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Getting Fed Up With The Weather!  
User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6082 times:

Post here if you are getting feb up with the cold, snow, ice, non gritted paths and roads, and all the transport problems that have been caused because of it.

Work was hell in the week up to Christmas because of the Snow, and now its been hell again in January because of it.

Im getting stressed out, its cold ALL the time, im flying all over the place trying to walk to work and get a bus and just wanna stay in bed all day with the curtains closed and not see what is going on outside  Sad

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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6077 times:

I hate it so much. Had a hell of a day yesterday flying to London for the day. Was lucky to get back. Someone commented that the whole atmosphere seems weird and everything feels different.

The novelty has worn off and I want the mild weather back. Roads are like ice rinks and im burning so much heating oil its costing me a fortune. Trying to keep the house at 18-19c whilst its -8c outside is hard LOL...


User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6080 times:

I feel your pain. It's been polar madness here in the States. We've had cold, wind, snow and of course ATC fun. Hang in there time flies and before you know it,




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User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6075 times:



Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 2):

Now turn that into a few hot guys, and I will have a smile on my face  Smile


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6069 times:



Quoting LHR380 (Reply 3):

Something tells me those "women" were guys at one point...



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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6065 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 4):
Something tells me those "women" were guys at one point...

LOL... very true especially the one with the blue skirt. She/He would turn any Man Gay.


User currently offlineAverageUser From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6060 times:

I hate sounding condescending but the current U.K. problems weatherwise to me seem like the sad stories you hear of kids drowning in 5 cms of water or the like.

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6047 times:



Quoting AverageUser (Reply 6):
I hate sounding condescending but the current U.K. problems weatherwise to me seem like the sad stories you hear of kids drowning in 5 cms of water or the like.

What do you mean?


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6041 times:



Quoting JetsGo (Reply 4):
Something tells me those "women" were guys at one point...

Well I wouldn't be hitting them regardless  yuck 

I'm not getting fed up with the weather though, the cold just doesn't bother me at all. So far this cold snap has caused me to wear a T-shirt beneath my normal shirt when working outside, as it's a bit parky when the wind whistles between the buttons, but aside of that I'm not freezing. The snow hasn't disrupted the family too much yet, I'm still able to get around by pushbike, the car gets back up the drive with me pushing, and the road has just about enough grip to drive on. I do think that by Sunday we'll be stuck though, the council is only gritting main roads and any more compaction and the street will be impassable again.

Just treating it like an adventure Big grin


Dan  Smile



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User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5246 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 6032 times:

It's warmed up here quite a bit since the single digit tempartures we saw last month. Of course, when I say warm I'm talking daytime highs in the mid 30's Farenheit so close to 0 celsius. Still it's better than a 15 degree daytime high.  cold 

Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 4):
Something tells me those "women" were guys at one point...

LOL... very true especially the one with the blue skirt. She/He would turn any Man Gay.

LOL my thoughts exactly. That is one unattractive woman.



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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6024 times:

I was in a hurry when I posted the pics of those girls that some think could be he she or its.
So, in the spirit that
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is reknown for here's
more like it!




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User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26949 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 6011 times:



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 8):
as it's a bit parky

LOL.. havnt heard that expression for years .

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 8):
Just treating it like an adventure

Thats the spirit.



User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9196 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5993 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 5):
Quoting JetsGo (Reply 4):
Something tells me those "women" were guys at one point...

LOL... very true especially the one with the blue skirt. She/He would turn any Man Gay.

Eeewww!! Yeah, you're right! Both her and the one behind her. Their faces look rather mannish!

Quoting Zippyjet (Reply 10):

Now that's what I'm talking about! (If I was still unattached, that is!)  Smile



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User currently offlineFlybaurLAX From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 638 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5990 times:

Well, I went from cold Indiana weather, to nice LA weather, then to the "chilly" weather of San Francisco, and now I'm in wet Seattle weather. I've been here almost a week, and only 1 of those days it was actually sunny. It's definitely not cold, though. That makes it a lot more livable.

