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This one missed us, somehow. It was a beautiful sunny day here. Uncle B called to tell me cars were floating sideways along Brighton Marine Parade.

I called up the Met Office Satellite page and here was a big, fat band of severe storms from the Brighton seafront all the way to the outskirts of London. That isn’t at all far West of us.

Funny thing — the time lapse satellite animation showed that thing just sitting there for hours, moving neither to the East nor West. It ultimately just melted away (though we’re having a bit of gentle rain now).

I think they said three weeks rain in a few hours. At one point, the water in the Underground was chest deep. Places in Brighton, hail fell like snow.

Pictures: the BBC, the Brighton Argus. I particularly liked the hen and chicks floating around someone’s laundryroom on a dinner plate.

Also, not entirely unrelated, I thought this was an interesting article from the BBC: what happens when lightning hits the sea.


Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 28, 2014, 8:56 pm

It’s been active here in Colorado, too. Last night, I was grilling chicken (under cover) and watching the cell over my brothers house. Looked like Thor had traded in Mjölnir for a machine gun…

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: July 28, 2014, 10:02 pm

That’s water pouring out of the light fixtures, BTW. I don’t think I’d get in that water if there’s a chance of submerged electrics.

Comment from Scubafreak
Time: July 28, 2014, 10:22 pm

Yep, looks like the underground is also going to be under water..

Comment from QuasiModo
Time: July 28, 2014, 10:41 pm

Wow, break out the life rafts!

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: July 28, 2014, 10:44 pm

Heard about this storm while listening to BBC Radio 4 this morning. One reporter said that manhole covers were being popped off by the water pressure in the sewers. THAT is scary. Glad it missed you and yours, including the chicks, although I did enjoy the photo of ‘chickens at sea in a dinner-plate’.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: July 28, 2014, 11:06 pm

Hell, had a tornado here in the Boston area. Revere actually. I was sitting in a meeting on the 11th floor of one of the buildings at work when it got really, really dark out. I said “if I was in the Midwest, I’d be worried about now.” One of the docs (a Midwest farm boy) said ” I’d be heading for a shelter.”

Comment from Nina
Time: July 29, 2014, 4:37 am

We could use some of that rain here!

Comment from mojo
Time: July 29, 2014, 5:47 am

But when NYC floods, you get them albino alligators comin’ up outta the sewers, which is annoying.

Comment from Nina
Time: July 29, 2014, 7:26 pm

Unless you’re a boot manufacturer, I guess!

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