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York snow: rolling weather coverage

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Dozens of schools closed

  • Disruption on the roads
  • More snow forecast today

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    inthesticks 8:57am Mon 21 Jan 13

    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?

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    yorkborn66 9:08am Mon 21 Jan 13

    8.40am
    Dozens of schools have been closed today across the region. Full list on the way.

    If dozens of schools have been closed because of the weather. It would have been helpful for parents to know before they set off to school with their kids.
    Parents will by now know one way or the other now.

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    Buzz Light-year 9:32am Mon 21 Jan 13

    inthesticks wrote…


    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?

    Back to school for you!

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    inthesticks 9:33am Mon 21 Jan 13

    yorkborn66 wrote…


    8.40am
    Dozens of schools have been closed today across the region. Full list on the way.

    If dozens of schools have been closed because of the weather. It would have been helpful for parents to know before they set off to school with their kids.
    Parents will by now know one way or the other now.

    I agree but you can use BBCiplayer, get Radio York, they were reeling off the list at 7:30 this morning, maybe earlier.

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    far2bizzy 9:36am Mon 21 Jan 13

    inthesticks wrote…


    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?

    Yes that’s always puzzled me – if they say there is a 100% chance of snow in the next hour does that mean it’ll snow everywhere for the next hour, it will snow somewhere for the next hour, or it will snow everywhere for some time in the next hour.

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    inthesticks 9:40am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Buzz Light-year wrote…


    inthesticks wrote…


    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?
    Back to school for you!

    OK, chill out. My point is that surely it`s 100% chance. Don`t be so frosty, s-now wonder people get cold feet and let standards slip.

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    livewithit 9:42am Mon 21 Jan 13

    9:35 report is incorrect ( usual press standards ) it is the A169 that is closed !

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    NoNewsIsGoodNews 9:48am Mon 21 Jan 13

    My favorite is when the say on the weather that it has a 50% chance of rain.

    Maybe it will, maybe it won't?

    I think it would be better for the presenter to just shrug their shoulders.

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    AngryandFrustrated 9:49am Mon 21 Jan 13

    far2bizzy wrote…


    inthesticks wrote…

    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?
    Yes that’s always puzzled me – if they say there is a 100% chance of snow in the next hour does that mean it’ll snow everywhere for the next hour, it will snow somewhere for the next hour, or it will snow everywhere for some time in the next hour.

    I think you will find a bit of a clue in the word in the top left hand corner of the weather alert that says "York." Not York and surrounding area, not York and North Yorkshire etc. York.

    So "inthesticks" if you wanted to know what is happeneing in the "region" as opposed to "York" then click on the weather link and enter a different location to "York."

    In the meantime, as I traversed York this morning, I can confirm that at one side of town it was snowing heavily and at the other, it wasn't snowing at all. Maybe the few streets I travelled down where it wasn't snowing fall into the 4%!

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    far2bizzy 9:52am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Buzz Light-year wrote…


    inthesticks wrote…


    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?
    Back to school for you!

    Ok here’s a little question - It’s now 10:00 (say). It will definitely snow on my house between 10:30 and 10:45. Is that 100% chance of snow in the next hour or 25% chance of snow (i.e. it probably won’t be snowing if I step out of the door sometime in the next hour)?

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    inthesticks 9:56am Mon 21 Jan 13

    AngryandFrustrated wrote…


    far2bizzy wrote…


    inthesticks wrote…

    The weather forecast on the right of the news page says 96% chance of snow, so 4% of people don`t have snow in the region. Wonder where they live?
    Yes that’s always puzzled me – if they say there is a 100% chance of snow in the next hour does that mean it’ll snow everywhere for the next hour, it will snow somewhere for the next hour, or it will snow everywhere for some time in the next hour.
    I think you will find a bit of a clue in the word in the top left hand corner of the weather alert that says "York." Not York and surrounding area, not York and North Yorkshire etc. York.

    So "inthesticks" if you wanted to know what is happeneing in the "region" as opposed to "York" then click on the weather link and enter a different location to "York."

