From the Weather Isn’t Climate Department. I have relatives on the picturesque island of Jersey, in the Channel Islands, and they have just experienced the worst snow in decades. Jersey is close to the Normandy coast, and the maritime influence of the Atlantic ocean keeps winters generally mild.
However, as the Jersey Evening Post reports, the recent weather is certainly unusual:
ISLANDERS woke to a white-out this morning after Jersey was battered by the worst snow storm in 24 years.
Roads were blocked, power lines ripped down, several pedestrians and motorists were injured by falling trees and much of the Island ground to a halt as blizzards carpeted the Island in six inches of snow and drifts of more than ten feet.
Schools are closed for a second day, the Airport is shut and no buses are running. A decision on whether schools will open tomorrow will be taken at 6 am and will be published here at http://www.thisisjersey.com. (source)
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