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UK this could be snow joke!

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posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:16 AM
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Yes, the cold is a fact when you have snow. Get those mittens wet and they are not very warm anymore.

Snow, cold, warm up to snow and back to cold. This is normal in winter here. When it gets real cold like -35C, you need to dress carefully as any exposed skin will freeze in seconds, yet I have gone riding snow machines in this cold.

I have experienced west coast winters also, with the dampness and snow. Staying dry seems to be the important thing. Wool and synthetics that wick out body moisture are best, rather than cotton which will retain your sweat, causing you to feel the chill.




posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by win 52
When it gets real cold like -35C, you need to dress carefully as any exposed skin will freeze in seconds, yet I have gone riding snow machines in this cold.


Wow I bet you think we are a bunch of softies! The problem in the UK I think is that we are seeing a fundamental change in weather patterns. Also, we are not geared up for it. It was the same back in January. I live in quite an isolated spot and was afraid to walk the dog at night. It was so icy and if I had slipped I would probably not be found till morning.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 10:26 AM
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UK you stole our snow!!! In southern ontario we just got our big snowfall. Normally we have 6 inches or so instead we only have 3 which I don't mind but still Snow can be fun for the first 10 mins, instead we got a lovely cold snap without snow... I want -10C and a tone of snow its better than -20C without any snow thats just being a tease.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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So is this weather all northern hemisphere then?
I can only imagine what -30 etc would feel like. I'm NE UK and its a bit chilly to say the least.

I'm sure God put me in the wrong place I like nice warm sunny weather. At this rate it'll not only be snow and cold heading south but also penguins and polar bears.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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There's major trouble in central Scotland tonight & I'm so annoyed MSM aren't getting the scale of this over in their broadcasts.

The main motorway into Scotland (M74) & the motorway which connects Glasgow with Edinburgh (M8) are at a total standstill, as are main roads throughout the central belt. Thousands of commuters are stranded in their cars, it's now past 10pm, temperatures are well below zero degrees. There's a meeting of the Scottish Government right now, the British Army are being called out.

Government offices, businesses & schools are remaining open overnight for employees & schoolchildren.

This is now a major emergency.


CX

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by Niall197
There's major trouble in central Scotland tonight & I'm so annoyed MSM aren't getting the scale of this over in their broadcasts.

The main motorway into Scotland (M74) & the motorway which connects Glasgow with Edinburgh (M8) are at a total standstill, as are main roads throughout the central belt. Thousands of commuters are stranded in their cars, it's now past 10pm, temperatures are well below zero degrees. There's a meeting of the Scottish Government right now, the British Army are being called out.

Government offices, businesses & schools are remaining open overnight for employees & schoolchildren.

This is now a major emergency.


I just hope people have the sense to pack some kind of vehicle bag with a few essential supplies in if they are travelling like this.

Warm clothing
Waterproofs incase you find yourself out in the snow.
Flask with hot drink.
Food.
Mobile and spare battery.
Blanket/duvet
Spare water
Torch and spare batteries.
Camping stove would be handy, especialy if you have tins for your food.
Road map incase you have to get out and walk.
Small radio for local travel info.

I'm sure there are other suggestions, but these are just a few things that can be thrown in the boot/trunk which could save lives tonight.

CX.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:12 PM
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Most drivers won't be prepared. Today's snow came out of nowhere & was of an intensity and geographic area which simply wasn't predicted by the weather forecasters. The unpreparedness of these drivers is what's creating the emergency.

Army vehicles are being used as makeshift ambulances. The Scottish Government "hopes" the motorways will be moving soon. The police are advising motorists to stay put in their cars, not to abandon their vehicles/walk. But it's now past 11pm and thousands of people remain stranded in their cars, local temperatures are now below minus 10 celsius with a freezing fog covering the area.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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I have an ex-colleague stuck on a bus on the A80 on the road to Cumbernauld, she's been on the bus for nearly 8 hours now. The local buses have stopped running, no taxis either and the trains would be on their last runs of the night but there havent been any running.

