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Britain prepares for another cold spell by Louise Gray, Environment Correspondent, The Telegraph
Sunday, February 7th 2010, 10:32 AM GMT
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Snow will return to parts of Britain next week as the country prepares for another cold spell.

The Met Office said temperatures will plunge below freezing at night from the beginning of next week.

During the day it will be around 37F (3C) but there will be snow showers or sleet in the east of the country as cold winds blow in from Eastern Europe.

Local authorities will be out gritting the roads in areas where rain turns to ice over night and traffic may be disrupted in areas where the snow settles.

However Helen Chivers, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said it will be cold until at least next weekend, but it is unlikely to bring as much disruption as the big freeze earlier in the year.

"It is not the same sort of cold we saw in December and January," she said. "The snow showers look most likely in eastern areas and from time to time it will happen temporarily during the day or settle at night. It certainly does not look like widespread snow."

This December and January has been the coldest since 1982, with an average temperature of 35F (1.5C). The coldest winter in modern times is 1963 when the average temperature was 32F (-0.18).
Source Link: telegraph.co.uk
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Twitter Trend: D.C. snowfall triggers memories of 1922 collapse of theater's roof, Washington Post
Saturday, February 6th 2010, 4:14 PM GMT
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It was in late January 1922, during an era in which rescue workers would give accident victims a shot of brandy, when the snow fell at a record pace and the roof of Washington's grandest theater, the Knickerbocker, collapsed

The roof, covered with 28 inches on Jan. 28, pressed down on a faulty truss. One edge of the truss slipped off the wall and fell onto the crowd of 300 Saturday night filmgoers below. Then the entire roof -- girders, beam, trusses, concrete -- collapsed like a sheet cake.

"After I fell quite a way the floor of the balcony seemed to open from under me and then I dropped through with nothing under me," survivor George Brodie wrote to his sister a few days later. "The screams around me woke me up. . . . I was practically buried under plaster and pieces of the chairs. Everything was pitch dark and as soon as I could I squirmed around and crawled out into a place that reminded me of a cave."

When the last corpse was pulled from the ruins at the southwest corner of 18th Street and Columbia Road NW, 98 people were dead and 133 were seriously injured.
Source Link: washingtonpost.com
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Met Office warns of snow and freezing temperatures
Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 1:39 PM GMT
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The Met Office has warned of heavy snow in south-east England later today. It has also issued severe weather warnings across the east of Britain and predicted freezing temperatures.

Some parts of Kent could be hit by up to 10cm of snow overnight, which could cause disruption for commuters.

A flash warning of icy roads was issued for much of the east of the UK this morning, as widespread frost created difficult driving conditions.

Met Office forecaster Helen Chivers said it was only a small area of the country that faced the prospect of heavy snowfalls.

"As we go into this evening and overnight the risk for particularly the extreme south-east of Kent increases," she said. "The majority of the snow showers will be over the Dover Strait, but there is a risk this part of Kent could get 2-5cm, possibly up to 10cm."

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Source Link: guardian.co.uk
Twitter Trend: Blizzard Warning: URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
Saturday, February 6th 2010, 4:10 PM GMT
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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC
1002 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2010

DCZ001-MDZ007-011-013-014-062315-
/O.CON.KLWX.BZ.W.0001.000000T0000Z-100207T0300Z/
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA-HARFORD-SOUTHERN BALTIMORE-PRINCE GEORGES-
ANNE ARUNDEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WASHINGTON...BALTIMORE...ANNAPOLIS
1002 AM EST SAT FEB 6 2010

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM EST THIS
EVENING.

* PRECIPITATION TYPE...MODERATE SNOW.

* ACCUMULATIONS...AN ADDITIONAL 4 TO 8 INCHES TODAY WITH TOTAL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 20 TO 30 INCHES.

* TIMING...MODERATE INTENSITY SNOW BANDS WILL MOVE SOUTHEASTWARD
THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON. SNOW WILL BECOME
LIGHTER THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL TAPER OFF BY EARLY THIS EVENING.

* VISIBILITIES...VISIBILITIES AS LOW AS ONE-QUARTER TO ONE-HALF
MILE ARE EXPECTED THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN NEAR 30 DEGREES THIS
MORNING AND WILL FALL INTO THE MID TO UPPER 20S TONIGHT.

* WINDS...NORTHEAST WINDS 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THROUGH
THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ALONG THE COAST.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

ALTHOUGH WIND SPEEDS WILL DECREASE THROUGH THE DAY...VISIBILITIES
WILL BE AT OR BELOW ONE-QUARTER MILE AT TIMES IN MODERATE SNOW...
WHICH WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY DANGEROUS.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY.

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More snow on the way for frozen Britain, by Sarah Garrod. InTheNews.co.uk
Monday, February 8th 2010, 1:58 PM GMT
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The UK is set to experience extreme winter weather once again this week, meteorologists have forecast, with snowfall hitting London and the south-east today.

