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Rain, rain, and more rain...

I'm not complaining really, rain and +zero temperatures are always better that ice and snow, but after a few days it does become a bit tiresome.
I was looking forward to watching my lad play a home rugby match tomorrow, but passing the stadium today I noticed ducks flapping around on the pools of water and was not surprised when the text/sms came through to say the game is off.
Our town club has always had drainage problems, being at the bottom of a valley at the seafront, but with an estimated 5 million £GBP cost of new culverts to divert stormwater direct to the sea it ain't really gonna happen anytime soon!
Ah, another end of season rush of catch-up games to look forward to in Spring I guess Smile

8 blog comments below

sure beats snow, snow and more snow not to mention the cold also.
standready on Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:36 pm
Yea, rain might have been preferred to the snow, high winds and the -4 feels like -15 temperatures :S Although when I posted a picture of the snow my mom's pen pal in England demanded I take more pictures and post them! She really wants snow since her area had been plagued by heavy rains and winds that had damaged her property some.
TheGremlyn on Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:29 pm
Haha yep, I should definitely be grateful for a bit of rain instead of snow and freezing temperatures!
I do love a light dusting of the white stuff though, it hasn't snowed in my area since December 2011, and being right on the seashore it is pretty rare for temperatures to drop below freezing.
When it does though we are totally unprepared and everything shuts down. No-one has snow chains for their car wheels, and our local authority/council has only 2 snow ploughs - this is for an area covering around 200,000 people - the vehicles have sat unused at the depot for the last 2 years Laughing
watersoul on Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:41 pm
Inclement weather here in the UAE as well. Definitely nippy, overcast, blustery wind and very occasional drizzle. Enough to muck up my windscreen. Twisted Evil
deanhills on Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:49 pm
I'm guessing rain is a bit more unusual for you than it is for me then Dean?
Interesting to read Emirates 247 news on it, seems like an average Autumn/Winter/Spring day for me Laughing
watersoul on Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:26 pm
So I'll trade your rain for my temperatures Very Happy Please?

Woke up and I was wondering why it felt so chilly in my apartment. I opened up my weather network bookmark and squealed. -29, feels like -34 and the wind is not going to make that any better. Apparently an arctic air mass settled over the area. That is just EVIL! Going to work this afternoon might not be too bad but coming home tonight will suck a lot. My face might fall off...
TheGremlyn on Tue Jan 21, 2014 3:39 pm
Hopefully your face is still on right now - I'm guestimating time for where you are - but any 'holding faces on' issues can always be sorted with enough duct tape Razz
...really don't envy your cold temp's though, I couldn't have done the things I did outside today with sand, cement, and water mixes if it had been as cold as where you are. Setting times, cracking, blah, simply wouldn't happen.

I guess you all adapt and plan for it, but it must make a lot of trades more seasonal than where I am. We can work 50-52 weeks of the year as normal, it is rare for a sustained (+2 weeks) below freezing period here.
I lay my cards on the table and say I wouldn't want to swap it for freezeville Shocked
watersoul on Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:01 am
I can't wait for temperatures to be above freezing. Looks like Monday and Tuesday won't even get above 0 F again. Worst winter for cold in 30 years and still 2 months to go.
They still do concrete work here using some additive though I personally would not trust that concrete.
standready on Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:51 am

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