I stay in Glasgow city centre and we hear the gritters going past at night and last night when the council / road crews KNEW what we were getting weather wise today they were nowhere in sight. I realise they couldnt have done much but there was ice on the roads and putting a layer of grit down along with the first motorists of the day wouldve taken away the worst of the ice and could possibly have stopped quite a few of the accidents that happened on the on / off ramps on the M8. We now have fog and the slush is freezing over, more fun tomorrow :S This is turning out to be a cracker of a winter!



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:34 PM
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Seems globally they're involving more military?
Spanish airport just the other day
Now you up Scotland
Is there anywhere else? Sounds like FEMA to me? Nah

Somethings up though.
Hope all are safe.


CX

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by jazz10
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Seems globally they're involving more military?
Spanish airport just the other day
Now you up Scotland
Is there anywhere else? Sounds like FEMA to me? Nah

Somethings up though.
Hope all are safe.


No conspiracy here Jazz.

Just another example of one of the many other tasks our armed forces carry out.

Something a few people on these boards should take note of next time they bash the military.

CX.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:54 PM
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I'm getting messages via text from family members who are still stuck in their cars & it's nearly midnight.

My nephew left Glasgow for Motherwell (15 miles) at 1pm and that's him just home (11.45pm). Another two are still stuck on the M8 at Newhouse trying to get back to Glasgow after leaving Edinburgh at 3pm. Poor souls.


CX

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:57 PM
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Fingers crossed for your family members Niall.


CX.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 05:59 PM
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Now now now I was more thinking aloud but typing if you know what I mean.
I hold our forces close my friend.

As for the snow what's going on here? Surely the weather forecasters can predict this? Surely.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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Slipping on the Ice has broken many a bone in Canada.

Don't get me wrong, most people hate winter. We just deal with what we get and try to find things to do that makes the season pass.

The sooner you guys quit feeling sorry for your selves and get to business, the better off you will be. It is no use to sit and stew. It will give you a sense of community and working together, who knows, the Catholics and Protestants may even have to pull the same rope.



posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 06:56 PM
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My mum got stuck leaving Coatbridge for Motherwell, took 8 hours... unbelievable. My dad got stuck on his way back from Stirling, 12 hours, 4 of them spent stuck in Hamilton. Apparently the main problem is the number of numpties abandoning their cars.

I know someone who was stuck on a bus near Cumbernauld, the Crow Wood hotel has put them up for the night in the function room.
edit on 6/12/10 by dawa because: (no reason given)


CX

posted on Dec, 6 2010 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by jazz10
reply to post by CX
 


Now now now I was more thinking aloud but typing if you know what I mean.
I hold our forces close my friend.

As for the snow what's going on here? Surely the weather forecasters can predict this? Surely.


Lol sorry Jazz, my apologies, that wasn't directed at you at all....i meant it for others here that usualy have nothing good to say about the armed forces, those that think that all our troops do is go to war.

I should have written it clearer.


Not sure about the predictions, somethings certainly messed up at the moment.

CX.
edit on 6/12/10 by CX because: grammar....and grandad.




posted on Dec, 18 2010 @ 02:19 PM
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I hope that many of you over this festive period have taken notice of this thread and others that are warning you of what is to come.
Some of you were a bit hasty in slinging the scare mongering accusations around earlier in this thread, like i said i dont do bs, atleast i try not to.
so accusations aside. I hope youre all well, and all prepared.
As before there is a possibility of,
food, cash and power shortages.

Dont travel if you dont need to.
Be safe, be well and be good.



posted on Dec, 24 2010 @ 01:45 AM
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In case the UK people were not already humiliated enough. Here is a few vids of some trains plowing around through some snow around north America.

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After you watch them, you may understand why it is hard for us to grasp a train system that comes to a halt with a “dusting” of snow……… One of the most reliable things during a snow storm normally is the trains!



posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 06:51 AM
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ding ding seconds out round 2?



posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 02:40 AM
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Righto, rather than starting a new thread covering the same topic I just wanted to encourage you all to keep an eye on the weather.
Its mild yep, but I believe what we had before christmas is nothing to what's to come.
Please don't be caught out.
If I'm wrong then I'm sorry but I don't think so.



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