The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2019/2020 thread

The wet and windy, with occasional snow, 2019/2020 thread

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JakeT

2,932 posts

71 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Cantaloupe said:
Always thought winter tyres were too much expense and way to much bother
[ 4 extra wheels ? where to store them in my wee flat ? ] we don't have 6 month winters
like Canada or Norway.

However, my knees are playing up, a sure fire indication we are in for a long, cold winter, so
reliable tyres might come in very handy
My main reasoning was:

They were £400 with wheels included, and I don't wear out my other set.

The roads usually get more potholed during winter, so smaller wheels are advantageous.

We've had some good snow the past couple of years and I live in a small village.

And the main reason, I am driving to Austria for a week in November, so summers might be a little silly, I'm sure the Polizei wouldn't think it too clever of me either.

I'm really not doing a 'holier than yow' by using winters, I thought I'd try it. Most likely if it does snow badly I'll do what I do every year, and go for a slide around the lanes and then sit by the fire and eat lots of cheese. smile

colin_p

2,403 posts

163 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Cantaloupe said:
JakeT said:
wavey

IN. I had the adenoidal PH voice in my head as I left the house this morning:

"IT'S SIX DEGREES. WINTER TYRE TIME".

This year I've been foolish enough to buy some. Will I need them? Probably not. hehe
Always thought winter tyres were too much expense and way to much bother
[ 4 extra wheels ? where to store them in my wee flat ? ] we don't have 6 month winters
like Canada or Norway.

However, my knees are playing up, a sure fire indication we are in for a long, cold winter, so
reliable tyres might come in very handy
I've had them ever since Winter of 09/10 where I nearly got caught out badly with the kids (now young adults) in the car. The Wife's car also has a set. T/hey really are very good.



eltawater

2,016 posts

130 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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An old newsthump but still relevant biggrin

https://newsthump.com/2016/09/28/meteorologists-cl...


rossub

2,680 posts

141 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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redcard

This is NOT the winter tyres thread guys!!

Riley Blue

16,117 posts

177 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Laurel Green said:
Shorts have returned to the bottom drawer!
I'm still in mine though did switch to long 'jamas last night.

Silly me has entered a classic car run around Lincolnshire on Saturday. There are two fords along the route, will I need deep-water or slippy-ice tyres?

pti

1,173 posts

95 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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I bloody love this thread (long time lurker, first time poster).

Bring on a severe winter smile

schmalex

13,601 posts

157 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Just checking in. I hope to be able to contribute a bit more this year than the past couple of years thumbup

hotchy

1,552 posts

77 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Cant wait to pretend I hate the snow and at first chance run outside with my shovel clearing the drive/road/street. Then sit back on my snow watching chair with a glass of fun.

Puggit

Original Poster:

42,529 posts

199 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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My inlaws are on a ferry in to Poole harbour late on Thursday rofl


Scabutz

2,497 posts

31 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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^ someone loving the opportunity to draw a massive cock on a map and call it "work"

Cantaloupe

1,056 posts

11 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Scabutz said:
^ someone loving the opportunity to draw a massive cock on a map and call it "work"
No, it's that you see " cocks " everywhere.

I thought you were seeking treatment for your " still got the brain of a 11 year old Syndrome " ?

Scabutz

2,497 posts

31 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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Cantaloupe said:
No, it's that you see " cocks " everywhere.

I thought you were seeking treatment for your " still got the brain of a 11 year old Syndrome " ?
Yep definitely "see" a lot of cocks on here.

Edited by Scabutz on Wednesday 2nd October 14:43

RZ1

3,890 posts

157 months

Wednesday 2nd October 2019
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I do enjoy this thread.
When is the snow coming to Bucks??

hotchy

1,552 posts

77 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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First morning my car window was frozen solid. Bring on the snow!

hutchst

2,212 posts

47 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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eltawater said:
An old newsthump but still relevant biggrin

https://newsthump.com/2016/09/28/meteorologists-cl...

Weather is a brilliant source for media reporting. We get a solid 2 days of reporting what's going to happen, followed by 2 more days of why it didn't.

p1stonhead

21,593 posts

118 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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First frost!

Puggit

Original Poster:

42,529 posts

199 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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p1stonhead said:
First frost!
Second frost for West Berks tongue out

deadtom

1,454 posts

116 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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frosty windscreen both yesterday and today here in Leicestershire, but no ground frost yet

colin_p

2,403 posts

163 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Nice nippy morning, very nice.


JakeT

2,932 posts

71 months

Thursday 3rd October 2019
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Jumper went on today. Felt very fresh. Quite a nice change!