Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snow Watch 2008 leg 2

On Sunday morning there was a heated argument in the Northern Oxfordshire Snow Watch HQ about whether there had been any snowfall . Which contrasted well with the freezing temperatures outside.

There were definitely no snow clouds around outside, but there was a heavy frost or was it? The only evidence against it being a heavy frost was a small accumulation of ice on top of a bush. Frost does not usually occur in icy clumps on top of a bush so the natural conclusion is that at some point on Saturday / Sunday night in the wee small hours we had a small flurry of snow possibly leading to a light ground covering. As the snow turned to rain it washed all the evidence away.

So an early leg 2 turned out to be a bit of a damp squib at least in the south east of england.

However the bookies are giving 6/1 odds on a white christmas in london, not in actuality based on a weather forecast but more on the betting public who are putting far too much money on a white christmas so the bookies lower the odds to avoid paying out billions.

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