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PostSubject: Snow? What the...?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:53 am

It's April 24! We just do not get snow this late in the year in Southeast Kansas!

Yet...

That's snow on the woodpile, and some snow can be seen in the grass also.

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A closeup. Yes, it's really snow.
It's not about how much snow fell. It's the fact that snow fell at all - and stuck. This ain't Minnesota! For you folks in Great Britain & Europe, My corner of Kansas is 37.45 deg N. which is about equal in Latitude to the Southern part of Spain.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:02 am

Hell, Gyro, that's not snow. That is what we call "frost", snow comes in FEET.

Neighboring community, Boulder, has had 47.5 inches of snow this month. With any luck, it is over for this year.

Southern Spain can thank the Gulf Stream for being as mild as it is.

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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:09 am

joncallihan wrote:
Hell, Gyro, that's not snow. That is what we call "frost", snow comes in FEET.

Neighboring community, Boulder, has had 47.5 inches of snow this month. With any luck, it is over for this year.

Southern Spain can thank the Gulf Stream for being as mild as it is.

Jon

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Phtttfpt! Razz

You forgot to mention that you are a mile above sea level while my little corner of Kansas is barely 950 feet above sea level! Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:08 pm

Gyro:
It's true. We are definitely higher!

And it is legal...
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:09 pm

950 feet above sea level, I would probably get nose bleeds as that high altitude.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:52 am

I lived in Spain for a while & believe me, its a myth that the sun shines all the time - in winter they get snow in bucketloads!!! Also, the Gulf Stream has no effect on southern Spain as this area's in the Mediterranean but thankfully it keeps us from freezing too much here in the UK (& yes, France & Belgium too) - one of the more useful exports from the western side of the pond!
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:54 am

Atrick wrote:
the Gulf Stream has no effect on southern Spain ... but thankfully it keeps us from freezing too much here in the UK

However, a new EU directive has categorised the Gulf Stream as "favouritism". It requires the Gulf Stream to move further north, bypassing all of Europe (inc the UK), thus bringing weather equality to all!!

It was tested over the past 12 months and will come into permanent force this "summer"!

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Brrrrrrrr!

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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:42 am

Just goes to show we can't trust those Eurocrats comfortably esconced aboard the gravy train in Brussels. frustrated

Come back Maggie, all is forgiven...!!! not worthy
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:14 am

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Just goes to show we can't trust those Eurocrats comfortably esconced aboard the gravy train in Brussels. frustrated

They are still "working" on the taxation and delivery fees. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:02 am

The Scootist wrote:
Gyro:
It's true. We are definitely higher!

And it is legal...

And we have been for decades, legal or not. alien beamed up

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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu May 02, 2013 11:59 am

UPDATE:

Things have gone crazy with the weather here in SE Kansas:

insane weather forecast

If we get the snow predicted, it will be the first time snow has fell in May in this part of the country since weather record-keeping began! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu May 02, 2013 6:08 pm

Glad i live up north in Canada. Today it was 25 celcius (77 for the illiterate) and supposed to stay this way for a while.
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu May 02, 2013 6:16 pm

Do you mean 25º and 77º (for the computer literate!) Laughing

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu May 02, 2013 6:38 pm

tarmacburner2 wrote:
Do you mean 25º and 77º (for the computer literate!) Laughing

Cheers,
Im posting on my iphone it doesnt have a degree symbol. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Thu May 02, 2013 6:47 pm

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tarmacburner2 wrote:
Do you mean 25º and 77º (for the computer literate!) Laughing

Cheers,
Im posting on my iphone it doesnt have a degree symbol. Razz

Nor does a standard qwerty keyboard. Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 3:27 am

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Im posting on my iphone it doesnt have a degree symbol. Razz

Yes it does, press the zero key 0 and leave your finger there and ° will appear on the screen above it. Drag your finger onto it and it will print.

Do the same with a lower or upper case A and you can have ã å ā à á â ä æ, or À Á Â Æ Å etc, and it's the same with E, I, O, U, W, S, L, C, and maybe one or two more.


Press S and this ß appears, it's called an umlaut, it's used in Germany instead of a double S, so street or strasse in German is spelled straße.

Have a play with your keyboard and see what you can find, some of those accents above the vowels might be handy for chatting to your French speaking countrymen. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 5:24 am

If you are using a standard computer keyboard (QWERTY) then hold down the 'Alt' and press '1', then '6' and '7' on the numeric keypad in that order. The 'º' is part of the extended ascii set of characters. Have a play in Notepad and see what you get.

Meldrew - We Brits can still show Johnny Foreigner a thing or two. Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 5:48 am

Thanks guys. They say you learn something everyday. Its currently 14°C. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 5:50 am

Our work here is done! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 6:12 am

Meldrew, the umlaut is the two dots above a letter (diaresis in english) , the funny letter B is a scharfes s ?
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 6:24 am

bikerboy wrote:
Meldrew, the umlaut is the two dots above a letter (diaresis in english) , the funny letter B is a scharfes s ?
I had diaresis the other day Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Snow? What the...?   Fri May 03, 2013 6:58 am

hotwings wrote:
bikerboy wrote:
Meldrew, the umlaut is the two dots above a letter (diaresis in english) , the funny letter B is a scharfes s ?
I had diaresis the other day Laughing

Yes, my mistakë! I wasn't fully awake when I typed out my post, it's a good job I didn't call it an umleitung instead! Smile
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