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Old Feb 7th 2007, 3:40 am
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Britain Braced For Snow Travel Chaos
Sky News Wednesday February 7, 03:51 PM

Heavy snow showers are set to sweep across Britain and cause rush hour
chaos tomorrow morning. Forecasters said up to six inches of the white
stuff could settle in some places.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings and said the
conditions could cause "disruption to travel networks".

South and Mid Wales will get the heaviest falls with London and the
South East expected to get around two inches.

The bad weather is expected to hit the capital during the rush hour.

Drivers
have been warned to take special care and travellers are being urged
to allow more time for their journeys.

The warning comes two weeks after tiny amounts of snow caused travel
chaos in London.

Sky News' weather forecaster Denise Nurse said: "We have perfect
conditions for snow at the moment. The temperatures are very low,
plummeting below freezing for many areas overnight.

"It'll barely get above freezing for most during the day. As a band of
cloud and rain runs into the south west it'll hit that cold air and
turn to snow.

Snowfalls on higher ground in southern England could reach up to
nearly four inches.

There have already been small snowfalls in the South West.

Experts say cold air from the north mixing with an "active" mild
weather system from the Atlantic is to blame.

People are also being advised to make sure they are prepared, with
warm clothes, food, water, boots, de-icer, a torch and spade,
particularly for long journeys.
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 3:49 am
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On 7 Feb 2007 08:40:19 -0800, "I used to eat lots of Pot Noodles"
<[email protected]> wrote:

>Britain Braced For Snow Travel Chaos
>Sky News Wednesday February 7, 03:51 PM
>
>Heavy snow showers are set to sweep across Britain and cause rush hour
>chaos tomorrow morning. Forecasters said up to six inches of the white
>stuff could settle in some places.

To me heavy snow showers are equivalent to about 2.5 cm of rain, say about 30cm.
I noticed yesterday's snow showers in Zuid Holland, that deposited about a
centimetre of snow were described as heavy.
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Old Feb 7th 2007, 4:10 am
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> On 7 Feb 2007 08:40:19 -0800, "I used to eat lots of Pot Noodles"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
> >Britain Braced For Snow Travel Chaos
> >Sky News Wednesday February 7, 03:51 PM
> >
> >Heavy snow showers are set to sweep across Britain and cause rush hour
> >chaos tomorrow morning. Forecasters said up to six inches of the white
> >stuff could settle in some places.
>
> To me heavy snow showers are equivalent to about 2.5 cm of rain, say about
> 30cm. I noticed yesterday's snow showers in Zuid Holland, that deposited
> about a centimetre of snow were described as heavy.

The Wirral got a dusting of snow the other day. That's quite rare in my
experience. I hope Bored Nut in Belgium remembers to post news of the UK
snow storm after it happens. Otherwise I'll never know! To be fair, it
does have travel value for readers. Luckily, I'm not travelling anywhere
tomorrow, other than the 10 minute walk to the conservatory I teach at!


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Old Feb 7th 2007, 4:18 am
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On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 17:10:06 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
chancellor (*)) wrote:

>Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> On 7 Feb 2007 08:40:19 -0800, "I used to eat lots of Pot Noodles"
>> <[email protected]> wrote:
>>
>> >Britain Braced For Snow Travel Chaos
>> >Sky News Wednesday February 7, 03:51 PM
>> >
>> >Heavy snow showers are set to sweep across Britain and cause rush hour
>> >chaos tomorrow morning. Forecasters said up to six inches of the white
>> >stuff could settle in some places.
>>
>> To me heavy snow showers are equivalent to about 2.5 cm of rain, say about
>> 30cm. I noticed yesterday's snow showers in Zuid Holland, that deposited
>> about a centimetre of snow were described as heavy.
>
>The Wirral got a dusting of snow the other day. That's quite rare in my
>experience. I hope Bored Nut in Belgium remembers to post news of the UK
>snow storm after it happens. Otherwise I'll never know! To be fair, it
>does have travel value for readers. Luckily, I'm not travelling anywhere
>tomorrow, other than the 10 minute walk to the conservatory I teach at!
>

I hope he is not run over by a drunken speeding Belgian driver in a Cadillac.

I never did understand the Belgian fondness for large US cars.
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Old Feb 7th 2007, 4:26 am
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Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

> On Wed, 7 Feb 2007 17:10:06 +0000, [email protected] (David Horne, _the_
> chancellor (*)) wrote:
>
> >Martin <[email protected]> wrote:
> >
> >> On 7 Feb 2007 08:40:19 -0800, "I used to eat lots of Pot Noodles"
> >> <[email protected]> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Britain Braced For Snow Travel Chaos
> >> >Sky News Wednesday February 7, 03:51 PM
> >> >
> >> >Heavy snow showers are set to sweep across Britain and cause rush hour
> >> >chaos tomorrow morning. Forecasters said up to six inches of the white
> >> >stuff could settle in some places.
> >>
> >> To me heavy snow showers are equivalent to about 2.5 cm of rain, say about
> >> 30cm. I noticed yesterday's snow showers in Zuid Holland, that deposited
> >> about a centimetre of snow were described as heavy.
> >
> >The Wirral got a dusting of snow the other day. That's quite rare in my
> >experience. I hope Bored Nut in Belgium remembers to post news of the UK
> >snow storm after it happens. Otherwise I'll never know! To be fair, it
> >does have travel value for readers. Luckily, I'm not travelling anywhere
> >tomorrow, other than the 10 minute walk to the conservatory I teach at!
> >
>
> I hope he is not run over by a drunken speeding Belgian driver in a Cadillac.

Oh, that's OK. Speed apparently doesn't kill. I'm travelling at around
10 miles higher than the UK motorway speed limit just now, through an
urban area, and posting to usenet. If we crash, I'll be fine!

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Old Feb 7th 2007, 5:35 am
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On Feb 7, 6:10 pm, [email protected] (High Maintenance Dave) wrote:

......To be fair, it does have travel value for readers.

High praise indeed, the ambassador is spoiling me
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 7:47 am
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"Martin" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
[email protected]...
> On 7 Feb 2007 08:40:19 -0800, "I used to eat lots of Pot Noodles"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>>Britain Braced For Snow Travel Chaos
>>Sky News Wednesday February 7, 03:51 PM
>>
>>Heavy snow showers are set to sweep across Britain and cause rush hour
>>chaos tomorrow morning. Forecasters said up to six inches of the white
>>stuff could settle in some places.
>
> To me heavy snow showers are equivalent to about 2.5 cm of rain, say about
> 30cm.
> I noticed yesterday's snow showers in Zuid Holland, that deposited about a
> centimetre of snow were described as heavy.
> --
>
> Martin
>
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 8:48 am
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Cretin

"I used to eat lots of Pot Noodles" <[email protected]> a écrit dans
le message de news: [email protected]. com...
> On Feb 7, 6:10 pm, [email protected] (High Maintenance Dave) wrote:
>
> ......To be fair, it does have travel value for readers.
>
> High praise indeed, the ambassador is spoiling me
>
 
Old Feb 7th 2007, 9:32 am
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Martin wrote:

> To me heavy snow showers are equivalent to about 2.5 cm of rain, say about
> 30cm.

It's all about what you're used to.
 

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