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Stan

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Snow and more snow
« on: January 14, 2021, 10:33:16 am »

This morning having pulled back the curtains once again we were greeted with a large amount of the white stuff. Like last week we hope it melts quickly.  The elevation of our house is 670 feet above sea level which means any snow fall can be quite heavy.  :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( :(( No walking today more building. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 11:50:41 am »

It does look beautiful Stan but having said that it can be treacherous for us older folk to get about, luckily we hardly see the white stuff on the south coast, stay safe Stan  :-))


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 11:52:05 am »


 Snow is always pretty .... from inside a warm house!
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 11:59:25 am »

What snow? Just rain, rain and more rain here on the Wirral.


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2021, 12:08:20 pm »

This is the whitest Iíve seen so far! Freezing fog and ice last Thursday! Really uncomfortable to be out in on Brize Norton 47 Sqn aircraft bays- in the background you can just make out the foggy outline of a A400 Atlas.
Second picture shows the ice reforming minutes after the Herc was de-iced!
The ground temperature at the time was -4 deg C but the wind chill factor knocked down to -7 deg C!
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2021, 12:55:49 pm »

When I was at Brize, many many eras ago, we had B52s deployed there one autumn. I was in the ops room when an American engineer radioed in to ask what the chill factor was. The met man was asked and replied his tables didnít go high enough for the ambient temperature. When told, the engineer asked what that meant. The reply was ďGet back to work and stop moaningĒ Man management US style.
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 03:08:23 pm »

While visiting my last employer's HQ in Minneapolis during the winter of 1982, the local temperature went down to -32 F.  {:-{  I still have the T-shirt for that year.


F & C are the same at -40 so it was VERY cold, so much so that my shoes froze to the car park outside my hotel. NOT recommended.  :((
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 03:44:53 pm »

HI Guys has the snow fallen elsewhere? It has caused major problems in Leeds just a few more pictures giving some idea of the problems. The forecast  for this evening  frost.


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2021, 03:51:45 pm »

Absolutely nothing around Norwich although it has been a dull dark day with occasional drops of rain.
Monday & Tuesday were sunny and very pleasant. Our washing on the line dried nicely. Yesterday dry but not sunny.
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2021, 04:03:33 pm »

It's a barmy 8 degrees down here in Gosport, I might go for a swim tomorrow %)   or maybe not  %%




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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2021, 04:22:00 pm »

On full image it's a blizzard out the window. Wife has insisted I upgrade to the BIGGER oil filled radiator, bless her  {-)


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2021, 05:01:38 pm »

HI Andy I need a new snow shovel. It is bad in LS 16 at the moment no traffic movement lots of cars /vans left at the road side. Have you stocked up on the liquid refreshment? {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) .


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2021, 05:50:02 pm »

Yes Stan I always prioritise  O0 {-)
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2021, 06:21:25 pm »

The grandchildren are up set just rain here all day am in Lincolnshire between Scunthorpe and Gainsborough about 10 miles from both.
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2021, 07:06:41 pm »

A couple of inches of wet slushy snow here (halfway between Dundee & Perth). Roads were ok but I think it was worse the other side of Perth.  Grandkids were sledging down the street and managed to build 2 snowmen before I dragged them in soaking wet to dry off and do their home schooling (bad grandad!).


No building just now cos having to childmind as both their parents are key workers, mind you the temperature in the shed/workshop was -3C mid morning the other day so I'm not too bothered about missing building time.


Stay safe, stay warm
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2021, 07:11:28 pm »

Sorry to sound smug, but here in London N3 it's positively tropical - for the time of year.

Stay safe everybody
 
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2021, 10:12:15 pm »

We had visitors...
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2021, 10:32:12 pm »

Questtion for NickB waiting for the snow  %)


Presuming that the propeller blades would be @ zero pitch when the engines are shut down, so why is the pitch rotated thru ~~90 degrees for @ rest?


Would they not support snow in this orientation?....and would they not be de-iced prior to engine start-up?


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2021, 11:33:28 pm »

No snow in Falkirk, that's between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Actually we've had extremely cold conditions, almost an ice storm last week. Really quite warm today, didn't even scrape the cars this morning, just dusted off the hail from yesterday evening.  We were promised 4" on the forecast.  I have to keep my Merc clear because it's all frameless windows and keyless entry.  Can't get in when it's cold, and can't shut the doors when I can get them open to warm it up properly inside because the windows won't drop to close the door after its opened.


We need cold and snow in winter and it shouldn't be a surprise, don't understand why we panick over it (whipped up by the media).  We had -37 celcius when I was working in Finland, a cold winter by their standards but we just got on with it.  Must admit the legally required snow tyres helped though!
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2021, 08:16:40 am »

A cold crisp start to Friday morning. Roads are bad with ice still no sign of the grit wagons looks like the car will be staying in the drive. Hopefully the thaw should begin this weekend.




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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2021, 11:47:00 am »

After the storm came blue skies and sunshine the trees do look great covered in snow.


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2021, 12:39:53 pm »

Questtion for NickB waiting for the snow  %)


Presuming that the propeller blades would be @ zero pitch when the engines are shut down, so why is the pitch rotated thru ~~90 degrees for @ rest?


Would they not support snow in this orientation?....and would they not be de-iced prior to engine start-up?


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The prop blades are in feathered position, possibly to stop any rotational force from winds when the engines are stopped. Raflaunches can probably give a proper explanation for this.
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2021, 12:53:03 pm »

The prop blades are in feathered position, possibly to stop any rotational force from winds when the engines are stopped. Raflaunches can probably give a proper explanation for this.
Jim



Jim is quite correct- itís to stop the wind spinning the propeller gearbox which can result in oil being drawn from the bearings itís supposed to lubricate. Itís also part of our shut down procedure as the prop feathering is connected to the emergency T-handle which shuts off fuel, oil, and electrics to the nacelle. The beta tube which controls the prop by diverting oil to one side or the other to maintain the correct prop angle for the required speed. If these are set up incorrectly or they are damaged you can get one of the most frightening things to occur on a Herc engine ground run- prop run away! A scary event which can go horribly wrong if not caught in time.
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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2021, 01:50:39 pm »

HI Nick thank you for the explanation. Now back to the original post is Leeds to only place the snow has fallen?


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Re: Snow and more snow
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2021, 02:06:20 pm »

Like LB just rain, rain ,and a bit more rain in case the first lot was not enough..
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