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  Great Storm of 1987 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was the worst storm to hit England since the Great Storm of 1703 and was responsible for the deaths of approximately 23 people.
The storm originated from a cold front in the Bay of Biscay that met with cold air coming from the north.
Even if Fish had been talking about the approaching storm, he would still have been technically correct in his statement, as the storm of 1987 was neither tropical or post-tropical in nature, and therefore could not possibly be a hurricane.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Storm_of_1987   (910 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Great Storm of 1703
The Great Storm of 1703 is the most severe storm ever recorded in the British Isles.
The storm was generally reckoned to represent the anger of God — in recognition of the "crying sins of this nation", the government declared December 16 a day of fasting, saying it "loudly calls for the deepest and most solemn humiliation of our people".
The Great Storm also coincided with the increase in English journalism, and was the first weather event to be a news story on a national scale.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1703   (380 words)

 BBC - Weather Centre - Features - Understanding Weather - The 1953 East Coast Floods
A storm surge is primarily caused by the wind pushing the sea towards the coast.
A storm surge is primarily caused by the wind pushing the sea towards the coast, but can also be coupled with low air pressure.
The chances of storms and high tides coinciding will continue to increase, so forecasters and warning agencies are facing increasing challenges in warning and protecting coastal communities against flooding.
www.bbc.co.uk /weather/features/understanding/1953_flood.shtml   (754 words)

 BBC - Weather Centre - Features - Understanding Weather - The Great Storm of 1703
The storm struck first in the West Country and right in its path was the newly constructed Eddystone Lighthouse.
Some weeks beforehand he had made it known that he wished he could be on the reef in the greatest storm that ever blew under the face of heaven so he would see what effect it would have on his building.
She was later to issue a proclamation for a national day of fast on January 19th 1704 to pay respects to the privations and loss of life suffered by her subjects.
www.bbc.co.uk /weather/features/understanding/1703_storm.shtml   (997 words)

 Great Storm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Victims of the storm – inside Riddlesworth Church showing the memorial stone to Mary Fisher, ‘whose soul took her flight to heaven in ye furious hurricane’ of 1703.
But he adds: “The 1703 storm was in a class of its own in terms of strong winds it brought with it.
With the storms that preceded the night of November 26/27, some of them could have weakened the structures that were eventually destroyed in the Great Storm.
www.edp24.co.uk /Content/HiddenNorfolk/asp/2003/11/031122GreatStorm2.asp   (991 words)

 Met Office: The Great Storm of 1987
The Great Storm of 1987 did not originate in the tropics and was not, by any definition, a hurricane - but it was certainly exceptional.
The storm of 1987 was remarkable for its ferocity, and affected much the same area of the UK as its 1703 counterpart.
Ahead of the storm, barometric pressure had fallen rapidly, but neither the magnitude of the fall nor the rate of decrease was remarkable.
www.metoffice.gov.uk /education/secondary/students/1987.html   (1599 words)

 November 27, Every-Day Book
The consternation was so great that trade and business were suspended, for the first occupation of the mind was so to repair the houses that families might be preserved from the inclemency of the weather in the rigorous season.
The greater part of the navy was at sea, and if the storm had not been at its height at full flood, and in a spring-tide, the loss might have been nearly fatal to the nation.
The protestant dissenters, notwithstanding their objections to the interference of the civil magistrate in matters of religion, deeming this to be an occasion wherein they might unite with their countrymen in openly bewailing the general calamity, rendered the supplication universal, by opening their places of worship, and every church and meeting-house was crowded.
www.uab.edu /english/hone/etexts/edb/day-pages/331-nov27.html   (1492 words)

 1700_1749   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The 'Great Storm' of 1703 which commenced on Friday 26th November (old-style) was probably the worst ever experienced in England; it is described by Defoe in his work: "The Storm 1703".
The southern half of the country felt the full force of the storm and it was worst in London on the nights of Friday 26th November and Tuesday 30th November, when bricks, tiles and stones flew about with such force, and were so numerous, that none dared venture forth from their homes.
The damage due to the storm and flood in London alone was estimated to be £ 2 000 000.
homepage.ntlworld.com /booty.weather/climate/1700_1749.htm   (3479 words)

 History of Nova Scotia, Index of Dates, 1703-05.
August 10th, 1703: At Wells, a small settlement on the northwestern border of New England, innocent settlers, women, men and children are hacked to death by French led Indians.
In was in 1703, a long lasting piece of litigation, back in France, as between the heirs of d'Auley/LaTour families and the heirs of the Duke De Vendome, comes to an end.
Nov 23rd -27th (OS), 1703: A Great storm in England, the worst of it being in the south-west; the fleets ran out to sea.
www.blupete.com /Hist/Dates/1703-05.htm   (429 words)

