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Leon Roskilly

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  1. What happens to the fish? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-25861017
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25743806
  3. Incoming! http://www.metcheck.com/UK/warnings.asp My 3 year old grandson arriving this morning said "It's a hot sunny day today, we might go fishing" It's a sunny 4C!
  4. More from the AT's Campaigns Manager: http://fightingforfishing.anglingtrust.net/2014/01/17/floody-madness/
  5. Warm down under http://www.climatecentral.org/news/australia-2014-heat-wave-picks-up-where-2013-left-off-16938
  6. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/borowitzreport/2014/01/polar-vortex-causes-hundreds-of-injuries-as-people-making-snide-remarks-about-climate-change-are-pun.html?utm_source=www&utm_medium=tw&utm_campaign=20140106
  7. I became a merchant seaman back in 1961. Lots of guys had served during the war and many had tales of being on ships that had been sunk. Going up and down on green mountains was bad enough, I can't think what it was like to know that you were being hunted as well as fighting the elements, or hearing ships around you going up and wondering who would be next. (Vindi boy) I get a mention on this page - http://www.nzmaritime.co.nz/dm01.htm
  8. Brrrrr! http://bigstory.ap.org/article/polar-vortex-blast-frigid-air-over-much-us I wonder what the models will make of this and the effect this side of the big pond?
  9. Make the most of the mild weather. Models starting to show snow and ice in a couple of weeks from now. https://metofficenews.wordpress.com/tag/sudden-stratospheric-warming/
  10. Oh Joy! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25572390
  11. More on the SSW event at http://torontowxcenter.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/sudden-stratospheric-warming-event.html?m=1 And it's likely effect over there http://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2014/01/01/new-england-ny-snow/4277525/
  12. I found some interesting angling related podcasts here: http://fishingfilmsandfacts.co.uk/?page=podcasts
  13. It all starts over your side Newt, with the temperature gradient between the high and low latitudes. Interesting article from your side in today's Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/wp/2013/12/31/sudden-stratospheric-warming-could-it-lead-to-a-very-cold-january-in-d-c/
  14. Not so settled http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25559172#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  15. More of the same, and more to come. And then some more http://www.metcheck.com/UK/discussion.asp
  16. It sorta worked for me. View didn't quit look right. Then I realised it was giving a view out of one of the houses along the close instead of mine at the end of the close. Oh! and the trees were in leaf and flower.
  17. Woken in the night by the wind. Seems to have calmed down a bit now. Next storm lining up out in the Atlantic.
  18. After the new storm on Friday/Saturday, there will be yet another one building for next week
  19. http://www.courier.co.uk/Update-Tonbridge-remain-critical-night/story-20362367-detail/story.html http://www.courier.co.uk/VIDEO-Tonbridge-left-devastated-Christmas-Eve/story-20362359-detail/story.html
  20. News of large evacuations of people in the Tonbridge area as the Medway rises and threatens the Tonbridge Flood Barrier The river will continue to rise and is likely to still be swollen when the December 27th Storm arrives. I feel really sorry for the many people whose Christmas's will be ruined. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-25503520 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4910/Flood-alert-river-levels-rise.html http://www.courier.co.uk/Update-Tonbridge-remain-critical-night/story-20362367-detail/story.html
  21. I used to fish the resevoir at Burham. Strange thing was that when the river rose, it would start emptying rapidly. I'd often have to move down the slope as the 'tide' went out. The problem was that the stuff coming down the river after heavy rainfall contained too much diffuse pollution from farm pesticides and road run-off to be used to fill the resevoir for drinking water. And of course many storm water drainage systems over stress the sewage system causing raw sewage to also be diverted into the flow. Rather water was extracted and pumped when the river was low, the water settled and the pollutants flushed out to sea. So, when there was lots of rainy weather the resevoir levels would sink lower and lower, and only start to rise again after a prolonged dry spell.
  22. Winds died down in the South. The rivers are rising http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/142151.aspx
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