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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Hull prepares for horror winter


The Hull Daily Mail tells us:-

BOSSES at East Yorkshire’s two authorities say they are ready to tackle whatever the predicted "horror winter" throws at them. As Britain braces itself for what is expected to be the coldest and longest winter in modern history, Hull City Council and East Riding Council have been preparing for it since the summer.

East Riding has also bought 26 mobile snow blowers to treat their busiest pathways while Hull City have added three snow blowers to their seven-vehicle gritter fleet and 5,000 tonnes of salt. Unlike Exacta Weather, the Met Office can only give forecasts of up to ten days.


Do they believe long range forecasts I wonder? With enough confidence to spend other people's money? Haven't they heard of global warming?

6 comments:

Michael said...

That machine even looks like Prescott...

Sackerson said...

I thought you were going to say how they're stocking up with meat pies and bottled ale.

Demetrius said...

Given it's particular East Coast location it is prone to snow. I recall more than one winter in Yorkshire when the East Riding more or less disappeared.

A K Haart said...

Michael - big and pushy?

Sackers - it's not a bad idea. Buy a monster freezer and semi-hibernate.

Demetrius - it can also feel pretty chilly in summer.

James Higham said...

Not for another couple of weeks please.

A K Haart said...

James - for me it's almost an indication that we'll have a mild winter. Almost.