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    Well, living on site doesn't exactly help for me

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    Snow or not? It depends where you look:

    Link: Snow tomorrow and temperatures hit -9C by Tuesday - Telegraph

    Around 1-2cm of snow could fall across London and the South West on Saturday morning, before the wintry showers head further south towards Southampton and the South Coast

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    Here we've just had "Briefing cancelled at 3pm due to adverse weather". Right. Yes. I can see that. It's FOGGY. If we get anything, it's not supposed to happen until late here in the Midlands. I don't like driving in the snow, not at all...but that's a bit knee-jerk IMO. I have my winter tyres on, my autosocks in the boot in case I need to back them up, and I'll be bunging in half a tank later..but I'll play it by ear.

    Also got dept manager running around grabbing contact details off us. Panic much? If I get stuck or it's too dicy, I'll turn round and let him know. Downsides of living in a valley with hills to get in/out. However, I'll be surprised if we get huge amounts. If we do, I can't walk in (knackered legs), so I'll just have to work remotely.

    Don't like the idea of driving DD to nursery in snow, mind...I'd rather her safe at home. I don't mind the car/me taking a hit, but I'd rather not risk the kiddies.

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    Ohh please oh please oh please......

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    Wow, it's actually warmer (ish) here right now. We're having a warm spell currently, reached a high of 0C yesterday. Supposed to fall off sharply after weekend though, back to -20s.
    It's actually more bearable than I thought, it's not as humid as the UK so the cold doesn't feel too bad on its own. It's that wind, you never felt anything like it; wind chill of -35C. I walked from my car to the office (about 20 meters) without gloves last week and my fingers were in so much pain. Snow is a bit less than what I'd hoped for, probably about a foot average on the ground. Some places it drifts to around 3-4 feet.
    Still, could bloody murder fish and chips!!! @tom_newton

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    The Met Office warning has just been updated:

    Link: Severe weather warnings - Met Office



    The alert for Monday:

    Issued at:1243 on Fri 11 Jan 2013

    Valid from:0005 on Mon 14 Jan 2013

    Valid to:2359 on Mon 14 Jan 2013

    An area of rain, sleet and hill snow spreading into northwestern Scotland by early Monday is expected to turn increasingly to snow to low levels as it moves southeastwards through the day. Some significant accumulations of around 5 cm of snow are likely over low ground with perhaps 10 cm or more over higher ground. Icy surfaces will be an additional hazard, particularly during Monday morning. The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to travel.

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    @DT2 - a friend of mine was at Uni in Canada and she remembers standing at a bus stop in -15 degrees and trying not to cry as the tears froze on her face if she did.
    She comes from Trinidad so goodness knows how she coped.

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    Ooh, bet that was a temperature shock.....
    My little lad came in with frozen snot up his face over christmas.... You know what kids are like when they get playing in snow - he'd built a snow fort and was enjoying himself. We literally had to drag him in the house.

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    This would be the week all my downstairs radiators are removed for plastering. FFS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickjames View Post
    Well, living on site doesn't exactly help for me
    Well count your blessings, as least you'll be seen :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechMonkey View Post
    Well count your blessings, as least you'll be seen :P
    Must admit you could have hit the nail on the head wiht @@rickjames issue as with your High Viz that you will be seen everywhere
    Last edited by witch; 14th January 2013 at 07:52 AM.

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    An inch or so in Worcestershire and a lot of untreated roads so a bit slippery but no doubt it will slush up when there's a bit more traffic. No need to close the school

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    Real light dusting here Birmingham\Solihull no Snow day.

    Just can't wait for all the kids throughing hand fulls of slush at each other when I am on duty. Same here though roads didn't seem treated although it wasn't that bad but another hour or so could of been so bit of a gamble.

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    We've got a dusting in West Kent this morning too.

    EDIt

    It's just started snowing again
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 14th January 2013 at 07:29 AM.

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    Snowing now here though only lightly. We had a fall of snow overnight but not deep. School is open today.

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