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BS: Is it snowing where you live?

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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 01:43 PM

It's too f*cking COLD for snow out there today! Even the snow can't take it, and it has stopped falling. The dog froze his little exposed parts yesterday and now refuses to venture outside. I am keeping him in the bathtub until the weather improves.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Charley Noble
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 01:53 PM

Snow is melting fast today in Maine.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 02:44 PM

It is raining in Lancaster, but the road surface is below freezing and so we have a nice sheet of ice developing! It should turn to snow later if it keeps falling.

Yesterday we visited the farmhouse in east Lancs and had to walk the final mile up the iced up road and through the drifts. It was beautiful in the sunshine but I don't know how long the oil supply will hold out to keep it above freezing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 11:09 PM

We have maybe an inch and a half from yesterday's friendly dusting. Nice crunchy stuff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Sawzaw
Date: 04 Jan 10 - 11:56 PM

China receives worst snow falls in 60yrs

Tuesday, January 05, 2010 » 01:22pm

Schools and businesses across northern China have been closed, following the worst snow falls in 60 years.

Schools and businesses across northern China have been closed, following the worst snow falls in nearly 60 years.

Heavy snow and ice glazed roads have caused traffic chaos in Beijing as residents and office workers join emergency crews, in trying to clean the streets.

More than 30 highways have been closed and classes in around 3500 schools have been suspended with parts of the country blanketed in as much as 30cm of snow.

Sub-zero temperatures and icy winds are likely to remain until the weekend meaning the snow could linger throughout the week.

Seoul Buried In Heaviest Snowfall In 70 Years

by The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea January 4, 2010, 10:33 am ET

Seoul residents slogged through the heaviest snowfall in modern Korean history after a winter storm dumped more than 11 inches (28 centimeters) Monday, forcing airports to cancel flights and paralyzing traffic in South Korea's bustling capital.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 07:16 AM

I was right about the ice layer. I spent an hour this morning fending off other vehicles from parked cars before I managed to get my own Freelander down to the bottom main road. There was no way I was going to get up the road to the the top main road. The journey to work took 2 hours 40 minutes rather than the usual 35 minutes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Arnie
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 10:54 AM

Not much snow around in East Kent at the moment but Michael Fish has warned us of heavy snowfalls sweeping in from the continent on Thurs and Friday. And if Michael 'There's no hurricane' Fish says so, then it must be true!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Georgiansilver
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 02:03 PM

Heavy snow falls in Lincolnshire.... unheard of usually but here it is... and still coming........


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: olddude
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 04:08 PM

UP to my hip, the good old buffalo new york snow machine is in full force ... Holy Cow ...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Smokey's cat
Date: 05 Jan 10 - 06:12 PM

It's well up to my ex-plums and I'm highly disgruntled. That idle bastard of an owner of mine doesn't know one end of a shovel from the other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 02:53 AM

snowed a bit in central Essex last night. Quite disappointing accumulation, especially considering how much pain it is causing my arthritis.

If I have to suffer the pain I want to see lovely deep snow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Joybell
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 03:01 AM

What is this thing called snow?
Where can I get me some?
If I get some will it live in 110 degrees of heat?
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 03:57 AM

ooohhh... ahhhh... looks like I am getting my wish.

pretty


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Diva
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 09:59 AM

Yes and can't get out of house. Waiting for it to stop so we can attack the front door


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 12:24 PM

Unusual for our area, but last evening it was warm enough to rain, even though there are still deep snow drifts everywhere, and then snowed again, so the city has issued a hazardous street warning because of the ice layer. It is about 6 degrees right now, and forecast for tonight is a low of -24.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Amos
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 01:07 PM

Joybell:

Enlighten me if you get it figured out. I was beginning to think it was a sort of Gaslamp conspiracy. Is there much oobleck in your area?



A


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: bfdk
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 01:20 PM

Around here we've had about 10 cm during the past 2 days, but other parts of Denmark have had up to 10 times that. I don't know how long this link will work, but here are some snow pictures from the northern part of Denmark from yesterday and today. That area was hit a lot worse than we were here. Click on the cameras in the green box for various picture galleries, pictures sent in by ordinary citizens, not proff photos.

Bente


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Anniecat
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 04:14 PM

Well, it sounds as though it is and all flights home to London from Orlando are cancelled, giving me 5 days longer holidaying here with my friends.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 06:10 PM

Managed to wangle the rest of the week off to look after Fiona, so I'm at home, loads of snow, fire lit, glass of wine............

The cats are a bit pissed off though!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 06:23 PM

to look after Fiona............. why


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 07:37 PM

She wrenched her back when she slipped in the bath, not good.

