Forecasters predict three days of snow

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FORECASTERS have predicted snow will fall in Oxfordshire for the next three days.

And by Wednesday experts warn temperatures could plummet to -6c.

The Met Office has issued warnings for snow and ice until Thursday.

Snow flurries are likely to continue falling throughout the day today, however heavy rain is also expected.

The sleet could creating potentially hazardous conditions for drivers, and police have warned motorists to take care following a spate of accidents across Thames Valley this morning.

Last night Oxfordshire County Council sent its fleet of gritters out to cover the major routes and said it is prepared for the bad weather.

Another safety warning has also been issued by South Central Ambulance service.

It recommended drivers had enough fuel, a mobile phone, an ice scraper, de-icer, blanket, shovel, jump leads, a warning triangle, a high-vis jacket, hot flask and food, in the event of getting trapped.

There are no school closures in Oxfordshire this morning but Springfield School in Witney is due to open later, from 9.30am.

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9:00am Mon 14 Jan 13

PaulSte says...

Forecasters are not predicting snow will blanket Oxfordshire for three days.
http://www.metoffice
.gov.uk/weather/uk/s
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Forecasters are not predicting snow will blanket Oxfordshire for three days. http://www.metoffice .gov.uk/weather/uk/s e/oxford_forecast_we ather.html PaulSte
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9:05am Mon 14 Jan 13

Oxon21 says...

I think they forgot to advise us to take the kitchen sink with us!

all a bit over the top for a light covering of snow!
I think they forgot to advise us to take the kitchen sink with us! all a bit over the top for a light covering of snow! Oxon21
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9:58am Mon 14 Jan 13

andrewt88 says...

This is a totally over the top reaction for a slight dusting of overnight snow. BBC weather mentions nothing about 3 days of snow and if there is to be patchy snow, it will be mixed with rain. Hardly enough to cause cars to get stuck or widespread breakdowns.
This is a totally over the top reaction for a slight dusting of overnight snow. BBC weather mentions nothing about 3 days of snow and if there is to be patchy snow, it will be mixed with rain. Hardly enough to cause cars to get stuck or widespread breakdowns. andrewt88
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10:43am Mon 14 Jan 13

Kidlington Dave says...

Desperate, misleading rubbish from the OM again.
Desperate, misleading rubbish from the OM again. Kidlington Dave
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11:45am Mon 14 Jan 13

## Nonny Mouse ## says...

I predict a plague of locusts.

Will you print that OM?
I predict a plague of locusts. Will you print that OM? ## Nonny Mouse ##
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12:05pm Mon 14 Jan 13

King Joke says...

I think this is serious Nonny Mouse. The County have been caught napping again. Why oh why have they not had the locust ploughs out since last week? What do I pay my council tax for? THis country is going to hell in a handcart.
I think this is serious Nonny Mouse. The County have been caught napping again. Why oh why have they not had the locust ploughs out since last week? What do I pay my council tax for? THis country is going to hell in a handcart. King Joke
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1:25pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Joris Bonson says...

People today just use any excuse for a day off of work!

Although I guess public transport coming to a standstill due to a light dusting of locusts doesn't help. I remember back in the day when we'd have locusts up to our ears and still make it into work.
People today just use any excuse for a day off of work! Although I guess public transport coming to a standstill due to a light dusting of locusts doesn't help. I remember back in the day when we'd have locusts up to our ears and still make it into work. Joris Bonson
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1:26pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Joris Bonson says...

People today just use any excuse for a day off of work!

Although I guess public transport coming to a standstill due to a light dusting of locusts doesn't help. I remember back in the day when we'd have locusts up to our ears and still make it into work.
People today just use any excuse for a day off of work! Although I guess public transport coming to a standstill due to a light dusting of locusts doesn't help. I remember back in the day when we'd have locusts up to our ears and still make it into work. Joris Bonson
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1:32pm Mon 14 Jan 13

EricTheRed says...

If we are due 3 days of snow then why is it chucking it down with rain at the moment???
If we are due 3 days of snow then why is it chucking it down with rain at the moment??? EricTheRed
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1:48pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Braganca says...

Actually the Met Office for Oxford predicts the next flurry of snow will be Friday evening and the lowest temperature between now and then will be -3. Sorry to spoil a good story.. .
Actually the Met Office for Oxford predicts the next flurry of snow will be Friday evening and the lowest temperature between now and then will be -3. Sorry to spoil a good story.. . Braganca
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1:48pm Mon 14 Jan 13

Lord Palmerstone says...

King Joke wrote:
I think this is serious Nonny Mouse. The County have been caught napping again. Why oh why have they not had the locust ploughs out since last week? What do I pay my council tax for? THis country is going to hell in a handcart.
Most of your Council Tax goes to pay for "managers" who aren't , because they've not the power to hire and fire and the pensions of former "managers". The people who do the real work are paid sub 20k and their average pensions are sub 3K
[quote][p][bold]King Joke[/bold] wrote: I think this is serious Nonny Mouse. The County have been caught napping again. Why oh why have they not had the locust ploughs out since last week? What do I pay my council tax for? THis country is going to hell in a handcart.[/p][/quote]Most of your Council Tax goes to pay for "managers" who aren't , because they've not the power to hire and fire and the pensions of former "managers". The people who do the real work are paid sub 20k and their average pensions are sub 3K Lord Palmerstone
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1:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

bart-on simpson says...

