Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Gage, Mar 23, 2008.
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Saw this on facebook today.
Ok, that's enough.
-18C and 20 cm of snow today. Booked 7 days in the DR for next week!
Can we have some?
That was uncalled for.
My doctor would disagree. He says that for my weight I should be 12' 6".
Its because you have heavy bones
Not sure which is worse. Freezing your off your man bits in the cold, or being so hot your eyeballs sweat.
The Yanks are tough
-28 to -36 and could go down to -53C
The US will shiver this week in a once-in-a-generation deep freeze, forecasters warn.
The most extreme arctic blasts, caused by a spinning pool of cold air known as the polar vortex, could bring temperatures as low as -53C (-64F).
Weather officials in the state of Iowa have warned people to "avoid taking deep breaths, and to minimise talking" if they go outside.
US faces 'once-in-a-generation' cold snap
Threw a few tonne of salt down yesterday for the impending whiteout, not a flake to be seen this morning. Our Housekeeping department are going to love me.
Here in Helsinki, on the southern coast of Finland, 55 cm snow and -1 deg C, so mild but last weekend the temperature was -22 deg C.
Here in Helsinki 63 cm of snow and the temperature just climbed to 0 deg C. Yesterday was sunny and -7 - -8 deg C, so excellent day for some skiing, but now according to weather forecast +1 - +2 deg C up to Tuesday and all rain up to that water or sleet, so much slush in the near future. From Wednesday onwards subzero weather will return according to forecasts.
28C with cold cerveza in the DR
Today light rain and +1 deg C. Rain is poison to snow, so only appr. 45 cm snow left. The snow in the foreground is that which came down from the roof yesterday and during last night. When snow becomes wet it becomes heavier and gravity does the work.
And while snow is beautiful and makes evenings, nights and mornings much lighter it also means much shovelling in order to keep the driveway passable.
I noticed the `Telegraph` had revamped the old story which Jedburgh posted back in 2010 about why people in the North East of England refuse to wear suitable clothes in winter .Worthy of another look?
At 50 degrees - Southerners turn on their heating. People in Newcastle plant out their gardens.
At 40 - Southerners shiver uncontrollably. People in Newcastle continue to sunbathe.
At 20 - Southerners wear coats, gloves and wool hats. People in Newcastle throw on a t-shirt and girls wear mini skirts.
At Zero - Southern landlords turn up the heat. People in Newcastle have a last BBQ before it gets cold.
At Minus 10 - Southerners cease to exist. People in Newcastle throw on a long sleeved shirt
At Minus 80 - Polar bears wonder if it is all worth it. Boy Scouts in Newcastle begin wearing long trousers.
At Minus 100 - Santa abandons North Pole. People in Newcastle put on socks.
At Minus 173 - Alcohol freezes. People in Newcastle visit the off licence because the pubs shut.
At Minus 297 - Microbial life starts to disappear. Cows on Northumberland farms complain of vets with cold hands.
At Minus 460 - All atomic motion stops. People in Newcastle begin to stamp their feet and blow on their hands.
At Minus 500 - Hell freezes over and Sunderland fans fear this could be the year Newcastle United win a trophy
Tuesday was sunny, nice day for skiing even if a bit cold because the wind, during the day -1 - -3 deg C, 35 cm of snow. But our "snowmeter" on the garden table was a fairly sorrow sight.
Snowing lightly and temperature just below zero C, appr 37 cm of snow.
day was sunny temperature was rising, night was cold, -14 deg C, day -12 - -2½ deg C, very early tomorrow more snow sould arrive, now only appr. 30 cm remaining after several days of thaw and some rain, but after a couple hours it should turn into icy (subzero) rain, so by sunrise all streets, roads and pavements will probably be very, very slippery.
Meanwhile, in Ontario!
‘It’s a mess’: Hwy. 400 near Barrie closed in both directions after crash involving dozens of vehicles | Watch News Videos Online
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