Let It Snow

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Gage, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Tolbooth

    Tolbooth Patron Patron

    Not a brilliant photo but I have entitled it "Snowy garden and Ghost of Christmas Tree Past"
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  2. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Sorry no pics - lovely bright sunny day, fifth in a row, not a snowflake in sight - Central Scotland.

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  3. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Turn the page

    Staffordshire 24th January 2021.
    Watch out where the Huskies go and dont you eat that yellow Snow!

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  4. Juha

    Juha Junior Member

    45 cm /17.7" snow and -15 C. Last snowing partly covered our "trench system".

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  5. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    We'll also have snow this weekend in Holland ... up to 20 cm!
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  6. Owen

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  7. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Snow and cold are in the offing .. but first we have to deal with high water levels on the rivers: The Rhine (or Waal) at Nijmegen ... the floodplains are under water and the river splashes against the foot of the dikes.

    Dutch beavers in a vain attempt to stem the tide ...

    The newly constructed spillway at Nijmegen is a true paradise for kayakers

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  8. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    As a thief in the night ... we had a real blizzard last night .. which covered Holland in 20 cm of snow:

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    An unprecedented situation: to leave the house this morning we had to dig through the snow. Stupid me had left the snow shovel in the barn outside ... :blush:

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  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    This morning Arnhem woke up under a blanket of snow:

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    Motorway to Nijmegen:
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  10. papiermache

    papiermache Well-Known Member

    Definitely the right kind of snow.

    We've got the wrong kind of snow here. Or you can smile as you skate along the canals in Amsterdam !

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  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Just a light dusting of powdery snow in west London. It is falling as lightweight tiny ball bearings!
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  12. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    Not a flake in SW Wiltshire - yet.:whistle:
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  13. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    The snow will last for at least a week and a half ...

    Over a week of continuous frost (- 16 C last night) and little snowfall ... while temperatures are dropping, the Dutch skating fever is rising ... will there be a "Elfsteden-tocht" this year? This legendary long-distance skating event on natural ice, of over 200 kilometres, was held for the last time in 1997. In 1985 the 13th edition was held for the first time since 1963, though it was a close call. There followed a 14th edition in 1986; and a 15th in 1997.

    The 1963 edition was a rough one, because of the severe cold (- 6 to -18 C), strong wind and snowdrifts only 127 out of 10.000 participants made it to the finish line. Of the 568 competition skaters, only 57 managed to enter within the required 2 hours of the winner. Of the 9294 tourers who had started the tour, only 69 were able to do so at the end of the day:

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  14. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    1963. Now we’re talking winters!
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  15. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Snow Clearing a Lancaster ready for Ops 001.jpg I saw the news where the weather was extremely disruptive in the Netherlands and Germany.

    The 1939/1940,1946/1947 and 1962/1963 winters...no central heating in those years and people had to wear extra clothing....long johns appeared to be the winter underwear for men in the 1940s...living room fire kept in overnight by a covering of slack coal.

    On Monday Binbrook in the Lincolnshire Wolds was cut off by snow.an experience which would be common at RAF Binbrook during the war...still with groundcrew efforts they kept the station operational....best illustrated with an official released photograph of a Lancaster being dug out.....could have been taken at any BC airfield................(Reference Air Historical)
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  17. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    We're gonna hang out the washing ........................
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  18. Owen

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    Not snow but some ice on the Marlborough Downs.

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  19. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Very cold today, but no snow. There was one puddle across the path and I nearly slipped and fell. The cows on the walk walked very slow and looked before every step. They checked everything.
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  20. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Winter in Arnhem; after a week of severe frost (from - 3 C in day time, up to - 17 C last night) still a lot of snow and now splendid sunny weather:


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    No need for a winter sports holidays abroad :cool::

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