 Congresbury History 2
In 1792 she called them great ignorant farmers and a gentleman farmer was bursting with his wealth and consequence and purple with his daily bottle of port.
In 1607 a great part of Congresbury was hidden by the sea and in 1656 a surveyor complained of the muddy moist unhealthiness of the air and poverty or idleness or both of residents in improving drainage.
Of the great storm in 1703 the vicar of Ubley, not far away, wrote that the wind caused the sea to come in and their ground was spoiled and their cattle drowned.
www.congresbury-somerset.org /History2.htm   (482 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | Protection for wreck sunk in 1703
An English warship thought to have sunk in the Great Storm of 1703 is to be given protected status, Culture Minister David Lammy has announced.
The Resolution was the flagship of an expedition against the Barbary Corsairs in 1669, and took part in the unsuccessful attack on the Dutch Smyrna convoy, which resulted in the Third Dutch War.
It sank during the Great Storm on 26 November 1703.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/5026436.stm   (395 words)

 The Great Storm of 1703
Sir, upon the evening of Friday, Nov. 26, 1703, the wind was very high, but about midnight it broke out with a more than wonted Violence, and so continued till near break of day.
It ended a N.W. Wind, tho' about 3 in the Morning it was at S.W. The loudest cracks I observed of it, were somewhat before 4 of the Clock; we had here the common Calamity of Houses shatter'd and Trees thrown down.
But the Bridge was a strange sight; it stands partly in Monmouthshire and partly in Gloucestershire, and is built mostly of Wood, with a Stone Peer in the midst, the Center of which dividedes the two counties; there are also Stone Platforms in the bottom of the River to bear the wood-work.
www.glosgen.co.uk /storm1703.htm   (893 words)

 Wind Velocity - Gales and Tornadoes
Astrometeorology defines Mercury as the planet of wind; the mercurial mind as relating to human intellect and the rapid nerve transmission in the brain can be seen in the atmospheric condition as rapid air movement.
The first thing we need to do is see what the last Mercury ingress chart was doing before the storm event itself then we can introduce more charts to add to the jigsaw, in Mundane work no one chart is good enough to determine the eventual outcome.
Though this 1703 MA-0-UR chart may be powerful in its working, the other MA-0-UR charts must also be taken into account, for instance taking the last MA-0-UR before 1987 and 1990, we find that both Mercuries in the event chart (sunrise) are contacting the AS of the previous MA-0-UR chart.
www.rhegeds.freeserve.co.uk /gales.htm   (1959 words)

 Canterbury Cathedral, England
Canterbury's other important monuments are the modest Church of St Martin, the oldest church in England; the ruins of the Abbey of St Augustine, a reminder of the saint's evangelizing role in the Heptarchy.
A new crenellated Great Gate was built in 1309 and in 1320 a new walled vineyard.
This palace is thought to have survived until a great storm in 1703, which damaged the already ruined abbey.
www.great-britain.co.uk /world-heritage/canterbury-cathedral.htm   (742 words)

 Telegraph | News
The 70-gun vessel was abandoned by its crew off Sussex in the Great Storm of 1703, when a 120mph hurricane hit southern England.
Although Resolution's approximate location was known, no trace of her had been found until the divers, from Eastbourne, who were asked by fishermen to retrieve the pots, suddenly found a large anchor, and then some cannon, in 30ft of water in Pevensey Bay.
A third-rater (carrying up to 650 men) built in Harwich between 1665 and 1667, it was lost on Nov 26 1703, the third day of the Great Storm.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/05/31/nwreck31.xml   (568 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | Kent | Storm victims remembered
Some 8,000 people are believed to have died around the UK in the storms of 26 November 1703 - about 2,000 of them off the Kent coast.
The storm tore through a flotilla of ships anchored off Deal and Ramsgate in what was supposed to be a safe haven.
The storm of 1703 is considered by some weather experts to be the worst in European history.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/3239670.stm   (353 words)

He donated the great west window of the nave at a cost of £140.
Bishop Kidder who succeeded him was killed during the great storm of 1703 when two chimneystacks in the palace fell on the bishop and his wife asleep in bed.
This same storm wrecked the Eddystone lighthouse and blew in part of the great west window in Wells.
www.wellscathedral.org.uk /history/presentbuilding/Creyghtone.shtml   (285 words)

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One of the greatest storms ever to hit the British Isles was recorded 300 years ago.
Even more ferocious than the 1987 ‘hurricane’, the storm ripped through the country leaving a trial of devastation.
To mark the tercentenary, we are jointly promoting a major conference to examine several aspects of the Storm.
www.meteohistory.org /2003RMS_announce.doc   (252 words)

 The Great Storm of October 1987
The great storm of October 1987 was the worst to affect the south east of England since 1703.
The storm developed rapidly - so much so that weather forecasters were unable to predict the track and ferocity of the storm.
Weather forecasters were heavily criticised after the event, TV weatherman Michael Fish came in for a large amount of criticism after he answered a viewers query, 'a lady has rung in to ask if there is going to be a hurricane tonight......
www.stvincent.ac.uk /Resources/Weather/Severe/oct87.html   (866 words)

