Major snowstorm paralyzes London

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 1:39 PM GMT on February 03, 2009

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Heavy snow in London, England yesterday did something the Nazi Blitz could not--stop the city bus system. The heaviest snow in 18 years hit the city yesterday, when eight inches (20 cm) of snow blanketed the city. All five major airports in the region closed, all London city buses were pulled off the streets, and the subway system was nearly paralyzed by the snows. It was the heaviest snow since February 7, 1991, when 25 cm fell. In that storm, wind-driven snow drifts of up to three meters (ten feet) crippled road and rail networks across the country.

Heavy snows are rare in London, due to the moderating influence of the ocean waters that surround the British Isles. The prevailing winds from the west or northwest pass over these ocean waters, which are heated by the warm Gulf Stream Current. This makes rain the usual form of winter precipitation for London. Monday's snowstorm was made possible by a strong high pressure system over Scandinavia, whose clockwise flow pumped cold air from western Russia westward over the North Sea and into Britain. A trough of low pressure that formed in this cold air mass moved over Britain, bringing heavy snow. As the cold air accompanying the trough passed over the relatively warm waters of the North Sea, it picked up moisture and instability, enhancing the snows over England in a manner similar to Lake Effect snowstorms over the Great Lakes of North America. The instability of the air mass within Monday's snowstorm was so intense that several UK locations reported "thundersnow", a very rare occurrence in the British Isles. Monday's snow storm also caused traffic problems in France, Switzerland, and Spain. The storm spawned a possible EF2 tornado in southern Spain, as well.

This winter has been the coldest winter since 1996-1997 for England and Wales. Minimum temperatures were as much as 2°C below average in December in western portions of the UK. A cold air outbreak the first week of January brought some of the coldest temperatures seen in southern England since 1991.


Figure 1. AVHRR visible satellite image of the United Kingdom on February 2, 2009, at 13:28 GMT. A strong trough of low pressure, propelled by a cold arctic flow of air from Russia, is crossing over London, dumping heavy snow. Image credit: University of Bern, Switzerland.

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218. AstroHurricane001
1:32 AM GMT on February 07, 2009
The poll still isn't working. Anyway I'd pick the last answer in the poll. Perhaps not a lot of bloggers have replied because perhaps a large portion of us use Internet Explorer.
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217. Cotillion
2:55 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Heavy Snow Wed 4 Feb

There is a moderate risk of a severe weather event affecting many parts of Scotland. Further snow is likely in places, more particularly over higher ground where further significant accumulations are possible.

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Heavy Snow Thu 5 Feb

There is a moderate risk of a severe event affecting parts of England and Wales. Further snow spreading from the south may give additional accumulations of 2 to 5 cm, perhaps 10 cm over higher ground.

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Heavy Snow Fri 6 Feb

There is a moderate risk of a severe weather event continuing to affect parts of southern and eastern England. Periods of snow are likely and may give accumulations of 2 to 5 cm, perhaps 5 to 10 cm on hills.

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...I senses a pattern emerging....

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216. unf97
2:55 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Good morning everyone. It is COLD, COLD that's for sure. I was curious Miss Nadia if you are still out there, How much snow has accumulated in the Wilmington, NC area so far this morning?
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215. MissNadia
2:52 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
New Blog
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214. Orcasystems
2:49 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Back later to chat... its time to reclaim the blog :)
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213. IKE
2:48 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:


Ike, go outside -- the cold will shake the weight away LOL


Just took my 2 poodles outside for relief.

It's cold.
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212. IKE
2:47 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting captainhunter:
Morning folks. Saw 30.1 here in Panama City Beach. Local met said 35 last night so I didn't bring the plants in. Hope I didn't lose any.

Hey Ike, I'm sure 331 gets bad with Spring Breakers but we're ground zero. I don't mind them though. I know warm weather is just around the corner when I see foam parties and beer funnels.


Give it a couple of weeks...they'll be heading down your way.
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210. TampaSpin
2:42 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting Cotillion:


What poll?

Excuse the ignorance. :p


Its on my Blog i duplicated DR. Masters Poll but, i set it up so you can place your Poll....I put a submitt button on it.....LOL
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209. TampaSpin
2:40 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:
Hey Orca -- visiting SWFL is ALWAYS worth the trip......specially if I'm cooking...... plus looks like we have a warming trend coming this weekend....... think it beats the weather you're dealing with....

