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Growlies Over Europe...

Post by Rockhopper on Sun May 29, 2016 5:11 pm

Violent thunderstorms have hit Europe. Two people died and some more injured by lightning. Heading for the UK.

A low pressure center is covering a large swathe of Europe producing heavy rain and severe electrical storms since Saturday, May 28, 2016. At least 2 people were killed and more than 35 injured on Saturday alone. The severe weather is expected to move over to the UK on Monday, May 30, and last at least until May 31.

A bolt of lightning that, according to witnesses, appeared from a cloudless sky hit the pitch at the end of a children's football match in Hoppstaedten, western Germany. Police said 35 people were taken to a hospital. Of them, 30 were children, ages 9 to 11, who suffered minor injuries and three adults with serious injuries. A referee was directly hit by the lightning and suffered cardiac arrest. He was revived by witnesses and a doctor before being rushed to the hospital by helicopter. Two more adults suffered minor injuries.

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Re: Growlies Over Europe...

Post by Kaere on Sun May 29, 2016 6:42 pm

Jeeez... that's quite intense.
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Re: Growlies Over Europe...

Post by Agartha on Mon May 30, 2016 3:21 am

Yeah, it's coming here. Scary thing as you wouldn't expect lightning to hit from a clear sky!


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Post by Rogue on Mon May 30, 2016 5:35 am


Everything to do with weather systems are becoming more and more extreme....
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Post by Stargate on Mon May 30, 2016 9:54 am

Big weather problems here in the US too, several people dead.

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Post by Rockhopper on Mon May 30, 2016 4:50 pm

The article discusses that very incidence Ags. It's called a "Bolt from the Blue". In some cases it can happen up to 80Km from the storm.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bolt_from_the_blue Neutral

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Re: Growlies Over Europe...

Post by Lenzabi on Tue May 31, 2016 1:01 am

Climate change is reshaping our weather and how it works. Get ready for high intensity, short duration storms more as well.

Particles from our pollution friction-ing up in the atmosphere is how to get "clear skies" lightning.

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