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Author Topic: Great Britain is frozen!  (Read 11140 times)
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« on: January 08, 2010, 08:00:45 AM »

We're having the same weather here in the US-Midwest. -3F this morning.


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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2010, 08:28:01 AM »

it's not that bad here, Derbyshire, UK. the roads are pretty normal and clear anyway.

(heheheh.)
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2010, 08:30:53 AM »


great picture,
Ireland too (even more unusual due to the Gulf Stream)
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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2010, 09:28:45 AM »

The midwest is
We're having the same weather here in the US-Midwest. -3F this morning.
It's supposed to be cold in the midwest this time of year - That's Normal.

I'm in Central Florida ... It's supposed to (190f + rain = ) Snow tomorrow. I $&%^$# HATE Cold weather ... That why the #@$% I live in *&%$#@$$%^$# FLORIDA.
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« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2010, 12:12:01 PM »

Is that real?
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2010, 12:21:45 PM »

Is that real?
Yep - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8447023.stm
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« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2010, 01:04:06 PM »

Freakin A!  That is crazy.  I live in Southern California.  I have no idea what real weather is like.
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 02:39:12 PM »

Anyone else 'working from home' this week?  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2010, 03:21:50 PM »

Me if it snows  smiley
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2010, 05:40:32 PM »

tomos, that pic of that iced cross is incredible. That's some wind.
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« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2010, 06:24:20 PM »

Curse you, Global Warming!
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2010, 01:15:41 AM »

And here we get warmer! Phew!  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2010, 05:29:46 AM »

Curse you, Global Warming!
Heh smiley

You do realize which effect global warming has on the gulf stream, though, and what effect the gulf stream has on the rest of the world?
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« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2010, 06:59:34 AM »

Anyone else 'working from home' this week?  Wink

at 7 pm here in the midwest (western Kansas) it is -2 F.  Even if it snows a foot most people will still go to work.  It just takes a little longer.  I am ready for warmer weather.

excuse me it was 7 AM. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2010, 10:09:45 AM »

I've always found it odd why we quantify degrees of unbearable. i.e. Does one want to stick a lit blowtorch in their ear for 5 minutes, or 10? ...Who Cares, neither option is stellar. And that's about how I feel about cold weather. Anything below about 60 sucks. Sure it could suck more (e.g. be lower)...but it still sucks.

110F ... I can cope, I'm not going to be doing anything in a real big hurry. But I generally don't do that anyhow. -2F?!? I'd move (most likely sometime much later when it/I thawed...).

At the moment here in "Sunny" Florida, it's 20 something & snowing. ...Do I sound cranky? Wink
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« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2010, 10:17:57 AM »

Heh, there's a bigdifference between, say, 40f and 60f (5-15c) to me... but I'm obviously used to colder weather, living in Denmark. Right now it's -3c (~27f) outside... relatively cold, but pretty mild considering it's winter (global warming anyone cheesy). I can manage 5c without problems, giving proper clothing - below that and I don't particularly enjoy being outside for longer periods. At -5c my fingers go numb when bicycling, even wearing my leather gloves >_<
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« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2010, 10:40:50 AM »

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Great Britain is frozen!
I'm laughing-- I left the U.K. >30 years ago and moved to Canada.
(Wait a minute... something's wrong with that plan!)

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« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2010, 10:46:58 AM »

Heh, there's a bigdifference between, say, 40f and 60f (5-15c) to me... but I'm obviously used to colder weather
Which is what I'm driving at, I'm not - at all...

Arthritis causes parts of me to lockup when the temperature starts dropping, even after I get "warm" my hands just don't work. At 60 wind chill puts the temp at 30 if I take the motorcycle. And my hands won't work for an hour after I get where I'm going.
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« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2010, 12:22:09 PM »

8 C (46.4 F) here on Canada's wet coast... and it is very wet. I was in shorts and a tee on Thursday . Pouring today, though.
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« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2010, 01:13:03 PM »



Arthritis causes parts of me to lockup when the temperature starts dropping, even after I get "warm" my hands just don't work. At 60 wind chill puts the temp at 30 if I take the motorcycle. And my hands won't work for an hour after I get where I'm going.

I have a neighbour who claims never to have worn gloves for the last thirty years. His tip for cold hands - before you try to warm them plunge them into cold water and then dry them. It sounds daft, but it seems to work.

The present cold spell in Britain and Ireland is unusual these days, but I remember several almost as bad in the 1970's. I'm just glad I wasn't around for the Winter of 1947  smiley
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« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2010, 01:14:46 PM »

It's been about -20C - -15C in Oslo this week. Pretty cold, but with proper clothes it's not really a problem. Except if you're a car...

There was a video from a place in Norway where the temperature was about -45C (about -49F), showing a woman tossing a cup of boiling water (well, just been boiled, that is) in the air, and it coming down as snow. That's when it's getting really cold.
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« Reply #21 on: January 09, 2010, 02:19:25 PM »

TucknDar: that's pretty insane ohmy

With temperatures like that, you probably have to breathe relatively controlled - might be dangerous going for a run smiley
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« Reply #22 on: January 09, 2010, 02:58:47 PM »

TucknDar: that's pretty insane ohmy

With temperatures like that, you probably have to breathe relatively controlled - might be dangerous going for a run smiley
Unless you're going for a nasty bout of asthma, that is!
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« Reply #23 on: January 09, 2010, 03:01:13 PM »

It's been about -20C - -15C in Oslo this week. Pretty cold, but with proper clothes [ AND A BEARD :p ] it's not really a problem.


f0dder, you're a brave man going cycling at minus five thumbs up
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« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2010, 05:39:41 PM »

Yorkshire ...



An unusual picture of me in winter (aren't skis supposed to slide down hills) ...



Note the base layer only as I really worked up a sweat even though it was freezing.
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