Exceptional Spring Snowstorm to Hit Britain

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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 01:24 PM
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On the south east coast this weekend we apparently have snow with winds of upto 60mph.

Its going to seriously mess with work




posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 02:25 PM
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Latest from Scotland - the SW has been badly hit (as forecast)

www.scotsman.com...

Edit: and so has NI:

www.bbc.co.uk...
edit on 22-3-2013 by AndyMayhew because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 02:33 AM
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Reliable reports this morning of about a foot of level snow in Sheffield - that's in the city itself. Hate to think what some higher areas round about have got. A lot of people won't be going far today! Had light snow in Evesham since around 2am but only about 1cm accumulation in my garden so far. So a normal working day looms for me!



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 02:51 AM
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M5 was down to two lanes this morning between Tewkesbury and Worcester while I was on my way to work at 0430. Seems they don't bother gritting the outside lane. In places the snow was lying half way over the middle lane too. Just gotta hope I get an easy journey home.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 06:22 AM
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Thank you for that Mr Mayhew....Cheltenham seems clear'ish too so my daughters tell me!

Rainbows
Jane



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 06:31 AM
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Good to see you break out of your comfort zone and start a thread...........you should try it more often. So given that this is a conspiracy website, do you associate any outlandish causalities with this freakish weather? Or is it just a randomn anomaly?



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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Originally posted by SprocketUK
M5 was down to two lanes this morning between Tewkesbury and Worcester while I was on my way to work at 0430. Seems they don't bother gritting the outside lane. In places the snow was lying half way over the middle lane too. Just gotta hope I get an easy journey home.


So do you think all this unusal and prolonged wet and winter cold in the UK is due to the diminshment of the Gulf Stream that many on alternative news sites have spoken of, yet not a word is heard about in the lamestream media?



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 09:56 AM
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No mate. I just think it's weather. It'd be more weird if it was the same every year. Last year was quite hot around this time. Next year may be also.



posted on Mar, 24 2013 @ 04:52 AM
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Aye, easy to forget the early springs we had the last 2 years - indeed, 2011 was the 2nd warmest year on record in the UK and was entirely snowless in Evesham, with the first autumn frosts - after an exceptional October heatwave - not arriving until mid December.

Meanwhile, completly snowfree in Evesham today (although we are getting occasional light 'snizzle') - in stark contrast to much of the rest of Britain

www.bbc.co.uk...



posted on Mar, 25 2013 @ 08:58 AM
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Just read this in the sun online:

www.thesun.co.uk...

THE cold snap gripping Britain could go on for another THREE weeks, weathermen grimly warned yesterday.

The chilliest March for 50 years will see temperatures dive to -5°C this week.

And the Met Office confirmed: “There’s no heatwave in sight.”



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 03:52 PM
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Never belief what the press say
But yes, is does look like below average temps will persist for a while yet, with some mainly light snowfall in places. Spring remains on hold.



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 03:58 PM
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more snow please

more more more

then some more and some more on top of that.

I love my long winters



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Nobody here old enough to remember this?
"December 1962The beginning of the month was very foggy, with London suffering its last great smog before clean air legislation and the reduction in the use of coal fires had their full effect. A short wintry outbreak brought snow to the country on 12th-13th. A very cold easterly set in on 22 December as an anticyclone formed over Scandinavia, drawing cold continental winds from Russia. Over the Christmas period, the Scandinavian High collapsed, but a new one formed near Iceland, bringing Northerly winds. Significant snowfall occurred as the air mass moved south and parts of the South of England in particular had heavy snow late on 26 December (Boxing Day) continuing into 27 December.[2] The cold air became firmly established.

[edit] 29–30 December 1962On 29–30 December 1962 a blizzard swept across the South West of England and Wales. Snow drifted to over 20 feet (6.1 m) deep in places, driven on by gale force Easterly winds, blocking roads and railways. The snow stranded villagers and brought down powerlines.[2] The near-freezing temperatures meant that the snow cover lasted for over two months in some areas. Snow lay to 6 inches (15 cm) depth in Manchester city centre, 9 inches (23 cm) in Wythenshawe, and about 18 inches (45 cm) at Keele University in Staffordshire. By the end of the month, there were snow drifts 8 feet deep in Kent and 15 feet deep in the west.

[edit] January 1963January 1963 was the coldest month of the 20th century, and the coldest since January 1814, with an average temperature of −2.1°C.[3] Much of England and Wales was snow-covered throughout the month.[2] The country started to freeze solid, with temperatures as low as −19.4 °C at Achany in Sutherland on the 11th. Freezing fog was a hazard for most of the country.[4]

In January 1963 the sea froze for 1 mile (1.6 km) out from shore at Herne Bay, Kent.[5][6] The sea also froze inshore in many places, removing many British inland water birds' usual last resort of finding food in estuaries and shallow sea. The sea froze 4 miles out to sea from Dunkirk, and BBC television news expressed a fear that the Strait of Dover would freeze across.[2] The upper reaches of the River Thames also froze over,[4][7] though it did not freeze in Central London, partly due to the hot effluent from two thermal power stations, Battersea and Bankside: the removal of the old multi-arched London Bridge, which obstructed the river's free flow, and the river embankments, make the river less likely to freeze in London than in earlier times (see River Thames frost fairs). On 20 January, 283 workers had to be rescued by RAF helicopters from Fylingdales, where they had been snowbound for several days.[2][8] The ice was thick enough in some places that people were skating on it,[2] and on 22 January a car was driven across the frozen Thames at Oxford.[2][8] Icicles hung from many roof gutterings; some of these were as long as a metre (3 feet, 3 inches).

[edit] February 1963In February 1963 more snow came. It was also stormy with winds reaching Force 8 on the Beaufort scale (gale force winds).

A 36-hour blizzard caused heavy drifting snow in most parts of the country. Drifts reached 20 feet (6.1 m) in some areas and there were gale force winds reaching up to 81 mph (130 km/h). On the Isle of Man, wind speeds were recorded at 119 mph (191 km/h).

[edit] March 1963The thaw set in during early March; 6 March was the first morning of the year without any frost anywhere in Britain. The temperatures soon soared to 17 °C (62.6 °F) and the remaining snow rapidly disappeared.

en.wikipedia.org...


Rainbows
Jane



posted on Mar, 26 2013 @ 05:29 PM
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Noooooooo!

No more blackout football (soccer) weekends from your friends across the pond.

What are we Americans supposed to do? We're already paying premium for Murdoch's faux pas Sky ala fox soccer!

Resort to freaky March Madness? Lol





edit on 26-3-2013 by watchesfromwall because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 05:42 AM
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Snowing again in in glos. Not much, but I'm fed up of it now.



posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 07:51 AM
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Finally snowing in Workington (Cumbria), not much, but it's a start. Sub zero temperature until at least Sunday, and that's only because the MET office haven't made any guesses forecasts beyond that.






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