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Cold snap

  1. Oct 13, 2005 #1

    wolram

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    The british press are forcasting a record cold winter, and a major betting
    company have slashed the odds for this. what are they basing their predictions
    on ?
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2005 #2

    Tide

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    I have no idea but I just read a prediction that winter in the U.S. will be mild. (http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/05/10/13/100wir_weather001.cfm [Broken])

    Of course, we can always turn to the Old Farmer's Almanac! :)
     
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  4. Oct 13, 2005 #3

    matthyaouw

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    I don't know, but the same was forecast last year, and that didn't really pan out.

    Edit- Are you sure you're looking at up to date articles? I did a quick google search, and the only articles I saw were from this time last year. The articles say the forecasts were made by metcheck.com, and the met office didn't hold a lot faith in their predictions, saying that such long range forecasts are exremely inaccurate (as proved by the mild and largely snowless winter that followed).
     
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  5. Oct 13, 2005 #4

    wolram

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    Yes i have the right date, it is mostly about energy shotage, and power cuts,
    and how ladbrooks have slashed the odds for a record breaking winter.
    an article in the daily express.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2005 #5

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  7. Oct 13, 2005 #6

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    "Last Updated: Wednesday, 13 October, 2004, 16:33 GMT 17:33 UK "

    I'll keep a lookout for any recent articles. I looked on metcheck's website, and couldn't see any really long range forcasts, never mind info on how they do them.
     
  8. Oct 13, 2005 #7

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    OOps, the news paper article is 2005 though.
     
  9. Oct 19, 2005 #8

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    I just caught the story on the news. It said they use the http://www.oceansatlas.org/servlet/CDSServlet?status=ND0xMjczNSZjdG5faW5mb192aWV3X3NpemU9Y3RuX2luZm9fdmlld19mdWxsJjY9ZW4mMzM9KiYzNz1rb3M~ [Broken] for their long term forcasting, and with its behaviour this year, we could be in for a cold one.
     
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