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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Thunderstorms   Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:53 pm

We're just building up to a big storm here, humid and sticky.
Wind blowing crazy, lots of sheet lightning and the lights are flickering.

There are storms predicted across much of France tonight so brace yourselves

Blooming marvellous as I was laying some cement for a new level crossing earlier. Neutral
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PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Thu Jul 16, 2009 9:40 pm

Just nipping out to disconnect the Massoth
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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:23 am

Heeded all the warnings but all we got were two rolls of thunder, a couple of lightening flashes and that was it. Not a drop of rain. got up this morning to a clear blue sky!

Mikey
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:17 am

Here next to Paris (and Carl) huge lightning, wind and rain.
No rain at first but really big lightning.

Laurent
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:28 am

Not much sleep last night. Crying or Very sad

3 lots of thunderstorms spaced a few hours apart.

Garden's a big mess this morning.
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:13 am

The only good thing is the car was really clean this morning.

But lot's of leaves everywhere, that remind me that now we have a grass and we do need a lawnmover.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 11:01 am

Nothing in Brittany, we do need some rain!
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Carl Hibbs
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PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 2:48 pm

Loads more here again this afternoon.

Getting a tad fed up now. scratch
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pjti



Location : Galizano, nr Santander, Nth Spain

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 4:34 pm

We got lots of wind and flash rain with sunny periods, Sky keeps losing signal.
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:27 pm

Carl, it must have been worse than last night i have few "branches" on the grass, we just come back home.
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PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:49 pm

pjti wrote:
Sky keeps losing signal.

That's a bit profound or rather ethereal.

Do you mean:

The Sky losing signal with the Earth.... drunken
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Fri Jul 17, 2009 8:02 pm

lol, your sat dish is maybe a bit small, because 2 or 3 years ago they changed the way they send the signal from the sat to put it more concentrated on UK territory. They were too much easily receivable outside UK as now BBC and some other channel are free.

So next to Paris you need a dish of 1m, more south you are, the dish have to be bigger.

I still have some glitch when there a big storm, but not last night.
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:58 am

Big storm last night - what a lighning display - seemed to be coming up from Mikey's
direction.

Were you OK down there Mike in the deep south ?

Only damage here was to wash out a station platform area I'd been cementing - making La Courriere Gare look like a scene from the last days of Pompei !

The same is due again tonight - so another evening of unplugging everything from Telephones to TV cables.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:22 am

Yes massive here as well. At one point there was a 'thunderbolt' very close to the house. bit scary. the best bit was this morning getting up to clean fresh air with no humidity.Boy we needed that rain. no damage.

Mikey
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:31 am

Certainly did need the rain, the water tank's back up to 5000 litres - phew! Thought I might have to forgo running the Live Steamer in favour of flushing the loos - would have been a tough decision Laughing

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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:39 am

mikeyh wrote:
Yes massive here as well. At one point there was a 'thunderbolt' very close to the house. bit scary.......

Mikey

Good job it didn't hit the railway.

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mikeyh



Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:00 pm

the film that every rail enthusiast should see at least once in their life! It perfectly sums up life on a rural branchline

mikey
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:26 pm

mikeyh wrote:
the film that every rail enthusiast should see at least once in their life! It perfectly sums up life on a rural branchline

mikey

Once is definitely not enough. Once every 10 years is better.
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:47 pm

Big one here at the moment....scary Crying or Very sad
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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:52 pm

Yea agreed, bith lightning over the house, this time no sky at all silent
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Carl Hibbs
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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:08 pm

I found some film of the Titfield thunderbolt on You Tube.

There are others but this is nice -Then and now.

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Bearcastle



Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Thunderstorms   Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:45 pm

I saw a bus who look like that with a snow plow (scale 1:24) Very Happy


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