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  1. Glaswegianblizzard

    Scottish winter photos

    A bit different from the other photos on the thread in that it is very much urban. This was taken in the Cowcaddens area of Central Glasgow, early afternoon on Wednesday 28th February 2018, before the red warning was scheduled to start. Typically you would clearly see the M8 motorway viaduct in the middle distance there, and this area would be quite busy with pedestrians and, gives a bit of an indication of the atmosphere in the city at the height of the blizzard that day.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    I'd actually be quite happy for it to melt and get washed away now. It's all rather sad looking when it gradually thaws away, a pale shadow of what we had on Wed/Thurs.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    Some people are absolutely ridiculous.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    Struggling to understand folk moaning at supermarket workers over lack of bread & milk... unless they think the staff have snaffled it all it should be pretty clear why there’s none...
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    Make sure you take supplies mate. The news here intereviewed a guy stuck on the motorway who only had two mars bars - take more than that,
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    If you are 20 miles outside the zone consider yourself as part of it. Even if it doesn't affect you quite so bad at least you'll be prepared. I was just inside the red zone here in the centre of Glasgow - the shpe of the zone almost missed parts of the city out but I can't imagine conditions are radically different. I was walking home in a blizzard about 45 minutes before the warning began and it seemed quite dangerous then - little to no visibility, driving cold wind. It was certainly warranted - it had the effect of clearing the streets in Glasgow, most employers sending staff home early and people remaining safe in their homes. If the working day had continued anything like approaching normal there would have been carnage, and far more repeats of the M80 incident. EDIT: Have a good think whether you really have places to be that warrant driving around whilst there's a red met office warning. If you're providing an essential service then fine, otherwise I'd strongly suggest that whatever place you need to be can wait for you.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    I actually have to go into work today although not before the red warning is removed at 10am. It's a really strange scene looking out my front window, there are dunes of smooth powdery snow lying as if it has been untouched. Nobody appears to have ventured outside and I would imagine that's the case across most of the Central Belt. Really can't recall such a pasting of snow here, so relentless and intense at times. Then when there's a lull and you think it's going to clear up, within seconds you're enveloped again. There was the Nov 2010 event that people mentioned, but I don't recall that 1) lasting so long, and 2) being so intense. It has been snowing intermittently here since Tuesday night! Some places it's barely stopped!
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    Very heavy snow back on here. Anyone’s guess just how deep it is now.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    Just looked on the radar and there’s more coming through from the east??! Outside is just untouched dunes of snow on the road. No cars in the streets for hours. The area to the north of the Central belt corridor looks like it’s been pasted.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    Yep. One of those talcum powder showers. At this rate we'll soon have the Glaswegian version of the 100 words for snow that eskimos/Sami/Inuit people use.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    He was on TV there saying that there may be questions raised with hauliers whose lorries have been responsible for blockages. I think questions should also be raised by the government with employers who forced their staff to travel to/from work in this situation. Usually when there is cold and snowy weather I tend to think our response can be pretty poor here compared to other places, but that absolutely doesn't apply today. I walked home from work early afternoon - before the red warning came into effect - and it was unpleasant enough then, possibly dangerous even. Expecting make those journeys during the red warning period, to provide anything other than essential services, is totally unacceptable.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    The transport minister is now giving lectures on twitter to those who have ventured out onto the motorways and trunk roads today. He absolutely has a point, but just pretty funny seeing a government minister like that. Brave man, but if (as likely) the press come after him when people get stranded tonight, they cannot say he wasn't there giving the warnings.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    I know someone who told me about being caught in blizzards in Iceland (not Scandi I realise but the same issues apply) and even there when there was too much snow everyone was told to hunker down until the worst of it past. Not sure many places would have coped particularly well with that today.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    I think here in Central Glasgow we were probably 15, possibly even 20cm, with drifting snow. Remember that's in the middle of a large urban area which is sheltered from the worst weather.
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    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion - 16/01/2018 Onwards

    1987 is exactly what this has put me in mind of. In Glasgow at least it seems better than 2010 in terms of intensity.
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