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Old 18.03.2012, 18:12
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

Snow was forecast to a 1000m - we are a bit below so expected heavy rain which would get rid of the left over snow. Done plenty of weeding- but no planting until mid-April here, and possibly later

If in doubt... blame Odile. She is sort of Swiss so fair game (often feel more British than Swiss btw- 2/3rds of my life in UK has left its mark).
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Old 18.03.2012, 18:30
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Snow was forecast to a 1000m - we are a bit below so expected heavy rain which would get rid of the left over snow. Done plenty of weeding- but no planting until mid-April here, and possibly later

If in doubt... blame Odile. She is sort of Swiss so fair game (often feel more British than Swiss btw- 2/3rds of my life in UK has left its mark).
Here at 420 m/a/s it simply turned into rainy weather. I until 2009 lived in places with a view on the Albis and could see snow when snow was up from 800m, but luckily no longer. I just once per week need to be on the lake at 405m, but that is different
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Old 18.03.2012, 18:40
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

[QUOTE=taveau;1516690]Those of you who call it "variations" have obviously never experienced British weather!! It would all have happened on the same half day, ah, ah! We say that Britain gets 4 very clear marked seasons...every day!QUOTE]

I said "variances" or meant to, as I actually spelt it wrongly before...ooops and daaaaarling, I'm British
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Old 18.03.2012, 19:17
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

Used to say similar back in Okie. "Don't like the weather, wait five minutes." With temps over 100F and down to -20F, tornados, hail, wind, baking sunshine, you could really almost wait and see the weather change before your eyes on some days.
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Old 18.03.2012, 19:24
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Used to say similar back in Okie. "Don't like the weather, wait five minutes." With temps over 100F and down to -20F, tornados, hail, wind, baking sunshine, you could really almost wait and see the weather change before your eyes on some days.
Especially in the last few years with all the severe storms. I miss green skies myself, both curious and terrifying to the locals at the same time.
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Old 18.03.2012, 19:41
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

well, the company I work for (in Zug) is full of expat, so the office manager always sends reminds via e-mail with things that we should do, pay, fix, etc...
Last week she sent an e-mail advising us that it was time to change for summer tires..
and, I know it really does not mater, but officially, winter will be finished on March 21st/22nd.
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Old 18.03.2012, 19:58
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

You need to book a bit in advance in most local garages, as of course everybody wants their tyres changed at the same time. So I'll go tomorrow and book for early April.
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Old 18.03.2012, 21:27
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

It has been snowing in Davos again for the past hour.

Had a couple of weeks of reprieve with sunshine, so they had cleared the snow well during that time from the pavements and roads. I had been delighted to see the tarmac on the roads again. At least won't have the ice under the snow except in rare places where the snow had not melted or been cleared. At one point someone told me the snow fall in Davos was 3 meters.
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Old 19.03.2012, 07:12
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You need to book a bit in advance in most local garages, as of course everybody wants their tyres changed at the same time. So I'll go tomorrow and book for early April.

Or of course you could get your hands dirty & do it yourself. Takes me about 30 mins to do all 4. That's good money saved.
Plus it's good practice for getting a flat & not having to wait for TCS
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Or of course you could get your hands dirty & do it yourself. Takes me about 30 mins to do all 4. That's good money saved.
Plus it's good practice for getting a flat & not having to wait for TCS
But in this case you have to have two sets of wheels as well. I only have the set of wheels that are in the car, and in summer and winter, someone has to remove the tires from the wheels and put the different model... I am afraid it cannot be done just with a jack and a tire lever.
So, in my case, I have to end up paying the equivalent of a liver transplant to my local garage!
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Old 19.03.2012, 09:25
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

It is gonna be more snow in some resorts. It was already snowing on Sat evening and most of Sun in St. Moritz. Really hated to be back after fantastic weekend one day in Celerina and the other day in Corvatsch. Expect great powder conditions for few days in a row.
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Old 19.03.2012, 10:03
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

And I was just getting ready to switch over to my summer abo, Looks like I'm keeping the winter abo for a few more weeks
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Old 19.03.2012, 10:18
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Or of course you could get your hands dirty & do it yourself. Takes me about 30 mins to do all 4. That's good money saved.
Plus it's good practice for getting a flat & not having to wait for TCS
Well yes - but my garage charges me 35 Chuffs - so I really can't be asked (that's how I spell it).
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Old 19.03.2012, 10:19
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Re: Wouldn't change those snowtyres just yet!

It's snowing in my little village in the Innerschweiz.
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Old 19.03.2012, 11:26
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But in this case you have to have two sets of wheels as well...
Well yes, obviously. I just assumed most people do.


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Well yes - but my garage charges me 35 Chuffs - so I really can't be asked (that's how I spell it).
That's fine, I'd be happy with that too.
You're obviously not in Zurich where the demand results in barefaced daylight robbery from most garages!
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