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  • Sick of the incessant snow updates
  • deviant
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    Plenty falling in the Surrey hills currently, everybody driving sensibly so far and no RTCs as yet for me.
    I like this weather but hate the disaster type coverage on the news.

    Light snow in west London. Settling, probably about 15-20mm deep at present.

    Aristotle
    Member

    deviant – Member
    I like this weather but hate the disaster type coverage on the news.

    It provides them with safe, easy, local “news” to report on, looking serious stood next to an A-road in a Berghaus jacket.

    Snow! In Europe! In January!

    Whatever next?! Rain in summer? Maybe a day or so of sunshine in July?

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Snow showers now in Aberdeen

    LoCo
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    6″ near Cwmcarn, further 12″ due today and coming down hard at the moment, (in the middle of the Red warning zone 😀 ) working from home today as don’t fancy getting stuck at the workshop, off to find some snow chains for the van in bit. 😀

    EDIT: oh yeah we’re dooomed, snowmageddon e.t.c 🙄

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    Light fluffy stuff in the “nothern” part of the Surrey Hills.

    CountZero
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    Chippenham, now:

    Jamie
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    Still nothing.

    I do hope the OP appreciates the these updates.

    …be heartbreaking if he didn’t.

    mudshark
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    Wife was told to go home at 11am, still pretty heavy here in Surrey. she passed a car on its roof, shook her up a bit!

    West London update:

    Snow continues to fall, ground cover stands at a current depth of 30-40mm.
    I have enough fresh provisions for two days, but might need to have a poke around in the freezer by Sunday evening.

    More updates to follow later.

    psling
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    she passed a car…

    Blimey, that would even shake Jamie up a bit 😯

    trail_rat
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    aye bruce – the kind of snow showers that last for 30 seconds then go off 🙁

    mudshark
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    psling – are you a bit special?

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    No wonder we’re screwed. From BBC moron publicity feed (why do I even read that shit)

    “It was hard to slow down in these conditions without skidding; it seems a lot more distance is needed to slow down or to come to a full stop. A lot of drivers don’t seem to keep the safe following distance between them and the car in front.
    The average speed of traffic was 35 miles/hr and still it was difficult to have control over the car.
    Scary conditions, my advice would be only drive if you absolutely have to and if you don’t have experience in driving in the snow, don’t drive today.”

    Thanks for that genius. I guess you have no experience having only just found out that it takes longer to stop in the snow and that it’s OK to drive at the same speed as everyone else even though you’ve recognised it’s difficult to control your car. Please stay at home. Div.

    Jamie
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    It is now snowing.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Stopped snowing.

    still snowing

    LoCo
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    Stopped snowing here for a bit and is now snowing again, I have bought all the stock of loo roll in the area, if anyone needs any it’s £2.50 per roll 😈

    Aristotle
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    Snowmageddon has stopped for afternoon tea here. We’re awaiting the 1 metre depth to arrive before home time.

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    Why are they called snow flakes? They’re not brown OR crumbly?

    I dumped a load of them on Ms S when she was in the bath last night.
    Did she smile dreamily and sink happily under the surface? No, she struggled like hell.
    Very misleading tbh.

    Snow now coming in from left to right if I face one way, or right to left if I face the other way.
    Same near you?

    fatalbert
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    Looking like it might snow

    cranberry
    Member

    Still
    Not
    Snowing
    in
    South
    Hollandshire

    rossi46
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    There’s a whole 2cm outside my door!
    Think i’ll go to the shops and buy everything.

    While i’m there i think i’ll fill up my car.

    Hang on it’s snowing, that makes me completely unable to function.

    Panic!!!!

    😆

    ARMAGEDDON IN MANCHESTER!!

    Light dustings of snow are causing minor inconvenience for drivers and making old people think twice about going outside.

    I’ll keep you all posted if the situation deteriorates. Stay safe out there.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    Thanks for that genius

    As I was out sweeping snow off the cars just now a bloke came DOWN our steep hill cul-de-sac to do a three point turn at the bottom, which is what people normally do in non-snowy weather.

    He did seem surprised that he couldn’t drive back up the hill, but in all fairness he was Indian so may well not have experience of just how slippery it can be.

    patriotpro
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    Jamie – Member
    Still nothing.

    I do hope the OP appreciates the these updates.

    …be heartbreaking if he didn’t.

    I’d be lost without them Jamie…

    PS – It’s snowing here 😡

    Went over the shop to get some milk and a man wearing slip on loafers fell over twice in the street, not an ideal footwear choice given the conditions.

    mudshark
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    he was Indian so may well not have experience of just how slippery it can be.

    Racist.

    I dumped a load of them on Ms S when she was in the bath last night.

    Genuine lol! What was her revenge?

    Jamie
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    PS – It’s snowing here

    Don’t forget to keep us updated.

    West London snowmageddon update: Snowing has ceased.

    Total coverage for the day is 40-50mm
    Coniferous trees look pretty
    There has been damage. A car slid into a parked car, driver had a quick look and drove off again. Gave his details to the neighbour that owned the parked car.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    Pathetic amount in Chester/Wirral & Liverpool

    About 20mm, most roads were just wet

    Premier Icon bruneep
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    Sleet now

    grantway
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ZeeKd0sI4[/video]

    grum
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    Nowt here as per bloody usual. 👿

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    Nowt in NW Cumbria. Which is nice.

    Spongebob
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    We clearly need another major event, to give the news reporters something slightly more worthwhile to get stuck reporting on.

    The non-news we receive these days shows journalists up to be rather condescending, suggesting how feeble minded and unintelligent we all are.

    However, their inane questions and comments surrounding non-news subjects, that get such a disproportionate amount of airtime, gives us an insight about the substance of these people. I often bear this in mind on the now increasingly rare occasions when they are actually delivering hard news. I take everything that they say with great scepticism, especially the BBC with their ridiculous one sided leftwing bias!

    I listen and read less and less news than I used to – its bad for your well being. CNN – constant negative news! Bad news sells and journalists keen to make a name for themselves with their sensationalist bullshit, distort and exaggerate with no bounds! Many of them are not fit to hold these positions of influence and should be held to account for the misery they inflict on us day after day.

    Switch off and go ride your bike is my advice. Gets you fit, lifts your spirits and is a time to reflect, putting life into perspective. Now if only that snow would melt… 😀

    Aristotle
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    The news coverage of what is actually normal, fairly temporary, winter weather is quite embarrassing.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-21101217

    Five climbers caught in an avalanche in Glencoe – Bidean nam Bian. Three missing, one other with serious head injuries.

    Premier Icon Rusty Spanner
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    Stanley Baxter’s on 4Extra.
    That’ll cheer you up.

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