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Re: Snow?

Posted: 7 Feb 2018, 6:08pm
by mercalia
seems like Paris has ground to a halt I think 7" of snow

Re: Snow?

Posted: 7 Feb 2018, 9:40pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Snow in Torbay in early 80's or was that 79-8, I was on my Tiger Cub and not much else apart from very few landrovers moved, everyone else had wellies :) Must of been 78 as I was still training and couldn't afford anything else but a £40 bike that I had to push some 5 miles home the day I got it :(
Had a Honda XL185s in the eighties was a modern highly reliable steed unlike the Triumph.
Have my old (last new bike) XLR200R which goes so wont be stuck anywhere if the snow comes, will go where most 4X4's won't, but still have the 4X4 if I feel inclined.

We live on high ground and many don't have 4X4's so they walk or park elsewhere, a stones throw from a dual carriageway.

For the purist petrol hater, I am not afraid to say that I miss riding a motor bike after many years of relying on just that.

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 9:30am
by 661-Pete
An unexpectedly early bump for this thread. :D

Woke up this morning to a sprinkling of snow. Not all that much, a couple of mm, on cars, roofs, lawns, not on roads. But it's still only November. What are we in for?

Anyone else?

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 9:52am
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Can’t see the moors at the moment but possible a sprinkling up there.
Mick will soon chime in.

Can’t see us being cold much over the winter , Plenty of political topics to keep us warm and Revved up...........So many hot potatoes....Stoke fires now For those long gloomy days ahead :)

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 9:56am
by PDQ Mobile
(Pete) I am not surprised at your dusting given the source of your air and some moisture from the N Sea.
There is a saying in N Wales that if, "we get snow before Xmas we won't get much afterwards".

Which, like many other weather sayings may or may not be true- depending on the weather. :shock:

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 10:15am
by al_yrpal
Apparently snow on the M4 near Membury services at 9am. 1.5 deg C in Reading.

Al

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 11:13am
by Canuk
mercalia wrote:seems like Paris has ground to a halt I think 7" of snow


Paris is a bit like London, even a whiff of the white stuff and it's 'don't panic Mr. Mannering' :wink:

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 11:19am
by 661-Pete
Some in Brighton and a fair amount up on the Downs, so it seems.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/1723737 ... overnight/
What's the record for snow this early in the season, in England?

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 11:23am
by al_yrpal
Canuk wrote:
mercalia wrote:seems like Paris has ground to a halt I think 7" of snow


Paris is a bit like London, even a whiff of the white stuff and it's 'don't panic Mr. Mannering' :wink:


Mainwaring if you please… really! :lol:

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 12:11pm
by mercalia
al_yrpal wrote:
Canuk wrote:
mercalia wrote:seems like Paris has ground to a halt I think 7" of snow


Paris is a bit like London, even a whiff of the white stuff and it's 'don't panic Mr. Mannering' :wink:


Mainwaring if you please… really! :lol:


no its Mr Moggwaring

Moggwaring.JPG
Moggwaring

Re: Snow?

Posted: 21 Nov 2018, 3:52pm
by Canuk
mercalia wrote:
al_yrpal wrote:
Canuk wrote:
Paris is a bit like London, even a whiff of the white stuff and it's 'don't panic Mr. Mannering' :wink:


Mainwaring if you please… really! :lol:


no its Mr Moggwaring

Moggwaring.JPG


Bojo isn't nearly fat enough. You need to flesh him out with another 5 stone and maybe we're getting there :wink:

Re: Snow?

Posted: 22 Nov 2018, 8:58am
by 661-Pete
No more snow, but our (outdoor, unscreened) max/min recorded [-6C]? last night, and still shows [-1]?. This is colder than the Met Office claims for our area (Mid Sussex). Are we in an isolated cold-spot, I wonder? Certainly plenty of hard frost this morning, neighbours scraping windscreens etc....

[Edit] not so extreme after all! Thermometer was mis-read, the actual temperature when read was -0.1C and the minimum -0.6C. Still a frost though.