Snow set to reach Sussex this evening

Snow set to reach Sussex this evening

Snow set to reach Sussex this evening

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Snow is expected to start falling in Sussex this evening (Jan 13).

Forecasters are warning that showers of sleet and snow will sweep across the south east tonight, with most people expected to wake to a blanket of white tomorrow morning (Jan 14).

With ice a hazard in the early morning, showers are forecast to continue tomorrow as a second band of rain, sleet and snow reaches Sussex.

Up to 2cm of snow is expected in many areas.

For updates about any travel problems and school closures visit www.theargus.co.uk.

*If you are affected by the weather you can send your comments and pictures to the Argus at news@theargus.co.uk or by texting 80360 and beginning your message with SUPIC.

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2:18pm Sun 13 Jan 13

SmileyD says...

Ah - so that's what snow looks like! Thanks Argus...
Ah - so that's what snow looks like! Thanks Argus... SmileyD
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2:32pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Withdean-er says...

Get those snow shovels out, and supplies in.

2cm in Ashdown Forest = nil in Brighton & Hove.

A dramatic headline.
Get those snow shovels out, and supplies in. 2cm in Ashdown Forest = nil in Brighton & Hove. A dramatic headline. Withdean-er
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2:39pm Sun 13 Jan 13

fredaj says...

The coast is forecast to be missing the snow completely, so why the scare story?
The coast is forecast to be missing the snow completely, so why the scare story? fredaj
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2:50pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Withdean-er says...

Bad news for teachers. Work tomorrow.
Bad news for teachers. Work tomorrow. Withdean-er
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3:11pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

fredaj wrote:
The coast is forecast to be missing the snow completely, so why the scare story?
Exactly. We'll see, but I expect you are right.
[quote][p][bold]fredaj[/bold] wrote: The coast is forecast to be missing the snow completely, so why the scare story?[/p][/quote]Exactly. We'll see, but I expect you are right. Ballroom Blitz
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3:23pm Sun 13 Jan 13

bikerjimbo says...

Better cover the bike and plug the battery charger in for a few days then
Better cover the bike and plug the battery charger in for a few days then bikerjimbo
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3:27pm Sun 13 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Another argus scare story! Not one snowflake will hit either East or West Sussex. I bet one of your journalist heard that the weather system was moving southeastwards from Scotland. what they failed to point out is that it will never get this far.
Put back your shovels everyone!
Another argus scare story! Not one snowflake will hit either East or West Sussex. I bet one of your journalist heard that the weather system was moving southeastwards from Scotland. what they failed to point out is that it will never get this far. Put back your shovels everyone! weststandupperlacostearmy
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3:36pm Sun 13 Jan 13

lillylou says...

It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words lillylou
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3:47pm Sun 13 Jan 13

The Brighton Bear says...

Withdean-er wrote:
Bad news for teachers. Work tomorrow.
I'm sure that there will be some ice somewhere to help them.
[quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Bad news for teachers. Work tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I'm sure that there will be some ice somewhere to help them. The Brighton Bear
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5:58pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton.
So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-)
Time will tell.
[quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton. So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-) Time will tell. Ballroom Blitz
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6:10pm Sun 13 Jan 13

worthingite says...

I can recommend the Argus non moving clock video whilst waiting for the snow.
I can recommend the Argus non moving clock video whilst waiting for the snow. worthingite
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6:25pm Sun 13 Jan 13

saraman says...

I'll stay in bed tomorrow then. No point in getting cold at my age. My wife usually goes to her mothers on Mondays. Looks like I've got her here with me all day. Oh dear.
I'll stay in bed tomorrow then. No point in getting cold at my age. My wife usually goes to her mothers on Mondays. Looks like I've got her here with me all day. Oh dear. saraman
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6:50pm Sun 13 Jan 13

hove dweller says...

'sussex' - not very specific is it?
'sussex' - not very specific is it? hove dweller
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6:59pm Sun 13 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

ARGUS...why are you still running this story? it wont happen, you know it, I know it and my rabbit knows it. If there's no news then there's no news. Please dont make these stories up as you will bring false hope to thousands of children and panic the old...please think ahead in future!
ARGUS...why are you still running this story? it wont happen, you know it, I know it and my rabbit knows it. If there's no news then there's no news. Please dont make these stories up as you will bring false hope to thousands of children and panic the old...please think ahead in future! weststandupperlacostearmy
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7:07pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Serf says...

Snow in winter, what a surprise.
Snow in winter, what a surprise. Serf
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7:07pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Serf says...

