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long term- is this what we should be expecting?

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booyhohoho Fri 17-Dec-10 12:49:12

should we be preparing for snow every winter in future or is this a freak year? if we should be preparing, will the winters be getting colder and longer?

mychatnickname Fri 17-Dec-10 16:33:29

Good question - I'd count last year as unusually snowy too so it seems odd that it's two years running.

winterpetunia Fri 17-Dec-10 16:39:10

Some forecasters think we're entering a phase of having cold winters so for the next 30 years or something, we could end up having frosts/snow every year.

InkyStamp Fri 17-Dec-10 17:05:54

30 years???? I thought it was a 3 year cycle?

thisisyesterday Fri 17-Dec-10 17:07:45

ffs i read this as being in the "weaning" section, not "weather"

opened it and wondered what you were all on about! pmsl

i hope it is long-term! i love the snow grin

(i also just mis-typed grin as groin confused)

booyhohoho Fri 17-Dec-10 17:22:11

I'm just thinking of preparations if it is likely to be for the next few years or so. i remember the snow last year too although we are in NI and it was considerably less than we have had this year.

I'm just wondering if tyre chains or snow tyres and stocking up on grit and stuff is sensible or hysterical.

booyhohoho Fri 17-Dec-10 17:23:15

and who else thinks thisis has hit the vino already? grin

(also typed groin blush)

thisisyesterday Fri 17-Dec-10 17:49:58

if only!

mychatnickname Fri 17-Dec-10 18:05:15

booy, sod's law says if you go out and buy snow chains it'll be tropical for the next few winters grin.

booyhohoho Fri 17-Dec-10 18:24:46

i know you're right!!! grin

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