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Helen Willetts on BBC News Channel at 10 p.m.

"Hurricane force winds gusting to 70 mph"

Even if the mean speed was 70 mph it wouldn't be hurricane force. Gusting to 70
mph sounds more like a Force 9 or 10.

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On 12 Oct 2017 21:03:09 GMT
"Norman Lynagh" wrote:

Helen Willetts on BBC News Channel at 10 p.m.

"Hurricane force winds gusting to 70 mph"

Even if the mean speed was 70 mph it wouldn't be hurricane force. Gusting to
70 mph sounds more like a Force 9 or 10.


You're on a roll with criticism at the mo Norman. Go Norman!!!
You are absolutely right though, the lovely Helen should know better.

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On 12/10/17 23:30, Will Hand wrote:
On 12 Oct 2017 21:03:09 GMT
"Norman Lynagh" wrote:

Helen Willetts on BBC News Channel at 10 p.m.

"Hurricane force winds gusting to 70 mph"

Even if the mean speed was 70 mph it wouldn't be hurricane force. Gusting to
70 mph sounds more like a Force 9 or 10.


You're on a roll with criticism at the mo Norman. Go Norman!!!
You are absolutely right though, the lovely Helen should know better.


Reminded of another Helen who warned us of 'dense fog with visibilities
down to 300 metres in places'. That was Ms Young, who also used
'bitterly cold' to describe temperatures of 10C in winds of 5-10mph - in
January.


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Will Hand wrote:

On 12 Oct 2017 21:03:09 GMT
"Norman Lynagh" wrote:

Helen Willetts on BBC News Channel at 10 p.m.

"Hurricane force winds gusting to 70 mph"

Even if the mean speed was 70 mph it wouldn't be hurricane force. Gusting to
70 mph sounds more like a Force 9 or 10.


You're on a roll with criticism at the mo Norman. Go Norman!!!
You are absolutely right though, the lovely Helen should know better.

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There's just so much tosh presented these days from supposedly authoritative
sources. Whatever happened to quality control? Maybe I should get out more!

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On 12/10/2017 22:03, Norman Lynagh wrote:
Helen Willetts on BBC News Channel at 10 p.m.

"Hurricane force winds gusting to 70 mph"

Even if the mean speed was 70 mph it wouldn't be hurricane force. Gusting to 70
mph sounds more like a Force 9 or 10.


Even 'winds gusting to hurricane force' would have been better.




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