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Beta1
08-02-2007, 07:12:48
Three inches in solihull and the schools are closed!

My half term starts two days early :)

Of course now I have to move house in the snow

MoSe
08-02-2007, 08:51:43
it will be easier to slip around

Debaser
08-02-2007, 09:00:30
I loves the snow, so I took some pretty snaps on my way home from work this morning.

http://www.thepalestinians.co.uk/snow3.gif
http://www.thepalestinians.co.uk/snow2.gif
http://www.thepalestinians.co.uk/snow1.gif
http://www.thepalestinians.co.uk/snow4.gif
http://www.thepalestinians.co.uk/snow5.gif

Funko
08-02-2007, 09:01:33
Great pictures.

I got to work this morning and everyone's been telling me they didn't think I'd be in as the trains are cancelled... well the one I was on seemed ok. :confused:

mr_G
08-02-2007, 09:02:35
nice pics

MOBIUS
08-02-2007, 09:24:11
Nice pics! I took a bunch walking through the park on the way to work - hopefully some nice ones of the castle...:)

MattHiggs
08-02-2007, 09:38:47
No snow here yet. :(

Tizzy
08-02-2007, 09:42:18
I loves the snow too.
I thought my bus would be late this morning but it was actually more on time than usual :confused:

maroule
08-02-2007, 10:06:46
5 cm of snow and the media warn of massive disruptions
you can hear the canadians laughing from here

mr_G
08-02-2007, 10:11:08
so did you surrender yet?

Snotty
08-02-2007, 10:12:51
:lol:

Funko
08-02-2007, 10:15:40
Originally posted by maroule
5 cm of snow and the media warn of massive disruptions
you can hear the canadians laughing from here

Dunno why, we get snow maybe one or two days every few years. It's no wonder we aren't prepared.

Fistandantilus
08-02-2007, 10:36:20
If it's that rare you should get days off work and celebrate the special event.

Ancient Person
08-02-2007, 10:36:29
I hate the cold weather - terrible for my rheumatism!:(

maroule
08-02-2007, 10:41:05
Originally posted by Funko
Dunno why, we get snow maybe one or two days every few years. It's no wonder we aren't prepared.


http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/location/england/snow.html

it's snowing about 7 days a year in London

anyway, UK trains get disrupted when a rat farts, so don't blame it on the nice snow


edited: not snowing, but number of days where you have snow on the ground

Scabrous Birdseed
08-02-2007, 10:41:07
It's beautiful weather out - sunny skies and a crisp -23 degrees.

MoSe
08-02-2007, 10:42:23
do you blame it on the rats' diet?

maroule
08-02-2007, 10:44:36
actually it snows twice as much in Paris than in London!
wouldn't have known this fascinating fact if I hadn't spent 5 worthwile minutes dodging work

King_Ghidra
08-02-2007, 10:44:56
trains weren't really distrupted at all today, it's the roads that get shagged by the snow

mr_G
08-02-2007, 10:47:03
just threw my first snowball YAAAAAAY :bounce:

straight between the eyes of an eldery woman.
that was fun

Tizzy
08-02-2007, 10:47:21
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
If it's that rare you should get days off work and celebrate the special event.

Can you tell my boss that please?

Gramercy Riffs
08-02-2007, 10:59:34
I got to work an hour late, not too shabby (they werent expecting me at all). Train took an hour and a half to Paddington, then the Tube was fucked.

Funko
08-02-2007, 11:13:40
Originally posted by maroule
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/location/england/snow.html

it's snowing about 7 days a year in London

anyway, UK trains get disrupted when a rat farts, so don't blame it on the nice snow


edited: not snowing, but number of days where you have snow on the ground

Yeah, I'm talking about days where you get enough snow to actually affect anything.

lightblue
08-02-2007, 11:20:21
Originally posted by Fistandantilus
If it's that rare you should get days off work and celebrate the special event.

I did... the advantages of working in a school ;)

maroule
08-02-2007, 11:23:10
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
trains weren't really distrupted at all today, it's the roads that get shagged by the snow

"Train services were also affected. Midland Mainline passengers announced that some services for this evening had already been cancelled due to the weather. Commuter trains travelling north out of London were also likely to be affected.