Bet if I went to the beach, I'd even find a Canuck or two sunning
Quoting surfmom:


Ike, go outside -- the cold will shake the weight away LOL


The wind is a killer today.....its keeping wind chills very low (FOR FLORIDA)!
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208. Cotillion
2:40 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting TampaSpin:
Poll results are interesting so far. Not what i expected. Only 16 bloggers so far so its not a good representation yet....


What poll?

Excuse the ignorance. :p
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207. TampaSpin
2:38 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Poll results are interesting so far. Not what i expected. Only 16 bloggers so far so its not a good representation yet....
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206. Orcasystems
2:38 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:


Ike, go outside -- the cold will shake the weight away LOL


Bought SWMBO'ed a Wii the other day... and a Wii Fit (Her excuse for wanting it). She is now happy because it said she was in better shape then her age..and I have been put on a diet.
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205. surfmom
2:36 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting IKE:


My wife makes french toast. Pancakes....that's one reason my waistline is expanding. Approaching 175 lbs.!!!!


Ike, go outside -- the cold will shake the weight away LOL
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204. captainhunter
2:31 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Morning folks. Saw 30.1 here in Panama City Beach. Local met said 35 last night so I didn't bring the plants in. Hope I didn't lose any.

Hey Ike, I'm sure 331 gets bad with Spring Breakers but we're ground zero. I don't mind them though. I know warm weather is just around the corner when I see foam parties and beer funnels.
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203. surfmom
2:31 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting Orcasystems:


Hmm plane ticket.. long flight...bad weather there.. food would be cold.. still almost worth the trip :)
Hey Orca -- visiting SWFL is ALWAYS worth the trip......specially if I'm cooking...... plus looks like we have a warming trend coming this weekend....... think it beats the weather you're dealing with....

Bet if I went to the beach, I'd even find a Canuck or two sunning
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202. IKE
2:30 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:
First Cooking shift completed -- now on to the second shift.. A very hearty stew.... with a dark beer thrown in for flavor -- this cold weather is making the troops hungry.

Eldest Son picked up a side job..... can't believe he's got to get in the water today -- but he's so stoked to have some work and get back to diving.... that'll keep his burner going


I'm sure your troops appreciate you surfmom.
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201. IKE
2:29 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting Orcasystems:


Hmm plane ticket.. long flight...bad weather there.. food would be cold.. still almost worth the trip :)


My wife makes french toast. Pancakes....that's one reason my waistline is expanding. Approaching 175 lbs.!!!!
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200. surfmom
2:29 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
First Cooking shift completed -- now on to the second shift.. A very hearty stew.... with a dark beer thrown in for flavor -- this cold weather is making the troops hungry.

Eldest Son picked up a side job..... can't believe he's got to get in the water today -- but he's so stoked to have some work and get back to diving.... that'll keep his burner going
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199. Orcasystems
2:27 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:


Got some extra for you IKE -- came out good today, fresh eggs from "the girls" in the backyard,homemade bread, and Vietnamese Fancy Cinnamon... best part for me is the scent of Cinnamon in the house.


Hmm plane ticket.. long flight...bad weather there.. food would be cold.. still almost worth the trip :)
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198. NEwxguy
2:25 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
18 hrs of snow here west of boston.
results 3.5 inches of snow
kind of a waste of time for that storm.
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197. Orcasystems
2:25 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting MissNadia:
192

Master Orca..I like it


I hope you bowed when you said that :)
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196. IKE
2:25 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:


Got some extra for you IKE -- came out good today, fresh eggs from "the girls" in the backyard,homemade bread, and Vietnamese Fancy Cinnamon... best part for me is the scent of Cinnamon in the house.


Lucky folks....lol.....
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195. MissNadia
2:24 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
192

Master Orca..I like it
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194. AussieStorm
2:24 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Flooded N Qld fears second cyclone in a week
Wednesday February 4, 2009

Authorities are monitoring a low pressure system off Queensland's far north coast that could develop into the state's second cyclone in less than a week.

Emergency services are continuing to evacuate homes at Ingham, north of Townsville, with almost 3,000 properties surrounded by floodwaters dumped by ex-tropical cyclone Ellie.

