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northfifeduckling

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what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« on: January 03, 2012, 10:06:41 am »
Stay safe, it feels about the same strenght as the first, already had to fix the fence in the sleety hurricane.... :&>

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2012, 10:21:53 am »
Definitely stronger here in Stirlingshire. We've lost two fences and a greenhouse which withstood the last one no problem  >:(
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doganjo

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2012, 11:38:54 am »
This is a real whopper - far worse here than bawbag.  My big double back gate was wide tae the wa, bolts yanked off, and the ones into the ground too.  Presently secured with plastic boxes full of soil, a big traffic cones and kiddies play car.  Two leylands down, one across in front of my bedroom window during the night - too scared to look out till this morning - it's fallen on the kids trampoline and broken a net support; the other across the burn at the front.  Lucky nothing more so far but it's still blowing a hooly
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Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2012, 11:41:42 am »
Wow!  Hope it doesn't head this way.  Hope everyone stays safe - people and animals.

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2012, 11:44:03 am »
Its nowhere near as bad down south but still pretty windy here too.  I have a lot of trees in the garden and can't bear to look at them, afraid one might come crashing down.
Is this the price we have to pay for milder weather?
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PetiteGalette

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2012, 11:53:58 am »
Gawd! It sounds horrendous up there.....................................We seem to only get just the tail end of the 'tempÍtes' that you have been experiencing up north (and that's bad enough for me). Even then 'Bawbag' brought down telegraph poles, buckled  old metal electricity poles, and pole-axed one of our more exposed cider apple trees.
And, of course, the rain! We had 3 months in the summer with no rain and 2 months with very little wet stuff coming out of the sky...................... and, until Bawbag started, our land was dry a metre down. Now the land is saturated. it's chuckiing it down, and blowing another right Hoolie and I'm steeling myself to go out and do the round of the flocks again........................
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.  ~Leonard Louis Levinson

feldar

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012, 12:03:13 pm »
I know we don't have it as bad as you guys up North but i stood in our polytunnel this morning and prayed it stayed put! it's pretty blowy out there. Keep safe everyone hopefully this is the last of them ....Please

Womble

  • Joined Mar 2009
  • Stirlingshire, Central Scotland
Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 12:12:22 pm »
A wee update now I've made it to the office (and then I guess I'd better get on and do some work!!):

Three trees down over the road, and one over a powerline (tree on fire, with fire engine in attendance!). A dozen or so trees down over the M9 Northbound, with one car wrecked, and the carriageway closed (diversion via M876 after Kincardine bridge junction, but I don't know what you'd do once you got to Stirling).

All good fun! :-)
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doganjo

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2012, 12:16:09 pm »
There's trees down in Stirling too.  My daughter is right in Kings Park area and they have no phone lines, due to a tree snagging a cable.  Check the traffic Scotland website for details of problem areas.

Here are some piccies:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-16392381
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PetiteGalette

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2012, 12:54:36 pm »
Thanks for the pictures doganjo makes me feel quite lucky...................... I hope everyone is staying put indoors.........

From the window at the mo, I''m  just watching a 100 year old oak tree in the west hedge just above our temporary sheep pen (it's empty) which is at such and angle that it is going to go any minute now........................
A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn't see the clouds at all - he's walking on them.  ~Leonard Louis Levinson

doganjo

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2012, 01:01:09 pm »
Thanks for the pictures doganjo makes me feel quite lucky...................... I hope everyone is staying put indoors.........

From the window at the mo, I''m  just watching a 100 year old oak tree in the west hedge just above our temporary sheep pen (it's empty) which is at such and angle that it is going to go any minute now........................
What a shame.  It's so sad when old trees like that go down. A piece of our history.
Always have been, always will be, a WYSIWYG - black is black, white is white - no grey in my life! But I'm mellowing in my old age

Fleecewife

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2012, 01:02:21 pm »
I hadn't watched the forecast so wasn't expecting this  ::)  OH watched one of our field shelters explode as with a missile hit - the roof blew across three fields and the public road until it lodged in the hedge.  Thank goodness no-one was passing  :o  Our polytunnel doors have blown apart again but the cover has stayed on.  Daren't look at the trees, but they are all fairly small.
It seems to be past the worst here.  Stay safe everyone.
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Womble

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2012, 01:13:32 pm »

Don't breathe out too soon - there's the same and worse forecast for tomorrow afternoon / evening.

This quote from Yahoo News made me laugh:

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High seas caused the Port of Dover to close, gusts of wind damaged the roof to a stand at Epsom Downs Racecourse and a power surge led to a washing machine catching fire in Wales.

What an angle to take eh? :-)

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Rosemary

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2012, 01:15:52 pm »
It's been windy here too but nowhere near as bad as in the Central Belt. It's dying away now, thank goodness.

Hope everyone is staying safe.

bloomer

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Re: what do we call this one - Bawbag 2?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 01:21:48 pm »

all my friends keep texting and saying are you sure you want to go to scotland!!!

on the other hand it sounds like there would be lots of work for me to do tidying up for people when the winds die down...

4 weeks tomorrow and i get to come share in the interesting weather if all goes according to plan...

 

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