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jacek 09.02.2020 15:33

Storm Ciara
 
Storm Ciara: Floods and travel disruption as UK hit by severe gales https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51425482

It is also heading towards the Central Europe and Switzerland as well. There have been warnings issued already.

https://www.srf.ch/news/panorama/win...m-wird-gewarnt

It’s also known under the name Sabine.

https://www.en24.news/A/2020/02/like...-dimanche.html

Stay alert.

Guest 09.02.2020 16:01

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We battened down the hatches, here in the Bernese Midlands, everything that had to be, is secured in the garden/veggie allotment.



On walkies with the dog along the river Aare and the nature reservation close by, last weekI saw the devastation left from "Sabine" about a fortnight ago.... I wonder if we'll have any trees left after that new storm, because unfortunately the Canton is doing some work on the riverboard too and has cut down many trees :confused:

erchegyia 09.02.2020 17:15

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there is also a happy part :)
https://metro.co.uk/2020/02/09/storm...ecord-12208829

st2lemans 09.02.2020 18:01

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Alas, we get nothing down here. :msnsad:

Tom

slammer 09.02.2020 19:32

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Ciara, Sabine, typical woman, always the same, come at you with the promise of wet and wild with a lot of sucking and blowing and when they have left the house is gone...!

jacek 09.02.2020 20:46

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Originally Posted by erchegyia (Post 3146442)

Yeah. Only one good thing came out of it ...

Storm Ciara helps plane beat transatlantic flight record https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-51433720

roegner 09.02.2020 21:18

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Scottish Borders:

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.b...tland-51433363

jacek 10.02.2020 08:47

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Reporting back from my neck of woods. It wasn’t as bad here as promised. :relief:

Belgianmum 10.02.2020 09:20

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Quote:

Originally Posted by jacek (Post 3146653)
Reporting back from my neck of woods. It wasn’t as bad here as promised. :relief:

Nor here despite us supposedly being one of the worst affected cantons.

NotAllThere 10.02.2020 09:39

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It was terrible here. Our garden waste bin blew over - as did one of the garden chairs. :D

Very noisy though. And just now, the sun came out - while the wind was still driving the rain almost horizontally. Didn't last long enough to get a photo, unfortunately.

jacek 10.02.2020 09:48

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Quote:

Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 3146665)
It was terrible here. Our garden waste bin blew over - as did one of the garden chairs. :D

Very noisy though. And just now, the sun came out - while the wind was still driving the rain almost horizontally. Didn't last long enough to get a photo, unfortunately.

I applaud it that the Basel-land managed to stop it for canton Aargau and the rest of Switzerland. True ally. :D

Guest 10.02.2020 12:26

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It looks as if it is about to start here......there were a few minor-ish gusts of wind during the a.m. and it is all grey/black in the sky and eerie now......

Ato 10.02.2020 12:34

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There were substantially more leaves in my parking area than usual as well as a rogue shopping bag. Devastating to see.

jacek 10.02.2020 12:40

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Originally Posted by Ato (Post 3146740)
There were substantially more leaves in my parking area than usual as well as a rogue shopping bag. Devastating to see.

Let’s just watch out not to get blown off our feet. Other than that, solid Swiss walls should keep us from the calamity.

meloncollie 10.02.2020 12:41

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The wind shattered several roof panels on our Tomatenhüsli and blew down the kiwi trellis.

Silver lining: OH now has another DIY project. The man is never happier than when pottering around with bits and bobs and tools.

As to the latter, I call it karma. I've poured my heart and soul into that thing for 5 years now, and nary a fruit in return. Now I can rip it out with a clear conscience and replace it with something more 'grateful', maybe try my hand at espalier-ing an apple or pear in it's place.

porsch1909 10.02.2020 12:55

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Up in Scotland it's like that movie the day after tomorrow. All the seasons in an hour every hour.

Currently getting a sheet of snow

curley 10.02.2020 13:02

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Quote:

Originally Posted by erchegyia (Post 3146442)

But how was the landing? :eek:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ato (Post 3146740)
There were substantially more leaves in my parking area than usual as well as a rogue shopping bag. Devastating to see.

:rofl: :rofl:
High time for you to apply for the Swiss passport.

While yeah, it was windy all night, it only started to get impressive about an hour ago. Our house is built at a perfect angle, nothing in my garden actually moves! Except the tree tops. Not the first time I notice this. Cudos to the architect (for what I suspect was a lucky strike, LOL).

Such storms are the only thing that make me nervous. Grumpy, please reserve two packs of crumpets for me, I won't be driving to Zurich today.

olygirl 10.02.2020 13:25

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The Swiss Knife Valley and the Goldau area had no power for an hour.

zubingeorge3 10.02.2020 14:05

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The walk from the Train station to the office was defintely not a "breeze" and I was pretty much "blown away" by the gale. It also broke one of the metallic shutters at work.

VFR on top 10.02.2020 15:32

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Quote:

Originally Posted by curley (Post 3146751)
But how was the landing? :eek:

They surfed the storm front, so landed before it hit the UK.

I always feel like I'm not getting full value of my biz class ticket when on one of these short trans-Atlantic flights.

#FWP


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