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The FREEZING WINTER headlines are back, is there any truth in them?

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It's that time of the year again - the freezing winter headlines are back, this year with a vengeance.
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The very latest one issued this morning takes some beating... <Polar vortex to unleash Brutal cold and Snow Bomb >

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26 minutes ago, Radiating Dendrite said:

Snow bomb - at least they're using text book meteorological terms! ;)

It's not a firework then? One heck of a Roman Candle?

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32 minutes ago, Radiating Dendrite said:

Snow bomb - at least they're using text book meteorological terms! ;)

I thought a snowbomb was a dessert sold in Iceland.

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6 months of drizzle more like 😂

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48 minutes ago, Snowyowl9 said:

We had a snowbomb last December.

We didn't 😂

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Why you even giving them the time? Just attention seeking.

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1 hour ago, Dami said:

Why you even giving them the time? Just attention seeking.

That would maybe be relevant if these things weren't in the national  media and loads of people weren't already sharing and commenting on them. We've received plenty of questions about the stories already this year (as we do every year), so it's not like we're giving the stories any more attention than they already get. 

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Coldest winter for a decade it says very not that is believable,coldest since 2010 then.

After last winter and spring I expect amageddon.

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4 hours ago, Mokidugway said:

6 months of drizzle more like 😂

Accompanied by 6 months of drivel from the Daily Express!

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I realize these tabloid sources try this every winter, they have to hit sooner or later. But I think the chances of a "decent winter" as most people who read net-weather would imagine that to mean, have increased somewhat over random (which is 80% chance of failure basically). Still far from a locked in outcome but I'm thinking this winter will be colder and snowier than most of the past forty winters and could rival 2009-10, comparing with the next winter would involve just one exceptional portion (late Nov and Dec in that case) so I wouldn't try to compare that one. What happened at the end of last winter is an encouraging sign that this sort of outcome is quite possible. We were setting records that were first established in late Feb and March of 1785, and the winter of 1785-86 was a reasonably good one. 

However, any references to severe wintry conditions in the near future in the tabloids will likely verify better in central Europe than anywhere in Britain away from the higher parts of northeast Scotland perhaps. 

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I guess we can all expect a mild winter then. Most of the time the weather turns out to be the exact opposite of what the newspapers are suggesting.

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Really nice video from Liam Dutton here

 

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