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24-01-2009, 12:24   #16
 
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Great pics, the "big snow" as it was known for years after. I remember building igloos, happy days.
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24-01-2009, 12:59   #17
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Just checked - 9th Jan '82 was a Sunday - I'm still think snow started that night/on the Monday morning? BB could be correct, but that's my rcolection.
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Glad you all enjoyed the pics....

ah yes...if you notice...socks for gloves...socks for gloves

Bullet proof!!!
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My recollection is of it starting on the wenesday night around 10pm here and then all that night,all day thursday,all night thursday night,all day friday,friday night untill it cleared around lunchtime on the saturday.
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And indeed here is the chart for the 10th which shows the artic high coming down.There was no blizzard that day-so I'd put it at wenesday night the 5th through to the 9th


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http://www.hf.rim.or.jp/~kaji/cal/cal.cgi?1982

Also according to that the 9th was a saturday not sunday meaning the artic high pushed down on the sunday which ties in with my recollection
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Hehe. I was born on the 2nd Jan 82. Have heard a few times the story of the parents coming home from the hospital and the weather at the time.
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It started on a wenesday night actually and the schools had opened[at least down here] on the tuesday.They didnt open on the thursday thats for sure or the friday or the whole of the following week
It snowed here non stop untill saturday lunchtime complete with thundersnow.
By the thursday night my 6ft tall Dad was waist deep in drifts.
By friday morning our road had disappeared as the snow had blown over the ditches completely filling it in.
The phones were working down here but no electrictity as the snow had frozen on the lines the thickness of a mug and just weighted them down.

Up on the hills in the croghan area the drifts were up to the tops of the tree's,thats over 30ft high.
Part of me was wishing it wouldnt be a once in a lifetime event but so far it has been.

Having witnessed it,I'd agree it's hard to get excited over a few cm's but hey we do dont we!

Snow started on the night of Thursday 7 Jan and by Friday mornig Dublin was a white out. Very vivid recollection of that day considering I recieved my first redundancy notice, still have the letter.
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Cool photos, hard to find any of the big snow. Might take a look at home for some photos.
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I was only 7 at the time but I remember it. I remember my father having to open the front door with a shovel in his hand ready because as soon as it was opened the snow drift that had built up in the porch would just fall into the hallway
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there's no business like snow business,
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Hello Mr. Bosco,

I am working on a television commercial. We are looking for photos of kids in snow from the blizzard of 1982. We would like to license one of these photos to use in the commercial. Can you contact me as soon as possible at cca13@sbcglobal.net

I am on a really tight deadline, so I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
Best,
Colleen
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was 12 and liveing in shankhill south dublin,what can i say never seen the like of it we were cut off from the world for a week shops ran out of stock esb was gone,have been liveing in hope of another 82 ever since and i get a feeling we are in for a snowy winter i can just feel it.
heres an old boards thread on it

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2054920482


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Hello Mr. Bosco,

I am working on a television commercial. We are looking for photos of kids in snow from the blizzard of 1982. We would like to license one of these photos to use in the commercial. Can you contact me as soon as possible at cca13@sbcglobal.net

I am on a really tight deadline, so I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible.
Best,
Colleen
I'm guessing thats the Vodafone ad thats on now.
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21-11-2009, 12:10   #30
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And looks like they didn't use Mr Bosco's snap

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO1xQ3A7Ze0

Personally I think the pic they went with is not half as good as Mr Bosco's.

And why reference the average snow in 81 compared with the Big Snow in 82
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