Storm Eleanor (January 3rd 2018)

The fifth named storm of the winter 2017 – 2018 season was, in part, formed by the arctic blast that has been hitting America of late (and today produced snow in Florida). With a temperature range of almost 72° between the coldest place in America (Grand Forks, ND) and the warmest place (Tijauna, CA) the jet stream has been given a very large kick and as such spins depressions into a frenzy and then sends them over here (as seen in the picture above) and what happened when it got here

Aberystwyth got pummeled by the Irish Sea (and we got some fairly large waves as well)

Several coastal towns in Cornwall were flooded, some for the fourth time in as many months

Alderney, in the Channel Islands, recorded some of the strongest gusts for nearly 50 years

And in Blackpool, we had the, now surprisingly common in coastal communities, “ATTACK OF THE SEA FOAM”

And yet, the United Kingdom isn’t out of the woods yet, because thanks to that storm whipping along the eastern seaboard we have the potential for this to happen

The so called “Beast from the East” that can make snow on the east coast and make central England colder than central Scotland

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