Newsflash! Someone saw a snowflake

@Jackalyn (7145)
Oxford, England
January 12, 2017 1:01pm CST
This has to be one of the silliest snow headlines! I am always amazed at the way Oxford reacts to snow. Oxfordshire (gasp!) has had a couple of snowflakes! Having lived in the North and in Derbyshire where you get real snow it always makes me laugh. On Derbyshire my kids once managed to build a real igloo. However, just now I am in South London with my daughter and we have about a quarter of an inch here and snow with rain. I doubt it will last till morning.
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
12 Jan 17
It must be a stray snowflake from the North. I live in Manchester and heavy snow is predicted for tomorrow.
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@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
13 Jan 17
I may not get back to Oxfordshire tomorrow if Oxford does actually get real snow!
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@Asylum (48223)
• Manchester, England
13 Jan 17
@Jackalyn We have travel issues in the North when it snows heavy. This amuses me because we often had deep snow when I was young and could cope easily, but nowadays people do not know how.
@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
12 Jan 17
The BBC has forecast "Heavy Snow" for Cambridge. I keep looking out of the window but, so far, it's just bleak and rainy.
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@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
12 Jan 17
It went like that here in London now. Rather disapppointing from the snowman point of view.
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@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
13 Jan 17
Heavy means an inch or so I guess.
@owlwings (39870)
• Cambridge, England
13 Jan 17
@Jackalyn In our case, it seems to have meant a light crusting on the top of cars and just a little whiteness (in patches) on well-insulated roofs! It seems that parts of London and Essex had more. Much more worrying is the potential flooding on the East coast due to a high tide and strong onshore winds. I'd love to live close to the sea but not in a caravan park on old sand dunes or in any low lying area!
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@JudyEv (136626)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Jan 17
If it snowed here it would probably make headlines where you are! But newspapers tend to overreact don't they?
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@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
13 Jan 17
Yes.. though now they are forecasting heavy snow today. It won't be all that.
@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
13 Jan 17
I live in Oxfordshire but am back with my daughter in London for a week
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@JudyEv (136626)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Jan 17
@Jackalyn Do you know how long you'll be in London this time?
• Preston, England
13 Jan 17
they can make a few flakes sound like an ice age lol
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@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
13 Jan 17
I guess we should all write our own snow heasline!
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13 Jan 17
No snow here in my part of the Eastern Angles yet, although it is expected still, allegedly. Lots of homes have been evacuated along the east coast though, so that is dominating local news.
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@Jackalyn (7145)
• Oxford, England
13 Jan 17
It must be so horrible to have to leave your home like that.
@just4him (128390)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Jan 17
That is funny. Your kids made a real igloo, that must have been fun.