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Offline Darren

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Winter Blues ...
« on: February 23, 2010, 01:44:25 PM »
Oh I do wish it would hurry up and warm up a bit .... this time last year the weather was unusually warm, enough for T-shirts only in the sun (remember all the claims and constant hammering about global warming issues around the same time?)

What's it doing right now, heavy snow and freezing temps  :(
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2010, 02:27:38 PM »
What's it doing right now, heavy snow and freezing temps  :(

Global cooling????  :scratch: :lol:


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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2010, 02:28:57 PM »
We had up to 10 degrees celsius last year at this time. Plus degrees that is.
When I left the shop today the outside thermometer showed -12. It is the longest winter since the fifties :bugeye:

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2010, 02:32:59 PM »
We had up to 10 degrees celsius last year at this time. Plus degrees that is.
When I left the shop today the outside thermometer showed -12. It is the longest winter since the fifties :bugeye:

Oh make me feel like a wuz why don't you. It's about 0C around here and I'm complaining  ::)
-12 and I have no idea what I'd be up to ....

Last year about now was around 15C during the day, the sun was positively very warm
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010, 02:36:34 PM »
Edit, it's 2C right now and snowing heavily.

Too bloomin cold by alf.
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2010, 03:43:04 PM »
Edit, it's 2C right now and snowing heavily.



Awwwwwwh, that sounds so nice!  You will be able to get out soon and take pictures for next years Christmas cards! :lol:
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 03:44:14 PM »
Scheesh it was hot last night!  It took all our skills with windows and sun shades to keep the in-house temperatures below 24C. :coffee:
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2010, 03:50:05 PM »
I feel for you John, I really feel for you ....

Do they bang on about global warming there too  :scratch:
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2010, 04:01:20 PM »
Some were around the low 30's ( 0 C) here, New York. There calling for colder and more snow this weekend.

That's OK still have many indoor projects to do. But a nice day outside at about 50 F ( 10 C ) would be highly appreciated.

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2010, 04:19:58 PM »
I hate winter, although I know it is necessary. We have only had about four nights this year we did not dip below freezing, the lowest being 9 deg F. Not a normal winter for Georgia. We have had snows of 1", 2" & 3" with a wet snow predicted for the morning commute. I guess it is better than the ice storms that take down trees and power lines we get an average of once per winter.
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2010, 04:37:44 PM »
I feel for you John, I really feel for you ....

Do they bang on about global warming there too  :scratch:

They do indeed Darren leading to considering a  phart tax on cows and other interesting things.  A couple of our readily accessable glaciers are receeding, some a few kilometres in recent times.
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2010, 04:52:48 PM »


Oh I do wish it would hurry up and warm up a bit .... this time last year the weather was unusually warm, enough for T-shirts only in the sun (remember all the claims and constant hammering about global warming issues around the same time?)

What's it doing right now, heavy snow and freezing temps.

Damn! I'm not that far away from you, downwind. 

Last year about now was around 15C during the day, the sun was positively very warm

Yes, but it seemed to stay around that temperature all through last spring and summer  :(

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2010, 04:57:16 PM »

Folks ...

Stop thinking of it as 2 deg C ...

Be positive ....

It's really 275K    :beer:  and swimming cozzies ..

There you are,  nice and balmy now eh?

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2010, 07:33:08 PM »
Snow here too chief.... 2 inches this evening. Had to walk to the pub and back!  ::)


Can't drive my car at all in this  :(



Hopefully a sign of a good summer to come????





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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2010, 10:30:12 PM »
Due to a massive balls-up, I am able to state that: Between 8pm and 11pm, it was raining south-west of Birmingham, and snowing North of it. However, by 3am, all of the snow and almost all of the rain has stopped.



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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2010, 05:33:25 PM »
Snow here too chief.... 2 inches this evening. Had to walk to the pub and back!  ::)
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2010, 06:21:52 PM »
Winter has got to be the longest season of the year. I heard on the radio that because of the angle of the sun this time of the year,snow is melting at 28F.Well maybe on the edge of the highways. :). I think, at the current rate the two feet of misery we have will last for awhile. Maybe march will be better Ha!                         

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2010, 06:37:07 PM »
Today felt positively warm here  :)
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2010, 06:44:13 AM »
Today felt positively warm here  :)

Not positively warm enough for me to do any shop work.  ::)

And today, the winds perrishin`....... Getting rather fed up with it all......  :(

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2010, 08:25:29 AM »
My garage/workshop has been below zero since mid December I think  :(

by the time I get back out there I will have forgotten how to do anything. :doh:

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2010, 08:33:23 AM »
I spent a couple of hours out there last Saturday......

http://modelsteam.myfreeforum.org/about26852.html

Took me all of Sunday to warm up again, properly.......  ::)

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2010, 10:34:59 AM »
Crikey it's lovely here, been in the scrappies all afternoon taking a back axle of a car and a few other bits.

No coat needed  :D

It's amaizing what just a few miles apart makes
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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #22 on: February 28, 2010, 12:08:03 PM »
You can go off people you know   :) :) :)

it could be worse I suppose, I could be in Scotland.

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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2010, 06:03:22 PM »
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Ralph,
You were actually able to walk back from the pub?

You obviously didn't stay long enough!    :)


 :lol:  It was easy.... I don't drink (alcohol that is) haven't for 17 years  :thumbup:  It was for a pool match  :thumbup:






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Re: Winter Blues ...
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2010, 12:38:23 PM »
Managed some productive shop time today! 15dgrs in there!  :thumbup:

It would have been even more productive, if I hadn`t changed design half way through......

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