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About Essan

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  1. It may be slightly colder than average today, but we have more chance of it hitting 40c before sunset than we do have getting a snowflake down here this winter ? Still, we've had as much as Zurich this winter, so in good company.
  2. Individual climate models may not provide the complete picture
  3. Aye, there's no easy solution. I sometimes worry that so much of my clothing is made from artificial fiber (mostly polyester and fleece). But what are the options? Cotton is also bad for the environment. And presumably, if eating lamb is bad, so too is farming sheep for wool? Maybe we should just adopt nudity as the norm? ?
  4. I've not posted much in recent months, and one of the reasons is that I'd been concentrating on training and preparation for walking the Cape Wrath Trail with Martyn Wells. We completed - some of - it earlier this month amid some horrendously wet weather. The story has now made national media and those in the west Midlands can see Martyn tonight on BBC1 Midlands Today between 6.30 and 7.00 https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-stage-four-cancer-completes-20084439 First time I've been quoted in the national media ? (In the group pic, taken on the boat back from Cape Wrath, I'm on the right) (And thank you to those, including Paul, who have made generous donations) https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/capewrathtrail2019
  5. Arizona had snow end of May ? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/27/us/arizona-snow-at-grand-canyon-wxc-trnd/index.html
  6. Well Matt, down here we need another 100mm by the end of June to get up to our normal average.for half a year (~300mm) And after a dry 2018, we could probably do with a bit more on top. So stop hogging it all and send some south ?
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    Need? At lot less than most of us have. But the problem isn't that some people are obscenely rich, it's that this is even an issue. Why should anyone care what someone else has? Other than that in some cases they may need psychiatric help for their money addiction
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    Well actually, it would appear that the Stone Age is when we were all united ...... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-47554926
  9. The biggest problem is that few people actually read the warnings. Instead, they pick up on what the media tell them (by definition, guarannteed to be inaccurate if not and out and out lie) or just assume - for example - that because they live in Birminghams and there's a warning for the Midlands, then there is a warning for their back garden (in fact, the warning applies only to the Peak District) ...... And even fewer understand them. They could try just issuing warnings to authorities, rescue services etc and others who actually know what they mean. But then, as we see with the health warnings issued on behalf of the NHS when there's hot/cold weather, they still get picked up by the media/public and are entirely misunderstood ..... Until the Met Office are able to issue the back garden specific forecasts that the majority of people seem to think they are already issuing, they really are on a hiding to nothing.
  10. I know in winter 81/82 I had to walk across the fields to get to the nearest village from whence we caught the bus to school each day, because the mile long lane to where we lived on the Essex coast was blacked by snowdrifts. These days the school would have been closed for 2 months so we wouldn't have had to! Only time snowdrifts have blocked me in. Mind, apart from last March (which, as I was in bed with 'flu, I have only vague recollection of actually happening) I haven't even seen a proper snowdrift since I left Suffolk in the early 1990s and moved to Glos and then Worcs.
  11. Stop boasting! Two and one here (leading to a 0.5cm cover). And this has been a good winter! ? Edit: obviously I am not in Brum, and Brum does normally get a lot more snow than down here.
  12. About 0.5cm in Evesham - just a wee covering to make it all look nice without causing any disruption. Exactly per local forecast ?
  13. I had a guy on the local Facebook weather group been insisting for the past 2 days that its only going to be rain here because that's what his weather station was predicting! That said, so far we have nothing at all in Evesham
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