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Britian is told to prepare for a winter of Horrors!!

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posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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Is this just sensationalist headlines at their finest, or are Brits really as soft as Texans when it comes to winter weather? I was expecting something serious and here we have due warnings of -gasp- possibly MULTIPLE snowfalls over the course of 3 months of winter...Some of them even blizzards! And to top that of, prognostications of a new "Little Ice Age", where temperatures in some regions averaged practically 1-2 deg Celsius lower than average!

In all seriousness, I'm not trying to belittle the OP, please don't take that as my intent, I'm just either A) ridiculing the sensationalist source which is trying to make it sound like a dire situation, likely while buying share of winter clothing corps, or B) A Damn Yank making fun of the British for living in terror at the thought of a few snowflakes or the need for a hat & gloves.




posted on Nov, 18 2013 @ 12:00 PM
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dogstar23
reply to post by freestonew
 


Is this just sensationalist headlines at their finest


No it's sensationalist, lying, doom porn at its very worst - expecially since many of the most vulnerable people in the country will beleive it and be worrying themselves sick over how they will survive the forthcoming 3 months of constant snow and sub zero temperatures that they been deliberately misled into thinking will occur ...... Some may even consider suicide rather than face the slow agonising death through starvation and cold, that they have been promised, when they cannot get out to the shops and run out of money to keep the heating on ..... I consider it sick and evil. And all so that Richard Desmond (owner of the Star and Express) can add to his £1bn fortune.


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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 02:48 AM
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I just east of Vancouver in Canada. The weather here is more similar to the UK. Not as much snow in the winter like the rest of Canada ( not as hot in the summer). It rains all the time.

When it does snow, people just don't know how to drive in it. There's accidents all over the place. It's wet snow and they're just sliding into ditches or other cars. Then it warms up one degree and it turns into freezing rain causing an ice layer on top of the snow. It's rare we get the dry snow that's like powder. Needs to be a lot colder for that. It's not as icy or dangerous.

I agree, I think it's going to be a bad winter everywhere.
Aside from that I love snow. Beat to just enjoy it.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 03:11 AM
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More lies, more money for billionaire media-mogul Richard Desmond....

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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 03:13 AM
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A little snow might do you all some good. Due to job stuff we had lived in London for a while. Our first winter there I thought Id have to commit suicide. NO sun and drizzle... thats not winter. Thats British death weather!! Depressing dreary grey... ugh. My husband is from Nebraska.. we had flown home in winter here and we both damned near got our and kissed the snow. BRIGHT SUN and several feet of snow. Never knew Id appreciate it as much as I did!


Have some snowmageddon.. might save some from antidepressant and overpriced happy full spectrum sunlights.

Till you all have cows frozen solid standing up.. hush.






posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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The winter lack of sun and the miserable rain is a big factor in SAD here...you're not far wrong!
I love it when it snows lots and it looks amazing here, but you really do have to be prepped for it. If you have the right clothes and the right vehicle, it's not a problem.

Meanwhile, the weather forecast here seems to be changing every 20 minutes, so we can't have any idea what to expect. I'm off out on a mission this morning to stock up and get some logs just in case, then I'm home for 2 days!


Stay warm everyone.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 03:23 AM
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caitlinfae
reply to post by Advantage
 


The winter lack of sun and the miserable rain is a big factor in SAD here...you're not far wrong!
I love it when it snows lots and it looks amazing here, but you really do have to be prepped for it. If you have the right clothes and the right vehicle, it's not a problem.

Meanwhile, the weather forecast here seems to be changing every 20 minutes, so we can't have any idea what to expect. I'm off out on a mission this morning to stock up and get some logs just in case, then I'm home for 2 days!


Stay warm everyone.


Lets hope the predictions are somewhere in the middle. Some snow, some sun... and not the hysterical mess Ive been reading about whats coming for you all. Much luck to you!!



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 05:06 AM
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Looking something like this?



Amazing isn't it.
In case anyone's wondering, Cairngorm mountain, looking across Coire an t-sneachda and Coire an Lochain. I think Braeriach is in far background.
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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:33 AM
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The quarter mile between be and the main road looks very much like that today. Thought maybe if I waited to later and it has warmed slightly, i wouldn't have any trouble getting out, but no. It's only half an inch of show, and i do know how to drive in the snow...quite well actually...but the track is on a slope and is sheet ice still. Right clothes maybe, but time for a landrover or moving house, i think.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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Seriously, the main weather concern over the next week or so, especially in my part of England, is freezing fog - which can linger all day.

But where there isn't fog, we should be seeing plenty of sunshine (as many places saw today) - and I love winter sunshine



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 02:28 PM
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As I read this thread, it is -14 C and feels like -24 C with the windchill. I should be shovelling the driveway but I don't feel much like leaving the warmth of my house. Over the next 14 days, the high will be no more than -2 C.

