Snow! Again!

We have had a rather snowy winter this year. We have often gone for 2 years with no snow but this year we’ve had a few bouts of heavy snow which have settled.

This morning I started work late. Too hazardous at first to take the van out, so I went to mum’s in the Jag (it is AWD after all) and walked her dogs.

I’d say we had about 2″ of snow in total although it’s now turned to rain.

3 inches of snow.

We had a bit of a fall today. It started at about 8 am and didn’t really stop until the early evening.

I got caught in very heavy traffic on the way home from work though, plus a few idiots who really didn’t understand the laws of physics got themselves stuck on slight gradients.

Anyone venturing out in snow should be prepared and I think a minimum of winter tyres should be expected.

Most drivers don’t even understand how to start their vehicle moving, so I presume I’m expecting too much.

Wrapping up the week with an amazing storm.

A stunning storm passed over us just now. We don’t often get really violent thunderstorms in the UK, but this one was very powerful and energetic.

The wind really got up at one point – such that I actually thought there was a small tornado nearby.

Excuse the state of the garden – we’re in the middle of a major redevelopment project (photos will follow in a month or so).

The end of the world again?

Yesterday was a very wet day. Storm Ali and Storm Bronagh sweeping in off the Atlantic.

First was Ali, on Wednesday; second Bronagh last night overnight (and indeed now whilst I type this). Both storms bringing with them wind and rain.

Yesterday however, the calm between the storms was nothing like. A band of rain pulled between the two of them sat across the country for most of the afternoon and evening and caused localised flooding and high rivers around Sheffield.

My usual 40 minute commute home from the site I was on took almost an hour and a quarter due to closed roads, queues, and some major floods.

Today should be a finer day, although there’s a loop out in the Atlantic which could twist up into another storm for Sunday to Monday.

Hannah is supposed to be going camping this weekend too. We’re not sure if that’s still happening.