The Snow Game

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The Snow Game
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:10:50 AM »
It's going to snow in most parts of Britain over the next 48/72 hours and to prove that Britain is the worst country in the world at coping with the slightest of snowfalls i am proposing a new game/study

If it is snowing in your town or the where you work simply list

1) Location
2) Amount of snow
3) Services affected, ie buses, trains, trams, hospitals, post etc...
4) Panic buying levels. How much bread do the shops have, that sort of thing
5) News coverage. Is the fact it's snowing ,rather than anything related to the snow, headline news and are TV news programmes asking for pictures?
6) School closures or number of staff not turning up for work.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 09:52:34 AM »
It's going to snow in most parts of Britain over the next 48/72 hours and to prove that Britain is the worst country in the world at coping with the slightest of snowfalls i am proposing a new game/study

If it is snowing in your town or the where you work simply list

1) Location
2) Amount of snow
3) Services affected, ie buses, trains, trams, hospitals, post etc...
4) Panic buying levels. How much bread do the shops have, that sort of thing
5) News coverage. Is the fact it's snowing ,rather than anything related to the snow, headline news and are TV news programmes asking for pictures?
6) School closures or number of staff not turning up for work.


Bah - even in Canada snow causes things to end.
See

Its usually the first major snow fall because some reason people seem to forget how to deal with the snow after summer.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2010, 12:25:49 PM »
Ouray, CO
About a foot, I'd guess.
Nothing. EDIT: I shouldn't say that. Some businesses close for the winter because there aren't any tourists.
Not panicing.
Nope. Business as usual.
In the past three years, we've only had one school closing.
« Last Edit: December 15, 2010, 12:27:23 PM by Trekky0623 »

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2010, 12:56:40 PM »
Glasgow
About 6 inches overall
EVERYTHING. Schools, shops, I couldn't get to town because ALL the trains were off and there was only one bus coming from town. ONE WAY SERVICE ON A COMMUTER BUS. THINK ABOUT IT. No taxis, no gritting, no ploughs, no deliveries from shops. Also, nae post.
Shops ran out of fresh veg (in Scotland)
Everything has been about it, the whole breakfast news is a weather forecast with the occasional report of lollipop people losing their jobs due to the Cuts in Shit city-Upon-Shit river.
All Glasgow schools, all North and South Lanarkshire schools closed on and off for a fortnight. Basically, every school in 15 miles.
No but I'm guess your what? 90? Cause you just so darn mature </sarcasm>

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2010, 01:00:24 PM »
Glasgow
About 6 inches overall
EVERYTHING. Schools, shops, I couldn't get to town because ALL the trains were off and there was only one bus coming from town. ONE WAY SERVICE ON A COMMUTER BUS. THINK ABOUT IT. No taxis, no gritting, no ploughs, no deliveries from shops. Also, nae post.
Shops ran out of fresh veg (in Scotland)
Everything has been about it, the whole breakfast news is a weather forecast with the occasional report of lollipop people losing their jobs due to the Cuts in Shit city-Upon-Shit river.
All Glasgow schools, all North and South Lanarkshire schools closed on and off for a fortnight. Basically, every school in 15 miles.

lol. Pussies.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2010, 01:05:26 PM »
1) Helsinki, Finland.
2) About half a metre.
3) None.
4) No panic.
5) No news coverage, other than "this is more snow than usual".
6) No school closures ever for any snow-related reason, and no one's access to work is harmed either.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2010, 03:45:45 AM »
Pretty much what Blanko said. We don't have snow days in Sweden.
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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2010, 08:59:05 AM »
Well this was like a week or so ago, and it was across like three days but......

1 Buffalo, NY
2 Anywhere from 30-~46 inches
3 The thruway shut down for like 48 hours because all of the cars were stuck, some schools in the south towns
4 Buying level wasn't too bad, because it was kind of unexpected. The old people got out when they could though to buy their pointless shit.
5 Headline news for days because of the thruway thing, god damn thruway authority didn't get shit moving for like 2 days, people were stranded in their cars with nowhere to go, no way to get off. Dumb asses.
6 Oh, like i said, just some closures in the southtowns. The schools in the north here never want to close.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2010, 09:09:57 AM »
2 Anywhere from 30-~46 inches

Cool ice age, bro.

EDIT: No wait, that isn't so much.

Still a lot though.

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physics101

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2010, 09:12:59 AM »
It was a lot so suddenly, god damn great lakes. Then less then a week later, we got like a foot and a half more, plus the second time it came with the wind chill. Annoyance, but kinda fun.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2010, 09:18:36 AM »
46 inches implies a midget would drown in it.

I call bullshit.  >:(

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physics101

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2010, 09:33:29 AM »
GSB Cities    This Season   

Syracuse   66.9   
Rochester   44.6   
Binghamton   28.3   
Buffalo   27.9   
Albany   4.0
   
http://goldensnowball.blogspot.com/

Thus far, though these are the major cities. It doesn't include the suburbs, where the totals vary greatly.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2010, 09:42:42 AM »
That's snowfall, not snow depth.

