|No kidding here - almost 7 inches|
After a relatively mild winter so far, with no snow and a handful of frosts, a mass of very cold air moved in to Eastern Britain thanks to a large High Pressure system sitting over Scandinavia and dominating north west Europe.
During Saturday the 4th of February, an Atlantic weather system with rain bearing fronts pushed in west to east. As it came up to meet the cold maritime air mass, it's rain readily turned to snow and began falling in Essex around 8pm. The wind increased and was gusting to 25 mph, bringing intermittent blizzard conditions. The snow increased in intensity and I believe it continued until around 3 or 4am.
|Look at the depth of snow on those plant pots !|
I don't blog often, and cba to do LRFs, but this year's snow event was certainly in need of a mention.
Sunday's temperature remained above freezing all day and night bringing with it the inevitable thaw.
Roads and pavements turned slushy overnight and it looked a complete mess during Monday rush hour.
I look forward to the next event with renewed vigour.