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Wow...this is the most snow I think I have ever seen. The UK isn't normally the place to get snow (lucky if once a year)....but now its blizarding it down! Over an inch of snow, where I am, in 1 hour!

Its getting so deep, we can't even go out in cars unless the journy is REALLY needed. Is anyone else like this in the UK, or anywhere else in the world? I would take a photo, but my digital camera has run out of batteries, and I can't get to the shops to get some :(

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Damn, I hope it comes this way.

We have blue sky. The sun is actually getting on my nerves as its making my computer screen hard to see.
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Its 'chilled' out a bit now, and slowed down. Its a bit annoying really...cos I wanted to go into town on my lunch break and do some stuff, but its so dangerous that I couldn't even drive to the end of my road without sliding back down the hill....lol Tongue

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It's a beautiful blue sky sunny day here. Which is probably more rare than snow. ;-)

- wil
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Sun's decided to come out now....knew the snow wouldnt last long Tongue Its all starting to melt now (much nicer for driving in...lol).

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It looks like we got about 2 inches of snow here. It's the third week in a row we got some. Smile

Philip
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Weather really needs to make its mind up here. Snow is coming down again...had about an inch on my car before I went out. Just got back, and almost stacked it into the curb cos the wheels wouldn't turn Unsure

Its all good fun Laugh

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Unfortunately, it's warm and sunny here in Colorado...in the flat areas...below 10,000 ft. No snow and none in the immediate forecast...:(
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Me
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Last night it went really cold, and all the snow has turned into sheet ice. Been loads of accidents around where I live, cos people just keep sliding into oncoming traffic, ditches, hedges, etc Frown

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sorry to hear that...we really do need the precip though...we are 75% below our average snowpack in Colorado...it's going to be a long and miserable fire season, if we don't get any snow soon...
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Cheers,
Me
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Ohhhh myyyy....

It has started to snow here now and I've never seen anything like it. I wish I had a digital camera.

Its 4.50pm and the sky outside is a mixture between dark orange and dark grey. The snowflakes are huge!

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Paul: Feb 3, 2003, 8:54 AM
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I thought you would probably get it sometime soon Smile Just be careful driving....we have had over 20 crashes in our village alone, and its only a 2000-3000 strong village! Quite scary stats really.....probably cos we are not used to driving in 'real' snow Tongue

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It's great fun for wheel spins Wink

I was just saying to my dad the other day...the only slightly good thing about my grans death is that now we don't have to worry about her falling on the ice. She used to ride a crappy old bike around the village (she was like coming up to 80) and when it was cold and icy we used to worry all the time about her falling on the road.

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Paul: Feb 3, 2003, 9:14 AM
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>>>It's great fun for wheel spins <<<

Yeah, as long as you don't over-rev the engine, and almost blow the engine up like me....Laugh

9,000RPM :|

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I don't think i can even get to 9000rpm in my mean machine.
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Yeah, well, mine didn't like doing 9000RPM either...lol. Its blown a piston. I tell ya, I've never been so embaraced in my life.

Some little kids (about 14) decided it would be clever to throw a snowball at my car window while I was trying to pull out of a junction. I thought I would scare 'em a little, so I did a fat wheelspin, and then turned the car facing them. The problem then, was that I got caught on a patch of ice. It didn't matter how much i reved the engine, I was well and truely stuck. My mates then had to get out of the car, and push me off the worst of the ice. The little kids had a bit of a laugh, and then run off. VERY embarassing Blush

Don't do anything as stupid as that, I'm begging you...lol

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Don't do anything as stupid as that, I'm begging you...lol

I'll try not to :)

Here is the most stupid thing I have done (don't laugh):

Got my new car (this was a while ago)

Was driving with some friends, probably faster tan i should have been. Didn't see a little island in the middle of a junction and drove over the curb at about 30mph.

So, I get back to my friends house and find I've smashed my hub cap to bits as well as the steel wheel rim. So, I bang the rim back into shape with a hammer and the next day decide I need to go to the garage to buy a new hub cab before my dad gives me a testicular transplant.

All is looking great - I've not been caught, I bought the new hub cap, and on the way back to my car after I'd just bought the hub cap I tripped (yes over another fricken curb) and hit the side of my car and landed in a heap. The only problem with that was I had my car keys in my hand at the same time and they put a nice deep white slice down the side of a brand new navy blue car.

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Paul: Feb 3, 2003, 9:37 AM
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Damn, thats gotta be embarasing! Another stupid one I did, literally last week, was going around a very sharp corner at 30mph (when i say sharp, i mean sharp...i.e almost back on itself! and it was a single lane roman type road Tongue). I kinda sliod out on the back end, hit a tree, managed to get it out of the ditch (without even stopping), get back onto the road, almost loose it into the other side of the road's ditch, and finally carry on. The only real damage to my car was the back light cluster got smashed off (ripped from its brackets), and a few dents in the back wing. Other than that, I got away very lightly :)

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Ok my hopes are high for a nice snow covering in the morning. My dad just went out to the car and it turned the security light on and it is snowing really hard.
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Rats! It's 72 degrees (f) here. I don't think we'll be getting any snow this winter.

