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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Laurie61, Jan 12, 2017.

  1. Laurie61

    Laurie61 Well-Known Forumite

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    It has been snowing here on and off for a few hours but has just started to stick. Radar shows more coming down through Cheshire gap, could have a wintry scene to look at tomorrow.
     
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    Come on snow day!!!
     
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    Earlier light snow stuck here, and now coming down thick and fast :(
     
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    Where's here?
    We were white over in Woodseaves at about 21:00 yesterday. But not snowing at present.
     
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    Snow is pathetic here!

    Just a light dusting!

    So much for a day off school! Boo!
     
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    Woodseaves this morning:

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    I think everyone forgot the rules of driving in snow this morning. Don't just clear your bleeding windscreen, clear your lights, roof and bonnet too, you morons.
     
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    Probably because snow is so rare now in the modern era, winters got warmer gradually over last 17-18 years, this would be nothing in the 90's, cold spells are less frequent, less potent and shorter, typical example today where I live full thaw without the Atlantic returning

    sigh, back to normal and dreading 2 days of heavy rain on Sun and Mon, another typical modern winter
     
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    this is typical of the modern era, would be miles better in 90's and earlier, and wouldn't have been a thaw!
     
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    SCC lists 56 schools as shut today - though, some may have opened in the afternoon as the conditions eased.
     
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    proactive Enjoying a drop of red.

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    You think?
     
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    Who knows? Just repeating what was suggested earlier...

    There were 47 shut in Stoke - I imagine that you add the two numbers together for the whole of the actual county, perhaps. I presume that Stoke, as a unitary authority, has a separate bureaucracy for its schools..?
     
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    Radio Stoke was announcing on Friday morning that some schools around the area may reopen for the afternoon! I'd be well impressed if I was a parent of a kid that couldnt go to school in the morning because it was closed & then found out I had to get them there for a couple of hours on the Friday afternoon. I wonder how many actually opened (I'm sure the teachers would have preferred a snow day) & whether any parents that didn't get their kids to school will be fined for non-attendance.
     
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    There will be kids at those schools whose parents grew up in places like Estonia - I wonder what they think?
     
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    "I wish we were back in Estonia", I should imagine.
     
  18. marky

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    Well, what a surprise, back up to 9°, the cold spell was so typical of the modern era, no more snow now this month, wouldn't be surprised, real winters have gone
     
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    Did it make a sound?
     
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    Small flurry on Sandon Bank at twoish and a more significant flurry on the Common just now.
     

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