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Title: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 15, 2022, 07:06:47 AM
Two more of the 'named' storms coming up for us tomorrow.  The first one is headed for the North of the UK and the second one comes more South.  I'm wondering what wind gusts will be recorded.  There is no named storm today but I am in a very windy part of the UK (Cornwall) and it is very windy today.  Overnight I recorded a gust of 51.7 mph and look at this from an our ago! 

(https://i.imgur.com/bah6fHs.png)

I'm not sure I entirely believe this value but it is very windy indeed this morning. 
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: DRoberts on February 15, 2022, 08:20:03 AM
Hold on to your hat! Or hair?
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 15, 2022, 08:56:30 AM
we are just down the road

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Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 15, 2022, 09:19:59 AM
Hold on to your hat! Or hair?

Too late!  :-)
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 15, 2022, 09:29:35 AM
we are just down the road

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How interesting!  [tup]  My gust was 11.17am.  I have actually emailed ecowitt this morning because it see seem to be stretching the bounds of credulity that I could always be the windiest place in Cornwall even counting the Lizzard Peninsula.  On the Ecowitt map I couldn't find anyone with a gust stronger than about 35 mph.  I even looked at the offshore buoys.  I guess you are not on the Ecowitt map.  I am in a really exposed position and I do have the station on the roof so there may be some acceleration due to the roof slope.  We'll see what tomorrow brings..   
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 15, 2022, 01:29:25 PM
We should be on the Ecowitt map, just outside Redruth
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 16, 2022, 07:08:44 AM
2 of you seeing similar gusts then I would say it's legit. I'm expecting around 60moh on Friday, just hope my fence posts hold cause 3 are holding the guy lines, luckily one is  concrete, still I think I should be OK as the wind is fro bthe west so the summerhouse will shield a good portion
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 16, 2022, 09:32:31 AM
I got a reply from Ecowitt and they suggested a test to see if it was being double triggered but I'm fairly sure it is not showing double speed as they suggested could be a possibility.  It registers under one or two miles an hour and all other speeds as true as far as I can tell.  It's just that during very windy weather some of the gusts seem higher than anyone else's station.  Now I've seen Box's big gust and his general wind speed data looking very much like mine I think mine really must be accurate.

It's pretty wild here today, despite being only the first of the two storms (the one that mainly misses us) I have a gust of 58.2 recorded which feels right for the noise and how much stuff is blowing about in the garden.  I am out on a headland so very exposed.  Box is further inland but I see he had a max gust of over 45mph earlier.  Now to wait for the real storm..     
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 16, 2022, 12:55:25 PM
I got a reply from Ecowitt and they suggested a test to see if it was being double triggered but I'm fairly sure it is not showing double speed as they suggested could be a possibility.  It registers under one or two miles an hour and all other speeds as true as far as I can tell.  It's just that during very windy weather some of the gusts seem higher than anyone else's station.  Now I've seen Box's big gust and his general wind speed data looking very much like mine I think mine really must be accurate.

It's pretty wild here today, despite being only the first of the two storms (the one that mainly misses us) I have a gust of 58.2 recorded which feels right for the noise and how much stuff is blowing about in the garden.  I am out on a headland so very exposed.  Box is further inland but I see he had a max gust of over 45mph earlier.  Now to wait for the real storm..   
Yes, hold onto your hat!

It's pretty open from us over to porthtowan so we see the full force of northerlies
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 16, 2022, 01:37:26 PM
Had a 50mph here in Norfolk/Suffolk border
Make that 59mph :o
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: jimi on February 16, 2022, 03:03:24 PM
Highest I've seen so far today in the Kingdom is 29.7knots (34.18mph) so not bad ... yet  ;)
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 16, 2022, 03:49:53 PM
52mph here this afternoon at 1640....more to come i think
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Ray Proudfoot on February 16, 2022, 05:10:57 PM
42mph just east of Manchester airport at 16:19. Expecting worse tomorrow with Eunice dropping pressure rapidly.
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 16, 2022, 09:19:56 PM
Had a 48 a bit later on but that was a one off, been mostly 38's since the 59, or they could have been spikes, who knows lol interesting part is, the stronger winds here were meant for Friday not yesterday  :shock:   My mast is at about 10m and only bungalows close by, closest one is about 15m, southerly, closest houses are form a northly direction and around 40-50m away, from the west, the driection of the winds (for the most part) i have nothing in the way, just gardens, so my location isnt as bad as many. At the time of the 59mph gust, i could swear i felt it through the blooming sofa lol
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Ray Proudfoot on February 17, 2022, 03:21:41 AM
Bushy, Iím sure the 59mph gust was genuine. Thatís why itís important to have a station that has a frequent capture frequency. 2.5 secs for Davis.

