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Old 07.01.2016, 15:19
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You're at a bit lower altitude and nearer the lake perhaps? OH said only rain in Lausanne.
450m here and not really near the lake. Are you much higher than that?
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Old 07.01.2016, 15:33
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605m. Temps going up (4.7 now) and it's mostly melted off. Rain instead of snow.
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Old 07.01.2016, 18:14
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Re: Weather!

At 950m- sleet and rain- horrible.
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Old 07.01.2016, 18:17
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Re: Weather!

Rain is back here too, lots of it.
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Re: Weather!

We have snow!

Hooligan and Heffalump spent the afternoon running giddy loops around the garden, completely entranced by the white stuff. Even the ancient Belltie got into the spirit, making a snow angel. Gosh, I love to watch the sheer unalterated joy a snowfall brings.


(My daffodils are up 10cm. Not sure what to do about them, other than hope...)
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We have snow!

Hooligan and Heffalump spent the afternoon running giddy loops around the garden, completely entranced by the white stuff. Even the ancient Belltie got into the spirit, making a snow angel. Gosh, I love to watch the sheer unalterated joy a snowfall brings.


(My daffodils are up 10cm. Not sure what to do about them, other than hope...)
I think animals have it better than us. We remember from year to year whether it's been a good or a bad winter, but they don't so each year is a brand new experience for them to enjoy and have fun with.
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Re: Weather!

Well, wild animals certainly can't believe their luck- the chamois, deer, ibex, foxes, badgers, etc, etc that have to fight extreme cold and very deep snow to access any bit of food, are having a ball. Mind you- so is vermin of every kind!

Dark, dingy, rainy, grey - and just now, lots of rumbles of thunder. Never seen a January like this here in the Jura mountains since about 1951!
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Old 11.01.2016, 11:58
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Re: Weather!

Rain overnight and early this morning, but now beautiful sunshine (thank you whoever's in charge up there ) and temp guage outside reads 10.1 and climbing.

So nice to see the sun, we've either had fog mostly, some rain and about 3 days with some sunshine since the beginning of December. Still it isn't snow - yet. Forecast to get some tomorrow night into Wednesday and then all day Thursday at the moment.

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Old 11.01.2016, 12:40
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Rain overnight and early this morning, but now beautiful sunshine (thank you whoever's in charge up there ) and temp gauage outside reads 10.1 and climbing.

So nice to see the sun, we've either had fog mostly, some rain and about 3 days with some sunshine since the beginning of December. Still it isn't snow - yet. Forecast to get some tomorrow night into Wednesday and then all day Thursday at the moment.
We have sun here too this morning after a heavy downpour first thing. It's so nice to see blue sky for a change.
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Old 11.01.2016, 12:56
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Re: Weather!

... dark skies, thunder, then hail - and now sunshine - snow next?
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Re: Weather!

Yeah it seems to be. I hear there will be chance of snow all week but mainly on Wednesday. Get ready!!!
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Can't wait truly- if I wanted that kind of weather, I would have stayed in the Midlands (of UK) - I love SNOW.
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Re: Weather!

Question for the gardeners:

This unseasonably warm early winter has played havoc with my spring bulbs and with the fruit and flowering trees. Many of the bulbs are well up now, the wild cherry has already bloomed, the pear and fruit cherries are in bud, almost ready to bloom.

And now I see that true winter temps are expected, down to -7.

What are you all doing to protect your spring plants and trees?

I've put down another layer of protective mulch, but the bulbs have now popped up even further. Any other ideas?
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Re: Weather!

I'd say a losing battle for this year- sad but true.
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Re: Weather!

White out today. It only snowed about an inch overnight- but snowing quite a bit now since I got up.
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Old 12.01.2016, 13:06
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Still rain this morning, but that soon stopped. Cloudy, but sun trying to come through down here.
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Old 12.01.2016, 18:25
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Re: Weather!

This the view from the balcony:

Monday:



Tuesday:



Let's see what tomorrow brings!
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Old 12.01.2016, 18:59
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Ah! Double rainbow! Lovely. Haven't seen one for a long while.
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Re: Weather!

Reports of snow at Geneva airport with some flights being diverted or cancelled.

Geneva Airport having problems today - weather

OH said it was snowing in Lausanne earlier too.

Nothing here yet, apart from some overnight frost.
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Re: Weather!

I live in the Nyon area, and it has been snowing most of the morning. How I hate snow!!!
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