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Re: Warm enough to snow

Posted by Gary Martin on January 11, 2010 at 12:10

In Reply to: Warm enough to snow posted by Julie on January 11, 2010 at 12:03:

: Has anyone heard of the phrase "it's warm enough to snow"? I'm wondering if it is an old Suffolk phrase, possibly picked up from the local farming fraternity. I've known it since childhood, ie 1950's, brought up in a Suffolk village, with father in agricultural business, so would have heard many old Suffolk phrases and probably brought them home.

: I would love to know if anyone knows anything about this phrase or, in fact, ever even heard it.

: Thanks very much.

'Too cold to snow' used to be said quite often in my youth in Midlands, UK. I don't hear that so much noiw, but I imagine it was used elsewhere. I've not come across 'warm enough to snow' before but perhaps that comes from the same thought. It never seemed to make much sense. I think it was based on the notion that the weather seemed especially cold and crisp on clear cloud free days, when snow wasn't likely.