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I live a long way north of Moscow (And all of the USA that isn't Alaska) but with an oceanic rather than continental climate. However snow is hardly a surprise.

 

With about 3cm of it today - it took me from 16:30 to 18:10 to drive 18km (11 miles) tonight - 20 minutes for the last 200m (yards).

 

You'd think we never saw snow here!

 

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I thought you guys would be used to it up there and it was just us softy southerners that get in a state when the white stuff is on the ground.

I bet there was no grit on the roads as per usual...

 

 

 

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Not seen a gritter yet! The forecast says rain at 9am. And 100mm of snow for the rest of tomorrow. I have to be at a course in Clydebank on Friday at 9am - reckon I'm leaving here in about 12hrs time to make sure I get there. Will stay with friends who I worked with in Africa tomorrow night. If I'm not there on Friday, regardless of reason, I get a bill for approximately the value of my car.

 

Actually, London did better with the gritting than Aberdeen in January this year. There were some seriously inventive lies from our council about that. But here, people went to work anyway - in London they didn't bother. This was a pain. My two flatmates from 1981 were on the same continent as me which last happened in 1981 (I spent the mid-80's in Africa - Rod in France/Switzerland and Hamish in HK) so we arranged to meet up in Reading where one of our number now lives - the other was in Windsor. I couldn't get from SE20 to central London on the 7th of Jan - not because of snow but because the railway workers hadn't even tried to go to work. This seems to be acceptable in the south - it certainly isn't here. Several days here the snow was deep enough to prevent my car moving at all (Which only takes about 4"). So I walked to work. As did my 63 year old boss who lives 6 miles out of town. At least I only had a mile and a half to walk.

 

Grit!

 

That's what we get for breakfast.

 

Which is why I last had breakfast when I was an army chaplain in 1987.

 

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Ah, snow.... lucky! Enjoy it.

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In the past week we have gotten around 20-30 cm of snow here, with another 10-15 coming down as we speak. This is going to be a snowy winter here in Canada:D
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We should start to see snow here too in about a month or so but only on top of Mauna Kea.  There are people here that actually snow board in the morning and go surfing in the afternoon.  It makes me laugh sometimes when I see snowboards being sold on craigslist.....usually during the beginning of summer.

I still haven't been up to the top of Mauna Kea but hopefully I will sometime next year.  I would love to take pictures of the sunrise or sunset from up there.  People say that watching the sunrise or sunset is like having a religious experience. 

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Here morning was a little snow, but gone quickly. Now raining.Smile
Tomorrow forecast: freezing rain at early morning brrr The winter is coming.

I always wonder about the Internet: You read forums, and you will get global weather forecast.
The "local time" and time zones are another wonder, when you read, write, buy on the net. Wink

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Now stuck 225km from home with no routes to the north (and home) open. Still, it's a day off work I suppose. 

 

If I could get out of the village, I couldn't get to Perth.  If I could get to Perth, I couldn't get past Forfar. Happy, happy, joy, joy!

 

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Don said :

QUOTE ///////  "Grit!

 

That's what we get for breakfast.

 

Which is why I last had breakfast when I was an army chaplain in 1987.  "  ///// QUOTE

 

Boaz said >

     Praise the lord and pass the grits

                 υμεις εστε το φως του κοσμου ου δυναται πολις κρυβηναι επανω ορους κειμενη

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Never had grits. I don't even know what they are made from.

 

Nah we got such overcooked bacon it resembled gravel. Sad

 

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Can't get out of the village.

Some snow

 

See those trees in the background? See the igloo with wheels in the foreground?

Took two hours (and 5 people pushing) to get the igloo from the trees to this side of the road.  

Don't even think about getting a Rover 75 for use where there is snow.

 

It is still snowing hard. Not getting home today I think.

 

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It' cold in London, we cannot turn on the central heating right now because of the high prices.

But i'm lucky that i'm not living where you are Don.Cool

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Sorry but here where I live (canary islands) we are at 25ºC, and the sun shines..........

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fran82 wrote:

Sorry but here where I live (canary islands) we are at 25ºC, and the sun shines..........

 

The sun is shining here too.

But

Most od Scotland is at -2oC and it is snowing.

 

Again.Cry

 

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The temperature in the house is 16.5C

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I think that I am going to die without seeing and touching the snow in my life.

