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Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by artofcp on 8 January 2010 7:12am
 
Looks like you folks have been socked in!

http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=42237

They say an about 10% of the workforce stayed home for two days and you're in for a week of persistent cold weather. Technical speak calls it "extreme negative phase Arctic Oscillation." Bummer. Hope you all stay warm!
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by ev on 8 January 2010 8:40am
 
Sorry, but I had to chuckle a bit when I read that.. a bit of snow and the whole country shuts down.. ;P
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by kazzzz on 8 January 2010 10:06am
 
I know!!!! All my friends are stockpiling food there! I mean, isn't the UK a BIT of a snowy place? When Ray and I were staying in Norfolk a few years ago the snow was feet thick. We couldn't get out of the house for days!
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by kazzzz on 8 January 2010 10:11am
 
(that's a great link by the way...)
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by Spursfan on 8 January 2010 10:23am
 
No, not really Kazzzz. Well, a BIT I suppose but it isn't normally as bad as this, nor does it last so long (at least not in the South).

The last time we had snow like this (and I have to add that we personally haven't had a lot - a measly inch or so) was at least 10 years ago.

I read somewhere that it was far better financially for the country to have people having the odd day or two off than to set up measures such as they have in places like Canada where there are regularly heavy snowfalls, because they would hardly be used!! We just don't have heavy snowfalls that often.

I keep saying to Zak that we may be snowed in at any time (I'm hoping I guess!!) but although we live in a tiny village, we have never been snowed in touch wood during the 19 years (next month) we have lived here and neither did my parents for the 22 years prior to that. Though that doesn't mean it won't happen so I'm making sure that we have plenty of chicken in for Tosun and catfood for the cats!

:)
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by kazzzz on 8 January 2010 10:31am
 
(that's a great link by the way...)
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by Spursfan on 8 January 2010 10:34am
 
Yes I heard you the first time, Kazzzz !!

:)
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by ev on 8 January 2010 10:40am
 
Yeah down (up?) here it's pretty standard to have special trains and trucks with snow ploughs, etc. driving around fairly regularly when there's snow in winter (which is quite often).

There are also special bins on nearly every street corner with small gravelly stuff to spread out over the footpaths to help against slipping.
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by kazzzz on 8 January 2010 10:42am
 
Anne do you think that's a great link? i do!
 
Re: Satellite Photo of Britain's Snowstorm by Spursfan on 8 January 2010 10:46am
 
We have a 'salt' bin just round the corner, Ev - in fact the husband put some on a nasty bend in the lane last night.

Yes it is a very good link Kazzzz - now will you shut up about it? (Don't mean it)

;)
 
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