Snow in winter, what a surprise.
Snow in winter, what a surprise. Serf
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7:08pm Sun 13 Jan 13

The Baron Pepperpot says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
ARGUS...why are you still running this story? it wont happen, you know it, I know it and my rabbit knows it. If there's no news then there's no news. Please dont make these stories up as you will bring false hope to thousands of children and panic the old...please think ahead in future!
I agree, but the Argus is sadly becoming a shabby tabloid, and such stories are a by-product. This is one of their better reports !
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: ARGUS...why are you still running this story? it wont happen, you know it, I know it and my rabbit knows it. If there's no news then there's no news. Please dont make these stories up as you will bring false hope to thousands of children and panic the old...please think ahead in future![/p][/quote]I agree, but the Argus is sadly becoming a shabby tabloid, and such stories are a by-product. This is one of their better reports ! The Baron Pepperpot
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8:25pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

I'd better get my t shirt and sun glasses out then. Forcastes are always wrong. Like last summers drought you predicted forest fires and stand pipes .....
Why not just give up Its never right I d give any one 1000 to1. There's no snow tomorrow Like no hurricane give up please
I'd better get my t shirt and sun glasses out then. Forcastes are always wrong. Like last summers drought you predicted forest fires and stand pipes ..... Why not just give up Its never right I d give any one 1000 to1. There's no snow tomorrow Like no hurricane give up please Grumpy0ldman
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8:26pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

Ballroom Blitz wrote:
lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton.
So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-)
Time will tell.
And I will drink my own vomit
[quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton. So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-) Time will tell.[/p][/quote]And I will drink my own vomit Grumpy0ldman
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8:31pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

This evening has now come and gone........ Wrong again forecasters
This evening has now come and gone........ Wrong again forecasters Grumpy0ldman
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8:33pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

Forecasting costs millions of pounds .......Why are you always wrong
Forecasting costs millions of pounds .......Why are you always wrong Grumpy0ldman
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8:33pm Sun 13 Jan 13

BN1 JB says...

"A blanket of snow in the morning across the south east" Considering the Argus is mainly a Brighton paper, for us Brightonians this story is Lies lies lies. Anything for a story. It's a shame because my kids just read this and got excited.....
"A blanket of snow in the morning across the south east" Considering the Argus is mainly a Brighton paper, for us Brightonians this story is Lies lies lies. Anything for a story. It's a shame because my kids just read this and got excited..... BN1 JB
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8:37pm Sun 13 Jan 13

weststandupperlacostearmy says...

Grumpy0ldman wrote:
This evening has now come and gone........ Wrong again forecasters
Not quite Grumpyoldman! Here in Burgess Hill its 8.34pm so we do have time yet! BUT IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN. So sleep well Grumpy and hopefully you will wake up a happy chappy x
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: This evening has now come and gone........ Wrong again forecasters[/p][/quote]Not quite Grumpyoldman! Here in Burgess Hill its 8.34pm so we do have time yet! BUT IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN. So sleep well Grumpy and hopefully you will wake up a happy chappy x weststandupperlacostearmy
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8:43pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

weststandupperlacost
earmy
wrote:
Grumpy0ldman wrote:
This evening has now come and gone........ Wrong again forecasters
Not quite Grumpyoldman! Here in Burgess Hill its 8.34pm so we do have time yet! BUT IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN. So sleep well Grumpy and hopefully you will wake up a happy chappy x
Lets hope eh. ;)
[quote][p][bold]weststandupperlacost earmy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: This evening has now come and gone........ Wrong again forecasters[/p][/quote]Not quite Grumpyoldman! Here in Burgess Hill its 8.34pm so we do have time yet! BUT IT AINT GONNA HAPPEN. So sleep well Grumpy and hopefully you will wake up a happy chappy x[/p][/quote]Lets hope eh. ;) Grumpy0ldman
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8:44pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Grumpy0ldman says...

Lets hope eh ;)
Lets hope eh ;) Grumpy0ldman
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8:44pm Sun 13 Jan 13

vogon1 says...

Grumpy0ldman wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton.
So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-)
Time will tell.
And I will drink my own vomit
I'll drink your vomit - if it snows :)
[quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton. So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-) Time will tell.[/p][/quote]And I will drink my own vomit[/p][/quote]I'll drink your vomit - if it snows :) vogon1
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9:32pm Sun 13 Jan 13

andydownsouth says...

Perhaps the editor would like to explain to us humble readers how scaring them is responsible journalism. None of the major weather news providers seems to think any snow is going to fall!!!

