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Blow, Winds, and crack your cheeks!

Posted by That Other Mike on 31/01/2008

BBC News:

Storms battering parts of Britain

High winds have been battering large parts of Britain, claiming at least one life, as forecasters warn of blizzards and snow showers to come.
A lorry driver died on the M6, near Tebay, in Cumbria as his lorry overturned in gusts of up to 70mph.

The Forth Road Bridge, west of Edinburgh, was closed to northbound traffic after a lorry overturned in the stormy conditions.

And in Wales, 1,000 homes in Gwynedd have been left without power.

There are widespread travel delays, including at the Port of Dover, in Kent, which is closed to shipping movements because of gusts of up to 60mph.

It’s pretty windy here, reaching up to 46mph at the time of writing, but luckily we seem to be avoiding the worst of it. The surface of the river as I walked past was like the worst sea storm I’ve ever seen, but in miniature.

We’re expecting snow, although the “official” forecast doesn’t show it.

The title is from this, and whatever anyone says, I prefer the King to the Moor.

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9 Responses to “Blow, Winds, and crack your cheeks!”

  1. nectarfizz said

    Did I mention I live in florida and am dern glad I do when I read anything about snow?

  2. Mike said

    That being said, we rarely have to worry about hurricanes. Although we do get the most tornadoes in the world, believe it or not. They’re just very small ones.

  3. Pretty bad here, too. Feels about -3 out and we’re gusting at… ooooh, a lot 🙂 A neighbour lost a few ridge tiles last night, but we’re doing okay. Had a few flakes of snow, but I blinked and missed it.

    Keep safe, mate.

  4. Selena said

    You do not want to live near the coast during a hurrican evacuation. I’d rather be taken out by a hurricane the next time one is headed our way. It took us 23 hours to get to Austin from Houston which is normally a three hour drive! And it was during a time when I had to take a state board exam!

    Anyway, I hope you don’t die in the storms Mike, I don’t think you’re ready to meet Jesus. That was a joke, don’t hurt me 😀

  5. I hate the thought of being evacuated… we live near a chemical plant (ICI Wilton) and there’s fairly standard mass evacuation plan in case something BIG occurs. Never been used, but I sometimes wonder if I’d be safer staying put if it did. A few chemicals? Pah.

    In a disater movie, I’d be the stubborn one that dies 😉

  6. Mike said

    Nah, you’d be the plucky chap whose courage in the face of adversity both metereological and personal would serve as a great moral example. You might have the chance for a heroic death in which you kill someone evil, sacrificing yourself for the greater good.

  7. Mike said

    P.S. Check your email.

  8. Selena said

    I blogged about you & MG 🙂

  9. Nah, you’d be the plucky chap whose courage in the face of adversity both metereological and personal would serve as a great moral example. You might have the chance for a heroic death in which you kill someone evil, sacrificing yourself for the greater good.

    lol… define “greater good”. 🙂

    Got the emails. Will give it a good looking-at over the weekend. Looking forward to it.

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