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Offline André

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #720 on: December 15, 2020, 04:34:50 PM »
No snow here, but the temperature will drop to - 20 celsius tonight 🥶

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #721 on: December 16, 2020, 03:39:38 AM »
No snow here, but the temperature will drop to - 20 celsius tonight 🥶
Brrrrrr....!

Snow on its way here too.

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #722 on: December 16, 2020, 05:44:16 AM »
Just endless rain here

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #723 on: December 16, 2020, 06:14:48 AM »
Just endless rain here
Hopefully no flooding?

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #724 on: December 16, 2020, 07:45:49 AM »
Maybe an hour with some lovely sunshine here today, following just one hour totally in December so far, due to cloudy weather.

Mild today as well, so far no snow this winter, and very little frost.
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #725 on: December 16, 2020, 08:44:10 AM »
Hopefully no flooding?

Fortunately no flooding where I am but there have been warnings for elsewhere earlier in the week but, as yet, no actual floods. It has now stopped raining, for a while.

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #726 on: December 16, 2020, 03:24:01 PM »
Below our 10-day forecast through Christmas - chilly at night, not much rain, and NO snow on Christmas Day in Piedmont, North Carolina - Dave :)


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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #727 on: December 16, 2020, 04:32:19 PM »
Well, our winter storm warning got pushed out to 10pm tonight.  the forecast is 9-15" possible between now and 1pm tomorrow.
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #728 on: January 09, 2021, 04:16:39 AM »
The biggest snowstorm in living history in Madrid. It started yesterday, and it's still snowing.

The metro is operating, but buses are not running, the airport is closed, and train connections are suspended.

It's supposed to stop snowing later today, but temperatures are expected to drop further, so the disruptions will probably persist for several days.


People skiing on Gran Vía, one of the main streets in the city centre.


A section of the M-30 (the inner ring road of the city). Some people have been stuck in cars on the M-40 (the outer ring road) since 7 pm yesterday (i.e. for some 18 hours now).
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #729 on: January 09, 2021, 06:06:11 AM »
The biggest snowstorm in living history in Madrid. It started yesterday, and it's still snowing.

The metro is operating, but buses are not running, the airport is closed, and train connections are suspended.

It's supposed to stop snowing later today, but temperatures are expected to drop further, so the disruptions will probably persist for several days.


People skiing on Gran Vía, one of the main streets in the city centre.


A section of the M-30 (the inner ring road of the city). Some people have been stuck in cars on the M-40 (the outer ring road) since 7 pm yesterday (i.e. for some 18 hours now).

You have my sympathy, I hate snow. It looks pretty but rapidly becomes a pain in the neck, especially in places that rarely have snow.

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #730 on: January 09, 2021, 06:10:31 AM »
Thanks, Biffo. Yes, it was nice to walk around my home in the snow (I live in the city centre), but I think this “cuteness” will wear thin soon, and the coming days will be unpleasant.
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #731 on: January 09, 2021, 06:46:45 AM »
Thanks, Biffo. Yes, it was nice to walk around my home in the snow (I live in the city centre), but I think this “cuteness” will wear thin soon, and the coming days will be unpleasant.
How much snow have you received so far?

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #732 on: January 09, 2021, 07:30:11 AM »
About 18 inches, PD. Something unheard of here....
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #733 on: January 09, 2021, 12:14:56 PM »
About 18 inches, PD. Something unheard of here....
Wow!  What would be a common amount during your winter?

In the States if an area like Washington, DC gets a couple of inches of snow, it basically shuts down; not enough equipment for plowing, sanding/salting and even worse, a number of people who don't know how to drive in snow!

Stay safe,

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #734 on: January 09, 2021, 12:24:25 PM »
Wow!  What would be a common amount during your winter?

In the States if an area like Washington, DC gets a couple of inches of snow, it basically shuts down; not enough equipment for plowing, sanding/salting and even worse, a number of people who don't know how to drive in snow!

Stay safe,

PD

My brother lives near Raleigh, NC. That’s exactly what he says  ;D

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #735 on: January 09, 2021, 12:32:46 PM »
About 18 inches, PD. Something unheard of here....

Yes I just heard on the news about the gusts, les bourrasques. Sounds wild!
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #736 on: January 09, 2021, 12:39:38 PM »
My brother lives near Raleigh, NC. That’s exactly what he says  ;D
I've seen pictures/stories about it on the news for years!   ::)  You would think, at least for the capital region, that they would have more equipment/preparedness training, etc., non?   :(

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #737 on: January 09, 2021, 12:48:46 PM »
Wow!  What would be a common amount during your winter?
In the city of Madrid, for the past 20 years or so, we've had 1 or 2 days of snow each winter, but it rarely stays on the ground. Every 5 or so years, we'll get a "snowstorm" (for our standards)  that'll leave 2 or 3 inches maximum (and will wreak havoc in the city). What we had between yesterday and today had not been seen since 1971, apparently.
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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #738 on: January 09, 2021, 02:40:47 PM »
Interestingly, our own ‘snowstorm of the century’ happened in 1971  :o.

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Re: How is the weather?
« Reply #739 on: January 09, 2021, 03:13:55 PM »
Interestingly, our own ‘snowstorm of the century’ happened in 1971  :o.

In the UK one of the worst blizzards happened in 1978 in the South West, which is exactly where I happened to be, learning to parachute!  ::)

We ended up stranded for a week in a cold, remote Royal Marine building on Exmoor, which was half buried in a 20-foot drift, where we had to sleep in parachutes (rather warm!) and live off cereal and a few bits and bobs that had been left in the kitchen.
We were eventually helicoptered out, after spending a week doing little else but dig out various stranded farm animals and, um, eating cereal. The helicopter bit was kind of fun though.