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Batten doon the hatches!

Discussion in 'Scotland/Alba' started by weepiper, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    Are you insane??!!

    I nearly got blown into traffic crossing at a green man earlier, not to mention the biting cold gale-force wind and the hail.
  2. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Now 165mph at Cairngorm and 184mph recorded somewhere else Aonach Mohr maybe (didn't quite catch).
  3. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw No Gravitas Allowed

    I almost got blown off my feet just there. That's the first time that's happened to me, and it's a scary sensation.
  4. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley manic pixie dream cunt

  5. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley manic pixie dream cunt

  6. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley manic pixie dream cunt

    flying panda.jpg

    Cant confirm if this is a real image it has done the rounds on facebook
  7. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    FFS. Those pandas have only just arrived. Poor thing. Bet he wants to go straight back to China
  8. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    That one is um, impressive, scary, puzzling.

    Is it real? :hmm:
  9. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    The roof on my mum's bathroom (ground floor) was blown off yesterday (outside Durham). :(
  10. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Wind of 165mph on the Cairngorms :eek:
  11. DrRingDing

    DrRingDing PotValiantFenman

    Holy fucksticks. I've had a 100mph gust up the Cairngorms (ooh er missus) with a fellow urbanite. We almost did ourselves a mischief.
  12. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    I think the 184mph was the strongest wind ever recorded (1987 hurricane, probably).
  13. wayward bob

    wayward bob official sideboard pervert

    jesus fuck :( stay safe scottish urbs.
  14. Minnie_the_Minx

    Minnie_the_Minx purves grundy - definitely a bloke

    storm
  15. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    :D
  16. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley manic pixie dream cunt

    Was on the Beeb web site
  17. ferrelhadley

    ferrelhadley manic pixie dream cunt

  18. quimcunx

    quimcunx jesus tonsils

    I know. But what it looks like is some random bit of turbine has gone up in flames exploded off the turbine and boomeranged back again. That doesn't seem very likely. :hmm:
  19. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Looks like the coils in the generator part of the housing overheated & burned. :eek:

    IIRC (vague) some of the larger ones do use potentially flammable coolants
  20. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Anti-homelessness stud.

  21. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I think the most serious indicator of winter yet is that a lot of the "cool" young girls who populate Union Square after school seem to have augmented their de-facto uniform of short shorts and t-shirts with a pair of tights and even the odd wooly hat! :eek:
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  22. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Anti-homelessness stud.

    The next street to us has its power out. From what I can gather, the black out starts there and covers most of the south side of the town. They're being told it won't be back on until at least tomorrow evening.
  23. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Yup - lots of power cuts being reported just out of town
  24. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    Well it's not a 30MW turbine for one thing, because that doesn't exist amd if it did it would be collossal. It's likely to be a 2MW geared turbine. Fires in geared turbines aren't unknown and have been recorded before. Part of the reason there's been a big movement towards direct-drive machines for offshore models.
  25. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    Borders turbine was 'freewheeling' (operating without a brake) according to Lothian&Borders police.
  26. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    No WAY!!!!!!! They'lll be sporting cardigans next.
  27. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    Just heard on the news that 50,000 or so houses are without power and snow blizzards may be on the way - not good, keep safe you all :(

    On a more positive note Aberdeen's wind blown big red bauble Christmas decorations were also featured :D
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  28. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    Urban - Bringing you the important news first! :D
  29. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I think it needs to be at least -10 before that becomes socially acceptable. :eek:

    I remember seeing women out in wee mini dresses and heels when it was -15- -18 last winter. :eek:
  30. equationgirl

    equationgirl red Clydeside

    We're very community minded like that :)

    So, everybody all safe and warm this evening?

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