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Hope everyone is ok...

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:06 pm

Hi all,

I hope everyone is keeping ok following this terrible weather we have all been getting battered with and with more to follow too ! I know there are members here from all over so as title says I hope everyone is keeping safe and well. When you see Red weather warnings being posted its pretty serious stuff..."danger to life" !! I see that the North East had one and indeed a new Red warning for the South West and South Wales has just been issued for the next 10/12hrs or so. Hope you chaps don't get hit too hard. Its been pretty shit in London last couple of days. I been walking my daily 3.8miles walk down to work at 03.30am and it aint been too pleasant... albeit it looking very 'picture postcode' it felt anything but. The chaps in the Bus Garage think I am a crazy fool for walking at the best of times let alone in this weather but I would miss my walk too much. :lol:

Anyway chaps, as said hope you are all ok and to those in the South West and Wales over the next 24hrs I hope its not as bad as they are predicting for you. The media do love these 'super storm' and 'beast from the east' headlines dont they but its no joking matter if its as bad as they say !

All the best now

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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby andyd » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:27 pm

:wave: Nick

Since 07.00 today https://s9.postimg.org/z0qbwcx33/Snow_01.03.18.jpg 4 inches and still going.......

Take it easy one and all.

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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:51 pm

Hope your keeping them feet warm nick but good on your mate for getting in .
This country just not ready for snow . But never heard them say red warnings for snow and freezing rain .
I bet it looks really nice down west , also hope it’s all over from Saturday and warms up
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Postby andyd » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:55 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:This country just not ready for snow . But never heard them say red warnings for snow and freezing rain .
I bet it looks really nice down west , also hope it’s all over from Saturday and warms up

19 crashes :( https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... al-1284392

It's ok to say don't go out unless you have to, but why are the main roads such a mess when gritted in advance :headscratch:

Hard to believe I will be taxing the Sierra in a month :shock:

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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:53 pm

Crikey Andy...thats 'snow' joke fella... :sorry:

Seriously though mate with lots more snow forecast down your way you might not be able to remember where you left the car mate :shock:
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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:06 pm

Fordoholic Nick wrote: I am a crazy fool


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.....for walking to work in this weather! :)

I'm glad to hear that everybody is keeping safe and well.

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:01 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:Image

.....for walking to work in this weather! :)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

Will be back up walking tomorrow at 0330am Andrew :wave:
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Postby Nigel 1953 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:09 pm

I second everyone else's comments. Haven't seen snow like this for a long time.

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Postby tejb1 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:47 am

I had planned to meet a friend in Norfolk at the weekend thinking that with it being spring it would be a good moment for the first decent run in the Capri. Needless to say such thoughts have been put on hold!

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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:01 am

There's two feet of snow where I live -

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Postby andyd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:26 am

pbar wrote:There's two feet of snow where I live -

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:lol:

Feet :applaud: At last someone talking old school :D It's all mm, cm and km now :headscratch:

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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby pbar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:43 am

The metric system will never fully take over Andy. For example, if you ask someone how tall they are then you might get five foot nine. They wouldn't say 1752.6mm. And how far is it to the bank, about two miles. You wouldn't hear 3.21 kilometers!

I'm just offering a pound of flesh, that's all :)

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Postby andyd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:53 am

pbar wrote:The metric system will never fully take over Andy. For example, if you ask someone how tall they are then you might get five foot nine. They wouldn't say 1752.6mm. And how far is it to the bank, about two miles. You wouldn't hear 3.21 kilometers!

I'm just offering a pound of flesh, that's all :)

:agree: All snow depth is now cm....Give me an inch anytime :whistle: :D

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Postby pbar » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:57 am

andyd wrote: :agree: All snow depth is now cm....


And I reckon that, when they hear that, most of the population are thinking 'now how much is that in inches' :D

Metric measurements, in a lot of instances, just don't have that same memorable 'feel' to it, as imperial does. Which is why, even though the UK went metric in 1965 (and to be in completion by 1975), we still have a mixture of the two. We just couldn't go the whole nine yards :)
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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby andyd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:02 am

pbar wrote:
andyd wrote: :agree: All snow depth is now cm....


And I reckon that, when they hear that, most of the population are thinking 'now how much is that in inches' :D

Metric measurements, in a lot of instances, just don't have that same memorable 'feel' to it, as imperial does.

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I can picture yards, feet and inches, but metric takes a while or I just give up :deadhorse:

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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby Jasonmarie » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:21 pm

I do feet and inch’s love the two feet .
Lots of roads closed everywhere and accidents so take care folks . I did laugh here a old girl just used her car to post a letter in the postbox and then drove home again .
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Postby andyd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:34 pm

If you didn't laugh you would cry.....https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-ne ... ad-1287649

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Postby Fordoholic Nick » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:53 pm

pbar wrote:Metric measurements, in a lot of instances, just don't have that same memorable 'feel' to it, as imperial does


Yep :agree: Paul.

Imagine they renamed the world famous Santa Pod 1/4 mile the Santa Pod 402.336m....just don't bleedin sound proper does it old chap :)

I for one would be mortified if they did....I know Dave (SmokeEm) would be too :lol:
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Re: Hope everyone is ok...

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:22 pm

I've just been watching the news and there appears to be lots of chaos everywhere. Luckily for us, we've had hardly any snowfall here.
By tomorrow the country will probably be back to normal anyway.

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Postby andyd » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:47 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:I've just been watching the news and there appears to be lots of chaos everywhere. Luckily for us, we've had hardly any snowfall here.
By tomorrow the country will probably be back to normal anyway.

Andrew.

A mate in South Wales has had it bad too.

ITV news already mentioned a chance of flooding when the thaw starts :doh: