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 Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous

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PostSubject: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:30 am

So last night was kitchen sink weather. But the interesting thing to see is how when we get these squally conditions the wind can be so fickle, look at the graph for Aber last night. Each time a large squall came thru not only did we get huge gusts but as the cell passed over there was a complete 180 degree reversal of the wind. I saw similar on the rest graph for yesterday, the wind went round the compass 3 times !
The reason for this is usually very strong cold air outflowing from the storms but the point is beware if you go out in condtions like this as the wind may well suddenly increase / drop or change direcetion. In last nights example it went dead offshore after a huge onshore gust . I have circles the reversals !
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:14 am

Thanks for this Alun. Sharing your knowledge and experience is invaluable all. It is very easy for us newbies to call it wrong and end up in trubble
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:14 am

Yeah thats really good to bear in mind thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:44 am

so what your saying is, the moral of the story is sit it out and wait till this shitty weather passes !!!!,
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:49 am

Just look out and always look over you shoulder to see what's coming ! I'm on the beach at the mo it's lovely , snow on the hills , blue skies and at Aber very little wind
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:54 am

...and ten minutes later BAM!

It's very difficult to pick a day with settled conditions at the moment, a lot of sessions I could use all my kites from 5-14m +
Like I said perviously check your gear, go out with others, keep an eye on the horizon...behind you and come in before anything suspect comes through!

Also as always DISTANCE is your friend
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:09 am

all received and understood.

With all this snow in mind, Are we having a winter feste this year ??
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:10 am

Or should I say a frozen Jam ??
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:16 am

Yup 14/15th Feb details to follow
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:17 am

Brill Ill put the dates in my diary...
If there is anything you want or need me to do just let me know..
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:45 am

What's that then?
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:58 am

Steve ... have a look ing the holiday and events section. that explains everything...
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PostSubject: Re: Crazy Weather and why it can be so dangerous   Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:26 am

Cheers Tony
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