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Old 07.12.2012, 10:03
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Severe weather alarm

for Zurich today.
Looks like we are going to get a big dump of snow later today
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:05
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Re: Severe weather alarm

OK, I'm going home. Thanks for the tip
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:09
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for Zurich today.
Looks like we are going to get a big dump of snow later today
How severe are we talking about here?
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:15
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How severe are we talking about here?
Well there were rumours that the wrong kind of snow might fall, which would stop the trains and trams from working. Also fears the wind could pick up and leaves could be blown on tracks, this would definitely screw up the public transport netwrok.

Never mind the signalling problems that will occur. Essentially, point being, chaos getting home tonight.

Wait.........I am not in London anymore right?

Should all be fine, clockwork as normal then
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:20
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Re: Severe weather alarm

Already snowing steadily in Bern, grade 3 snow warnings for most of western Switzerland over the next 24 hrs.
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:20
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Well there were rumours that the wrong kind of snow might fall, which would stop the trains and trams from working. Also fears the wind could pick up and leaves could be blown on tracks, this would definitely screw up the public transport netwrok.

Never mind the signalling problems that will occur. Essentially, point being, chaos getting home tonight.

Wait.........I am not in London anymore right?

Should all be fine, clockwork as normal then
Not too sure about it. I commute daily and I've noticed, that any moderate rainfall/snow will cause trains and especially buses to be delayed..and let's not talk about general traffic.
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:22
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Re: Severe weather alarm

From sf.tv

http://www.meteo.sf.tv/sfmeteo/show_forecast/schweiz
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Not too sure about it. I commute daily and I've noticed, that any moderate rainfall/snow will cause trains and especially buses to be delayed..and let's not talk about general traffic.
Buses were delayed in Fribourg yesterday morning after overnight snow.
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:26
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Re: Severe weather alarm

I'll let you'all into a little secret ....... folk here have been surviving winters, for generations - snow is normal in winter.

It's only auslanders and etrangers that struggle with the concept, because many of their home countries grind to a halt at a mere sprinkle.

[... and I used to be a boy scout]
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:27
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I'll let you'all into a little secret ....... folk here have been surviving winters, for generations - snow is normal in winter.

It's only auslanders and etrangers that struggle with the concept, because many of their home countries grind to a halt at a mere sprinkle.

[... and I used to be a boy scout]
The accident reports say otherwise.
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:30
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The accident reports say otherwise.
Use the search function - there are enough threads regarding poor driving standards, at any time of year.
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Re: Severe weather alarm

Here, another article from the tabloids on the weather alarm.

http://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/sch...id2132004.html
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:35
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Re: Severe weather alarm

It's been snowing steadily here for a couple of hours, and there's a couple of inches on the ground already. First time in 6 years that I've lived somewhere that got snowfall. When I let the dogs out it will be the first time either of them will have seen snow

A lot prettier and more fun to play in than this was;

http://www.atbreak.com/videos/the-ph...july-5th-2011/
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:35
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Re: Severe weather alarm

Yesterday snow showers over the black forest and just now in Basel
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Re: Severe weather alarm

This thread is great! Now I don't even need to turn my head and look out the window. More time for the internet.
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Old 07.12.2012, 10:40
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This thread is great! Now I don't even need to turn my head and look out the window. More time for the internet.
Should I give up to the minute updates as I head out of Zurich on the S9 ???
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Re: Severe weather alarm

I often find myself reminding people that Humans are not water soluble.
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yes started...
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Re: Severe weather alarm

Started here in Kloten too. Chaos at airport.
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