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Title: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on December 17, 2009, 08:50:02 pm
Well its here , Yes it is snowing in Sunny ! Cheshire, oh well a light sprinkling will cause more traffic mayhem than any silly BA strike ..
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on December 17, 2009, 09:32:10 pm
Well its here , Yes it is snowing in Sunny ! Cheshire, oh well a light sprinkling will cause more traffic mayhem than any silly BA strike ..

Well, that's Global Warming for you....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 17, 2009, 09:54:56 pm
It has dumped 2" so far here in Stevenage.
I have got to be in Woodford (Manchester) by 8 am . Me thinks I will look out of the window @ 4.30 and go back to bed if it lays any more down tonight.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: meechingman on December 17, 2009, 10:33:38 pm
A light dusting so far here in Sussex. Tomorrow looks like the worst day with up to 8" forecast for west Kent, right where I'm supposed to be working - right out in the sticks - all day.  :(( I may also wake up, look out of the window and then decide to go back to bed!

A day off, sure, but not so good when you're self employed.  <:( <:(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 17, 2009, 10:45:53 pm
Here we go again - a wee bit snow south of the Humber and suddenly Civilisation As We Know It comes to a halt.

What would you do if you lived in a country where it really snowed? I have seen elderly Norwegian women with skis on their zimmers making light of snow and ice and you lot can't get out of bed!!!  >:-o

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: sheerline on December 17, 2009, 10:50:13 pm
Nothing here in Norfolk yet, had a bit of sleet between Norwich and Yarmouth today but it's just dark cold and wet right now .
I think it's our turn tomorrow, don't know if I'll make it to work though, I might get snowed in between my house and the workshop 5 yards away!!  :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: craftysod on December 17, 2009, 11:15:39 pm
Barry
Down here its a novelty,i go out to leave my footprints,and chuck it at kids.
And i'm 46 must grow up one day
Mark
I still go to work though cos she tells me to
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 17, 2009, 11:49:04 pm
A couple of inches up here,in Carnoustie and its started again,brrrr,thank god for gas central heating, and a woodburner,



Wullie

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: ray123 on December 18, 2009, 07:29:43 am
we have   4/5 inches down in essex   'just wonder who ordered it' <*<
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on December 18, 2009, 07:38:15 am
sorry guys but its 8.35pm here and about 25C 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: tugboyben on December 18, 2009, 07:55:26 am
only add 1 or 2 cm's hear in liversedge westyorkshire may be more to come

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: tonysmoke on December 18, 2009, 08:22:25 am
just started here in jersey never get lots of snow but the island will come to a standstill , no buses, no schools, stay in doors, merry xmas to all  tony jersey
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: boatmadman on December 18, 2009, 08:27:17 am
Bright clear and sunny here - no snow :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: andygh on December 18, 2009, 08:48:57 am
We had strong northerly winds & blizzard conditions until about 4am, some of the drifts are more than a foot deep. Glad I took a day off today to watch my Grandsons nativity play  :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 18, 2009, 09:13:59 am
Not snowing in Peterboro'....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 18, 2009, 09:22:24 am
Heard on the radio,this morning,car drivers had to sleep in their cars in Sussex, Essex,last nght,brrr,i did it once,and awoke "Baltic"...never again I always carry a duvet in the boot,cause you never know

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 18, 2009, 10:02:44 am
Its chucking it down here at the moment.
Title: Snowdogs
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 18, 2009, 12:07:46 pm
It's snowing here in Bridlington as we speak and my doggies have been cavorting in the white stuff and having a great time. :}

Their German ancestors put them in good stead to cope with the cold  O0 while I freeze by bits off! O0 {-)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Hollylogsawninhalfatlast002.jpg?t=1261137878)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Hollylogsawninhalfatlast003.jpg?t=1261137901)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Hollylogsawninhalfatlast007.jpg?t=1261137942)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Hollylogsawninhalfatlast008.jpg?t=1261137968)

Father (back ground) and son surveying the scene
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Netleyned on December 18, 2009, 01:10:57 pm
Bright sunshine and not a sniff of snow in Glorious Grimsby!


Yours Aye

Ned :D
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 18, 2009, 01:18:41 pm
Beautiful photos. My dog was lying out in it this morning.

Gregg my wife says if your two dogs ever need rescuing she'll have them, she's sure they will get on with our one. :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: cbr900 on December 18, 2009, 01:32:28 pm
Its fine clear sunny and 29 degrees celsius here and loving it................. :-))


Roy
Title: Re: Snowdogs
Post by: Wasyl on December 18, 2009, 01:40:32 pm
It's snowing here in Bridlington as we speak and my doggies have been cavorting in the white stuff and having a great time. :}

Their German ancestors put them in good stead to cope with the cold  O0 while I freeze by bits off! O0 {-)

Father (back ground) and son surveying the scene
there beautiful looking dogs,whats your address so i can come and dognap them, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 18, 2009, 02:18:41 pm
"Their German ancestors put them in good stead to cope with the cold   while I freeze my bits off!"

Should we take it then that your pendicular bits are lower than a German Shepherd's?  %)

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: essex2visuvesi on December 18, 2009, 03:59:58 pm
LOL what would you guys do if you had snow like this?
(http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/Essex2Visuvesi/lahdenpera4.jpg)

And temperatures like this (was yesterday morning)
(http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/Essex2Visuvesi/18122009001.jpg)

We just put on some bigger pants :D
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Spook on December 18, 2009, 04:05:50 pm
No snow here in Barry - but then we very rarely get much. But it's sub-zero (but not as cold as Finland)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on December 18, 2009, 04:06:07 pm
It has certainly snowed in (West) Norfolk now.  This was taken at about 9am after I had done some shovelling -
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 18, 2009, 04:27:47 pm
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Gregg my wife says if your two dogs ever need rescuing she'll have them, she's sure they will get on with our one. Thumbs up

Thanks DickyD, it'll never come to that I hope but I'll keep you in mind! O0 {-)

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there beautiful looking dogs,whats your address so i can come and dognap them, laughing

No fear Wasyl, I love my doggies to bits {-) {-)

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Should we take it then that your pendicular bits are lower than a German Shepherd's?  Inocent

No Barry they're not but it bl**dy well feels like they are out there at the moment!  {:-{ O0 O0 {-) {-)

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: andyn on December 18, 2009, 04:28:22 pm
Woke up an hour or so ago to find that the central heating was broken, little chinese man came round and fixed it for about the third time this year....

Dog's been out in the snow, turned into a dalmation  ;)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: andygh on December 18, 2009, 04:40:50 pm
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LOL what would you guys do if you had snow like this?

Trade the motor in for a skidoo?  O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 18, 2009, 05:15:14 pm
Wimps!!!
I got up at drove out at 4.30 this morn to Manchester and back. Once I got on the A1 -A14- M6 all went well.
I don't know what all the fuss is about :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 18, 2009, 06:06:18 pm
Woke up an hour or so ago to find that the central heating was broken, little chinese man came round and fixed it for about the third time this year....

Blimey he's doing well, he delivered my post this morning. :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 18, 2009, 06:10:03 pm
Why were our schools never shut when we were kids.

4 mile walk to school in knee high snow every year and the teachers did the same. Think it was called dedication or something.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bryan Young on December 18, 2009, 06:33:54 pm
Dicky, After all those years without street lighting the snow was a bit of a godsend. But while wearing school uniform short trousers was not very pleasant. I recall it was also impossible to make snowballs while wearing woollen gloves. Red knees, frozen hands and wet feet. Followed by a wide necked bottle of frozen solid milk (the sort with a cardboard top and a hole to punch out to insert a straw).
But making hugely long "slides" made up for all that, and any injuries weren't felt until the body had warmed up.....and than everything just hurt a lot. But thats the way it was for everyone, so it was the "norm". Other things come to mind, like having to use an outside netty, shovelling half a ton of coal into the coalhouse from where it had been dumped in the back lane. Chimneys regularly going on fire and filling the house with god-awful stink. But it was the "norm", and so the same for everybody....at least it was in the coal mining areas of Durham during the 1940s.......not forgetting the gas lights and associated "mantles". The "playgrounds" that were the local council rubbish tips. And yet we survived, and even managed to pass the 11 plus to get into a Grammar School! That was life. BY.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on December 18, 2009, 07:08:07 pm
Had to have a look at your profile Bryan, to see how old you are as you reminded me of so many things that I remember as 5 year old going to school from Hett Mill and a year or two later from Spennymoor, both in Co. Durham :-)).  Must admit though, you are a bit younger than me ;).

Derek.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 18, 2009, 08:28:49 pm
OK Cheers up!! Saturday will soon be here.
http://video.telegraph.co.uk/services/player/bcpid1529569286?bctid=5524339001
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: cadman17_36 on December 18, 2009, 08:49:26 pm
too funny Bill, {-)

Well it is just grey and cold here By Lake Erie.  :((

But, they are calling for snow this week maybe get a white X-mass O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 18, 2009, 09:20:55 pm
Dicky, After all those years without street lighting the snow was a bit of a godsend. But while wearing school uniform short trousers was not very pleasant. I recall it was also impossible to make snowballs while wearing woollen gloves. Red knees, frozen hands and wet feet. Followed by a wide necked bottle of frozen solid milk (the sort with a cardboard top and a hole to punch out to insert a straw).
But making hugely long "slides" made up for all that, and any injuries weren't felt until the body had warmed up.....and than everything just hurt a lot. But thats the way it was for everyone, so it was the "norm". Other things come to mind, like having to use an outside netty, shovelling half a ton of coal into the coalhouse from where it had been dumped in the back lane. Chimneys regularly going on fire and filling the house with god-awful stink. But it was the "norm", and so the same for everybody....at least it was in the coal mining areas of Durham during the 1940s.......not forgetting the gas lights and associated "mantles". The "playgrounds" that were the local council rubbish tips. And yet we survived, and even managed to pass the 11 plus to get into a Grammar School! That was life. BY.
I can remember the shorts, woollen gloves and frozen milk Bryan, but shovelling coal and gas lights. Just how old are you and Derek ?  {:-{
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 18, 2009, 09:26:13 pm
He hasn't mentioned being sent up the chimneys yet either....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 18, 2009, 09:29:20 pm
Thought they were on fire Colin  {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: justboatonic on December 18, 2009, 11:12:14 pm
Not a hint of snow north of Blackpool!  >:-o
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bryan Young on December 18, 2009, 11:13:44 pm
Thought they were on fire Colin  {-)
[/quote
Dicky, you and Colin should be ashamed of yourselves. Just because you live in the land of everlasting honey you forget about the poor mites with Rickets, and so were unable to squirm up the flues.
But on a more serious note, in those days TB, Scarlet Fever, Polio, Diptheria and a few other things decimated the kids. I was lucky. I still remember after all these years what it was like to lose some of my friends. No NHS when I was a little lad. This isn't a rant.....more of a reminder of what it was like during the mid 1940s for people who hadn't any money.
Perhaps it's an apposite time of the year to remember and possibly recall those days. Bryan Young.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: madrob on December 18, 2009, 11:18:53 pm
We got a light dusting in  south yorkshire and youngest school shut for the day {:-{
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: bigfella on December 18, 2009, 11:47:21 pm
SNOW?? Whats that??
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: andygh on December 19, 2009, 12:15:04 am
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SNOW?? Whats that??

