OK, it’s just stopped snowing now. It’s at least 12in deep on the pavements etc. Even though it’s been snowing for the last 12 hours non-stop the depth hasn’t really increased. All that’s been happening is the trapped air has been squeezed out as the snow gets denser.
At this point I’d like to suggest that we’ve got more than enough now and no more is needed. In fact we had more than we needed by last Friday! Snow on the hills is great but I’d like it to be clear on the roads with the freezing level about 50m higher than the car park and the snow higher than that. This amount of snow makes getting out to any interesting hills far too much of a challenge! It makes getting to The Pentlands a challenge and I only live 5 miles from them!
It was only -2C when I left for work in the blizzard and gloom but now it’s stopped it looks quite nice out. I saw a small bit of blue sky even. But it’s bad enough here that only 4 out 22 people made it in to the office. Noticeable that all the people who made it in drive Japanese cars (Honda CRV, Subaru Legacy, Mazda 6 & Toyota Prius). The roads are deserted and even the Temples of Mammon (supermarket carparks) on Christmas Eve’s Eve were deserted.
Good luck to anyone who can make it out onto the hills today, especially those in the UK where the snow is unusually severe. Take care.