It sure has been a rough past 24 hours across Britain with 100+mph winds, 65+ft waves recorded off the Outer Hebrides as well as widepsread and disruptive snow with blizzard conditions in places. During the overnight much of Scotland recieved anywhere from a dusting to as much as 2-4 inches of snow with higher amounts over the hills. The west winds continued throughout today and with those came somewhat milder air, this melted away much of the overnight snow but it did still feel raw in the wind.
I drove down a snow covered M74 early this morning from Glasgow to Carlisle and conditions became particularly poor between Happendon services and Beattock Summit where a howling west wind combined with heavy snow, made for near blizzard conditions. The road became completely snow covered and to be honest, this was the worst I’ve seen on this stretch and I did indeed drive throughout the nasty winter of 2009-10 as well as 2010-11.
The south Pennines bore the brunt of heavy snow through today while conditions gradually improved across large parts of Scotland. Even Greater Manchester saw a decent covering.
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