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hampshirebrit
02-01-2009, 06:03 PM
Major Snow / Duvet Day

933
WOUK77 EGRR 012020
NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SERVICE

FLASH WARNING OF
- DRIFTING SNOW
- HEAVY SNOW

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
- EAST MIDLANDS (SEVERE)
- EAST OF ENGLAND (SEVERE)
- YORKSHIRE & HUMBER (SEVERE)
- BRACKNELL FOREST (SEVERE)
- BRIGHTON + HOVE (SEVERE)
- BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (SEVERE)
- E SUSSEX (SEVERE)
- GTR LONDON (SEVERE)
- GTR MANCHESTER (SEVERE)
- HAMPSHIRE (SEVERE)
- KENT (SEVERE)
- MEDWAY (SEVERE)
- MILTON KEYNES (SEVERE)
- PORTSMOUTH (SEVERE)
- READING (SEVERE)
- REDCAR + CLEVELAND (SEVERE)
- SLOUGH (SEVERE)
- SOUTHAMPTON (SEVERE)
- SURREY (SEVERE)
- W SUSSEX (SEVERE)
- WINDSOR + MAIDENHEAD (SEVERE)
- WOKINGHAM (SEVERE)

OUTBREAKS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THIS EVENING,
OVERNIGHT AND INTO MONDAY, BRINGING A COVERING OF SNOW TO MOST
PLACES. 5 TO 10CM IS LIKELY IN SOME AREAS WITH PERHAPS 15CM IN
PLACES, ESPECIALLY OVER THE SOUTHERN PENNINES AND ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND, INCLUDING LONDON. DRIFTING IS LIKELY OVER HIGH
GROUND IN THE STRONG EAST OR NORTHEASTERLY WINDS. THE PUBLIC ARE
ADVISED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE AND REFER TO THE 'HIGHWAYS AGENCY' FOR
FURTHER ADVICE ON TRAFFIC DISRUPTION ON MOTORWAYS AND TRUNK ROADS.

ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE AT 20:17 ON SUNDAY, 01ST FEBRUARY 2009

METAR EGLL 012220Z 04008KT 010V070 8000 FEW018 M03/M04 Q1007 TEMPO 3000 SHSN BKN010

megimoo
02-01-2009, 07:45 PM
Major Snow / Duvet Day

933
WOUK77 EGRR 012020
NATIONAL SEVERE WEATHER WARNING SERVICE

FLASH WARNING OF
- DRIFTING SNOW
- HEAVY SNOW

FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS
- EAST MIDLANDS (SEVERE)
- EAST OF ENGLAND (SEVERE)
- YORKSHIRE & HUMBER (SEVERE)
- BRACKNELL FOREST (SEVERE)
- BRIGHTON + HOVE (SEVERE)
- BUCKINGHAMSHIRE (SEVERE)
- E SUSSEX (SEVERE)
- GTR LONDON (SEVERE)
- GTR MANCHESTER (SEVERE)
- HAMPSHIRE (SEVERE)
- KENT (SEVERE)
- MEDWAY (SEVERE)
- MILTON KEYNES (SEVERE)
- PORTSMOUTH (SEVERE)
- READING (SEVERE)
- REDCAR + CLEVELAND (SEVERE)
- SLOUGH (SEVERE)
- SOUTHAMPTON (SEVERE)
- SURREY (SEVERE)
- W SUSSEX (SEVERE)
- WINDSOR + MAIDENHEAD (SEVERE)
- WOKINGHAM (SEVERE)

OUTBREAKS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THIS EVENING,
OVERNIGHT AND INTO MONDAY, BRINGING A COVERING OF SNOW TO MOST
PLACES. 5 TO 10CM IS LIKELY IN SOME AREAS WITH PERHAPS 15CM IN
PLACES, ESPECIALLY OVER THE SOUTHERN PENNINES AND ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTHEAST ENGLAND, INCLUDING LONDON. DRIFTING IS LIKELY OVER HIGH
GROUND IN THE STRONG EAST OR NORTHEASTERLY WINDS. THE PUBLIC ARE
ADVISED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE AND REFER TO THE 'HIGHWAYS AGENCY' FOR
FURTHER ADVICE ON TRAFFIC DISRUPTION ON MOTORWAYS AND TRUNK ROADS.

ISSUED BY THE MET OFFICE AT 20:17 ON SUNDAY, 01ST FEBRUARY 2009

METAR EGLL 012220Z 04008KT 010V070 8000 FEW018 M03/M04 Q1007 TEMPO 3000 SHSN BKN010

Duvet day
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A Duvet day is a formal allowance of time off given by some employers, most commonly in the United Kingdom and United States.

It can be stipulated formally in a contract of employment and is considered part of the remunerations package along with Holiday allowance. The term has also since become used by people to reference taking a day off work for no normally accepted reason (such as sick, grievance or holiday) even if they have no official "Duvet day" entitlement with their employer.

AHeneen
02-01-2009, 10:12 PM
I saw this on the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7863374.stm). I never thought of London and snow going together...let alone 15cm (6 in.)! :eek:

hampshirebrit
02-02-2009, 03:14 AM
I saw this on the BBC (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7863374.stm). I never thought of London and snow going together...let alone 15cm (6 in.)! :eek:

No kidding. It's an unusual event for us in the UK. Most winters, we get no snow at all in the South East. Consequently, the transportation system has all but shut down today.

bijou
02-02-2009, 12:08 PM
Yay snow! We hardly ever get decent snow. :D

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a380/flitton/114.jpg

Gingersnap
02-02-2009, 12:25 PM
Make a snow sculpture. Who knows when you will get another chance? :D

bijou
02-02-2009, 12:29 PM
Make a snow sculpture. Who knows when you will get another chance? :D

I was going to, but the snow in my garden looks so beautifully undisturbed that I hesitate to spoil it. :)

Gingersnap
02-02-2009, 01:00 PM
I was going to, but the snow in my garden looks so beautifully undisturbed that I hesitate to spoil it. :)

I take it that you don't own a dog. :p

newshutr
02-02-2009, 01:28 PM
Hell, in january, we had in Northeastern Ohio 40.3 inches of snow.