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Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 07 Oct 2011, 19:00

Last week, the weather turned so uncharacteristically hot, that people were flocking to the beaches. Yesterday, snow fell in parts of Scotland.

My feet are cold right now. I think the Indian summer's over!
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Re: Quick change

Postby Wonderbunny » 08 Oct 2011, 07:27

It was so nice last week to lie on the grass at last.
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Oct 2011, 17:30

You may be able to do it again as well! I read that as from tomorrow (Sunday), parts of the UK are going to turn warm again for a few days, and hit the 70's! You never know WHAT it's going to be like here, do you?
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Re: Quick change

Postby kg » 08 Oct 2011, 19:48


Yes, the "big reversal" is on its way. I heard the other day that in just a couple more weeks the average low temperatures will be in the 30s.

Once again we traverse from the realm of dreaming about cooler temperatures to dreaming about the warmer.
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 08 Oct 2011, 20:44

Gulp. The 30's are low?
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Re: Quick change

Postby kg » 08 Oct 2011, 23:02


Remember what country I'm in...

30F - 40F = -1C - 4.5C
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Re: Quick change

Postby bermbits » 09 Oct 2011, 08:00

Looking forward to a possibly record-setting day in NH (80s) before a return to more seasonable temps. The "rule" up here (or down, depending on where you are) is get snow tires on before Thanksgiving - even that is getting flexible....
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Re: Quick change

Postby kg » 09 Oct 2011, 13:07

bermbits wrote:Looking forward to a possibly record-setting day in NH (80s) before a return to more seasonable temps. The "rule" up here (or down, depending on where you are) is get snow tires on before Thanksgiving - even that is getting flexible....


But....there is no Global Warming, right? ;)
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 09 Oct 2011, 16:21

Ah - thought you were talking centigrade Glenn.
It's been about 15F here today - and pretty windy!

Is it usual to have snow before the end of November where you are then, bermbits?
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Re: Quick change

Postby bermbits » 09 Oct 2011, 16:34

The short answer is "Yes." We have had times where there has been virtually no snow all winter and others when we were covered in November and saw no grass until April. Whatever happens is 'usual' in the big picture. We had one two week stretch over which the day or night temp never rose above 0F. We had one year in which we were at -40F for a few days (the coldest we've ever seen).
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 13 Oct 2011, 14:44

I love it when it snows. To my mind, we don't get enough of it over here, although we "did well" for it at the beginning of the year and at the end of last. I know it makes a mess when it thaws, and it can be extremely cold, dangerous on the roads etc., but I really do love winter-time, and it's not often that we see a good covering.

Seems like your winters can be pretty long ones then, if you can still have snow lying around in April!
We had an unseasonably warm one this year. It was 6 degrees C above the usual temperature for that time of the year, and in middle England, it was the warmest on record since 1910.
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Re: Quick change

Postby pilvikki » 15 Oct 2011, 11:57


oh well, party's over...

it was just a GORGEOUS last weekend and well into this week, but it's all over now. raining and 10C with an unpleasant wind blowing into your face no matter which way you turn.
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 15 Oct 2011, 21:50

It felt really cold up here tonight - there was a sort of "frost in the air" feeling. Snow's forecast in the next 2 weeks, but probably only up in Scotland. You can never tell from one day to the next.
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Re: Quick change

Postby pilvikki » 17 Oct 2011, 20:54


it'll be a while yet for snow here... i'd think.... :shifty:
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 18 Oct 2011, 16:01

I've read it again since I last posted. Snow in Scotland from tomorrow, then moving southwards - but who knows? I know it's breezy up here, and not very warm outside, but earlier on in the day it wasn't too bad. A good day for putting washing on the line.
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Postby bermbits » 29 Oct 2011, 18:44

We are ready to break another record with 5-10" (+/-) of snow overnight. It's coming down pretty good at the moment with widespread power outages expected - it's about a month early! By Tuesday, it'll be back around 50F.
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 30 Oct 2011, 11:39

Wow!! Did you get the expected amount of snow then?

When are you expecting yours then Vikki?
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Postby bermbits » 30 Oct 2011, 12:03

We dodged the bullet ending up with only about 5". Other parts of the state were slammed! About 1/3 of the state is without power. The wind is picking up this afternoon, so we are hopeful we will keep ours.
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Re: Quick change

Postby Ice.Maiden » 30 Oct 2011, 20:48

Oh dear - sure hope you do. Do you have any back-up if you lose all power?

I know it seems feeble in comparison to what you might get over there, but 5" of snow sounds beautiful!!
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