Archive | January 25, 2014

IRELAND SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

SQUALL LINE OF SHOWERS IN A NE DIRECTION WILL PRODUCE THUNDER, LIGHTNING, HEAVY RAIN/HAIL
25.01.14 Squall Line_Ireland

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MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:45 & 22:00 hrs UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

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Magnetogram 25.01.14  22.09 hrs UTC

‘The APOCALYPSE!’ Chaos And Flash Floods As Massive Hail Storms Batter Britain

DEVASTATING storms have hit areas across the UK with hail stones the size of golf balls raining down on worried Britons

Bright lightning was seen breaking through clouds as others reported large hail stones

Throughout the afternoon people on Twitter described the weather as apocalyptic with storms crossing central and eastern parts of Britain between Birmingham, London and Essex.

Heavy thunder has been sounded overhead in many parts while lightning continues to break through the dark skies.

Photos of the weather have been uploaded online showing the freak weather across the skies of Birmingham.

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Others in Colchester, Essex reported their televisions going suddenly blank.

A rugby match between Leicester and Harlequins was called to an early finish while another match in Northampton was suspended.

Dagenham and Redbridge’s home football match at Scunthorpe was suspended because of the bad weather also.

Now motorists are being caught up in football traffic as huge amounts of water fell on Britain’s road network.

Elsewhere Cheltenham racecourse was hit with large lightning strikes earlier this afternoon.

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There are reports that houses have been struck by lightning bolts in West Bromwich and Stourbridge.

Two homes and a church caught fire from the strikes around lunchtime today

The Met Office has issued an amber warning tomorrow as severe weather is set to sweep across the country, saying: “More heavy rain will spread east across the area on Sunday. Given the current disruption on the Somerset Levels, the public should be prepared for further flooding.”

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Boat Fire Causes $80,000 In Damages, USA

Boatfire Alert
Firefighters battle a marina fire in the frigid temperatures early Saturday.

A boat owner docked at Big Ridge Yacht Club called 911 reporting his boat was on fire at the club on Hixson Marina Road. The boat owner tells Dallas Bay Volunteer firefighters he woke up to smoke in the boat cabin. He says he found the smoke coming from an electrical box in the closet. The owner then says he left the boat to get a fire extinguisher and returned to find the boat fully involved with fire. The boat owner says he immediately released his boat from the dock so the entire dock would not catch fire. Unfortunately, when he cut his boat loose from the dock, his boat traveled close to another boat and it caught fire.  

That’s when Dallas Bay Volunteer Firefighters arrived on the scene.Dallas Bay VFD Chief Markus Fritts, requested the Hamilton County Hazmat Team to responded to assist with containing oil and gas fluids on the water.

Damages to the two boats are listed at $80,000. Firefighters say electrical problems in the boat seem to be the cause of the fire.

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UK SEVERE WEATHER ALERT

Fallen tree at Stoneham Lane in Eastleigh

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Courtesy of TrafficSouthE

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Reports of fallen tree on A272 between Langrish and West Meon Hut (A32 junction)

Courtesy of TrafficSouthE

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Stoneham Lane blocked by the same fallen tree near the Trojans club

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A25 Oxted Road Godstone near to the Garden Centre tree down covering carriageway

Courtesy of Surrey Roads Police

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Delays between Sutton and Mitcham Junction until further notice – Tree on the line

Courtesy of SouthernRailUK

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Blackberry Lane Lingfield tree down blocking the road

Courtesy of Surrey Roads Police

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