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    The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion 04/03/2018 Onwards

    What I've liked about the last couple of days is the fact its been gloriously sunny, with no clouds or haze at all. Proper late Spring/ Summer like weather. Can't say I remember any snow round here in May 97. Although I remember how glorious the weather was on polling day 97, funnily enough as I remember going with my Mum after school for her to vote. We went on a school trip to Tamworth castle that day for history class and I still remember it as a warm sunny day. I've no recollection of the weather turning a lot colder shortly after though, which it must have done if there are snow records in the region soon after.
  2. At 9.8c April 2018 shares the same CET as April's 1914, 1874, 1844 and 1775.
  3. A lot of people seem to have false memories of the weather being like that during their childhoods though, for some reason, with very distinct and contrasting seasons. I remember a few years back reading the book 'Cider with Rosie' by Laurie Lee, which was his childhood autobiography, growing up in the 1920s in the Cotswolds I believe. In there is a chapter describing the seasons during that period and he was trying to convey how back then the Winters were always very cold and snowy, whereas the Summers were always very dry, hot and sunny and how at the time of writing the book (in the late 50s) how the seasons just no longer stood up to how they were back then. I'm not sure about the Summers, but I was under the impression from the records that most Winters during the 1920s weren't particularly cold or snowy (although the Bonacina table ranks a few 1920s Winters down as snowy so I'm not so sure, although many are ranked little also) . One Christmas is described as snowy, when apparently according to the account a local man was unfortunately murdered in the snow. Judging by the Bonacina table this could have occurred during Christmas 1927, when apparently there was a blizzard in southern England on Christmas and Boxing Day. Although I do think he was trying to make out that Christmas was always snowy when he was growing up, which it wouldn't have been. It's a common habit for people though to trick themselves into believing that the weather conditions in one or two seasons in their distant past was the norm rather than the few and far between events they really were. I think when we grow up though (in the UK at least) we tend to notice how the seasons aren't so generally textbook most of the time and we therefore tend to start thinking that the seasons are more benign than back then, when in fact generally they're pretty similar (though there have been periods for a limited time when either cold Winters or hot Summers have been more prevalent than the norm for relatively brief periods), but many have simply forgotten or failed to notice.
  4. I too think July and especially August define how we perceive the Summer. Maybe it's because as kids it was when we would be off school for the holidays so back then that's when we felt it was truly Summer. It's certainly how I felt back then anyway.
  5. Yes it will certainly be remembered as a good March for snow along with 2013. Though that month had a much lower CET of 2.7c. But unlike then the snow came much earlier in the month this year and affected more of southern England than then as well from what I can gather. One things for sure though both those months have proved beyond doubt that even though March is technically the first month of meteorological Spring, you can still get very cold and snowy weather that late, even these days.
  6. What makes you think that based on 1962? That Summer was followed by the coldest Winter in over 200 years. 2007 was followed by a mild Winter, but on the other hand 2012, which was similar wasn't. Not that I think that we will have much clue about how next Winter might play out until late Autumn at least and at this point it's anybody's guess. The same applies to the coming Summer aswell, which could turn out any which way yet as far as I'm concerned. I would prefer a warm sunny one though as you can make more use out of it then, plus they look better than grey and rainy ones. But I don't tend to mind too much really how Summer turns out compared to Winter I have to say. Plus the fact all types of Summers have preceded all types of Winters, so I don't tend to believe that one type would necessarily lead to a certain type of Winter anyway.
  7. Walsall Wood Snow

    When will we get a warm sunny month in 2018?

    That's one thing I don't like about tv forecasts is the fact they tend to talk down colder temperatures as a really negative thing, whilst making out any sort of warm up is to be universally welcomed, and mentioning it in a relief type of way. Bearing in mind in Winter especially higher temperatures are usually associated with cloudy and wet conditions, which surely are more depressing than clear skies with frosty nights. I imagine though because they're aimed at the general public they're designed to cater to the general populations prejudices. I do wish they'd just report the weather without any bias at all though as not everybody welcomes milder and warmer temperatures at all times and it takes more than that, like wall to wall sunshine and light winds to feel nice anyway.
  8. I don't know, just kind of went that way .
  9. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who actually doesn't like the snow. Wish it was like that here.
  10. Walsall Wood Snow

    Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who doesn't actually like the snow. Wish it was like that here.
  11. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who doesn't actually like the snow. Wish it was like that here.
  12. Walsall Wood Snow

    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who actually doesn't like the snow. Wish it was like that here.
  13. Walsall Wood Snow

    Scotland/Alba Regional Weather Discussion 16/03/2018 Onwards

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who actually doesn't like the snow. Wish it was like that here.
  14. Walsall Wood Snow

    Northwest England regional thread 3 /3 onwards

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who doesn't actually like the snow. Wish it was like that here.
  15. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Guu-mDvysxY Here's a funny video from someone in the U.S. who doesn't actually like the snow. Wish it could be like that here.
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