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Postby Max-U52 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:24 pm

43rdRecceReg wrote:
rochesb wrote:It's the only time of the year you can sit outside & escape the midges

The notorious Midge has evolved to bite people selectively @) : it prefers the English, in particular :haha:


The "notorious Midge"? I thought that particular "Midge" was white and furry, but I imagine she likes to bite the English as well, eh? @) @) :haha: :haha:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:52 am

Well the beast arrived and dumped 3 inches of snow last night so only the main routes are open and even then with care, for the rest unless you've got a 4x4 it's stay at home day. It's so cold the salt/grit isn't working so I guess Derbyshire will now come to a halt. It's also the fine powdery stuff so it's drifting which means that Woodhead, Snake Pass, Cat & Fiddle, Holme Moss are all closed plus many more smaller routes.

What fun!
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Postby midlife306 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 11:53 am

90 bloody minutes to travel 5 miles to work this morning, what is it with people, they see a little bit of snow & immediately lose what little driving ability they had, grrrr....
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Me having uprated suspension & semi-slick tyres didn’t help lol
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Postby midlife306 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:06 pm

It’s the numpties with 4 wheels you’ve got to watch out for lol


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Postby Max-U52 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:16 pm

midlife306 wrote:90 bloody minutes to travel 5 miles to work this morning, what is it with people, they see a little bit of snow & immediately lose what little driving ability they had, grrrr....
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Me having uprated suspension & semi-slick tyres didn’t help lol
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Sorry, Wayne, but in Escanaba ... That's swimmin' weather. @) :haha: :haha: ;)

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Postby midlife306 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 12:21 pm

I went to Chicago a few years ago in December, it was bloody freezing, the wind off the lake is a killer.
I might just take your recommendation & try out my purple posing pouch later


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Postby AlwynTurner » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:03 pm

We now have blizzard/whiteout conditions here with drifting snow in a strong wind and it's just dropped another 2 inches of snow with plenty still to come......... 8O :crazy: :problem:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:03 pm

Here's what I saw moments ago from my front door. I was sunning myself yesterday, but the Beast from the East has finally bridged the Wall and is now assailing The 'Wildlings' up here in Wester Ross. Fans of 'Game of Thrones' will get the references. I live 300 miles North of 'The Wall' and yes, we are pretty wild! (not.. :haha: ). Luckily, the Grampian and Torridon mountains resisted the blast from the Ice King (Putin.. :haha: )..until this morning
I have to laugh at the BBC (biased broadcasting Corporation) by hinting that Russia (Beast from the East) is to blame for the bad weather, along with everything else that might threaten its support for all liberal things beginning with 'multi-" (but not 'Multi-tool :haha: )..., or for assailing its self- appointed moral highground on everything.
Gary, that's not Midgie frozen to death there. It's just a Westie guard monument. :D
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Beast from the East overtops the Wall to assault the 'Wildlings'
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Postby PainlessWolf » Wed Feb 28, 2018 4:46 pm

Good morning,
Ware the weather out there. You all need to come to Colorado and experience the deep powder out here at least once in your lifetime. It is bracing to travel through pathways cut into snow higher than a rooftop.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:22 pm

:D ..Ach, this is nothing compared to the Winter of 1962/63, Painless. There were 15 ft snowdrifts in places; trains were fitted with snowploughs- (and they worked, not like todays' snowflake choo choos that react badly to the 'wrong kind' of snow..Really! :O ) :haha:
I was on a farm at the time, and it was possible to drive tractors over dry stone walls (because they'd disappeared). Apparently, even the sea froze up to four miles out from Dunkirk. Hmm.. pity it didn't do that in 1940, as it would have saved the 'Mole' a lot of needless bother. :think:
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Postby Estnische » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:21 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:Where I live, not saying it's that rough an area, but the snow is quite vicious. . . .

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Those look a little like Russian Eye-dler wheels...
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Postby Estnische » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:33 am

Classic! I reposted it on my Facebook page.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:34 am

Got in my car to go home today

Dashboard temp read 47 C

Cooled to 35 by the time I got home to the AC
Reflected heat topped 54 C off normal surfaces and it was the first day of Autumn

You guys got global snowing
We got global warming!!!
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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:50 am

I had an appointment tomorrow for a blood test. The surgery just called to ask if I could come in today instead due to the snow.
...I live a quarter of a mile down the road, and the 'snow' is barely covering the chippings in my back garden!!
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Postby Max-U52 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:44 pm

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Estnische wrote:Those look a little like Russian Eye-dler wheels...

Sorry, couldn't tell you, not my picture.

I had a close shave on the road this evening. . . . .

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In Detroit we would say that looks like perfect shaggin' weather, but that doesn't mean the same thing that it does in the UK. Over here, shaggin' is when you put on a pair of shoes with slick soles and then run up behind a car on a snow-covered Road and grab his bumper and ski along behind the car. They say it's dangerous, but I always thought it was great fun. @)
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Postby jarndice » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:07 pm

Gary The English version of Shagging at least in my experience is far more dangerous,
Some months after indulging Children arrive ,very cuddly, very loving and very Expensive,
I am not sure that the American version is anywhere near as dangerous,
If nothing else it is at least cheaper. :thumbup:
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Postby AlwynTurner » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:17 pm

Well it's official, we are now cut off from civilization as all roads in the area are now closed, even the A6. No access to Buxton at all. My son-in-law works at the Health and Safety HQ in Buxton and they closed the site and brought him home in one of these. They are located at one of the highest points in Buxton and it was impassable even with 4 wheel drive. They keep the snowcat for exactly these kind of conditions.
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and it's still snowing.... :crazy: 8O

ps there are also now no buses or trains running in the entire area, even into and out of Manchester....

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Postby wibblywobbly » Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:19 pm

In the interests of international co-operation, perhaps there will be an adventurous couple who would care to combine both activities into one, thus avoiding all future confusion. I do not of course condone such activities, nor do I take responsibility for any extended confinement as a guest of either the local constabulary, or the accident & emergency department of the local hospital.
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Postby 971wright » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:07 pm

This isn't snow ,62-63 we had a bit of snow , I was at school then , they never closed a single school ,we had no heating in the school so we sat in class with our coats on one lad said he was cold answer was go and run round the playground till you warm up it was over four feet deep in snow in the playground .No one ever said they were cold again. When the coal wagon turned up the nearest he could get to the school was over a 100 yrds away ,so the headmaster got all the boys in the school to unload it 1st and 2nd year boys had a bag of coal between four of us 3rd year boys had a bag between two and the forth year boys had to carry a bag each these bags were 112 lbs each . Can you imagine what would be said now if this happened health and safety would have gone mad.
We had snow every day from December 21 till early march the temperature was down to -20C (plus wind chill) the sea at dover was frozen over as was the sea off the coast of France a total of four miles. The local pub the customers had to dig there way in to the pub as the snow was way over the door, see photos now and then .

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ps what ever happened to global warming
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:24 pm

Apparently, this cold snap is a consequence of global warming. The weather in Greenland is exceptionally warm for the time of yaer, and this warm air has disrupted the various airflows. What we have is weather - global warming is climate, a very different beast
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