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kenf48

Snowstorm March 27 1916

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kenf48

Originally featured in last Saturday's Times,

March 27 1916 witnessed a ferocious snowstorm both at home and on the Western Front. Over 1 foot of snow fell and a strong wind stirred up drifts 20 feet high.

During the storm trains went missing for hours and the original reports noted hundreds of troops around King's Cross trying to get home, 'the kilted regiments were particularly in evidence' frustrated by their precious leave being eaten into by the weather. On the other hand those trying to return were concerned about the reaction to being late, while at the same time making the most of their enforced stay. They were issued with a pass explaining the delay.

So much for extreme weather events caused by anthropomorphic climate change!

Ken

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centurion

One event proves nothing either way. it's called natural variability. It's when they happen increasingly frequently.

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Stoppage Drill

Even later in the year - 9 April 1917 was a snowy day.

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