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I Used to Think That Wind Could Blow Me Away

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    Severe Gales With Gusts In Excess Of 65mph Part I

    At last the weather forecast I had been looking forward to for so long,and finally a chance to wear my new silk dress in some really strong, storm force winds A couple of weeks ago I listened with fingers crossed to the weather forecast warning of gale force winds in excess of...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    This is a fictional illustrated story

    that I've been working on. I hope you'll like it!One cloudy day Sandy was walking along the field. She was wearing a white shirt with long collars and a red blazer over it, a long white dress, purple scarf around her neck and her favorite red large hat. She was also having her...
    windknight windknight 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 26

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    It has actually been windy here lately!

    i haven't had a lot of luck getting out in it plus its been rainy too but yesterday i got an unexpeted chance and took it. i got to be in the strongest wind i think i've ever been in! i almost didn't bother wearing a hat because winter's over and people don't wear them much...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Because of what Taopuppy posted I thought back

    and remembered a event that I'll share. I was on a hiking trip with my youth group and it was really windy that day. While hiking up there was a part of the trail open for the wind to come through. In front of me was a girl with a v-neck that was obviously a size or so too big...
    notgivinmyname notgivinmyname 18-21, M Mar 29

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    Severe Gales Part II

    I arrived down by the sea to meet my husband and parked next to is his The wind here was definitely stronger than where I was.The gusts were rocking my car. My husband got out of his car and fought his way to mine.His trousers and shirt were flapping wildly.He got into the car...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2012

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    Tornado

    This story is a dedication to gwtw and all her windy stories. One day at school there had been a bomb threat. All the students were evacuated from the building and situated on the soccer field next to a line of trees that were short distance away from the school. It wouldn't...
    scarssymmetry scarssymmetry 22-25, M 20 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    Lately we have had a lot of false hopes -

    forecasts saying winds 25-35mph with gusts to 50, but then where I live there's barely a breeze. Yesterday and today we were supposed to have a big storm, and we did get some snow, but it's mostly melted now and today it actually was breezy! I'm guessing the gusts were maybe 25...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Has anyone found any good images

    or video from the typhoon in China and the Philippines?
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When The Wind Stole My Hat

    This is an experience I had last July, very soon after I had moved to this new town, but I couldn't tell this story earlier because I had to wait a month to get the internet connection and then I had to plan how to tell this story, and then my new school started and I've been...
    windknight windknight 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    Surprise Storm

    In response to the plea from Taopuppy; this is a true story from a guy. Hope you enjoy it :-) I have a favourite spot on the coast where I go whenever a storm is brewing. A few months ago, I had been watching the weather forecast for several weeks, waiting for something to show...
    Anemophile Anemophile 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 27, 2012

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    This is a short story from

    when we had the storms earlier this year The wind was blowing between 30 and 40 mph with prolonged gusts reaching 60-65 mph as I walked along the promenade with my hair down and wearing a blue,below the knee length,pleated,satin skirt,and sadly a thick jumper as it was quite...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    The Best Day Ever Part 2

    Sorry it's been so long, but here is part 2 of my best day ever: I felt the wind getting stronger the higher up I got in the mountains. The road wound around the mountain in such a way that every corner I turned, I felt my car blow sideways in the wind. About ¾ of the way up I...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    It's breezy today! Gusts up to 25 mph!

    It isn't very warm, and I wore a thin silk blouse but had to wear a sweater. To make up for it I wore a scarf. When I first got out of the car, I had it wrapped around my neck once, so the center of it was against my throat but the two ends hung down in front, too. I could not...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Long Dress And A Strong Wind

    It was late morning when I woke and there was a furious gale blowing outside. I decided that today I was going to have some real fun, I would wear a long bridesmaids style gown. My heart was racing with the thought of all the skirts and petticoats blowing everywhere. The dress...
    WindySpirit WindySpirit 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    The first day of this new year did not

    disappoint me when it came to the wind! We were having strong winds blowing all through the night, and all I could think about was getting outside to enjoy it. Unfortunately, it was a little too cold for me to head out so I stayed inside to listen and watch. The trees outside...
    windblowngirl88 windblowngirl88 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    Enjoying The Hurricane

    I still haven't had any new experienced with the wind, so I'm making more of these fictional wind stories. This one is not the next chapter of my fictional story "Tale About A Windy And Stormy Day" though. Instead this is a short story I thought of on one drawing I made and with...
    windknight windknight 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    What an amazing morning!

