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 Post subject: Temperatures Around The Fylde
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 3:45 pm 
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The lowest recorded this winter at my house near the canal in Garstang is -11C a few nights ago and, for the first time, I saw the Wyre frozen from side to side in places. Last year`s low was -8C. The canal looks to have about 5 inches of ice. How are things over on the west side?


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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures Around The Fylde
PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:45 pm 
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I think the phrase 'Absolutely Bloody Freezing' wouldn't be over stating matters.

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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures Around The Fylde
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:36 pm 
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I took my wife to the Shard Riverside as it was her birthday. We arrived on December 22 on a day of freezing temperatures but glorious sunshine.

The first thing we did was to get a drink from the bar and, believe it or not, we went outside to admire the view of the Wyre at high tide. After dusting bits of snow off a couple of chairs, we sat down and, because it was so still, we could feel the warmth of the sun on our faces.

The Wyre was serene, with the sun's rays zig-zagging across the surface - if it wasn't for the snow on the saltmarsh, this could almost have been summer.

The revelation came when the tide retreated. What we thought were clumps of debris flowing out to sea were actually blocks of ice.

The Wyre was full of it. This trail of ice went on and on.

So, this is how things were over on the Shard side.

Pictures to follow of the ice-flows, plus others.


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 Post subject: Re: Temperatures Around The Fylde
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:08 pm 
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It has been a bit chilly, I must admit.

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