A traditional outdoor Christmas decoration and a child's delight
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: bigfella on December 19, 2009, 12:27:21 am
A traditional outdoor Christmas decoration and a child's delight

Ohh I remember now. I have not seen it in 40 years. I remember going out and playing in it in 1970 around the time I went to school in the dark and came home in the dark and had to wear shorts back in Fetcham before seeing the light of emigration. Now in Australia we do have snow but that is just used to intice the young to the ski slopes with an excuse to consume large amounts of booze. Sunny day max 28c possable storm to cool of the afternoon, I think I'll put the airconditioner on and emit some green house gasses to help warm you guys up. Just doing my part {-) {-) {-)

Regards David
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: ZZ56 on December 19, 2009, 02:00:12 am
Only about a foot here so far, but it's bitterly cold. 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 19, 2009, 02:58:41 am
It has certainly snowed in (West) Norfolk now.  This was taken at about 9am after I had done some shovelling -
methinks you,re needing a bigger shovel,...where,s a Bob a Job Scout when you need one... {-)better you than me,

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 19, 2009, 03:01:48 am
Woke up an hour or so ago to find that the central heating was broken, little chinese man came round and fixed it for about the third time this year....

Dog's been out in the snow, turned into a dalmation  ;)
I see the Governments introduced a Scrappage scheme for Gas Boilers,..400 towards a new one,..get yer skates on Andy, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 19, 2009, 09:11:07 am
SNOW?? Whats that??

It's that stuff that brings all south of the Humber to a halt, sends BBC London into reporting overdrive, brings the PM to declare a "National" emergency and causes mass skiving while the locals gaze at the sky in bemusement.

Everywhere else, folks note that it's winter time and get on with life.

Bah humbug!

Barry M  <*<
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: sheerline on December 19, 2009, 10:13:28 pm
Well, it's been snowing here alright.... done my property the world of good... two car impacts within half an hour of each other and one of them drove off leaving the scene , completely oblivious as to whether they had killed or mained anyone! In fairness, she did come back 6 hours later and confess to it, but as I pointed out, behaving in such an irresponsible manner could possibly have found herself in the dock on a manslaughter charge.... we had a witness and a car reg number!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 19, 2009, 10:21:19 pm
So we can assume that your house sits in a precarious position,or is it more a case of people not reading the road conditions better,...but as you say, no one was injured,lucky for you,and yours,perhaps a big steel bollard or two anchored 6ft down in front of this area might help,

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 19, 2009, 10:25:59 pm
Snowing here again and the flakes are like dinner plates {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 19, 2009, 10:28:37 pm
Next you,ll be telling us they,ve got Yorkshire puds in place, {-)hope it comes up to me, my Tiger loves the snow,

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: lifeboatpaul on December 19, 2009, 10:33:31 pm
Wassly, looking at the pics of the tank in the snow  you have inspired me to take out my Hen-long tiger tank out in the snow -or I might even try it out on our frozen boating lake in the morning -just popping out to the garage to charge the batteries right now ! >

Thanks for the inspiration :-)) Paul.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 19, 2009, 10:49:43 pm
Hi Paul good for you,..can i just point out,the Y goes in the middle,and lose one of the S,better still use Wullie it might be easier, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: sheerline on December 20, 2009, 10:41:19 am
Hi Wasyl, yes you're right, we are adjacent to the road on a bend and on the outside of the curve at that.
We have sustained this kind of thing on a few occasions, most drive off leaving the mess. In this instance it was simply that they had driven off the cleared area and into the snow at the verge in an effort to make room for a passing vehicle. I did the self same thing last winter but as I had moderated my speed, the results were far less devastating and the damage easily rectifiable.

The reason I install these panels is because they are easily replaced but in this instance I am now considering a brick wall... a very substantial one. It may get damaged and be more difficult and expensive to repair, but at least there is a good chance the cars won't be in a fit state to drive away and I can get some compensation for my damage... provided they are insured of course.

Provided no-one gets injured and the damage is paid for, I will sleep soundly in my bed.
Take care out there, this kind of accident is commonplace.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 20, 2009, 10:54:14 am
Living right on the east coast of the UK we don't get too much in the way of snow. In fact the last time it fell so heavily here was when my 17 y.o. daughter was 4!

I'm like a little kid in a sweet shop! O0 {-)

I took some more photos this morning of Rex & Simba enjoying the white stuff here http://s431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/?start=0 (http://s431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/?start=0)

Some of my favorites

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Snowdogs10.jpg?t=1261305800)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Snowdogs27.jpg?t=1261305863)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Snowdogs24.jpg?t=1261305918)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Snowdogs13.jpg?t=1261306501)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Snowdogs42.jpg?t=1261306270)

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/Snowdogs37.jpg?t=1261306335)

enjoy :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 20, 2009, 11:18:00 am
Beautiful. Two very handsome dogs Gregg.  :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: jonny shoreboy on December 20, 2009, 11:47:53 am
We had another small splattering here last night in Sunny West London. I love the snow. %%
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: sheerline on December 20, 2009, 03:09:48 pm
Gregg, those are gorgeous dogs you have there, absolutely lovely. :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: lifeboatpaul on December 20, 2009, 04:25:16 pm
Hi Paul good for you,..can i just point out,the Y goes in the middle,and lose one of the S,better still use Wullie it might be easier, {-)

Wullie
[/quoteWullie as I said last night I ran the tank on our frozen boating lake in North London this morning- got your name right this time :embarrassed:, I think it was the spell checker that decided to change it to that, by the way what is that fine looking ship you have the picture of next to your username ? regs Paul]
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 20, 2009, 05:53:42 pm
Hi Paul, The Teegers looking good,sometimes i wish i,d stayed with the smaller scale,as they are so easy to transport,
The ship in my profile is a Fleetscale 1/128 Scharnhorst,running all three props she also has a mixer fitted which when used on a turn gives better manoeuvrability

Wullie,
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on December 20, 2009, 11:24:08 pm
Rex and Simba , Nice Pictures.

Just got back from York , down to 10mph over the top of the M62 on the slow lane, snow plough in the middle lane and a car over takes him doing a lot more in an unclear 3rd lane  %% %% 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 21, 2009, 12:38:05 am
Whats the chances of getting to Manchester Airport then?

My brother is flies in from Abu Dhab for Christmasi, he lands at 6:30 pm today! {:-{

Do I take my snow chains and a shovel? O0 {-)

Thank you for the comments on the doggies guys :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 21, 2009, 01:12:52 am
"Do I take my snow chains and a shovel?"

Follow Snow Plough in the middle lane, O0

Wullie

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on December 21, 2009, 08:01:14 am
Whats the chances of getting to Manchester Airport then?

My brother is flies in from Abu Dhab for Christmasi, he lands at 6:30 pm today! {:-{

Do I take my snow chains and a shovel? O0 {-)

Thank you for the comments on the doggies guys :-))

thats going to be a shock to his system.... melting heat to snow in the same day.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 21, 2009, 11:58:49 am
Ha! He's actually looking forward to it though he'll freeze his bits off for sure.

He's comming from sand as far as the eye can see to snow as far as the eye can see and from 26 in the shade to minus 2 O0 {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: alan colson on December 21, 2009, 04:57:55 pm
Reports on the radio this afternoon Gatwick Airport closed to de-ice the runway and more snow forecast with freezing conditions, should be fun on the roads at 6am tomorrow.
Alan
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 21, 2009, 06:34:14 pm
Snowing !!!! Ba hum bug.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 21, 2009, 06:34:15 pm
Reports on the radio this afternoon Gatwick Airport closed to de-ice the runway and more snow forecast with freezing conditions, should be fun on the roads at 6am tomorrow.
Alan
Here it comes agian in Stevenage.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 21, 2009, 07:19:54 pm
3 of a kind,if at first you don,t succeed,try, try,then try again


Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: andyn on December 21, 2009, 08:40:15 pm
In Stevenage, they never bothered to grit after the second round of snow, so everything has turned to ice, we've just had the third lot and out come the gritting trucks, just as it started raining. The grit has all now washed down the hills into the new snow which has produced a nice brown sludge all over the roads. My dad went off to the dentists this afternoon (about a mile round trip) and on his way back he saw 7 crashes, slid sideways round roundabouts at 5mph and saw one car get stuck on top of a sleeping policeman...
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on December 21, 2009, 08:56:18 pm
Bill, three pictures of the same snow doesn't make it 3 times as deep  %)

The Christmas tree looks a bit short on leaves (and branches) and you've only one decoration on it  %% {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Hagar on December 21, 2009, 08:58:55 pm
I dont think there are many places that dont have snow at the moment.
We had about a foot of it the other day. Took the 4x4 and went to work.
Father in law got a bit more, only 60 odd mile further south they got two to three feet of it. Lucky for him he had a few days off!
A shipbuilder freind in Jutland lives on a farm in the middle of nowhere. They were snowed in for two days. It took them that long to clear the 200m driveway. six foot drifts!

