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Poll: Winter 2021/22 - Will we see lots of snow?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Neil79, 1 Sep 2021.

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What will we see this winter?

  1. Snow blizzards and minus 50 degrees

    54 vote(s)
    17.3%
  2. Drizzle and wind

    197 vote(s)
    62.9%
  3. Hurricane Pancakes

    56 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. Highest xxxx since records began

    64 vote(s)
    20.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. uber soldat

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

    Posts: 3,247

    Location: Delete *.*

    If we get a single flake of snow the media will instantly describe it as "The Beast from the East"
     
  2. Jean-F

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2017

    Posts: 3,086

    Location: London

    Also the tabloids will scream, MORE ON WAY!!!!, and zero will materialise.
     
  3. Feek

    Commissario

    Joined: 16 Oct 2002

    Posts: 233,689

    Location: In the radio shack

    I'm still in shorts.
     
  4. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,275

    Who comes up with these tags? They are glorious.
     
  5. Jay85

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 May 2010

    Posts: 7,560

    Weather is freaking me out, yesterday was warm nice and felt like i could go out in shorts and t-shirt. Today im out in full puffer jacket, double layered with thermals! WTF!
     
  6. GR63

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 May 2021

    Posts: 1,017

    Location: Herts

    what rain? Only seems to rain at night for me when I WANT to sleep
     
  7. 200sols

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 14 Jan 2018

    Posts: 9,059

    Location: Hampshire

    Are you sleeping outside?
     
  8. cheesefest

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Jul 2021

    Posts: 1,064

    Location: Land of Gin (I wish)

    It’s the same for me too. Doesn’t matter which direction the rain is falling it always hits my window. It was the same at my parents’ old home. Even though the direction of the windows of both bedrooms were different (SW and East)
     
  9. pastymuncher

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 12 Jul 2005

    Posts: 19,402

    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    I don't know if this will be a bad winter but I am begining to suspect it may be. Yesterday was 13.5 degrees C here and it was quite pleasant outside that started changing around mid afternoon when the temperature started dropping like a stone. By 21.00 last night it was 3.5 degrees and has more or less stayed there. Right now it's 3.4 degrees and snow is falling on the hills around us. It's really bitter outside and the snow is very early this year. Normally we get our first snow around 12th November. Looking at my weather station records, the last time there was snow this early was 2009 and that was a very bad winter (winter 2009/2010), the worst I have ever experienced in the UK. In february 2010 we had temperatures down to -28 degrees C at night and -18 degrees C during the day, 4 feet of snow with a very thick and hard layer of ice under it. We had so much snow that we were running out of places to put it when clearing the paths and road because of heavy fresh snowfall. The only other time I have experienced anything like that was the two winters I spent in the Falklands on top of a mountain.

    As for rain, I actually like the sound of rain and find it relaxing. I quite often sit with the window open when it's raining hard to watch and listen to the rain. Yeah, I know, weirdo but it relaxes me. If we get flooded up here (442 feet ASL) then we have bigger things to worry about.
     
  10. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 40,904

    Location: Welling, London

    I find the sound of rain very relaxing too. Helps me drift off at night.
     
  11. VaderDSL

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 15,766

    Location: Manchester

    This is the first time I’ve ran all season tyres, so therefore it’ll be a mild snow free winter :)
     
  12. Jay85

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 22 May 2010

    Posts: 7,560

    Same, love it when it rains.. actually helps me sleep better.
     
  13. TonyTurbo78

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Sep 2013

    Posts: 10,335

    Location: West End, Southampton

    Rain and wind is the perfect "put me to sleep" tonic going. I love it in when I'm in bed trying to sleep. cosy cosy
     
  14. Rroff

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 13 Oct 2006

    Posts: 78,358

    Dilemma for me - I've currently got my truck on touring tyres - if I go to the expense and effort of changing for all season guarantee it'll be the mildest winter on record, if I don't it will probably be the wintriest we've had in decades...
     
  15. V F

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Aug 2003

    Posts: 19,089

    Location: UK

    The country falls apart over 1cm of snow.
     
  16. dLockers

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 21 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,275

    Because it only occasionally snows here. Why/how could we prepare any better for such a rare occurrence? :confused:
     
  17. Luckystrike123

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Aug 2011

    Posts: 642

    I'm hoping for some piled high, as I do each winter.

    I don't hold much hope though of the BBC/met office being able to forecast it accurately though!
     
  18. Huskycharllie

    Associate

    Joined: 6 Dec 2017

    Posts: 20

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    You cant beat a good thunder storm rumbling in the distance to get off to sleep, for which I have not seen/heard any this year (very dissapponting) To be fair I would take a thunderstorm over the top of the house rather than my partners snoring! I am also one of the ones praying for snow that is thick and consistent this year. may finally get to use the pick up properly!
     
  19. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

    Posts: 17,766

    First Winter in a long, long time where I'm sans car, so I'm hoping for 6' of snow at least.
     
  20. Jean-F

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Apr 2017

    Posts: 3,086

    Location: London

    Can’t tell if serious, we can suffer thick snow, just so you can drive a pick up in it?
    I don’t know if you’re selfish, or just insane.

    What are you, a polar bear?
    Take a flight to Anchorage, then a train to Fairbanks, enough there to keep a snow lover happy.