As snow in the US causes chaos along parts of the east coast, including the capital Washington, Britain is being told to brace itself for more snow over the next few days.

Temperatures are expected to plunge below zero, but the weather is not forecast to be as severe as the 'Big Freeze' experienced in early January.

Gemma Plumb, from MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "It will feel a lot colder than it is at the moment this week.

"There is a cold wind coming from the north, which will make conditions seem much chillier. At the moment it looks like the greatest risk of snow is in the east."

The Met Office said this Thursday and Friday snow showers may be frequent, heavy and prolonged at times in the capital and south-east England, adding that 15cm of snow was possible locally over higher ground.

The BBC's forecast for today is: "Brighter with scattered showers, some wintry, across northern and central areas.

"Mainly dry in the west. Cloudy with some light rain or sleet in southern parts, with snow likely over hills, and a cold northeasterly wind."

In parts of the US, transport systems were ground to a standstill over the weekend as icy conditions made travel treacherous following 'historic snow storms'. Many homes were without power and a number of accidents were blamed on the severe weather.

The National Weather Service in the US said today that the "historic snowstorm" has now ended, as the snow moved offshore.
Source Link: inthenews.co.uk
Eastern US hit by new snowstorm, BBC News
Wednesday, February 10th 2010, 10:22 AM GMT
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ICE ALERT ALL OVER BRITAIN
Thursday, February 11th 2010, 10:43 AM GMT
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HUGE swathes of the country are today facing fresh travel chaos from yet more snow and ice.


The Met Office last night extended wintry weather warnings from the south east to most of England.

It predicted heavy snow and icy roads overnight for London, the south east and East Anglia and icy roads in the east Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside and the North East.

The worst affected area is likely to be Kent with up to four inches of snow, but East Anglia can expect up to two inches.

Snow showers and ice yesterday were already causing problems with police called to 60 minor accidents in Norfolk.

The latest cold snap in the worst winter for 30 years comes with councils admitting salt supplies are stretched.

The cold has already claimed one famous victim – a 1,200 year-old tree which featured on the BBC’s Countryfile.

The Great Oak at the Gates of the Dead, near Chirk, north-east Wales, is facing the axe after it split down the middle.
Source Link: express.co.uk
Big freeze set to return with snowfall forecast for parts of Britain, by Luke Salkeld, Daily Mail
Sunday, February 7th 2010, 11:29 PM GMT
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It doesn't seem that long since the big freeze finally melted.

But forecasters say another spell of icy weather is on the way this week, bringing heavy snowfall across the country. Less than two weeks after the coldest January for two decades, spring will feel a long way away, with chaos expected to return to the roads over the next few days.

Weathermen have said 'significant' snowfall will cover some parts of Britain as temperatures drop to as low as -6C. The coldest weather will occur between Wednesday and Friday with up to five inches of snow in the Eastern part of Scotland and England.

Strong north-easterly winds will make it feel even colder.

Met Office forecaster Andrew Sibley said we should be prepared to wrap up warm to deal with the chilly temperatures from Wednesday onwards. He said: 'It will feel very cold later in the week because of that brisk north-easterly wind.

'The cold winter is still continuing.

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Source Link: dailymail.co.uk
Scotland set to be hit by -12C temperatures as big freeze returns, Scottish Daily Record
Sunday, February 7th 2010, 11:32 PM GMT
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THE big chill which crippled Scotland's roads is due to return this week with temperatures ready to plunge to -12C.

After a mild spell, icy conditions will return for at least a week, the Met Office predicted yesterday. And eastern Scotland will be the hardest hit with frequent snow showers.

A Met Office spokesman said: "It's a return to the colder weather and we are going to see some quite sharp frosts overnight.

"There will be some snow showers coming in to the east and far north , particularly from Tuesday and Wednesday onwards. "The cold weather will be re-establishing, starting from Monday onwards.

"There will be widespread frost and snow showers in Tayside, Fife and Lothian and Borders. "However, Glasgow and Strathclyde, the West Highlands to Dumfries and Galloway will stay predominantly dry, although it will be cold at nights".

The forecaster added: "By the end of the week, a temperature of -12C is not impossible in the the valleys or glens in the Highlands. The AA yesterday called on the Government to make sure Scotland was not brought to a standstill - like in January's big freeze.
Source Link: dailyrecord.co.uk
Snow expected as temperatures tumble again, ITN News
Tuesday, February 9th 2010, 7:31 AM GMT
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A fresh blast of wintry weather will send temperatures across Britain plummeting, according to forecasters.

Eastern parts of the country are most at risk of snow showers over the next few days but most areas will witness sub-zero temperatures overnight.

It will also feel increasingly cold in the daytime, falling to 1C (34F) in places as a chill northeast wind strengthens through the week.

However, there is not expected to be a repeat of the heavy snow falls and extended period of cold weather which brought the country to a near-standstill last month.
Source Link: itn.co.uk
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