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

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AnnCardiff Report 23 Jan 2013 14:02

coming down at a fair old lick here now!!

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 23 Jan 2013 14:40

Hubby and son are both clearing the overnight snow that's fallen,another 3 inches :(

It's in the air now tho ,don't know why they're bothering....
Well I do really ,cos son or dau haven't been to work all week ! and just to keep it under some sort of control.
Son can work from home tho and has been , and dau has lots of leave that she need to takes soon else she'll loose it .

Edit 15.16pm..just checked where I'd cleared last evening,and it was down to a pathway on the patio ...we must have had a foot in places, I was guessing from the snow on the roof of dau's car outside the window when I said 3 inches .
And no bleeding gritter in sight again !!!


AnnCardiff Report 23 Jan 2013 15:32

wossa gritter!!! :-D

still coming down here but fairly light now

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 23 Jan 2013 18:34

Obviously a lower class of clientèle in your neck of the woods Ann ;-)

We have a local councillor living at No 1 and a Policeman at No 26, so I think that's reason we often get one of those large lorries chucking salt and grit about.

This afternoon someone came up in a JCB clearing the snow ,( don't know who was, he doesn't live in our road ) problem was, he piled at lot of it where we'd just cleared..... and in front of son's car.
:-| :-| :-| :-| Son's language was not very good !!! No surprise there !
And.... I think his temper melted the snow away :-D

Still snowing here but very lightly.


AnnCardiff Report 24 Jan 2013 12:00

well at last the sun is out and things are beginning to melt although there's still a stack of the stuff that needs to go

the bay tree which I managed to lop off - well a bit of it - looks pretty silly now, but it has given me an opening to get at the rest, so I shall be down there with the loppers and a ladder and hopefully reduce the height by half - watch this space :-D :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 24 Jan 2013 12:11

Have to laugh at Sandie’s post.

Back in 1980 whatever when the SE had feet of the stuff, someone dug out their long drive, then went to get their vehicle.

By the time they got back to the end of the drive, they found that a plough had come along the road and plied up a 4 foot wall across the end. They weren’t happy either and gave up. :-(

Whilst realising that the severe circumstance in the Valley’s can’t be compared to others, our County/Borough has farmers under contract who come out with tractors fitted with snow ploughs to help clear the side roads in the rural or semi rural areas. It works rather well. Something similar may explain the arrival of the JCB.


AnnCardiff Report 25 Jan 2013 12:22

flippin' 'eck - here it comes again :-( :-(


JustJohn Report 25 Jan 2013 12:49

Snowing quite heavily here in Valleys but not sticking. Temp -1C about 5am Saturday, but from then on it appears to be between plus 4C and plus 10C 24/7 for whole of next week. Not even cold at night. So little likelihood of more snow in E & Wales and what snow we have should have gone by late Sunday.

Hope I have read hourly forecast correctly :-)

*$parkling $andie*

*$parkling $andie* Report 25 Jan 2013 13:19

Yep ,same her we've had a flurry of the white stuff.

Lol DET , we saw the funny side after....the thing was the Council snow plough had already been up a while before and pushed a load in front of our 3 cars in a row.
We've knocked down our garden wall to make a parking area for son and dau's cars, hubby's is normally parked at the back of the long drive at the side of the house, but cos of snow he had left it at the front.
I expect it looked like a 'second hand garage forecourt'.
Son's car is the most expensive of them and still has the private reg plates from the previous owner (they are in the process of him having them back ) .That car is his pride and joy and he doesn't want the private plates on it, but it's taking longer for the chap to buy them back.
Son's words were along the lines of 'he purposely dumped it in front of my car cos mine was the best of them lined up , jealous person ,I expect he thinks what a flash git , I dump the snow there! ' :-D :-D but I've changed the wording for obvious reasons ;-) ;-)
It was rather annoying as our cars were off the road and there were no cars parked the other side of the road on the pavement and there are no driveways opposite ,so he did have a choice..but he chose to dump it on the pavement our side, still it gave son a bit more exercise and toned his biceps a bit more ;-) ;-)


JustJohn Report 10 Feb 2013 19:57

Just seen this on weather report on Yahoo

"Snow has begun falling in parts of southern England, prompting fears of ice and disruption in the Monday morning rush hour.

There was expected to be a covering of up to six cms (2.4ins) in some areas."

:-( :-( Thought we had come through the snow problems


JustJohn Report 13 Feb 2013 08:41

Woke up to half an inch in my South Wales valley. And still falling :-( :-(

Edit. Our snow here (quite thick now) due to turn to rain later and, with lows of 3C tonight, little chance of it sticking till Thursday morning.

But looks a bit more serious in north of England and Scotland - though temperatures there look quite mild into the weekend. :-)

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Feb 2013 09:03

Nothing here in NWales...looks a bit damp,but we certainly haven't had much here this winter....hope we don't have any to come!


AnnCardiff Report 13 Feb 2013 09:18

snowing here but not sticking


AnnCardiff Report 13 Feb 2013 09:32

hmmmm coming down a a fair old pace now


**Ann** Report 13 Feb 2013 09:42

Snowing here Brenda and has been for a few hours, and we are not far from you along the 55!


Jeniwren Report 13 Feb 2013 09:50

We have snow here this morning, and it is sticking, just been to put some more food out for the birds,
Think I will stay indoors for the rest of the day.
Take care, stay safe and stay warm.
Jean xx :-) :-) :-)

Brenda from Wales

Brenda from Wales Report 13 Feb 2013 10:12

Ann with stars....this little part between Conwy and say,Prestatyn seem to be different..
I used to live half a mile up from Prestatyn and it was a different world...come down towards Colwyn Bay and you wouldn't think it was the same area!
I used to work in sales and my boss lived in Rhuddlan and would ask me to go and work somewhere..don't think he believed me when I said I couldn't get out of my drive!
It is drizzling at the moment...roll on Spring!


JustJohn Report 13 Feb 2013 11:17

Brenda, As you know I used to live not far from Old Colwyn in 1970's and I used to travel that old A55 every day. It used to be 2C difference once you climbed up to top of Rhuallt. And a further 2C when you climbed from Holywell up towards Milwr and Pentre Halkyn.

Often I had a jumper on in Pentre Halkyn and shivering and was as warm as toast when I got out in Colwyn Bay area 20 minutes to west:-D

Similar down here between Vale and Head of Valleys :-)


AnnCardiff Report 13 Feb 2013 12:05

stopped now - just light rain

Lady Cutie

Lady Cutie Report 13 Feb 2013 13:10

No snow here (prestatyn) just rain and more rain .