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Massive gale coming
« on: October 10, 2018, 05:35:25 AM »

My wife tells me there is an 80 mph gale coming on Friday. Better check everything is nailed down securely. Tom the cat has moved into the kitchen more-or-less full time, as winter approaches and he’s had enough, just pops out for the occasional mouse and back in in two minutes, no need to bother going to get a bunny. Some roads covered by landslides and cars under water in Tesco’s car park in Oban.
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 09:46:24 PM »

Yup it hit here earlier today.  Winds have died down now, but lots of rain :(
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 09:52:28 PM »

The wind is still blowing here in East Anglia.  :(
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2018, 10:29:53 PM »

Even here in sunny Somerset it was somewhat breezy this morning, accompanied by some rather nasty wet stuff. But it seems to have calmed down quite a bit now - yippee ! More of the same tomorrow though, I think.

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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2018, 11:16:54 PM »

The Rest and Be Thankful pass road down in the south west, over the Argyll Alps from Loch Lomond way towards Inveraray and onwards toward the Kintyre Peninsula was been covered in a huge landslide, including a seven ton rock. Near here, the Gleann Eilg area on the mainland was cut off from the rest of the world by a landslide on the Màm Ratatan pass, and the only way in or out was to get the little ferry across to Skye and so get ways that way.
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2018, 04:05:00 AM »

Up here, in terms of wind, it was a bit blowy but all a fuss over nothing. Not a really serious gale and we are very high up. But other places could well be quite different. My beloved heard some mention of 96 mph gusts at the top of the Bealach na Bà just across the bay, to the north on the mainland (Britain’s highest road). And Janet showed me a report of a 122 mph gust at St Bee’s Head. Absolutely nothing like that here.
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2018, 07:54:48 AM »

Odd thing about Rest and be Thankful (two posts ago), it seems to be in the news for massive landslips causing closures every other year, or more, these days.

Might be my memory failing but being brought up in West of Scotland, I remember it being as dependable any other road.    Icy yes, I remember driving sliding around on sheet black ice on occasions in my first cars, but I don’t remember that many landslips or closures. :-\
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2018, 10:58:45 AM »

This is all really stupid, as they know exactly where the problems keep occurring, and they could plant shrubs and trees and make a shelter for the road. There is talk of employing the tunnel boring technology that has been used in Norway to get rid of the problem for good.
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Re: Massive gale coming
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2018, 10:54:46 PM »

I remember seeing a reverse waterfall like that on the road into the village, where water was flowing up the road uphill and then blowing off the road, up and away, at a bump and taking to the air.
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