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SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 03/03/2018 onwards

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10 minutes ago, shotski said:

That wouldn’t be logisticaly possible I’m afraid. There’s just too many of them. 

I hear that if they start shrivelling up in cold weather then thats their lot, they are dying.:sorry:

But do you mind me asking, if there are so many of them do you really have to save all of them? You could just put as many as you can in a bucket and the rest will just have to take care of themselves. :)

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It is piggin raining. The car didn't piggin start. Had to walk in dark and wet to collect bubs from brownie's. piggin' weather.

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17 minutes ago, shotski said:

That wouldn’t be logisticaly possible I’m afraid. There’s just too many of them. 

What insulation do you put on the surface?

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3 minutes ago, snowray said:

I hear that if they start shrivelling up in cold weather then thats their lot, they are dying.:sorry:

But do you mind me asking, if there are so many of them do you really have to save all of them? You could just put as many as you can in a bucket and the rest will just have to take care of themselves. :)

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Which all raises an interesting question: if frogs can't survive cold weather, how come they still exist? Wouldn't 1963 have wiped them all out?:cc_confused:

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Hello again peeps 😊 What a variety of weather and how quickly our volatile atmosphere changes. Couple of weeks ago we were in the grips of a freeze then this week it has turned mild in fact yesterday was like a humid day and then few places had the thunderstorms. Noew we are looking down at the barrel of another possible whiteout I wonder what will follow after this the hurricane season lol 😂. 

I am beginning to wonder our winters have been running in patterns, have we now from this winter started the cold row will all the next 4 or 5 winters be proper winters. 2008 to 2013 all had some proper snow then we had a lul until this winter. Who knows only time will tell. 

Anyway peeps models still looking good for this weekend but how long and how much snow is anyone's guess. Like the last easterly that was being predicted as dry untill closer to the time and look what we got some intense snow. We shall see 

speak soon all stay safe 

regards 😊😊😊😊

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49 minutes ago, Snipper said:

What insulation do you put on the surface?

Bubble wrap

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59 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

Which all raises an interesting question: if frogs can't survive cold weather, how come they still exist? Wouldn't 1963 have wiped them all out?:cc_confused:

Who said they can’t survive cold weather ? Not me 

just to confirm frogs can survive the coldest of winters, they survived the ice age 👍👍 and they live in parts of Russia and Siberia. 

They tend to lay their spawn early March when you wouldn’t expect a big freeze. If the pond freezes over its possible the spawn will also freeze as they lay it close to the edges, potentially a whole generation of tadpoles nationwide lost. 

But that’s nature I guess 🙂

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Do your babies all like you or do some look like the postman?

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Thames streamer round two? Now when was the last winter you could say that.. 

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Hi Shotski, I lost a load of spawn 2-3 years ago, when my wildlife pond froze over, but they were on the top, the eggs underneath were ok, so I hope you don't loose too many. The eggs I lost went white but the ones underneath stayed dark, however, when the tadpoles hatched they fed on the dead ones. 

At the moment I've got plenty of frogs but they are all loved up as yet with no little ones being layed.

 

cheers Colboy

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13 minutes ago, Snipper said:

 

Do your babies all like you or do some look like the postman?

Don’t worry mate, I’ve got a very healthy collection of Tadpoles 😁👍

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Beast from the east 2.0 starting to appear in some media outlets.... How true? 

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1 minute ago, James Oliver said:

Beast from the east 2.0 starting to appear in some media outlets.... How true? 

Baby beast. 

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2 minutes ago, James Oliver said:

Beast from the east 2.0 starting to appear in some media outlets.... How true? 

I was amazed when BBC Weather mentioned the Beast three days ago :)

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7 hours ago, TomSE12 said:

I'm going to post up a thread I started on the Sports Zone forum, regarding a tipping competition, for the Cheltenham horse-racing Festival, which starts tomorrow. Now I know, horse-racing isn't everyone's cup of tea but I thought some of you, from my region, would like to enter.  Now like the ill-fated " Snow Depth Cup", the problem I have with these competitions, is striking a balance on how much "advertising" and exposure to give them. Obviously, members need to know, I'm running them but also, I musn't clog up the threads and annoy members, at the same time. If any members, from the region, would like to enter but would like more clarity regarding how to enter and how the scoring system works, please feel free to send me a "Sticky note" or a "PM", I'd only be too pleased to help. If you're not interested on studying form, for picking  a horse, use another system, e,g racecard number corresponding to your, or a loved ones birthday, colour of the jockeys silks, you just like the name, etc, etc.

If you'd prefer, you can send me your selections by Sticky Note or PM or indeed post them up on the Cheltenham Festival tipping thread, in the Sports Zone. If you take a daily newspaper, you will find the Cheltenham racecard, at the back of the paper, in the sports section. You can find all tomorrows races, on the Racing Post link, below.

https://www.racingpost.com/racecards/11/cheltenham/2018-03-13

Ok, for the final time, I'll put up the post, I posted on the Cheltenham Tipping thread, earlier.