Looks like we might get a white christmas this year.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 21, 2009, 09:19:00 pm
Bill, three pictures of the same snow doesn't make it 3 times as deep  %)

The Christmas tree looks a bit short on leaves (and branches) and you've only one decoration on it  %% {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny

Hi Danny
OK so I made a cock up ! Its an age thing!!!
Anyone know how much snow is in the Marham (Norfolk) area?? Got ot try and get there in the morn.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on December 21, 2009, 10:20:26 pm
Its not looking brilliant, Bill!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/ondemand/england/realmedia/lookeast/norwich/weather?bgc=C0C0C0&nbram=1&lang=en&nbwm=1&bbram=1&ms3=6&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=1&size=16x9&bbwm=1 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/ondemand/england/realmedia/lookeast/norwich/weather?bgc=C0C0C0&nbram=1&lang=en&nbwm=1&bbram=1&ms3=6&ms_javascript=true&bbcws=1&size=16x9&bbwm=1)
Good luck!
Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: justboatonic on December 21, 2009, 10:21:35 pm
Snowed north of Blackpool today. And its snowing again now!

Very nice couple of ally's there! The missus wants 'em both.  %%
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: sheerline on December 21, 2009, 11:48:48 pm
Well it's thawing here betwen Norwich and Yarmouth right now, it even rained a little earlier on. The weather for tomorrow doesn't indicate sub zero temps so I reckon you will be ok... ish. :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: essex2visuvesi on December 22, 2009, 12:37:08 pm
20cms (8 inches in old money) forecast here for tonight and more tommorow... shame we a flying to UK tommorow (hopefully)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on December 22, 2009, 01:03:54 pm
20cms (8 inches in old money) forecast here for tonight and more tommorow... shame we a flying to UK tommorow (hopefully)

See the problem is ,Your Airports can cope with snow, if we have any more than 1mm here its a problem.. Good Luck :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 22, 2009, 01:14:50 pm
It's that stuff that brings all south of the Humber to a halt, sends BBC London into reporting overdrive, brings the PM to declare a "National" emergency and causes mass skiving while the locals gaze at the sky in bemusement.

Everywhere else, folks note that it's winter time and get on with life.

Bah humbug!

Barry M  <*<
Yep, just been watching the gridlock in Aberdeen caused by the snow. Moved it south of the Humber have they ? %)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 22, 2009, 01:45:54 pm
Don't believe everything you see on the news. The point is that we just accept snow as a natural event to be expected in winter, we prepare for it and then get on with our lives. What we don't do is treat it as some completely unprecedented disaster and then run around like headless chickens when the odd flake drops on the garden.

Aberdeen also has a large expatriate community - many from the Deep, Deep, Sooth - and thus suffers the problem these excitable souls create by dashing out unprepared and clogging up the roads. The locals have more sense.  ;D

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Ghost in the shell on December 22, 2009, 03:03:31 pm
stoke on trent has had about 1 inch, and thats only on places. Gritters came out AFTER the snow
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 22, 2009, 03:23:52 pm
If we get ore than an inch or two the country grinds to a halt,Schools close,Trains disrupted,

 planes grounded,goods production drops due to road chaos,
yet the Swiss get it by the metre,but the supply of Toblerone never fails, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: alan colson on December 22, 2009, 03:27:29 pm
Main roads seem to be clear here in Sussex, a little slippery on some of the side roads. If your travelling have a safe journey.
Alan
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: essex2visuvesi on December 22, 2009, 03:48:58 pm
If we get ore than an inch or two the country grinds to a halt,Schools close,Trains disrupted,

 planes grounded,goods production drops due to road chaos,
yet the Swiss get it by the metre,but the supply of Toblerone never fails, {-)

Wullie

Finnish rules on snow days.... If its above the wing morrors you can take a day off lol
-40C is not an excuse for a day off school either
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 22, 2009, 03:51:37 pm
Well I made it to Marham & back in one bit.The last 10 miles was very icy but still passable with care. The job however needs parts so will be going back in the new year.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Ghost in the shell on December 22, 2009, 04:02:59 pm
i think a WINTER driving COURSE should be compulsory for all new drivers, and should be offered to exisring licence holders.  does a new 17 year old know what to do if his car starts to slide? 

some older folk still to this day think that all cars are REAR WHEEL drive, so put bags of sand in the back of Rover100's then wander why they have no traction.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 22, 2009, 04:34:56 pm
We got our snow yesterday, with this mornings top-up thats all of 1 1/2 inches. 
While caution is a good thing, while waiting to pull out of my street I got behind a driver in a Ka with gleaming white knuckles and eyes like saucers.  Doing about 5 mph on a level road.  Where the traffic had worn/melted two tyre tracks. 
There does seem to be a lack of awareness about how to drive on slippery - you know, things like revving harder in 1st because the drive wheels aren't gripping....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: w3bby on December 22, 2009, 04:42:51 pm
i think a WINTER driving COURSE should be compulsory for all new drivers, and should be offered to exisring licence holders.  does a new 17 year old know what to do if his car starts to slide? 

Skidpan training is an integral part of the test over here so theoretically everyone knows what to do (apart from me %)). Despite this, at the first snow there is still a little chaos and a number of cars fail to go where they are supposed to.

Compulsory winter tyres as well although we are now seeing a reaction against studded tyres due to there environmental impact. A few towns have issued bans on their use within the town centres.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: bikerbabe on December 22, 2009, 05:00:47 pm
hi i live in cirencester and we have only had a little dusting of snow  :(( tho the roads seem clear so i guess thats good .
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Greggy1964 on December 22, 2009, 06:50:28 pm
Freezing fog here now too

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Frozen hawthorn berries

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/WinterScene2.jpg?t=1261507500)

Freezing fog at 8:00 am this morning

(http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq32/greggy1964/Snowdogs/WinterScene4.jpg?t=1261507547)

Moody winter wonderland :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on December 22, 2009, 07:44:33 pm
Skidpan training is an integral part of the test over here so theoretically everyone knows what to do (apart from me %)). Despite this, at the first snow there is still a little chaos and a number of cars fail to go where they are supposed to.

Compulsory winter tyres as well although we are now seeing a reaction against studded tyres due to there environmental impact. A few towns have issued bans on their use within the town centres.

Iv'e only been driving for 16months, however iv'e had numerous skids start over the past few days, not through me being a novice or driving at excessive speed, but because the roads are not gritted in the part of east yorkshire I live in. However in my 'inexperience' i managed to gain control of the car each time and reacted before anything bad happened. Oh, and this was in a courtesy car that i've had for two days. Funny, i was more worried about the VW Passat behind that thought stopping distances were the same in snow as a dry summer day, brand new grey Passat estate- don't think that was a new driver do you?

It's not an age thing, to say so is ignorant, it is a matter of attitude and ignoring the things that can be quite clearly seen with your own two eyes. I live 15miles from work and on the edge of the wolds, and I'm more worried about the other drivers on the road than the 6 inches of snow I'm driving on.

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 22, 2009, 08:37:42 pm
Well done Greg.
I have to drive on the roads as a service engineer. I have seen LOADS of bad driving this week from all age groups and not all in cars.
Just slow down. leave more space all around you. It is better to get there a bit late then not at all. Hells bells  don't kill yourself  !
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 22, 2009, 09:17:14 pm
Iv'e only been driving for 16months, however iv'e had numerous skids start over the past few days, not through me being a novice or driving at excessive speed, but because the roads are not gritted in the part of east yorkshire I live in. However in my 'inexperience' i managed to gain control of the car each time and reacted before anything bad happened. Oh, and this was in a courtesy car that i've had for two days. Funny, i was more worried about the VW Passat behind that thought stopping distances were the same in snow as a dry summer day, brand new grey Passat estate- don't think that was a new driver do you?

It's not an age thing, to say so is ignorant, it is a matter of attitude and ignoring the things that can be quite clearly seen with your own two eyes. I live 15miles from work and on the edge of the wolds, and I'm more worried about the other drivers on the road than the 6 inches of snow I'm driving on.

Greg
I just know this is going to upset someone.
It is not an age thing at all, it is an experience thing. I have a son who is slightly older than you Greg and he also knows all there is about driving in the snow, or so he tells me, after all he has driven in it in two fairly mild winters. He like most drivers short on experience hasn't got a clue about how to drive on snow.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: craftysod on December 22, 2009, 09:33:18 pm
I have been driving hgv's for 25 years now,and yesterday my 32t lorry just slid sideways,on a ungritted side road.
I was only doing 5mph,lucky the kerb stopped me.
Just proves even if you have experience,you can still be caught out
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 23, 2009, 09:14:29 am
Over 4in of snow fell overnight,up here in Carnoustie,I,m snowed in,my car is stuck halfway down the drive,
where,s a Bob a Job Scout when you need one {:-{ :((

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 23, 2009, 10:06:40 am
Great, it rained here last night, now everything is covered in a sheet of ice.

The M27 is shut both ways between junctions 1 to 4.

The buses have all been stopped since one ended up on its side.

UPS where my son works only have 4 drivers in and they wont let them go out at the moment.

To cap it all my dog cant go in the garden because he cant walk on the footpath because of the ice. >>:-(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bryan Young on December 23, 2009, 04:08:08 pm
Don't believe everything you see on the news. The point is that we just accept snow as a natural event to be expected in winter, we prepare for it and then get on with our lives. What we don't do is treat it as some completely unprecedented disaster and then run around like headless chickens when the odd flake drops on the garden.