    When I woke up, I had no idea it was going to be a windy day. The first thing I heard upon waking was the familiar, deep rumbling of the wind gusting against the side of my house. I practically jumped out of bed and pulled my blinds back to see the trees outside bending and...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 1

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    It was breezy out today again,

    and I got to go out wearing a thin silk shirt again, and had a scarf around my neck. I had one appointment but it was rainy when i went in. When i came out, it had cleared up a lot. on my way to the car my scarf blew back from around my neck and unwound a bit, so one short end...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F Jun 19

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    Turn Of Events

    Hey, I not posted in a while so its about time I did, just another story from me and Jess's experiences. Don't you just love it when the weather girl says its not a day for skirts ?? Well to me thats just more reason to wear one. The winds whistling outside as if they where...
    WindySpirit WindySpirit 18-21, F 4 Responses May 10, 2013

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    Windiest Day So Far

    This week the winds where incredibly strong, one day was especially wild. I was waiting for Jess to arrive to give me a ride into college, she arrived at my house wearing her favourite red dress, it is around knee length with a black petticoat, it is tight around her body and...
    WindySpirit WindySpirit 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2013

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    A Story For Taopuppy

    As you predicted, I am just starting to experience the worst of the storm now. Yesterday, I was in London and it was just a bit breezy. I saw the news of the approaching storm and knew I couldn't miss it. So, I've extended my trip and taken the train to France. Currently, I am...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 8 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Wind Tunnel

    This experience is dedicated to scarssymmetry , who seems to have a unique interest in such things . Several years ago , my friend Jane and myself were given the opportunity to be inside a wind tunnel while it was operating . It was for some sort of engineering survey to study...
    gwtw gwtw 61-65, F 6 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    We had been warned of severe gales with gusts

    exceeding 70 mph, and I knew this was going to be one of the best experiences of our lives. We had reached our favourite remote spot, an old ruined ford where the wind blows in off the sea and gets sent in all directions. As we sat in the car we could hear and feel the strength...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    OMG! We have enjoyed some seriously strong

    winds recently and taken full advantage when not accompanied by the rain. The scene is set. I'm ( sadly ) sat alone in my car, parked up right on the seafront watching people being blown this way and that by the promised gale force winds, the car rocking in the ferocious gusts...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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    I need your help. This weekend we have some

    serious winds in the forecast. Saturday night they're expecting the windy to start kicking up around 40 mph and Sunday the forecast says 'strong and damaging winds' with gusts approaching 75 mph! So, my dilemma is, do I wear the dress I just bought last week:Or do I buy one of...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 8 Responses May 14

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    tornadolover tornadolover 13-15, M 1 Response May 27

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    Sorry i haven't been very vocal lately

    but i have been feeling very frustrated as the rest of the world gets wind and i don't. It feels like i'm relying entirely on EP and Youtube for my experience. The other day we were supposed to get 50mph wind but it never really happened. I have been waiting for people to post...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 18

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    The Day I Blew Away

    A couple of days ago, I was walking to school. I had my uniform on, my blazer, my tie, my skirt and my hair down and straight. I'd just finished doing my hair so it was really nice :)  before I set off for school. The wind was so bad! I got out of the house as I hung...
    xPrincessxPerfectxHairx xPrincessxPerfectxHairx 13-15, F 4 Responses May 5, 2010

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    Isn't it sexy to watch a girl try

    and hold onto her skirt on an extremely windy day ? We've had some seriously strong winds here for the past few days (I did manage to get out in them and have a couple stories for you later) but it's also been pretty warm. I was out and about downtown a few days ago and the wind...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    The Best Day Ever Part I

    I've just had the experience of a lifetime! I'll start by saying it's been far too long since we've had any substantial wind in my area. Sure, we've had a few days were it's gusted up to 30 miles an hour, but nothing too noteworthy to tell you about. Well, last night as I was...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    Holding On For Dear Life

    This is my first story, and because I live in a place where I don't get much wind at all, (stinking suburb houses blocking all the wind) so this is going to be made up. Is that ok? I will try to make it as good as I can. Here is my story: Delanya is a girl who is absolutely...
    tornadolover tornadolover 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    60 Mph Gusts And A Pleated Silk Skirt

    No sign of any strong winds here, so a story from the past Earlier this year we had a day of gales and gusts of wind up to 60mph,maybe even stronger As I looked out the window at home and watched the trees swaying and bending in the wind a decision had to be made.Skirt or dress...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    Its gonna be windy out today,

    I won't have much time but it will be a good day for a nice walk.....
    notgivinmyname notgivinmyname 18-21, M Jun 21

