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Old 4th Nov 2016, 17:03
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White Christmas?

Anyone got the weather forecast inside track ?
Would love a white chrimbo in the U.K.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 17:07
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As my darling wife tells me ever year:


"Oooh its going to be hard winter - never seen so many berries on the rowan trees".


As I tell her every year:


"That dear is because the blo0dy things are a year bigger".


But seriously, this could be the year.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 17:11
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Indeed - dark now but looking in that direction, its not looking good. Hope its better for Monday - Revalidation session booked.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 17:34
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There was a guy called Nicolas in Halfords the other day looking for some XL snow chains ...
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Took the dog for a walk this morning to find a brass monkey looking for a welding shop. Brrr, it's cold!
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 18:13
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Hate the winter all that bl***y de icing. Had to do it this morning one has it and suddenly every one wants it
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...check the Farmers Almanac...they don't lie ( )
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Been a while since 1963 when the snow was head height for a seven year old. About time for a decent fall this year.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 19:31
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Bah bloody humbug.....

......to Christmas first of all, and secondly I don't care if I never see snow in my life again.
It's a much over-rated past time this skiing, snowmen, reindeer and all the rest of the blah.
And while I'm about it, dark afternoons and mornings are overrated as well.
Did I mention I'm not keen on winter?

The Ancient Mariner
PS I know that Ancient Mariner does all that stuff, but then he has to living as he does in Norway.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 19:41
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......to Christmas first of all, and secondly I don't care if I never see snow in my life again.
It's a much over-rated past time this skiing, snowmen, reindeer and all the rest of the blah.
And while I'm about it, dark afternoons and mornings are overrated as well.
Did I mention I'm not keen on winter?

The Ancient Mariner
PS I know that Ancient Mariner does all that stuff, but then he has to living as he does in Norway.
Snowing here as we speak. Love the stuff, great for endless powerslides and skiing. What's not to like?
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 19:43
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Got the winter tyres put on today, but I do that every November.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 19:49
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As a former professional weather guesser, I am proud to give you my meteorological prognostication.

It will be dark at night and slightly brighter by day. It will also be cold, damp with outbreaks of feckin miserable. Roll on summer.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 19:51
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Not to be taken too seriously but this is always a bit of fun leading up to Christmas: Christmas Weather Forecast

He's never outrageous in his forecasts, unlike the Daily Mirror who every September regurgitate this rubbish: UK weather: Snow could hit Britain within six weeks with cold temperatures 'to last until February' - Mirror Online . They'll be right one of these years.

Serviced the snowblower a few days ago - that's sure to mean no snow this winter.......
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 19:58
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Heating not on yet, maybe this weekend.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 20:41
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It'll be a white Crimbo where the old sea dog doesn't want to be, probably, but not in Warlingham, according to the GFS model.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 20:50
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Hope its not a White Christmas for purely practical reasons.................. many people travel to see family in that period of time. A White Christmas means roads / trains and flights screwed up for many plus add in lines down and no electricity and it really is crap.

I could also say that it would stop people going to church but bear in mind the majority of the population have no idea of the meaning of Christmas or attend a church it would be superflous.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 21:40
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You folks do know the current date. Right?
Here, it's almost a sure thing it will rain on the day but that's here - a wet country...28 days with rain in October...it wasn't a record.


Time would be better spent putting down a bet on the US Election.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 21:59
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Got the winter tyres put on today, but I do that every November.
I put mine on the car last weekend. So almost guaranteed, there'll be no snow or slush here this winter. Never mind, the car handles better on them (as well as better grip) in lower temperatures anyway.
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Old 4th Nov 2016, 22:12
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Just turned 60 this month; and took up skiing at 58- bring it on!

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Old 4th Nov 2016, 22:43
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I've booked the winter tyres to be put back on to the car on Tuesday. Second week of November is about the right time here in lowland Scotland.

Very noticeable improvement in grippiness below about +4C.

Last year we had bugger all of a winter. January gave a surprisingly warm spell. +17C on one day. My two May trees came into blossom in the week between Crimbo and Hogmanay, perhaps brought on by some warm-filtered Rioja and a rather good Grappa after the Crimbo lunch.

Bollocks to Christmas, BTW.
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