    In the meantime, as I traversed York this morning, I can confirm that at one side of town it was snowing heavily and at the other, it wasn't snowing at all. Maybe the few streets I travelled down where it wasn't snowing fall into the 4%!

    Oh here we go. The usual argumentative types come out to pick holes in a light hearted comment just for the sake of it.
    I was not asking for a definitive guide on how many square acres were getting how many flakes of snow at every particular minute throughout the whole day, jees.
    After the flurry of comments I think I will drift back in the kitchen and make another coffee.

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    yorkiemum 10:00am Mon 21 Jan 13

    don't worry inthesticks I got where you were coming from miserable pedantic people!!

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    ColdAsChristmas 10:07am Mon 21 Jan 13

    inthesticks, may I apologise on behalf of Buzz LY. He has a habit of being picky and critical without adding to the debate. Just a Gremlin!

    The fact is, we are not supposed to be getting this freezing weather / climate. Pedaling Paul even told us that the Arctic is melting at an alarming rate, recently.
    In 2000, Dr David Viner said that snow will soon be a thing of the past!
    Now who are the deniers?
    BTW, it's not man made CO2 any more but Black soot the enemy. Looks like PP's bus will have to go?
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    redbluelion 10:13am Mon 21 Jan 13

    i don't mind snow as long as i don't have to go out in it..extra logs on the fire more blankets on my bed..and the remote control...im happy...f*** the world i don't care..

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    YorkPatrol 10:25am Mon 21 Jan 13

    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL

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    Guy Fawkes 10:33am Mon 21 Jan 13

    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL

    +1, and not just the teachers. My York to Leeds commute along the A64 this morning was a little slower than usual, but perfectly do-able. However, most of my colleages have phoned or emailed in announcing that they are 'snowed in' or 'working from home' (i.e. taking the day off), including two that live quite close to me and who I know for a fact could have made it in without any problem.

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    akuma 10:37am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Its a bit of snow, it barely covers the rubber sole tread on my shoe, 99% of the main roads are open and free flowing, and its not even that cold.

    Why are so many people in a panic?

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    twoleftfeet 10:42am Mon 21 Jan 13

    The whole country needs to 'man up'. It's pathetic when people claim they can't get to work due to 2cm of snow.

    As for people 'working at home', yeah right, a day sledging more like.

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    yorkiemum 10:45am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Have a look YORKpatrol are there any school shut in YORK. Another miserable rude person

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    Davroshasissues 10:52am Mon 21 Jan 13

    The A19 wasn't 'free flowing' at 6am today, horrendous, no treatment at all. And the usual dipsticks thinking it's really clever to overtake me whilst i'm taking it steady to avoid death...its not big and its not clever...still managed to get to York though, although the journey home could be eventful...woop...

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    mjr119 11:06am Mon 21 Jan 13

    The Twitter updates are a revelation.

    One bloke used to be glad of his commute.

    And it still snows even when you get on a bus.

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    yorkborn66 11:13am Mon 21 Jan 13

    inthesticks wrote…


    yorkborn66 wrote…


    8.40am
    Dozens of schools have been closed today across the region. Full list on the way.

    If dozens of schools have been closed because of the weather. It would have been helpful for parents to know before they set off to school with their kids.
    Parents will by now know one way or the other now.
    I agree but you can use BBCiplayer, get Radio York, they were reeling off the list at 7:30 this morning, maybe earlier.

    Must admit I did not think of radio York (remember for next time)
    Thank you.

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    Sawday2 11:15am Mon 21 Jan 13

    YorkPatrol wrote…


    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL

    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker.

    It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.

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    NoNewsIsGoodNews 11:19am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Sawday2 wrote…


    YorkPatrol wrote…


    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker.

    It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.

    The decision is usually based on whether or not teachers can get in to school or not.

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    inthesticks 11:33am Mon 21 Jan 13

    NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote…


    Sawday2 wrote…


    YorkPatrol wrote…


    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker.