Aberdeen also has a large expatriate community - many from the Deep, Deep, Sooth - and thus suffers the problem these excitable souls create by dashing out unprepared and clogging up the roads. The locals have more sense.  ;D

Barry M
I absolutely loved last nights ITV weather report from Aberdeen. (Tuesdays)."Horrendous conditions all over the area and the Highland roads are all blocked", but "The ski resorts are doing very well".......OK, apart from on skis, how did they all get there? Trust TV reporters? BY.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 23, 2009, 04:13:02 pm
Check the registrations of those "gridlocked" cars in Aberdeen. Every one from south of the Border.  :P

Bryan,
They were transported there by hardy Scots with their garrions.   O0

Cheers,

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 23, 2009, 04:13:50 pm
Don't believe everything you see on the news. The point is that we just accept snow as a natural event to be expected in winter, we prepare for it and then get on with our lives. What we don't do is treat it as some completely unprecedented disaster and then run around like headless chickens when the odd flake drops on the garden.

Aberdeen also has a large expatriate community - many from the Deep, Deep, Sooth - and thus suffers the problem these excitable souls create by dashing out unprepared and clogging up the roads. The locals have more sense.  ;D

Barry M
Was watching the Scottish road reports on the telly this morning. Reckon Scotland must be inhabited by Southerners then Barry. {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 23, 2009, 04:15:43 pm
Check the registrations of those "gridlocked" cars in Aberdeen. Every one from south of the Border.  :P


Barry M
See you Scots are still buying our cast off cars then Barry. O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on December 23, 2009, 04:22:46 pm
Reckon Scotland must be inhabited by Southerners then Barry. {-)
  You dont realise how true these words are >>:-(    !0" of snow last night and the " girls " made it to work this morning as usual, Cairngorm Ski Area staff that is ! ;D
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 23, 2009, 04:36:36 pm
  You dont realise how true these words are >>:-(    !0" of snow last night and the " girls " made it to work this morning as usual, Cairngorm Ski Area staff that is ! ;D
Know it well, used to go their every winter in my misspent youth.

No motorways in those days. A68, A9 using those poles at the side of the road to steer by.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bryan Young on December 23, 2009, 05:04:18 pm
Check the registrations of those "gridlocked" cars in Aberdeen. Every one from south of the Border.  :P

Bryan,
They were transported there by hardy Scots with their garrions.   O0

Cheers,

Barry M
Not sure what a "garrion" is. In fact I've never heard of "it", "one" or herd. I beg for education. BY.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Roger in France on December 23, 2009, 05:47:56 pm
The press frequently talk drivel about "national emergencies" and unforgivably exaggerate any story about the weather.

Two examples in "The Times" today. Above the caption of a photograph which reads "2,000 cars abandoned in Basingstoke"  was a picture of snow covered cars clearly parked, neatly in a car park ! (Mind you many of us have been tempted to abandon life in Basingstoke!).

In the story of the coach crash in Hale, Cornwall both the journalist and the sub editor say "....near Cornwall..."!

Here in France also. The other day we had a TV journalist who at least admitted "3cms of snow and the world stops!"

Roger in France
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: rem2007 on December 23, 2009, 09:43:53 pm
Snow, my sister sent me a news clipping with our Christams card, picture this, downtown Bracebridge, Ontario a week last Saturday, 100cm of snow in 3 odd hours, hmmm never did like metric much but I reckon its close to 3 feet, good for the local ski slopes, they call it white gold,

Typical for that area and I miss it stuck here with a palm tree and black ice all over and numpty still tailgating me all the way to work, well off to walk the wolves.

Merry Christmas all :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Colin Bishop on December 23, 2009, 10:18:59 pm
Yes, the tailgaters get on my nerves too. Seem determined to take every opportunity to smash into the back of you.

You'd think commom sense would suggest that if you apply your brakes on sheet ice nothing much will happen but no. I can cope with driving on snow and ice - its's the other drivers which terrify me.

Colin
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bryan Young on December 23, 2009, 11:05:59 pm
Yes, the tailgaters get on my nerves too. Seem determined to take every opportunity to smash into the back of you.

You'd think commom sense would suggest that if you apply your brakes on sheet ice nothing much will happen but no. I can cope with driving on snow and ice - its's the other drivers which terrify me.

Colin
If I'm being tailgated in this weather I just flick my main lights on and off again. The idiot behind thinks they're brake lights and backs off a lot.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 23, 2009, 11:09:05 pm
Well It has just taken me 2.5 hours to get back from Northfleet this eve. The M25 is closed off at the A1 junction which is where i wanted to get off anyway. Own up if you was the one who crashed and closed it !!!! >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(
Well thats it now I'm of till the new year. Going to spend a few hours in my shed making boats in the morning Blow work.BA hum bug to then now till next year. ;D ;D %% {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on December 23, 2009, 11:09:33 pm
Another way to frighten the idiots off is to just touch your brake pedal - just enough to activate the brake lights but not the brakes - they soon get the message.  >>:-( >:-o

Derek.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 23, 2009, 11:16:42 pm
When driving my 2.9d i use a lot of engine breaking,it sure frightens the life out of the guy behind who,s driving up my a*** and No break light comes on, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 25, 2009, 08:59:57 am
The one day I would like to see it snow, Naf all !!! Merry Christmas. :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 25, 2009, 09:10:35 am
Merry Christmas Bill no snow here either. <:(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 25, 2009, 09:33:48 am
Was watching the Scottish road reports on the telly this morning. Reckon Scotland must be inhabited by Southerners then Barry. {-)

Dicky,

We do allow a few in but not too many in case the word gets around of how superior it is.  ;D

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 25, 2009, 09:36:01 am
See you Scots are still buying our cast off cars then Barry. O0

Aye, and then we sell 'em back again to the unsuspecting!

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 25, 2009, 09:44:13 am
Not sure what a "garrion" is. In fact I've never heard of "it", "one" or herd. I beg for education. BY.

A short-legged, hairy, Highland, pony built to go up vertical mountainsides while carrying short-legged, hairy, Highlanders. An early forerunner of the Land Rover but more fuel efficient.

Happy Christmas,

Barry M  :-)) 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on December 25, 2009, 10:04:08 am
A few are now using the Austrian import, the Haflinger. Better looking and meant for the Alps, unlike its Bavarian cousin the BMW which is lousy in the snow. O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: boatmadman on December 25, 2009, 10:59:53 am
Just returned from a short break in Rome, flew in via Amsterdam - 6 to 8 inches snow and everything operating on schedule, left Amsterdam for Manchester and got turned back 30 mins into flight - Manchester shut - snow!

I have to say KLM were superb, we all got a compensation voucher, a bag of toiletries and a hotel with brekky  for the night. We were lucky and got the first flight out next morning (xmas eve).

I was sweating though, because I had to get to work, which is where I am now. >>:-(

Merry xmas everyone!

Ian
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on December 25, 2009, 12:08:24 pm
Nice and warm where you work though Ian!!!! :-))

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on December 25, 2009, 04:28:03 pm
A few are now using the Austrian import, the Haflinger. Better looking and meant for the Alps, unlike its Bavarian cousin the BMW which is lousy in the snow. O0
 Went for a Merry Christmas walk in the snow, and a mulled wine, and came across an abandoned (hairdresser`s %)) car. Seems to be stuck for some reason ! {:-{   Merry Christmas , whatever you drive.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: essex2visuvesi on December 29, 2009, 02:11:45 pm
We have a little more snow now :)

(http://i532.photobucket.com/albums/ee322/Essex2Visuvesi/31243a52.jpg)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: rem2007 on December 29, 2009, 07:09:16 pm
Hey Iron,

What to you use to measure the snow round yours? {-)

cms {-), cracks me up, {-) who had the bright idea to go metric, especially when measuring snowfall, use to be if it was up to the wheeel wells you took the day off, course wheel wells were a little higher back then, dang imports.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on December 29, 2009, 07:19:43 pm
from someone who was brought up with imperial and metric systems, metric wins out every time.  dont knock it until you try it ;)  :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 29, 2009, 07:29:30 pm
No Snow in Stevenage. It is waiting till we all have to go back to work next Monday I think
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on December 29, 2009, 07:50:08 pm
from someone who was brought up with imperial and metric systems, metric wins out every time.  dont knock it until you try it ;)  :}

Tried it once; didn't like it....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 29, 2009, 08:49:29 pm
Well it's been snowing here for the past 11 days in Imperial, Metric and ***@!&^ Etruscan and I'm sick of the !!!****&^*%@@@><?!!! stuff!!!  >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 29, 2009, 08:55:29 pm
Well it's been snowing here for the past 11 days in Imperial, Metric and ***@!&^ Etruscan and I'm sick of the !!!****&^*%@@@><?!!! stuff!!!  >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

Barry M
Just as well you're not a softy southerner then.  O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: malcolmfrary on December 29, 2009, 09:41:44 pm
Snow's all gone here, and we are awaiting the next delivery.

The only bit left is the remains of next door's snowman. 

That lasted a bit longer because they turned it into a snow-woman.

They gave it bigger hips.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on December 29, 2009, 10:34:31 pm
from someone who was brought up with imperial and metric systems, metric wins out every time.  dont knock it until you try it ;)  :}
I,ll second that, I was born into an imperial world,1950,s but give me the metric system anytime,but here in UK we,ve got to put up with half & half, Litres of fuel, lbs & kgs in the supermarkets a metric ,but imperial in distance i.e. miles, yds, ins,..its nuts,


Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on December 29, 2009, 10:39:02 pm
Kilometers instead of Miles NEVER... <*< <*<
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on December 29, 2009, 10:55:45 pm
Getting back to snowing.  If you don't remember the winter of 1947 then you haven't seen snow in the UK.  I was at school in Barnard Castle and I remember the roads being dug out of 6'+ drifts with passing places but not many cars in those days :-)).  But we certainly enjoyed it :-) - happy days.

