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SNOW!!!! met office warning now Red for S Wales

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AnnCardiff Report 11 Jan 2013 14:15

Are you ready for it :-S The forecast seems quite positive for this neck of the woods :-D

say where y ou are


JoyBoroAngel Report 11 Jan 2013 14:19

when we get it we get loads of the stuff i love it the first day
then it goes slushie or hard and i hate it then

but i do love to see the kids go to school dragged along on sledges :-D :-D


GoldenGirl1 Report 11 Jan 2013 14:32

Been waiting for it Ann, didn't think we would get off
that easy especially up here in the north east Scotland. :-)



SheilaWestWilts Report 11 Jan 2013 14:43

Yes it's fine if you don't have to travel :-(.

Am going to a funeral in Gloucester on Wednesday and several of us have to make the journey from different areas. It's just another worry for Mum.


AnnCardiff Report 11 Jan 2013 15:05

year before last attended two funerals in the snow - first one, my lovely next door neighour - her husband had the coffin the house all week and the snow was like a blizzard - we wondered if the hearse would reach the house - it did and I thought I'd follow it up to the next village for the church service - however, that proved futile so I made it on my own - we then had to go to the crematorium which is on the side of the mountain overlooking Cardiff - the road was actually closed but we got through and then the refreshments after were nearly at the top of the mountain!! road closed and staff from the hotel ferrying people in 4X4s - fortunately my little Micra made the journey to the top - so glad I made it cos so many couldn't manage it

Carol 430181

Carol 430181 Report 11 Jan 2013 15:17

OH is quite excited back in the summer he bought a set of chains for the car so is waiting to use them ;-)

Sheila hope it is clear for you on Wednesday.



AnnCardiff Report 12 Jan 2013 00:09

still looking a bit iffy!!!!


StrayKitten Report 12 Jan 2013 00:13

hmmm i duno, i love snow! for the first few days, the i hate it,

i love it all fluffy n nice, draggin babyS, to school on his sledge,

but, it stays too long for my liking lol, x


maggiewinchester Report 12 Jan 2013 01:39

Definitely need polite snow stray - that knows when it's overstayed it's welcome :-D :-D :-D

I only like it when it's fluffy - hate icy pavements :-|

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 12 Jan 2013 11:26

Ready for it...

I have full freezer/fridge/store cupboard, plenty of wild bird/dog/rabbit food
Found my warm boots & know where show clearing stuff is
Done repeat prescription

so do not think it will come :-D

Though looked on here & does not look good for our area next week:


Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 12 Jan 2013 11:31

Snow here when I woke, but has largely melted away now, going out to stock up on bird seed though as it is going very fast this moening.

Gwyn in Kent

Gwyn in Kent Report 12 Jan 2013 11:37

We might get snow tonight, although in this coastal area it isn't usually too much of a problem, although the limited number of roads that are gritted does make getting around a problem.
Schools are largely staffed by teachers travelling quite a distance around here, so although the children can get there, sometimes staff can't.

I have supplies in ready for meals for us and the birds and fur-lined Wellies by the door in readiness...



+++DetEcTive+++ Report 12 Jan 2013 11:49

Although we might get wintery showers over the weekend, the snow isn't expected to fall until Monday afternoon through to rush hour on Tuesday.

The resident offspring will be on 'Nights'. As her route home is on a 'Red Gritting Route', we are keeping our fingers crossed that they've been out by then. It's unlikely to be much more than a couple of cms, but you know how everything grinds to a halt!

If the next shift of staff are late, she and the other Night Shifters will have to wait for them. :-0


Mauatthecoast Report 12 Jan 2013 12:07

Never ready for snow I hate it :-| okay to look at through the window perhaps for an hour ;-).....but it always bring trouble imo.. :-(


GlitterBaby Report 12 Jan 2013 13:04

As long as I am stocked up with dog food for the old girl then I am not worried.


K Report 12 Jan 2013 13:18

Love it - as long as we have already got home. Looks like some here on Monday but I don't work that day luckily.

Remember 20+ years ago when we still had horses. You couldn't see the end of the garden due to a drift and the snow was too thick for cars. We rode 3 miles to the village for bread etc with rucksacks. The old horse was so excited by the smell of fresh bread he wanted to climb into the rucksack. It was great fun until we disappeared down a snow covered ditch on the way back :-S


Kuros Report 12 Jan 2013 13:34

The first few flakes are just falling here, 30 miles north of Cardiff. We're 1200 feet up so we usually get a good covering. There's a biting east wind too. It's enough to cut you in half.


JustJohn Report 12 Jan 2013 13:50

Oh, flippin heck Annie. That means Rhigos and Maerdy Mountain will be closed tonight and we will get it next in Pontypandy. Hope it is clear before I go back to work Monday week :-)

Sounds like you live off Heads of Valley road. Hope they grit it really well. And try to keep warm :-) :-)


AnnCardiff Report 12 Jan 2013 14:02

tell us where you are Kuros - roughly if you don't want to specific!!!


Kuros Report 12 Jan 2013 14:19

A small village off the Heads of The Valleys Road, Ann. John, I used to live in your part of the word and those mountain roads never seemed to be open for long in the winter. Those were the days when we had real snow. I'm off to Asda now. If I'm not back by this evening send a St. Bernard.