    It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.
    The decision is usually based on whether or not teachers can get in to school or not.

    It`s a good job hospital staff manage to get in then, using the same roads and de-icer and snow scrapers.

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    Buzz Light-year 11:36am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Crikey. I make a light hearted comment and I get leapt on.

    I rather think the frosty ones are those responding so sharply to a one liner.

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    NoNewsIsGoodNews 11:36am Mon 21 Jan 13

    inthesticks wrote…


    NoNewsIsGoodNews wrote…


    Sawday2 wrote…


    YorkPatrol wrote…


    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker.

    It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.
    The decision is usually based on whether or not teachers can get in to school or not.
    It`s a good job hospital staff manage to get in then, using the same roads and de-icer and snow scrapers.

    It amazes me how some people manage to do this when others that live close by claim to be snowed in.

    2 inches of snow outside my house and you think the world must have come to end as we know it.

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    Paula_T 11:39am Mon 21 Jan 13

    Having watched a documentary on BBC 2 the other night regarding the Big Freeze of Winter 1962-1963 , this is nothing, trouble is we are now so reliant on things that make life easier such as cars , internet etc that when something threatens this we treat it as some sort of tragedy........just saying !

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    Buzz Light-year 11:40am Mon 21 Jan 13

    ColdAsChristmas.
    No you may not apologise on my behalf.
    There's nothing to apologise for.
    And you're wrong about all that other crap too.

    Inthesticks made a jokey comment, I responded with the same.
    Maybe I should have added a smiley?

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    inthesticks 12:21pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    If everyone on here started apologising to each other the thread would get into the thousands i`m sure, it would just be the tip of the iceberg. No apology needed anyway.

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    DEKKA 12:29pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Chance of snow. A weather forecast is actually a number of forecasts with slightly different initial conditions. A 96% chance of snow means that out of 25 forecasts 24 predict snow.

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    roskoboskovic 12:32pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    d agorne sickens me with his attitude.cycle paths don t just get the same priority as roads they get priority over most roads.my street and surrounding ones off fulford rd don t get gritted never mind cleared yet the cycle path over low moor was cleared before 7.00 am on saturday morning.

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    Theapplesarecoming 12:34pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    ColdAsChristmas wrote…


    inthesticks, may I apologise on behalf of Buzz LY. He has a habit of being picky and critical without adding to the debate. Just a Gremlin!

    The fact is, we are not supposed to be getting this freezing weather / climate. Pedaling Paul even told us that the Arctic is melting at an alarming rate, recently.
    In 2000, Dr David Viner said that snow will soon be a thing of the past!
    Now who are the deniers?
    BTW, it's not man made CO2 any more but Black soot the enemy. Looks like PP's bus will have to go?
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    We are meant to be an artic country arnt we? The only reason we have not been is because of the North Sea belt ?( which is disappearing slowly) if it goes or dilutes too much it will be like Russia here ( how would we cope)

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    Garrowby Turnoff 12:36pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Six inches plus at Wilton and still snowing/sleeting. Very wet snow which will be treacherous when it freezes tonight. If you're thinking of Garrowby Hill tonight, and A166 to Fridaythorpe, come in a 4-track with food, blankets and a shovel just in case you meet a teacher's car stuck in t'drifts.

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    SpingloSponglo 12:50pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    ColdAsChristmas spouting the "no such thing as global warming" conspiracy nonsense again.

    I bet he/she believe Michael Jackson faked his own death as well.

    What a complete moron. You're harming science spouting rubbish like that. Go back to school.

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    far2bizzy 12:57pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    DEKKA wrote…


    Chance of snow. A weather forecast is actually a number of forecasts with slightly different initial conditions. A 96% chance of snow means that out of 25 forecasts 24 predict snow.

    Sorry if I seem to be going on a bit but this really does puzzle me.

    So if all 25 forecasts predict that there will be snow tomorrow for, say, 1 hour that would be 100% chance of snow? And if they also predict that for the rest of the time it will be dry and sunny that would also be 100% chance of it being dry and sunny? Which I suppose is theoretically correct but doesn’t seem very helpful.