Derek.    :police:
We've now got so many Derek's on Mayhem that I shall revert to my signature with the icon O0.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 29, 2009, 11:18:39 pm
Now snowing heavily here  in Peterborough. I hope it's enough to keep me off work tomorrow.  :-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on December 29, 2009, 11:56:52 pm
Just as well you're not a softy southerner then.  O0

Very true, Dicky. Softy Southeners would have rolled over and expired 10 days ago.  ;)

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dreadnought72 on December 30, 2009, 01:37:41 am
Well it snowed here in Airdrie back on the 21st or something, and it's still lying. We've got about 8" in fits and spurts over the week. We had a few days where the temp poked its head above 0C, but it's well below freezing now (and forecast for -6C over the next couple of nights). Thing is, I've heard that the local council (North Lanarkshire) haven't spent any money on grit. They ran out of cash. That might explain why the grit trucks are sometimes seen but not spreading anything. (Presumably so they can say "the trucks are out" without lying about it). Will I get a rebate on the Council Tax? Nah ... don't think so.

Andy, watching his cats getting steadily more cabin-feverish.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on December 30, 2009, 07:53:41 am

Well it's been snowing here for the past 11 days in Imperial, Metric and ***@!&^ Etruscan and I'm sick of the !!!****&^*%@@@><?!!! stuff!!!  >:-o >:-o >:-o >:-o

Barry M


 {-) {-) {-) {-) about the metric/imperial. not about the snow. its great for the first few days but the novelty soon wears off.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on December 30, 2009, 12:11:11 pm
Not long to go till Monday when it will snow in Hertfordshire just as we are all going to work.
Our lake is still frozen over from the last lot. No boating this weekend. Cant go on the next 3 in Jan either party, working, wifes brithday and so on. Why Me!!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 30, 2009, 03:31:55 pm

Here's South Wales.    ok2

Thought I might stay in and catch up with some 'Boaty' reading.  Plan my next model and all that.   %)

Happy new year to everyone.

Ken

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on December 30, 2009, 04:12:51 pm
Happy new year Ken, not going skiing then ?  {:-{
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tug-Kenny on December 30, 2009, 04:16:31 pm


Me !  go out in that.  ok2  :}


Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Turbulent on December 30, 2009, 04:32:51 pm
Snow's all gone here, and we are awaiting the next delivery.

The only bit left is the remains of next door's snowman. 

That lasted a bit longer because they turned it into a snow-woman.

They gave it bigger hips.

Heard a brilliant practical joke the other day

Wait untill the Snowman has almost completely gone & leave a suicide note on the remains {-) {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 03, 2010, 07:26:15 pm
Teesdale, Cumbria
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 03, 2010, 07:36:00 pm
And another one.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: John W E on January 03, 2010, 07:36:44 pm
 {:-{ {:-{ where's the pic dicky
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 03, 2010, 07:37:39 pm
Not quite quick enough John  <*< <*<
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: John W E on January 03, 2010, 07:44:26 pm
 :-)) :-)

here are a couple of pics I have taken of my back garden....snow still falling

aye
john
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 03, 2010, 07:48:25 pm
Meg skiing to work tomorrow then while you stay in drinking tea. >>:-(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: John W E on January 03, 2010, 07:49:34 pm
tell you what my Meg was a great help down at the lake today.....I skied while she was drinking tea  :} :} :} %) %% %%
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on January 03, 2010, 08:03:54 pm
. Thing is, I've heard that the local council (North Lanarkshire) haven't spent any money on grit. They ran out of cash. That might explain why the grit trucks are sometimes seen but not spreading anything. (Presumably so they can say "the trucks are out" without lying about it). Will I get a rebate on the Council Tax? Nah ... don't think so.


You can't blame the council. They have to spend their money as advised by the Met Office. Up till the end of November the Met Office was forecasting a warm mild winter, and that 2010 will be the warmest year on record.  The council can't buy grit if that's the forecast - they would be accused of wasting your money.

You'll probably find they've bought lots of suncream and bottled water for handing out to collapsing sunbathers. 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dreadnought72 on January 03, 2010, 11:13:08 pm
Ok, I shan't blame the council.

Not even for me skidding, slipping and sliding the 90 miles to Edinburgh and back tonight. (Car temperature gauge said -9C at Harthill!)  :o - and that was at 8pm.

Andy
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on January 03, 2010, 11:19:26 pm
Ok, I shan't blame the council.

Not even for me skidding, slipping and sliding the 90 miles to Edinburgh and back tonight. (Car temperature gauge said -9C at Harthill!)  :o - and that was at 8pm.

Andy

What do you expect at Harthill?? It is a proven fact that all natives of Shotts and Harthill are born with webbed feet and fur coats.
Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on January 03, 2010, 11:28:32 pm
Ok, I shan't blame the council.


It's odd that no one seems to question or blame the Met Office, even though I've noticed their forecasts getting more inaccurate over the last few years. And quite a lot of important decisions are made with their input - not only farmers, but quite a lot of commerce depends on them...
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 04, 2010, 09:29:29 am

Very hard frost on the car this morning, a real old fashion hoar frost. Hardest frost I've seen for years!  >:-o
 
 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 04, 2010, 09:39:11 am
Minus 6 here this morning. Jut frost on the car, no whore. :((
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on January 04, 2010, 10:22:47 am
Quote by DickyD.
Quote
Teesdale, Cumbria

Just got round to reading this one -

Great photos, Richard, but how long has Teesdale been in Cumbria?  ;) ;D :((

Derek.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 04, 2010, 10:34:35 am
Quote by DickyD.
Just got round to reading this one -

Great photos, Richard, but how long has Teesdale been in Cumbria?  ;) ;D :((

Derek.
Alright so its County Durham, blame Northern News they are their photos. >>:-(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on January 04, 2010, 11:40:11 am
Must have southern reporters working for them. ;D {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: regiment on January 04, 2010, 12:46:35 pm
sun is out going for a stroll along the beach aint we lucky here in cornwall
Quote
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 04, 2010, 01:46:07 pm
Must have southern reporters working for them. ;D {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
It must be murder being a northerner, nothing to strive for when you are so perfect. >>:-(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on January 04, 2010, 03:19:50 pm
Quote
It must be murder being a northerner, nothing to strive for when you are so perfect.

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh :((
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: malcolmfrary on January 04, 2010, 03:38:55 pm
It must be murder being a northerner, nothing to strive for when you are so perfect. >>:-(
Very observant, very true.   ;D
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 04, 2010, 04:07:12 pm
Wow, y' can see 'ow purfec we are up 'ere from down they're, i'd be keepin quiet abowt that tha knows, all them suvvern furries down by thee y'll be getting a good thrairpin!!! >>:-(

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: rem2007 on January 04, 2010, 07:25:27 pm
sun is out going for a stroll along the beach aint we lucky here in cornwall
Quote

what, didn't you take the dog, from what I hear, there will be no mercy for anyone come sun up, and check this out from Paignton on Dec 23rd,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MPRmOUxRMY,
general rule, if you can't walk on it, don't drive on it.
must clip that palm tree :embarrassed:
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bryan Young on January 04, 2010, 07:40:24 pm
Good article in yesterdays Sunday Times about the Met Office and its "remit". The gist being that "they" have taken on board all that is wrong about Global Warming and have relinquished honesty ....because it suits the present Directors' own twisted beliefs.
Much better to just look out of a window and look at the sky. BY.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on January 04, 2010, 07:41:31 pm
So we had a few micrometers of snow this afternoon, The Gritters are out !!  Now Over the past fortnight I have passed many a gritter on the roads but Only 1 has ever bombarded me with grit, I know that in some places we are low on Grit but I'm beginning to sense that these are just driving around Pretending that they are gritting.. :o
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on January 04, 2010, 07:56:14 pm
.. the Met Office...Much better to just look out of a window and look at the sky...

The North London Met Office forecast this lunchtime was sunny for today and the next two days, some chance of snow on Thursday.

Now it is evening, the same forecast is snow Tuesday and Wednesday, sunny Thursday and Friday. This has been going on for at least a year now - the forecast a few days beforehand (when you need it) is completely wrong, and then they change it to match the weather when it happens. In fact they change it all over the shop - a bit like a blunderbuss - they must be right sometime! I wish there was a way of auditing what they are doing - I suspect a flipped coin would be as effective...
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on January 05, 2010, 10:18:46 am
Day off work ..Yippee,

From our Local rag.."WARRINGTON is the worst hit town in the county by the snow according to experts. "  Hardly , don't you just love experts.. %%  so we have 3 jackknifed lorries , 1 on each main junction bringing the whole town to a Standstill...

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: w3bby on January 05, 2010, 10:56:54 am
.."WARRINGTON is the worst hit town in the county by the snow according to experts.....
At least I know what the weather is like for my mum in Frodsham then.

The North London Met Office forecast this lunchtime was sunny for today and the next two days, some chance of snow on Thursday.

Now it is evening, the same forecast is snow Tuesday and Wednesday, sunny Thursday and Friday. This has been going on for at least a year now - the forecast a few days beforehand (when you need it) is completely wrong, and then they change it to match the weather when it happens. In fact they change it all over the shop - a bit like a blunderbuss - they must be right sometime! I wish there was a way of auditing what they are doing - I suspect a flipped coin would be as effective...
I often use the BBC weather page to see what it is going to be like in Sweden, often more accurate than the Swedish forecast {:-{ In order I use the Danish weather page (live in southern sweden), BBC, Norwegian and finally the Swedish page.

The Norwegian page is getting to be my favourite for the rest of the world though http://www.yr.no/ (http://www.yr.no/)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on January 05, 2010, 10:58:56 am
So we had a few micrometers of snow this afternoon, The Gritters are out !!  Now Over the past fortnight I have passed many a gritter on the roads but Only 1 has ever bombarded me with grit, I know that in some places we are low on Grit but I'm beginning to sense that these are just driving around Pretending that they are gritting.. :o

...or they could be on there way to grit elsewhere or on there way back to reload. Here's a suggestion; approach any gritter driver - doesn't matter which one - and say, "I think you are just skiving and not really working".  You can report his response from A&E if you like.

