14th January….when Winters were cold!


Stanton Moor, Derbyshire

I keep looking back to see what was happening (or being blogged) in years gone bye. The above image was taken on the 14th January 2015.  That year was perhaps the start of the very real trend in our part of the world…of mild winters. In 2015 that was the first snow of the winter but as you can see not that thick.  That year we did get heavier snow falls later in the month and into February….but that is where and when it all started.

So far this winter snow is not even mentioned as being possible (yet), we have not even had a frost of any note.  Sadly the trend has been for dull grey skies, sometimes damp but very little rain. Though we do get the occasional sunny day to add some cheer.

I know that Continental Europe is currently under several layers of deep snows, there may even be some North American snows heading our way, so we best not be complacent.  There is plenty of time for some proper winter weather to grace us with its presence.

Time are a changing !

14th January 2019

(C) David Oakes 2019

11 thoughts on “14th January….when Winters were cold!

  1. When you look at the wathercharts you will find a HIGH above Britain. Winds around a HIGH are always clockwise. So our European weather comes from the wind around your HIGH. We have had two weeks of grey weather and hard winds. Today we see some sunshine, less wind and it’s dry. So yes, we celebrate this weather. And I do feel for the poor people in Germany, Switserland and Austria and France where people die in these enormous amounts of snow. The climate is changing and very fast too. In a way it’s exiting to see this. To be here when IT happens. But at the same time you realize that it is a very bad thing for our planet. Enjoy the sunshine! Best wishes, Lydia from just North of Rotterdam.


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