    A 100% chance of rain may mean that all the forecasts predict rain for 5 minutes at 3 a.m. – what use is that?

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    Fabius the Delayer 1:31pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Lighten up its a snow-day! At least for all public servants everywhere.
    Meanwhile the rest of us have to get to work or face losing a days pay..
    Also Has anybody actually seen a snow plow today. I haven't except the one gritting crew giving interviews on the TV !

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    Caecilius 1:35pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    roskoboskovic wrote…


    d agorne sickens me with his attitude.cycle paths don t just get the same priority as roads they get priority over most roads.my street and surrounding ones off fulford rd don t get gritted never mind cleared yet the cycle path over low moor was cleared before 7.00 am on saturday morning.

    And if they do? Cycle routes are exactly that, ROUTES from one place to another used - whether you like it or not - by a lot of people. Remember that the council has estimated there are 10,000 - 15,000 cyclists in York. The streets off Fulford Road aren't routes, for the most part: they're residential, used only by the people who live on them and by others delivering services to them. It's not possible to clear and grit everything, so it's hardly surprising that priority is given to main thoroughfares, whatever form of transport they serve.

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    Kevin Turvey 1:38pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    ‘NoNewsIsGoodNews says... 11:19am Mon 21 Jan 13
    Sawday2 wrote:
    YorkPatrol wrote:
    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker.

    It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.
    The decision is usually based on whether or not teachers can get in to school or not.’


    My next door neighbour is a teacher at a school to the north of york.

    Apparently she can’t get to school because of the snow but however can get past the school in their 4x4 to go shopping for handbags at monks cross.

    She could walk to school in 30 mins or heavens forbid go on the bus that stops 100 metres from her front door and right outside the school.

    Any excuse to be off!

    I work 15 miles from home and managed to get there early.

    This country is now full of lazy, excuse ridden (rather than robust reasons) non resilient people who ‘educate’ those values to the next generation that also hide behind extremely tenuous ‘elf and safety’ reasons that are not actually the case!

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    YorkPatrol 2:02pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Sawday2 wrote…


    YorkPatrol wrote…

    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker. It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.

    If you teachers are so noble, when the head informs you that the school is to close (for no good reason) – why don’t you suggest that despite the closure, you will still attend and clear the snow from the school grounds??

    No?, didn’t think so.. Have another brew on your paid (by the tax payer) day off

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    pedalling paul 2:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Since when I had a bus.....?

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    pedalling paul 2:10pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Since when have I had a bus.....?

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    old_geezer 2:22pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    far2bizzy wrote…


    DEKKA wrote…


    Chance of snow. A weather forecast is actually a number of forecasts with slightly different initial conditions. A 96% chance of snow means that out of 25 forecasts 24 predict snow.
    Sorry if I seem to be going on a bit but this really does puzzle me.

    So if all 25 forecasts predict that there will be snow tomorrow for, say, 1 hour that would be 100% chance of snow? And if they also predict that for the rest of the time it will be dry and sunny that would also be 100% chance of it being dry and sunny? Which I suppose is theoretically correct but doesn’t seem very helpful.

    A 100% chance of rain may mean that all the forecasts predict rain for 5 minutes at 3 a.m. – what use is that?

    I believe there are typically 50 forecasts generated for each area at each time, based on a range of differing assumptions. If 48 say rain, then there's a 96% forecast chance of rain within that area. If all 50 say rain, the forecast says 100% chance, but that doesn't mean it's infallible. An advancing front may slow down, say, so there's no rain during the forecast period, but it arrives an hour or two later.

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    The Dasher 2:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Well done to the Press for this: "rolling weather coverage". I didn't know that weather rolled!!!! Really worried that the 1/2 inch of snow that has fallen in the last 24 hours will just finish off York. I've seen that film, the day after tomorrow (or was it called Wednesday - who knows???). Anyway, half of America had to move to Mexico, it really was shocking. Not to mention the drifting, oh dear yes, the drifting, bet that will be terrible. I blame City of York Council for this..... No, hang on I blame these horse's loosely tethered by our rural roads, or do I blame the cyclists, YES, they are to blame, or is it the FLOODS.... OMG, think of the floods to come. What few survivors we have will be swept away. Councillor James Alexander THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT. Lets all hold hands and pray for a miracle to save us, or just wait 24 hours for it all to thaw.....

