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 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 11 Dec 2012 21:00

Is Our Weather Getting Worse on Channel 4..very interesting programme..with archives from 1947 and some really good footage of weather conditons from years ago.

GinN

GinN Report 11 Dec 2012 21:02

Yes, and they reckon this may be the coldest winter ever BRRRRRR!

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 11 Dec 2012 21:05

Yes have you got plenty of food in cos you may need it..

GinN

GinN Report 11 Dec 2012 22:09

Busy stockpiling as we speak - always buy too much at Christmas!
Our little corner of Norfolk never seems to get as much snow as other regions - I bet Leeds gets plenty, though. :-D

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 11 Dec 2012 22:25

My Eldest daughter has just moved back to Yorkshire from Norwich.she loved it but got homesick for the snow..lol

Yes we get loads of snow especially on the highest point in Leeds.

2010 I was snowed in for 4 weeks it was that deep.. :-( :-( :-D

Linda

Linda Report 11 Dec 2012 22:46

My Sister lives on Exmore and always gets snowed every year electic lines and phone lines coming down. Her village has no shop so villagers pull together and cook each other meals but children cant get to school cos in the heavy snow the trees come down, but I cant understand the tv never say anything about Exmore.

This year my sister had the floods luckly not where she lived but where she works and I heard there was more on the way.

The villiage is very pretty in the summer months steep hills around and thatched cottages but a differed story in the winter :-S :-S :-S

MrDaff

MrDaff Report 11 Dec 2012 22:50

I dunno .... remember when I was in school at this time of year, wading through knee high snow enroute, and thinking nothing of it as it happened almost every year (1960's and into 70's). These days, quarter of an inch of snow and the country grinds to a standstill !!
Had to go out every day for fresh food as well, no freezers and few fridges where I was - always remember milk being delivered (bottles) and not even the birds could peck through the frozen top, lol! Weather didn't matter; had to do it, so you did.
Bit different today, isn't it :-S

GinN

GinN Report 11 Dec 2012 22:55

Aye, we were all a lot tougher then. I lived on Tyneside as a kid, and remember wading nearly a mile through deep snow to get to school. In Norfolk, the schools seem to close at the first snowfall, probably cos' the Mummies don't like getting the car out in 2 inches of snow!

JustGinnie

JustGinnie Report 11 Dec 2012 23:38

We live in a city and don't get anywhere near as much snow as other areas but schools close at the 1st sign of a snowflake, these tend to be the primary schools whose pupils tend to be within walking distance from the school.

They don't close because the parents find getting the children there a problem but because the staff may not be able to get in. Most teachers seem not to live as near to schools as they used to. Whilst it may not be a problem on a busy main road like I live on, side and country roads may be a different matter.

Hoping not to get any snow at all here in my little section of England. :-D :-D

BrianW

BrianW Report 11 Dec 2012 23:44

Our local secondary school closed last Monday and Tuesday for an inch or so (well. less than two) of snow because they were short of staff.