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Post by mikethebike on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:30 pm

I have seen some pictures of snow in the UK. cold
i have also seen a video of a Russian plane taking off with more snow on the wings than we have on the ground.
Thats the place to worry about snow.
Dont forget extra food and a shovel if you go down to the shops in your Motorhome. lol4

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Wozzon on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:35 pm

Have you noticed BBC reporters reporting on the ‘big freeze’ from places wherever they can find the most minuscule amount of snow. Saw them on Exmoor this evening with a light dusting on a single track, none anywhere else. They just can’t wait. rolleyes
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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by CC on Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:53 pm

Have to agree with the above, makes me laugh when you see reporters with a slight dusting on the verges saying how treacherous the roads are hugegrins having said this we have had quite a few problems in Norfolk over the last few days especially in the Norwich region. Will be interesting to see how things go over the next two or three days as the forecast is pretty bleak..... How's everyone else getting on in their neck of the woods??

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Wozzon on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:42 pm

No snow here in Cornwall and according to the forecast we aren’t going to get any. Just more rain! Although, having said that a BBC reporter may find a shovel full up on Bodmin Moor. hugegrins
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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Robbie on Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:51 pm

Gives up to 10 inches of snow here tmw evening and night, that could lead for an interesting weekend in the Motorhome smile!

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Dutto on Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:32 am

Hi there,

I too love the "Panic Reporting" but like the old "Cry Wolf" syndrome they just have to be right sometime! wave

In France the roads around the Brittany area are littered with the "slippery road" signs with a "Verglas Frequent" plate underneath. "Verglas" is what we know as "black-ice".

I pointed out to my good friend Jean-Claude that the UK didn't have as many of these signs, even up in Scotland where there was a chance of ice for four months of the year.

He gave the usual Gallic shrug and replied "Ah but here in France the gritting lorries don't come out until after the ice has melted. This is so that they don't slide off the road." Whistle1

I think he was kidding, but if I drove a gritting lorry the policy would get my vote! allthumbz

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Robbie on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:07 am

On the other flip of the coin, there would be some shouting from people if the forecast didn't give snow and we got snow and people were not kinda prepared smile! Forecasters will never be able to get it right for everyone. I seen it chuck it down a few miles from where i live and yet at home no rain. smile! Weather forecast was right for one and wrong for the other hugegrins

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Dutto on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:41 am

Robbie wrote:On the other flip of the coin, there would be some shouting from people if the forecast didn't give snow and we got snow and people were not kinda prepared smile! Forecasters will never be able to get it right for everyone. I seen it chuck it down a few miles from where i live and yet at home no rain. smile! Weather forecast was right for one and wrong for the other hugegrins

Robbie

One of the weather forecasters at RAF Binbrook once told me that they got it right 45% of the time! wave

Apparently my logical response of "Give the other option and you will be right for 55% of the time!" wasn't valid! hugegrins

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Robbie on Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:43 am

I just want the dry and warm bit, hugegrins

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by deckie on Sat Jan 19, 2013 12:35 pm

Hi All,

A couple of pic's of our current Campsite, in deepest, darkest 'New Forest'.



View through the Windscreen (if I could have been bothered to remove the Silver-screen)



Poor old 'Clubby' looks like she drove through a Coal-mine to get here smile!

Took an hour to download to Photo-bucket this morning .......

Orange 'Dongle' very sluggish ...... (Down Whisky hugegrins )

Happy travelling All,

Brian & Chris


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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by CC on Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:10 pm

Looks fun there Decks..... Hope you took a sleigh hugegrins

Started thawing out here earlier today but I suspect that will change if the forecast for the weekend is correct.... Currently nice and toasty inside our Nuevo at 15 °C despite the icicles hanging from the bodywork hugegrins



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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by deckie on Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:17 pm

CruizingComet wrote:Looks fun there Decks..... Hope you took a sleigh hugegrins


Hi CC,

Would have taken a Sleigh ...... but Chris refuses to tow me hugegrins SnowballFight

Our Pitch had 3" of Virgin snow when we arrived yesterday afternoon, but has been thawing out all day up!

We would like a few nice days, as had planned trips to Beaulieu Motor Museum and Bucklers Hard (as well as others) whilst in the Area.

