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Winter 2010/2011 in Poland, is it going to be bad?


poland_
21 Oct 2010 #31
The weatherman told us we would have snow today in Warsaw, no white stuff and a bright day - so who knows.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
21 Oct 2010 #32
Well..thats me dead for sure then...!
andi81 - | 2
22 Oct 2010 #33
winter will be smooth
monika87 - | 55
22 Oct 2010 #34
i hope that December 2010 winter in Krakow-Polandia will be cold, and i would love to see there some snow and not only gray, dirty streets...
yay! i'm excited!

It will be like always. Cold, icy and snowy
aphrodisiac 11 | 2,441
22 Oct 2010 #35
well, it is still nice in Szczecin, chilly but dry.......no winter here, just windy - till nothing to worry about in comparison to Canadian winter my ass.
monika87 - | 55
22 Oct 2010 #36
Lmao it is still autumn, winter is just beginning in two months lmao two months are not a little.
Right now it is in my opinion a bit too cold for this season, I mean it is October.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
22 Oct 2010 #37
winter will be smooth

Do you mean there will be a two inch layer of ice over the whole country....?
OP Wroclaw Boy
25 Nov 2010 #38
Think im going to buy a snow shovel today, have a feeling im going to need it next week.
wildrover 98 | 4,451
25 Nov 2010 #39
Of course in the UK there is the usual disaster as half an inch of snow falls , the schools close , and the traffic grinds to a halt....

The Polish drivers living in the UK must laugh their asses off....!
Ajb 6 | 232
25 Nov 2010 #40
the schools close , and the traffic grinds to a halt....

It's amazing! I was hoping that may be the case today :)

That's what i love at Poland, -20 and everything runs as per normal :)
wildrover 98 | 4,451
25 Nov 2010 #41
A few years back , my girlfriend who is a teacher in Moscow took a group of kids to the theatre , it was minus 40 , but not one of the kids failed to show for the concert...

Jeez , in the UK the parents would have sued her for attempted murder....
poland_
25 Nov 2010 #42
Bring on the cold weather snow and all, anything but rain and sleet. I have my winter tyres on, so I am ready to roll.
gumishu 11 | 5,878
25 Nov 2010 #43
Of course in the UK there is the usual disaster as half an inch of snow falls , the schools close , and the traffic grinds to a halt....

The Polish drivers living in the UK must laugh their asses off....!

yeah seen that once in South London- I don't know why but the English don't care to buy winter tyres - and then comes some 4 cm snow and only the SUV's seem to be able to go uphill (can't remember about buses though)

still I was told about some pretty snowy winters in England - the worst in 1947 AFAICR when anecdotally buses would disapear in snowdrifts in the North of England

and as for long term weather forecasting it very often proves to be very inaccurate - the example from this summer - while May was very cold and very wet too and June was not quite warm either there were some forecasts issued that the rest of the summer would be equally cool and wet - then came July with tropical heat and hardly any rain and August was not chilly either - even some natural phenomema supposed to indicate coming weather fail - it is though that some mushrooms appear in large numbers just before cool weather gets hold - this year it was just completely different - we had one of the warmest Novembers on record
wildrover 98 | 4,451
25 Nov 2010 #45
I was born in 1953 , and as a child living on the north east coast of Yorkshire i can remember having snow drifts coming up to the top of the front door , and helicopters taking supplies to small villages cut off by road....

You don,t get winters like that any more in the UK...

Now it seems that half an inch of snow is enough to cause a disaster , each year we have a new generation of drivers that just don,t know how to drive on snow...

Winter tyres are all very well , but they don,t help much if you don,t have a clue how to drive on slippery surfaces.... I am fortunate that i have spent quite a few years on the race track where power sliding into corners teaches you all you need to know about skid control . and i have quite a lot of experiance of driving off road too on tricky surfaces , a bit of snow for me is good fun....

And don,t think having a 4 x 4 will get you out of trouble if you can,t drive... a 4 x 4 is bigger and heavier than a normal car , and if you get into a skid with one it will slide faster and further than a normal car , and probably won,t stop untill you hit something...!

I used to think that learning skid control should be part of the driving test , but i suspect it would just encourage young drivers to drive like rally drivers on public roads...
sascha 1 | 826
25 Nov 2010 #46
wildrover
Did you think about Huskies or raindeers and a slade instead of a car for transportation then?
wildrover 98 | 4,451
25 Nov 2010 #47
I would love to have a sled and a team of dogs , but i am afraid i don,t know the first thing about operating such transport....

Perhaps when i move to Russia i can have a try at this...i had a go in a sled pulled by a horse a few years ago...that was fun....
Wayman 3 | 36
26 Nov 2010 #48
Sounds great i have to travel by road soon the krakow ' should i take a shovel :)
gumishu 11 | 5,878
26 Nov 2010 #49
you should definitely expect snow and perhaps ice on roads
wildrover 98 | 4,451
26 Nov 2010 #50
Always take a shovel at this time of year , as well as some old carpet to shove under the wheels if you get stuck , some warm clothes , and a hot drink...just in case you get stuck anywhere...
A J 4 | 1,088
27 Nov 2010 #51
It's - 5 degrees here tonight. (I think it's going to be a harsh winter with lots of ice and snow!)

:)

I'm happy!
wildrover 98 | 4,451
27 Nov 2010 #52
(I think it's going to be a harsh winter with lots of ice and snow!)

WONDERFULL...! i was hoping for an easy one..in the hope i might survive it...
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384
27 Nov 2010 #53
Today.

woke up to a view of snow covered roofs and cars wearing a coat of white. no snow on the ground though.
kingdom26 1 | 18
27 Nov 2010 #54
I laugh when people are complaining about polish winter, so people in Sweden should run to Africa......................... it has been snowing over a month now in Sweden
A J 4 | 1,088
27 Nov 2010 #55
woke up to a view of snow covered roofs and cars wearing a coat of white. no snow on the ground though.

There's ice on the water here! It was snowing a little just a couple of hours ago, but it was more like dust, and just wouldn't stick. But I know there will be snow this year, and lots and lots of it!

:D
wildrover 98 | 4,451
27 Nov 2010 #56
no snow on the ground though.

I can send you some , we have quite a bit up here in the Drawsko pomorskie area...
gumishu 11 | 5,878
27 Nov 2010 #57
Monday will be pretty snowy in southern Poland - so is gonna be thursday - so the snow conditions forecast for the mountains is quite optimistic for ski lovers

it is gonna be pretty cold in the Northern Poland especially for the time of the year

all in all it looks like a pretty early start of the winter in most of Europe - snow in N England and N France - snow in Spanish mountains and even as far as Calabrian mountains in Italy
wildrover 98 | 4,451
27 Nov 2010 #58
Getting deeper up here in the north...
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
27 Nov 2010 #59
Judging by the traffic yesterday, I'd guess people were going to go skiing in Zakopane and there abouts.
I was in Zakopane a month ago and kids were playing in snow... brrrr.

It started snowing here just a couple of days ago but I don't think it'll last long, as it is forecasted to get a bit warmer end of next week.

I am looking forward to going skiing/snowboarding, I hope to actually get to Slovakian slopes this winter... we'll see.
Ajb 6 | 232
27 Nov 2010 #60
Down south (Bielsko-Biała) had a good day in regards to snowfall, i went for a drive to Szczyrk, which was looking very wintery :)

It's not forecast to snow tomorrow until late night where a heavy snowfall is predicted :)

skionline.pl/pogoda

If you are interested in mountain snowfall :)


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