The media's inflation of the weather is quite a recent change in predicting: its going to be -4, next TV channel -6, newspaper says -10, weathermen say worst for a 100 years. Turns out to be -1.

Where did this inflation come from and why?

Nw plagues of locusts has a long and controversial history, allegedly.
The media's inflation of the weather is quite a recent change in predicting: its going to be -4, next TV channel -6, newspaper says -10, weathermen say worst for a 100 years. Turns out to be -1. Where did this inflation come from and why? Nw plagues of locusts has a long and controversial history, allegedly. bart-on simpson
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1:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

bart-on simpson says...

The media's inflation of the weather is quite a recent change in predicting: its going to be -4, next TV channel -6, newspaper says -10, weathermen say worst for a 100 years. Turns out to be -1.

Where did this inflation come from and why?

Nw plagues of locusts has a long and controversial history, allegedly.
The media's inflation of the weather is quite a recent change in predicting: its going to be -4, next TV channel -6, newspaper says -10, weathermen say worst for a 100 years. Turns out to be -1. Where did this inflation come from and why? Nw plagues of locusts has a long and controversial history, allegedly. bart-on simpson
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1:59pm Mon 14 Jan 13

bart-on simpson says...

The media's inflation of the weather is quite a recent change in predicting: its going to be -4, next TV channel -6, newspaper says -10, weathermen say worst for a 100 years. Turns out to be -1.

Where did this inflation come from and why?

Nw plagues of locusts has a long and controversial history, allegedly.
The media's inflation of the weather is quite a recent change in predicting: its going to be -4, next TV channel -6, newspaper says -10, weathermen say worst for a 100 years. Turns out to be -1. Where did this inflation come from and why? Nw plagues of locusts has a long and controversial history, allegedly. bart-on simpson
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2:26pm Mon 14 Jan 13

King Joke says...

It sells papers, Bart. 'Slightly colder than last week' won't stand out in the newsagent's, whereas 'worst winter for 30 years' will.

It's clearly bobbins of course. We had 1 mm of snow overnight, which has all been washed away by the rain. It will be cold for a few days and we might get some snow on Fri. That's nothing compared with Dec 2010, let alone Jan/Feb 1963. You and I know that Bart, but the comic salesmen have to shift units somehow, and it won't happen by printing reasonable, uneventful stories.
It sells papers, Bart. 'Slightly colder than last week' won't stand out in the newsagent's, whereas 'worst winter for 30 years' will. It's clearly bobbins of course. We had 1 mm of snow overnight, which has all been washed away by the rain. It will be cold for a few days and we might get some snow on Fri. That's nothing compared with Dec 2010, let alone Jan/Feb 1963. You and I know that Bart, but the comic salesmen have to shift units somehow, and it won't happen by printing reasonable, uneventful stories. King Joke
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9:12pm Mon 14 Jan 13

the wizard says...

The weather will do what it wants when it feels like it. The great British tradition is to be pre occupied with it, moan about it, not be prepared for it, talk about it. The rest of the world just gets on with it. They accept the inevitable, gear up for it and deal with it when it happens and then move on. Japan,less than 24hrs after the tsunami had most of the major routes open, here we struggle with leaves on the rail line. Mainland Europe, householders have to clear the road and pavements outside their house, so that everyone can go to school and work, here we just cannot cope.
There is no suing culture over people slipping over on snow or ice, the weather is bad, they deal with it. Time for us to up our game and get on with it instead of all the moaning we usually get.
The weather will do what it wants when it feels like it. The great British tradition is to be pre occupied with it, moan about it, not be prepared for it, talk about it. The rest of the world just gets on with it. They accept the inevitable, gear up for it and deal with it when it happens and then move on. Japan,less than 24hrs after the tsunami had most of the major routes open, here we struggle with leaves on the rail line. Mainland Europe, householders have to clear the road and pavements outside their house, so that everyone can go to school and work, here we just cannot cope. There is no suing culture over people slipping over on snow or ice, the weather is bad, they deal with it. Time for us to up our game and get on with it instead of all the moaning we usually get. the wizard
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8:09am Tue 15 Jan 13

King Joke says...

Joris Bonson wrote:
People today just use any excuse for a day off of work! Although I guess public transport coming to a standstill due to a light dusting of locusts doesn't help. I remember back in the day when we'd have locusts up to our ears and still make it into work.
Hi Boris. Which public transport routes came to a standstill following yesterday's dusting? I can't remember reading about any.
[quote][p][bold]Joris Bonson[/bold] wrote: People today just use any excuse for a day off of work! Although I guess public transport coming to a standstill due to a light dusting of locusts doesn't help. I remember back in the day when we'd have locusts up to our ears and still make it into work.[/p][/quote]Hi Boris. Which public transport routes came to a standstill following yesterday's dusting? I can't remember reading about any. King Joke
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