As the Cheltenham Festival starts tomorrow, going to post this up again. This time hoping to attract, more interest. It really is good fun. And as ITV are televising, the first 5 races on all 4 days of the meeting, you'll be able to see how the majority of your selections perform. I ran this competition, from 2005 to 2015 and we had great fun with it, at the Bookmakers Credit Office, I worked in. There's no entry fee but obviously, no prize money, either. It's just a good "craic". 

I worked in the Bookmaking Industry, for around 28 years. No other meeting gave me the "buzz", that Cheltenham week did. The last 12 years of my career were spent with spent with Sunderland Bookmakers, in their Credit Office, in Croydon. I ran various fantasy, tipping competitions on many different sports.

Racing ( Cheltenham, Liverpool ( Grand National meeting ), Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot, Glorious Goodwood, even Longchamp's, Arc de Triomphe meeting and Breeder's Cup meetings, in the US.

Football: UEFA Champions League, European  Int. Ch'ships and World Cups.

Golf: The 4 major championships plus the unofficial 5th major ( the TPC at Sawgrass )

And some cricket tournaments.

Would like to recreate the Cheltenham Tipping Competition here, for members here. It's simple to enter. Just select one horse, in each of the 7 races, on each day, Tues 13th March to Fri 16th March ( Inc,) A few simple rules below:

1. You will be placed a "virtual" £1 each way, on each selection, at the horses, returned starting price. Your stakes will be returned, in your "virtual"  winnings. E.g A 10/1 winner will give you a profit of £14.50, £11 for the win and £3.50, for the place part. A 20/1 winner, will give you a "virtual" win of £27, £21 for the win and £6, for the place part. A 16/1, placed horse, will give you £5, etc,  etc.

2. Losing stakes will NOT be deducted, from your total. Your "virtual" profit, will accumulate, throughout the week.

3. Place terms will be as follows: 4 or less runners (All up to win), never known such a small field to occur, at the Festival. 5,6,7 runners 1/4 the odds, 1st and 2nd. Races with 8 or more runners, 1/4 the odds 1st,2nd,3rd. Handicaps of 16 to 21 runners, 1/4 odds 1st,2nd,3rd,4th. Handicaps of 22 or more runners, 5th place will also be paid, 

4. Any dead-heat occurring, will NOT, result in your stakes, being split!! ( Can't remember the last dead-heat, at the Cheltenham Festival.)

5. Rule 4 deductions of less than 15p in the £, will NOT be enforced.

6. Should you select a non-runner and not have time to change your horse, you will be placed on the SP returned favourite, in that race. Should there be joint or co-favourites, in that particular race, your selection will be the joint or co-favourite, with the lowest racecard number.

7.You must post up your selections by 1 pm, on a daily basis. You DON'T have to give all your selections, for the whole meeting, by 1 pm on Tues. 13th. 

If you can "settle" ( calculate ), your own selections bets, that would be a big help. But I will be keeping my own record of your selections and will post up the current standings, at the end of each days racing.  Obviously, there will not be any prize money, if you win, you'll have the honour of being Net Weather Cheltenham Tipping Champion!! Surely, that's enough. Obviously, your entry will cost you nothing, either. Just a bit of form studying time!! I'm going to try and get my son and daughter to enter, as well. They both worked with me for, Sunderland's.

Really do hope I manage to generate, a bit of interest!!

Regards,

Tom.

I'll post this up again, for those, that missed it earlier.

I'm running a Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition, over on the Sports Zone forum. We've got 7 entries so far. If any of you would like to join in, please do so. I hope you find the rules, simple enough to follow!! If you need more clarity, please PM me or send me a Sticky Note, I'd only be too pleased to help. You have until 1 pm tomorrow afternoon, to get your first days selections in. Please post your selections on the Cheltenham Tipping Thread, you can see the 7 entries there, now. Or you could PM me with your selections or pop them on a Sticky Note. Then you'll need to repeat the process for Weds, Thurs and Fri too. The entrant who has the largest accumulated "virtual" winnings, shall be deemed, the winner.

Regards,

Tom.

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Like it Tom !

18z Snow depths - could probably double it!

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Nice of the Beast to pop back and see me, missed it last time, cant wait, might even get to use those neglected sledges! 

I also have frogspawn to look after, frogs were at it all weekend. Buckets in the kitchen perhaps?

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omg I didn't think I would come back here until next winter but appearently beast from east 2.0 is on its way :))))))))))

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Someone in the mod thread said the bbc said no easterly, i missed the weather as i was cleaning.......stuff,:whistling: is this true?

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2 hours ago, shotski said:

Who said they can’t survive cold weather ? Not me 

just to confirm frogs can survive the coldest of winters, they survived the ice age 👍👍 and they live in parts of Russia and Siberia. 

They tend to lay their spawn early March when you wouldn’t expect a big freeze. If the pond freezes over its possible the spawn will also freeze as they lay it close to the edges, potentially a whole generation of tadpoles nationwide lost. 

But that’s nature I guess 🙂

 

Some will survive, and those will be the strongest ones. Survival of the fittest!

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Maybe I'm bonkers but spent a good while gently scooping out two buckets of frogspawn just before the beast....they were quite happy in the kitchen even if the husband wasn't too keen! Oh well, will start scooping again at the weekend I guess! Trouble is, the fish will probably eat half of them when they hatch!!

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