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Lightning storm over Zurich

Don't know if any of you guys are awake right now, but there is a terrific lightning storm happening over the skies in Zurich right now.

Constant flashing of lightning high up in the clouds with hardly any thunder.
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Old 13.07.2011, 02:13
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

Yup. I'm still up and can hear it.

Methinks, just rain or whatever already and be done!
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

http://www.meteoswiss.admin.ch/web/e...er/danger.html
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

Much needed cooler air :-)
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

Headline news: Hail in Zurich tonight!

Hail is going crazy tonight, if it keeps on going like this I will probably have to write an insurance claim for the car in the morning
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Yup. I'm still up and can hear it.

Methinks, just rain or whatever already and be done!
heavy hail here ! Feared for the windows. But the worst apparently is over now. It was slower than expected as storms for Basel-Zürich usually need just 2 hours.
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Headline news: Hail in Zurich tonight!

Hail is going crazy tonight, if it keeps on going like this I will probably have to write an insurance claim for the car in the morning
The Radar shows that it will be over soon. Heavy winds, white outside, little Rivers came down the street. Happy to be in the house and not in a tent somewhere.
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All the best to those along the Jura - us Zurchers just got the tail end of it !
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

It seems that another big front is coming in from the west. Doesn't have the same intensity yet, but could build up.
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heavy hail here ! Feared for the windows. But the worst apparently is over now. It was slower than expected as storms for Basel-Zürich usually need just 2 hours.
Don't you have shutters for your windows?

The heavy hail just hit my area it seems.

Glad I's in tonight!
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Don't you have shutters for your windows?

The heavy hail just hit my area it seems.

Glad I's in tonight!
No, Mr Stefanini, the owner of the house, is opposed to such luxuries
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No, Mr Stefanini, the owner of the house, is opposed to such luxuries
Wow! I thought all buildings in der Schweiz had them. That's too bad on that.
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

found hail stone pieces in my kitchen(the window was open apparently)...
but all calm now.
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

If anyone outside Zurich is interested, I took a short video of the storm to capture the intensity and the frequency of the lightning. Unfortunately, an iPhone 3 camera isn't the best to capture such, but here it is anyway.



Thankfully no broken windscreens or windows on our street.

Funny thing is that as the storm moved out northwards with all its fury, the moon came sailing into view round the south in a cloudless section of the sky, looking all prim and proper, as if to say "nothing to do with me guv."
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Wow! I thought all buildings in der Schweiz had them. That's too bad on that.
Where I lived in Adliswil in between 02 and 09 there were shutters, but of a quality which would not have survived any hailshower ! And in the place before, to close the shutters took far too long to be of any use.
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Old 13.07.2011, 03:06
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

I’d been looking at the controversial ‘Woman killed by lightning as boyfriend prepares to propose’ thread on the EF, when all the weather hell broke loose. Talk about coincidences! Or divine censorship.
My cats looked mighty scared by the constant flashing of lightning and the noise of thunder and hail. Poor little creatures.
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

Just been watching the lightning light up the sky on the other (East) side of Lake Zurich - must have been quite a show over there in the Highlands. as it was lighting up the sky but totally silent.
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Old 13.07.2011, 08:38
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

Wow, if that was at 1am, I didn't wake up until 4am, and it was a rather impressive light and thunder show. I usually don't wake up for storms since I grew up in storm country. That's a really long time for a lightning/thunderstorm to last. I got up and checked the radar at the time and it was a reasonably large cell, but not so huge as to last 3 hours. I wonder what the folks west of here got hit with?
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Old 13.07.2011, 08:45
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich

Yeh . . pretty impressive at that time in the morning . . . about as impressive as the SBB `gardeners` who spent the WHOLE previous night strimming and cutting the grass verges of the train lines . . . right outside my window . . . .that`s about 5 hours sleep in 2 nights.
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Re: Lightning storm over Zurich



The thunder was a long constant rumble.
It was so warm in Zurich yesterday affernoon. It's cleared the air.
So long as there are no more casualties I don't mind this summer being a storm season. I love a powerful thunderstorm.
I went outside to take the above vid. Was fairly safe as I was under cover of the roof on our grillplatz in the garden. Beautiful.
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