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General Chat Thread, Snow warnings for the next few days in General; Originally Posted by X-13 So much talk of "inches"... the Frankie Howard portion of my brain is overloading. portion?...
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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    So much talk of "inches"... the Frankie Howard portion of my brain is overloading.
    portion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    portion?
    99.99999% is a portion. A large portion, but a portion all the same.

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    150-200mm here, just finished helping Sprogette make SnowLady cradling SnowBaby(!), their SnowRabbit(!!) and SnowArmchair(!!!)... managed to talk her out of the cat, coffee table, sofa, bed, TV, igloo etc... cunningly using all the snow that was on the sloping drive with Teacher t'other half's car at the top of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    99.99999% is a portion. A large portion, but a portion all the same.
    Now my inner Frankie Howard is tittering

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Now my inner Frankie Howard is tittering
    OOh err, vikpaw

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    Saw some photos of a friend back home, whose neighbours have built a snow wall at the end of their drive, blocking them in
    Now that's a great excuse not to go to work.

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    I take it snow isn't an issue for you @vikpaw ?

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    It snowed non stop from about 2pm yesterday and then hasn't bothered overnight. I'm full of cold and was really hoping for a duvet day tomorrow!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    Deep joy
    Surely that should be... Deep joy !

    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    It doesn't need to be that deep in Kent to stuff the roads and railway
    To be fair the first sharp frost we had this winter in Kent stopped the trains getting to London (at least where I am).

    Quote Originally Posted by PiqueABoo View Post
    150-200mm here, just finished helping Sprogette make SnowLady cradling SnowBaby(!), their SnowRabbit(!!) and SnowArmchair(!!!)... managed to talk her out of the cat, coffee table, sofa, bed, TV, igloo etc... cunningly using all the snow that was on the sloping drive with Teacher t'other half's car at the top of it.
    SnowLady... just saw this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16894177
    Last edited by kernewek-sam; 5th February 2012 at 03:21 PM.

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    Could be worse. Apparently New Yorkers have seen two feet of snow:




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    Quote Originally Posted by elsiegee40 View Post
    I take it snow isn't an issue for you @vikpaw ?
    Only in as much as we get sent alert notices from BA and travel agents about the situation regards flights in / out of LHR, LGW, MAN etc. Just in case we're travelling.

    Biggest problem here is a sandstorm, or two days ago, we had a few mm of rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    Biggest problem here is a sandstorm, or two days ago, we had a few mm of rain
    Attachment 12940

    Actually... That IS pretty badass.

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    We had a couple of inches. Today it's 99% gone. However, at work and the area round there, it's still "tracks in the snow", and at tiddlers nursery, it's not even that due to it being on an Industrial estate with no weekend traffic! Cue us riding on top of frozen snow all the way in. The snow/winter tyres did well. "Snow mode" on the gearbox though, less so.

    I'm afraid I don't like GM's shift strategy in that mode...lots of revs, very little go...feels very uncontrolled. So I turned it off again. Heh.

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    looks like there is another weather warning for Snow on Thursday & Friday....

    Met Office: UK: severe weather warnings

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevehill06 View Post
    looks like there is another weather warning for Snow on Thursday & Friday....

    Met Office: UK: severe weather warnings
    Starting Thursday at 9pm for near on 24 hours... that'll be lots of happy children and one very grumpy me as I get woken up by the Head phoning my mobile at 6am again

    Cheers for the heads up. It certainly didn't look like that at the start of the week.

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