I don't expect a response to this comment which is unfortunately indicative of what the Argus has become-poor grammar, bad spelling and generally bad editing that wouldn't pass an OFTSED inspection!!

It is no wonder that local newspapers are going to hell in a handbasket-my local paper The Littlehampton Gazette is no better.

What was once a campaigning paper for Local People is now a paper(which I now believe) produced in Portsmouth with very few journalistic resources. How sad.....
Perhaps the editor would like to explain to us humble readers how scaring them is responsible journalism. None of the major weather news providers seems to think any snow is going to fall!!! I don't expect a response to this comment which is unfortunately indicative of what the Argus has become-poor grammar, bad spelling and generally bad editing that wouldn't pass an OFTSED inspection!! It is no wonder that local newspapers are going to hell in a handbasket-my local paper The Littlehampton Gazette is no better. What was once a campaigning paper for Local People is now a paper(which I now believe) produced in Portsmouth with very few journalistic resources. How sad..... andydownsouth
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9:35pm Sun 13 Jan 13

twograndblack says...

SmileyD wrote:
Ah - so that's what snow looks like! Thanks Argus...
What Planet you bin on
[quote][p][bold]SmileyD[/bold] wrote: Ah - so that's what snow looks like! Thanks Argus...[/p][/quote]What Planet you bin on twograndblack
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9:45pm Sun 13 Jan 13

andydownsouth says...

Perhaps the editor would like to explain to us humble readers how scaring them is responsible journalism. None of the major weather news providers seems to think any snow is going to fall!!!

I don't expect a response to this comment which is unfortunately indicative of what the Argus has become-poor grammar, bad spelling and generally bad editing that wouldn't pass an OFTSED inspection!!

It is no wonder that local newspapers are going to hell in a handbasket-my local paper The Littlehampton Gazette is no better.

What was once a campaigning paper for Local People is now a paper(which I now believe) produced in Portsmouth with very few journalistic resources. How sad.....
Perhaps the editor would like to explain to us humble readers how scaring them is responsible journalism. None of the major weather news providers seems to think any snow is going to fall!!! I don't expect a response to this comment which is unfortunately indicative of what the Argus has become-poor grammar, bad spelling and generally bad editing that wouldn't pass an OFTSED inspection!! It is no wonder that local newspapers are going to hell in a handbasket-my local paper The Littlehampton Gazette is no better. What was once a campaigning paper for Local People is now a paper(which I now believe) produced in Portsmouth with very few journalistic resources. How sad..... andydownsouth
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9:47pm Sun 13 Jan 13

bus nut says...

Er apparently its snowing in balcombe
Er apparently its snowing in balcombe bus nut
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10:18pm Sun 13 Jan 13

funkyyoyo says...

The Brighton Bear wrote:
Withdean-er wrote: Bad news for teachers. Work tomorrow.
I'm sure that there will be some ice somewhere to help them.
theres ice in my freezer!!! omg what shall i do?????
[quote][p][bold]The Brighton Bear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Withdean-er[/bold] wrote: Bad news for teachers. Work tomorrow.[/p][/quote]I'm sure that there will be some ice somewhere to help them.[/p][/quote]theres ice in my freezer!!! omg what shall i do????? funkyyoyo
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11:22pm Sun 13 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

We never had snow until the Greens came into office. We need a local election immediately. Even Mary Mears didn't allow snow and she's a Tory!
We never had snow until the Greens came into office. We need a local election immediately. Even Mary Mears didn't allow snow and she's a Tory! NickBrt
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11:43pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Martha Gunn says...

This is a bit odd. No other media source nor weather forecaster nor the Meteorological Office were reporting this at 2pm this afternoon. No weather websites, nor climate soothsayers or even Green Party covens casting runes thought it was going to snow here this evening. And guess what - it didn't.

Now before we get into some seriously adverse weather which could affect people badly perhaps we could know what particular insight into forecasting the weather is possessed by the Argus - and some idea if any editorial staff not on work experience are monitoring standards at the weekend.
This is a bit odd. No other media source nor weather forecaster nor the Meteorological Office were reporting this at 2pm this afternoon. No weather websites, nor climate soothsayers or even Green Party covens casting runes thought it was going to snow here this evening. And guess what - it didn't. Now before we get into some seriously adverse weather which could affect people badly perhaps we could know what particular insight into forecasting the weather is possessed by the Argus - and some idea if any editorial staff not on work experience are monitoring standards at the weekend. Martha Gunn
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5:31am Mon 14 Jan 13

Unbias says...