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Just to warm you guys up a bit, it was 45 degrees celsius in Sydney Australia last week.

Simon.
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My sister is off to New Zealand next week - I'm guessing the weather will be similar?
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For the fourth Thursday in a row, we're getting snow. We've already got 2 inches by midnight, and some forecasts are predicting up to 8 inches total.

Philip
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Hmm its not fair. My sister just called from the taxi on the way to the airport ;(

In 11 hours she'll be in Los Angeles, then she has a 3 hour wait and then a 13 hour flight to Aukland, New Zealand.

I made her promise to bring me back a good present Wink

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Paul: Feb 7, 2003, 3:45 AM
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Our prayers have been answered...snow in Colorado (it's snowed quite a bit...have more than six inches at my cabin, in the past few days)...
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Buh Bye!

Cheers,
Me
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I once saw somebody blow an engine trying to get off an ice patch, very bad. You know you can't by insurance for that!

For those who get little or no snow to drive in, here are some fun things to think about; Your car gets stuck and you are by yourself - leave the car in gear and step out the door and push it back and forth, then when it gets moving, jump back in.

Find a big empty parking lot and do "donuts" which is really a fun way to see how your car handles on ice and good pratice at getting the car back under control.

I was on a city bus one day when about 15 kids through about 100 snowballs at it, man it was loud inside.

Go to the top floor of a parking garage and toss snowballs at car 9 floors down.
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Bah, my sister just called. She's just arrived in New Zealand.

She left at 2.30pm yesterday, flew for about 8 hours to get to Los Angeles, had a 3 hour wait and then a 13 hour flight to NZ....she called almost as soon as she arrived and it was 10am on sunday - she called me from the future - go figure Wink

She said it was hot too!...ugh.

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Paul: Feb 8, 2003, 5:09 PM
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Woohoo, we also got alot of snow, I love snow...mmmMmmm nice!
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hehe... sleet, snow, freezing rain all last night and today. I decided to skip work today. Well, the weather decided for me. I couldn't get my car doors unstuck to get my scraper and de-icing spray out.

Gonna spend the next two days playing video games, work on Tuesday, and then I'm off on paid vacation with relatives till next Monday :-)

Philip
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It has been really cold here on Cape Ann, Massachusetts (yesterday about -25 F, with the wind chill). After getting about 12 inches of snow last week, we are now due for about 12-18 inches more tomorrow and tomorrow night, with coastal high winds and possibly damaging waves at a full moon high tide to boot!

We have had a brutal winter so far, with very cold temperatures, a lot of snow, and a lot of very windy days from the cold Canadian venue to our north.

Whoaa... I do like winter weather, but I'm really ready for our cold and windy winter to end!

At least this weather has encouraged me to try to implement HAMweather into my site!

ronzo
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Massachusetts
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Isn't that where the mighty New Yankee Workshop is? Wink
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It's raining today here Smile

The last couple of winters, we've had maybe 1 or 2 days of snow, but it never amounts to anything, and never sticks for more than a day or two. This winter, it hasn't snowed at all, and the early flowers (pansies and whatnot) are starting to come up Cool

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Andy,

I can beat your story :) Had a couple of drinks at uni before I decided to drive home (I was under the legal blood-alcohol level.) and I was driving home. Stopped at a redlight, looked across, and saw some guy in the car next to me smiling at me. I nod my head (meaning I'm going to race him off at the lights.) Unfortunatly he wasn't smiling for that reason, he was just being nice. I sped off, and the guy turns his sirens on. It was a bloody cop car and I didn't realise.

A few hundred dollars and a few points lost from my license later...

Moral of the story: Don't race a cop off at the lights.
Cheers,
Michael Bray
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I had another good one. The girl over the road is a cop (used to be a programmer in C++, believe it or not...lol). She was at the lights, and some guy tried to race her (not realising she was a police woman)...he went through a red light, trying to be clever. She turned on her siren, and pulled him over. The funniest bit was, that he had only passed his test that very day Tongue

How unlucky is that ;)

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ugh, snow.... when is the blasted stuff going to melt.

I miss the sun and the beaches of Santa Barbara Unsure


Stupid stories ... ugh...
One night on a date, I was coming down from a look out necking point and drove over the little tar bumps that California uses in place of a guard rail. My car ended up slanting at about 50 degrees. Need 2 tow trucks to lift me up and out of that gully like formation. Needless to say I didn't get any that night!! Now that sucked more than the $70 tow charge.

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Ditto. I was 16 and decided everyone would be really impressed if I "peeled-out" at the red light and sped away really fast. Boy, were they impressed; not by my driving skills, but how quickly the cop that I didn't notice (sitting at the same light) caught up to me and pulled me over. Blush
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LOL....at least I ain't the only one with stupid stories Laugh

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Finally...

Okay, it didn't snow, but we did get *a lot* of ice.

Better late than never

Much fun!