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  1. Well for the last two winters I haven't needed to! Although I'm sure anyone out there who likes seeing snowy scenes would be more than happy to drive up to higher ground to see it if it was rain down at sea level.
  2. Depends what part of the south west we're talking about really, the far south west like Devon & Cornwall & I agree with your comments but living further north east in the SW I have many memories of decent snowfall in the 47 years I've lived here, contrast that with relatives I have living down in St. Ives and it's a totally different story where snowfall is rare & it doesn't hang around long when it has fallen. I'm also very close to the mendips so if any snowfall is a high ground only affair it's only a short drive to get up there to see some very wintry scenes.
  3. What I found quite amusing is someone on the forum last winter talking about how those in the south west should approach each winter with a 'it ain't gonna snow' attitude but then look what happened, it was only the south west & the south that got hit by heavy & disruptive snowfall lol. It can snow here in the west country just as much as any other part of the uk & indeed as that snowfall last winter showed, being in the south west or south of the county can be the place to be at times as often these lp systems end up being pushed much further south than originally forecast when they're coming up against a block to the north east, can't remember what year it was (& I don't want to remember either :p) where heavy snow forecast for the south ended up dumping loads of the stuff on the channel islands instead! The winters of 2008 to 2012 all had at least one snowfall event here, who knows what this winter season will bring, I just hope it ain't mild, wet & windy all the way through, dry cold & frosty is just as good as cold & snow on my book.
  4. A repeat of 47 or 63 would be an utter disaster for wildlife, unlike people they can't go indoors & switch on the heating! A short, sharp cold spell, yeah I'll take that as I & hopefully other animal lovers will be supporting their local wildlife but & long severe winter like those two, no thanks, I remember reading a report of how much of the uk bird population was wiped out in the '63 winter & god that made grim reading.
  5. Just had thunder & lightning here, got very heavy rain just starting to hit with red echoes on the radar.
  6. Hope everyone is enjoying the partial eclipse of the moon, looks awesome, for once the weather is playing ball.
  7. Not seen a thunderstorm like that here in Weston for years, there was a quick mention on points west about a primary school that was struck by lightning, didn't mention which one though.
  8. What a thunder storm that was, flooding everywhere, had one lightning strike right above the house with less than a second between that and the thunder which shook everything in the house!!
  9. Absolutely detest stormy weather looks this, hopefully this will be the last god damn storm we see for a long time.
  10. When is this crud weather pattern we're stuck in going to end, really can't stand this constant wind and rain, bring back that gorgeous early spring warm weather we had before this current unsettled spell set in.
  11. God I can tell I'm getting old when some of the biggest stars from 80s TV shows & movies that I loved as a kid are passing away. Rip String fellow Hawke, I bet you & Dominic (aka Ernest Borgnine) are having a blast up there.
  12. Sad news, way too young. I see there is going to be a reboot of beverly hills 90210 with quite a few original cast members returning, apparently luke was going to be in as many episodes as he could do.
  13. Is this a wind up? We've had one snow event here, I've lost count of how many winters (the majority!) where down here we end up missing out on multiple snow events during the winter that end up being an M4 North event! So if it indeed ended up happening again I'd call it payback for all those winters lol.
  14. Loving this current unseasonal warm weather, going to be utterly depressing to see it replaced by unsettled weather off the Atlantic from Thursday onwards.
  15. Another gorgeous day out there, absolutely loving this weather at the moment.
  16. Loving this weather, very spring like out there today with clear blue skies and feels nice in the sun. The weather charts at the moment don't bother me as a coldie, would be an awful outlook in December or January but at this time of year the weather can become very spring like even though it's only mid feb so that high can stay just to the south east all it wants, I'll willingly take that just as much as I would a cold & snowy outlook at this time of year, either will do me just fine.
  17. It takes zero skill to predict mild in this county for winter lol but if you want to float your own trumpet then be my guest.
  18. That's mad, traffic chaos still. Apart from a few spots in the garden where the sun doesn't reach at this time of year the snow is all but vanished.
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