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17 Feb 2018, 8:00 pm

@Fluffysaurus , I don't remember the storm of 87 but remember the Michael Fish blooper :lol:


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18 Feb 2018, 2:48 am

I slept through the 1987 storm but I remember the aftermath. We were sent home from work as there was no electric. I went out for a drive to see what damage the storm had caused but couldn't get very far as every single road into the town where I lived at the time was blocked by thousands of fallen trees. There were a number of end of terrace houses nearby that had been badly damaged with the end walls completely destroyed by the wind. Somehow my dad's greenhouses with his beloved cacti collection had survived completely unscathed despite being in a very exposed position.


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18 Feb 2018, 7:13 am

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I slept through the 1987 storm but I remember the aftermath. We were sent home from work as there was no electric. I went out for a drive to see what damage the storm had caused but couldn't get very far as every single road into the town where I lived at the time was blocked by thousands of fallen trees. There were a number of end of terrace houses nearby that had been badly damaged with the end walls completely destroyed by the wind. Somehow my dad's greenhouses with his beloved cacti collection had survived completely unscathed despite being in a very exposed position.


Ha ha, I bet your Dad was pleased :D



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27 Feb 2018, 1:42 pm

Me out in the snow today :D
Anyone else?Image



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27 Feb 2018, 1:46 pm

Did not expect the snow so was surprised this morning.



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27 Feb 2018, 1:47 pm

How much did you folks in the UK get?



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27 Feb 2018, 1:53 pm

Not much but we freak out and society shuts down. Here in Liverpool it was less than 1 inch and mostly melted by now.



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27 Feb 2018, 2:27 pm

Usually, in NYC, we start to sort of freak when there's about 15 cm of snow on the ground. That's when the snow becomes "shovel-able."

The minimum in the London area is supposed to be minus 9 Celsius. That's pretty cold, even by NYC standards. This is cold you folks are not used to. We're more used to it.



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27 Feb 2018, 3:24 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Usually, in NYC, we start to sort of freak when there's about 15 cm of snow on the ground. That's when the snow becomes "shovel-able."

The minimum in the London area is supposed to be minus 9 Celsius. That's pretty cold, even by NYC standards. This is cold you folks are not used to. We're more used to it.


It happens every year, but every year it manages to take us completely by surprise. Snow? What? How did this happen? You'd have thought 10,000 years would have been enough time to get used to it.



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27 Feb 2018, 3:57 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
Usually, in NYC, we start to sort of freak when there's about 15 cm of snow on the ground. That's when the snow becomes "shovel-able."

The minimum in the London area is supposed to be minus 9 Celsius. That's pretty cold, even by NYC standards. This is cold you folks are not used to. We're more used to it.

London is in the south.

Unless your homeless it's not really the cold that's the problem, or the heat, it's the combination of weather and the way it keeps changing. Yesterday and today have both been nice for me to go out in because (1) I was correctly dressed because it was obviously cold and didn't change while I was out and (2) There was very little wind, this is Lincolnshire, where brollies come to die. It has snowed several times over the past two days here, and it's settled but there have been times when a lot of it has melted so it's not been building up other very much but everything keeps getting covered in the lovely fresh snow :D Also I've been off work sitting in my windowsill over the radiator writing all day, watching the snow. When I have to go back to work on Thursday I will be grumpy.



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27 Feb 2018, 4:15 pm

We had alternating sunshine and snow showers so it didn't really settle for long.

It looked more like polystyrene than snow. Artificial.

We have it coming on Thursday apparently in a larger quantity.

I have my snow boots on call - just in case it gets over an inch.



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27 Feb 2018, 10:16 pm

kraftiekortie wrote:
The minimum in the London area is supposed to be minus 9 Celsius.
I thought you must be mistaken when I first read this but I looked at my weather app and it's -7!! I've never been in -7 before (afaik) so I stuck my hand out the window but it just felt like regular snowy cold tbh. Image Don't know what I was expecting.


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28 Feb 2018, 6:29 am

We are due quite a downpour of snow tonight and tomorrow.
The south west is due to be given a good dusting for a change.

I have plenty of provisions so don't mind really - I am always ready for a blip.



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28 Feb 2018, 7:14 am

The coldest I ever experienced was Minus-19 Celsius.

Yes, Temeraire, go to Sainsbury’s before the snow!



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28 Feb 2018, 8:22 am

I have everything I need until my next online grocery shop.
Apart from fresh milk - I may pop out later for this if I can be bothered.

I have snow boots so will be able to get some milk after the snow has landed.
It will be a little bit more difficult to walk but I can do it.
We have a dairy around the corner which supplies a local shop so we are never without milk.
Even if the lorries cannot get to the other shops here.