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Old 01-09-2018, 10:57 AM
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As people say, its grim up north. Referring to the weather.
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You wait till HS2 is built, they'll go for a fortune.
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All this talk of English weather reminds me of Seattle/Western Washington. ~35-40* weather for 5-6 months straight, constant drizzle, next to no sunshine, and leaving/returning for work in the dark.
Gorgeous place to live...in the 2 months of summer!

Living in Houston it's nearly the opposite, the winter is a pretty good temperature/mixture of rain and sun. Whereas the summer is oppressively hot where all you want to do is sit inside.
I can't seem to find that middle ground to save my life...
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Old 01-09-2018, 03:45 PM
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Finallyyyyyyyy...rainmnnnnnnnnn...yayyyyyyyyyyyy.. .
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3 of our 4 seasons are coinciding this very week!
Wildfire Season,
Monsoon Season,
Mudslide Season.

There is Absolutely No place on the planet like California!
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There is Absolutely No place on the planet like California!
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I did hear on the radio today Southern California was taking a rain hammering and mudslides, and a death toll. Stay safe.
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I did hear on the radio today Southern California was taking a rain hammering and mudslides, and a death toll. Stay safe.

As Clarke said.....All in the area be safe.
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Busa, don't forget the summer of '76, it was lovely then.
And nobody has mentioned 'hose pipe ban' for years!
Winter sucks on the ship too because you have to put up with unending gales and storms running up the Channel.
Back to work tomorrow.
I will never ever forget the summer of 76 when I got my first street bike. We thought it would never end.........

But just like the holiday period, it had to end.
Reality bites. Hope your first day back is a gentle one.

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Old 01-10-2018, 06:25 AM
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Snow in the Sahara?

https://www.itv.com/news/2018-01-09/snow-stuns-in-sahara-desert/
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:20 AM
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My first trip to sea back in '76 we went to the Bahamas and it snowed there, first time in recorded history apparently.
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This is nuts.....two days ago, it was 45-50*F. We received 8-9" of snow overnight, with another 8-9" predicted to fall by this evening. At least, so far, it isn't as cold, today, as it was two weeks ago....
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And, it's FOG season in California!

The Great Central Valley of California is brim full of fog from Redding to Los Angeles.

That makes 4 seasons in a Very short time!
We do have other seasons however, besides these 4..........
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The first time I saw the fog roll in at San Fran it surprised me. A white wall slowly swallowing up the world. It was kind of disappointing when it overcame me. Not quite as thick as it looked like from a distance. It reminded me of the movie "The Blob" with Steve McQueen, once inside though, not so much.
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Yes, but they can't fly in it because they can't see far enough ahead.
That's why SFO has about the Worst year round On-time record of any airport in the country.

If there's Any way to avoid that place, I'll go Hundreds of miles out of my way to do it. Trouble is, most connecting flights from all the little Podunk towns in CA connect through SFO.
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Funny story, at least to me, when I showed up to go in the military, they flew me to Detroit in a twin engine prop job in the middle of a snow storm.

I spent all day getting physicals and the like. Finally around 3PM they put me on a big L-1011 for San Diego. When they got us down there the Pilot came over the intercomm and said it was too foggy and we were going to circle a while.

About 11PM I threw up the armrests and tried to nap. The pilot said we were low on fuel and we were going to San Fran. After landing we all stood up to grab our bags and go to the bus when he told us it was clear in San Diego so we were going to just gas up.

When we got back down to San Diego he said it was socked in again so we were going to just circle. I got about an hour of sleep. He came on and said we were going back to San Fran. So we finally landed and I got off that plane about 5 AM.

We hopped on a bus that took us to San Diego. When we got off the bus it was about 7 AM. They marched us to the barracks and then over to get hair cuts. While waiting for hair cuts one of the other DI's came over and told him we'ed been up over 24 hours and to put us to bed.

So he marched us back to the barracks and about noon we went to sleep. They got us up for dinner, marched us back to the barracks and told us to go back to bed. The fun started the next morning.

That was my introduction to real life. I had only been in school for the most part before then. I took a couple of jobs after college but nothing I really liked.

So I set my sights on bringing down the biggest, most evil empire the world has ever known, the Soviet Union. At least that was the way I saw it. I was single mindedly focused on making sure those missiles never flew. Once the Soviet Union fell, I looked around and decided my job was done,
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My first trip to sea back in '76 we went to the Bahamas and it snowed there, first time in recorded history apparently.

There's a storm brewing !
Carrillion going bust.... HS2 main contractor.
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Down go the house prices again!
Anyway, I'm so looking forward to next week:

https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/channel_lightship
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Down go the house prices again!
Anyway, I'm so looking forward to next week:

https://www.windfinder.com/forecast/channel_lightship

51 kts is that bad?
I am staying in all this week to avoid catching the Aussie flu, the Japanese flu or whatever else flu people are carrying !
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:37 PM
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51 knots is just over 58mph.
Stick your head out of the car window at 60mph and it's a bit like that!
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