Coldest winter in 30 years.

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Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am

How do they know this? They can't generally predict further than two days with any level of accuracy, so four months up front seems somewhat far-fetched. Is it simply that some news outlets can't think of anything else to print?
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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by Mart » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:43 am

ha ha same headlines every year
As someone who has to track weather systems for beer forecasting, this year the summer has been pretty average
No where near as good as last year
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Post by Dave Barter » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:58 am

They have heard about my December plan to ride the HT550
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Post by lune ranger » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:19 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am
How do they know this? They can't generally predict further than two days with any level of accuracy, so four months up front seems somewhat far-fetched. Is it simply that some news outlets can't think of anything else to print?
Bl00dy Evening Standard can’t help themselves with these stories.

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Post by jam bo » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:28 am

Met Office spokesman Bonnie Diamond said: "It is set to get colder as we head into winter, with snow possible in places - as it is every winter.
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Post by BigdummySteve » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:10 pm

Mandolin wind?
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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by 99percentchimp » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:46 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:58 am
They have heard about my December plan to ride the HT550
Are you going to have another go Dave? Love to see you get that done around the shortest days (like the original winter BGR) :-bd
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Post by Dave Barter » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:55 pm

Oh I’ll keep trying don’t you worry.
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Post by RIP » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm

field full of bikepackers all facing the same way.... dead giveaway that......
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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by psling » Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:56 pm

RIP wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:25 pm
field full of bikepackers all facing the same way.... dead giveaway that......
And if they're all laying down it's going to rain... :cool:

The boar around my way are getting very active now snouting up the ground, reckon that's a week or two earlier than usual. BUT (this one is for you Reg)... I bought a fleece a couple of weeks ago - that is, a fleece, not some fancy technical down or primaloft jobbie - so it'll probably be a mild winter :roll:
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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by htrider » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 pm

Bloody hell, I thought you'd seen a reliable long range forecast when I saw the thread title and for a moment my hopes were high.... :lol:

I predict that this winter we will get a range of precipitation, wind speeds, wind directions and temperatures. :-bd

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Post by techno mail » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:42 pm

htrider wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:33 pm

I predict that this winter we will get a range of precipitation, wind speeds, wind directions and temperatures. :-bd
That's the most accurate forecast we'll see for a while :lol:
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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:44 pm

I have a new fatbike.

Bring it on!!!

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Post by Ray Young » Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:57 pm

It sells papers full stop. They find some barmy meteorologist who has made this prediction so if they are pulled for publishing lies they can point the finger at the barmy meteorologist and say he said so. Idiots who are prone to reading these rags fall for it every year, :roll: .

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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by benp1 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:18 pm

fingers crossed I get to use my ice axe and crampons, plus the all season tyres on the car

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Post by Pirahna » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm

Ray Young wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:57 pm
They find some barmy meteorologist
I'm fairly sure a lot of it comes from Piers Corbyn (Jeremys brother). He runs a thing called Weather Action which apparently has some success in long range forecasting. I could be wrong but I think councils use him for predicting winter salt stocks, newspapers use him for ridiculous headlines, etc.

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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by crewlie » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:47 am

Warning, the site isn't easy on the eyes
It’s also a bit heavy on the climate change conspiracy theories amongst other stuff.

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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by whitestone » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 am

Well this morning's been one of those: "Want some different weather? Just wait!" sort of mornings. 8am and there was about 100m visibility through the horizontal rain, it's now just about wall to wall sunshine :-bd

The tabloids love their frenzied, froth inducing headlines but I wouldn't trust them to tell me what yesterday's weather was nevermind tomorrow's.
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Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Post by Ray Young » Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:14 am

whitestone wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:21 am
The tabloids love their frenzied, froth inducing headlines but I wouldn't trust them to tell me what yesterday's weather was nevermind tomorrow's.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :-bd

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