....so is this turning into a would you hit it thread? I wouldn't complain, but I'm just saying...



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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5990 times:

Cold eh?

Come down here....  biggrin 




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User currently offlineZippyjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 5478 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5978 times:



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 13):
...so is this turning into a would you hit it thread? I wouldn't complain, but I'm just saying...

This seems to happen when
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is in the house.



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User currently offlineDXing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 5972 times:

Quoting LHR380 (Thread starter):
Im getting stressed out, its cold ALL the time, im flying all over the place trying to walk to work and get a bus and just wanna stay in bed all day with the curtains closed and not see what is going on outside

Bond would just bother M for an assignment in the Bahamas or Jamaica!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CoMCdu03STU&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myoVLMnKw2M&feature=related

[Edited 2010-01-08 18:55:42]

User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5967 times:

We have been having one of the coldest winters in a while here in the NY City area, with many days bearly getting above freezing - 32F/0C, nights in the teens F/ -5 C with a number cursed with nasty winds that make the chill even worse. I need a vacation in some warm Carribbean island where the only cold thing is the beer.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 5964 times:



Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
LOL.. havnt heard that expression for years .

I reckon if I keep using them they'll be back in vogue soon enough  Wink

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
Thats the spirit.

And what a spirit it is. It takes something like this to get people out of their houses, walking around and talking to their neighbours. It's amazing; people walk to work now because they can't get their cars on the road and, as a result, a lot of people I know have realised that it actually takes them no longer than it would sat in the twice daily rush hour traffic - and that's tottering along an icey pavement.



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineDba4u From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 662 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5942 times:

Leipzig: EDDP 090320Z 04013G25KT 3500 SN DRSN SCT004 BKN010 M03/M04 Q1014

I *love* that weather!

However, as I'm working part-time on the german railways, which aren't to well known for reliability once the first snowflakes appeared I'd rather stay at home today.... Big grin


ah yeah, and it's not gonna stop! http://wetterstationen.meteomedia.de/messnetz/forecast/104700.html
Guess who's got to work tomorrow and on monday? Riiiight!


User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5880 times:

-3 / -4 outside at the moment, but its a clear morning with a heavy frost.

Meant to get bad this afternoon though.


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5874 times:

Good thread here.
Down here on the French Med coast, I have 2 degrees C and awful non stop rain storms.
So cold and damp here. The snow isn't far, only a couple of miles up the road.
Looks like it will not stop any time soon. Been like this the last 3 weeks.
There is more of the same to come next week.
I haven't seen such bad weather in years.  cold 



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User currently offlineIdealstandard From France, joined Apr 2009, 409 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5872 times:

I'm not bothered by the cold, I'm bothered with the absolutely terrible job of dealing with it.

Whilst I understand that we don't have the provisions, it is not acceptable to miss an entire working week at an office in a very busy town (High Wycombe) due to the weather.

Its costing us a fortune!


User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10893 posts, RR: 37
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5865 times:

This thread gets me to thinking... can the weather be manipulated at some level or other? Do the scientists know how to change the weather locally or in whole regions of the world? Can warming or cooling be helped at all? Science is so advanced that I wonder if maybe this could be done some way or other.  Confused  Yeah sure


There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineGrahamHill From France, joined Mar 2007, 2821 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 5863 times:

That's at the moment over Dublin:



 Wow!



