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Author Topic: Attention: Brits. We're all going to freeze to death in a pristine white hell.  (Read 38578 times)
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« Reply #100 on: February 03, 2009, 06:10:54 pm »

People might get a chuckle out of this made by someone from here in Minnesota
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUFTm6cJXM


I was highly amused by that video but as someone who lives on the east coast at about sea level there's a very good chance I'd be underwater.
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« Reply #101 on: February 03, 2009, 06:15:20 pm »

You call that snow? You can SEE over it! I have a snowpile out my front window at work here that I still can't see over and it's been melting for a week. But I guess we are used to that here...
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« Reply #102 on: February 03, 2009, 06:39:54 pm »

People might get a chuckle out of this made by someone from here in Minnesota
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUFTm6cJXM


I was highly amused by that video but as someone who lives on the east coast at about sea level there's a very good chance I'd be underwater.
-Georgia


Yeah I've heard it said that Minnesota might be be a decent place to be with global warming as the winter temperatures might moderate.

I also heard a talking head on the radio claim that the British Isles might expect some cooler weather, at least initially, if global warming is true. His explanation was that the Gulf Stream current is basically a convection current with cold water in the Arctic/North sea falling and flowing south and the warm Gulf Stream flowing north. If the Arctic waters warmed, a theory is that the Gulf Stream would slow and have less of a moderating effect on the Isles, and coastal Northern Europe
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« Reply #103 on: February 03, 2009, 06:52:41 pm »

People might get a chuckle out of this made by someone from here in Minnesota
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUFTm6cJXM

I was highly amused by that video but as someone who lives on the east coast at about sea level there's a very good chance I'd be underwater.
-Georgia


Use this to see how long you have got:
http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=43.3251,-101.6015&z=13&m=7
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« Reply #104 on: February 03, 2009, 07:18:27 pm »

Well I guess I was wrong, after using the link from Lock it appears that even at a 14 meter rise we are still dry, the Cheapeake Bay won't flood over us. However, at that point we will lose PAX naval air station up the road from us and the St. Mary's College of Maryland down the road from here (both of these places are already waterfront). We must be in a high spot. I'd be an alumni to a school that was sunk underwater.
Anyway, it's flurrying here. Oh no! Must race to Wal-Mart for bread and toilet paper. Wink Cheesy
-Georgia
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« Reply #105 on: February 03, 2009, 07:22:14 pm »

People might get a chuckle out of this made by someone from here in Minnesota
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUFTm6cJXM

I was highly amused by that video but as someone who lives on the east coast at about sea level there's a very good chance I'd be underwater.
-Georgia


Use this to see how long you have got:
http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=43.3251,-101.6015&z=13&m=7
tks

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That is fantastic. I'll end up surrounded by water on three sides, but seems I'm on a hill of some sort since even after a 14m rise I'll still be dry. Bring on global warming, I say!
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« Reply #106 on: February 03, 2009, 09:15:55 pm »

Well I'm living at about 5000 feet(1500 meters,) so the waters surging around the continent doesn't frighten ME in the least. That was a great song.
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« Reply #107 on: February 03, 2009, 10:21:45 pm »

Nothing, Newport and Cardiff would be under water and the Usk would be a channel instead of a river right up to Usk itself, but I'm high and dry, even on a +14.
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« Reply #108 on: February 03, 2009, 10:33:26 pm »

Well, at +7m, my place of employment is underwater

At +14m, the end of the main road our estate is on is underwater.
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« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2009, 10:36:52 pm »

Use this to see how long you have got:

We go under after 9m of rise, which I consider pretty good given we're right by the Thames.  I'm unlikely to live long enough for it to be a serious concern unless my immortality experiments start going somewhat better than they have done so far.
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« Reply #110 on: February 03, 2009, 10:39:01 pm »

I'm surrounded by water, the Thames, various canals, lakes and reservoirs, but only at the upper end, above 10 meters, does the rising water affect me, and then it's only my current employer!
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« Reply #111 on: February 03, 2009, 11:08:37 pm »

Nothing, Newport and Cardiff would be under water and the Usk would be a channel instead of a river right up to Usk itself, but I'm high and dry, even on a +14.

only the city centre of Cardiff would be under...where i live in cardiff would suddenly become beachfront property! Grin
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« Reply #112 on: February 03, 2009, 11:19:28 pm »

I work about 5-10 minutes walk from the Thames in London. If there was suddenly a 14m sea level rise whilst I was at work, I'd still be about 5-10 mins walk from the water! I knew I was on a hill, but I'd always thought of it as more of a gentle slope!
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« Reply #113 on: February 03, 2009, 11:38:43 pm »

I'm 60 metres above sea level (Cue an american to say "Hah! I'm 600 metres above sea level!" Roll Eyes) So when you're all swimming, I'll be at the seaside  Grin
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« Reply #114 on: February 04, 2009, 12:00:37 am »

i'll be fine for ages Cheesy
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« Reply #115 on: February 04, 2009, 12:43:34 am »

Well you see the difference here is that you obviously live at the North pole and we live in Mildland, so this kinda snow here, is really quite snowing!

Actually, I live in that part of Canada that sticks down into the U.S., surrounded by the great lakes. If you draw a straight line around the world to Europe, I'm at the same level as the south of France/ Northern Italy.

