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Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 6:52:20 AM   
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I am getting concerned with all the rain and flooding in UK. I understand that it rained even more tonight and that there was a couple of deaths as well.

I wish that there was something I could do to help.

I do hope and pray that the rain will stop and wind will stop so that the water levels could go back to normal.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 6:57:59 AM   
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I am getting concerned with all the rain and flooding in UK. I understand that it rained even more tonight and that there was a couple of deaths as well.

I wish that there was something I could do to help.

I do hope and pray that the rain will stop and wind will stop so that the water levels could go back to normal.
warspite1

Actually Orm there is. Do you know anyone that can build an Arc? We are going to need it v. soon. But its not just the rain, the wind was horrible last night too.

Some of the pictures are just amazing - the height and strength of waves crashing over, into and through sea defences. At Dawlish part of the sea wall was destroyed - taking the railway track with it.

The river Thames has broken its banks all over the place and the county of Somerset looks more like Finland at the moment.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 11:57:25 AM   
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My prayers are with you all, our British Brethren! Praying for the weather to improve in the UK. Here in California we are dry as a bone.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 1:08:19 PM   
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Was caught in the storm on Wednesday. Lost abit of my roof.

My Dad also drove of a 70foot cliff at Dawlish not lats Sunday the Sunday before. Very lucky. Was thrown into the back of the car and was just very badly knocked about.

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Man-airlifted-car-plunges-70-feet-Dawlish-Warren/story-20545667-detail/story.html

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Dawlish-cliff-plunge-couple-thank-hero-rescuers/story-20575928-detail/story.html

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 1:16:22 PM   
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Do you know anyone that can build an Arc?


I suppose any mathematician could help you with that. An Ark, on the other hand...

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 1:58:27 PM   
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Was caught in the storm on Wednesday. Lost abit of my roof.

My Dad also drove of a 70foot cliff at Dawlish not lats Sunday the Sunday before. Very lucky. Was thrown into the back of the car and was just very badly knocked about.

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Man-airlifted-car-plunges-70-feet-Dawlish-Warren/story-20545667-detail/story.html

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Dawlish-cliff-plunge-couple-thank-hero-rescuers/story-20575928-detail/story.html

I am glad that your dad survived such a bad fall.

Do take care of your family and I hope that you get some help with your dad and the roof.

Please keep us updated if you can.

Edit: Thank you for the links.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 2:54:17 PM   
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Was caught in the storm on Wednesday. Lost abit of my roof.

My Dad also drove of a 70foot cliff at Dawlish not lats Sunday the Sunday before. Very lucky. Was thrown into the back of the car and was just very badly knocked about.

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Man-airlifted-car-plunges-70-feet-Dawlish-Warren/story-20545667-detail/story.html

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Dawlish-cliff-plunge-couple-thank-hero-rescuers/story-20575928-detail/story.html


Sorry about your dad, mate. Glad he survived.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/15/2014 3:06:41 PM   
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ORIGINAL: wodin

Was caught in the storm on Wednesday. Lost abit of my roof.

My Dad also drove of a 70foot cliff at Dawlish not lats Sunday the Sunday before. Very lucky. Was thrown into the back of the car and was just very badly knocked about.

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Man-airlifted-car-plunges-70-feet-Dawlish-Warren/story-20545667-detail/story.html

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Dawlish-cliff-plunge-couple-thank-hero-rescuers/story-20575928-detail/story.html
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Wow - lucky escape there wodin Glad they are okay


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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/16/2014 10:16:25 AM   
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So has the rain stopped for now and the water levels go down or is it getting worse?

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How is the house damage Wodin?

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/16/2014 10:21:49 AM   
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So has the rain stopped for now and the water levels go down or is it getting worse?

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How is the house damage Wodin?
warspite1

Apparently the rain and wind should calm down for a few days, but the floods won't stop rising because of the ground water. It seems incredible but despite the fact that it has rained for about 2 years now, they say we are one dry winter and one dry summer from another drought..... go figure.


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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/16/2014 10:23:31 AM   
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Was caught in the storm on Wednesday. Lost abit of my roof.

My Dad also drove of a 70foot cliff at Dawlish not lats Sunday the Sunday before. Very lucky. Was thrown into the back of the car and was just very badly knocked about.

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Man-airlifted-car-plunges-70-feet-Dawlish-Warren/story-20545667-detail/story.html

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/Dawlish-cliff-plunge-couple-thank-hero-rescuers/story-20575928-detail/story.html


Bloody hell! Glad he seems to be okay though.

We've had some interesting times here with the Environment Agency issuing flood warning like they're going out of fashion.

Here's the band stand by the seafront, a wave hitting the seawall and the dog sniffinf in the shingle washed up on the promenade.










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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/16/2014 1:16:29 PM   
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Luckily not an issue with floods up here in Liverpool. Just the wind last Wednesday.

Some Mormons over from the States are helping with the roof. Unfortunately a pipe up there must have been cracked and it burst!. Water rushed down into my daughters room causing damage..worse ruining her PC as the plugs where in and the thing on stand by... frazzled!! A pain as she needs it for school..she will have to use mine for abit until I save for a new one.


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So has the rain stopped for now and the water levels go down or is it getting worse?

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 5:18:19 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 5:26:54 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
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Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 6:49:33 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.


Indeed, we should throttle the Sun, move the orbits of the planets around and change the magnetoshpere of the Earth. That should fix it !

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 7:31:39 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
warspite1

Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


*censored*

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 7:44:40 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
warspite1

Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


*censored*
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Did you say boobs?


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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 7:46:29 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
warspite1

Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Let's not go here guys. It will just lead to locking.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 7:52:15 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
warspite1

Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


*censored*
warspite1

Did you say boobs?


