With all apologies to Dean Martin, the people in Britain don’t seem to be exactly thrilled with mother nature at the moment. People normally used to “brisk” are finding themselves dealing with conditions more often found in the parking lot outside of a late season Buffalo Bills football game. But everybody deserves a shot at a winter wonderland once in a while, don’t you think?
Britain facing one of the coldest winters in 100 years, experts predict
Britain is bracing itself for one of the coldest winters for a century with temperatures hitting minus 16 degrees Celsius, forecasters have warned.
They predicted no let up in the freezing snap until at least mid-January, with snow, ice and severe frosts dominating.
And the likelihood is that the second half of the month will be even colder.
Weather patterns were more like those in the late 1970s, experts said, while Met Office figures released on Monday are expected to show that the country is experiencing the coldest winter for up to 25 years.
I can relate. Up here in the Northeast we’re still in the grips of an extended period of single digit temperatures and blasting winds sending the wind chill values well below zero every day. It briefly “warms up” enough to snow a half a foot or so, then plunges back down into the ice box. Then again, it’s really not that unusual for these parts. We had a couple of relatively mild winters in a row in 2006 and 2007, but over the long run we frequently get hit with this at various points between December and March. If nothing else, though, it should make things interesting for tonight’s game between the Jets and the Bengals!
But you can’t dwell on the negative! Let’s turn the show this Sunday back over to Dean Martin and one of the classics. Enjoy!