Therefore you, sir, are much closer to the north pole than I.
I live around there. In a lovely little corner of boredom hell known as London, Ontario.
Hello place that was supposed to be the capital of Canada instead of that silly place called Ottawa.

Then we're practically neighbors. I moved from London a year ago, but still live along the Thames. Actually, I was in London on Friday.
Is that so? Well Hello fellow Londoner!
I'd rather like to get out of here, myself. London is, as can likely be gathered from my previous statement, not quite my ideal town. There's a little place in Argyll, Scotland I'd like to move to called Dollar, though I rather doubt that opportunity will arise within the next 10 years.
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« Reply #116 on: February 04, 2009, 01:42:44 am »

Photo of my back garden not 15 minutes old. 

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Snow's about 3-4 inches deep and the little corner of sky visible heralds nothing but still more of the cold white wet stuff. 


Here in Massachusetts we call that....

Early November  Grin

or maybe,

last Tuesday   Cheesy


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Blizzard of 78
http://www.marydyer.net/images/blizzardof78.gif

Blizzard of 93
http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site515/2008/0127/20080127__0944438400_001_REMEMBER0127_212320~2_500.jpg

April Fools blizzard
http://www.theflatusshow.com/FLATUS/April1-1997-1.jpg


Blizzard of 05
http://image34.webshots.com/34/9/34/2/257593402YaJMWO_fs.jpg

Ladies and Gentlemen of the UK.
you have just experienced what we colonials refer to as A "dusting" or , a Minor Snowstorm.

We are currently in the middle of a 3 to 5 inch "snow fall" and they didn't even cancel school for the kiddies today. Wink
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« Reply #117 on: February 04, 2009, 01:48:51 am »

You dirty buggers! It won't even consider snowing here! Snow removals my only source of income right now  Embarrassed

That and I like snow, for the most part. But after those first six months it does get kind of old... "Summer in Banff is two months bad skiing."  Roll Eyes

That my Northern cousin is becaue Canada only has two seasons.
Winter, and July!   Grin
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« Reply #118 on: February 04, 2009, 01:54:59 am »

you island folks had a mini ice age in the 1500's and in the 1800's.  I'd just stick to the steampunk style (or the renaissance style) of dress and you'll be fine Smiley

Right about now, I bet you wish you had more coal? Smiley
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« Reply #119 on: February 04, 2009, 02:02:40 am »

April Fools blizzard

Blizzard of 05

Ladies and Gentlemen of the UK.
you have just experienced what we colonials refer to as A "dusting" or , a Minor Snowstorm.

We are currently in the middle of a 3 to 5 inch "snow fall" and they didn't even cancel school for the kiddies today. Wink


I was living in Boston for the April Fools Blizzard, and happened to be visiting for the Blizzard of '05:



Quite entertaining it was too.

But the real difference is that Boston actually has snowploughs, whereas London only has gritting trucks because the most we're used to dealing with is a little frost.  Imagine eight inches of snow in San Francisco, and you get the general idea.
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« Reply #120 on: February 04, 2009, 02:34:30 am »

If California had the same snow that we had theyd react the same way....we havent had any real snow since 1987..then i remember digging out of the front door with my parents and having snow tunnels in the roads.

But since then weve had dustings..so have had no need for regular financing of snowploughs and such.. As someone in the Gov said...if theyd invested in loads on snowploughs etc and no snow happened..people would say..what a waste of money!
if we continue to get winters like this...then we are gonna need a snow system...as hey the littlest thing stops the public transport...so they dont need another excuse!
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« Reply #121 on: February 04, 2009, 02:44:14 am »

Hmm, check that flooding map for my area, at 7m most of Dunston (Metrocentre included) and nearby areas will be flooded, some minor flooding of two local industrial estates. Other than that, nothing much happens. 
Middlesbrough is flooded badly......no great loss.  Grin

At 14m, Dunston becomes part of the river Tyne, as does Team valley ind. estate.  Other than that, nothing much changes from the 7m map (the river Tyne floods most riverside property though).  I will however, have a much clearer view of the Tyne from my house - though thankfully not TOO clear. Smiley

Most of Middlesbrough and Stockton sinks under the sea - borough property prices finally increase...  Cheesy

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« Reply #122 on: February 04, 2009, 04:40:32 am »

Hey Brits. your snowstorm just made the nightly news here in the Washington D.C. area.
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« Reply #123 on: February 04, 2009, 06:28:06 am »

April Fools blizzard

Blizzard of 05

Ladies and Gentlemen of the UK.
you have just experienced what we colonials refer to as A "dusting" or , a Minor Snowstorm.

We are currently in the middle of a 3 to 5 inch "snow fall" and they didn't even cancel school for the kiddies today. Wink


I was living in Boston for the April Fools Blizzard, and happened to be visiting for the Blizzard of '05:



Quite entertaining it was too.

But the real difference is that Boston actually has snowploughs, whereas London only has gritting trucks because the most we're used to dealing with is a little frost.  Imagine eight inches of snow in San Francisco, and you get the general idea.


Now that's what I call snow. We get that much here with a good snow storm!
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« Reply #124 on: February 04, 2009, 06:36:25 am »

I want the above photographed snow to come here Smiley

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