Barry M
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on January 05, 2010, 11:58:05 am
I often use the BBC weather page to see what it is going to be like in Sweden, often more accurate than the Swedish forecast {:-{

The Swedish forecast must be really bad, then.

So far, my Met Office forecasts have been:

Monday Morning - sunny Mon, Tues, Wed - chance of light snow on Thurs
Monday Evening - light snow Tues, Wed - Sunny Thurs and Fri
Tuesday Morning - sunny Tues, Heavy snow Wed, light snow Thurs, Fri and Sat.

At the moment it is heavy overcast (when it should be sunny). Never mind, I'm sure the afternoon forecast will be different....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bunkerbarge on January 05, 2010, 12:05:46 pm
It must be murder being a northerner, nothing to strive for when you are so perfect. >>:-(

Yeh, but then we can turn our attentions to trying to get Southerners up to the same standards!!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 05, 2010, 12:20:29 pm
Yeh, but then we can turn our attentions to trying to get Southerners up to the same standards!!

Dicky's dog will have to go on a SERIOUS diet before he will even START to look like a whippet  %) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 05, 2010, 12:30:32 pm
  Had to dig out the driveway this morning. Had a bit of snow last night ....... ok2   {-)

John
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on January 05, 2010, 12:46:20 pm
Yes now that looks like proper snow. :-))

Actualy I phoned up a griiter Man, and pointed those very facts out to him..Well the language was atrocious , but lucky I know the Guy.. :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Sub driver on January 05, 2010, 01:31:34 pm
Oldiron.

Is that a David Brown 995 I see in the background ?????

Only 6 Inches here in W / Yorks but its still snowing !.

Regards
Sub.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on January 05, 2010, 01:55:11 pm
Good article in yesterdays Sunday Times about the Met Office and its "remit". The gist being that "they" have taken on board all that is wrong about Global Warming and have relinquished honesty ....because it suits the present Directors' own twisted beliefs.
Much better to just look out of a window and look at the sky...


I see the Head of the Met Office is onto a nice little earner:

"John Hirst, the organisation’s chief executive, received between 195,000 and 200,000 in pay and bonuses in 2008/9. The figure is a 25 per cent increase on the 155,000 to 160,000 "pay equivalent" for Mr Hirst in 2007/8...." Telegraph

We must remember that in these times of financial stringency, all workers will be called on to tighten their belts and make sacrifices. In particular service widows, nurses and pensioners will need to take a 10% pay cut. However, this does not apply to politicians, senior civil servants and financial sector executives, where it is important to pay large sums of money so that we can obtain (and retain) the best person for the job....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: boatmadman on January 05, 2010, 02:23:57 pm
We finally got some snow this morning, about 1/2" and the schools closed!!!!!!!!!

Drove into town, road was perfectly ok, but people driving at 5mph!!!!! Whats that all about?

Dont remember schools closing when I was a lad - so many moons ago.

Ian
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on January 05, 2010, 02:30:16 pm
No , when I was at school the only time they shut it down they said we sixformers still had to come in !!   

In The warrington area ALL schools are now shut today and Tomorrow..  Snow is coming down heavy again...its great fun..
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 05, 2010, 02:35:08 pm

Dont remember schools closing when I was a lad - so many moons ago.


And we had bl**dy cold knees, what with having short trousers on  O0 O0

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on January 05, 2010, 02:38:19 pm
Right got my pile of Snowballs ready , and my Battle Snow Springer...

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 05, 2010, 02:43:34 pm
Very artistic - where's the snowman holding the tranny  8)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 05, 2010, 02:50:16 pm

Dont remember schools closing when I was a lad - so many moons ago.

Ian
Our schools never shut once whilst I was there, junior or secondary,
We had a 4 mile walk in shorts, wellington boots, raincoat and balaclava and wet wooly gloves..
The school run didn't exist in those days, very few people had cars and those that did had one and that was used by the dad to go to work in. Dont remember anyone going to school by car.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 05, 2010, 02:57:29 pm
Very artistic - where's the snowman holding the tranny  8)

Danny

Are you allowed to say tranny ? {:-{
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dbninja on January 05, 2010, 03:08:29 pm
this is so frustrating...   an extra day off work due to the snow.. (snow ploughs out in Wigan today, first time i have ever seen that)

got loads to do   but it is just toooo   cold in the workshop.

the downside of having a workshop in the garage with an up and over door


bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!




db
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 05, 2010, 03:39:29 pm
Oldiron.

Is that a David Brown 995 I see in the background ?????

Only 6 Inches here in W / Yorks but its still snowing !.

Regards
Sub.

  Yup, that's a DB.

John
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on January 05, 2010, 03:54:11 pm
Very artistic - where's the snowman holding the tranny  8)

Danny


By the time I built that as we had been out for a walk around the area my feet were a tad cold in my steel toe capped wellies, so the tranny will have to wait..Particulary as I had to put some bricks under the car tyres as it was slipping down the drive!!! 
Recon a marine viper should do the job.  :} just need to square it off to the official measurements and then it will be ready for the next Mayhem Bash   :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 05, 2010, 04:00:54 pm
How the people of Germany,Switzerland,Austria,French Alpine regions,etc etc must be laughing at Poor old GB,we grind to a halt,whenever we get more than a couple of inches of snow,..schools are off,shops close public transport becomes non existent,Police forces are even hiring 4 x 4,s,yet the afore mentioned countries just get on with it,in the German alpine regions,1 metre of snow is the norm in winter,but we never see it splattered all over the news 24/7,..I can remember back in the 50,s/60.s when,winter meant snow,and we got on with it,schools never closed,buses still ran,albeit more slowly,
Why is it that we,ve suddenly become a nation of Wusses,is it because we,ve had it too good in the 70,s/80,s/90,s when snow came and stayed for a day or two then disappeared, or is it, because were governed by a bunch of Numpties who think it better to spend millions of on other countries,than to upgrade the services here at home,..the latest expenditure by those in power,spending millions to help lower "our carbon footprint"is just one of many examples,

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 05, 2010, 04:05:01 pm
this is so frustrating...   an extra day off work due to the snow.. (snow ploughs out in Wigan today, first time i have ever seen that)

got loads to do   but it is just toooo   cold in the workshop.

the downside of having a workshop in the garage with an up and over door


bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!




db
Get yerself a small Potbellied cast iron stove,.I,ve got one in my garage,it cost me 65 and its brill,no more Brrrrrrr

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 05, 2010, 04:43:41 pm
Are you allowed to say tranny ? {:-{
Not everyone has a mind like a sewer, {-)or are you thinking of a Transexual Transvestite from Transylivania,perhaps %%

Wullie
and No i,m not following you, {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 05, 2010, 04:44:48 pm
this is so frustrating...   an extra day off work due to the snow.. (snow ploughs out in Wigan today, first time i have ever seen that)

got loads to do   but it is just toooo   cold in the workshop.

the downside of having a workshop in the garage with an up and over door


bbbbbrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

db

Draft exclude around the edges with pipe lagging pushed into the gap- 4 lengths will do- you'll have to put them back after you've opened the door. but if you don't do it that often. Also, the 1.5mm steel is one giant heat exchanger, one that works the wrong way- go to your local builders merchant and get some double foil backed 12mm roof insulation, the type that comes in rolls (not fibreglass, although it might be fibreglass core?), and stick it on with dabs of silicone- brother in law has done it to his concrete floored, up and over doored (that rhymes :D) garage- it's cold, but its always a few degrees above outside, never drops below freezing and never condensates up.

Carpet the floor and insulate the ceiling with a small radiator and you'll be well away.

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: alan colson on January 05, 2010, 10:03:10 pm
We in West Sussex have had a good 2" to 3" in the last two hours and it's still coming down heavily.
Alan
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 05, 2010, 10:16:39 pm
Same here in SW Surrey.

Colin
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 05, 2010, 10:18:26 pm
Great news
-  my garden now looks as good as the neighbours  :-)) {-) {-)

Every cloud ... etc, etc.

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: rem2007 on January 05, 2010, 10:20:02 pm
...lol John, keeps you out of trouble with a shovel that size, hows the dog manage those drifts?

Robert
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on January 05, 2010, 10:20:36 pm
Here we go agian !!!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 05, 2010, 10:21:17 pm
So does mine,....apart from where the dog s***on it {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 05, 2010, 10:34:46 pm
Nothing here in freezing Peterborough
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Peter Fitness on January 05, 2010, 10:58:01 pm
It's a beautiful 28 C here at the moment  8), but I have just finished watching a live Premier League match between Stoke City and Fulham, in Stoke, and it was snowing heavily. I felt cold just watching  O0

Peter.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: boatmadman on January 05, 2010, 11:06:15 pm
Peter,

Go away!  :-))

I have just had a dividing wall built in my garage to create a workshop area I can heat - trouble is, no door fitted yet doh!

Ian
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 05, 2010, 11:10:34 pm
As long as it's cold here the less aussies will be over here! %) :-)) O0 {-)

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: craftysod on January 05, 2010, 11:14:57 pm
Thats why my brother had the sense to go over there
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Spook on January 05, 2010, 11:36:51 pm
Snowing like mad right now in Barry, S. Wales - and I'm off tomorrow!

I was hoping to get "Sentinel" in the lake for her maiden voyage tomorrow but... What the hell.. BREAK OUT THE SLEDGE!!!  :-) :-) :-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 06, 2010, 12:07:34 am
...lol John, keeps you out of trouble with a shovel that size, hows the dog manage those drifts?

Robert

  I got her a custom made set of snow shoes    {-)

John

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 06, 2010, 09:32:17 am
For years my wife has been on at me to get rid of 2 old wooden handled tennis rackets,..but i kept telling her they might come in handy if we ever get a heavy snow fall,..well i tied them to my boots yesterday,and they work great,..made me look a right plonker,but at least i was able to get to the bottom of the drive without injury, {-)

Wullie
BTW,20in of snow in the Border region,but here in Carnoustie,the sun is shining,
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Roger in France on January 06, 2010, 10:39:06 am
TRAGEDY, WOW, DEVASTATION.....is it the end of the world?