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Aristotelian concepts of vapors and exhalations continued to inform naturalists understanding of meteorological phenomena and to provided the basis for much of investigation during the eighteenth century.
I analyze two meteorological events which had great impact on both science and the early public sphere.
In the first case, I use sermons occasioned by the Great Storm of 1703 to describe the conflict between the Church of England and Noncomformity.
www.uky.edu /~vjankov/thesis.txt   (831 words)

 Guardian | A windy future
At Cucklington the land falls away so steeply that someone walking the lane that runs along the rim of the great natural bowl is surprised to see that, although he is only a few steps away from Cucklington Church, the cupola on top of its square tower barely reaches to his eye level.
We were warned recently of winds that might bring down trees and cause structural damage, but they failed to materialise, although gusts have knocked the last of the red and gold leaves off most of the trees.
This is a peaceful landscape where extremes of weather are rare, but winds do blow across the high ridge, and Cucklington Church tower had to be restored after the great storm of 1703.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4804523-103500,00.html   (313 words)

 The Sun Online - News: Sail of the 18th century   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Naval experts believe it could be 70-gun HMS Resolution, lost in the Great Storm of 1703.
Queen Anne was on the throne and Sir Isaac Newton became president of the Royal Society in 1703.
The Great Storm lasted a week, with 120mph winds on November 26.
www.thesun.co.uk /article/0,,2-2006240789,00.html   (437 words)

 Glasgow University Archive Services - About Us - Publications - Dunaskin News - Edition 6, 2003-2004 - Hurricanes in ...
It began at ten o’clock at night on the 26th of November 1703, and raged until seven in the morning.
It was around midnight that the storm became a hurricane, and people never remembered a night of such ‘alarming terror’.
This resulted in a great loss of cotton, which was a severe loss for the business, but also made the surrounding area look as though a snowstorm had swept through the town!
www.archives.gla.ac.uk /about/dunaskin/2003-04/edition6/storms.html   (904 words)

 Engravings and Newspapers
Wonderful close view shows great detail of officer in his yellow slicker and his early uniform cap, and of the telescope itself which is rarely pictured.
Included is a brief account of the great storm and the destruction of the iron lighthouse.
Includes a great deal of information on this early style of game hunting, their lodges and clubhouses and the life of the time.
www.lighthouseantiques.net /engrave/engravings.html   (10173 words)

 UK Weather Archive reopens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Sharing the new Devon Record Office at Great Moor House, the Archive is one of the most comprehensive collections of meteorological records in the world.
It is home to other fascinating records such as Admiral Beaufort's original scale from 1805 and the weather records of Scott's doomed Antarctic expedition from 1911, as well as a UK Daily Weather Report for every day since 1860.
Constantly updated, it provides a comprehensive record of the climate, as well as being an invaluable resource, both for scientific research or for anyone interested in the history of UK weather.
www.rin.org.uk /pooled/articles/BF_NEWSART/view.asp?Q=BF_NEWSART_137668   (199 words)

 Ship Wrecks of West Wales
This was the year of one of the greatest storms the country has ever had.
She hit a rock in a terrible storm and spread her cargo northwards towards Carreg Dandy, where she scattered thousands of pieces of pottery.
The waters are very turbulent, so great care must be taken to choose the slacks.
www.dive-pembrokeshire.com /wreck.html   (1764 words)

 Arts | Protection for wreck of 17th-century warship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The well-preserved wreck of a late 17th-century warship, recently discovered by divers in Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, has been given official protection by the government.
The wreck is believed to be the 70-gun Resolution, built in Harwich in 1665 and sunk in the Great Storm of 1703, which destroyed hundreds of ships and killed thousands.
The wreck, a tangle of timbers and iron guns, was rediscovered last year by divers attempting to recover a lobster pot.
arts.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,329491463-110427,00.html   (104 words)

All but forgotten now, the Great Storm of 26/27 November 1703 was the worststorm experienced in recorded history in the British Isles.
While almosteveryone knows something about those two classic disaster scenarios of theStuart age, the Great Fire of 1666 and the Great Plague of the year before,hardly anyone knows the story of the Great Storm of 1703, the worst that hasoccurred in the British Isles.
Famously, Henry Winstanley had themisfortune to be in the wooden lighthouse which he had designed on EddystoneRocks of Plymouth on 26 November 1703.
www.gnist.no /vare.php?isbn=0750935162   (204 words)

 The Royal Pavilion Brighton UK for visitors and learners of English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
However, in 1703 a great storm washed away most of the lower town.
The last big storm in Brighton, referred to as the "1987 hurricane", knocked down telephone boxes and uprooted thousands of trees throughout the south of England.
The force of the wind, knocked one of the onion-shaped domes of the Royal Pavilion palace through the roof into the music room, which had only just been restored to its former glory following a fire bomb attack in 1975.
www.btinternet.com /~ted.power/rp0136.html   (378 words)

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