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Week 13; 25 June - 29 June
Topic Started: Jun 24 2012, 09:14 AM (1,799 Views)
snowglobe
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Andy was in the trenches this afternoon pumping them out so hopefully the weather will behave? Never seen the ground in summer so waterlogged.
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Hey Snowglobe, was it anything like this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkua3S0hhQQ&feature=youtu.be

Edited by mooseandhobbes, Jun 28 2012, 01:33 PM.
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A few shots from snowglobe on-site are coming soon.

In the meantime, a video-capture of a lightning strike hitting the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle this morning. Yikes!
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(whole video here)
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mooseandhobbes
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Snap!
That does look AWESOME :o
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Has Snowglobe offended the gods?

Above is from the reverse of a denarius of Severus Alexander. IOVI PROPUGNATORI means Jupitor the Front Line Fighter.

And he is getting ready to throw another bolt!

Duck!

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^ Snowglobe's right. We really do need a 'Like' button.

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Belated pics from snowglobe!

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"A view out of the diggers hut this afternoon!"

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"Running to grab tools in the downpour" (deturfing between 4b & 4c)

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"First thing this morning, bailing and mud clearance but rain returned"

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"No need to use a tap to clean hands this afternoon."
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Just amazing how persistent the rain has been.

I just checked the Met Office blog and read that as of the 24th (ie with 6 days still to go) its already the third wettest June on record, and given the further rain since then (and looks like more tomorrow and Saturday) its very likely to break the 110 year record. Main reason appears to be the position of the jetstream; surely it must shift position soon...

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I feel for the diggers and staffers. How frustrating. I understand that there are restrictions on this sort of thing but one wonders if there could not be some way to dig longer hours when the sun is shining. Long days this time of year...would health and safety regs allow an early evening session after all concerned had rested and hydrated after the labors of the afternoon? Probably not. Or a Saturday session for those able to be there? I know folks staying on for a second week would sure jump at the chance.
Just railing at an often unfair universe.
Probably get the thunderbolt thrown at me next.....

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Badger - although I would love to get the chance to dig for longer and on Saturdays I don't think it would be fair to ask the staff to work even longer. Unlike us, they are not on holiday and have homes and families to manage. I think the lectures and other wet weather activities have kept people interested and engaged in the process.
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Some stunning pics this morning of floods in downtown Newcastle. And a report that the Vindo museum nearly flooded yesterday, held back by the quick work of the brave staff. Will post Newcastle pic when I get nr comp and off phone.
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Newcastle city-centre:

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Hope everybody's homes -- and selves -- in the area are OK!
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Dramatic picture! I hope there wasn't any damage in the trenches...

I checked the Met's blog again and they updated the info overnight, it's now the second wettest June, only 6mm short of the record. Looks certain the record will fall. Not clear how they determine the overall rainfall for the whole country, but all parts of England, Wales and N. Ireland have been hit about equally, only Scotland has received a near normal rainfall for the month.
Edited by Justin-T, Jun 29 2012, 06:44 AM.
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Yoiks!

This is what has been falling on Leicestershire...

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SacoHarry
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Perhaps the Mayans were on to something?
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Badger
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OK, the rain is now officially no longer funny.
I know that spot in Newcastle. Bought a sandwich at the shoppe in the center of the photo on my way to the airport.

T.Wolter

kudos to our intrepid photographer Snowglobe. This has not been an easy two weeks, and his pics are the equivalent of combat photos.

T
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