2mm of snow here in La Vendee!

Roger in France
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 06, 2010, 11:20:12 am
Exciting and somewhat expensive morning for me unfortunately. A tree in my garden developed a split with the weight of snow and half of it has just come down in my neighbour's garden. Luckily it fell in such a way as to do virtually no apparent damage to either his house or my property for which we are both profoundly grateful. I've got a bill for a few hundred pounds though as removal of the debris and taking down the remainder of the tree is not covered by insurance.

Colin
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: rem2007 on January 06, 2010, 11:27:38 am
...loads of free firewood, if it falls on your property you can claim it as salvage rights.

Making homesick now, snow in Brixham and the wolf loved it.

Hi John,
hope your holidays were good

Robert
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 06, 2010, 11:59:15 am
Drat,I wish i,d lived closer,then i could have removed all that lovely firewood FOC...logs for woodburner = 70+vat, per 500kg, :(( <:( <:(

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: cbr900 on January 06, 2010, 12:15:54 pm
Sunny clear day in Tassie and just about perfect 26 degrees.....
Its a hard life out here, will I wear shorts or not, decisions,decisions.............. {-) :-)) O0


Roy
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: alan colson on January 06, 2010, 12:48:23 pm
Don't wear the shorts, seen to many of you aussies in them and the knees look really bad {-) {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 06, 2010, 01:01:43 pm
...loads of free firewood, if it falls on your property you can claim it as salvage rights.

Making homesick now, snow in Brixham and the wolf loved it.

Hi John,
hope your holidays were good

Robert

  Robert:

 Thanks, they were quiet. Spent Christmas at my son's . Played with my grandson and we both got in trouble with his mom. It was great!
  Hope your went well and Happy New Year.

John
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 06, 2010, 01:03:08 pm
Sunny clear day in Tassie and just about perfect 26 degrees.....
Its a hard life out here, will I wear shorts or not, decisions,decisions.............. {-) :-)) O0


Roy

 Its a rough life but someone has to bear up and live it. I'm glad to see you;re making the sacrifice for the rest of us.

John
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: cbr900 on January 06, 2010, 01:06:38 pm
Must admit knees are not the best, but then again neither is the rest, but its all I've got..
Especially after a knee reconstruction on one............... {-) {-)

Roy
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on January 06, 2010, 01:36:14 pm
It letting it have at Stevenage as I type.
My Work mate Is stuck at Gatrwick Airport.Parked his van at 6.30 this morn,Now he can't get it out.The flight to Jamaica has been canceled to Friday. He has got to spend 2 days in the Travel  Inn .  I want to see his exp cliam for this one. Can't drive so all That's left to do is eat & drink.  {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 06, 2010, 02:18:14 pm
Sun is still shining as i type,up here in Carnoustie,temp gauge outside front door reads 6 deg,... {-)...can,t understand what all the fuss is about,

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 06, 2010, 09:41:39 pm
The south and of a north bound snow plow this morning.

John
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 06, 2010, 09:52:00 pm
Hey John, his Nav lights are wrong!  %)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: oldiron on January 06, 2010, 09:53:42 pm
Hey John, his Nav lights are wrong!  %)

  Gad!..........you're right !     :-))

John
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Spook on January 07, 2010, 11:38:07 pm
I'm not going out there - it's too cold!
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/Spook57/DSC01693.jpg)

Barry Island in the snow - I bet Gavin & Stacey never saw it like this...
(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/Spook57/DSC01700.jpg)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on January 08, 2010, 04:08:34 pm
Well been up to RAF Marhem and North Walsham today. The drive between Marham and North Walsham was not good. Snow covered road 90% of the way. The trip back on the A11 was all OK. made good time back. If you are thinking of going to North Norfolk over the weekend DON'T. or take GREAT care on the roads up there.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 04:31:19 pm
Did M62 over the tops last weekend- havn't been that scared in a car for a long time.

Didn't help 6 month old son was in the back- if I never have to do that again it won't be missed!

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 08, 2010, 04:39:04 pm

Did M62 over the tops last weekend- havn't been that scared in a car for a long time.


Yes Greg - going into Lancashire is always a terrifying experience  %) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 08, 2010, 04:43:07 pm
I was coming out- wouldn't have gone through that to get in!!! {-)

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Colin Bishop on January 08, 2010, 05:01:02 pm
It was quite scenic here yesterday.

Colin
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Circlip on January 08, 2010, 05:22:57 pm

 "going into Lancashire is always a terrifying experience"

   Especially the " Cresta Run" from Saddleworth down to Oldham in this weather. O0

  Regards   Ian

     
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Jimmy James on January 08, 2010, 10:31:11 pm
I'm Toying with the thought of building a model Ice boat, our lake is frozen over about 3" thick ===I sailed 2 or 3 full sized ones in Canada in the 60's and they go like stink.
Freebooter
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on January 08, 2010, 10:36:43 pm
I haven't ventured over to the lake recently, Jimmy.  But I suppose I could say 'get your skates on'. :-)) ok2 :-)

Derek.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Jimmy James on January 09, 2010, 08:52:25 pm
You can get into the parking lot at the club house but the road down too the lake is too dicey you should get down ok ---but would have trouble getting a proper Land-Rover back up the hill let alone a car... we got a 4x4 stuck down there last year ... any way the club house is being redecorated and will be closed fore about another 10 days so you can't even get a cup-of -Tea
Jimmy
Freebooter
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on January 09, 2010, 09:43:22 pm
Thanks, Jimmy.  Will see you when things improve a little. :-))

Derek.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 09, 2010, 10:47:47 pm
OK, now I believe you, it is cold outside!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bradley on January 09, 2010, 10:52:35 pm
I've heard of taking your Jack Daniels with ice, but that's ridiculous. {:-{ {:-{ :((

I presume the photo was taken in Peterborough, Martin. {-) {-) {-) {-)

Derek.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 09, 2010, 10:53:43 pm
That's US whisky for you- give me a good scotch any day!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2010, 09:29:35 am

I presume the photo was taken in Peterborough, Martin. {-) {-) {-) {-)

Derek.

Naaa, those are mountains in the background.
  Peterborough is the gateway to the Fens!
   Nothing higher than curb stones round here!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on January 10, 2010, 09:36:12 am
Naaa, those are mountains in the background.
  Peterborough is the gateway to the Fens!
   Nothing higher than curb stones round here!

Yes & the sparrows fly backwards to keep the brick dust out of there eyes.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 10, 2010, 12:52:10 pm
 {-) {-) {-)   :-))

Don't forget the smell of the sugar beet factory... actually it's been demolished now.  {:-{
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 10, 2010, 06:31:01 pm
Don't forget the smell of the sugar beet factory... actually it's been demolished now.  {:-{

So has ours- used to be really strong on cold days- strong enough to hurt your nose some days!

But I miss the huge cloud of steam that showed at least a little large industry was left in York. {:-{

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 06:49:12 pm

But I miss the huge cloud of steam that showed at least a little large industry was left in York. {:-{


You've still got a chocolate factory, haven't you Greg - at least it's some industry  :P :P :P (yummies!!)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 10, 2010, 07:24:55 pm
Yes- Nestle-Rowntrees, but Terry's shut a couple of years ago, and Bassets shut there facility after the sugar factory closed! >>:-(

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 10, 2010, 08:27:39 pm
Cor, used to run (well wheeze disgustingly) past Terrys every morning when I was at the Army Physical Development Centre in 1967  %)
Six glorious weeks and lost two and threequarter stone  <:( <:(

Happy days  <*< <*<

Danny
 
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: gondolier88 on January 10, 2010, 08:34:15 pm
You probably ran down our old street at some point then- Wenlock Terrace- the huge old officer's houses from the barracks?

A lovely part of the city- don't miss the traffic, but the walk into the city by the river in summer couldn't be better.

Greg
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Martin [Admin] on January 13, 2010, 09:57:38 pm

 It was 2o this morning... felt like summer!

(http://dalesdesigns.net/coldcat.gif)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 13, 2010, 10:15:05 pm
Whoopee! Snow free,..its all gone,temp as i type +4.deg,..central heating on low,woodburner keeping us cosy, {-) {-) {-)Hope I don,t wake up in the morning and have to eat these words,.. {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 13, 2010, 11:02:34 pm

Hope I don,t wake up in the morning and have to eat these words,.. {-)

Wullie

QUICK - somebody send poor Wullie some more oats  {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 13, 2010, 11:34:12 pm
 {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)and dont forget the Salt,just in case it comes back,
Hope ts good tomorrow as were heading for Weegieland to pick up some boats,



Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 14, 2010, 11:16:29 am

and dont forget the Salt,just in case it comes back,


Oh god, you're not using THAT on the roads, are you?  O0 %) %)

Danny  %%
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 14, 2010, 11:24:59 pm
Of course not,..I need it for ma porrige, {-) O0

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dreadnought72 on January 15, 2010, 12:51:19 am
Salt, Wullie???

You need to move to Airdrie!

