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09-01-2021, 23:14   #361
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Looking at snow depths in Japan and I noticed that North Korea seems to want to be top of Asia with their depths. Up to 400 cm (yes, 4 metres!) just within the confines of their country. And all perfectly round figures too. Again, North Korea is the best country in the world at everything it does!

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09-01-2021, 23:19   #362
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a blizzard in spain, surely that confirms climate change to the doubters???
I bet you think that the Spanish Climate is the sum total of a Budget Travel brochure.
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Brother in Madrid. Trees falling with weight of snow
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I bet you think that the Spanish Climate is the sum total of a Budget Travel brochure.
well eh, no i don't........but this is the heaviest snowfall there in over 50 years so not exactly normal spanish weather

so no need for the snide comment
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Brother in Madrid. Trees falling with weight of snow
Good video here, scary stuff.
https://twitter.com/MarcusWadsak/sta...49757885521926

https://twitter.com/MarcusWadsak/sta...13118433878018
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10-01-2021, 13:51   #366
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Meanwhile in Japan the snow continues. The station of Yasuzuka, just 126 m amsl, registered over 3 metres depth overnight. That's 3 metres on the flat, not drifts. Several other stations reported even higher.





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Oh... I am in Madrid at the moment... I was supposed to be flying to Dublin yesterday but... SURPRISE!!!!!
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10-01-2021, 19:41   #368
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https://twitter.com/MeteoIberiaEs/st...116120577?s=20
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Would houses in Madrid be insulated like here or have radiators and central heating or would they be relying on the Air Con operating as a heater?
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wow... Just imagine being under!
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wow... Just imagine being under!
Would get hammered.
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Would houses in Madrid be insulated like here or have radiators and central heating or would they be relying on the Air Con operating as a heater?
In Madrid city we are not used to houses but to apartments, but the insulation normally is better than in Dublin (or what I have seen so far in the last 6 years).

There are old block of apartments with central system, meaning that there is a central boiler for the whole block (apparently is more efficient like that).

The new apartments or the houses have their own boilers.

Normally they are all connected to pipes in the street that supply gas for the boiler, but some houses might have their own deposit where they store liqud gas for their own bolier.

Last, but not least, the heating system is way different to Ireland. When you have your own boiler, you will have a thermostat where you control the temperature that you want to be in your home (let's say 21 degrees) and set a time frame. The boiler will automatically stop when the place reaches those 21 degrees, rather than (what I have seen in all the places I have been here) staying all the time on for a period of time.

Another thing different is that we instantly have hot water all the time, we don't need an innersion or something similar.

TLDR: radiators, boilers, etc. Heating with AC is way more expensive.

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They are a bit over imaginative with their snowman building in Madrid
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They are a bit over imaginative with their snowman building in Madrid
snowcouple! Or maybe they were surprised by the storm and are frozen there
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Meanwhile in Japan the snow continues. The station of Yasuzuka, just 126 m amsl, registered over 3 metres depth overnight. That's 3 metres on the flat, not drifts. Several other stations reported even higher.





Talking to a friend in Tokyo last night and she was saying there's not a dribble there at all [as you can see on the maps], I would have expected something drifting over. Mountains doing their job.
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