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Message 1466930 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 8:57:23 UTC

More rain on the way here today. Just had our first 2 dry days of 2014. It was nice to see the Sun for a change!
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Message 1466941 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 10:20:37 UTC

I'll second that motion for seeing the Sun in the UK
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Message 1467015 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 15:36:15 UTC

Good Morning, (10:00 am East Coast )

Just coming back from outside. It is -26C. My cheeks are burning.
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Message 1467052 - Posted: 21 Jan 2014, 22:18:22 UTC

Got a nice lil storm pummeling the region here east of Philly, 8"-10" snow since 9am and another 3"-5" expected by 10pm. Temps now 15F and dropping to 6F overnight with 20-30mph gusts. These type of "Nor-Easters" happen quite often in the mid-atlantic region, though usually the precipitation is rain. Every 3-5 years however, we get bombed...and well, its been about 3 years since the last significant snow storm. :)
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Message 1467139 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 3:08:35 UTC

Chicago and especially northwest Indiana really got hammered with lake effect snow. Officially 11"+ at O'Hare and Midway. Out here, 28 miles west of downtown, I don't think we got 2".

But that just means we got in on the deep freeze all the sooner.
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Message 1467206 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 7:20:41 UTC
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I'd trade the cold & snow for some of our rain!

Rained last night, been raining this morning - and chilly with it, worst combination!

Have to feel sorry for THESE PEOPLE - There is another 2 deluges expected this week, there is no way at all they'll be pumped dry for at least another week or so.
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Message 1467390 - Posted: 22 Jan 2014, 18:40:11 UTC

Argh - its too warm here, the little bighting blighters are out again :-(
Give us a nice cold spell to freeze their collective breeding habits.....
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Message 1467596 - Posted: 23 Jan 2014, 7:02:40 UTC

You could have my temps gladly. My outside temp reads -3.6 F. I know my sig shows a warmer temperature, But that is 20 miles south and at the airport. I think its those jet engines warming the air.
Last night when I went to bed it was -14 F.
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Message 1467611 - Posted: 23 Jan 2014, 8:20:36 UTC - in response to Message 1467596.  

You could have my temps gladly. My outside temp reads -3.6 F. I know my sig shows a warmer temperature, But that is 20 miles south and at the airport. I think its those jet engines warming the air.
Last night when I went to bed it was -14 F.


I stayed in Lapland a couple of years ago and it was regularly below -30C at night, but as their properties are built for it, it wasn't a problem. Being outside in it though soon wore you down, despite having all the right gear with us. Never felt so weighted down by clothes before!
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Message 1467720 - Posted: 23 Jan 2014, 15:07:03 UTC

My thermometer said about -6F when I left the house. The WeatherBug a mile away said -3.6 when I got on my computer here at work.

(I don't know what anyone's signature weather thing says anymore. I got tired of waiting for large gifs to download and turned off viewing signatures.)

Latest forecast is for <10 today, 22 tomorrow, 19 Saturday, and falling all day Sunday. High of -2 on Monday and not much better Tuesday. Wouldn't be surprised if we have another emergency day on Monday and maybe a late start Tuesday, if the forecast holds up.
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Message 1467832 - Posted: 23 Jan 2014, 18:55:20 UTC

Light rain, 4°C and partly clouded, winds at 24km/hour.
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Message 1467894 - Posted: 23 Jan 2014, 22:16:00 UTC - in response to Message 1467840.  

strange white substance is covering the ground


You got that too?
Check to see if there may be some ripped feather pillows near you......
It has been so warm around here that a very large amount of
our white stuff has been disappearing. Now every day we have
been getting a blue colouring up in the sky......
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Message 1467962 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 2:03:49 UTC

Seriously, I've had enough of this winter now.
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Message 1467969 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 2:22:37 UTC - in response to Message 1467962.  

Seriously, I've had enough of this winter now.



I agree 100%
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Message 1468026 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 5:11:39 UTC

Wow just think, only six months of winter,
next thing you know we will have three whole
months of summer! I find it hard to imagine
the month of April with out any snow.
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Message 1468054 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 6:59:29 UTC

Finally some frost last night. Currently 4°C and partly clouded.
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Message 1468139 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 11:47:30 UTC

The Somerset floods in the UK have now been decalred a Major Incident (about time really, you'd have thought that anywhere cut off for a month wouild have been declared "major" a long time ago!)

Fortunately I'm further North than the badly affected area, not far enough North to escape this relentless rain though. Just 2 dry days so far this month!
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Message 1468197 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 14:05:23 UTC - in response to Message 1468171.  
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About damn time too. It took me 8-1/2 hours on Christmas eve to drive from London to South Devon, via Wiltshire, close to Bristol, and the M5. Usually takes 3 hours. I have no faith in the Environment Agency at all, that they are on top of any incident. It is part of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which used to be called the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, and is headed by Owen Paterson since September 2012. Clearly he needs to get a grip.


You should try living here. Plenty of roads closed & have been for weeks. Last weekend the water was so deep on my own driveway it prevented friends that had been here for a meal from leaving.

The whole of the Somerset levels are in danger of this being the worst floods for decades currently. As you may know, this area is below sea level at high tides, so only a limited number of hours a day that water can be pumped away and with Spring tides coming up, less hours than normal.

The article I Linked to has been updated. They are now building a pontoon for the rescue boats, so obviously expecting a deteriorating situation otherwise they wouldn't spend the money!
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Message 1468219 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 14:45:25 UTC - in response to Message 1468206.  

Not looking good Andy I have to admit. Large areas of Surrey, Kent, and Sussex are also under water.

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/local-news/groundwater-flooding-risk-amid-more-6539238

The problem is that the Government cannot control the weather. Nor would it be prudent to spend millions and millions of pounds on flood defences that might only be needed once every 20 years. But nevertheless, they should be geared up for emergency action when it is obviously necessary, and this they haven't done. Troops should have been called in weeks ago to help out, and they haven't been. It is a national scandal.


Thing is, I wonder if a change of strategy is needed, given the changing climate. Rather than spend millions of £s protecting property from water, spend the money building new homes, out of the danger areas and relocate people.

The Somerset levels flooded very badly in 2010, again last year, but this year the floods are like nothing before (caused by rain & excepting the 18th Century Storm Surge).
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Message 1468235 - Posted: 24 Jan 2014, 14:56:56 UTC - in response to Message 1468222.  


That of course makes sense to most people, but flood plain land is cheap and it costs in to developers. It's all about money.


It IS all about money, but it's the Government that spends the millions of £s on flood defences and it's their fault that flood plain is cheap and other land isn't.

A change of "Green Belt" policy would help here. Build on some of the Green Belt and give the flood plains back to the rivers. The end result would be the same amount of land is built on, maintaining the green belt status quo (which is a somewhat outdated policy given immigration levels...)
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