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Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:24 pm
by wibblywobbly
I don't know about the rest of the UK, but down here in Bristol, despite the reports of chaos elsewhere, it never snows at all!! Something to do with the Gulf Stream coming up the Bristol Channel that keeps us warm enough to escape all of it, or so I was once told.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:42 pm
by 43rdRecceReg
Yes..there's no business like snow business! Much of Northern Britain is on the same latitude as parts of Alaska and Siberia, and were it not for the benefits of Gulf Stream drifting in from the South West, the Husky would probably be the most popular dog in Britain, and we'd probably have a chain of stores named 'Sledges 'r' Us'.. :D

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:15 pm
by JohnWhyte
Well near me we hardly get snow unless it comes from the east due the the peak district

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 3:46 pm
by rochesb
Here in the North East we laugh at the mayhem the odd snowflake causes the South East........trains & planes cancelled, workers sent home early in case it snows 1-2cm ....... as for the Beast from the East.... bring it on, my 5 year old granddaughter loves being 'towed' to school on her sledge .

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:09 pm
by maxmekker
I dont mind snow, but this year we had probably close to 2m all in all

after this video we had 3 heavy snow falls

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march is coming fast but with -15 and shitloads of snow I'm guessing spring is still a tad away

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Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:24 pm
by rochesb
We have had a couple of trips on the Hurtigruten, once in February and once in April, with lots of snow both times. We also used the ferry from Newcastle to Bergen too until it was cancelled.
We love Norway, you get 'proper' snow in Norway & everyone seems to cope admirably unlike in the UK where for example London comes to a complete halt with 2cm of snow.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:26 pm
by jarndice
I got a package through the post this morning from --- http://www.hagen-miniatures.de -- containing lots of PZ4 Detail parts in a hard plastic case, included was a big snap bag which I had not ordered as a thank you for the order, It was full of Tank tools amongst them was something that every Tank had but I had never seen before as a detail part "A Bass Broom",
As this was used by the crews to apply paint and winter whitewash it would have been a common sight on any Tank, Top quality products and a reasonably affordable cost, "RECOMMENDED".
Living in Gods Country (Hertfordshire) we are surrounded throughout the year by wall to wall sunshine and temperatures of 21c/70f,
A bit Boring but I think that has to be why the local authority never sends out Gritter's or snowploughs :lolno:
I am so looking forward to going to Hospital on Wednesday coz that's when the weather is supposed to drop the lot on our little acre.
I fully expect a dog team hauling a sled coming up the lane instead of the community mini bus to pick me up :haha:
Anyway friends keep warm this could just be for once a bit of a bu*ger.
Shaun.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:55 pm
by Zapper
Don't judge too soon Son of a gunner its just dropped about 2 inches in less than 2 hours here in Kent.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:18 am
by JohnWhyte
Are you sure that you're not mixing inches for centimetre

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:40 am
by RobW
Zapper wrote:Don't judge too soon Son of a gunner its just dropped about 2 inches in less than 2 hours here in Kent.


Aaarrrghh, get the army out! :haha: We've had naff all in Sheffield, not even sure it'll stop a BMW......

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:38 am
by Zapper
We ''ve got around 4-5 inches and it keeps snowing. It enough to defeat some of my tanks.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:01 am
by HERMAN BIX
I know that stuff, I’ve seen it on Nat Geo !!!

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:16 pm
by jarndice
Painless is looking at his house right now with snow halfway up to the bedroom windows and scratching his head thinking "Those poor Brits with a whole 2 inches of Snow, we get that in the first hour in October". :haha: :haha:
Shaun.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:09 pm
by silversurfer1947
The Met Office issued a snow weather warning for South Gloucestershire for this morning. And they were right. There must have been at least 30 or 40 snow flakes landed in my back garden. It has now stopped.

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:43 pm
by 43rdRecceReg
By contrast, up here in the Highland's Wester Ross (borrowed by George RR Martin for his 'Game of thrones'?), I'm sitting out in my garden, on my deck chair...and we're on the same latitude as Norway here. :haha:
There's nothing so fickle as...............
British weather :thumbup:

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:09 pm
by RobW
43rdRecceReg wrote: I'm sitting out in my garden, on my deck chair...


Yes, but you missed the part where you're inside 3 sleeping bags..... :D

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:54 pm
by rochesb
It's the only time of the year you can sit outside & escape the midges

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:45 pm
by 43rdRecceReg
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:

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:47 pm
by 43rdRecceReg
RobW wrote:
43rdRecceReg wrote: I'm sitting out in my garden, on my deck chair...


Yes, but you missed the part where you're inside 3 sleeping bags..... :D


:haha: :haha: The sin of omission, eh?
Hmm..yes. that would be three layers of plaid, and a tartan knotted handkerchief for the pate :lolno:

Re: Snow UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:41 pm
by rochesb
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:

Tell me about it..... I think I am a midge magnet