07.2011, 19:30
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Hi all,

I have planned to drive from Luzern to Calais through the night, starting at about 11pm. Anyone know if it's still safe to go? Got kids on board, so feeling a little more cautious!!

Have checked the Meteo website, but can't make out which way the storm is heading!

Grateful for any info!!
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Old 09.07.2011, 19:33
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Hi all,

I have planned to drive from Luzern to Calais through the night, starting at about 11pm. Anyone know if it's still safe to go? Got kids on board, so feeling a little more cautious!!

Have checked the Meteo website, but can't make out which way the storm is heading!

Grateful for any info!!
The storm is heading our way Thurgau
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

The alert currently says till midnight, but that may change. Seems to be southwesterly but you're in the middle of the Alps so it can come from anywhere. Can't really give advice but I guess it'll be ok on the motorways.
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Decided to risk it - wish me luck!

Thanks for all your replies, and don't forget to wear your Tin hats if venturing outside tonight!!

Happy holidays!

Angela
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Old 09.07.2011, 20:22
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Have a safe journey & drive carefully.

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Decided to risk it - wish me luck!

Thanks for all your replies, and don't forget to wear your Tin hats if venturing outside tonight!!

Happy holidays!

Angela
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Good luck, but it should be ok by night at least for traffic jams and all! Safe driving!
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Old 09.07.2011, 20:35
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Decided to risk it - wish me luck!

Thanks for all your replies, and don't forget to wear your Tin hats if venturing outside tonight!!

Happy holidays!

Angela
Take care driving. I can hear the thunder getting closer.
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Old 09.07.2011, 23:35
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

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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?
The truth is that cloud to cloud lightning results in a large ball of plasma that expands at speeds that are a significant fraction of the speed of light.

Needless to say this is way over the speed of sound and the expansion of the ball is so fast that it propagates just like an explosion. It sounds like an explosion because it basically is one.
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Wow! What a show the past week has been! I lived in the Sacramento, CA area most of my life where thunderstorms were not a regular occurrence and definitely not ever in the summertime! So it's sort of cool to listen to it and watch everything (from safely inside of course). Though it is sad that there have been injuries/fatalities
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Old 13.07.2011, 01:42
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Nice low thunderstorm overhead in Zurich tonight.
Sheet lightning strong winds and some hail.
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

that was much more than some hail and was pity violent as well
can't figure out if the car across the street survived that...!!
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Old 13.07.2011, 08:25
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Nice low thunderstorm overhead in Zurich tonight.
Sheet lightning strong winds and some hail.
The storm was quite pretty with the lightning. I ran out into the garden and filmed this clip (which doesn't do it justice as the storm was just past its highest point and you can't quite hear the constant low rumble of thunder).



But hopefully you can see how magnificent the lightning was against the clouds.
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Old 13.07.2011, 08:30
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

Huge hail storm here, the balcony looks a mess. The lightning went on for about 45 mins after the storm passed over.
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Old 13.07.2011, 09:24
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Re: Violent, fatal Summer storms over Central Switzerland

A wonderful storm in Basel last night. Beautifully timed to start at midnight for a couple of hours, so you can relax in bed watching the sky light up and hear the rolling thunder.
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A wonderful storm in Basel last night. Beautifully timed to start at midnight for a couple of hours, so you can relax in bed watching the sky light up and hear the rolling thunder.



christ I'm knackered this morning, our big brave german sheppard kept us awake most of the night because she's scared of storms, seemed to have 2 in the zurich area, lots of rain etc then a break and then more of the same.
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Old 13.07.2011, 10:06
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But hopefully you can see how magnificent the lightning was against the clouds.
Was absolutely gorgeous - and the weather today is just god-sent. No pun intended. I heart summer rains
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Old 13.07.2011, 11:05
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The storm was quite pretty with the lightning. I ran out into the garden and filmed this clip (which doesn't do it justice as the storm was just past its highest point and you can't quite hear the constant low rumble of thunder).



But hopefully you can see how magnificent the lightning was against the clouds.
That was something, wasn't it? My wife and I were awake still with jetlag so we got to enjoy the show, too. Not good for someone with photo-sensitive epilepsy, but that's not a concern in our home...
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