An interesting anomaly: 2001-2010 was the “snowiest” decade on record.
Even so, a staffer at the UK’s Meteorological Office (MET) says this will be “warmest winter in living memory”.
It turns out the Met Office looks at 15 HIGHEST temps from November to March rather than the “meteorological winter” of December through February that will put an upward bias in their report.
Another news item reveals the head of the Met Office received a 25% pay rise despite woefully incorrect forecasting. Surely this is one of the primary functions of his team. But there was none of the (justifiable) outrage expressed as there is over bonuses paid to private-sector managers whose companies fail to perform!