Underground trains were running in London but with severe delays on some lines and a few stations closed. "


my wife is supposed to take the 7am Eurostar tomorrow morning, so I'm monitoring that (and hoping there will be no service so she doesn't wake me up)... Eurostars more rarely get disrupted though

King_Ghidra
08-02-2007, 12:04:36
well yes well done you found a few services that were disrupted.

Reading is on the route of the busiest train network in britain and all the London trains were not affected at all beyond minor 10 minute type delays. My own service and other local services were completely on time and not subject to any delays.

Now the underground, i make no excuses for that shithole of a service, but that sucks every day of the year.

Gramercy Riffs
08-02-2007, 12:12:45
Well, my train was "on time" getting into Reading station (i.e. only 10 minutes late), but once it got to Hayes, everthing went wrong.

Hayes!!:bash:

devilmunchkin
08-02-2007, 17:14:18
i'm so glad i can walk most places.

Oerdin
08-02-2007, 18:43:45
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
It's beautiful weather out - sunny skies and a crisp -23 degrees.

Fuck that shit. I'm wearing flip flops and a t-shirt. People have been whining about it getting cold at night because the nightly low is 50 degrees (10 degrees C).

MattHiggs
08-02-2007, 21:15:53
Well it's 9:15pm and not a sign of snow. :(

*End Is Forever*
08-02-2007, 22:47:29
A few flakes mid-afternoon, but nothing stuck. :(

Funko
09-02-2007, 08:58:57
YAY ICE!

Fistandantilus
09-02-2007, 09:04:30
Did you already write your name on the snow?

Tizzy
09-02-2007, 09:12:43
More snow has just started falling. Yay!

Ancient Person
09-02-2007, 10:01:38
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The Mad Monk
09-02-2007, 11:03:26
You want snow?

YOU WANT SNOW!?

I'LL GIVE YA SNOW!!!

Upstate New York towns buried under 6 feet of snow; 20 deaths now blamed on slick roads, cold
By Associated Press
Friday, February 9, 2007 - Updated: 04:16 AM EST

OSWEGO, N.Y. - While the northern Plains and Northeast shiver in dangerously cold temperatures, the folks in upstate New York are keeping warm shoveling snow - lots of snow.
Since Sunday, the small towns of Parish and Mexico have recorded more than 6 feet of snow, and forecasters with the National Weather Service say it isnt over yet.
The area received a short reprieve Thursday as the squalls shifted south into Syracuse, where between 4 and 8 inches fell. The lake-effect bands moved back north in the evening and were expected to strengthen overnight.
Were just trying to keep up. Its almost an unreal amount, said Mayor Randy Bateman of Oswego, where 70 inches of snow had fallen by Thursday morning. We catch up when it stops, but then it just comes again, even heavier.


Gov. Eliot Spitzer declared a state disaster emergency for the county Thursday, authorizing all state agencies to help assist municipalities and residents in the storm-wracked region along eastern Lake Ontario.
Late Thursday the northern parts of Oswego County were accumulating as much as 3 inches per hour, said Dave Sage, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Buffalo. At times, the snow has fallen at a rate of as much as 5 inches an hour.
Im sure before morning theres going to be three or four areas that have up to 100 inches (in Oswego County), Sage said.
Whiteout conditions forced state police to temporarily close Interstate 81 between Central Square and Pulaski, a stretch of about 15 miles. Travel advisories against unnecessary travel were posted for Oswego and its neighboring counties. Mexico officials renewed a snow emergency declaration, and many government offices were closed.
Schools were closed for a fourth day in Oswego and Mexico.
Temperatures in the Northeast inched back up to something closer to normal for this time of year, but the upper Midwest and northern Plains still awoke to subzero temperatures Thursday - minus-12 in Minneapolis and 3 below zero in Chicago.
The bitter cold and slippery roads have contributed to at least 20 deaths - five in Ohio, four in Illinois, four in Indiana, two in Kentucky, two in Michigan, and one each in Wisconsin, New York and Maryland, authorities said.

http://news.bostonherald.com/images/national/winter02092007.jpg
Dominick Carusone, top, shovels snow off the roof of his house as his granddaughter, Madison Carusone, 4, watches from a window below, Thursday in Williamstown, N.Y. (AP)



http://news.bostonherald.com/national/northeast/view.bg?articleid=181982