Climate change?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by col, 25 Oct 2007.

  1. col

    col Veteran

    The last time i can remember a white christmas,was 1976 i think?Cant remember one where i live since then,and winters are not as cold,summers not as warm.Does anyone find this?
  2. i've got the heating on.

  3. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    We had a white christmas last year.
  4. OP

    col Veteran

    Seriously?id love one this year,but i wouldnt bet on it.
  5. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I'm sure I took a few photos, I'll have a look and post one if I can.

    (edit - must still be on the camera as not held on the computer)
  6. OP

    col Veteran

    It was a good period wasnt it.i remember the summer of 76 very well,red hot for weeks,and pinstripe suits where in,do you remember them?
  7. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    White Christmases almost guaranteed every year here! :evil:
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    1995 was REALLY cold. I remember sweat freeezing in my hair when I went running and my camelbak freezing solid in about ten minutes!

    There wasn't a huge amount of snow tho' I went climbing in Glen Coe and because it was so dry, there was next to no frozen snow and the ice was very thin.
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Who the frig wants a white Xmas? The only people who like snow are skiers or saddos who spend all their time at home looking out the window.

    It's bollox weather.
  10. Tim Bennet

    Tim Bennet Well-Known Member

    S of Kendal
    Last truly white Christmas I had was in Florida. It killed all the palm trees and ruined the orange harvest.

    As there were no gritters or snowplows available, the roads were chaos, especially as all the locals had absolutely no idea how to drive in those conditions. Despite the roads being strewn with wrecks they continue to believe that 'flooring the gas' in their V8 automatics was the way to go. Some cold, still, evenings you could stand outside the house and hear cars crashing into each other and trees etc, all over the island. Only the bodyshop owners were smiling.

    I know the summer of 76 is suppose to be one of those anchor points in life, like knowing where you were when you heard about JFK / Lennon / Di / 911, but I missed it completely. I spent the whole summer climbing in the Alps where the weather and conditions were terrible. We arrives home all white and frost nipped, to be greeted with "boy, what a summer we've had! It's been red hot since the day you left" And in the days before mobile phones, internet, English papers published abroad, etc, it all came as a total shock. It was like arriving at a party just as the beer runs out.
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    Xmas 1995, 3' of snow, 6' drifts, lasted a couple of months.
  12. OP

    col Veteran

    Not here,just wet christmas day,dont get me wrong,im not keen on snow for long periods,but my son who is 13,has never seen a white christmas yet?
  13. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Kate Moss likes a bit of snow:ohmy:
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