(http://chesterwhisky.com/images/tamdhu.jpg)

 %%

 :-))

Andy
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 15, 2010, 10:38:13 am
OOooooh you,re a bad Man Andy,how did you know this was my most favourite Malt,
this was my first taste of Malt whisky,up until 1992 I hated whisky as i thought they were all the same,my Dad used to drink White Horse,and when i was young I got a taste of it, and it was S***,and i thought all whiskies must taste like this,
Then in 92 i was on a biking holiday in Germany, andi met some German bikers,and we were in a Bar,and Uwe,asked me what i,d like to drink,I said I,d have a Vodka,He looked shocked and said,"a Vodka"you are Scottish you must have a whisky,I rolled my eyes and said OK,and looked at the bottles on the shelf,there was only one,Tamdhu,I pointed to it and said ok i will take that one,he ordered 4 glasses of Tamdhu,for myself him, Richard,and Marcus,I was not looking forward to drinking this S***but to be polite i knew i must,we all then threw back our glasses, I closed my eyes when doing so awaiting the inevitable,taste and shiver that would course through me,..it never came,what i got was this lovely warm feeling in my belly and the taste was something to behold, Since that day i have been a Malt man,and have a good selection here,and Tamdhu is among them,
Oh your a bad man tempting me like this,..now to make you squirm,I like my Malt with Milk, %%

Wullie   
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on January 15, 2010, 12:56:45 pm
Meanwhile back on the ski slopes of Cairngorm they have too much snow and cant get up the road to dig out the railway. Here are a couple of pics of the guys from G2 Sports on the roof of the top station.  The pisting machine is still on top of at least 3ft of snow at the bottom station.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 15, 2010, 03:18:02 pm

now to make you squirm,I like my Malt with Milk, %%
  

- and on cereal, in custard, in tea ... yea, we get the picture  %) %) {-)

I'm a brandy man, but can be occasionally tempted by a good malt (or a loose woman)  :o :o

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 21, 2010, 08:28:21 am
hows the weather in the UK now
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on January 21, 2010, 08:34:35 am
Foggy and miserable -1C this morning, and I don't want you telling me how great it is in NZ, my mum and sister do that frequently.  >>:-(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on January 21, 2010, 08:39:49 am
LOL. no i werent going to. just havent heard much on tv or seen much on this thread lately
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 21, 2010, 09:23:28 am
Thats because we,re still trying to get over the shock,and also not let the rest of the world know,how,much of a bunch of wooses we are,when winter comes, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on January 21, 2010, 09:51:12 am
Kinda like the ski area that closed because of too much snow , (Cairngorm all this week.) They are still digging !   Down in the village the icicles have dropped off without impaling anyone !
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Wasyl on January 21, 2010, 10:04:47 am
Are you sure these pics hav,nt been hijacked from "The Day after Tomorrow" {-)..i,ll never moan again about 4in of snow on my driveway, {-)

Wullie
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 21, 2010, 10:46:11 am
Arrow, I think the middle house in the first picture could use a bit more loft insulation  O0 {-) {-) {-)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on January 30, 2010, 08:45:46 am
I woke up thia morn to another dusting of the white stuff. Very nice But I have to get the shopping done. Oh well here we go ! ok2 ok2
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on January 31, 2010, 01:55:49 pm
Snowing in North London at the moment. Only a dusting, and it's not settling, but definitely big fat flakes...
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on January 31, 2010, 08:52:40 pm
big fat flakes...

That'll be because the Americans have taken over Cadburys  O0 {-)

Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DARLEK1 on January 31, 2010, 11:25:20 pm
OUCH!
 Paul... :-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Dreadstar on February 04, 2010, 10:28:15 am
Don't talk to me about snow,I've possibly just written my car off last night,through not being able to turn a corner at just 10mph. I had been going into work last night to pick up my van for an early start this morning,with not a gritter to be seen anywhere,and slid into a railing near the work. The railings bent over,and the car got hooked up on the top of them. When you consider that my car weighs just over a ton,you can get some idea of why the railings bent at such a low speed. I drive a Citroen C5 LX estate. <:( <:(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: dodgy geezer on February 04, 2010, 12:39:56 pm
Don't worry, Dreadstar - the BBC are reporting that January was warmer than normal, on average, around the world.

That is, according to the GISS figures. These are the ones that have undisclosed 'amendments' added to them, which is one of the things the current Freedom of Information complaints are going on about.....
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on February 04, 2010, 02:15:47 pm
When you consider that my car weighs just over a ton,you can get some idea of why the railings bent at such a low speed.

Sorry to hear that David.
I used to work at the Motor Research Assn and have seen old Rover 3.5's being run into solid objects at only 30mph and the engine finishes up on the front seats!
When people say they crashed at 70mph, what they usually mean is that they were DOING 70, reacted to the danger, braked and ACTUALLY were only doing about 20mph at the point of impact - otherwise they're not usually in a position to talk about it!
Anyway the main thing is that YOU'RE all right.
Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on February 05, 2010, 05:26:56 am
sorry to say guys but it looks like our met service are planning to tender for UK weather forecasting rights. god help you because our met service wont.  :}
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on February 21, 2010, 10:55:11 am
More heavy snow in Stevenage stoped my boating this morn. I looked out the window at 8.00 am  to heavy snow and cars trying to get up the hill by my house.  I of cause did the best thing and went back to bed till 9.30.   I was going to give my Hydro a blow out after it's winter rebuild, Not today !!!
Lets hope we don't get any next Sunday as i am racing at Willen lake MK
OK winter you have had your fun , NOW CLEAR OFF !!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 21, 2010, 11:26:11 am
10cms (4 Inches) in the last 3 hours lol
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on February 21, 2010, 12:30:44 pm
About 2 inches early morning , all but gone now.. (midday) clouds looking heavy though. :((
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: essex2visuvesi on February 21, 2010, 12:52:41 pm
When someone says "Its too cold to snow" they are talking rubbish... its -18C outside and still snowing :(
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Patrick Henry on February 21, 2010, 12:56:07 pm
Blowing a hooley and tipping down with rain here in (Sunny?) Sussex... >>:-(


Rich
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Jonty on February 21, 2010, 01:03:19 pm
  1100ft up in Queensbury - home of the world famous Black Dyke Band - it's just started snowing gently again. And long may it last - at least whilst I have sledges, snow scoops, and rock salt to sell!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on February 22, 2010, 08:31:57 am
More Snow in Stevenage this morn.  WHEN WILL IT STOP SO I CAN GO BOATING !!
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 22, 2010, 08:10:54 pm



We have YET to see a picture of a boat sailing with SNOW on it  .............  %)



Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: andyn on February 22, 2010, 08:44:09 pm
What about this one then?

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll184/andyn_01/snow.jpg)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 22, 2010, 08:49:52 pm

There you go...........  you win first prize     {-)

I was thinking more of the actual snow flakes on the deck.   A sort of winter scene  ok2

ken


Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on February 22, 2010, 09:32:25 pm
More to the point, dose Danny know he has a snowman on his boat ???
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on February 23, 2010, 08:30:09 am
He needs all the help he can get.  O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: The long Build on February 23, 2010, 01:43:22 pm
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Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Bill D203 on February 23, 2010, 03:42:11 pm
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Nice One !!!
Give it another hour here in Stevenage & I will be able to able to build one too. Brrrrrrrrrr BRING ME SUNSHINE SOON.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Jimmy James on February 23, 2010, 04:00:58 pm
Sunny here in Kings Linn and the Temp a Barmy 5.5 deg C ---But I can see Clouds to the Southwest and the forecast is not good Our lake was completely frozen on Thursday and 7/8's frozen on sunday we haven't had a good sailing day in three weeks..... {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ :((
Freebooter
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on February 25, 2010, 08:37:25 am
just heard 2 reports of long term weather reports for winter in nz. one says we are going to get a winter like yours and the other says a warmer than usual , mild winter. just as well no one really takes notice of them. could cause major confusion.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Marks Model Bits on February 25, 2010, 09:00:59 am
just heard 2 reports of long term weather reports for winter in nz. one says we are going to get a winter like yours and the other says a warmer than usual , mild winter. just as well no one really takes notice of them.

Well they won't be wrong then!!!! :-)) :-)) :-))

Mark.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2010, 09:27:46 am
Thursday 25th Feb 2010, 9.30 am.  Heavy overnight snow leaves 18" snow , still snowing forecast says it will continue for next 24hrs. :} :-)) O0  Happy ? you bet...this is a ski resort after all  :-))
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tankerman on February 25, 2010, 11:31:57 am

 How about a trip on this?
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tankerman on February 25, 2010, 11:36:48 am

 Or one of these? - Hope the bilge pumps work
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Tankerman on February 25, 2010, 11:38:20 am

 Sorry, forgot to attach the photo
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2010, 11:47:37 am
Just how does he get the key in the lock ? %%    Put my Swedish Navy style Springer out for an hour and a bit today.......we`ll see if I can get the key in the door later !
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Arrow5 on February 25, 2010, 01:05:43 pm
...so after an hour of light but constant snow we have.. another 24hrs of the same still to come.     Check the lock-up roofs in background, some of the older ones are going to collapse I think.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on February 25, 2010, 10:25:47 pm
I like your 'snow depth' indicator.  Is it in inches or centimetres? From the look of the snow, I guess inches as it moved 1.25 sections.

Danny  %%
  
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on February 26, 2010, 05:43:16 pm
Do here tell that its going to be cold in Portsmouth soon, someone mentioned minus 9. {-)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: Netleyned on February 26, 2010, 05:48:12 pm
Minus Nine
They should qualify for cold weather payments!

Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on February 26, 2010, 05:49:59 pm
They could do with the money Ned. O0
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: omra85 on February 26, 2010, 10:03:19 pm
You can change your little man now, Dicky - its happened  %) %)
You'll get a knock on your door asking for that 'bit' of the 105 miilion you got  {-) {-) {-)

Cheers
Danny
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: DickyD on February 26, 2010, 10:19:24 pm
Apparently if things aren't sorted out a bit sharpish they could lose another 9 points when they've been relegated Danny.

Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on February 27, 2010, 02:51:03 am
i'm not trying to rub it in  but  its been so hot here lately i cant wait for winter. 30C+ every day for the past week and no sign of cooler weather for at least a  few days yet. mind you we have had a fairly cool summer up until now.
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: BarryM on February 27, 2010, 09:00:35 am
Aw, poor you, that's real suffering.   :((  :((   Are you struggling to keep your beer cold as well?

If you can hang on while I defrost my violin I'll provide a backing to your comments.   <:(

Barry M

(Sitting in fridge to keep warm)
Title: Re: It's SNOWING
Post by: hopeitfloats on February 27, 2010, 10:17:19 am
 :-) in the words of homer simpson.. mmmmmm beer.  think i will go have one