At 6:30 in the frackin morning, Mrs. Crab woke up screaming. I thought somebody had been bloody murdered. "IT SNOWED!! IT SNOWED!" Half-asleep, I sat up, looked out the window, and shrugged. "Oh. Ok." I fell back asleep and didn't get up until 9am. By then most of the snow had melted.
It's amazing the affect that snow has on England. London came to a virtual standstill today after less than one inch of snow fell before morning rush hour. Half the Tube lines were severely delayed, traffic was a mess, and basically 7 million Londoners were running around like chickens with their heads cut off. But keep in mind, it RARELY snows in London! This was only the second time we've seen snow here..both less than an inch.
London has the climate equivalent of Seattle: Often rainy and cold, but it rarely gets below freezing. It's about 33 today...cold but not unbearable. Can you imagine the results London was hit by a proper "Nor-easter", East Coast, one-foot snowstorm? The entire United Kingdom would have ceased to exist!