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#1 admin

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:19 AM

Here's some links to the latest news on the adverse weather disruptions. Have a check before you head out (or head back home!) and stay safe folks.

There's also regular updates on SIBC and Radio Shetland.

 

 

Please do post updates on conditions on the roads and in your local areas in this thread too.


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#2 Davie P

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:28 AM

Anybody ken whit the Lang Kames is like? My car isna da best in the snow and ice!



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 12:48 PM

Another useful link

 

http://www.shetland....cecast/#skipnav

 

If you're not comfortable driving then consider things like getting a bus, or staying at home.

 

 No idea what the Kames are like just now, but given how cold it is they will probably be either covered in icy snow or gritted and slushy.

 

Also from the roads website

 

 

Anyone with individual queries can contact the Roads Service directly on 01595 744866.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 02:09 PM

^ thanks for that. The link has been added to the first post.



#5 sabre13

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:50 PM

Consider getting a bus? Have you been on a bus with this wind speed? it gets buffeted all over the place often ending up partially on the verge and the doors blowing open. Any high sided vehicle is more susceptible to buffeting in high winds and with snow and ice it makes it even more dangerous.



#6 MJ

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:58 AM

Mourning the lost of the facility this forum used to be in weather like this.
as for a bus in this? Obviously suggested by someone who doesn't use public transport.

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 11:39 AM

Just needs a spot of priming MJ. Tell us about what you're experiencing and seeing at the moment and ideally others will join in.

 

For me, I'm stuck swimming about the bottom sludge in my burn as the top's iced over :( .. no, but seriously, it's cold and I've no real need to go driving anywhere.

 

*remembers the days back to when there was some neep rambling on about his car having gone off the road and blaming the SIC; rather than blame his own incompetent driving skills!*



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 12:09 PM

Road between Lerwick and Sandwick not too bad just now (12:00) but a bit skeety between Brindister and Quarff. South road into Sandwick is compacted snow and ice all the way though.



#9 Frances144

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:09 PM

Road seem clear out west but bloomin' heck it is cold.

 

Does anyone know some good scary weather statistics from the last 36 hours that I can frighten my family with and also, how does the wind chill factor work?  That wind is brutal.



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Posted 06 December 2013 - 04:24 PM

Wind chill is effectively the heat sapping ability of wind:
 

Wind-chill: The effect of low temperature is compounded by the heat-extracting effect of the wind (it is, after all, one way they rapidly freeze animal carcasses!) To provide an example, a 20-knot wind at 10°C will be the equivalent of freezing point in still air, as regards heat loss.


There's a chart at the Scottish Mountaineering Club depicting wind chill (it's at bottom of glossary)



#11 Frances144

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 05:49 PM

Thanks for that - useful.

 

So how cold did it get when the wind was at its worst last night or yesterday?



#12 MuckleJoannie

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 10:20 PM

If you're quick try this page. It only goes back 2 days. With wind chill the temparature was -12°C at 10.20 this morning!

 

http://www.tititudor...ted_kingdom.htm



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Posted 07 December 2013 - 06:05 AM

Anyone know if they're running the 1st morning buses today? Not looking forward to standing at the bus stop like a fool, if they're no running.

Edited by MJ, 07 December 2013 - 06:06 AM.






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