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The Great 1987 Storm - 25 Years ago
« on: Oct 16, 2012, 14:21 »
The Great Storm Of 1987 - What Happened & The True Story About 'That' Forecast From Michael Fish

Looking back 25 years to what we now call 'The Great Storm', and the thing that sticks in most peoples minds isn't the loss of life and damage to trees and property, but a 'lady from Wales who asked if there is going to be a hurricane'. That single edited clip has been used in the Olympic opening ceremony and is probably right at the top of the list when ever people discuss weather forecasters getting it wrong. I'll let Michael Fish explain it fully in the pod cast he recorded with us to mark the 20th anniversary in 2007, but needless to say, it isn't quite as straight forward as history paints it to be. Oh, and if anyone ever tells you they know who the woman who called in was, they're wrong, there never was a call...

The Great Storm Of 1987 - In Michael Fish's Words - Netweather.tv

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Re: The Great 1987 Storm - 25 Years ago
« Reply #1 on: Oct 16, 2012, 23:02 »
I remember driving 'down south', the year after and what used to be 'leafy lanes'  there was nothing, nothing at all, thousands of trees, gone.

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