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    Sawday2 2:59pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    YorkPatrol wrote…


    Sawday2 wrote…


    YorkPatrol wrote…

    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker. It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.
    If you teachers are so noble, when the head informs you that the school is to close (for no good reason) – why don’t you suggest that despite the closure, you will still attend and clear the snow from the school grounds??

    No?, didn’t think so.. Have another brew on your paid (by the tax payer) day off

    err... "You Teachers"? I'm not a teacher. Sorry to spoil your rant.

    And what's all that about having a brew paid for by the taxpayer? Doesn't that apply to ALL government/council workers? You could just as well say ..."paid for by British Gas, KPMG, Virgin Media..." or whoever your employer happens to be.

    Gawd there are some right plonkers here.

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    Mr Udigawa 3:04pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    pedalling paul wrote…


    Since when have I had a bus.....?

    What you do in your spare time is up to you Paul, just make sure you can get it back out again.

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    Guy Fawkes 3:46pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    [quote]And what's all that about having a brew paid for by the taxpayer? Doesn't that apply to ALL government/council workers? You could just as well say ..."paid for by British Gas, KPMG, Virgin Media..." or whoever your employer happens to be.[/quote]

    As someone who has worked for both public and private sector employers, it is my experience that the former (with the exception of emergency services) are far more likely to shut up shop at the first sign of weather-related trouble. At my current workplace, a university, we've spent most of the day fielding calls and emails from students (most of whom live within easy walking distance of the campus) threatening to make formal complaints against us for holding lectures and seminars as normal and recording as absent those who don't attend. Having spent the previous 18 years of their lives being schooled in institutions that close down at the first sight of a snowflake, entering the real world is proving somewhat of a shock.

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    roskoboskovic 3:51pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    rolling weather coverage with the last update at 1.44pm,do us a favour.either do it properly or don t bother at all.

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    DEKKA 4:27pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    roskoboskovic wrote…


    d agorne sickens me with his attitude.cycle paths don t just get the same priority as roads they get priority over most roads.my street and surrounding ones off fulford rd don t get gritted never mind cleared yet the cycle path over low moor was cleared before 7.00 am on saturday morning.

    You should buy a bike then :-)

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    meme 4:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    so much for global warming
    The Government have confirmed there has been little upward change and they got it wrong
    glaciers melting at unprecedented rates was completly made up
    The artic is melting fastert than thought but there is still a great deal of it and this is almost certainly cyclical
    Our weather is much as it has always been.... ie unpredictable.
    Im all for being green and saving resources but its time the doom mongers who said we would all be baking to death and our climate would change irrevocably made a public apology and stopped trying to scare everyone to death in their push to be recognised as experts

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    yorkborn66 4:45pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Guy Fawkes wrote…


    [quote]And what's all that about having a brew paid for by the taxpayer? Doesn't that apply to ALL government/council workers? You could just as well say ..."paid for by British Gas, KPMG, Virgin Media..." or whoever your employer happens to be.[/quote]

    As someone who has worked for both public and private sector employers, it is my experience that the former (with the exception of emergency services) are far more likely to shut up shop at the first sign of weather-related trouble. At my current workplace, a university, we've spent most of the day fielding calls and emails from students (most of whom live within easy walking distance of the campus) threatening to make formal complaints against us for holding lectures and seminars as normal and recording as absent those who don't attend. Having spent the previous 18 years of their lives being schooled in institutions that close down at the first sight of a snowflake, entering the real world is proving somewhat of a shock.

    At last common sense prevails, well said!
    My daughter attended a lecture at Northumbria University today and could not understand the amount of students that could not be bothered.

