post #16 of 30
12/21/09 at 1:59am
Hello from Preston, Northern England in the UK, It's been snowing or trying to snow for the last couple of days. Yesterday I had 4mm, today I have good 4" which is very rare for us indeed (it's still falling with more to come) - Nice all the same though.
If we get 10mm in the UK, the country comes to a complete stand still, motorways grind to a halt, railways cease to function and airports are closed - LOL !!
God know what we'd do if we saw 2ft of the stuff, it would be a national emergency and the shops would run out of food.
The last time I saw significant (2ft plus) was in the winter of 1976/77 (the year of the big drought in 76) - That's how rare really deep snow is in the UK, I was eight at the time; now I'm in my early forties....
Well overnight we had another 4" of snow and it's still falling on and off, however I've witnessed the most amazing sight - Thundersnow !! Lightening, thunder & snow all at the same time !
I'd never heard of it before and was so surprised I had to google, it to see if such a thing was possible!!