Wassail11 Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Shanghaiceltic
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 09:08 PM

For some it is an opportunity...

Snowed-In Brits boost adultery website
Wed Jan 6, 2010 11:39pm GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons snowed in by the wintry weather have been flocking to an extra-marital dating site in the last 24 hours.

IllicitEncounters.com, which provides a platform for married people to conduct affairs, said on Wednesday it has seen an unexpected increase in visitors over the past 24 hours, and received a record number of new profiles on Wednesday morning.

The website said most new members are registering from areas worst hit by this week's extreme weather, including Hampshire, Berkshire, and the West Country, and the site has taken on several temporary staff members to cope with the rush.

"In light of these figures, I'd be interested to see how much work those 'working from home' have actually done," IlicitEncounters.com spokeswoman Sara Hartley said in a statement.

"Perhaps these wives and husbands have just been waiting for a time when they could join, away from the eyes of their work colleagues and, most importantly, their partners..."

The website said it has gained 2,567 new members in the last six days, suggesting that January will be its busiest month ever.

It says it has more than 350,000 members in Britain and that its aim is to create a safe and non-judgemental environment where married men and women can meet each other.

(Reporting by Paul Casciato, Editing by Steve Addison)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 10:47 PM

The second wave of the very low temp cold front moving down from Canada is apparently going to be more dangerous than the first.

Warnings on weather.com:

Next Arctic Blast colder and a serious threat

Very dangerous cold air, snow and wind are invading east of the Rockies. Will impact 180 million people through weekend.

Click


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 06 Jan 10 - 11:19 PM

It's cold here but no snow. Had a look at those pics from Denmark. It made the 'big snow' we had in Richmond a couple of weeks ago look like kid stuff!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 12:23 AM

I raise a toast to the proponents of 'global warming'..they're full of shit!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 03:46 AM

guest from sanity evidently does not understand how climate change works....

:>{


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Penny S.
Date: 07 Jan 10 - 05:41 AM

Can't tell the difference between weather and climate. There's quite a lot of energy in the atmosphere in order to evaporate water from the oceans and move it around to where it meets cold air and precipites. Think of energy, not temperature.

And the substance GfS refers to is better for the atmosphere than hot internal gases some people generate.

Penny


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Lizzie Cornish
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 08:16 AM

OK, 10,000 plus schools are closed in the UK, at least 250 in Devon alone, no pavements gritted so people are walking in the roads, no side roads gritted, so there is hardly any milk because the lorries can't get to the farms and dairies.

Down here, the councils say they're so low on salt that the priority has to be the main roads. Our buses are only using main routes and there's only a few inches of the stuff on the ground.

Because so many children are home, everything else is suffering too, as parents have to stay home to care for their children...

On Radio Devon someone rang in to suggest they spray the roads with sea water..and the councils went "Doh, that could work!"...and they're asking farmers to help clear the roads with their tractors and farming equipment...


The thing is....winters were always like this when I were a nipper, although the wind chill is a bit different, I admit.

So, how come the Canadians still function normally in -40degrees yet the UK falls apart instantly as soon as the first flakes start to flutter...?

And are the councils going to now start keeping in proper stocks of grit and salt, or will their accountants tell them how financially wasteful it is?

Terrible to think how many people have been killed in road accidents because of roads that aren't being gritted..along with so many who have broken bones from slipping on untreated pavements.

Anyways ups, I'm off to find me two cows now..and start my own dairy! :0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 08:43 AM

The UK & other parts of Europe are caught unprepared for extreme climate conditions compared with Canada etc is because places like that have very cold winters every year, so they've evolved ongoing stategies to cope


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Midchuck
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 09:03 AM

Terrible to think how many people have been killed in road accidents because of roads that aren't being gritted..along with so many who have broken bones from slipping on untreated pavements.

A couple of suggestions from Vermont:

1) Get a pair of those gizmos that slip on over your boots and have steel cleats for ice. If they aren't available in Britain, get LL Bean to ship overseas.

2) Drive more slowly. (I readily admit that this only helps if everyone does it, but you gotta start somewhere.)

Peter


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 09:06 AM

In the news this morning was the theft (I don't recall where) of 2 tons of salt that was to go to Glasgow...


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 11:58 AM

From ABC News today, an article on 'weather is not climate'.


No, the Cold Doesn't Mean No Global Warming
Scientists Point Out Difference Between Weather and Climate

snip...

"This is, of course, an old story...and more and more 5th graders are bringing it home from their science classes to get their parents up to date on the latest climate science. "

Article Here


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:12 PM

satellite image of Great Britain

click on the image and it gets even bigger


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:28 PM

And a local one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Pistachio
Date: 08 Jan 10 - 12:44 PM

Yes, again here in Beverley, (East Yorkshire UK).

