Snow Book – Hawes, North Yorkshire

My car at the top of my place November 2010

The cheesemobile at the top of my place November 2010

It was 4 degrees C when I drove to work this morning and 4 degrees when I drove back this evening.

On top of that, this afternoon we had a magnificent, depending on whether you were out walking or driving in it, hailstone storm, complete with thunder.

It is starting to feel very wintry.  Stu’s dog, Little Pip is going to be the new owner of a coat and Stu has already insulated her Pip Palace; I worry about my pigs as last year was horrendous – so cold and for so long, dreadful for farmers too.

During our ‘mad waxing day’ banter today, Mark suggested we start a book on when it is going to snow.

Here are our thoughts, please feel free to join in.  The definition is proper snow, not hailstones or frost, proper snow out at the front of our unit in Hawes, N Yorkshire.  Last year, the snow started here 18th November.  What do you think?

Stu…………………25th October

Mark……………….28th October

Pearl at the bank…1st November

Iona………………..8th November

Lydia………………6th December

Thomas, our cow milk supplier…..10th December

George, my neighbour………22nd December

Angela from Wobbly Bottom Farm in Herts…………not before Christmas!

Steve, Lydia’s mum’s partner………….some time in Jan 2012

Richard C of WDP……………..18th Jan 2012

Update 19th October 2011: it was 1 degree C setting off to work with a hard frost on the windscreen, dipping to 0.5 degrees over the tops, reaching 3.5 arriving at Hawes.  This is not looking good.  Update 20th October 2011: -2.5 degrees C setting off this morning for work, dipping to -3.5 and up to 0.5 on arriving in Hawes.

All predictions will be added to this post.

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