Snow is forecast in much of my home country

@maximax8 (28247)
United Kingdom
January 17, 2013 11:44am CST
Beginning last week and continuing even colder this week have been freezing cold like temperatures. I saw the weather forecast suggests it will snow tonight. I doubt the snow will settle in my local area due to its coastal location. I know many other areas will be under a blanket of deep snow. Where I lived before 2005 got snow most winters. Is snow usual in your home country? If not have you ever seen snow? Have you ever played out in the snow? Are you keen on snowy landscapes?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Jan 13
Snow isn't unusual in the US (some parts). In Los Angeles, where I grew up, it was only common in the mountains, and the same here in Sacramento. I've never livedf in snow, but I've certainly played in it.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
17 Jan 13
Hey, Dawn. I heard it was kind of frigid out there. How is the weather right now?
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@dawnald (84147)
• Shingle Springs, California
17 Jan 13
High 30's, low 40's. Brrrr...
@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
18 Jan 13
Same here except it's in Celcius... (closest emoticon to represent sweltering hot weather)
• Dhaka, Bangladesh
18 Jan 13
Yes dear friend, severe cold is hitting people in all over the country. Take care and stay safe.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
Thanks my friend. I took great care pushing my son's wheelchair. He is not able to go to school because I got a text message to say the school is closed. My daughter was able to go to her child minders house. Take care and have a lovely day.
@sishy7 (27647)
• Australia
18 Jan 13
I haven't seen snow since I came here. But I used to live in the East Coast in the States and have seen plenty of snow. I remember turning the radio on first thing in the morning hoping for school closing when it was snowing back then...
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
It was funny when you were checking on the radio hoping for a school closing due to the snow. Earlier this week coming into the children's playground there was a notice saying ice around so walk very carefully before going straight to class. Now they have closed the school for safety reasons.
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• United States
18 Jan 13
I grew up in a northern climate, and we currently live in a northern state. I like living in an area where there are cold winter temperatures and snow. I spent a year in a southern state, and I disliked the lack of a "real" winter (amongst other things). I feel that I need to have four seasons--including a winter with cold temperatures and snow. Otherwise, I just feel like things aren't quite as they should be.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
I once heard a man from England got a years job in America where they had snowy winters. He drove the car to the supermarket and wondered why shoppers were carrying a spade into the supermarket. It was to dig their car out of the snow. Yes, people get used to the climate they experience for years like when they are growing up. I had and still have a spring, summer, autumn and winter pattern in my home country. I spend one Christmas in Australia and it was so different to have that special day in the Queensland sunshine.
@urbandekay (18312)
17 Jan 13
Here in the shires we already have snow and it is -5C all the best, urban
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
Minus 5 is very cold indeed. I hope your snow won't last very long. Maybe a snowy weekend is okay but all of next week would feel dire to me. Good luck Urban.
@GreenMoo (11842)
17 Jan 13
My kids are desperate for snow, but it's the last thing I want. I hate snowy roads, and the thought of the kids in their school buses on snowy roads scares me silly. Thankfully it warmed up a little today, so not tonight.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
My kids were desperate to snow until is actually happened. My two dogs had a great time out jumping about in the snow. It is very snowy today. The school is closed due to the snow that my son goes to. However some schools and colleges are open. I fully understand how you feel about school buses on snowy roads. I am glad it warmed up a bit where you live.
@Anne18 (11036)
17 Jan 13
I'm in England l;ike you and yes snow is meant ot be on the cards. They have been on about it all week, I think they are being extra careful as they have made so many mistakes with the weather in the past
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
They are right this time around amazingly. I had a meeting to go to which I was not allowed to bring my children to. I had to cancel it because my son is not able to go to school due to it being closed. The landscape looks so pretty but it is a challenge to get the wheels on my son's wheelchair moving.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
17 Jan 13
I am very familiar with snow. I have known it all my life. This year, though, it seems like places that are not used to snow are experiencing it more than the usual places.
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
I notice that you have seen lots of snowy landscapes in your lifetime so far. It is so strange to wake up today and see snow covering the ground. I moved here in 2005 so the other day I asked a lady that has lived in my local area if it ever snowed in past. Yes, remembered it did one time.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
17 Jan 13
The only time I want to see snow is on Christmas Day, sadly we didn't get a white Christmas last year, it is lovely to see a white snowy landscape and everything covered in a blanket of white, but to look out at it from indoors and not to be out of it, as you know snow can be incredibly treacherous to go out in, dangerous and when it turns to ice it's a nightmare to walk on without slipping over. I used to play out in the snow when I was younger, back in the late 70s snow was more of a certainty around Christmas time. I think with the Global warming we see snow less and less, which is not always a bad thing to some!
@maximax8 (28247)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 13
Hello Wolfie. Snow on Christmas Day would be wonderfully pleasing. Most people stay at home that day and so it would be ideal. It is horrible when the snow is gone and ice is left around. I know what you mean about global warming. The weather has changed since my childhood in the 1970s. I remember my sister and I riding on sledges. It was mega fun.
@julyteen (13258)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Jan 13
I am living in a tropical country so definitely we won't experience snow season in our areas. How I wish we have snow here so we can play on it
@dee777 (1418)
• South Africa
18 Jan 13
During the winter months (June-early Sept) we have lots of rain and it is then extremely cold. The summer months (Sept-May) is extremely warm with warm wind from the sea as well. I love the summer, but sometimes wish that I will experience snow!