Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
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Monday, 18 March 2013

Twenty Four Hours

Its been a strange winter with some excellent weather conditions and a lot of local variation and contrast. The last twenty four hours have illustrated this well.

Yesterday afternoon I was out on the River Tees at Barnard Castle canoeing with new friends and old. It was cool; dry; overcast but snow free. The river level was perfect for practising moving water skills.

Today was very much in contrast, the snow returned to produce the most wintry day I've been out on this year. Dave Magnall and I spent a few hours in a Northern Fells white out, a good day!

It was this time last year that Paul Rich & I saw weather like this in the Northern Fells:


  1. Hey Mal ,what a contrast last year to this ,forget global warming,more like global cooling at the moment!

  2. Hey Paul - incredible. Watched a feature on the present weather on one of the news channels last night. With the position of the jet stream looks like this could go on for some time!