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Old 01-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
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Default Crazy Weather in Northern Europe

To all TPunks in the line of this nasty storm... whether you're already there or headed over: Be careful out there!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/europeweatherstorm
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Old 01-22-2007, 12:54 PM   #2
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Yeah, it was rather a trip. We were more or less sheltered from the full brunt because we're in the lee of some hills, but the winds they were a whistling up the river, and the river itself flooded several feet above flood stage. Next couple of days we had herons fishing among our garden plants. We lost power and the trains were out of service for several hours (in GERMANY!!!!????) but Berlin really got hit hard, a big beam fell in one of the main train terminals which cause utter mayhem. Frankfurt also had several flight cancellations - maybe some Tpunks were affected. Sounds like Poland and Czech Rep really took the brunt, the winds just howling over the plains causing utter chaos and destruction. The winds and rains have more or less died down, but now I'm told we can look forward to snow and sub-freezing temps, so hope all you travlas out there brought your winter woolies. I'm stocking up on firewood and candles, myself.

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This has certainly been a winter of strange weather. Here in the the NE U.S. it has been unseasonably warm, up until about two weeks ago. Temps in the 50's and 60's F which is unheard of in Dec and Jan. I have heard parts of Europe have been the same, Austria has been hurting for snow. Even now, we have less than an inch of snow on the ground and have had no storms of signficance. December was the warmest on record....ever. Very, very strange. Now, though we are back to ass-numbing cold which really sucks! I think Al Gore engineered this warming trend to support his documentary :D
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Old 01-23-2007, 06:44 AM   #4
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There have been a number of deaths in the UK from people being hit by trees and falling walls.. so be careful where you get shelter
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Same here in Ireland, It's been pissing wind and rain in Ireland for the past few months, I know that doesn't sound unusual but it's very bad this year with record amounts.

It's getting colder now, it's like all the seasons have been set back a few months.

It's also hurting our wildlife, animals like the headgehog should be hybernating but because of the high temps. their not even though all their food is gone.
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Same here in North Carolina, shit I was wearing shorts on July 15th, what the fuck, it should be like 40 this time of year. Finally did get cold last week and we had a little ice, but so far, its not a typical winter at all. Al Gore must have some big bucks!!!!!!
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Are the hedgehogs ok?
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