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Talk about the weather

Postby Kalah » Oct 6 2008, 16:39

6,9ºC today, not exactly winterly. Still, I've put on the winter tyres, as I don't want to be surprised by the first snowfall a day I don't have time to change them. I feel a bit like a plonker, driving around on bare asphalt with spiked tyres, but there you go...
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Postby Veldrynus » Oct 6 2008, 17:37

Ah, the infamous Thread of Many Spam is back!
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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Oct 6 2008, 19:59

Currently I get up veeeeery early in the morning to catch a train south to my new job. And boy is it fre-he-zing in the morning! I could hardly breathe without it hurting in my lungs this morning :disagree:
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Oct 6 2008, 20:13

Very nice autumn weather today; quite warm (in the sun), clear skies. Would be nice if it could last for a while.
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Postby Monte Cristo » Oct 6 2008, 22:40

Its raining again here. Old Irish saying: Its so wet that you would not put a fox out of a hen-house
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Postby Lord Lakely » Oct 7 2008, 5:38

Rain, Rain, Rain :mad:

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Postby Chai26 » Oct 7 2008, 10:44

another one of these topics? :disagree: i seem to recall the last one being "unsuccessful"
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Postby darknessfood » Oct 7 2008, 11:00

Well, it's true Autumn weather. Pretty much rain and stuff. Looking forward to a good winter, latest years, it hasn't been much...
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Postby Asheera » Oct 7 2008, 11:40

It's not much rain here but it's still cold :P
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Postby Milla aka. the Slayer » Oct 7 2008, 15:20

Chai26 wrote:another one of these topics? :disagree: i seem to recall the last one being "unsuccessful"


You must be thinking about some other forum cause our Weather-thread was booming with replies :-D

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Postby Angelspit » Oct 7 2008, 16:28

Kalah wrote:6,9ºC today, not exactly winterly. Still, I've put on the winter tyres, as I don't want to be surprised by the first snowfall a day I don't have time to change them. I feel a bit like a plonker, driving around on bare asphalt with spiked tyres, but there you go...

Aren't you going to wear your tires prematurely driving around on warm days (cause I guess it will get warmer at times before winter).

It's a pretty nice week over here so far. I feel like driving and going to all kinds of places.

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Postby Ethric » Oct 7 2008, 17:09

The city he lives in have a knack for sudden and enormous snowfall. Better to wear out tires sooner than lying in a ditch somewhere/not daring to drive home and having to leave your car. Plenty of people in that position, thinking "What, winter this year too!?" ;)

I remember one time when I lived there, I was going to get some winter tires and on that very day I planned to go: cue fall's first snow and ice. Fortunately it was downhill all the way to the tire shop :D
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Postby Kristo » Oct 7 2008, 17:51

Ok, you'll have to educate a clueless American. Do they not salt/plow the roads in Norway? All-weather tires aren't good enough to handle Norwegian snowfalls?
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Postby Asheera » Oct 7 2008, 17:57

That's some fast changing weather there 8|
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 7 2008, 18:04

Kristo wrote:All-weather tires aren't good enough to handle Norwegian snowfalls?

Not if you get out of the city, even over here in "Arctic" Canada. We even have a new law to make sure everyone is on winter tires starting from December 15.

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Postby Ethric » Oct 7 2008, 18:55

Kristo wrote:Ok, you'll have to educate a clueless American. Do they not salt/plow the roads in Norway? All-weather tires aren't good enough to handle Norwegian snowfalls?


Plow, yes. But that doesn't help vs ice. Some salting and distribution of sand/gravel as well, but they can't get everywhere immideately. And it might not always help all that much; gravel just... slides of if it's real icy. Then they do stuff like spread hot and/or salted gravel, so as to melt down into the ice. But it doesn't last. Spikes is the way to go, unless you are in one of the handful of "real" cities here and never move outside the city core.

Then you get the bare road, but thin invisible layer of ice formed by subzero rain-routine. I ruined a car on that once, flew right of the road backwards and landed on a heap of pointy boulders, presumeably dumped there when building the road. A few meters further it was just flat and grassy of course. Was a good car *sulk*

But surely you get icy roads in America too? Or do you have heat-cables embedded under all roads? :D
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Postby HodgePodge » Oct 7 2008, 19:00

Rainy & cool Autumn weather. I love it. Sure beats hot, sweaty +90 degrees. :)
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Postby Asheera » Oct 7 2008, 19:06

I hate it when people use Fahrenheit and not Celsius degrees :P
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Postby Angelspit » Oct 7 2008, 19:59

HodgePodge wrote:Rainy & cool Autumn weather. I love it. Sure beats hot, sweaty +90 degrees. :)

Yeah, but not a lot of people share that view. Of course, they spend half the Summer indoor, with the AC on.

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Postby Kalah » Oct 7 2008, 20:34

*joining in the education of the clueless American* consensus among experts is currently that winter tyres without spikes ("spikeless") are the best on every road condition except ice, and except if you have a very small, light car (like mine).

Roads in Norway are of course being treated in a variety of ways to ensure that they are safe during winter (plowing, scraping, salting, gravel/sand laying...), but there are lots of roads and only so many people to treat them. Thus the bigger artery roads are prioritized, leaving people out in the districts little choice but to drive things that can get through anything - e.g. the Toyota Land Cruiser or Hyundai Santa Fe. Those are popular over here. Ethric, who lives in a place hardly anybody else does, will probably experience this "sensible prioritizing" of road safety first-hand once the snow starts falling.
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