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With a windchill of around -37 deg. C.
Your breath hangs in mid-air and falls to the ground as fine snow.


That is cold !!!! Do you go out ??
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Aileen.. I'm sure you must have some great views at times, tho'.
In Aberdeen the area I grew up in was on a hill, overlooking the whole city. I'd often sit at my bedroom window and marvel at it.

Deb.. yes, life goes on. Our vehicles have block heaters, you just plug them into your electricity at night. We also have auto-starts to warm them up, the roads are cleared.
As for walking.. well, let's just say Bruce will unfortunately lose out today. The problem isn't the temperature..you can deal with that easily just by happing yourself up warmly with layers. The problem is the windchill.
Yesterday (which was a relatively balmy -15 deg C).. I had my deerhunter hat on with the top cap down over my forehead..my scarf wrapped around my face..and my sunglasses on (because the sun is beautiful but harsh on my eyes against the snow).
Brucie was my guide dog yesterday because I couldn't see a bloomin thing as my glasses were constantly steamed up with my breath. Very Happy
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Aileen.. I'm sure you must have some great views at times, tho'.
In Aberdeen the area I grew up in was on a hill, overlooking the whole city. I'd often sit at my bedroom window and marvel at it.

Deb.. yes, life goes on. Our vehicles have block heaters, you just plug them into your electricity at night. We also have auto-starts to warm them up, the roads are cleared.
As for walking.. well, let's just say Bruce will unfortunately lose out today. The problem isn't the temperature..you can deal with that easily just by happing yourself up warmly with layers. The problem is the windchill.
Yesterday (which was a relatively balmy -15 deg C).. I had my deerhunter hat on with the top cap down over my forehead..my scarf wrapped around my face..and my sunglasses on (because the sun is beautiful but harsh on my eyes against the snow).
Brucie was my guide dog yesterday because I couldn't see a bloomin thing as my glasses were constantly steamed up with my breath. Very Happy
we have a snow flake in the south and the whole place comes to a stand still Smile I don't know if I could cope !!!
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Aileen.. I'm sure you must have some great views at times, tho'.
I do indeed, especially in the spring and summer, and as the flat faces west I get to see some really spectacular sunsets as well.

we have a snow flake in the south and the whole place comes to a stand still Smile I don't know if I could cope !!!
lmao
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Gas stations here have had to close their car washes due to safety concerns (when vehicles exit and are not fully dry, the water is causing ice-rinks in the lot.)

I went to take laundry out of my tumble dryer and I guess they were still a wee damp at the time.. turned into frozen clothing sculptures, Ha!

Salt will not work on roads/sidewalks here right now if temp is below (I think) -15 deg C. They have to use sand. Very messy.

For snow-lovers .. want some? You're welcome.


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Probably lovely to look at when the sun is shining - but no thanks!
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I like snow 1st December to 25th December, after that, I'm over it!  I haven't seen snow for a number of years shades but sending you warm thoughts Linda and anyone else in need of some warming sunshine


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Thanks Bev because it's still pretty chilly here with a biting wind and not too many sunny days.  Compared to where Linda is though it definitely rates as a heatwave!
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New South Wales in Australia getting badly hit by weather at the moment.

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2015/04/21/05/54/nsw-coast-lashed-by-wild-storms
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That's shocking Bev.  Sounds pretty much like the severe storms many parts of Britain experienced for a few weeks at the beginning of last year.
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Nope, not good at all.  Will be another hike in our insurance premiums to help with the cost.  Least of our problems really as we still have our homes/family/etc.

What's with the weather recently?  I don't remember hearing about storms like these hitting people around the world when I was younger?  Though I do remember having more white Christmas's when I was younger old lol

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I don't remember too many white Christmases but I do remember winters being really cold and frosty, and heavy frost is something we don't often have now, although we did have a cold spell the first two weeks of this month which means another late spring.  It's been warm and sunny since though which has let the leaves start to come out on the trees and seen summer-like temps in the south of England, but inevitably it's set to change by the end of the week.

I've no idea why the weather's gone so crazy worldwide, although scientists think that global warming could be at the root of much, but not all, of it.  You might find this lengthy article in the National Geographic of Sept 2012 of some interest, even if you just do as I did and skim through it - http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/09/extreme-weather/miller-text
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