I recorded 44mph at 23:50 but the worst is coming tomorrow.
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 17, 2022, 03:44:08 AM
It's calmed down here for now but the latest weather warning says 70 -100mph for tomorrow and the BBC weather forecasters are now calling it a weather bomb. The joke is, I have some fence panels being delivered today!  If it stays on the expected track we will get W-SW winds from it which we are fully exposed to.  That is also our prevailing wind direction here so the house is kind of 'used' to that direction (what hasn't already blown away probably won't!) but if 100mph gusts really do turn up there will be damage.  It will make for a new station record anyway.  :!:
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Ray Proudfoot on February 17, 2022, 03:51:32 AM
Delay having your fence panels installed. 👍 Pressure rising presently but it will drop extremely rapidly tomorrow. >24hPa in 24 hours is defined as a bomb!
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 17, 2022, 04:19:30 AM
If ya see 100mph, I can see structure damage occurring somewhere, roofs, chimney, walls etc
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: jimi on February 17, 2022, 07:14:26 AM
Dudley has been a bit of a non event so far,  here in the Kingdom, a bit of rain and wind but nothing too extreme. Currently sunny blue sky and a bit of gusty wind, averaging 17 kts
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 17, 2022, 07:43:44 AM
It's calmed down here for now but the latest weather warning says 70 -100mph for tomorrow and the BBC weather forecasters are now calling it a weather bomb. The joke is, I have some fence panels being delivered today!  If it stays on the expected track we will get W-SW winds from it which we are fully exposed to.  That is also our prevailing wind direction here so the house is kind of 'used' to that direction (what hasn't already blown away probably won't!) but if 100mph gusts really do turn up there will be damage.  It will make for a new station record anyway.  :!:
yes red warning out now be interesting to see how it pans out and if my anemometer survives!!
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 17, 2022, 07:50:06 AM
Eunice is a bit more angry.  Up to a rare (for the UK) red warning now for North Cornwall with expected 90-100mph gusts.

  The question is should I take the weather station down in order to protect it.  :lol:  (I'm not going to!)
 
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Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: broadstairs on February 17, 2022, 07:51:48 AM
It's been very windy here on the SE coast today, I've had 50+mph gusts today and it is only now starting to calm down bit since midday but it is still very breezy. Bristol Channel area now has a red warning from UKMO for Friday amber for the rest of us in the southern half of the UK.

Stuart
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 17, 2022, 07:54:04 AM
The forecast here is for 83mph, ive never seen that before, not in the 15 years ive had station, its gonna be bad if it gets to those speeds, i live right on the edge of Thetford Forest, i can see many trees coming down and on the roads around here, its gonna be a baddun, i hope it doesnt hit that high cause im in a small village and will lose power, i did last night but only for a few minutes...


I really hope the fences hold else my mast will follow :'(

my max today is a paultry 41mph, i think it was, its now the calm before the storm.....
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: smokie on February 17, 2022, 09:01:01 AM
Expecting the worse here on the north Cornwall coast, been here for  25 years, not seen a red warning before.
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 17, 2022, 04:57:24 PM
Interesting times 10mb drop in 9 hours
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: DRoberts on February 17, 2022, 06:09:09 PM
Those projected wind speeds are noteworthy anywhere. Stay safe. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 17, 2022, 11:29:45 PM
Its dropped 12mb here in just over 4hrs...
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: CW2274 on February 18, 2022, 12:02:44 AM
Its dropped 12mb here in just over 4hrs...
Yikes! 8-[
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 12:12:43 AM
Its dropped 12mb here in just over 4hrs...
Yikes! 8-[


I have never been this concerned in my 15 years of own a PWS as I am for today, I dread to think how the folks in the south west feel, meant to be 20mph faster gusts down there
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: CW2274 on February 18, 2022, 01:07:42 AM
Its dropped 12mb here in just over 4hrs...
Yikes! 8-[


I have never been this concerned in my 15 years of own a PWS as I am for today, I dread to think how the folks in the south west feel, meant to be 20mph faster gusts down there
For the folks down SW, this is in effect a Cat 2 hurricane, just obviously not the same genesis. Jeez, engage pucker factor..
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 01:33:23 AM
I think Eunice will meet the definition of a weather bomb

22mb in around 18 hours

50 mph gusts so far but the storm isn't due to peak for another 3 or 4 hours at my location
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 02:51:14 AM
Had a 70.8 mph gust at 7am but I can hear that it's just starting to get into its stride.  I believe the peak could arrive around 10 ish,  It's getting very noisy indeed.
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 02:52:48 AM
And that's it
Just turned

1015.3 to 991.2mb in 19 hours

Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 02:59:44 AM
Its an impressive drop, my peak is meant to be midday and at the moment WeatherPro is talking out of its anus, they say 70 now, ha, only had half that at 7am lol so it looks like they have grossly exaggerated it for my location, hopefully, unless its a late bloomer...

Ignore the header title of the image   :roll: :oops: its just wind, gust is pressure, in case it wasnt blatantly obvious  lol
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 03:05:43 AM
I woke up to see a peak gust of 70 mph but it is really getting going now.  The banging and crashing outside is the worst I've heard in 29 years here.  And there is more to come. 

