Flooding in Northumberland Alnwick, Northumberland - 28/06/12
Posted 28 June 2012 - 19:31
Well and eventful day here in Alnwick today. Some serious flooding in the town and on the rural roads surrounding which meant a good few detours to get there!
The storm was pretty good, lots of flashes of CC's and crackling thunder. Not very photogenic however.
Later on I headed back to Amble then Hauxley to watch as the Newcastle storms drifted off over the North sea, filmed some nice crawlers and will have it up soon
Posted 28 June 2012 - 19:53
Posted 28 June 2012 - 21:57
That first video looks scary at one point - shows why people shouldn't venture into floods.
Quite right - this is a stark reminder that just a few inches of fast flowing water is enough to knock a person over and carry them away. We often focus on the aspects like hail, tornadoes, etc, in thunderstorms, but more people are injured/killed by floods. The fact that you can choose not to go into a flood makes it even more tragic.
'Turn around, don't drown' is the motto from the NWS in the USA - perhaps we should adopt it here too.
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:11
It also seems that there was a line of storms tracking NE and each one hit the Newcastle region so I think in the end they got a good 2 and a half to 3 hours of extreme rainfall
This post has been edited by Tony Sales: 29 June 2012 - 06:24
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:26
Posted 29 June 2012 - 06:41
13:41 19.1 °C 17.6 °C 999.5hPa Calm 3.2km/h 91% 1.0mm / 3.6mm total RA OVC
13:46 18.9 °C 17.6 °C 999.2hPa Calm 1.6km/h 92% 0.0mm / 3.6mm total RA OVC
13:50 17.1 °C 16.1 °C 996.2hPa Calm 0.0km/h 94% 24.4mm / 24.4mm total RA OVC
13:51 19.0 °C 17.7 °C 999.2hPa Calm 1.6km/h 92% 0.0mm / 3.6mm total CLR OVC
14:01 19.6 °C 18.4 °C 998.5hPa Calm 1.6km/h 93% 0.0mm / 3.6mm total CLR OVC
This post has been edited by PK2: 29 June 2012 - 06:43
Posted 30 June 2012 - 22:36