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Sunday, December 11, 2011

We'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not!

The trusty Stronsay Pier Weather Vane.

Beaufort Wind Scale
in MPH Description - Visible Condition

0 Calm smoke rises vertically.
1 - 4 Light air direction of wind shown by smoke but not by wind vanes.
4 - 7 Light breeze wind felt on face; leaves rustle; ordinary wind vane moves.
8 - 12 Gentle breeze leaves and small twigs in constant motion.
13 - 18 Moderate breeze raises dust and loose paper.
19 - 24 Fresh breeze small trees in leaf begin to sway.
25 - 31 Strong breeze large branches in motion; telephone wires whistle.
32 - 38 Moderate gale whole trees in motion; inconvenience in walking against wind.
39 - 46 Fresh gale breaks twigs off trees; generally impedes progress.
47 - 54 Strong gale slight structural damage occurs; chimney pots and slates removed.
55 - 63 Whole gale trees uprooted; considerable structural damage occurs.
64 - 72 Storm very rarely experienced; accompanied by widespread damage.
73+ Hurricane devastation occurs.

For this week we are expecting:
Monday 9.00 a.m. Whole Gale (62mph).
Tuesday 00.00 midnight Hurricane (81 mph) reducing by midday to Whole Gale (55 mph).
Wednesday 12.00 Fresh Gale (45 mph).
Thursday 18.00 Strong Gale (53 mph) 18.00 Storm (72 mph).

We'll check
the trusty Stronsay Pier weather vane
for wind direction.


Anonymous said...

Wow, that's quite scary if you ask me, I've never heard of hurricanes up north. But fear not, "Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Mark 4:41).

Stay safe Father and all of the Sons; invoking Our Lady and Her protection for you and those living on the Orkney islands when I pray later this evening.

Anne B said...

As I write it'll be building up!

Safe, safe, safe in your desert cell!
Safe are your brothers all, your brothers all;
And the cattle, and the lambkins,
Asleep in the solid old barn asleep in the solid old barn; And He who walks on the wings of the wind
Will soon bring you His Peace.


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