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    Has anyone *seen* the ash?

    BBC News - Why we cannot fly through a cloud of volcanic ash

    This here volcano is supposed to be scattering ash all over the show. Skies in Yorkshire presently a dull grey, but this is "situation normal".

    Anyone seen hide nor hair yet?

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    Not that you can see the ash, but www.flightradar24.com is a good site to watch just now :-)

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    Nothing here [Hertfordshire] Skies are quite bright and sunny [so much so I have to close the blinds to be able to see my screens!]
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    Apparently it's too high to see, but there could be a spectacular sunset tonight.

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    From the BBC News special I've just seen... and they really were struggling to fill the time... the ash is very high and unless the weather changes it won't be visible yet.

    It really was a waste of a programme: reporters at airports reporting that there were no planes; an asthma expert saying it wasn't a problem at the moment, but if the ash did come down that asthmatics needed to make sure they had their inhalers and spokesmen for various parts of the airline industry saying we're doing it for safety and they don't know when the situation will change.

    Ooh I forgot the vulcanologists saying that they can't say how long the eruption will last.

    Still it's a change from the general election!

    EDIT

    Best bit: teenager who was supposed to be flying to Florida was asked what he'd been doing to pass the waiting time... "Well first I had a bacon butty..."
    Last edited by elsiegee40; 15th April 2010 at 12:32 PM.

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    I am in Aberdeen so I would have thought I would have seen it but nothing really obvious here. Going to phone family in Shetland and ask if they see anything.

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    Too high to see? Boring! Want ash falling from the sky making folks' washing dirty and so forth.

    If we are going to be inconvenienced and unable to fly to see our colleagues in soton, we want something to look at at least!

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    if the ash does fall, it will be a bit like silent hill...

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    I'm looking forwards to some very nice sunsets over the next few days. thankfully, Blackpool shoreline is 20 mins from my house and always makes for a breathtaking show when a good sunset is in the offing

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Ooh I forgot the vulcanologists saying that they can't say how long the eruption will last.
    I just spoke to one myself... he said it would be long and prosperous! (obscure?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    I just spoke to one myself... he said it would be long and prosperous! (obscure?)
    I can't hear that word without thinking Star Trek either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    if the ash does fall, it will be a bit like silent hill...
    So thats why my radio is just spitting out static

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    ASH IS FALLING IN SOUTH CUMBRIA!!!!!


    oh


    Hang On



    False alarm, it's blossom blowing off the trees

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    The car definitely had a layer of fine grit on the windscreen first thing this morning - don't know if that was ash? It didnt happen on any other day

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