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Old 05.03.2019, 21:46
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Heavy wind warning alert

Just been receiving a barrage of weather warnings through, effective 9am tomorrow through to midday Thursday. Our bit of Kanton Schwyz expecting up to 160km hour winds. A quick check of various Swiss and EU meteo sites seem to concur, although other sites have nothing at all. The sites relaying warnings, have them applying for various bits of Switzerland, so you folks might want to do your own checks, and contemplate "battening down the hatches".
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Old 05.03.2019, 21:52
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Just been receiving a barrage of weather warnings through, effective 9am tomorrow through to midday Thursday. Our bit of Kanton Schwyz expecting up to 160km hour winds. A quick check of various Swiss and EU meteo sites seem to concur, although other sites have nothing at all. The sites relaying warnings, have them applying for various bits of Switzerland, so you folks might want to do your own checks, and contemplate "battening down the hatches".
Oooops, I was gonna go to Germany tomorrow. 160 km/h is a bit much when I think of the forest I need to cross on my way. Hmmm .... it's not that what I gotta do can't wait a few more days ...
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Old 05.03.2019, 23:01
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Oooops, I was gonna go to Germany tomorrow. 160 km/h is a bit much when I think of the forest I need to cross on my way. Hmmm .... it's not that what I gotta do can't wait a few more days ...
It's a Föhn that's coming. Unlikely to make it as far as Germany. Oh and max 120 Km/h they say.

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Old 06.03.2019, 11:21
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

We even got a work email warning us, but it came to nothing...
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Old 06.03.2019, 11:26
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We even got a work email warning us, but it came to nothing...
Hasn't started properly yet. Should build up over the next hours, peaking overnight.
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Old 06.03.2019, 11:35
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

Hasn't been as windless as now for days around here, not a single leaf is moving. LOL.
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Old 06.03.2019, 11:36
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

Up to date information here: http://alarm.meteocentrale.ch/index-en.html
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Old 06.03.2019, 12:20
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

I've just had beans on toast for breakfast.....
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I've just had beans on toast for breakfast.....
All your fault then.
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Old 06.03.2019, 17:16
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

Saw this post. Went outside in the night to put everything properly in place so it doesn't end up on the street. Warned the husband and the neighbour upstairs.

Was checking outside the whole day to see if it gets bad.

Sunshine. Blue skies. Not a tree moving.

Finally check the map. Oh... The storm in the south for a change...
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Old 06.03.2019, 19:17
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

Same. Scuttled about last night, fastening down anything that had now emerged from the snow and could be moved. Today, blue skies, dead calm. Oh well. At least we got a couple of outstanding jobs done in the process (fitting the shutter locks that we've been procrastinating about for 2 years, and fastening down the new wood storage rack that we didn't get to complete before the winter snow!)
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

No reports in the lemanic basin.
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Old 06.03.2019, 22:37
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No reports in the lemanic basin.

Breakfast was a long time ago
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

If people want, you can sign up for local weather warnings by email at http://www.meteocentrale.ch/en/weather/severe-weather-switzerland/mailservice.html and it works off your postcode, ie you won't get a warning if it's windy in Geneva if you're in Zurich etc.

I use it and it predicts about 5 out of 3 storms, you get the alert and the reality isn't so bad but better to be warned etc.
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.....I use it and it predicts about 5 out of 3 storms, you get the alert and the reality isn't so bad but better to be warned etc.
It predicts more storms than there are?
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

Bit windy here overnight and it's raining as well.
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Just been receiving a barrage of weather warnings through, effective 9am tomorrow through to midday Thursday. Our bit of Kanton Schwyz expecting up to 160km hour winds. A quick check of various Swiss and EU meteo sites seem to concur, although other sites have nothing at all. The sites relaying warnings, have them applying for various bits of Switzerland, so you folks might want to do your own checks, and contemplate "battening down the hatches".
they always like to exaggerate
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Re: Heavy wind warning alert

The meteosuisse app does the same for your selected towns.
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they always like to exaggerate
Well they didn't. In the areas forecast (basically the usual Föhn valleys) there was a rather nasty Föhn storm from yesterday afternoon until the wee small hours of last night. Did quite a bit of damage around here.

Those of you in Zürich - you were never in the warning area in the first place.

Edit - peak wind speed 183 Km/h. https://www.tagblatt.ch/newsticker/s...eiz-ld.1099955
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Well they didn't. In the areas forecast (basically the usual Föhn valleys) there was a rather nasty Föhn storm from yesterday afternoon until the wee small hours of last night. Did quite a bit of damage around here.

Those of you in Zürich - you were never in the warning area in the first place.

Edit - peak wind speed 183 Km/h. https://www.tagblatt.ch/newsticker/s...eiz-ld.1099955
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