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Here we go again
« on: March 21, 2019, 10:49:10 pm »
Once more we are surrounded  by cyclonic weather. Trevor giving us a touch up on this side and Veronica scaring the daylights out of people over in the West. We are a thousand k away but still getting the wind and rain off Trevor. Must be horrible for those near the eye.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/severe-tropical-cyclone-trevor-expected-to-hit-northern-territory-as-a-category-4/news-story/60a7d938879040f5cc88818746c816c9

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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2019, 07:46:14 am »
 :( Seems we are very lucky up in Shropshire. The worst we get is the odd tree down.
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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2019, 09:47:16 am »
Yes, but you do get covered in snow occasionally, and I don't think that would be too pleasant.
The rain here has continued today, but it's expected to ease for us as the cyclone tracks away to the Northern Territory border.
Our son and daughter-in-law and their new baby have spent the last couple of days with us from Townsville. Ironically, they came north from fine weather in flood-ravaged Townsville, only to find continuous rain up here.
Ah, the vagaries of the tropical Wet.

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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2019, 11:11:44 am »
These are bad storms. Are these the same systems as those that hit eastern Africa and devastated at least three countries?  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47638696

Please stay safe.
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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 12:19:08 pm »
They are separate systems but similar in formation and intensity. At least we get a bit more notice with cyclones than you get with your tornadoes, Bertha.  Gives us some preparation time, but the waiting can be stressful.

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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 10:51:19 am »
They are separate systems but similar in formation and intensity. At least we get a bit more notice with cyclones than you get with your tornadoes, Bertha.  Gives us some preparation time, but the waiting can be stressful.

Yes, your cyclones are similar to the hurricanes that hit the US.  In the last week or so, the upper midwest and plains states, especially Nebraska, South Dakota, Wisconsin and surrounding areas, have been flooded.  The snow and ice this past winter was really deep, so now it's melting and flooding everywhere.  I don't know the depth, but it has flooded not only towns but many, many farms across that region.  The people along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers are under a watch downstream, all the way to New Orleans, since all that water will eventually drain off and flood along those rivers, too. 

We actually do have various means now to predict the areas that need to take precautions and be "weather aware" due to having the National Weather Service right here in Norman, Oklahoma.  http://www.ou.edu/nwc  They keep developing ways and means, mostly technological, of predicting and tracking severe weather.  They can tell many days in advance when, where and potentially how a storm system might cause tornadoes, high winds, etc. Our weather people report the information to keep everyone updated.  There can be some stress and jitters beforehand and during a storm, but knowing where it will be going helps with those.

A side note--with changes occurring in the world's climate, the location of Tornado Alley has moved a little.  Oklahoma will still be vulnerable but father east has started to have more numerous tornadoes, and many of those residents aren't used to their occurring. 
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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2019, 11:49:37 am »
The weather was raging this year

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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2019, 04:13:05 pm »
Welcome to the National Weather Center, a one-of-a-kind collaborative work environment comprised of federal, state, and academic units working in partnership to improve understanding of Earth’s atmosphere.

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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2019, 11:49:46 pm »
You can't say 'comprised of...' . It's just 'comprising'.
This is, after all, a grammar site.

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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 11:42:28 am »
Here is further explanation: https://www.grammarly.com/blog/comprise-vs-compose/ 

Since I live near the National Weather Service, should I inform them to correct their website?
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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 02:02:57 pm »
You can't say 'comprised of...' . It's just 'comprising'.
This is, after all, a grammar site.
Not sure I agree there Darryl. Certainly comprising this that and the other is great and comprising of is a no-no; but I am happy with comprised of.
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Re: Here we go again
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2019, 11:40:02 pm »
OK, yes. I have corrected 'comprising of' so many times. I guess comprised of is not so bad, but I still prefer composed of. I guess it's really a matter of opinion, but a style guide I use suggested this:

Yes, "composed of" is the correct form. The phrase "comprised of" is never correct to usage purists despite its regular appearance in writing. If you want to be correct in the eyes of discriminating readers, use "composed of."

(And as an aside, I only made the original comment, tongue in cheek, as I thought the post was one of those bots we delete regularly. I didn't think we were dealing with a real person here, although I do note he has made other posts. Maybe he'll reply to confirm he's real!)