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Storm coming in!

Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 2:53 pm

'Heads down, this is going to be a big one!'

My internal barometer (a head-tweak) has dropped of a cliff. And one minute ago was 'the wind before the storm'...

Let's pray for some most welcome rain!!

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 3:06 pm

JR8 wrote:'Heads down, this is going to be a big one!'

My internal barometer (a head-tweak) has dropped of a cliff. And one minute ago was 'the wind before the storm'...

Let's pray for some most welcome rain!!


It has been raining in Tuas since 12.30pm...

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Postby katbh » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 3:46 pm

And it has been hailing. My god, never thought it could. Could this be from cloud seeding that has been going on?

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Postby the lynx » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 3:50 pm

Yup, wee ones though.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:11 pm

Izzit!?

Still, got to clear the smog before NDP eh!

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:22 pm

AMK is pitch black and the window is blowing, but I've only seen a few very rare scattered rain drops. I was driving at lunch and counted 5 on my windshield, then it stopped.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:31 pm

Back in 2008 we had 'em Bishan, AMK and surrounds about the size of a five cent piece.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:46 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Back in 2008 we had 'em Bishan, AMK and surrounds about the size of a five cent piece.


I remember driving around in the Mid-west (US) and seeing some cars absolutely pock-marked with dents (like 'car acne'), 5000 dings all over.


Mid-west (OH/IL)/East US (NYC down to Virginia) is the only place I've seen this...

Must be serious though, to cause such damage.

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 5:59 pm

You can get amazing deals on hail damaged cars I those regions. Insurance companies usually write off the whole car.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 6:05 pm

Yep, spent a large chunk of my life on the northeastern seaboard.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 6:27 pm

zzm9980 wrote:You can get amazing deals on hail damaged cars I those regions. Insurance companies usually write off the whole car.



Must be like dating a girl with acne...

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Postby zzm9980 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 6:42 pm

JR8 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:You can get amazing deals on hail damaged cars I those regions. Insurance companies usually write off the whole car.



Must be like dating a girl with acne...


More like acne-scarred. The kind of girl where her skin is bumpy from terrible teenage acne, but she can cover it up alright except in bright daylight.

Acne would be more like this:
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back to original topic, a thread on Facebook started by some locals about the rain and hail almost immediately devovled into a " window crack can claim insurance ?" and blame Indo for cloud seeding discussion.

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Postby bgd » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 9:16 pm

It was just drizzle down town. Disappointing. It did look like it was going to be so much more.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:31 pm

bgd wrote:It was just drizzle down town. Disappointing. It did look like it was going to be so much more.



This is something I've not noticed since I was last in SG a few years back: Here I get real physical triggers/flags on the weather.

I.e. I really feel/know in my head when a storm is coming in. I think it must be due to heavy/sudden changes in barometric pressure.

- Nothing anything like this happens to me back home. But I expect it's a thing farmers and shepherds are more attuned to...


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