My daughter took 1.5 hours to travel 4 miles across Hull and said 3" fell in that time. I'm 10 miles north and it's diong the same here. I've seen -5 on my car thermometer but my twin, south of Edinburgh has reached -11 and has 10" of snow and the schools have closed. Further north, my sister in Blairgowrie mentioned -12 but up there the locals are more used to harsh weather and their schools are still open.... but had to pay out their 'coffee morning' profits to get someone to clear the playground!!
I'm so glad not to have to venture out and hope that the local football match is cancelled as it'll cause so many to risk the conditions. I know it's always important for the games to be played but sense should prevail and those Chelsea fans trying to travel to Hull will need to set off tonight to have a chance to get here for the early kick off (1245 I think)...It's on due to be on TV too.
Better go before the old man sees this comment. He's all set with his thermals and sheepskin jacket!
PS I love the snow all crisp, white and pretty, it's the thawing slush and muck that causes such trouble...time to go clear the ice rink at the end of the driveway!!
Hazel.x


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:23 PM

Crows'/Snows' Nest!


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Rumncoke
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:26 PM

We have had one little snow shower, an inch or so at the most, but the ice is really bad, all the moisture in the air is being frozen out onto every surface - and untreated roads and pavements are trecherous underfoot.

When I went out I took ski poles with walking stick rubber 'feet' on, and although I only needed them once, I will not be venturing out without them until the ice melts.

The weather forecast has been for more snow in this area several times, and been wrong, but I suspect that tomorrow, Sunday, the wind will push so hard that the snow will reach us in the end.

My daughter flew from Heathrow to Chicago yesterday and the jet stream is so weak it took an hour less than scheduled.

Anne Croucher


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 12:35 PM

uuhhhh... yes.... snowing again


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 01:07 PM

Nope. We're into rain at the moment- and for the next few days, apparently. In the transition from snow to warm, though, we had icy conditions that made walking a problematic occupation. I found myself in trouble twice in 24 hours. couldn't decide whether to retreat the way I had come or chance it further on. The second time I suddenly discovered the proper method: instead of lifting my feet, I skated. Worked.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 01:19 PM

Back to the start of this thread in October... the early snow storms we had caused so much crop damage that the USDA has now declared our county (and 8 other Montana counties) a disaster area. Potato farmers here were particularly hard hit, losing 1/3 of their crops. It makes all qualified farms and ranches eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA's Farm Service Agency. Farmers in eligible counties have eight months from Tuesday's declaration to apply for loans to help cover part of their losses.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Phot
Date: 09 Jan 10 - 03:22 PM

More white stuff in Aldershot, but warm fire, cold wine and roast chicken............Bring it on!

Wassail!! Chris


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Diva
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:51 PM

Well it was up to ma knees.....and I saw the first bus on the road since Thursday.

Hate it wi a passion


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 12:55 PM

"Oh, the snow it melts the soonest when the winds begin to sing" (E. trad.)...windy and beginning to thaw, a little, here in Newcastle upon Tyne now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 07:04 PM

Rain in Alaska and snow in England? Hmmmm.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Ebbie
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 07:56 PM

Well, we are due for a change. It is still raining today and there is a lot of water pooling on top of the frozen ground. But they have now issued a Winter Storm Warning from about 9:00 tonight to tomorrow afternoon, for 6 up to 16 inches of snow. Oh, and wind.

I'm excited! Doesn't take much to excite me though.

The only thing I don't like about our snow this winter is that they have changed the melter- for the last few years what they had used is maple-nut icecream colored melt so it never got ugly. This year they're using some kind of dark substance that looks muddy. Poo.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Alice
Date: 10 Jan 10 - 09:48 PM

Only good thing about the freeze in Florida, it may wipe out some of the invasive pythons.


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Mr Happy
Date: 11 Jan 10 - 10:05 AM

What's 'melter'?


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: GUEST,Peter Laban
Date: 11 Jan 10 - 10:09 AM

It snowed all day yesterday (sunday) in West Clare six or seven inches on the ground where I am, some thaw today but most fields still covered (as is our road so we're not going anywhere for now)


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: Diva
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 08:25 AM

Invasive pythons.....ok I'd rather have the snaw. Its having a wee thaw and we've gone up to an almost tropical 3 degrees.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Is it snowing where you live?
From: gnu
Date: 12 Jan 10 - 02:16 PM

Been sunny two days in a row!!! About -6C mid afternoon. Beautiful January weather!


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