It's a good 'voice of reason' article but don't think it'll make a blind bit of difference; the newspapers will still cling on to the 'it's going to be a harsh winter and temperatures will be down to -20 by the middle of next week' (slight exaggeration there!) just because it makes a good story. Saying, "Don't panic" and "it might be cold or it might not" is boring!
"Last year there was some confusion between our longer-range outlook which provided good advice over the whole winter as January and February were relatively mild and our shorter-range forecasts that correctly identified the prolonged cold and snowy weather early in the winter. In fact, our forecasts of where and when it would snow were second to none"
because it sounds like he's giving himself and the metoffice a round of applause because they got that forecast right. Yet this is the same organisation a few years ago that promised us a "barbecue summer" in their long range forecast. We all remember what happened to that summer!
They should just stick to forecasting for next week rather than next month/season! Leave the long range fun to others, like netweather who updated their forecast yesterday (forecast sounds much the same as what happened last winter; cold November/December but milder January/February.)
I had to 'google' Prevoz to see what they were (I'm sooo not 'with it' when it comes to fashion!) Oh my they're excellent, they're like having '4 wheel drive' for your feet!
Ormirian ~ I'd like some really wintry weather too but only when DDs have finished school for Christmas. Last year was great because for us in the Midlands, our snow arrived the day after they finished and was still on the ground for Christmas Day, so we felt it was a 'proper white Christmas.' I'd like to put in an order for a Christmas like that again please!