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Gosh, is it snowing in England?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Flere-Imsaho, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    You'd think from the news that snow was entirely unprecedented. I've been laughing at sincerely delivered "advice" such as, "uncleared roads are more dangerous" and "rain washes away grit".

    Anyone enjoying a snow day?
  2. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Lots of it

  3. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    We had three flakes, it is precipitating it down now though. (I am at sea level).
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    My wife just rang. She can confirm it snoweth in Brum.
  5. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    It slashed down all night and then changed to snow around 6. Got up to less than an inch lying and a text telling me school was open.

    Little Sausage seems a bit affronted by snow. She is a neat and tidy girl and looks upon it as a litter nuisance. Not that it prevented her from emptying a box of cornflakes on the floor when my back was turned.
    InkyP and Flere-Imsaho like this.
  6. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Ssh (whispers she quietly) we've blue skies and sunshine here.:oops::)
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  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Here too, it's 10C, but lovely and warm in the sun.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  8. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Psst, so have we :)
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  9. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Mrs MSB has just had a meeting cancelled due to persistent snow a mere 20 miles away, whilst here it's just the half-hearted sort of sleet that Wilshaw would say needed improvement. We aren't separated by mountains either, so I must be just below the bad weather boundary.
    grumpydogwoman and Lara mfl 05 like this.
  10. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Interestingly we have a roughly N/S facing lounge with windows at either end and I have known days when looking one way we have rain and none the other! Presumably the edge of the rainbelt occurs over the roof of our bungalow?;)
    rachelpaula008 and cissy3 like this.
  11. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Just dull and grey here, with a bit of drizzle.

    Seem to have escaped any dramatic weather for ages now :(

    (Lara, I have experienced that phenomenon too!)
  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Either that or you live in Downton Abbey :)

    "Carson - it's raining on the drive again, be so good as to see if it's sunny in the ornamental garden"
  13. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    About three inches of snow, but now it's started raining instead.
  14. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    I shouted at the tv tonight when the bbc news presenter talked about conditions being'positively alpine.' The picture it showed was a field with a light covering of snow with the grass still poking through! It is bad enough when anyone south of yorkshire gets a bit of snow and it becomes major news, but when even Yorkshire presenters are getting excited by a bit of snow, it takes the biscuit.
    rachelpaula008 and cissy3 like this.
  15. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Watched the media reports... thought 'hmmm will ring parents and check they are OK'...

    'Yeah son, bit of snow this morning, all gone now.'
  16. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    Lots of snow, all day, in this suburb of Manchester. Turned to slush, now.
  17. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    A beautiful sunny day here, with the sort of clouds you feel you could climb up to and sit on.

    We went for a lengthy walk along the prom, into the town and out the other side. It was quite blowy and therefore fresh and I had my down coat, scarf and hood. Sitting on a bench was a man with t shirt, board shorts and flip flops. Couldn't help thinking of the snow up north I saw on the news this morning.
  18. Camokidmommy

    Camokidmommy Established commenter

    We started lovely and sunny but then the occasional torrent of rain arrived and left just as quickly. Walked dog along beach in down coat, gloves and hat while watching those strange people dressed from head to foot in neoprene, running towards freezing water. How bonkers are they? That's all I can think from the comfort of my poofy coat!!

    As for snow, how I miss it so much.....really I do. Some of the children I teach have only seen snow once!!! They are sooooo missing out.
  19. guinnesspuss

    guinnesspuss Star commenter

    Snow, very heavy this morning, slush now.
    School closed.:):):):):):):):):):D:D:D:D:D:):):):):):):):):):)
  20. marymoocow

    marymoocow Star commenter

    It was really funny at work when it snowed. All our new Spanish nurses kept running excitedly to the window as they had never seen it before. They were so disappointed when it melted before the end of the shift.

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