Forecaster Leo Farrell says there is a moderate chance a low pressure system between Cairns and Willis Island could form into another cyclone tomorrow or Friday.

"If it does develop, then we expect it to drift off to the south in a southerly or south-easterly direction, so away from the local area," he said.

"We do expect the low out to our east to continue to develop for the next 24 to 48 hours, with the possibility that it could develop further into a tropical cyclone, moderate chance during Thursday-Friday."

Emergency Services Minister Neil Roberts and Deputy Premier Paul Lucas toured Ingham today and Mr Lucas said another cyclone would play havoc with clean-up efforts.

"The water seems to be staying up; it's not getting away, so we just hope that cyclone doesn't form," he said.

Mr Roberts says floodwaters remain high in many areas and another cyclone would be a disaster.

"On top of all the heavy rain that we've experienced as a result of both tropical cyclone Charlotte and ex-tropical cyclone Ellie, that's the last thing that we want," he said.

Mr Roberts says more than a million square kilometres - or 62 per cent of the state - has been declared a disaster zone.

The Mackay, Whitsunday and Issac councils have also been declared eligible for disaster relief funding following the severe weather that has lashed the region.

The announcement brings the number of Queensland shires included on the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangement list to 35.

Ten State Emergency Service (SES) volunteers from Brisbane flew to Townsville this afternoon to help with the flood response in Ingham.

Earlier today, ABC reporter Megan Pailthorpe flew over the region and said Ingham was unrecognisable and could only be made out by sighting rooftops.

Conservative estimates of rainfall over the catchment overnight sit at about 300 millimetres and on the ground, to the untrained eye, the water levels look higher than yesterday.

The stench of mud and stagnant water has set in around town and the SES is doing house calls by boat to transport elderly residents from their flooded homes to the evacuation centre.

Food deliveries are also being made today via the SES boat.

Ingham resident Fred Angus says there is little land to be seen.

"I can't even go over the road to see my neighbours unless I swim," he said.

Another resident, Gary Williams, is housebound with almost two metres of water downstairs. He says he is having to find things to do at home.

"You go on the front patio or the back patio or you watch a bit of TV or turn the radio on," he said.

The Mayor of Townsville, Les Tyrell, says the wild weather has had a profound economic impact on the city.

"It probably couldn't come at a much worse time," he said.

"We're suffering at the moment obviously with a slowdown in building and construction work and general activity around the area - this really will put a stop to that."

Queensland Minister for Main Roads Warren Pitt is urging drivers in the state's north to be patient with delays in repairing rain damaged roads.

Mr Pitt says crews will address major damage and pot holes as soon as possible but little can be done until the rain stops.

He says all three levels of Government understand the need to get roads repaired quickly.

"It's not just a case of repairing damage, it's a case of giving people both social and economic use of the major arteries of the highways," he said.

"So I ask motorists to understand that no one is holding back, no one is dragging their chain on this, everyone wants to get this done."

- ABC

Western NSW bakes
Alex Krisman, Wednesday February 4, 2009

As Sydney's heat wave marches closer, spare a thought for fellow New South Welshman in the west of the state, who are baking due to a record hot spell.

The same Tasman sea high that has blessed Sydney with beautiful beach weather this week has been helping to maintain very hot and dry conditions away from the coast.

Ivanhoe for instance, in the Lower West, has endured ten consecutive days with maximum temperatures over 42 degrees. This is the most intense heat wave on fifty years of records and includes the third hottest temperature ever recorded there, 47 degrees. It is forecast that this will also become the longest heatwave in Ivanhoe, with 14 42+ days in a row expected.

This story is repeated in White Cliffs, Broken Hill and many other towns, where there has been no relief from this record braking heat wave.

Fortunately an end is in sight, with a strong change moving through the southeast of the country over the weekend, bringing the mercury down to more tolerable levels.

To keep up-to-date with the ongoing heat wave visit "weatherzone.com.au" for all your forecasts, observations and fire weather warnings.

- Weatherzone
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193. AussieStorm
2:21 PM GMT on February 04, 2009

Get set to fry - more heatwaves coming
Article from: AAP

By Simon Mossman

February 04, 2009

AUSTRALIANS will have to get used to more heatwaves after the record-setting temperatures that have scorched the country's southeast so far this year, weather watchers warn.

