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Pingu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5425 on: January 08, 2021, 10:37:31 am »
It's nine below zero and three o'clock in the afternoon!*


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*Well, -4°C at 9am really.

Mr Larrington

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5426 on: January 08, 2021, 11:36:07 am »
Yebbut if you were on some Australian mountain range instead it'd probably be on fire.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5427 on: January 08, 2021, 12:24:12 pm »
Snowed all morning here on The Wolds. Just stopped now and seems to be melting a bit. Roads and fields all white over.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Giraffe

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5428 on: January 09, 2021, 08:50:16 am »
I was hoping for enough to be pretty; got a head-shake's-worth of dandruff instead.
Here in S. Northants there's often very little snow but Warks. and Beds. get a lot.
2x4: thick plank; 4x4: 2 of 'em.

nicknack

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5429 on: January 10, 2021, 02:47:54 pm »
I thought it had been snowing overnight but, on closer inspection, it's just a bit of frost.
There's no vibrations, but wait.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5430 on: January 10, 2021, 04:18:24 pm »
I thought it had been snowing overnight but, on closer inspection, it's just a bit of frost.


Hmm, all I see is a blank box. If I tap on it I get a new page from image box with a banner “go to your image”. Clicking in that - well, goes to a page “strip chat”  :o
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5431 on: January 10, 2021, 04:31:32 pm »
I think it is just a large image file and low bandwidth. It’s like being on dial up in the 90s.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5432 on: January 10, 2021, 04:38:23 pm »
Well I see frost. This is our light snowfall:


Mr Larrington

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5433 on: January 10, 2021, 06:18:58 pm »
They have had a metric fuckton of SNO in Spaign-o and all we get a thousand miles closer to the North Pole is, er, nothing.  NOT FAIR!
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Mrs Pingu

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5434 on: January 10, 2021, 06:19:38 pm »
Supermarkets would be even emptier then....
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5435 on: January 10, 2021, 06:21:08 pm »
They have had a metric fuckton of SNO in Spaign-o and all we get a thousand miles closer to the North Pole is, er, nothing.  NOT FAIR!

Yes but that is EU snow!
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T42

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5436 on: January 12, 2021, 09:06:21 am »
We've had a metric fuckbushel or two and it's still coming down. Wee hard powdery stuff that crunches when the dogs roll in it (prior to transferring it to my trousers).  Cars are hushed, next-door's midden is covered. On t'other side, Porschey Pig's big roll-away automatic gate is jammed half-open. Some idiot cleared the pavement outside the post office half an hour ago and it's already an inch deep again.

Natch, there's rain forecast for this pm. :(
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5437 on: January 12, 2021, 01:46:53 pm »
What's the conversion factor between the metric fuckbushel and the imperial fucklitre?  :D
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T42

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5438 on: January 12, 2021, 02:39:19 pm »
It varies with the gullibility of the customer.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5439 on: January 12, 2021, 02:53:25 pm »
Just in case we weren't all depressed enough at the moment the 'Beast from the East' might be making a comeback UK tour.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jan/12/beast-from-the-east-weather-might-return-next-week-says-met-office
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Mr Larrington

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5440 on: January 12, 2021, 06:36:56 pm »
If Beast From The East v2.0 is anything like the ur-Beast From The East was in sunny E17 then it will be a bit colder than it is now and, er, that's it.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5441 on: January 14, 2021, 12:06:26 am »
It's starting to lay here in Darlo, better fix the puncture on the MTB.

Mr Larrington

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5442 on: January 14, 2021, 12:43:58 am »
(Cocks an ear towards the Big Room)

Nope, just rain in E17.
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T42

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5443 on: January 14, 2021, 08:50:21 am »
Just had a clunk'n'rumble from the roof. We have a defunct TV aerial up there, and with every snowfall of any magnitude a bit breaks off and rolls down into the gutter.  Frightens the odd crow, too.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

woollypigs

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5444 on: January 15, 2021, 11:03:52 am »
oh hello numpty. I can hear someone outside trying to drive in the sleet that fell last night and froze solid over night. Normal tyres and 1st gear and pedal to the metal. I don't need to look out to know that they are now going sideways. If they mange to move out onto the street they will have fun with the 25% steepness of it :)
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Mr Larrington

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5445 on: January 15, 2021, 11:11:32 am »
What are the odds they’re driving a Pikey Old Beemer?
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T42

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5446 on: January 15, 2021, 02:00:36 pm »
At a company I worked for in Stuttgart, the three top dogs all had BFO RWD Mercs and Beemers.  It was a rare pleasure to watch them trying to negotiate our frozen-over car park while we lowly types all had lowly FWD VWs & Opels.
I've dusted all those old bottles and set them up straight.

Mr Larrington

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5447 on: January 15, 2021, 06:40:05 pm »
See also “Little old ladies in diesel Golfs driving rings round the fat-tyred prunkwagen when the Autobahn gets a bit damp”.
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ElyDave

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5448 on: January 16, 2021, 07:31:44 am »
A trivial amount here at present, but its still rattling at the windows, and will be all morning according to the forecast
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Giraffe

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #5449 on: January 16, 2021, 07:58:40 am »
Just enough here to make the grass paler. Should be more just across in that there battery-powered old Ford.
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