The St Valentine days storm – the one that got away

There have been only six named storms so far this season, and only three of those were named by the UKMO, although there was one that they missed in my opinion. The winds on the 14th of February registered storm force in the objective Lamb weather type gale index but as it only affected the northwest of the country the Met Office deemed it only merited a yellow warning for strong wind and so wasn’t named storm Evert. It was a shame because the Valentine Days storm had a nice ring about it. By the look of the gale index the winter of 2020-21 was a fairly quiet year as far as wind was concerned. Forgive the garish colours that I’ve used in the Gantt chart of Lamb Weather Types since the 4th of December, that’s still work in progress.

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