Wednesday, April 04, 2012

To The Meteorological Office : An Apology


Some of you may have noticed that yesterday on my ridiculous "Lite Blog" (Alan Burnett's Picture Post) I featured a photograph of snow in Sheffield back in the 1980s. I went on to mention that the Meteorological Office had forecast snow later in the day, but "it wont be real snow; it will be half-baked twenty-first century stuff, too thin to spread on a slice of toast". I would like to take this opportunity to unreservedly apologise for these remarks. Having now apologised and having learnt my lesson with the perspicacity of an "A Grade" student, could I ask the person who has dumped the six inches of cold white stuff outside our house to come and take it away again.

18 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I guess they showed you! :)
    I'm not laughing...no- not me. It is far safer to leave Mother Nature to her doing and not throw down the gauntlet!! 6 inches! Holy Moley!

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    1. I have indeed learnt my lesson.

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  2. Looks like the wrong kind of snow to me!

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    1. I have tried forcing it into my hosepipe in order to get around the ban but I can't seem to get it to work.

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  3. Hello Alan:
    We can scarcely believe, from these warm, sunny climes, what we are reading and, via the internet, seeing in Britain at the moment. It even merited a brief mention on the Hungarian news!

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    1. Yes, it would appear that others too had been doubting the Met Office and therefore had white stuff dumped outside their houses too.

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  4. A few years ago we had an April Fools day blizzard that dumped over 2 feet of spring snow. The weather service wasn't fooling either. lol That sure is a beautiful photo Alan.

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    1. Thank you, old friend under a new name.

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  5. Lovely photograph. Well that’ll larn ye!

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  6. Oh oh do not criticize the weatherman. It can back fire on you. A beautiful photo for sure. I am just hoping it doesn't snow on Easter Sunday. I are expecting a houseful of folks and the grands need room to rip and run outside.
    QMM.

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  7. Oh dear, sometimes it's better to leave things unsaid! My mother gave me this quote to say (for times like this or when you speak well of something) one must always end with "so far as yet" and then things will stay good.....and quite possibly your snow would have stayed away! ha ha! It did melt right away though...right?!!!!

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  8. Wonderful photo non the less..I hope it all melted before you had to shovel it! :)

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  9. I'll bet it didn't hang around for long before melting. Hope temperatures stayed high enough to prevent damage to the blossoms.

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  10. Mm, bit of a shock all this. We only had a sprinkling in Saltaire (so low down) but even that was unwelcome. It's the camellias and the magnolia blooms that I am sorry about. They'll be ruined. Though the pink under the snow does look pretty, like something in a fairy story.

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  11. We had it here too but it was gone by late morning, washed out by miserable squally rain. Meanwhile, the gale force winds have been doing their best to destroy my fence!!

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  12. Into every life a little snow must fall! Great photo of a bedraggled flower. We are getting our spring storm tonight...10-25 cm of snow!!

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  13. Well, that was a surprise, but it diesn't mean the weathermen weren't guessing. They all congregate in a pub and flip coins to make their predictions. Darts may be involved too. And certainly beer.

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  14. Lovely photo! I say just wait for it to melt!

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