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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-20 10:36
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It's -10.5 out there this morning.

And the snow is both cold enough and deep enough that driving is getting interesting. There would appear to have been only the lightest of gritting, judging by the cleanness of the snow undertyre.

This is so not the weather I've grown up used to in this part of the world. In most of the years since we moved here, there's been either only a light shower of snow, or no snow at all of a winter. This year, we've had the second big shower already, and last year was unusually snowy too.
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User: mrs_warwick
Date: 2010-12-20 13:13 (UTC)
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Here in Leicester it's cold (car claimed it was -6 this morning) without the snow. We have maybe 1cm of snow left over from Saturday afternoon.

Childhood memories are of snow that was never very thick and quickly turned to slush, but then I grew up in Holyhead, completely surrounded by the sea; lots of salt around. It did get cold enough a couple of times that there was snow on the beach and I remember icicles on the rocks in the winter of 86/87. I also remembering going to stay with my Gran in Solihull, and the day we came home there was thick snow. We waited ages at Crewe for a train to North Wales and my dad had to collect us from Bangor because the train couldn't get through to Holyhead. This was in the 80s but which year I couldn't say.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-12-20 14:28 (UTC)
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My first wife went to university in Bangor, so she could do snow climbing. That's not that far from Holyhead ...

(Though looking at this webcam at the Ty Mawr interchange, Holyhead may actually have proper snow.)
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