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    We have been enjoying some seriously strong

    winds in the last few days, with sustained gusts of 60-70 mph, and either alone or with my husband I have had the most incredible experiences out in them.I will post some of them in the new year,but the one I am going to post now is actually more about another woman whose...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    So the weather here has been stormy

    and rather windy. I enjoyed the wind but it wasn't too strong. But when I was driving I noticed a bald part on a large hill. I looked around and found a short hiking trail that led to it. So yesterday I went up there during when the wind would be the strongest during the day...
    notgivinmyname notgivinmyname 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    Storm girl-This is a story about a girl

    who used to go to my school who loved the wind a lot. The day was forecasted to have a massive storm roll in that day. I was both excited and scared because of the possibility of a tornado rolling into the area. Despite this, I went to an art show at my school to earn some...
    windyhairlover windyhairlover 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 5

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    My Wild Day

    I love it when the wind blows when its blowing strong and wearing my skirts and dresses out in it. I live on a farm isolated in some hills where it can get really windy. Our house is made of mainly wood and logs like a cabin with some stone in the walls and makes some really nice...
    WindySpirit WindySpirit 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    A Very Windy Wedding

    Unfortunately there has not been any really windy days for a long while, and so no knew stories to post,therefore I thought I write about an experience of mine a few years ago when I attended a friends wedding on what turned out to be an extremely windy day.Great for me,but not...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

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    Windy Wedding and a silk skirt

    A few years ago I attended the wedding of a friend The morning of the wedding was dry, and as forecasted the day before very windy.The wedding was taking place near the sea and so the wind was likely to be at it's strongest.The forecast was for gales with expected gusts of 60mph...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    Blown Away

    It was the Wednesday before the storm that we first heard the weather forecast warning us of gales and possibly severe gales, with winds reaching 60 and possibly 70/80 mph. We spent each day praying that they would be right, and come the early hours of Monday morning they were...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2013

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    Question: How do I build up enough courage to

    tell everyone about my obsession over the wind? I have had this self conflict for months now. Half of me wants to tell the world about the wind, because I hate hiding my true personality, and the other half refuses because it's afraid of what will happen and that I've never...
    tornadolover tornadolover 13-15, M 3 Responses May 6

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    Since everyone has been asking

    for more of my experiences, here's one that happened only yesterday! Hope you like it :) Yesterday was one of the windiest days I've ever experienced. I was out in the park at my favourite place on a windy day, a big clearing between two forests of trees up the side of a hill...
    xPrincessxPerfectxHairx xPrincessxPerfectxHairx 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    It's nice to see I'm not alone here.

    I always thought for while that I was alone with my liking for windblown hair until I found this group and several others. I love to watch women's hair blow in the wind. There, I finally said it out loud (well, more typed it anyway). And I'm not talking about small breezes, I...
    windyhairlover windyhairlover 16-17, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    i just had a thought.

    i think most of us here are familiar with the Beaufort Scale, right? The one used to estimate the speed of the wind based ono the effects it has on things, or on the sea. i was thinking we should put together our own based on the effects it has on skirts, hats, scarves, etc...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 5 Responses May 25

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    Blown Away!

    Okay, well I have been talking with some people on here and I have been asked stuff like "whats the strongest winds you've been in?" and "have you ever been blown away" an such, I have been trying to keep my stories seperated because it felt wrong to clog the group with my stuff...
    WindySpirit WindySpirit 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Little Wind V. Big Wind

    Autumn is supposed to be a good windy time of year. Not very where I live. I went for a walk in a park by the river the other day because it was a little breezy. Only just started to be cold enough to justify wearing a hat, so I was, and a big silk scarf. I debated leaving my...
    taopuppy taopuppy 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    My New Pleated Silk Skirt

    After reading all your stories and experiences I felt I had to tell you about my latest in a long line of experiences out in gale force winds I recently bought a beautiful red calf length pleated silk skirt.I have always preferred wearing pleated skirts and dresses,especiallly...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 14 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    My House Is Shaking

    I'm actually a little scared this time, guys. I've been in strong winds before, but this is amazingly intense. I've already lost two small trees in my backyard and the gate on my fence snapped off. My windows are rattling, my chimney is howling; we've already had a recorded gust...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    Another Windy Day

    It's another ferociously windy day here. I woke up this morning to my curtains cracking in the wind blowing in my balcony door. I got out of bed and slid it closed and as I did I saw the trees outside swaying greatly in the gusts. I got butterflies in my stomach. I decided before...
    silkensamantha silkensamantha 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    More Gales By The Sea

    As I mentioned in my first gales by the sea story,my husband was away and could not be with me that day The following day he was home and was able to enjoy the day with me It started with a big decision to be made.The winds were forecasted to be stronger than the day before.I had...
    susanhampshire susanhampshire 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2012

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