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  • #101552
    bobcat
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    Just hoping the cold snap doesn’t extend as far Britain 🙀 the winter weather forecast is not looking good. Get the polish out and get the RS prepared for the snow😹

    An unusually early blast of record cold and snow has spread across much of the central United States in recent days. Throughout north-central parts of the country, this is a continuation of a cold, stormy and early start to the winter of 2018-2019.

    This onslaught of frigid air is shifting east, in a modified fashion, over the next week. It is slated to bring many places in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic the first significant wintry temperatures of the season. More early season snow may also fall along the way.

    Snow with the latest storm broke out across the Rockies on Saturday. By Sunday, totals exceeding a foot were common in the higher elevations across the Intermountain West, with several inches also accumulating on the adjacent High Plains, in places such as Denver.

    Through Sunday, snow spread from the mountains into the High Plains, parts of the western Great Lakes, and then into Canada. Pockets of heavy early season snowfall fell across parts of Nebraska and Kansas, Wichita and Kansas City saw their earliest snowfall on record.

    After widespread record lows across the western half of the country Monday, it was a similar story Tuesday morning, with some shift eastward in the records as a cold front moves into the Atlantic.

    Numerous other records have fallen from the central United States to the Intermountain West and from the Canadian border to Mexico. Widespread lows in the teens and 20s have been common at low elevations, dipping to the single digits to near zero in the high terrain. A large section of the region has seen temperatures running 12 to 20 degrees below normal over the past week.

     

    #101572
    71-bda
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    good to see weatherman Bob is back to guide us through the next few months !



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    The Badger has been observed in his natural habitat behaving quite well so NFA at this moment needed.

    #101577
    bobcat
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    Last winter early warning signs where there, sad to say we got the beast from the east. I really am hoping that this year will pass snow free😼

    #101581

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    Thanks for the reminder bobcat!

    #101584
    frenk
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    Thanks Bob. We have still 22°C approaching slowly to 10°C by November. Wheel swapping is booked next week, as well as skiing before Christmas. But I’m afraid we will have floods before the snow this year 😉

    #101587
    Mdc
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    Think I will invest in a cover as mine lives outside all year and I’m not to fussed to use it when if the roads get salted heavily it’s such a bitch to clean off.



    Mountune 375 FMP mountune v3 M Flaps Forged wheels painted calipers Gel inserts Door protectors clim air Sony upgrade shells 👻 immobiliser 5yr Ford warranty BIG FAT FORGED IN THE BOOT.HG recall sorted no drama.

    #101605
    coastliner
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    In anticipation had my chain saw revved up cutting logs for the log burner. May have to cover the old girl up after its serviced mid November. I hate the salt on the roads.



    Coastliner

    #101610
    bobcat
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    Britain could be battered by snowstorms for four months as the country faces its coldest winter in a decade, according to meteorologists. Despite the UK basking in a record summer heatwave, expects say the coming winter could bring in an ice blast even chillier than last year’s Beast from the East. The extreme dip in temperature could happen as early as November due to extreme low pressure systems – increasing the chances of a white Christmas. The country could be plunged into a four-month whiteout when air from the Atlantic and Arctic clash, triggering ice storms over the UK. The onset of an El Nino warming of the eastern Pacific Ocean and changes in air patterns over the tropics could also keep the country in freezing temperatures through December, January and February, Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden told the Daily Express. If true, the coming winter could be similar to the big freeze of 2010, which saw the coldest December since records began in 1910.

    However, long-range forecasts only give a rough indication of what may happen 🙀

     

    #101801
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    Much of Spain will experience extreme weather conditions, including storms bringing torrential rain, as the mercury plummets with the arrival of a polar front.
    Spain’s national weather agency (AEMET) issued extreme weather alerts for the eastern side of the mainland and the Balearic Islands just as Mallorca was clearing up from devastating floods that claimed 13 lives.The weather front is expected to arrive on Thursday and continue until Sunday plunging Spain into the worst “gota fria” – a Spanish term meaning ‘cold drop’ that explains a sudden drop in temperature – in a decade. Parts of Aragón, Catalonia, Valencia, Murcia, Andalusia, and the Balearic have been issued with weather alerts while Castellón province, just north of Valencia city is expected to bear the brunt of the storms and is on red alert. Torrential rain is expected which brings the risk of more flash floods. “More than 100 millimeters could fall in 12 hours in many areas in the Mediterranean and the Balearic Islands,” said AEMET. ”With up to 180 mm expected to fall in Castellon during Thursday and Friday.”

    This cuts off the warm air flow up to Britain possibly cooling the U.K. weather sooner 🙀🙀🙀

    #101850
    71-bda
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    Bob, you had better msg FEZZA and tell him to get the winter tyres on !



    No nothing.

    No Mods. No rockers. Just a chunky knob.

    No tackiness.

    Std as Ford intended, but with a space saver wheel and jack and nuts and wheel brace. oh.. and flaps, a man has got to have flaps.

    Innit.

    The Badger has been observed in his natural habitat behaving quite well so NFA at this moment needed.

    #101853
    bobcat
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    No chance he’s well ahead of me, the RS is in the garage and the tractor is out 😺👍

    #101871
    warehou
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    Trying to drive in this stuff ain’t good either…………

    #101876
    bobcat
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    Look terrifying, but beautiful warehou, nice pic 👍

    #101915
    bobcat
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    BRITAIN is set for bitterly cold air to crash into the country before the end of the month according to the latest long-range weather forecast chart. Forecasters have warned that temperatures could nosedive before the end of this month. According to the latest long-range weather chart, temperatures are expected to remain mild throughout next week, before dipping dramatically on the last weekend of October. The chart indicates that temperatures could plummet to near freezing as the bitterly cold air moves south towards Britain. The Met Office weather outlook for Wednesday 24 October to Friday 2 November has also warned temperatures across the UK are “turning colder”, with some snow likely for the higher ground in Scotland before the end of the month.
    A statement from the national weather service reads: “Any rain in the north early on Wednesday should clear to the east.“Otherwise, plenty of fine weather on Wednesday and Thursday, with the best of the sunshine in the south and west, once early mist and fog clears.“By the weekend and into next week, it looks like staying changeable in the north, with a mixture of rain and showers, interspersed by drier, brighter interludes.

    “Some heavy rain is possible in the far northwest at times, with some snow likely for higher ground in Scotland. Generally dry and sunny conditions across the south, although occasional cloud and some rain is likely at times. Strong winds possible in the north and east at times. Temperatures around average at first, turning colder by the end of October and into early November.” WeatherAction’s Piers Corbyn said: “We are expecting some quite severe snowfall before the end of this month and it will not just be confined to the far north, this could reach parts of the Midlands or even further south.

    This spell of very cold weather looks like bringing substantial snow to a more widespread area of the country than people would necessarily expect at this time of year. “We are also forecasting some very low temperatures, we could see the record for October broken this year.”

    🙀🙀🙀

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    #101937
    frenk
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    Stranded in Iowa
    Stranded in Iowa
    Better get the Breakdown squad out
    Get me rolling on
    ‘Cause I can’t keep my thoughts out of sight…

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