10/29/08

Earliest snow since 1974 in SE England!

I received a call from my mum in Buckinghamshire (40 miles nw of London) last night, which was something of a surprise. She informed me it was snowing hard and had been for a couple of hours. And this is just 2 days after British Summertime officially ended!

For a change it's not me having the wacky weather. Bless her heart she finally got this picture of her road through to me at 2am her time, now you know where I get it from!

20 comments:

pamokc said...

Holy crap! And there was me saying how I'd like to go to England in October sometime. Say hi to mum from us!

willow said...

This is incredible! What an early winter!! Does it usually snow much where she lives? Hope mum stays warm!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Pam - will do

Willow - no it doesn't snow that often there and not this early!

Rob (Inukshuk Adventure) said...

Wow, now that is early. Actually it's not a case of early, it's just bizarre!

Kay said...

Isn't it weird? I just saw on TV here about the early snow in the east. My daughter says it's freezing in Chicago, too. Here? Just vog. Your mom is a mom after my own heart.

Vintage Tea said...

It's so cold here and I can confirm last night I was driving home in SNOW!!!

Victoria x

burntmaze.com said...

I spoke to my mum earlier. Can't believe it snowed! In London! So early in the year. Hell, that it snowed in London at all is pretty incredible.

Hope you're well

Tom

Melissa said...

Yes snow was a rare event when I lived there but to start as early as October, even rarer. The day I married, November 21, was the first snowfall I remember. We are calling for snow here in PA today. Ughhh!

dabrah said...

I slept through the snowfall, but it was still lying around here and there when I woke up.

Sandi McBride said...

Oh my...I don't remember such an early snow ever when we lived in Beaconsfield (Bucks). Snow we got, but usually in November's end...hope your Mum's well and of course you and hubby, too!
hugs
Sandi

Janet said...

Yup - and I posted a little photo taken in North Oxfordshire, too. We just couldn't believe it.

Janet

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

Its snowing just about everywhere I look on blogs...funny - it does seem MUCH earlier!

ExpatKat said...

Wow - that's early. I'd better ring my Nan and check on her as she's in that area.

Daryl said...

Upstate NY got snow ...earliest its ever snowed there too ...

Of course there's no truth to Global Warming is there ...
harrumph.


:-Daryl

gingela5 said...

Wow that's neat! I guess I shouldn't complain about the seasonaly warm weather we're having here! It could be worse!

Stuart Peel said...

You won't believe this, but it snowed here, today, just north of Valencia !! It was 30 degrees on Sunday. Madness.

Elaine Warner said...

Just found your blog -- welcome to Okieland. My daughter is an Okie Gal in Britain -- married a Brit, lives in Penzance. If you get homesick, please check my blog and look at my England pics.
www.okietravel.blogspot.com

Bella Foxx said...
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Bella Foxx said...

Sarah, I like the picture. If you like, you can click on this link and see a picture of my car this morning. I was in Lake Placid, NY for training. Not only was there the foot of snow you see, underneath it was frozen. I couldn't get my trunk open.

Smocha said...

This is not good news. :(