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Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 03:18:04 AM
89.5mph...
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 03:43:28 AM
89.5mph...

biggest gust 64 mph here, amazing how much difference being a couple of miles inland makes!!
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 04:05:47 AM
I've set up a crude live video using a cheap WiFi camera , hope it works lol

https://youtu.be/gTbR8n1pk2k
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 05:09:10 AM
Working fine so far!!
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Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 05:11:11 AM
Working fine so far!!

I sneakily updated the link, too many dropped frames, ended up an hour behind lol, I'm doing it via my phone so no the best format  :oops:
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 05:27:46 AM
I've set up a crude live video using a cheap WiFi camera , hope it works lol

https://youtu.be/GGXPLn0M-a4

I like the vast bluebottle that crawls across the camera at 10.23.  Plus you have got birds actually flying in your garden!  No chance of any birds or bluebottles doing anything but hiding here.  After a comparative lull for an hour it sounds like it is starting to pick up again here.
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 05:29:57 AM
Yes, the gusts are back up to 66mph but the sun has just come out!
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 05:30:25 AM
Yeah, it's a little bugger, the other door is open all day long unless the rain is from a northerly direction, they can't seem to find their way back out again lol

Had a 50mph here so far, it's quietened a little gearing up for midday..
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: broadstairs on February 18, 2022, 05:38:19 AM
Gusting around 40-46mph here and the only birds flying are gulls.

Stuart
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 05:57:06 AM
Just had a 53 and it felt like the whole place shook, the live view was crazy, I would be happy if that's the most it will do today
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: broadstairs on February 18, 2022, 06:01:00 AM
My WS80 has now stuck at 3.58mph wind speed and 9.62mph gust speed for the past 10 minutes. All other readings seem fine and I can't see anything stuck in it! Battery and signal strength is fine. Real bummer just as the storm is getting going.

Stuart
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 06:03:09 AM
Not sure what it's doing here the wind had started backing to WNW but now it's returning to the SW.  Either the worst is past or it's gearing up for another go!  https://www.ecowitt.net/home/share?authorize=2JVCRC
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 06:13:54 AM
My WS80 has now stuck at 3.58mph wind speed and 9.62mph gust speed for the past 10 minutes. All other readings seem fine and I can't see anything stuck in it! Battery and signal strength is fine. Real bummer just as the storm is getting going.

Stuart

That's a real shame, WS80 that's the ultrasonic one isn't it?  Maybe something hit it.  :-(
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: broadstairs on February 18, 2022, 06:23:14 AM
My WS80 has now stuck at 3.58mph wind speed and 9.62mph gust speed for the past 10 minutes. All other readings seem fine and I can't see anything stuck in it! Battery and signal strength is fine. Real bummer just as the storm is getting going.

Stuart

That's a real shame, WS80 that's the ultrasonic one isn't it?  Maybe something hit it.  :-(

It's really annoying because this is a brand new one which replaced my old one under warranty, it has only been up a short time! Don't think it has been hit as it is up a pole, not very high but I'd expect if it was hit the other readings would fail as well. All other readings are OK as is battery and signal to both my GW1000 and GW1100.

Stuart
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 06:32:15 AM
Bummer, but thats normally what happens, its sods law :(
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 07:06:06 AM
Not sure what it's doing here the wind had started backing to WNW but now it's returning to the SW.  Either the worst is past or it's gearing up for another go!  https://www.ecowitt.net/home/share?authorize=2JVCRC

Still NW here, gusts are under 50 mph now, last gust higher than that was at 1000
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 07:16:48 AM
looks like south wales is taking the brunt now
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 07:27:47 AM
Yes, all over bar the shouting here.  The pressure hit the bottom at 0820 GMT and my big 89.5 mph gust arrived five minutes earlier.

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There are reports of a record 122 mph gust on the Isle of Wight.

It's a nice sunny if a little windy day here.  8-)
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 07:30:21 AM
Had a few 60 gusts :o  pressure down to 980
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 07:42:03 AM
Yes, all over bar the shouting here.  The pressure hit the bottom at 0820 GMT and my big 89.5 mph gust arrived five minutes earlier.

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There are reports of a record 122 mph gust on the Isle of Wight.

It's a nice sunny if a little windy day here.  8-)

Similar here, damage limited to a palm tree and our pergola so far
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Bashy on February 18, 2022, 07:45:19 AM
Finally broke the 60 with a 64mph :o
Pressure still dropping, 979.5mb
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: Transporterman on February 18, 2022, 08:22:51 AM
I think I might print off and frame my 89.5.  \:D/  Wonder how long that record will stand?
Title: Re: Storms Dudley and Eunice UK
Post by: box on February 18, 2022, 10:45:11 AM
I think I might print off and frame my 89.5.  \:D/  Wonder how long that record will stand?

Forever hopefully!  =D>