Well it is snowing here in Brighton now......so some were right wern't they?
Well it is snowing here in Brighton now......so some were right wern't they? Unbias
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7:03am Mon 14 Jan 13

Poccypoc says...

Had snow in West Blatchington overnight.
Had snow in West Blatchington overnight. Poccypoc
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7:34am Mon 14 Jan 13

oldskool_raver says...

Snow in Hollingbury. For once The Argus was actually right. Enjoy your breakfasts!!
Snow in Hollingbury. For once The Argus was actually right. Enjoy your breakfasts!! oldskool_raver
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7:41am Mon 14 Jan 13

Ballroom Blitz says...

vogon1 wrote:
Grumpy0ldman wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton.
So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-)
Time will tell.
And I will drink my own vomit
I'll drink your vomit - if it snows :)
I hope you have the vomit on standby, and the bowl of snow, as it seems the Argus has it right for once. It has snowed. Let the vomit drinking commence!
[quote][p][bold]vogon1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton. So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-) Time will tell.[/p][/quote]And I will drink my own vomit[/p][/quote]I'll drink your vomit - if it snows :)[/p][/quote]I hope you have the vomit on standby, and the bowl of snow, as it seems the Argus has it right for once. It has snowed. Let the vomit drinking commence! Ballroom Blitz
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7:57am Mon 14 Jan 13

Juleyanne says...

A dusting of snow on the cars and roofs
in Telscombe Cliffs. Please remember to help your local wildlife who struggle
to find food. Remove plastic netting from fatballs as these can cause injury to garden birds.
A dusting of snow on the cars and roofs in Telscombe Cliffs. Please remember to help your local wildlife who struggle to find food. Remove plastic netting from fatballs as these can cause injury to garden birds. Juleyanne
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8:41am Mon 14 Jan 13

Pitviper says...

lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
Eaten your bowl of snow yet???
[quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]Eaten your bowl of snow yet??? Pitviper
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8:41am Mon 14 Jan 13

Pitviper says...

lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
Eaten your bowl of snow yet???
[quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]Eaten your bowl of snow yet??? Pitviper
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9:01am Mon 14 Jan 13

Cold cold ground says...

vogon1 wrote:
Grumpy0ldman wrote:
Ballroom Blitz wrote:
lillylou wrote:
It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words
All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton.
So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-)
Time will tell.
And I will drink my own vomit
I'll drink your vomit - if it snows :)
Ummm!
[quote][p][bold]vogon1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Grumpy0ldman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ballroom Blitz[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]lillylou[/bold] wrote: It never snows as far down as Brighton unless of course they say it won't if we get snow in btn tonight I wil eat a bowl of it for my breakfast and eat my words[/p][/quote]All the weather reports (apart from the Argus) says it won't snow in Brighton. So...... I'm more inclined to follow your line of thought :-) Time will tell.[/p][/quote]And I will drink my own vomit[/p][/quote]I'll drink your vomit - if it snows :)[/p][/quote]Ummm! Cold cold ground
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1:14pm Mon 14 Jan 13

The Baron Pepperpot says...

NickBrt wrote:
We never had snow until the Greens came into office. We need a local election immediately. Even Mary Mears didn't allow snow and she's a Tory!
the Greens are responsible for this, and everything, and even more, and everything that happened before too.
[quote][p][bold]NickBrt[/bold] wrote: We never had snow until the Greens came into office. We need a local election immediately. Even Mary Mears didn't allow snow and she's a Tory![/p][/quote]the Greens are responsible for this, and everything, and even more, and everything that happened before too. The Baron Pepperpot
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4:43pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Mayan Turkey says...

I do hope there are no reports of a red-faced, elderly gentlemen #grumpyoldman, prancing around Brighton shouting about snow whilst gagging and dry-heaving on what appears to resemble a mixture of humble pie and imperial humbugs.
I do hope there are no reports of a red-faced, elderly gentlemen #grumpyoldman, prancing around Brighton shouting about snow whilst gagging and dry-heaving on what appears to resemble a mixture of humble pie and imperial humbugs. Mayan Turkey
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11:11pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Charlotte Elsie says...

The Argus: its gonna Snow
Reality: I don't think so
The Argus: its gonna Snow Reality: I don't think so Charlotte Elsie
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10:47am Tue 15 Jan 13

tone__ says...

It snowed in Hove! Woke up with everything white. It melted off very quickly though and was gone by sunrise.
It snowed in Hove! Woke up with everything white. It melted off very quickly though and was gone by sunrise. tone__
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