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in: graeme; graeme > 2015-12-06

Dec 6, 2015 5:14 PM # 
Desmond might have spared the good "burgher's" of Edinburgh but he did a pile of damage down here in the Borders on Saturday!
Dec 6, 2015 5:57 PM # 
Yeah, pretty sure Dezza was on Saturday, but we got away lightly
Dec 6, 2015 10:55 PM # 
As someone who sometimes has cause to write about these things, I really wish Europe would get its act together on this and, if they insist on naming storms, find a consistent way of doing it. (The tropical cyclone/hurricane world manages to do it, more or less). As it stands, the same storm can have three or four different names in different European countries.

Impressed by the rainfall totals in the Lake District: 263mm in two days at Shap is a fair bit for that latitude.
Dec 7, 2015 12:07 PM # 
Big Jon:
Blair there was a measured 341mm of rain in 24 hours at the Environment Agency rain gauge at Honister...
Dec 7, 2015 6:32 PM # 
341mm in the rain gauge? Someone's taking the piss...
Dec 7, 2015 10:42 PM # 
Looks like a UK record:
Dec 8, 2015 9:31 AM # 
already done with storm names.
whilst the names themselves are weird its the idea that "Storm" anybody sounds impressive that just doesn't work. Hurricanes - yeah OK - but storms ?
In future will anyone want to sound like a total twat saying "ooh remember Desmond ? that was a storm !"
"Remember the great floods of 2015 ?"
Dec 8, 2015 2:04 PM # 
Two words, Hurricane Bawbag
Dec 8, 2015 4:13 PM # 
I think you have made a succinct case for a scottish equivalent of the met office there Nixon. Why call a storm Desmond when you can call it Bawbag?
Dec 8, 2015 4:35 PM # 
Drookit is the official Scottish designation for the 4th storm of this season

Bawbag swung into action back in 2011
Dec 8, 2015 5:04 PM # 
and this?
Dec 8, 2015 9:32 PM # 
I think Bawbag was the one before Christmas that was all over the news and did most of its damage in the west (eg the flaming wind turbine)
The one in your examples slipped under the news room radars because it was new year and they were all hung over and on holiday
Dec 9, 2015 10:24 AM # 
Hurricane Hangover :)
Dec 9, 2015 11:13 AM # 
Hurricane hangovers aren't uncommon in our part of the world, to the point where I believe that Western Australia now has an official policy of closing all liquor stores once a yellow alert is declared for an approaching tropical cyclone.

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