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Down here on the sunny Kent coast we had a few flurries this afternoon, but later tonight i'm off to Germany so i expect i will see a lot more white stuff, before returning for the beer festival Friday.
Was up skiing in Glencoe today about back of 3 the viability dropped down to about 20 mtrs as the snow came in got worse until the chair lift to the bottem then jack sh1t! roads were all clear on the way home so much so I done the 98 miles home in under 2 hours(all A roads apart from 4 miles of the M
I take it back, its been sheeting down. I'll look for the 'Country grind to a halt in freak cold snap' headlines the day after tomorrow. Just shows how inept we are at dealing with even the most minor atmospheric variables.
You chaps have never experienced "Glass Ice" have you? Ask a meteo how this actually does happen, but it goes something like this:
Gobbets of water form in already near-freezing cold clouds, they drop to the already freezing-cold earth, and on impact, instantly spread and become ice, loads of them doing that at the same time gradually creating a slick icy surface over everything.
Meanwhile in sunny east midlands. Hundreds of us stoopid as took travelers (no not the scumbag type) are stranded at the mercy of a certain Irish airlines incompetance to organize transport back to civilisation. Honestly a bit of snow and everything falls apart FFS.