The Pending Snow
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24-11-10, 02:26 PM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Its astounding really that after all these years, this country still grinds to a halt whenever we have snow or leaves on the line. When we had a couple of inches of the white stuff last year and people "couldn't" get to work, my Canadian girlfriend just laughed and said "that's not snow".
In Winnipeg, Manitoba, they have already had 6" of snow, averaging 43"/110cm over the Winter period. The snow usually clears around april. It makes me laugh when the presenters get on TV to do the MET office broadcast, giving the exaggerated severe weather warnings, telling us to wrap up warm due to the "arctic conditions" hitting the UK??
In nothern Manitoba, where my girlfriend hails from, the winter temperatures dip below -40c and that's without the windchill. The snow generally arrives there in October and doesn't melt until May, yet the city still manages to function perfectly well. Maybe we need to learn something from them and prepare ourselves better?
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