What a storm!

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  1. ColinG

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    Last night was crazy! It started early evening yesterday and it hasn't quite stopped yet. Gale force winds, torrential rain, hail that was so hard I was worried the windows might smash and a thunderstorm right overhead! We're surrounded by trees so all night twigs and branches kept hitting the roof and the Velux windows upstairs. At 3 in the morning we got up and watched the madness for a while before turning in again but not much sleep happened!

    Anyone else have it rough last night?
     
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    @ColinG
    Glad to see that you’re OK. Hope others in your area are OK too.
    Mother Nature can really dish it out when has a mind to.
    Cheers
    Pete
     
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    It’s a bit breezy in Sheffield at the moment but nothing too damaging,Yet...I’ll have to check the greenhouse in the morning.
    Take care.
     
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    Lots of rain, gusts of wind, will get slightly worse during the night/in the morning. Nothing to be really scared of (it is always a bit worse at the coast so they might have some damage over there). The Missus likes this kind of weather!
     
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    I lost the tops off a couple of trees. The wind didn’t endure as long as it did with you Colin, though the rain has been proving its persistence....
     
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    It's been rough here too.
     
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    Quite blowy here on the East coast, a few bits of twigs and stuff down but nothing like you had Colin. Hope your treehouse survived it. Nice bright morning now.
     
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    Nothing much here in N.E. England last night- cool and a bit breezy but that's all.

    We've had a bright sunny morning and afternoon with little wind. Now there's a completely clear sky and very cold as a consequence with a ground frost expected tonight. Bugger all really... [-o<
     
  9. ColinG

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    It's been lovely and sunny today but it's meant to get back to again on Tuesday. Time to batten down the hatches!
     
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    Thought you were in for more of the same tomorrow Colin.
     
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    The forecasts predict we are, but my phone's autocorrect helpfully turned my words into gibberish!
     
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    Ok Colin .. just get out there and check your wood store ..did it stand up to the storm..
    needs a good breeze to season the timber .. a few trees swaying about here in Murkyside
    but nothing as much as you have had in the cold frozen North ..:thumbup:
     
  13. ColinG

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    Both wood-stores stood up without incident.
     
  14. Jean J

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    But what about the treehouse?
     
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    The treehouse has a small leak - it always has - but it's still there. I need to get up there and see how it's holding up internally.
     
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    A testament to your treehouse building skills Colin!
     
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    Sunday night was bad here. We had a length of barge board ripped off during the dark hours and not discovered until light. Hey ho, it goes with the location I suppose.
     
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    It’s getting rough here again this afternoon, the skies darkened and the barometer nose dived! Fire lit and hatches secured...
     
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    It's a flying gale here with torrential horizontal rain and sleet and hail.
     
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