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BarryM

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #150 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.
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #151 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...
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #152 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

 
 
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #153 on: January 04, 2010, 09:39:11 am »

Minus 6 here this morning. Jut frost on the car, no whore. :((
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #154 on: January 04, 2010, 10:22:47 am »

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Teesdale, Cumbria

Just got round to reading this one -

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

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #155 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. >>:-(
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #156 on: January 04, 2010, 11:40:11 am »

Must have southern reporters working for them. ;D {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #157 on: January 04, 2010, 12:46:35 pm »

sun is out going for a stroll along the beach aint we lucky here in cornwall
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #158 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. >>:-(
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« Reply #159 on: January 04, 2010, 03:19:50 pm »

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It must be murder being a northerner, nothing to strive for when you are so perfect.

Ooooooooohhhhhhhh :((
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« Reply #160 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
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #161 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!!! >>:-(

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #162 on: January 04, 2010, 07:25:27 pm »

sun is out going for a stroll along the beach aint we lucky here in cornwall
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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:
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #163 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.
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #164 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
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #165 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...
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #166 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...

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« Reply #167 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/

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #168 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.

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« Reply #169 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....
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #170 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!!
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« Reply #171 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  %) {-) {-)

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« Reply #172 on: January 05, 2010, 12:30:32 pm »

  Had to dig out the driveway this morning. Had a bit of snow last night ....... ok2   {-)

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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #173 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.. :}
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Re: It's SNOWING
« Reply #174 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 !.

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