London Gets Snow Again, After Predictions That This Was A Thing Of The Past

I blame YOU for failing to give up your modern lifestyle, causing the Earth to warm up from GHG and getting….cold?

Londoners woke up to a thin dusting of snow amid reports that the “big freeze” could reach every part of Britain.

Forecasters predicted that up to three inches (8cm) could fall on higher ground in London and the South East during the day as the heavy snow spreads south.

Blizzards that have blighted Scotland and the North East in recent days brought up to two inches to the Midlands overnight and could reach the capital, as well as parts of Wales and the South East.

Interestingly, just a decade ago they said snow in Britain would be a thing of the past

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives.

Britain’s winter ends tomorrow with further indications of a striking environmental change: snow is starting to disappear from our lives. (snip)

The first two months of 2000 were virtually free of significant snowfall in much of lowland Britain, and December brought only moderate snowfall in the South-east. It is the continuation of a trend that has been increasingly visible in the past 15 years: in the south of England, for instance, from 1970 to 1995 snow and sleet fell for an average of 3.7 days, while from 1988 to 1995 the average was 0.7 days. London’s last substantial snowfall was in February 1991.

And, yes, they did blame it all on anthropogenic global warming. Now, two to three inches of snow in London is quite remarkable. Unusual…..oh, wait……had to go back and read the first article. Kinda sounds like last year, when the UK was nailed by snow and cold weather, the snowiest since 1981/1982.

And, why yes, now that you ask, some weather forecasts are calling for snow flurries next week in Raleigh, NC, which is highly unusual. Must be caused by me driving my Jeep Liberty. Sigh.

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6 Responses to “London Gets Snow Again, After Predictions That This Was A Thing Of The Past”

  1. mojo says:

    Snowfall predicted – in inches?

    Surely that’s against the law, just like selling Rutabagas by the pound!

  2. Aurelius says:

    Who knew that Global Warming would be so cold?

  3. […] certain CO2 is making the earth warmer. Or colder. Or both. Or it could be HFC, or possibly […]

  4. John Ryan says:

    Raleigh averages 7-8 inches a year in snow. I would not be too surprised if some of that arrived next week. Of course some might say that this is an example of the CLIMATE CHANGE, but I just think it is local weather.
    As far as London’s weather, London is located NORTH of Quebec: the only thing keeping it warm is the Gulf Stream if that slows (say from cold melted ice water from the labrador Current mixing) then London will have more snow. Do you think that might be what is happening ??

  5. Trish says:

    I agree with John Ryan!!!! OH NO! I believe in “local weather” too!

  6. Weather rocks, Trish! We are now, again, supposed to get some light snow Saturday night, which is well early for this neck of the woods. And maybe some next week and the week after. Though, I’ve also watched the forecast change three times today. And, yeah, I am a bit obsessed with the weather, goes back to growing up at the beach in NJ and wanting to know what it would do for surfing and stuff. I have 12 weather apps, plus a local news app I check, on my iPhone. Just a bit obsessive, eh?

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