"A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one" - Moliere
25 AverageUser : The total ineptitude in dealing with snow and cold. I read the "official" BBC advice to motorists -- serious matter ok, but I tended to laugh. Some f
26 TLG : No thank-you; I'll take the upper Midwest. At the moment it's -16F/-27C and there's about a foot/30cm of snow on the ground. I love it! It helps that
27 DXing : This is definitely the coldest winter we've seen since moving to Houston. Not much moisture but its been continually chilly to downright cold since t
28 AverageUser : The pool's thermal capacity will be quite large -- I'd monitor the temp and only run the pumps when there's an ice cover beginning to form at the edg
29 DXing : It's the pipes leading to the filter and pumps I'm more worried about. They are not buried deep and the ground at the surface is already cold. Runnin
30 AverageUser : No need to worry, if your pipes are buried at all, you'd need to have the top soil frozen solid first before the water in the pipes freezes. Soil is
31 DXing : I wish that were the case but the soil here is much looser with sand mixed in. It doesn't take much for it to freeze down more than a few inches. Nei
32 Kiwiandrew : All I can say is 'you lucky buggers' , when it is cold you can wrap up against it and put more clothes on , but when it is hot and humid there is a li
33 AverageUser : Trust me, it will take quite a frost to reach 30cm of soil in a matter of days. If your averaged diurnal temp is even slighly above zero C, that will
34 StarAC17 : I can't really complain here its just gone from cold to too cold to snow here in the YYZ area, nothing we haven't seen before in fact it was probably
35 Andaman : Well that's a bit harsh I think. Perhaps winters like this are getting more rare in Finland too, but we still have to be ready for snow and freeze, m
36 PlymSpotter : To be honest I'm really glad of the cold right now. For the past four days I've been tackling a leak in the bathroom, which meant ripping the entire s
37 Dazed767 : Snow in Florida, now that's crazy. It's 1°C in Orlando right now and it's 3pm.
38 Derico : I hope this weather pattern stays put forever. I can't recall weather so awesome or perfect.
39 LAXintl : indeed. Been a wonderfull winter to date here in Southern California. Many many sunny clear days with temperatures very comfortable mid 70- mid 80F (
40 ScrubbsYWG : you all make me laugh.
41 Luke : The icyness sure made it easier for me to find parking in town today. A residential cul-de-sac off the main road into town was completely empty as no
42 DXing : Yeah, I wouldn't want an ingound pool up north. You have been lucky. I can't remember such long stretches with LAX not being engulfed in fog. I've ev
43 Scandinavian : -16,9 C in Stockholm at the moment. Perfect weather to drink an Imperial Stout or two.
44 Post contains links AverageUser : See the conditions over here
45 Andaman : Yeah looks like winter But still I wouldn't expect people in UK to handle the winter conditions like we Nordics do.
46 OA260 : Exactly at least you understand the contrasts. Its like you having 50c temperatures in August with no AC. You would not be used to it.
47 Sabena332 : Incredible! I am also sick and tired of this weather here in Germany. I can't stand coldness and snow and usually is it gone after a few days but now
48 Andaman : Yes, whats the point comparing UK and Finland here... Snow and freeze don't disturb my life in Helsinki, especially not in my central heated flat, bu
49 MIAspotter : Yes I am too getting fed up with this weather. It's been cold and rainy all friggin' week, and the last couple of days the temps have gone down real b
50 Sabena332 : This weather is really unusual for Barcelona. Usually I am in Barcelona every year between Christmas and New Year and I remember that we always still
51 Post contains images TheCol : Oh, boo frickety hoo! Signed, Canada [Edited 2010-01-09 14:12:20]
52 SpeedBirdA380 : Exactly. Finland is a country that experiences snow and freezing temperatures every year whilst the UK is not. The equivalent would be Finland experi
53 Prebennorholm : I think that I know what you mean, AverageUser. But this weather is a lot worse than average Finnish winter weather. I have been on business trip man
54 Steeler83 : Nothing like a little snow accumulation on those palm trees, eh? What is that in Farrenheit, like 34? Not much better if at all up here in balmy PHIL
55 Post contains images Andaman : I have experienced that the winter weather in UK and in Holland can feel colder than the similar or even lower figures in Finland, where the climate
56 Dreadnought : It's been so cold in the US that Democrats have been spotted with their hands in their own pockets. It's been 10-15 degrees below normal for the past