No particular time scale for returning home ....... oh the joy of retirement !! (sorry CC .... that was below the belt snigger snigger )

Hope you both had a good meal for Mrs CC's Birthday bash up! ........ you've done it again deckie ..... goneoff

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Post by JustChillin on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:20 pm

What Brave people you are, BravoSmiley
We have about 3" of snow in Sussex at the moment, SnowballFight
But if the Weathermen/women are to be belived we are in for more tomorrow (Sunday)
My poor Duetto looks very cold sitting on the Drive. cold shiver
Roll on the Sunshine... beachball
Hope you have a great Time... up! drinksallround
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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by deckie on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:43 pm

JustChillin wrote:
Hope you have a great Time... up! drinksallround

Thanks, JustChillin up! ....... We're 'Snug as a bug' in 'Clubby' allthumbz

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Re-Snow forecast in the U.K

Post by burlingtonboaby on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:12 pm

Check this out www.rt.com type in snowpocalypse now into the seach box and see the snow in Russia.
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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by whisky on Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 am

Hi Brian & CC.

You must be trying to qualify for the SAS section of the forum being out in this weather. Chris and Mrs CC both should be awarded the cold weather camping medal of merit. My Mrs would probably have done me in after a couple of days close confinement.

Respect. Whisky. champagne

PS. Keep your orange dongle dry and warm Brian. hugegrins

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Tommy-Darcy on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:04 pm

We have had a scattering at best (Barmouth) tap_fingers but it has been trying all weekend with very fine snow showers just nothing to show for it scratch head

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Dutto on Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:28 pm

Hi there,

They are predicting 10-15cms (4-6") for Lincolnshire tonight but it's blowing a hooley! allthumbz

This normally means that there is 1cm in some places and 200cms in other places when it starts to drift! tap_fingers tap_fingers

Here's hoping the wind drops or the snow doesn't materialise!! wave

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by CC on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:39 pm

The forecast was for snow to hit us in Norfolk around 3pm so far it's not materilised.... living on the coast might be helping... the forecast said it's heading our way from Essex.

Here's a pic of some impressive icicles on our motorhome which I took earlier today, there was a slight thaw earlier but its freezing again...



BTW our van is parked on the driveway at home, not currently away... although I wouldn't have a problem if we were... I'd love to get snowed in and cut off from the world outside (as long as we could walk to a nearby shop for provisions) hugegrins wonder if the sites would charge you still if you got stuck on site and couldn't get off for a few days scratch head now theres an idea, grab you're coat MrsCC were going away for a few days hugegrins

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Post by deckie on Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:29 pm

whisky wrote:Hi Brian & CC.

You must be trying to qualify for the SAS section of the forum being out in this weather. Chris and Mrs CC both should be awarded the cold weather camping medal of merit. My Mrs would probably have done me in after a couple of days close confinement.

Respect. Whisky. champagne

PS. Keep your orange dongle dry and warm Brian. hugegrins

Hi Whisky,

We even washed the 'coal' off 'Clubby' today cold

All Dongles (behave yourself hugegrins Orange & 3) warm and dry smile!

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by MrsCC on Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:52 pm

Snow has now arrived.... a few inches since 6pm SnowballFight .......not much traffic on the roads. Looks lovely from inside hugegrins but not looking forward to the journey to work tomorrow so_sad

Keep warm everyone up!

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Dutto on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:14 am

Hi there,

Sleet ahead of the snow which finally arrived in Skegness about an hour ago. cold

I don't see it staying very long as the temperature is up to 3 degrees; but if it starts to freeze then it will be treacherous driving in the morning as its lying on the back-roads! tap_fingers

Here's hoping!

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Robbie on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:10 am

As long as u dont end up on ur back in the snow hugegrins hugegrins

Had a few flakes on and off here today but nothing worth talking about, mainly just higher areas has got it over here.

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Dutto on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:42 am

Stopped snowing and nothing dripping so looks like it will crust over nicely with a layer of ice!! cold cold

Looks like it will be a good day to stay in and do something useful around the house; just can't think of anything and daren't ask! innocent

Ah well, there's a Victor Mature film on tomorrow that I might start watching and fall asleep for a siesta. up!

I like Victor Mature for his honesty. Apparently he tried to join an upmarket golf club in Los Angeles and was rejected on the basis that he was an "Actor". He protested "I'm not an actor and I've got five films to prove it!" hugegrins

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Re: snow forecast in the UK

Post by Paulmold on Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:29 am

We were not forecast to have more snow here but it started late last night and by this morning (4am) we have had another good 2" on top of the inch or so we already had but I've been to Manchester Airport twice already (4.15 and 6.15 from here) and the roads are really good, only the estate roads are still covered. The gritters have done a great job overnight.
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