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#11 Dec 30, 2017 10:39 am

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North America knows how to deal with winter properly, while England persists in thinking it is a semi-tropical country - one inch of snow will bring London to a standstill!

And speaking as one of those first immigrants, I don't know how we survived either!

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#12 Dec 30, 2017 5:54 pm

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#13 Dec 30, 2017 6:19 pm

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North America knows how to deal with winter properly, while England persists in thinking it is a semi-tropical country - one inch of snow will bring London to a standstill!

And speaking as one of those first immigrants, I don't know how we survived either!

I think you are being more historical in your opinion.

We have had the wrong kind of snow it is true, but it was a real issue with snow being so dry and fine as compared to our normal larger wetter snow it ingressed into the running gear of the trains and caused shorts and damages to the motors.

But like all disasters people learn lessons.

"Weather" can out do us every time if it wants, but with the aid of currently vastly more sophisticated weather research they are much better at it, and hence the country is generally better prepared.

As far as comparing the UK to America... America has had shit weather year in year out, lake effect snow etc etc.

Britain can be and has been mild 25 years at a time, and then the Winds in the upper atmosphere make a sudden dip, and Britain is in an Arctic storm. America is both far more predictable, and a much much bigger land mass, making preparations also much more predictable.

The last time Britain was under weather like North America gets was 1949 when whole communities were cut off for weeks, and in my memory 1962 / 3, when it snowed for around a week or so, but stayed below freezing for about 3 months with the piles of snow turning blacker and blacker as the pollution settled on it, and that was in London, never mind the country.

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#14 Dec 30, 2017 8:39 pm

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I love the changing seasons, each one is unique and never lasts for long. Yes the cold of winter can seem long, but then the thaw of spring.
January and February, way to cold and nippy.
July and August, way to hot and humid.
June, September and October, just perfect.

Wish all a safe and happy 2018!



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#15 Dec 30, 2017 9:01 pm

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All the best of Next year. I shall continue to struggle along with a minimalistic 2 seasons... smile

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