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physics101

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2010, 09:52:50 AM »
Well......I haven't heard any stories of midgets dying due to the snow. Thought there was a guy the other day who burned in his flaming car stuck in a snow bank......but I think he was average height. I'll keep an eye out for them though Blanko.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2010, 10:46:54 AM »
Closure on I-70 yesterday in the Eisenhower tunnel because people don't know how to drive in snow. Had to take Loveland Pass into Keystone to get around it.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2010, 10:54:15 AM »
GSB Cities    This Season   

Syracuse   66.9   
Bullshit is it snowing in Sicily. It's in the middle of the fucking Med.
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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2010, 11:38:26 AM »
1) Ohio
2) Barely 2 inches
3) Your mom
4) Don't generally shop
5) Don't have a TV
6) Still taking finals
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physics101

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 12:32:37 PM »
GSB Cities    This Season   

Syracuse   66.9   
Bullshit is it snowing in Sicily. It's in the middle of the fucking Med.

Syracuse NY. My apologies, all of those locations are in NY as far as I know.

Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2010, 04:29:58 AM »
1) Location
2) Amount of snow
3) Services affected, ie buses, trains, trams, hospitals, post etc...
4) Panic buying levels. How much bread do the shops have, that sort of thing
5) News coverage. Is the fact it's snowing ,rather than anything related to the snow, headline news and are TV news programmes asking for pictures?
6) School closures or number of staff not turning up for work.

London
1/2 cm
None as yet, but it's still early
There does seem to be a lack of bread in the stores
The news is loving it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12015145
People are already leaving work early, just in case the tube* stops working.



*this may seem stupid, but yes boys and girls the tube (london UNDERGROUND that's UNDERGROUND) has been known to stop due to snow. And high winds once.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2010, 05:51:33 AM »
London
1/2 cm
None as yet, but it's still early
There does seem to be a lack of bread in the stores
The news is loving it http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12015145
People are already leaving work early, just in case the tube* stops working.

I am disappoint.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2010, 05:55:17 AM »
The Brits seem terrified of snow Then again, so are the Scanians.
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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2010, 05:58:03 AM »
Crap things to report on imo.  People should post pics of crude looking snowmen they have constructed.
For example...

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2010, 06:02:36 AM »
Crap things to report on imo.  People should post pics of crude looking snowmen they have constructed.
For example...



Thanks, Calvin.

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physics101

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2010, 07:34:12 AM »
Crap things to report on imo.  People should post pics of crude looking snowmen they have constructed.
For example...



This is both awesome, and something a psychiatrist would want to talk to you about. But mostly awesome.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2010, 08:34:18 AM »
1) Location - Birmingham City Centre, West Midlands, UK

2) Amount of snow ~ 10cm

3) Services affected, ~ Some busses no longer running, others are slow, idiot in an automatic Mercedes got stuck on the hill, chavs and a traffic cop laughed at him, one solitary gritter went past not gritting anything.

4) Panic buying levels. - I'll find out when I go to buy food for tonight but looks ok.

5) News coverage - Radio 4 is currently talking about women's prisons.

6) School closures - No idea.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2010, 09:32:01 AM »

1) Hastings, East Sussex
2) 1cm or less
3) No post, as the Royal Mail love it when it snows as they can use it as excuse for day off. Haven't seen any buses going down my road today, normally there are many. Main roads not gritted AGAIN even though the thin layer of snow we have would be dispersed easily by grit, so because of that many roads are unusable (Hastings is very hilly).
4) Not sure about panic buying as have not been to shops. Given that the public are idiots, probably no bread and no milk - but plenty of potatoes and things in tins and dried food - all the stuff you really need if you're snowed in. That's what happened last week, anyway.
5) News coverage will undoubtedly be trotting out the cliche TRAVEL CHAOS as usual and making out it's the weather causing the problems rather than the council services taking no action against it.
6) My work Christmas Party was cancelled. Fecking disgrace.
Gayer doesn't live in an atmosphere of vaporised mustard like you appear to, based on your latest photo.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #26 on: December 18, 2010, 09:34:16 AM »
For 1cm or less? Jesus, I couldn't even make a snowball out of that shit. And I thought the mail was never supposed to close? Craziness.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2010, 09:39:11 AM »
1) Helsinki, Finland.
2) About half a metre.
3) None.
4) No panic.
5) No news coverage, other than "this is more snow than usual".
6) No school closures ever for any snow-related reason, and no one's access to work is harmed either.

This is why Britain is utterly crap. The Finns should come and laugh and point at us.
Gayer doesn't live in an atmosphere of vaporised mustard like you appear to, based on your latest photo.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #28 on: December 18, 2010, 12:05:36 PM »
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Given that the public are idiots, probably no bread and no milk - but plenty of potatoes and things in tins and dried food - all the stuff you really need if you're snowed in. That's what happened last week, anyway.

Lol, hadn't noticed that before (Because I've never been involved in panic buying) but you're right.

I'm all right, I've got dried pasta, packs of noodles and two big jars of dried rice so even if, somehow, all of Birmingham was to run out of food I've got some emergency rations.

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Re: The Snow Game
« Reply #29 on: December 18, 2010, 12:44:22 PM »
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, UK.
About an inch, but fuckloads of ice.
No-one gives a shit as of yet (aside from usual Ilson chuntering, but that happens whatever the weather).
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