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Snow for Christmas ?

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Snow for Christmas ?


Looks like eastern England is getting some snow and more to come.
Then Northern Ireland, NW England and Western Scotland.
What are the chances for snow over Christmas
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Ahm darn sarf.... and we had snow today. ! !  Cool
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Re: Snow for Christmas ?

I was wondering the same thing earlier – woke up to a light blanket of snow on untrodden ground, and apparently tomorrow we could be in for quite a bit.
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sorry guv - the met office shows this - and you are included. but the isle of Widget misses out
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But.... check this out...
http://www.metcheck.com/V40/UK/FREE/today.asp?zipcode=isle+of+wight
Snow tomorrow afternoon, and  for 6 hours after midnight (Friday morning)  Cool Cool
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That's the site that had very high winds ?
I'd rather trust met office as they have original data - but we shall see  Wink
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Don't like snow. Nasty 'orrid slippery stuff. Don't mind looking at it on Christmas Day for traditions sake, as long as its gone by Boxing Day. You can keep it, I fail to see its attraction.
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In this country yes - i agree, we are hopeless at dealing with it.
But I've been to Scandinavia a great deal and it's handled well there and even enjoyable to drive in - with studs. ( Cue Pierre -  on one of his vehicle testing stories HuhSmiley
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Absolutely agree.
Well...it's ok for the kids I suppose as long as they don't expect me to get involved.
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We have snow so grumpy old men can moan  Cheesy
I love the stuff and will be skiing this Christmas.
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'ere they go, nickin' slats from a neighbours fence and sliding around trying to break their necks Roll eyes
They'll learn Shocked
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never got to Rovaniemi, will this one from 1970 do.  But the 1963 snow, Main runway Boreham, 30 mph on a shovel on end of a rope behind a car 
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we did that on a pallet towed behind land rover  Cheesy - as snow stopped flying gliders !!!
How about testing vehicles with studded tyres - or did you leave that to Saab and Volvo ?
Interestingly some larger vehicles such as coaches and trucked didn't seem to use studded tyres but still coped with subzero temperatures and no salt on roads. ? ? /
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all our testing in Finland, cars and Transits used stud, but I didnt go, nearest to that was heavy snow on top of Gross Glockner on normal tryres, Private and works trips, Augst with the trucks and one year with the Transits,  Once in Oct with Transit And once private in a small Fiat car again Oct.
the Photo below was in Gosfield on the 2nd Feb this year
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Pictures of my Oct 94 trip to Gross Glockner, the Blue van behind the snow plough is one of our fleet.  taken 12th Oct.  no studs or chains Crazy