Snow

First snowfall of the Winter started earlier this evening. We’re expecting about an inch to fall tonight (if the forecasts can be trusted) and this has been preceded by a few days of frosty weather. 

The last few years have seen a couple of rather harsh spells of very wintery weather (in 2009 and 2010) respectively. 2011 was better – if damper – but we still had snow in early December.

I tend to take pictures of the weather from our front window usually around the time of the first snowfall, normally while it is still falling.

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This was 2009, snows started on December 17th and we had a white Christmas, along with subzero temperatures reaching a low of approximately -12’C. The snows continued until the end of January. 

11.26; Friday 1

And 2010, this time the snow started November 26th after some very heavy fog and freezing temperatures earlier in the month. Lowest temperature was around -15’C and there was at least one day where it didn’t get above -7’C. We got another White Christmas, and again the snows and ice continued into January. 

DEC 4 2011 [3]

And finally 2011. This was December 4th. This was a much milder – and wetter – winter and this snow didn’t stick around. We still managed -7’C at one point though. 

I’ll try and get pictures in the morning – if it lasts that long.

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