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    Default Cold. Or is it?

    Snow showers on the way
    The Met Office has warned of very low temperatures and a chance of snow right across the UK this week



    Nasty stuff that Global Warming. Cunning. See it's lowering the temperature to fool us all. Next year Kent will be a desert, with camels.
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    Yeah, because snow showers at the end of October never used to happen. The 5 years I've lived in the north-east, we've probably average about 3 days of proper snow a year, and I can only remember once or twice it settled for more than a day or two. My parents used to live up here 40 years ago and heavy snow was the norm rather than the exception... I can't remember ever seeing more than 2 inches of snow.

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    I remember taking my daughter to fire work displays this time of year when she was about 4 -5 (20 yrs ago) and it was always bloody freezing. Temperature is just getting back to what it use to be early november.

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    Yep, by Bonfire night it was always the start of the cold weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by d000hg View Post
    My parents used to live up here 40 years ago and heavy snow was the norm rather than the exception... I can't remember ever seeing more than 2 inches of snow.
    When I was a nipper in Yorkshire it was worth buying a sledge, 'cos you could use it every year. That must have meant at least a couple of inches of snow.

    We also had pea soupers at this time of year, but that was before smokeless fuels came in. It wasn't just the factories belting out smoke, but every house as well.

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    Crikey, by Eck, when I were a lad, etc etc.

    You should try a Moscow winter. Last year was a warm one - it didn't get properly cold until February - then it was regularly -20C and snowing every night.

    Very pretty but a right bastard on your boots with all the chemicals they put down to keep the roads clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    Crikey, by Eck, when I were a lad, etc etc.

    You should try a Moscow winter. Last year was a warm one - it didn't get properly cold until February - then it was regularly -20C and snowing every night.

    Very pretty but a right bastard on your boots with all the chemicals they put down to keep the roads clear.
    Been in Minnesota in Jan/Feb. There you find out sharpish what a good idea it is to button up fully before opening the car door.

    But the point about Britain is I suppose that lots of snow in winter used to be the norm, now it isn't. That may well be an illusion, but I do remember everbody having a sledge. Is it worth it now?

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    My balls appear to have shrunk back to normal size, so on that basis I'd say it was a bit chilly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    Been in Minnesota in Jan/Feb. There you find out sharpish what a good idea it is to button up fully before opening the car door.

    But the point about Britain is I suppose that lots of snow in winter used to be the norm, now it isn't. That may well be an illusion, but I do remember everbody having a sledge. Is it worth it now?
    Dunno, but this might hold some answers if you can be bothered to read it all...

    http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?a...winthist;sess=
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moscow Mule View Post
    Dunno, but this might hold some answers if you can be bothered to read it all...

    http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?a...winthist;sess=
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