are we on for another really snowy winter then?

(299 Posts)

Bah humbug

trinn Sat 27-Oct-12 19:43:24

God hope not, I like snow falling when I have no where to go but hate it when it gets compacted and you spend most of the time sliding down hills on your arse

OhYouBigBadBeast Sat 27-Oct-12 19:37:55

Me to. I do not like being cold! But I do like snow. Oh the dilemma!

TempusFunghi Sat 27-Oct-12 19:15:40

Thanks OYBBK! I had forgotten how damn cold, cold is! I have been lulled into a false sense of security by the mild weather!
Will be watching the forecasts with interest. I do like a bit of proper snow smile

OhYouBigBadBeast Sat 27-Oct-12 18:58:47

Maybe tak1ng, today's weather will have certainly fuelled things! I think things look to remain cool-cold, but mid month the temps seem to rise a bit (may well change)

Meglet Sat 27-Oct-12 18:54:35

So, help me out with this (thicky day, the DC's have trashed my brain power)....

wetter and colder than average would equal lots of snow woudn't it?

Twitter is full of UK winter forecasts predicting a bitterly cold few months, starting with a cold snap in a week's time. Hype?

OhYouBigBadBeast Sat 27-Oct-12 10:06:17

We had a snow shower a bit before 8am this morning. smile

OhYouBigBadBeast Sat 27-Oct-12 10:05:40

Those charts show that it is a little more likely to be wetter than average rather than drier than average though its pretty much in the balance. It looks to be also somewhat more likely to be colder than average over the next 3 months.

TempusFunghi Sat 27-Oct-12 08:49:38

Can you translate that met office nonsense for me OYBBK?!

Indith Sat 27-Oct-12 08:39:05

but I have mini marshmallows for my hot chocolate so its all ok.

Expect more snow around 2pm. That is when dh will sitting in a boat waiting for his start time getting very cold indeed. Snow is traditional.

Indith Sat 27-Oct-12 08:37:48

Sorry grin

Mine have been out too, and we've had the christmas conversation.

aargh, it is too early to play outside kids!!

though DS is really excited smile I think that might be because he thinks snow=Christmas

we have an inch of snow this morning
Who's responsible for this angry

Sparklingbrook Fri 26-Oct-12 20:06:35

It's so odd Chipping, my Mum is coming round with the leaf blowy sucky thing tomorrow. grin

ChippingInLovesAutumn Fri 26-Oct-12 19:34:24

Oh - and it must be cold, I bought a coat today! I never normally wear one really!

ChippingInLovesAutumn Fri 26-Oct-12 19:33:49

Sparkling - I kept meaning to take a photo of the beautiful tree across the road, when I went out yesterday I put a reminder on my phone for when I got home, except when I got home there were only a few forlorn leaves left!! In the morning it had been in all it's beautiful autumn splendor!! I was shockconfusedhmm... one of these days I'll learn not to procrastinate... but not today wink

OYBBK - sorry I didn't make it for coffee this week! Maybe next week if you are not too busy with half term stuff??

Indith Fri 26-Oct-12 19:11:39

smile

ds1 said it would snow and he was right! He and dd were talking about what snowmen they would make this afternoon.

well Ive let them go out in their pyjamas and run around catching flakes in the dark. That'll do for one winter I think.

bah humbug!
Just shown the children and they've both asked to go out and play! NO, BEDTIME!

GruesomewhereInCanada Fri 26-Oct-12 19:06:27

High of -3 here today. Winter definitely on the way.

Indith true, most people are set up for it but you do still get plenty of dickheads who forget how to drive when there's more than half an inch of snow on the road.

I'm still bemused by neighbours barbequeing and wearing shorts and flip flops when it's below zero.

Drive thru cash machines are handy though!

JollyJackOLantern Fri 26-Oct-12 19:05:11

Snow on and off all day today. Still going now. Reckon it could be deep here tomorrow if it keeps up.

NE Scotland

Indith Fri 26-Oct-12 19:04:50

snowing now!

yes I saw the gritter grin
Hoping it doesn't snow at all!!
Good luck tonight. I defintely won't be able to make it, DH has only just set off.

Indith Fri 26-Oct-12 19:00:05

glad i have snowboots etc all sorted now!

Canada your winters are tough but at least you have the set up for it. here it takes us by surprise every time hmm. Damp uk cold is horrible, i spent a winter in russia and a dry -30 was so much nicer that our damp, horrible -5 or so.

dh racing on the tyne tomorrow so it will definitely snow grin

Oooooh gritter just went past. Hope it doesn't snow til after I get back from dd's friend's party tomorrow, last time I did the bends into the village in the snow I ended up down the road to the football club after skidding.

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