Channel Islands snow ‘worst in 24 years’

Plenty of snow...!

Plenty of snow…!

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 (source)


Not a common sight on Jersey

More photos are available at the link.


  1. Rathnakumar says:

    Further proof of CAGW! 🙂

  2. “A thing of the past?” 😉

    New digs look nice, Simon.

  3. Baldrick says:
  4. It’s either an extreme case of global warming or else Tony Abbott did it

  5. Man Bearpig says:

    Yes, you see the sun heats up the surface of the earth, this heat rises and gets trapped by the CO2 this heat then radiates back down down and then up again creating more and more heat – warming up the atmosphere even more in a vicious circle , creating more and more heat and so on, that eventually gets so hot it snows, causes temperature rise to stop and all sorts of weather weirding – like record cold temperatures (actually they don’t really count, it’s only hot weather that counts when records are broken, when a cold weather record is broken, that’s just not worth reporting)

    Got it ?


  6. Shouldn’t the headline read “the Best Snow in 25 years” I suppose it depends on your point of view.

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