Boobs? Where?

Fnarr, fnarr! I just said boobs!

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 8:42:05 PM   
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Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Very true. Changes to the Climate have been causing extinction events on the Earth since there was live to make extinct. But we are the changers of the climate. So in effect causing our own extinction. I could live with a Asteroid (Or Not) or a Volcano/Caldera or a Solar Burst. But to be the perpetrators of our own demise because we are to stupid or apathetic to anything about it. It leaves you thinking perhaps we are to stupid to live so no loss.

The largest ELE recorded was caused by a Asteroid not the Earth at all.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 9:30:31 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
warspite1

Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Let's not go here guys. It will just lead to locking.

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So it is not just political, religious or conspiracy theories that are not allowed to be discussed but also environmental issues as well?? Anything else? How about breakfast cereal? So many choices that are sure to collide there, best put that on the taboo list as well

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 9:38:00 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
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Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Let's not go here guys. It will just lead to locking.

Cheers

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So it is not just political, religious or conspiracy theories that are not allowed to be discussed but also environmental issues as well?? Anything else? How about breakfast cereal? So many choices that are sure to collide there, best put that on the taboo list as well

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Climate change aka Global warming IS politics.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 9:46:48 PM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
warspite1

Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Let's not go here guys. It will just lead to locking.

Cheers

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So it is not just political, religious or conspiracy theories that are not allowed to be discussed but also environmental issues as well?? Anything else? How about breakfast cereal? So many choices that are sure to collide there, best put that on the taboo list as well

Darkspire

Climate change is about as charged a political issue as exists. Indeed, it covers almost all the areas you mention (probably including breakfast cereal if you look at cornbelt desertification ).

Places like the Ars comments threads are a good place to see how quickly any discussion descends.

We are obviously walking a line between free discussion and keeping the forums welcoming.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 10:07:38 PM   
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Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Figure i better get this in before things are said that don't pertain to the history of weather.
Cool site of English winter weather history, since the 17th Century.

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1658: A 'wild stormy night' when roofs were blown down, as well as Chimneys. Noted as the night Oliver Cromwell died.

1665: In November, a deep depression was recorded, possibly the lowest recorded in London, of 931 millibars! Still stands today?

1962-63: A famous winter.Very cold. Mid November saw snow in the South West. Late December (commensing Boxing Day: the start of the bitter cold) saw blizzards in Southern England. London had 12 inches of drifting snow. January and February had widespread falls, especially Devon and North East England with 2ft. Very Snowy. My mum, 12 at the time, and dad, 11, keep telling me stories of how long they were away from school for. The snow in Hampshire was supposedly as deep as the hedgerows were high! People managed to walk on the tops of the frozen shrubbery, rather than risk driving through the deep snow! An amazing winter.

1978-79: The last really severe, snowy winter, for now anyway, and one my parents go on about! Late December falls of 6-7n inches in Southern Scotland and the North East started it off. It was very cold in parts. Mid February saw drifts of 6-7 feet on the East coast of England. Mid March had severe blizzards and drifting, in North Eastern England drifts reached a staggering 15 feet! Very snowy.

2009/10
December 2009 started on a mild note but it wasn't to last and from mid-month temperatures dipped with some widespread falls of snow. The cold continued right through Christmas and toward new year, which meant it was another cold December with temperatures widely 2-3c below average.
More cold and snowy weather greeted us in the new year and this continued through much of the first half of January before milder air returned for a while, although the cold did make a return by the end of the month.
The cold theme then carried through into February and although it was often cold and frosty initially,later in the month bought some major falls of snow - especially in Scotland.
Overall the winter was around 2c colder than average making it the coldest winter since 1978/9. It's also worth noting that northern Scotland saw it's coldest winter on record!

http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=winter-history

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/19/2014 11:48:43 PM   
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It's the UK it's always raining but true this year has been a bit worse than normal, I live on the south coast in a river valley I have had to put on Wellingtons to take the dog for a walk since mid November we will get over it and have hose pipe bans within 2 years. man made global warming or just a normal shift in weather patterns matters little when the water is rising towards your home you can still do very little about it.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/20/2014 5:00:08 AM   
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It's called climate change. We should do something about it.
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Nothing we can do about it - its what the earth has done since the dawn of time.


Naw! Mankind should be wholly responsible for variable fluctuations in the environment. There's nothing else that could possibly explain the circumstance.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/20/2014 6:43:23 AM   
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That debate has been settled, update your bookmarks guys. Humans are responsible.

Yeah, I admit it wasn't nice but I just can't resist bringing up the topic in threads like this. Foolishly hoping the facts (which are more convincing year by year) will help some people to reconsider.

If we can't even talk about the issue on a general forum then we are really in trouble.

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/20/2014 2:48:17 PM   
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The problem is that people's belief or not falls very much along political lines. Even the fact that the word 'belief' is the standard for discussion of a fact-based physical phenomena shows that it is unfortunately as hard to discuss as religion.

So lets keep this thread on current weather in the UK and just avoid the snark and flames that are already beginning to appear (you know who you are...).

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/20/2014 2:55:00 PM   
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How is the situation now, Wodin? Has your father recovered? Have you gotten the house dry or is it risk for additional water damage?

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Has the water levels begun to sink now?

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RE: Rain pours down in UK. - 2/20/2014 4:16:41 PM   
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I believe in climate change, it generally happens four times a year, spring, summer, winter and fall.

Been that way for at least four thousand years, won't change, well this or that year may or may not be a little hotter/colder then before but its all the same.

Wait ten minutes it will be sunny/rainy/windy/snowy, etc.

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