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The snow was still falling in London and across the UK today, and the Met Office is predicting six more days of deluges for parts of Britain, with temperates plummeting to generate treacherous driving conditions
Originally posted by JIMC5499
No disrespect intended, but, I find this hilarious. I'm from Western Pennsylvania in the US. I lived in Jacksonville, Florida for a few years and couldn't believe how 1/4 inch of snow shut things down. To you in the UK this is an event, to me right now this is Wednesday.
Originally posted by Divinorumus
Originally posted by R-evolve
Still its got me off work happy days.
What good is a day off work (without pay, probably having to waste a vacation day) when you can't go anywhere because of the snow? Sounds like a bummer to me. One of these days it may start to snow for 40 days and 40 nights and then ya'll will have the next 1000 years off from work, ha. That kind of snow has happened on Earth before, and suddenly and unexpectedly too. I'm starting to wonder if England will even have a summer this year. Anyone around here old enough to remember 1816 besides me?
The Year Without a Summer (also known as the Poverty Year and the Year There Was No Summer) was 1816, in which severe summer climate abnormalities destroyed crops in Northern Europe, the Northeastern United States and eastern Canada. Historian John D. Post has called this "the last great subsistence crisis in the Western world".
Most consider the climate anomaly to have been caused by a combination of a historic low in solar activity and a volcanic winter event; the latter caused by a succession of major volcanic eruptions capped off by the Mount Tambora eruption of 1815, the largest known eruption in over 1,600 years.