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    Site of woe 5:16pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    A few whining, but can anyone tell me how many schools in Selby and York were closed?

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    ColdAsChristmas 5:36pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Well said meme.
    The best one today is that I've been accused of 'harming science!' Get it right please, it is junk science I'm trying to destroy.
    In fact I don't need to even try, the wheels are coming off all on their own.
    How much colder do you warmers want it to be?
    BTW, at just short of 54 degrees North, we are no where near the Arctic, however, looking outside you might think twice about it!

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    yorkborn66 6:00pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    meme wrote…


    so much for global warming
    The Government have confirmed there has been little upward change and they got it wrong
    glaciers melting at unprecedented rates was completly made up
    The artic is melting fastert than thought but there is still a great deal of it and this is almost certainly cyclical
    Our weather is much as it has always been.... ie unpredictable.
    Im all for being green and saving resources but its time the doom mongers who said we would all be baking to death and our climate would change irrevocably made a public apology and stopped trying to scare everyone to death in their push to be recognised as experts

    I agree with your comment to a certain degree (pardon the pun)
    I am no expert at all but I have and I am sure you have noticed that once upon a time (1970 to 1980) we did have seasons with the odd blip.
    I cannot work out if it is a natural cycle of our planet or global warming that is causing abnormal weather around the world.
    I would like to see the politicians stop point scoring in York. If there is the possibility of exhaust emissions contributing to global warming (also pollution from industry). We as a nation need to seriously think of our public transportation system.
    Many people try to politically point score on here regarding the benefits of cycling (of which I do) but until we have a workable, reliable and affordable transport system, I will use my car for my family when needed, our UK transport system is a disgrace.
    Cycling is for the individual, or as a group, environmentally friendly, excellent mode of transport and sport for individuals to keep fit. But the failings are that it does not provide transport required for long journeys or putting food in the shops we buy from and contribute our infrastructure.
    York would be a better place with a workable, reliable and affordable transport system. Cyclists and motorists could share our roads with a significant reduced congestion of private cars.
    But until then “pigs will fly “ politicians will not lie, and I will win the lottery big time.

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    The Dasher 6:11pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Does anyone know any shops that are still open so I can go and do some panic buying?????

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    Garrowby Turnoff 7:07pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    A Yellow snow warning has just been issued by the Met office for us lot. LOL.

    Most parents and Frank Zappa were warning us about the consequences of eating yellow snow years ago.

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    desmond tiblets 8:05pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Not a bad job teachers have they are never at work if you take into account there sixty days holiday they have.

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    Sawday2 9:44pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    desmond tiblets wrote…


    Not a bad job teachers have they are never at work if you take into account there sixty days holiday they have.

    You quite obviously do not know any teachers, nor anything about their work. It's the pupils that get the long holidays NOT the teachers. You are just showing your complete ignorance.

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    NoNewsIsGoodNews 11:20pm Mon 21 Jan 13

    Sawday2 wrote…


    desmond tiblets wrote…


    Not a bad job teachers have they are never at work if you take into account there sixty days holiday they have.
    You quite obviously do not know any teachers, nor anything about their work. It's the pupils that get the long holidays NOT the teachers. You are just showing your complete ignorance.

    I am not knocking the good work that teachers do in the classroom, but please don't try to insult our intelligence by saying that they don't get long holidays.
    Any teacher that has been in the job for five years or so can, with a little tweaking, rely on old lesson plans and paperwork from previous years, leaving plenty of time off during the Christmas/Easter/Sum
    mer breaks.
    And fair play to them for it, I wouldn't want to do their job for twice the wage.

    Oh yes, and on the last teacher training day at my child's school, I bumped into three of her teachers at Tesco, all put their heads down and pretended they hadn't seen me, I did have to chuckle at that one.

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    desmond tiblets 7:02am Tue 22 Jan 13

    Sawday2 wrote…


    desmond tiblets wrote…


    Not a bad job teachers have they are never at work if you take into account there sixty days holiday they have.
    You quite obviously do not know any teachers, nor anything about their work. It's the pupils that get the long holidays NOT the teachers. You are just showing your complete ignorance.