While Tasmania experienced its highest temperature on record, much of Victoria and South Australia baked in temperatures well above 40 degrees – the highest being 48.2 at Kyancutta, SA, on January 28.

Victoria peaked at 45.8 degrees at Avalon Airport on January 29, then Charlton on January 31, falling short of the state's record of 47.2, while Adelaide also sweated through its warmest night on record, the mercury slipping to only 33.9 in the early hours of January 29.

Around the same time, RAAF Edinburgh, in the city's north, recorded a temperature of 41.7 degrees at 3.04am, fanned by strong winds.

”Such an event appears to be without known precedent in southern Australia,” a climate statement released by the Bureau of Meteorology said.

Climatologist David Jones said global warming, while a key issue, was not the sole reason for the heatwave.

”It's a complex discussion. What global warming does is ... it increases the frequency of hot events and decreases the frequency or likelihood of a cold event,” Dr Jones said.

“It's about relative probability. Look back over the last decade in Australia, we've had one or two really cold spells but we've had many more really hot spells and that's what it's about.

”It's not saying this heatwave has been caused by global warming, it hasn't – we've had heatwaves in the past.

”But the likelihood of this has been increased by global warming, the severity of these events has probably been increased by global warming and the likelihood of seeing these in future will increase further as the globe warms.”

Dr Jones, acting head of the National Climate Centre, said it was anticipated Australia would experience a two- to four-degree celsius warming this century.

”We're going to be routinely seeing 45-degree temperatures in Australia come the end of this century under global warming,” he said.

”We're seeing large increases in heatwaves globally over the last 100 years. That's going to continue, it's going to accelerate and really ... people are going to have to get used to these sorts of heatwaves, they're going to become a lot more frequent.”
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192. Orcasystems
2:20 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting RTLSNK:
190 - Orcasystems - How cool is that? Are we going to have to call you Dr. Orca now? Sir Orca from the North? Mr. Weather? Don't tell me, your new call sign - O.R.C.A.S.N.O.W. ???


Sort of like the OrcaSnow one...
But... I hate snow.. so we will stick with Master :)
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191. RTLSNK
2:16 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
190 - Orcasystems - How cool is that? Are we going to have to call you Dr. Orca now? Sir Orca from the North? Mr. Weather? Don't tell me, your new call sign - O.R.C.A.S.N.O.W. ???
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190. Orcasystems
2:11 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting RTLSNK:
20F in Macon, Ga
wind 25mph
wind chill 10F
no snow
need more coffee


I am sure glad I don't like that far south, your weather leaves a lot to be desired :)



I love this.. its a lot easier to post :)
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189. Cotillion
2:04 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Still mucho snow here. Net's been out for well, ages...

And somehow it's sort've sprung back into action. How mysterious.

Transport was actually okay where I am (Pennines), although trains still conspired to break down anyway!
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188. TampaSpin
1:55 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:
TampaSpin -- I do not like the pictures you are posting...... in my book they should be rated X....... they should be banned...... they should be stuffed down that lying groundhog's burrow.......


Rated X where what did i miss........i always miss that stuff shoot.......LOL......Its going to warm up coming Saturday.....just in time for Gasparilla...
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187. RTLSNK
1:55 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
20F in Macon, Ga
wind 25mph
wind chill 10F
no snow
need more coffee
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186. TampaSpin
1:53 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:


Got some extra for you IKE -- came out good today, fresh eggs from "the girls" in the backyard,homemade bread, and Vietnamese Fancy Cinnamon... best part for me is the scent of Cinnamon in the house.


Hey i only have a 1/2 drive........keep it warm.....LOL
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185. charlottefl
1:53 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Here comes the real bugger. This front means buisness!Photobucket
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184. surfmom
1:53 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
TampaSpin -- I do not like the pictures you are posting...... in my book they should be rated X....... they should be banned...... they should be stuffed down that lying groundhog's burrow.......
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183. surfmom
1:51 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting IKE:


I love french toast....