57 AverageUser : They thought is was cold -- until by mistake a Conservative heart was measured!
58 Kappel : I was thinking the same thing when I got up for work on Friday, I'm so fed up with the cold! And there's no end in sight at the moment. Last winter wa
59 DunaA320 : In a wierd kinda way I'm liking all the snow we've got in England. Don't mind the cold, as long as I've got my hat, scarf and gloves on. Just hate the
60 AverageUser : One of my British teachers complained that his family wouldn't want to visit his parents in England over Christmas: "Daddy, it's always so cold in th
61 YooYoo : To you Brits.... A few inches of snow and some cold temps and you all turn into a bunch of whining pansies!!
62 Dreadnought : Road salt has been banned in Switzerland for many years, because of the damage it causes. The Swiss just spread out light gravel instead. After livin
63 Post contains images AverageUser : Right on the mark -- here's your typical Conservative at his 40+
64 Kappel : But isn't gravel also bad for the asphalt and not to mention cars?
65 Post contains images AverageUser : No. Salts on the other hand are, and less and less gets sprayed here, and nothing near the sensitive areas, formiates are an alternative. We don't us
66 Dreadnought : That's probably what they use in Switzerland as well. The stones are fairly sharp and Switzerland has prenty of granite.
67 Seb146 : I hear all these people complaining about the cold and snow but I don't see it. It has been between 55 and 60 here in the Bay Area!
68 Kappel : Wow, you learn something new everyday... I wonder why some countries (like the Netherlands) have not switched to this gravel as well then. Price perh
69 AverageUser : There would be should I say both cultural and practical barriers. The granite will have a tendency to attach to the soles of your shoes and be carrie
70 Andaman : And up here in north you leave your shoes in that ante-room, to keep the dirt out.
71 OA260 : If you want to grit the drive way use cat litter.
72 AverageUser : Anything but that -- it's compacted volcanic ash and will turn into slimy mud in minutes when wet, it's meant to be absorptive!
73 IMissPiedmont : That's what I consider a perfect temperature, by May or June I'll be basking in that rather than this frigid 70 degree farenheit crap. I hate winter.
74 Post contains links CALTECH : They have some good formed foam insulation for the exposed outdoor pipes at Home Depot and Lowes. Keep that pump running for the pool. PVC piping rig
75 LAXintl : Another sunny day in here Southern California -- currently 78F/26C. Headed down to the beach
76 OA260 : Ok for for a holiday but Id rather be in Ireland IMHO.
77 Seb146 : That is what we had always used for the walks and driveways. We keep a bag or two in the trunk of the car, too.
78 LHR380 : Snowing here next to LHR again!!!!
79 LTU932 : I guess the guy who said he'd move to Costa Rica if he sees snow in Florida, better pack his bags. That being said, while temperatures are in the 20
80 JJJ : Don't worry, it ends tomorrow. We're back to 14-18º day and about 6-10º night temps that are the usual around here (I'm a couple hundred kms. down
81 AverageUser : At least the standard cat litter is compacted bentonite, which is a long long way from sand. It may look deceptively good when pristine dry, and perh
82 WestJetForLife : 70F is about...21, 22C? That's a nice summer day here in the YYC. Calgary is 'warming up' thanks to our Chinooks. Personally, I just stay inside unle
83 Post contains images AverageUser : This very disturbing picture of a partygoer (or rather of a no-goer) from the Daily Mail of Britain: If you try to melt a bank of snow with your naked
84 Dreadnought : Years ago when I worked in Russia I'd go to Siberia in the wintertime, and marvel about how Russians really know how to dress for winter. We have a t
85 WildcatYXU : Gravel doesn't work well in areas where the snow melts during the winter. It needs to be packed with snow in order to work well. It will just create
86 LTU932 : You're sure? To me it looks more like puke.
87 A332 : Suck it up, princesses! Signed, Canada.
88 Post contains images AverageUser : Can't be sure -- but if both her forehead and ankles are covered in yellowish sick, it sure was a dramatic event. Curry? Oil would be one problem, si
89 PlymSpotter : I really agree with the UK being colder than Northern Europe at times. Up there it's a perfect 'still' kind of cold, which is quite nice and perfectly
90 WestJetForLife : Call me crazy, but before Fifi the Plymouth got killed, I used to plug her in to keep the engine block from freezing overnight when it got down to -4
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