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Snow in Dunblane

March 1, 2018

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It’s not unusual to have some snow here, nor is it unusual to have it in late February or early March, but we have had rather more than usual this year. I think it’s about 30 cm (or 12 inches, or a foot in the old measures). And while it’s been really very pretty, it has brought things to a complete standstill here: no trains, no buses, the University at Stirling suspended. Just a few shops open, plus a few doing coffee (and catering for the intrepid – mostly dog-walkers, plus a few with skis on. It’s not been just the snow: it’s been quite cold (not above 0C here last few days), and quite windy. The wind has been making the snow blow about a lot, and that’s not been fun to walk in. The local river (the Allan) is beginning to freeze as well, and that’s quite unusual for this time of the year.

Meanwhile, I’m just at home, reading some papers (but no newspaper today – not trains coming up from London or Glasgow or Edinburgh), and playing a bit of music. No work tomorrow (was scheduled for an 09:00 lab on Big Data), so another quiet day!

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