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Inspired by Tecknik's "Weather" thread!

The most extreme weather I've ever experienced is a tornado, that was in Yorkshire in 1996. Such a menacing-looking thing!! There was a blizzard a year ago in my town too - I heard a really loud noise like a Chinook helicopter, looked out of the window and saw the sky thick with snow, swirling around! So very like something out of Charles Dickens!

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Major sandstorms:eek: The wind was strong enough to turn a few cars over and knock down plenty of trees. The visibility was shocking AND it was rather warm...

This obviously wasn't in the UK.

I've also been in a cyclone in India, with a few feet of flooding and damaged trees/houses too. :hmpf:
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I've been in quite a scary rainstorm before. Only reason rain became scary was because I was quite far into a Turkish gorge at the time and the guide man was trying to get us all out 'cause there was a risk of sudden flash flooding. :eek:

Part from that, I suppose the Hurricane of '88 (?! or was it later?) - but I was only 3 at the time so spent the time making a witch's hat with my mum whilst tiles and trees and stuff flew about outside lol
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er... a bad thunderstorm

I guess Ive just been lucky :cool:

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When I was on my way down to South France in the car just outside Paris, we hit the awful storm when the rain and hailstones were so hard that we had to stop the car....we couldn't see more than a metre or two in front of the car, and the thunder and lightning was terrible. The scary thing was we were with another family in another car and they were following us. When this happened we did not know where the other car was and mobiles weren't working cause the masts were obviously damaged!
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The big storm in 87/88 sometime. Though I was a baby and slept right through it.
Intense heatwave abroad somewhere, 40-50 degrees (C) VERY hot. Nearly passed out with that because I wasn't drinking enough.
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the most extreme weather i've ever experienced was a really strong typhoon in Tokyo...and since i forgot to close my balcony doors in my room i woke up in the middle of the night because my whole bed was wet from the rain comming inside through the window
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Hurricane Bob, in the US 1995 I think. Pretty scary, we had to keep moving rooms so that if the huge oak tree in the garden fell it wouldn't crush our part of the house! :eek:
Played rummikub (sp) for about 6 hours during that :rolleyes:
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In northern italy 2 years ago - major hailstorm. It totally destroyed cars, crops, even some buildings!! Luckily our hotel was quite strong. :eek: Scary, though!!
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(Original post by Golden Maverick)
Hurricane Bob, in the US 1995 I think. Pretty scary, we had to keep moving rooms so that if the huge oak tree in the garden fell it wouldn't crush our part of the house! :eek:
Played rummikub (sp) for about 6 hours during that :rolleyes:
Good ol' Rummikub!
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104 degree heat. Extreeeeeeeeeeeeme!
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I've plaved cricket outdoors in 56degC before. NOT a pleasant experience.
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Tornado in Canada...
we all had to spend the day in the basement!
ok the people we stayed with had a gym and a huge tv down there but still!
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Ummm thunder and lightning? :frown:
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44 degree heat
(does that count? everybody's talking about cold, rain, wind, etc...)
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the extremly high winds a afew weeks. also extreme heat in florida a few years ago. i hate hot weather
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The hurricane in 86 i was only 6 or 7 months old though :p:
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(Original post by Eeyore)
Inspired by Tecknik's "Weather" thread!

The most extreme weather I've ever experienced is a tornado, that was in Yorkshire in 1996.
I can't remember that!! :eek:
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I can't remember that!! :eek:
It wasn't a major one, though it looked pretty enormous (didn't touch down though). Lots of torrential rain at the time, too. I think it was in the Wenslydale (sp?!) region....
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(Original post by Eeyore)
Inspired by Tecknik's "Weather" thread!

The most extreme weather I've ever experienced is a tornado, that was in Yorkshire in 1996. Such a menacing-looking thing!! There was a blizzard a year ago in my town too - I heard a really loud noise like a Chinook helicopter, looked out of the window and saw the sky thick with snow, swirling around! So very like something out of Charles Dickens!

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Waiting for a bus in the cold of -35 C.

Snowstorm two years ago that cut off the electricity because trees had fallen onto the lines.
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