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Eric Murray
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:28 am    Post subject: Sparks fans....Weather watch Reply with quote

Cant find the old thread so time for a new one.

Dublin - sunny,very cold wind,5C
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirkcaldy,Scotland
A few mm of snow last night,-4C
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
A thick layer of snow outside.

I live on a steep hill, so I'm not taking the car out today until the snow has gone, because last year I went out before any cars had driven through it, and it was like a skating rink. I couldn't control the car and ended up pranging the front against one of those Grit containers, ironically.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah "Grit Containers"...used to be on almost every corner when I were nobbut a lad...the local councils had to remove most of them on finding they were being used for everything from litter bins to toilets....plus the grit was always being pinched and stored in garages by people for use on their drives.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I live on a steep hill


Er, would that be why it's HIGH Wycombe perchance? LOL

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparky Rickmaniac wrote:
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I live on a steep hill

Er, would that be why it's HIGH Wycombe perchance? LOL

Strangely, High Wycombe town centre is in a valley nestled among the Chiltern Hills. From the centre you go south up a steep hill to Marlow or north up a steep hill to Amersham, but east to London or west to Oxford is mostly horizontal.

When I went outside yesterday, there was a car diagonally up on the pavement, against a telegraph pole, which had obviously skidded down the 20% hill and hit it, leaving bits of headlamp and radiator grille all over the road and pavement!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:50 pm    Post subject: Central Pennsylvania Reply with quote

Blizzard today. Currently 24 deg. F, about 10" of snow fell in less than 12 hrs.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We've had around -30 degrees (celsuis) lately, clear skies, tons of white white snow and sun. Perfect winter weather, looks like I'm living on a Christmas card.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's snowing all day now,the garden is a beauty!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loreley wrote:
We've had around -30 degrees (celsuis) lately, clear skies, tons of white white snow and sun. Perfect winter weather, looks like I'm living on a Christmas card.


30C? That's a warm summer's day in the UK!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have nearly two feet of snow in the Washington, D.C. area -- a record snowfall for December! It's so pretty, but I haven't had to leave the house yet and suspect the roads are awful.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparky Rickmaniac wrote:
sjadey said:
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I live on a steep hill


Er, would that be why it's HIGH Wycombe perchance? LOL


Funnily enough it doesn't always work like that........take for example Upper Beeding....which is low in the Adur valley of the South Downs and several miles south of Lower Beeding which is on the side of a hill...bloomin' odd!!!
Anyway never mind weather watch...the mention of snow gets inhabitants of the SE in paroxysms of terror and they go mental all wanting their heating checked over/urgently repaired at the last possible minute...even if the snow is in The Outer Hebrides....so just think what they are like with actual snow...still ...only two days for that to be of a worry to me!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just went out in my pyjamas and dressing gown to take the rubbish out and could hardly believe my eyes! There are loads of crashed and abandoned cars on my street (a steep hill). I knew that the car which had crashed into the telegraph pole (see earlier post), was towed away on Saturday but there is now another one in the same position, although undamaged. The side of the road which faces up the hill, is blocked by three cars facing downhill, one of which is against the kerb and at right angles to the traffic. This one was abandoned with its passenger door left wide open and the map light on, so I switched it off and closed the door. Further down the hill there are four more cars left at strange angles, up the kerb or the enbankment and another six which are at least parallel to the kerb but in places where nobody ever parks. I've lived in this hill location for seven years and have never seen it like this before!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two and a half hours to do a 40min. journey last night...and that was only because I knew how to get around Selsdon,Purley and Hooley avoiding the worst of the hills...but from what I could see a lot of cars were having troubles up side roads and steep hills...sat-navs have a lot to answer for.
I've just got to get through today then I'm off.....all the broken down heating systems will be someone else's worry!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Dont wanna be smug or anything... but people love to take the wee wee out of Bognor Regis... (cos it's got BOG in it), but all the streets round here are clear as you like. Yeah we had the snow... not much though, it's often like that in Bognor, decent weather when all around is cats and dogs.

So, if you're faced with a mountain of snow against your back door... get wise,,, move to Bognor.

Mind you, there aint much to do, the shops are rubbish, all the women (girls) are pregnant (again) and don't speak English. Boots operates on 3.5 staff and we only have them make believe coppers. Oh, and we have a sculpture in the town centre that looks like an ice cream scoop with a hole in it.

Sh*t... give me a blizzard, before I die of boredom.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kin freezin here by the way
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As George III said "Bugger Bognor!"
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirkcaldy - heavy snow - maybe 4" overnight
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dashboard showed -7C this morning when I drove into Edinburgh - back home and now a mild -1C
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Our garden this morning;



Milder weather as well, only around -20 degrees celsius.

Perfect christmas weather!
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