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to be looking forward to a big storm

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PMDD Sat 26-Oct-13 16:58:57

I just love extreme weather. I love deep snow, very heavy rain, blazing sunshine. I really want a massive 1987esque storm. We live in East Sussex, what are my chances?

MetellaEstMater Sat 26-Oct-13 17:01:08

Pretty unreasonable given the damage it could cause to people's homes, businesses and the transport infrastructure.

I live a 'good' storm when safe at home and all cosy etc. but it does seem like this one could be devastating for some people.

thebody Sat 26-Oct-13 17:01:53

people were killed in that storm so tread carefully there.

however yes I too love a good storm as long as noone is hurt.

Latara Sat 26-Oct-13 17:02:05

YABU - People could be hurt or killed, buildings damaged etc etc.

dexter73 Sat 26-Oct-13 17:02:24

I like a good storm too.

Ruprekt Sat 26-Oct-13 17:04:26

I feel a bit scared about it to be honest. confused

Torches are on standby and dh is making sure he has things in the car .....just in case.

pianodoodle Sat 26-Oct-13 17:09:04

I like a storm as I miss N.Ireland and all the blustery weather smile

I'm in SW England now it's a lot milder, but there tend to be more thunderstorms here which I also like!

GobblersKnob Sat 26-Oct-13 17:12:36

There is a big difference between a 'good' storm where the weather looks wild, you are cosy at home and nothing or nobody suffers as a result.

YABU to look forward to something where many people will suffer damage to posessions and properties and where some may lose lives.

I was in London for the '87 storm and went to Kew the next day, it was totally heartbreaking.

dexter73 Sat 26-Oct-13 17:14:11

I like snow too and people get possessions damaged, farmers lose their animals and people die because of it.

EatingAllTheCrumpets Sat 26-Oct-13 17:16:43

I know what you mean, but YABU.

It has the power to do a huge amount of damage to homes/businesses. It has the power to kill and injure. I love a bit of thunder and a couple of inches of snow, but I would never look forward to something that (probably wrongly) has been dubbed a significant and exceptional storm.

The great storm of '87 killed 22 people, in injured a huge amount more, it cost the uk £1billion in damage. It left people without power and heat for weeks when it was cold. Also as a wider context stock markets were closed unexpectedly over that weekend in London which frightened off investors, which helped cause Black Monday.

Given the fragility of the U.K. economy right now, a bad storm is nothing to be looking forward to. I hope everyone makes it out the other side and the MET office are just being overly cautious

TheCountessOlenska Sat 26-Oct-13 17:18:52

I get where you're coming from OP - we had quite an exciting time in Sussex in 87 - If I could go back in time I'd choose The Blitz as well!

CremeEggThief Sat 26-Oct-13 17:32:07

YABU. You sound a bit over-excited about something that has the potential to cause a lot of chaos, destruction and misery shock.

coldwater1 Sat 26-Oct-13 18:10:39

I like a good thunder and lightening storm but this is going to be much more than that and i am not looking to it one bit. I just hope no one is hurt and the damage isn't too bad.

iwantanafternoonnap Sat 26-Oct-13 18:10:51

I have that nervous excitement feeling because we don't quite know how bad it is going to be but I am not looking forward to it.

87' caused so much damage and now that I own my house I am worried about the damage that it might cause and the people getting hurt.

I also work in A and E and I expect a major incident will be called due to amount of injuries.

WorraLiberty Sat 26-Oct-13 18:13:36

My DH's uncle was killed in a 'great storm' as you put it OP.

A tree crashed straight through his windscreen and he lay there trapped in agony, while his 6yr old son sobbed his heart out.

So yes imo YABVU.

Be careful what you wish for...

Boardingblues Sat 26-Oct-13 18:14:33

Living in a heavily wooded area in a very old house, I am dreading it. Already planning to move my DS to another room away from the chimney. I love all our trees and will be devastated if any of them don't make it. Thunder and lightening I love, but to relish a weather event that could claim lives is not right. YABU

LaurieFairyCake Sat 26-Oct-13 18:14:40

I remember the 87 storm as insanely exhilarating

I couldn't get within 80 yards of the sea and me and my Great Dane were battling to get to the sea front, our ears pinned back with 120 mile an hour gusts going through us

It was fun as only a 15 year old would enjoy it

Not so fun now with my oak trees aged 41 hmm

AChristmassyJerseySpud Sat 26-Oct-13 18:16:56

I get what you mean OP

I am the same over snow. I love a good, deep snowfall. Where theres lots of it. And no school. And i don't have to go out.

Whereas for alot of people it causes problems. This 'great storm' is skimming us which, considering how badly Jersey copes in normal weather, its probably a good thing

ICameOnTheJitney Sat 26-Oct-13 18:19:18

I feel a bit meh about it's being hyped by the press as something terrible and when they do that it never happens. I also love extreme weather...I like the drama...but obviously hate the tragedy which can occur. I wish people would stay indoors.

cloudreader Sat 26-Oct-13 18:19:31

I love the idea too although I have to travel on Monday.At present am sat pondering why the met office supercomputer worth millions still cannot track the storm path with any great certainty.

FurryDogMother Sat 26-Oct-13 18:20:42

I really enjoy extreme weather (apart from extreme heat), and I lived through the '87 storm too - which had a huge impact on this (Brighton and Hove) area. I hope everyone stays safe on Monday (including me!), but must admit to feeling a bit excited about it, whilst at the same time hoping that no-one suffers. Bit of a dichotomy, there, really, but I totally understand where the OP is coming from.

Very sorry for those who suffered losses in previous storms.

Methe Sat 26-Oct-13 18:22:01

Oh me too Op. I love a bit of extreme weather.

pianodoodle Sat 26-Oct-13 18:22:41


You've quoted the OP as saying a "great storm" but I can't see where she said it?

I'm sure no one enjoys other people getting hurt. I didn't get the impression that's what was being implied...

Lighthousekeeping Sat 26-Oct-13 18:24:00

I won't be excited is I get stuck at work because people use it as an excuse not to make it in! Do we know when exactly and if it will effect London?

IamtheZombie Sat 26-Oct-13 18:28:36

OhYouBadBadKitten is doing an excellect job of updating us about the storm here.

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