News Dangerous storm announced for Northern Europe

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The current German weather service prediction of the probable path and the development of the pressure: less than 970 millibar now.
 

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The good news: The storm is expected to make the wind turbines of Germany produce three to four times as much electricity as usual, resulting in a 40% drop in the electricity price at the electrical power exchange.

At the end of 2012, Germany had 31 GW capacity installed in wind turbines, sometimes it really gets used.
 

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The good news: The storm is expected to make the wind turbines of Germany produce three to four times as much electricity as usual, resulting in a 40% drop in the electricity price at the electrical power exchange.

So...if I use as much energy as I can, thus keeping the old coal power plants alive, which produce CO2, which leads to climate change, which leads to more extreme weather, which leads to more of these storms...electricity gets cheaper?
Sounds like a plan!
 

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So...if I use as much energy as I can, thus keeping the old coal power plants alive, which produce CO2, which leads to climate change, which leads to more extreme weather, which leads to more of these storms...electricity gets cheaper?
Sounds like a plan!


If you live outside Germany - yes.
:lol:
 

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Well, if there's a technology to transmit power a hundred kilometers or so from the Austrian border without anyone noticing it...:hmm:

There is: FREE ELECTRON LASER, FIRE!

Wait, you said "without anyone noticing"...

Hey, everyone! A flying pink unicorn bunny!

(FREE ELECTRON LASER, FIRE!)
 

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Ok, according to meteologists, this storm is about to get worse than Christian, which was already a record breaking storm. While the intensity is about the same, the storm moves much slower and will last much longer over Europe.
 

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Well, the worst thing here in the South will be up to 15 centimeters of snow...which isn't that great either.
 

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Well, the worst thing here in the South will be up to 15 centimeters of snow...which isn't that great either.

Here we prepare for 110 km/h gusts and 5-10 cm snow from Thursday evening to Friday. A single snowflake is usually enough to cause chaos here in the lowlands.
 

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A single snowflake is usually enough to cause chaos here in the lowlands.

:sos:

Here in the UK, the trains and buses grind to a stop. Normal human behaviour ceases and people panic buy at supermarkets, like there's going to be a nuclear winter.

:eek:hthedrama:

Good luck with the storm, get as much milk and bread stock piled like there's no tomorrow, invest heavily in perishables. :lol:
 

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Good luck with the storm, get as much milk and bread stock piled like there's no tomorrow, invest heavily in perishables. :lol:

Hey, fit to the time of the year please! Chocolate and gingerbread.
 

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A (possibly true) scotsman already died because of the storm today, though the exact cause of death is still unknown.
 

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A (possibly true) scotsman already died because of the storm today, though the exact cause of death is still unknown.

I heard he was a lorry driver whose lorry got blown over on to some cars. Heard on the Radio 2.

BBC artical about it -> http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25225810

By the predictions I have seen it is going to get worse before it hits mainland Europe.
 

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The strongest winds I've ever experienced were about 160km/h in the northwestern eyewall of Hurricane Isabel, so you guys in Scotland just got a taste of what I went through. Not a fun experience.
 

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It's been on the news, that the worse affected areas of the UK are Scotland and the North East of England. I think they'll be more casualties if the reports are correct.

Here in the West Midlands we're just getting the edge of it, but the winds are still very bad.

:hide:
 

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I hope Orbiter development files are backed-up.
 
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