A lot of Vancouverites are pretty bad in the snow, though some of that might be down to useless all-season tires. The worst are the SUV drivers. It always seems to be those in the ditch or median on Highway 1 after a snowfall.

But there are lots of areas that grind to a halt when it snows. My family moved from Ontario to Portland OR for 5 years when I was young, over 45 years ago . It snowed about an inch one night. My mom made sure I was dressed appropriately to walk to school and sent me off. She wouldn't believe me when I showed up back home 1/2 hour later telling her the school was closed. Turned out that the whole school district was shut down because teachers couldn't get to the schools. All because of an inch of snow.

But it isn't all bad, the sun has just started to shine.
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posted on Nov, 20 2013 @ 02:44 AM
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This is just the UK Tabloids (the Express, as usual leading the charge) sensationalising non-news.

It's winter - it'll get cold and we may have snow. 225 years ago when I was a lad, it was normal to expect snow.

As for the Across the ponders having a swipe at us not being "able to cope", you're right to a point. The reason why we find a few inches of snow troublesome is because for the last 2 decades it has become an anomaly, rather than the norm so we are not used to it or prepared when it happens.

People forget that we sit, as a nation, on the confluence of several major weather systems and are surrounded by sea, so our weather can change hour by hour - we are quite unique in that respect - it is simply not possible to plan for and prepare adequately to every possibility, so we take it on averages and a couple of lost days to business is cheaper than "preparing" for a day or two's major snow fall.

It simply isn't worth spending billions on "anti-snow tech" when it may only affect us for a couple of days per year. Also, while the country does "grind to a halt", this is largely down to people taking the opportunity to have the day off, rather than any major issues caused by the snow directly.



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 01:56 PM
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wow .. its chilly here at -1 just now as winter creeps in ... reading your post made me feel warm, snug, and very appreciative ..
I cant imagine having to endure temps like youre in ., hope i never do .. Thanks for sharing

God Bless !!



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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For the record, now ooks more cloudy - so less frost and less risk of freezing fog.

No sign of any unusually cold or snowy weather for the next couple of weeks at least. Just very normal weather ....



posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 03:28 PM
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AndyMayhew
Seriously, the main weather concern over the next week or so, especially in my part of England, is freezing fog - which can linger all day.

But where there isn't fog, we should be seeing plenty of sunshine (as many places saw today) - and I love winter sunshine


Oh I love winter sunshine too them cold crisp days no wind and a wood burning stove smoke going straight up

Anyways keeping on topic I see the front pages every day and getting a bit tired of the headlines. All it did today was chuck it down with rain. I will call it a mega winter when I see two foot of snow outside my door. I'm in Essex we don't get much so two foot is enough. Until then it's just a normal beginning of winter here
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posted on Nov, 21 2013 @ 03:42 PM
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stumason
It's winter - it'll get cold and we may have snow.


I have to say that this cycle of summer mild to winter cold always takes me by surprise. It's just shocking that I have to put a jumper on. I mean, for Heaven's sake, one minute is warm and the next I read in the Daily Mail or Express about it getting cold on account of the fact it's, like winter. I can only praise the reporters for their honest and correct predictions that it may snow. Thank God I'll be prepared this year. I wonder if we will survive the polar bears or the whore frost.



posted on Nov, 22 2013 @ 01:47 PM
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If that made you feel warm, how about a high of -19 C yesterday and a current temp of -22 C today. It is supposed to return to more seasonal temps of around -7 in a day or so.

That said, I have felt colder in drizzly downtown Vancouver BC at +10 C than at -20 C here. The only time I've felt more chilled to the bone was standing on a flightline at -35 C with a wind blowing. Vancouver weather, much like that of Britain, is also more depressing with its weeks of no sunshine.



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 06:45 AM
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erwalker
If that made you feel warm, how about a high of -19 C yesterday and a current temp of -22 C today. It is supposed to return to more seasonal temps of around -7 in a day or so.


With the greatest respect, there are different types of cold and freezing. In the UK a temperature of -1 degrees centigrade is miles colder than a Canadian -22 C. In fact, in the UK a temperature hovering just below zero is similar to the Arctic. It's a well known phenomena in the UK. It's called exaggeration.

Regards



posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 07:06 AM
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posted on Nov, 23 2013 @ 07:17 AM
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rickymouse
How come everything nowadays is record breaking. You hear things like the biggest sunspot of the year...on January tenth. Or the biggest recorded snowfall ever on January 28th. Maybe it is a record on the 28th but it is normal on most days. Can't they just say...we had some bad weather and it looks like it is going to continue for awhile.


that reminds me of a weatherman's spot the other day on the news. it was going to be the first rain of the year, and they had 2 reporters "out in the field" to see how people were gearing up for it....it rained 3/4 of an inch in 24 hours...light rain, that's it!...no big problems, no flooding, no big deal, it's just winter weather....everything is so overhyped anymore




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