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    bobcat
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    Norway yesterday

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    A major storm system that’s hitting the Western side of Europe is bringing heavy snow to the Alps and Pyrenees. Snow forecasting agencies have been going big on what they’re forecasting the storm to dump on ski slopes by the time it blows through on Tuesday/Wednesday, with some resorts predicted to get more than a metre of snow in total up high. Val Thorens, which is due to open in just under three weeks’ time, posted the picture top at first light this morning, and the video below this afternoon. Currently there are 16 ski areas already open for winter 19-20 in the alps, most of them with glaciers. Several were closed because of the storm today, which sometimes has strong winds as well as the heavy snowfall giving blizzard conditions.  There have only been a few small snow storms, heaviest in the Central and Eastern Alps, over the past few months, so the forecast big accumulations will be welcomed by resorts already open once the weather clears, and those opening later this month.

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    #133209
    coastliner
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    I think its time for the winter tyres.



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    #133210
    bobcat
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    @coastliner, don’t think it’ll be long before you have to fit them. Hoping that it doesn’t get that bad here and snow will be in short supply.

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    coastliner
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    @bobcat

    Well I always prepare my car for winter use, but it does get used less when the weather is poor. But if there’s a lot of snow it will be coming out more often.



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    #133233
    frenk
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    Thanks Bob. Better get the breakdown squad out, get me rolling on…

    Yep, winter tyres booked for next monday. Here we expect snow this weekend down to 600 metres. Hope to hit a snowy spot for some drift doughnuts this year 😎

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    frenk
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    Oh, and by the way: my carving skis need a service, too. They drive like my RS 😉

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    71-bda
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    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?

     

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    71-bda
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    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?

     

    #133406
    bobcat
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    Had the RS out today and the temp never got above 4 degs The RS was fantastic, must confess I didn’t push it to much 😹 Now it needs a clean 🙀

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    #133410
    bobcat
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    @frenk, hope you can post some pics when the snow arrives 👍

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    andy-k
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    Bob, I’d forgotten that you are a  weather watcher and like to keep us abreast of whats coming. I like to follow the adage that there is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing. My winter wheels and tyres were fitted last Tuesday. I’so m looking forward to driving on them as they were brilliant last winter. Look forward to your bulletins.



    Edition, FPM 375

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    bobcat
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    👍

    #133419
    bobcat
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    -7.1 c for Scotland last night Brrr that’s cold

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