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First big snowfall due Wednesday
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:06 pm    Post subject: First big snowfall due Wednesday Reply with quote

Seoul area and points south. How much snow depends on the temperature turnover during the day, but 3-5 inches is the general call right now. Get some groceries.
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le-paul



Joined: 07 Apr 2009
Location: dans la chambre

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the heads up
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T-J



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
Location: Seoul EunpyungGu Yonshinnae

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: First big snowfall due Wednesday Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
Seoul area and points south. How much snow depends on the temperature turnover during the day, but 3-5 inches is the general call right now. Get some groceries.



Thanks. I needed a good laugh today. Get some groceries indeed!

Laughing
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andrewchon



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Location: In my goshiwon cubicle. Seeking moksha.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Over here, we've had snow falls twice already. As for the groceries, these fastfood guys on scooters are fearless. I tell you, they are the unsung heroes of this world.
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a good time to panic-lol
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0GW0Vnr9Yc
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highstreet



Joined: 13 Nov 2010

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

3-5inches you say? Better go buy 20kg of meat and rice to last me through the day.
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Flashcard_Queen



Joined: 17 Apr 2012

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snow day! Snow day! Snow day! Oh, wait, we're not in Canada, which is good since it's not nearly as cold and snowy here, but bad because the anticipation of a snow day was always so exciting. Smile
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hogwonguy1979



Joined: 22 Dec 2003
Location: the racoon den

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

USFK has already canceled school tomorrow for the kids on base.

Its either going to be one of two things 1) a few flakes and thats it 2) a 10 inch snowfall that paralyzes the city like a couple of years ago, then they predicted that 2-4" and we got almost a foot.

doesn't bother me, I'm done for the semester, I can sit in a coffee shop do my grades and watch the fun Very Happy
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dairyairy



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2963448&cloc=joongangdaily|home|online

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The Korea Meteorological Administration said up to 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) of snow will pile up nationwide today, starting along the west coast and hitting Seoul this morning. The forecast calls for up to 10 centimeters of snow in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Chungcheong and the northern part of North Gyeongsang all day today.
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newb



Joined: 27 Aug 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dairyairy wrote:
http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2963448&cloc=joongangdaily|home|online

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The Korea Meteorological Administration said up to 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) of snow will pile up nationwide today, starting along the west coast and hitting Seoul this morning. The forecast calls for up to 10 centimeters of snow in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Chungcheong and the northern part of North Gyeongsang all day today.


I don't understand. 5.9" or 10" is not a lot of snow. Why all the panic?
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jvalmer



Joined: 06 Jun 2003

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

newb wrote:
dairyairy wrote:
http://koreajoongangdaily.joinsmsn.com/news/article/article.aspx?aid=2963448&cloc=joongangdaily|home|online

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The Korea Meteorological Administration said up to 15 centimeters (5.9 inches) of snow will pile up nationwide today, starting along the west coast and hitting Seoul this morning. The forecast calls for up to 10 centimeters of snow in Seoul, Gyeonggi, Chungcheong and the northern part of North Gyeongsang all day today.


I don't understand. 5.9" or 10" is not a lot of snow. Why all the panic?

I consider 10 cm is a bit of snow for one snowfall, and I'm Canadian. However, it would not stop me from going to work. It would be considered a normal day. Koreans and Americans, on the other hand.....
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saram_



Joined: 13 May 2008

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand. 5.9" or 10" is not a lot of snow. Why all the panic?

Not sure if panic is the right word but 5/10cm of snow in Korea/Seoul causes a lot more standstill and disruption here than 5/10cm of snow would in most other countries or areas that has such downfalls.

I think it may be related to the fact that Korea historically hasn't had huge amounts of snow fall. The authorities aren't prepared for (or cant be) and their well oiled machine here that moves at 100km an hour is disrupted, halted
Namely - Public Transportation, traffic, people on the move , etc

Supposed to start coming down heavy in the next couple of hours in Seoul..


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fezmond



Joined: 27 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If this was in the UK, the whole damn country would grind to a halt. At least life carries on like normal here, albeit a bit slower. Wouldn't mind a day off work though
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Savant



Joined: 25 May 2007

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does Korea not have any road gritting trucks?

Would have made sense to put some grit down before the snow fell. Confused
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3DR



Joined: 24 May 2009

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the snow, but I hate the aftermath because a lot of times the snow just stays on the sidewalks and turns into a sheet of ice until February.
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