    Don't get me wrong it's not a job I ever fancied training for even if it is such a cushy number.I was left amazed when talking to a teacher friend of mine who's school had closed he'd been sledging somewhere!!!

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    Sawday2 7:33am Tue 22 Jan 13

    Where do you get the idea from that it's a "cushy number". Perhaps you would expect everyone who is off work due to the weather to stay indoors sewing mailbags be they teachers, insurance agents, accounts clerks, bank tellers or whatever?
    Is the weather nice on your planet?

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    CHISSY1 7:37am Tue 22 Jan 13

    "Its a good job we don't get winters that we used to.And we keep getting reports of schools "forced to close",rubbish it is this stupid risk assessment that we keep hearing about.If the kids fall or slip and hurt themselves on ice or snow are they going to sue.".

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    YorkPatrol 9:49am Tue 22 Jan 13

    Sawday2 wrote…


    YorkPatrol wrote…

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    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker. It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.
    If you teachers are so noble, when the head informs you that the school is to close (for no good reason) – why don’t you suggest that despite the closure, you will still attend and clear the snow from the school grounds?? No?, didn’t think so.. Have another brew on your paid (by the tax payer) day off
    err... "You Teachers"? I'm not a teacher. Sorry to spoil your rant. And what's all that about having a brew paid for by the taxpayer? Doesn't that apply to ALL government/council workers? You could just as well say ..."paid for by British Gas, KPMG, Virgin Media..." or whoever your employer happens to be. Gawd there are some right plonkers here.

    Yes...... you!

    What is it with you and teachers?? You may not be one but you are certainly in some way connected as you seem to know a lot about their working habits - Unless you are just surmising?


    I know a teacher and he openly claims it’s the best job out there – spends most of the working day in the staff room supping tea (morning break, long lunch, afternoon break) – early finishes and great long holidays, not to mentioned teacher training days and the snow days off – he prays for snow

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    Davroshasissues 10:11am Tue 22 Jan 13

    As someone who is related to a teacher i would say that yes, they may get loads of weeks off, but they don't really have time to enjoy them. Preparing for the upcoming term in regards to planning, or in the case of the summer holidays, preparing for a new class of children. The pressure is unreal, and defines the phrase, full time job. Weekends are taken up by additional work, with little or no time to do your own thing.

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    desmond tiblets 10:18am Tue 22 Jan 13

    YorkPatrol wrote…


    Sawday2 wrote…

    YorkPatrol wrote…

    Sawday2 wrote…

    YorkPatrol wrote…

    You only need to mention the word snow for the teachers to bale out and go AWOL
    Go stick you head in something brown and sticky you plonker. It's NOT the teachers, most of whom will make strenuous efforts to get in, but Heads who have the ultimate decision as to whether schools should close to pupils.
    If you teachers are so noble, when the head informs you that the school is to close (for no good reason) – why don’t you suggest that despite the closure, you will still attend and clear the snow from the school grounds?? No?, didn’t think so.. Have another brew on your paid (by the tax payer) day off
    err... "You Teachers"? I'm not a teacher. Sorry to spoil your rant. And what's all that about having a brew paid for by the taxpayer? Doesn't that apply to ALL government/council workers? You could just as well say ..."paid for by British Gas, KPMG, Virgin Media..." or whoever your employer happens to be. Gawd there are some right plonkers here.
    Yes...... you! What is it with you and teachers?? You may not be one but you are certainly in some way connected as you seem to know a lot about their working habits - Unless you are just surmising? I know a teacher and he openly claims it’s the best job out there – spends most of the working day in the staff room supping tea (morning break, long lunch, afternoon break) – early finishes and great long holidays, not to mentioned teacher training days and the snow days off – he prays for snow

    I agree.Not once in my working life have I ever been sent home due to bad weather.Teachers on the other hand prey for adverse weather so they can lounge around at home.If the rest of us operated like teachers the country would come to a standstill.

