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Title: New Year, New Storm - October in the Med!
Post by: Rattler on 23 October 2009, 22:46:45
A pic from yesterday´s hurricane, we made it on the portal page of the local diary!


My boat survived in the end, with minor damage to woodwork (but 5 lines broke!), my house the door was pried open by the wind and inside it was quite a disaster but just needed a good clenaing, so: In the end we got away well.

Others did not have so much luck: We lost a total of 25 boats+, 5 ppl in hospital because they got hit by flying debris.

In Palma it was nothing compared to our 150 km/h gusts, but still interesting to see how it looks even when it evolves from force 5 to force 7 (Beaufort) with waves of just 2 mtrs (we had 6! and here was no way you could walk straight, you were ducking gusts and zig-zaging if you were lucky...):
Fuerte temporal en Mallorca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apnCb32kx-E#normal)

This is what it looke here like:

Unwetter Sturm Port Andratx Mallorca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xdwFZ1Lc14#normal)

And, we had UFO´s at avout the the same time (UFOs = OVNIs in Spanish = Objetos Volandos No Identificados = Objets Flying Not Identified):

OVNI Mallorca (puntos naranjas en el cielo) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs9GnWpymhg#normal)

but then, we have them all the time:

Ovni en Palma de Mallorca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIn9WBXWaSA#normal)

Even myself I have made some pics a week ago of a bright orange OVNI and after that of a whole group of them (all alike), and I had gone to the place to take the shots on a dream of OVNIs the night before that then came true, I will post when I find the time to sort out my massive download of over 500 pix...

Rattler


Title: Re: New Year, New Storm - October in the Med!
Post by: Jilly on 23 October 2009, 22:57:51
Quite the storm,  it's good that your place wasn't damaged at all,  Rattler.  You seem to get quite a lot of bad weather over there.


Title: Re: New Year, New Storm - October in the Med!
Post by: Rattler on 23 October 2009, 23:09:39
Quite the storm,  it's good that your place wasn't damaged at all,  Rattler.  You seem to get quite a lot of bad weather over there.


twice a year, but then it´s heavy. Cold air from northern Europe hits the (relatively) "hot" sea (23 degrees still) and it just explodes!

Don´t know whether you saw previous post after my edit, here a part again, to give you an idea:

Unwetter Sturm Port Andratx Mallorca (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xdwFZ1Lc14#normal)

Unwetter Mallorca Sturm Im Yachthafen 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8HfZEHyoKk#normal)

Rattler


Title: Re: New Year, New Storm - October in the Med!
Post by: Jilly on 23 October 2009, 23:37:42
That's looks like a real fierce storm.  People must have to replace their boats often.


Title: Re: New Year, New Storm - October in the Med!
Post by: Rattler on 23 October 2009, 23:41:18
There are safe places, but yo have to know them, *QND* they are contested (I have witnessed shoot-outs over a mooring)!

Rattler