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TheLurker

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2009, 01:21:33 pm »
I don't give a frozen rat's arse whether it's 'pretty' or not.  It had just better not bloody well snow here.  High pressure narrow tyres, close clearance mudguards and snow are not a happy combination and I will be severely disgruntled if it interferes with the few cycling days I've got left before Xmas.  Grumble, mutter, chunter, grumble....
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andygates

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2009, 01:24:59 pm »
Just brainfreeze rain here.  I wan' sno!
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2009, 01:50:41 pm »
Still raining at Old Trafford  :)

Wowbagger

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2009, 01:52:47 pm »
Still raining at Old Trafford  :)

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2009, 01:59:09 pm »
Yay, it's snowing properly again after a break :D. Hurrah!
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2009, 02:07:56 pm »
Looked like it might snow about an hour ago but it's ended up as rain here in Cambridgeshire.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2009, 02:41:50 pm »
It's settling!  in west London

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2009, 02:47:27 pm »
Turned into wintry drizzle here.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2009, 02:58:43 pm »
Finally got proper snow in Saaaarfend :thumbsup:

Not settling  >:(

Wowbagger

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2009, 03:32:56 pm »


Blimey!  :o
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Jaded

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #35 on: December 16, 2009, 03:34:16 pm »
What is 15-20cm in real money?
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Wowbagger

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #36 on: December 16, 2009, 03:35:08 pm »
What is 15-20cm in real money?

6 to 8 inches
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clarion

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #37 on: December 16, 2009, 03:36:42 pm »
What is 15-20cm in real money?

that would be approximately 0.15-0.2m. ;D
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #38 on: December 16, 2009, 03:37:27 pm »
There was no snow here, but with heavy rain and a temperature of -2 this morning, I thought it prudent to leave the bikes in the shed and play with the Turbo Trainer instead. Man it was slippy out there  :o :hand:

Foggy now, and very chilly. When I nipped outside to fill the log basket, I noticed how much ice and frost there still is in the ground.

Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #39 on: December 16, 2009, 03:40:50 pm »
What is 15-20cm in real money?

that would be approximately 0.15-0.2m. ;D
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #40 on: December 16, 2009, 03:43:24 pm »
Darkest Essex: drizzle.
Gatwick (earlier): SNO.
Cambridge (just now): No SNO.
Crystal Palace: Lots of SNO.

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2009, 03:46:59 pm »
What is 15-20cm in real money?

15-20 cms is the usual for a money shot.

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TheLurker

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #42 on: December 16, 2009, 03:59:06 pm »
Well it made me laugh...

BBC NEWS | UK | Commuters braced for heavy snow

"... but it's the first dump of the season and we seem to struggle on these occasions."

*sits back and waits for picolax jokes*
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #43 on: December 16, 2009, 04:00:15 pm »


Blimey!  :o

That's what BBC breakfast were forecasting this morning.  I'm guessing we'll get very little snow down here in costa-del-saarfend, coupled with severe traffic disruption and letters of complaint to the local paper that the council didn't grit.

Wowbagger

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2009, 04:07:28 pm »
OK, time will tell, but those NE winds were exactly what we had in 1962-63 and 1987. In the latter case, Saarfend was the coldest place in the country for about a week, with 18 inches of snow lying.


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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #45 on: December 16, 2009, 04:12:20 pm »
Global Warming will have consigned those kind of events to history I think. Maybe.

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2009, 04:16:01 pm »
Not if the Gulf Stream craps out on us.
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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #47 on: December 16, 2009, 04:23:52 pm »
Not if the Gulf Stream craps out on us.
The mini ice age with harsh winters?

After last winter and seeing 6 or 7 inches of ice on the canal for the first time I can remember I think you may be on to something.

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #48 on: December 16, 2009, 04:32:45 pm »
If you compare UK temperatures with those on the other side of the pond at the same lattitude and wonder why we're not freezing our tits off, that'll be all the lovely Atlantic currents which have been bringing us warm water and good weather for centuries.

Problem is, the massive ice fields up near Greenland at the northern end of the Gulf Stream are melting and sending big ol' wodges of cold water into the ocean system and interrupting the flow of this rather useful Ocean Conveyor Belt.

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Re: It's snowing!
« Reply #49 on: December 16, 2009, 04:34:42 pm »
Executive Summary:  We're fucked  :(

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