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Strongest gusts I've seen so far are 84mph at Culdrose & 81mph 1.5
miles ESE of Land's End. I don't know if anyone has any figures for
Gwennap Head or The Lizard.

Just got back from Sennen, walked to the bottom of Pedn-Men-Du (1 mile
from Land's End) and took a few photos - see
www.easterling.freeserve.co.uk/Pedn.html. (Apologies to locals for the
mis-spelling of Du on the website.)

It was still difficult to stand at times, Sevenstones still reporting
Severe Gale 9 & 21' swell.

No surfers in this morning, a great rarity on a Sunday, it's simply far
too dangerous.

Plenty of debris on the roads, with an entire tree almost blocking the
road at Tregonebris, half way between Penzance & Land's End.

This is more what winters used to be like in the '90s.

Graham
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Graham Easterling wrote:
Strongest gusts I've seen so far are 84mph at Culdrose & 81mph 1.5
miles ESE of Land's End. I don't know if anyone has any figures for
Gwennap Head or The Lizard.

Just got back from Sennen, walked to the bottom of Pedn-Men-Du (1 mile
from Land's End) and took a few photos - see
www.easterling.freeserve.co.uk/Pedn.html. (Apologies to locals for the
mis-spelling of Du on the website.)

It was still difficult to stand at times, Sevenstones still reporting
Severe Gale 9 & 21' swell.

No surfers in this morning, a great rarity on a Sunday, it's simply far
too dangerous.

Plenty of debris on the roads, with an entire tree almost blocking the
road at Tregonebris, half way between Penzance & Land's End.

This is more what winters used to be like in the '90s.

Graham
Penzance


Isn't that sea a lovely blue/turquoise colour even in a gale, almost
looks inviting :-) (After seeing Southend United yesterday !)

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e-mail: kreh at southendweather dot net
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On 3 Dec 2006 04:28:01 -0800, "Graham Easterling"
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This is more what winters used to be like in the '90s.


Nothing out of the ordinary then ;-)

Great pictures. We'll have to take a winter holiday some time.

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Webcam and weather:- http://windycroft.gt-britain.co.uk/weather
Some walks and treks:- http://windycroft.gt-britain.co.uk/walks
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Keith (Southend) wrote:

Graham Easterling wrote:
Strongest gusts I've seen so far are 84mph at Culdrose & 81mph 1.5
miles ESE of Land's End. I don't know if anyone has any figures for
Gwennap Head or The Lizard.

Just got back from Sennen, walked to the bottom of Pedn-Men-Du (1 mile
from Land's End) and took a few photos - see
www.easterling.freeserve.co.uk/Pedn.html. (Apologies to locals for the
mis-spelling of Du on the website.)


Isn't that sea a lovely blue/turquoise colour even in a gale, almost
looks inviting :-) (After seeing Southend United yesterday !)


It did look good, I waited for the sun to catch it. I think all the
trapped air bubbles helps to give that colour.

Not inviting enough for anybody to jump in, which was a shame as it
would have given more idea of scale to the photos. (On the downside
they would probably now be dead!)

Graham

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Graham Easterling wrote:

Just got back from Sennen, walked to the bottom of Pedn-Men-Du (1 mile
from Land's End) and took a few photos - see
www.easterling.freeserve.co.uk/Pedn.html. (Apologies to locals for the
mis-spelling of Du on the website.)



Better pics than mine at www.sennen-cove.com/today2.htm Spray going
200' in the air, and that wave makes the breakwater look like a model
in some cheap special effect.

Graham



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On 3 Dec 2006 05:43:36 -0800, Graham Easterling wrote:

Not inviting enough for anybody to jump in, which was a shame as it
would have given more idea of scale to the photos. (On the downside
they would probably now be dead!)


Yes, scale is a problem. They don't look particulary big seas to me from
those images. I guess the only way to do it is get something man made,
into the frame like a house, harbour wall or breakwater.

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Here's a rewind of the squall line last night.

Bren gives a timeline here.
http://theweatheroutlook.com/twocomm...ad/128719.aspx

I was out, to survey the damage, i was glad i was back home, cause 30
minutes later this vicious squall line went through.

The rain was more torrential than an average storm, although i didn't
get any overhead lightning, i saw plenty of distant flashes, that i
thought were power lines... but it seems there was plenty of lightning
around

It still didn't quite beat the thunder-snow Squall line from about
three winters ago though
That one is still champion

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"Graham Easterling" wrote in message
ups.com...
Plenty of debris on the roads, with an entire tree almost blocking the
road at Tregonebris, half way between Penzance & Land's End.

This is more what winters used to be like in the '90s.

Graham
Penzance


Expand the name of that place between Penzance & Land's End
a little and what do you get? ....... Tree gone debris. Spooky!

Nigel




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On 3 Dec 2006 12:19:41 -0800, Graham Easterling wrote:

Better pics than mine at www.sennen-cove.com/today2.htm Spray going
200' in the air, and that wave makes the breakwater look like a model
in some cheap special effect.


That gives a *much* better idea of scale. What happens when a wave like
that gets to the breakwater/lifeboat station?

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