Got some extra for you IKE -- came out good today, fresh eggs from "the girls" in the backyard,homemade bread, and Vietnamese Fancy Cinnamon... best part for me is the scent of Cinnamon in the house.
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182. TampaSpin
1:50 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
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181. MissNadia
1:47 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Snow just started!!!

rent Conditions

NC STATE PORTS, WILMINGTON, North Carolina (PWS)
Updated: 28 sec ago

33.8 °F
Light Snow Mist
Windchill: 25 °F
Humidity: 100%
Dew Point: 34 °F
Wind: 12.1 mph from the NNW

Wind Gust: 19.5 mph
Pressure: 30.00 in (Rising)
Visibility: 2.0 miles
UV: 0 out of 16
Clouds:
Overcast 1500 ft
(Above Ground Level)
Elevation: 12 ft
Rapid Fire
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180. TampaSpin
1:43 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Good Morning everyone......I put DR. Masters Poll on my Blog with a Button so you can answer....If anyone would like to place an opinion on the Poll.....
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179. conchygirl
1:30 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Good morning all. As usual, it didn't get quite as cold as predicted here - 38 at my house this am.....tonight should prove much cooler.
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178. KEHCharleston
1:26 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Ike, Surfmom - me too

Suns up - ready to go to work

Wind Chill 17F (without the 'wind' 27F)

Breezy (15mph with Gust 30mph)

Forecast: Isolated afternoon snow flurries - What!?!?
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177. Skyepony (Mod)
1:23 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
13S


There's a couple new invests this morning. Got pics of most of them up in my blog. 13S is definately most impressive. The one in the W Pac may have some game. Weather wire is humming too.

We just finished off some french toast here.
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176. IKE
1:18 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting surfmom:
Back in a bit -- the men are requesting French Toast for breakfast --- this cold weather makes them hungry -- grrrrr. ahhhhhhhhh more coffee.


I love french toast....
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175. surfmom
1:11 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Back in a bit -- the men are requesting French Toast for breakfast --- this cold weather makes them hungry -- grrrrr. ahhhhhhhhh more coffee.
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174. nrtiwlnvragn
1:11 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting atmoaggie:


Yep, Virginia Key is where a lot of met action is going on. Got a job offer with the school there once. Neat place, but the offer was not going to come close to covering the expenses of living within a reasonable commute distance...except for the cheapest dump in little Havana.

Note: There is no undergrad met degree to be had at RSMAS, though. MS and PhD only.


Undergraduate Program at the U
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173. surfmom
1:08 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting IKE:


True. I wonder how much of a drop-off there will be this year?


Major drop off here in my tourist town -- condos & concrete beach houses are empty - looks like a concrete mausoleum grave yard........ the only interested folks seem to be the homeless crack heads.....
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172. sugarsand
1:06 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting IKE:


True. I wonder how much of a drop-off there will be this year?

Well, gas prices are down, that helps, and it's been a cold winter, people are seeking warmer sunny climates for Spring break, that might help. Lots of last minute reservations, so it's hard to tell in early Feb.
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171. surfmom
1:04 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Back from dog walking -- the wind is really cranking this morning...... Snow in SC.....????

Quoting KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
hey fox i've had about 137 cm of snow so far this winter and maybe 7 or 8 days above freezing since about dec 15


Keeper: My condolences........

MissNadia - hope your felines decide to spend the night inside.....

My Mango trees are miserable -- they're look pinched and shriveled -- kinda like me w/these temps...... Got to keep my eye towards those weekend temps.... other wise I'm going to crawl in that groundhogs burrow and hibernate
I'm not liking all the wind -- barn & horses will be most challenging today.

I'm seriously considering mainlining my coffee today.

Press, best no dress today, El Norte will send a draft right up the skirt........don't want to freeze the booty LOL
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170. IKE
1:02 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting sugarsand:

But, they make the cash registers ring, and that we need after a cold, lonely winter.


True. I wonder how much of a drop-off there will be this year?
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169. theshepherd
1:00 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting Orcasystems:


I'll be damed.. it works :)
Weather Station

Great job, Orcy.
I'm proud of you.
I first asked myself,"Now why would some thick-headed Canuck excuse for a hat rack need something like that?" Then I looked out back at 4 boats sitting in the back yard.....
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168. sugarsand
12:58 PM GMT on February 04, 2009
Quoting IKE:


LOL....good luck with em. They drive like the beach won't be there in an hour.

But, they make the cash registers ring, and that we need after a cold, lonely winter.
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