Are you prepared for the worst winter on record?

@destry (2532)
Kirkwall, Scotland
November 3, 2015 6:36am CST
Every year the tabloid press here in the UK run features on how the forth coming winter is going to be "worst winter on record" and scare mongering with their tales of how stretched and unprepared the emergency services are going to be. It seems to be a recurring feature at this time of year, working everyone up into panic buying tinned soup and hot water bottles. As it stands, I am prepared for winter - I am prepared for what ever the wind, rain and snow can throw at me. Not because I have taken heed of the fearful warnings in the papers, no. but simply because I like to be prepared!
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@boiboing (12418)
• Northampton, England
3 Nov 15
I have a rear-wheel drive BMW. I'm NEVER ready for winter. My car is like Bambi on ice.
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@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
4 Nov 15
Which begs the question: Why do you have a BMW if you find it so difficult to handle in icy weather? I must see if Richada has reviewed one over on Ciao...
@boiboing (12418)
• Northampton, England
5 Nov 15
@pgntwo Because it snows significantly about once every 3 years
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@pgntwo (21646)
• Derry, Northern Ireland
5 Nov 15
@boiboing So, what do you reckon this year will be, a slippery 1 in 3 or one of the milder 2 of 3s?
@katsmeow1213 (29047)
• United States
3 Nov 15
I've been hearing conflicting reports. Some say it will be a bad winter, others say it will be a mild winter. I guess we'll just deal with whatever comes our way.
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@boiboing (12418)
• Northampton, England
5 Nov 15
The only thing I know about weather is that it doesn't care what we want it to be - it'll be what it'll be.
• United States
5 Nov 15
@boiboing Yes, very true, but we can hope for nice weather!
@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
3 Nov 15
@destry,Yes,I am.In fact,I am eagerly waiting for a chilly winter.It's my favourite season.
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@destry (2532)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
3 Nov 15
I'm also looking forward to it. How cold are winters in India?
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@else34 (13610)
• New Delhi, India
3 Nov 15
@destry It has been at least a decade since we experienced a chilling winter.I was thinking that winter has gone for ever,but thank God it is back.
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@epiffanie (10466)
• Australia
3 Nov 15
I notice that every winter they tell us that it's going to be the worst winter .And then now that it's summer coming, they are telling us that it will be the hottest summer and that we need to prepare.. But really, people are always prepared aren't they?
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@destry (2532)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
3 Nov 15
I think it is just the media trying to scare us into buying more newspapers. . . Newspaper makes good insulation!
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• Eugene, Oregon
4 Nov 15
Our winter is predicted to be another warmish, kind of dry one thanks to the El Nino. I am more concerned about the anytime possibility of a major earthquake off the Oregon coast and the problems that will follow.
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@umer121 (19)
• Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4 Nov 15
Thanks God I'm in Dubai where most of the people look forward for the winter season here after scorching summer (Lol)
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• United States
3 Nov 15
I always have extra supplies on hand for winter but am not alarmed by the forecasters and their doom and gloom forecasts
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@dodo19 (32868)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
3 Nov 15
I am trying to prepare myself as much as I can. For the moment, we still have some nice weather, so I'm enjoying it as much as I can, while I can. I just hope that it's not as bad as last January/February.
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@marlina (73885)
• Canada
3 Nov 15
I heard that we were going to have a mild winter. Only time will tell.
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@PhredWreck (6051)
3 Nov 15
Wow...they're gonna release it on vinyl? I'm gonna have to buy a copy.
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@megamatt (14331)
• United States
3 Nov 15
Every year seems to be the worst winter on record for the past...oh five or so years. I remember 2011 being the first worst winter on record in a long time. To the best of my recollection, pretty much every year. Best to be prepared for the worst, if it hits us. Make sure to keep the snow blowers gassed up, the snow shovels at ready, make sure the snow boots fit, and make sure the supplies are prepared. If it passes us, I'll throw a party, because I utterly despise snow and cold. If it does....well, at least I'm prepared.
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• United Kingdom
3 Nov 15
ready or not! winter is coming. it will be my first winter
@destry (2532)
• Kirkwall, Scotland
3 Nov 15
. . your first winter? I have never met anyone who has not lived through a winter and has such amazing keyboard skills!
@sharon6345 (125282)
• United States
4 Nov 15
I am not ready for the winter yet. I hope it takes it's sweet old time getting to me. I want to walk in the snow for sure. But,I can wait till like Jan for the snow to fall.