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2 minutes ago, tim2 said:

My work colleagues in Detroit assure me it's quite nippy.

-51 in Winnipeg.

Forecast for here:

Snow squalls have developed near Lake Huron with cold westerly winds gusting up to 70 km/h. The snow squalls should shift considerably from time to time over the course of the next few days. These snow squall conditions are likely to persist into Thursday.

While significant accumulations are possible, the more serious threat from the squalls will be from blowing snow creating whiteout and near blizzard conditions. In addition, dangerous wind chill values as low as minus 35 are also a threat.

If visibility is reduced while driving, turn on your lights and maintain a safe following distance. Consider postponing non-essential travel until conditions improve.

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20 minutes ago, henage said:

When does cabin fever come into play ?

It all depends...there are two types:  1) Sort of nervous all the time, anxious, closely hemmed in like by a mountain...want room!, bored, stuck,.

Which can develop into Type 2

"I'm getting out of here!  I mean it...get out of my way!  I want another drink right now!  I'm getting out of here right now!"

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12 hours ago, tim2 said:

My work colleagues in Detroit assure me it's quite nippy.

Was listening to the World Service last night. In Celsius, it will go from -35 (w/o wind chill) in Chicago yesterday to +10 on Saturday.

Which seems ... mental. 

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Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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41 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

Was listening to the World Service last night. In Celsius, it will go from -35 (w/o wind chill) in Chicago yesterday to +10 on Saturday.

Which seems ... mental. 

Then back to -15 next week. It explains why the roads in Detroit are shot to pieces.

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"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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3 hours ago, MattSantos said:

Absolutely roasting here. The temp rarely fluctuates but the locals are saying that its getting hotter and hotter each year

 

 

Absolutely freezing here.  The temp constantly fluctuates and the locals are saying that its getting colder and colder each year.

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1 hour ago, Kayakman said:

Absolutely freezing here.  The temp constantly fluctuates and the locals are saying that its getting colder and colder each year.

Any chance of some pics please. I love seeing real weather compared to the dusting that grinds us to a halt. 

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17 minutes ago, bobbruce said:

Any chance of some pics please. I love seeing real weather compared to the dusting that grinds us to a halt. 

Problem is I don't know how to transfer from my wifes i phone to this computer we have tried and tried but it never works....here are a couple that have been posted up though to give you an idea from up here.

Many of cops have ditched their cruisers trying to rescue people trapped on the closed roads...locals are making rescue convoys of tractors and snowmobiles to go get them.

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Must say we've got some pretty crazy weather here at mo. At work having break right now, stood outside and I can't see more than 10 metres in front of me cos of some super thick fog that's come down in the last couple of hours and it's getting worse. Gonna be dark soon, hope this lifts in next three hours before I've gotta go home. 

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7 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Must say we've got some pretty crazy weather here at mo. At work having break right now, stood outside and I can't see more than 10 metres in front of me cos of some super thick fog that's come down in the last couple of hours and it's getting worse. Gonna be dark soon, hope this lifts in next three hours before I've gotta go home. 

Just looked out to see if the freezing fog had cleared to find it had been snowing. 

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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20 minutes ago, Ullman said:

Just looked out to see if the freezing fog had cleared to find it had been snowing. 

Do you want more?  We can send more your way...all free of charge too!  This is what the major highways look like up here at the moment.

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17 minutes ago, Kayakman said:

Do you want more?  We can send more your way...all free of charge too!  This is what the major highways look like up here at the moment.

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Thanks but no thanks, mate.

Going to be bad enough on the open end at Craven Park tomorrow night.

Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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57 minutes ago, Shadow said:

Snowmageddon in Hampshire today

Thank Goodness for 4 Wheel Drive

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Typical - snow day in Hampshire and I'm up in Cas!

Now then, it's a race between Sandie....and Fairburn....and the little man is in........yeees he's in.

I, just like those Castleford supporters felt that the ball should have gone to David Plange but he put the bit betwen his teeth...and it was a try

Kevin Ward - best player I have ever seen

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The real Mick Gledhill is what you see on here, a Bradford fan ........, but deep down knows that Bradford are just not good enough to challenge the likes of Leeds & St Helens.
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1 hour ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Childhood ambition achieved! ? 

The hill I live on (a main road) was shut to traffic. I sledged down it! 

It was quite scary though.

#sofast

YouTube or it didn't happen.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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I was watching the news just before I came out to work and the lead story was the weather. They are talking about the South grinding to a halt, people stranded in the middle of nowhere, genuinely talking like it is the apocalypse and then they show you a video of a light covering of snow perhaps 2 millimetres thick.

There was a bloke on there who got stranded in Cornwall and he said he lives in Norway for 3 months of the year and he's never seen weather like this there. I can only assume he in fact meant that he has never seen so little snow as this in Norway. As he was saying this he was stood by the side of the road in about a centimetre of snow. 

They were also at a college down that way where students had been stranded overnight and it showed them all wrapped in blankets looking traumatised like they had been rescued from an earthquake. The head of the school said something along the lines of, 'we have a managed to provide water and food for them' and they were getting bedding donated..... Bloody hell, they don't know they've been born, I've slept against walls on concrete floors in dodgy Eastern European train stations before! Grow a pair! Jesus, media know how to blow stuff out of proportion...... 

Its genuinely embarrassing when you see pictures like what Kayakman has posted with people in those places just getting on with their lives. I know people who live in Finland and they've said before that for a few months of the year you can't use your car cos the roads are completely blocked and if you leave it out of your garage the petrol will freeze. People here would die if they couldn't use their car for even a couple of days. 'how will I go 1 mile down the road?!' walk you Nancy!!

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2 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I was watching the news just before I came out to work and the lead story was the weather. They are talking about the South grinding to a halt, people stranded in the middle of nowhere, genuinely talking like it is the apocalypse and then they show you a video of a light covering of snow perhaps 2 millimetres thick.

There was a bloke on there who got stranded in Cornwall and he said he lives in Norway for 3 months of the year and he's never seen weather like this there. I can only assume he in fact meant that he has never seen so little snow as this in Norway. As he was saying this he was stood by the side of the road in about a centimetre of snow. 

They were also at a college down that way where students had been stranded overnight and it showed them all wrapped in blankets looking traumatised like they had been rescued from an earthquake. The head of the school said something along the lines of, 'we have a managed to provide water and food for them' and they were getting bedding donated..... Bloody hell, they don't know they've been born, I've slept against walls on concrete floors in dodgy Eastern European train stations before! Grow a pair! Jesus, media know how to blow stuff out of proportion...... 

Its genuinely embarrassing when you see pictures like what Kayakman has posted with people in those places just getting on with their lives. I know people who live in Finland and they've said before that for a few months of the year you can't use your car cos the roads are completely blocked and if you leave it out of your garage the petrol will freeze. People here would die if they couldn't use their car for even a couple of days. 'how will I go 1 mile down the road?!' walk you Nancy!!

There is this huge snowbank up here and everyone is calling it "Trumps Wall" and we didn't even have to pay for it!  Currently in clean up phase.

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