London UK residents...y'all ok?

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  1. ThePatriot

    ThePatriot -=[BOHICA!]=- Political User

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    I just read a tornado went thru North London.

    We just had one cut a 15 mile path here last Thursday.

    First one ever on record in December. Hell, we don't ususally get them during the PEAK of storm season.

    Hope everyone is unscathed.
     
  2. Vanquished

    Vanquished Mr. Bananagrabber Political User

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    I swear the world is coming to an end.
    I mean, it was 60 degrees today, in Massachusetts!
     
  3. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Unreal - I knew they had tornados there - but never very strong! Not what you would expcet in the motherland! Hope all are OK!
     
  4. Sazar

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    Its heading below freezing here in Austin today. From a high of around 70 earlier.

    Hooray?
     
  5. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

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    Clearly global warming is wreaking havoc upon the world!
     
  6. Vanquished

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    Yeah, we are getting snow tonight
     
  7. Grandmaster

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    Oh yeah, its been freezing here for the past couple weeks. Oh how I would love to move to California. I'll take queasiness caused by tremors over the cold! :D
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    from what I gather it was a flash tornado. I'm in south london and Imust admt the thndery shower that spawned it was quite impressive, its probably the only storm I recall ever shaking the ground during each rumble of thunder.
     
  9. ThePatriot

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    Incredible! That's about what came through here last week. People in the path of the tornado said by the time they ran into their cellars the whole thing was over.

    But leading up to it was intense. It got so bad at one point with the rain absolutely pounding sideways and the debris blowing with it, I pulled into a car wash. I was afraid that there was a tornado on top of us (didn't actually know about the real tornado at that time) or some debris would come through the soft top.

    10 minutes later there was the most surreal looking sunset I've seen in quite some time. Wish I had a camera with me.

    Pictures here if anyone is interested. Click the "December Windstorm Slideshow" link.

    Glad to hear the OSNN gang is ok so far.
     
  10. Aprox

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    Wow, as everyone else has said I hope you UK guys and gals are alright.


    Just last winter here in California we had an electrical storm pass through my area. It lasted about two hours and was the most spectacular event I have ever witnessed. Then later in the winter it snowed down to around 500 -750' above sea level I believe. It actually snowed two or three times that low last year. For this area even once is really really unusual. Some of the locals say they have only seen it snow that low once or twice in the last twenty years. Crazy stuff.... the weather is certainly changing.
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Changed the thread title, a lot of us a nowhere near London :)
     
  12. X-Istence

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    Nah, London is the UK.
     
  13. falconguard

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    What?! Your all on an island, am itty bitty one at that, surely London can't be that far away.
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Yeah, I'm right next door to London, it's only 140 miles away.

    If I get walking now, I'll be there for lunch time!

    [​IMG]
     
  15. ThePatriot

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    Yeah, I should've been more specific!

    The last few posts are quite funny. I have a coworker originally from the UK who was never to London except when he boarded the plane to come to the US...and unfortunately there are certainly those here that think London is the UK in it's entirety.

    Again, glad everyone is ok.
     
  16. Geffy

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    No not always that near to London, but apparently never more than 72 miles from the sea :p
     
  17. ray_gillespie

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    I know loads of people who live in London and even they didn't see anything of this storm! Fortunately it seems to have been relegated to quite a small area.
     
  18. LordOfLA

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    I got a 5 minute long thundery shower...
     
  19. falconguard

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    Thats the spririt, apparently the sarcastic pencil loses it's quality in typeface.:laugh:

    Over here those tornadoes are magneticallly attracted to trailer parks, but, if one blew through there who would know?
     
  20. Geffy

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    Someone should develop a sarcastic typeface :p