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calendar   Friday - December 09, 2011

some brit weather global warming not withstanding and it’s darn cold here in the south

From gorebal warming to:

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In one spectacular incident yesterday a 300ft wind turbine exploded in flames as it was buffeted by the high winds.

Another wind turbine was completely blown down on Wednesday, raising questions about the ability of wind farms to cope with the weather.

The flaming £2million wind turbine was in Ardrossan, North Ayrshire, Scotland. Witnesses said its blades were locked at the time, because the National Grid would be unable to cope with a sudden power surge.

Photographer Stuart McMahon, who took the incredible image, said: ‘The centre of the turbine caught fire first and the flames spread to the covering of the blades.

‘There was burning debris being swept off in the wind and across the fields. These are huge structures and to see one on fire was a spectacular sight.’

The turbine knocked over by high winds near Coldingham in the Borders caused several homes to be evacuated and a road to be closed.

possible white christmas?

There were winds reported up north, Scotland, of 165 mph. No where near that here. Thankfully. 


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 12/09/2011 at 02:46 PM   
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