I never have seen it (except in the movies), I never have touched it.......Cry

Where I live only had snow about a few times in my life, a little bit of snow in the highest part of the island only once each 5 years or so

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fran82 wrote:

I think that I am going to die without seeing and touching the snow in my life.

I never have seen it (except in the movies), I never have touched it.......Cry

Where I live only had snow about a few times in my life, a little bit of snow in the highest part of the island only once each 5 years or so

 

I'd send you some, but it'd be hot water by the time it got to you Wink

 

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You lucky bastards...who lives in 25-30 C in winter Smile

Here is -1C, morning was -5C. Sealed

Yesterday, morning  was 10cm snow. It rained in the afternoon, freezing rain fell in the evening...
Becouse yesterday was not enough cold, the snow sticks on the trees. Some tree fallen on the catenary. We had no electricity for 6 hours. Frown But,  "We love it here!" like Walter in Jeff Dunham show.
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It's a bit cold today here. Probably as cold as it will get all week...

Beginning of Brazilian summer, midday, outside temp is +25 ºC...Cool

I don't even have central heating. No one here bothers. We worry about big windows and air conditioning. Local notion of extreme cold is +9 ºC....

 

I like this - all the different climates happening at the same time....

 

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I've lived in a place where 18 degrees caused me to shiver. Expected temperature here tonight is -6 but in some places -20.

 

The record here is -27.2oC about 30yr ago. The highest ever recorded was 32.9 in 2003. I don't think I have ever experienced 30 in Scotland.

 

Last time I was in Madrid (April 2004), everyone seemed to be wearing all the clothes they owned. Me I was wandering around in shorts and a T-shirt.

 

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Some pictures from yesterday: 1, 2, 3.

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antib wrote:

Some pictures from yesterday: 1, 2, 3.

 

It's cold in Hungray but the women are HotTongue out

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The "official" record here is -35,0 °C in 1940.02.16.. The highest ever recorded was 41,9 °C in 2007.07.20. (Hungary)

Extreme values.... Since, i remember, i experienced the average temperature in summer 25-32, and in winter 1- (-20).

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antib wrote:

Some pictures from yesterday: 1, 2, 3.

Wow, nice picture, I only can see this in TV, Now here in HK the temperature is around 18ºC-27ºC 

It is very warm here , lol .

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All those pics of snow reminds me of living in Alaska.  Waking up in the morning to go to work then opening the front door to find 2-3 feet of snow and having to dig out our vehicles. 

Oh what memories...... or nightmares. Surprised

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wow, I just learned that where I live (winnipeg, manitoba, canada) is the coldest city in the world with a population over 600,000. we usually get a stretch averaging -30c with windchills well into -40c range. luckily that is a month or so away. 

 

So far in the past 2 weeks we have gotten around almost 50cm of snow which is sitting at record levels (and i love it:D)

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mizjif wrote:

So far in the past 2 weeks we have gotten around almost 50cm of snow which is sitting at record levels (and i love it:D)

 

I'd love it too if I could get home Sad

 

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mizjif wrote:

wow, I just learned that where I live (winnipeg, manitoba, canada) is the coldest city in the world with a population over 600,000. we usually get a stretch averaging -30c with windchills well into -40c range. luckily that is a month or so away. 

 

So far in the past 2 weeks we have gotten around almost 50cm of snow which is sitting at record levels (and i love it:D)

Very nice! I passed through there on the trans-Canada just one time when I was a kid, and I still remember it, hauntingly beautiful area.

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More and more of the white stuff today..

 

Don't tell me it is pretty unless you enjoy deep puncture wounds...

 

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It is useful, now you can go skiing! : ) It also helps reflect the light from our flashlights making them light things up a whole lot better Wink

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Don wrote:

More and more of the white stuff today..

 

Don't tell me it is pretty unless you enjoy deep puncture wounds...

 

lol!! thats sad you cant get home, where are you stuck for the time being? I must say my subaru awd had gotten me through all of the major snowy downpours we have had, and its fun to boot! 

 

and sb56637, it is beautiful, mainly around winnipeg.  Near ontario is where it starts getting absolutely gorgeous on the trans-canada hwy. once you pass winnipeg and get into saskatchewan, well its another story. Unless you find pure field as far as the eye can see a beautiful thing  lol Smile 

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