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Offline Spanish Footsteps

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« on: January 13, 2009, 14:44 PM »

Well it's certainly been a cold one this year.  I have some stats for the last few days here in Soria.

Last night the lowest Temp was recorded at Castillejo de Robledo (Ribera del Duero) which was minus 18 degrees C and the average temp in the province was minus 13 degrees.  This was the 4th lowest temp in 45 years and created havoc on 33 secondary roads, because of the ice. 

2,767 tons of salt has been used since last Friday (9th Jan) on the roads and 43 snow ploughs were operating. So this years crop of spuds will be 'ready salted'.

Big difference from last Jan, when we were sitting in the garden with Tshirts and shorts.

The forecast is for the temps to rise!   :clapping:
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2009, 10:45 AM »
Minus 18 is chilly... Brrrrrrrrrr

The difference to last year is amazing...
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2010, 23:49 PM »
Greetings All,
Just over a year later, looks like it's an even harsher winter all round.

Mention of ready salted crops rang a bell and I found the following El País article that I'd read at around the same time as this thread appeared - and forgot to post:
"Varios países cuestionan la sal 'quitanieves' por su daño ambiental"

Cut-down-on-the-salt-is-what-I-say regs.,

Technopat's disclaimer: If this posting seems over the top and/or gets your goat (Sp. anyone?), please accept my apologies and don't take it personally - it's just my instinctive tendency to put my foot in it whenever/wherever possible. See also:


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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 17:42 PM »
Yep, it's been so cold even the huskies forgot to allow extra stopping distance!



PS back on the Forum after a personal big freeze of my own!