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Hardly a Beast – Only a Dusting

Despite the dire warnings of blizzards and snow drifts by the alarmist right wing press we received only a delicate and rather attractive dusting.

A blast from the Past…

A few hours before the Great Storm of October 1987 BBC Weather Forecaster Michael Fish famously said during a forecast: “Earlier on today, apparently, a woman rang the BBC and said she heard there was a hurricane on the way. Well, if you’re watching, don’t worry, there isn’t!”.

The storm was the worst to hit South East England for three hundred years, causing records amount of damage and killing nineteen people.

Michael Fish has gone down in UK broadcasting history.

In reaction to the controversy, the term “the Michael Fish effect” has become famous, whereby British weathermen are now inclined to predict a worst-case scenario in order to avoid being caught out and blamed.

In the garden this morning…

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The last really bad Winter that I can (almost) remember was 1962/3 when I was eight and a half years old.

You can read about it Here…