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    roy_batty 10:52am Tue 22 Jan 13

    NEWS ALERT: due to adverse weather conditions lots of shops, factories an many other types of workplaces will remain open today, thousands of private sector employees will be expected to turn up at their place of work .... Teachers in public sector schools are exempt and can stay at home and relax ...

    So one question, why is it that schools close down at the drop of a snowflake nowadays? They never shut when I went to school...

    Can travelling to work be really blamed? I used to work in Scarborough and managed to get there during a few bad winters, also worked in Leeds and ditto again!

    And can I just say a big well done to Clare Frisby who travelled to Leeds at 4:30 am this morning and then reported that lots of schools will be shut today due to teachers not been able to get into work!

    I personally think a lot of teachers are taking the p**s!

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    yorkiemum 11:26am Tue 22 Jan 13

    Again I ask the question
    How many schools in York are shut? I remember when I worked in the city center the shops closing early because of bad weather.

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    roy_batty 11:55am Tue 22 Jan 13

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    Again I ask the question How many schools in York are shut? I remember when I worked in the city center the shops closing early because of bad weather.

    Yorkiemum, when was that? My wife works in browns ,and has done for a very long time and as never ever been sent home due to the shop shutting due to bad weather... In fact they seem to extend the hours during winter months nowadays

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    Site of woe 1:42pm Tue 22 Jan 13

    No schools in York or Selby were closed, but yet the moaning still occurs. What a wonderful world.

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    Oncebitten 3:40pm Tue 22 Jan 13

    If the teachers can get to the schools even if the school is closed to pupils...why not use these as "teacher training days" and cancel all the others and if schools remain closed for a number of days they should be open longer when the weather improves..after all we don't want to waste valuable learning time...and heaven forbid you want to take the your child out of school at an inconvenient time for a family holiday!

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    YorkPatrol 3:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13

    Site of woe wrote…


    No schools in York or Selby were closed, but yet the moaning still occurs. What a wonderful world.

    Yes there was!

    Not the mention the other hundreds round the country!

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    oi oi savaloy 5:09pm Tue 22 Jan 13

    If only I'd known teaching was going to be such a toss off , I'd have had a career change 17 years ago! AND yes I know 2 teachers... Funny how this new soft teaching culture erupted in the last 15 years...

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    octoberon 7:15pm Sat 26 Jan 13

    In weather like this, it always helps if people drive with care. So, I'd like to inform the driver of what is believed to be a VW Polo who, at about 3 pm today, deliberately swerved in towards the kerb in Foss Islands Road so that he or she could shower us and other passers-by with a roughly 5 foot high plume of filthy slush, that the police are interested in the case and will be examining nearby traffic camera footage.

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    The Dasher 12:32pm Sun 27 Jan 13

    octoberon wrote…


    In weather like this, it always helps if people drive with care. So, I'd like to inform the driver of what is believed to be a VW Polo who, at about 3 pm today, deliberately swerved in towards the kerb in Foss Islands Road so that he or she could shower us and other passers-by with a roughly 5 foot high plume of filthy slush, that the police are interested in the case and will be examining nearby traffic camera footage.

    Bet it was a teacher, lazy sods all drive VW Polo's and at about 3pm would be heading home after another long day (well 6 hours) spent in those warm classrooms and staff rooms...

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    The Dasher 12:33pm Sun 27 Jan 13

    The Dasher wrote…


    octoberon wrote…


    In weather like this, it always helps if people drive with care. So, I'd like to inform the driver of what is believed to be a VW Polo who, at about 3 pm today, deliberately swerved in towards the kerb in Foss Islands Road so that he or she could shower us and other passers-by with a roughly 5 foot high plume of filthy slush, that the police are interested in the case and will be examining nearby traffic camera footage.
    Bet it was a teacher, lazy sods all drive VW Polo's and at about 3pm would be heading home after another long day (well 6 hours) spent in those warm classrooms and staff rooms...

    Sorry, my mistake, it was a Saturday. Definitely a teacher then.....

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