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Old 27.08.2011, 12:47
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

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love these storms too.
the sound of the massive thunder at night
FAAAAAAAAAANTASTIC.
We had some thunder which just about shook the building, which pretty impressive since the building is concrete block. Other than that, wasn't much. Wish the weather would make up it's mind today. It's changing from blue sky to rain about every 45 minutes.
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Old 27.08.2011, 13:09
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

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«Angemessen wäre wahrscheinlich die Gefahrenstufe 3 statt 4 gewesen», bilanzierte Patrick Hächler, Meteorologe bei MeteoSchweiz am Freitagabend.
(http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/hie...schweiz-180150)

In other words, MeteoSchweiz have admitted that instead of this:

Level 4: You will not see Saturday - phone your family and tell them you love them.

they should have said this:

Level 3: Raised risk of moist cervelats at Friday BBQs


Blick still ran with headline "Mega-Unwetter: Hier wütet der Sturm über der Schweiz" though
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Old 27.08.2011, 13:28
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I love the storms also, but my car doesnt like the hail that much ......lets see if it actually hits tho as i noticed metteosuisse is quit quick to say things
Agreed. Especially since our car was just repaired from the last hail storm.
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Old 27.08.2011, 14:55
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Blick still ran with headline "Mega-Unwetter: Hier wütet der Sturm über der Schweiz" though
That's cause newspapers are written and go to print in the evening... they were simply so sure that it would happen that they pre-wrote it and pasted some pics in the last second... people only realize that some journos didn't even see the TV programs they write articles about when things go wrong. Last year was there a terrible accident in a German game show with a stunt man falling into a coma. Some Austrian newspaper was too late to change their prewritten piece that was titled "only Robbie Williams got the show out of a coma"... the show was stopped after the accident - Robbie Williams did not perform.
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/medien/er...unft-1.1032516

Remember this when you buy a paper next time and wonder...
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Old 27.08.2011, 16:12
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Don't now about bracing for fresh storms. There was nothing here to write home about.
But yesterday afternoon it was 27C and when I went out this morning it was 9C.
That felt pretty bracing and fresh.
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Old 27.08.2011, 20:15
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Well it was extremely windy here all day yesterday, then we had some fantastic lightning at about 4 am. I was woken up by a loud, prolonged noise such as might be caused by a plane coming in to land, and got up to see because the local landing strip only operates in good visibility, and it turned out to be very long peals of thunder accompanied by some of the fattest lightning bolts I've ever seen. (Can lightning vary in width? or is it just the brightness that gives that impression?)

Otherwise nothing particularly exciting. The good thing about thunder that sounds like a plane passing overhead is it doesn't wake up the children.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

The storm last night was like a doomsday.
Storms in here are horrible. Ive never seen anything like this. Im still scared.
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The storm last night was like a doomsday.
Storms in here are horrible. Ive never seen anything like this. Im still scared.
Whereabouts in Zurich are you? I thought it was a piss-poor attempt at a storm last night. Bit of rumbly thunder and a couple of hours of rain.
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Old 27.08.2011, 21:35
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Went about with my mother-in-law today, she says that although the storms weren't too bad here, apparently there were some rogue winds ("vindhose"?) in Germany that laid some trees flat out.

Doing a search for "vindhose" shows me tornadoes in Germany... this looks like it's current: http://www.rp-online.de/panorama/deu...d_1020221.html

So, another time to be thankful that although we do get freaky odd weather due to the mountains here, at least for the very most part, we don't seem to be flat enough for tornadoes to develop. The weather yesterday and overnight last night certainly was the type in which they frequently are born.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Apparently, we're in for a hefty storm. Tie up your plants and kids on the balcony and garden, as there will be strong winds over night.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/nac...r-regen-185143
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Apparently, we're in form a hefty storm. Tie up your plants and kids on the balcony and garden, as there will be strong winds over night.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/nac...r-regen-185143
Thanks for that. I've been meaning to get my potted plants indoors but felt too lazy. I guess I'll have to stop procrastinating now after your warning
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Old 24.10.2011, 17:57
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Apparently, we're in for a hefty storm. Tie up your plants and kids on the balcony and garden, as there will be strong winds over night.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/nac...r-regen-185143

Enjoy he he
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

not had anything here yet either in Reinach. Although it has gone a wee bit dark, but nothing else... hee hee cant wait for it to start.. sarah x
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Old 24.10.2011, 18:13
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Tie up your plants and kids on the balcony
Sounds like an opportunity to me ....
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

For the newbies out there. Here is a website with all the storm warnings etc.

http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web...er/danger.html
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

This type of storm is called a Föhn, and is a very strong warm & dry southerly wind, which affects mainly mountain areas.
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Re: Switzerland braces for fresh storms

Alright party people..it looks like we're in for something hefty.

http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web...er/danger.html

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Old 15.12.2011, 22:43
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No wonder you went home early.... Is this overkill again??
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Old 15.12.2011, 23:02
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Alright party people..it looks like we're in for something hefty.

http://www.meteoschweiz.admin.ch/web...er/danger.html
This reminds of DVDs which have warnings about "scenes of mild peril".
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Old 15.12.2011, 23:05
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No wonder you went home early.... Is this overkill again??
Possibly..it's not as bad as yet..supposedly, it's going to get real ugly tomorrow though. If this weather keeps up, we'll have to plan our next couple of EF events in a bunker.
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