“For Wales, this could be a repeat of 1947 ! That huge snow came in March.” – Lyn Jenkins
“Beast from the East,” meet the “Pest from the West”
By Lyn Jenkins
On Thursday and Friday this week, we could be hit by the biggest snowfall since 1947 in Wales. That huge snow came in March.
A normal Atlantic Low Pressure in winter carries at least an inch of rain, but very often two as it runs into a blocking High Pressure. This Storm Emma is coming at us from southerly latitudes, and will therefore be very moisture-laden. An inch of rain is equivalent to at least 10 inches of snow, but even more snow if it is very cold.
So if Emma carries 2 inches of rain, it will be at least 20 inches of snow…….and that is phenomenal……especially with gale force winds behind it. We are about to suffer very dangerous blizzards and huge drifting.
It is a classic snow chart……..Scandinavian High meets Atlantic Low ! High Pressure over Sweden drags air across Europe from Siberia in a clockwise direction.
I warned of this danger in a Western Mail letter over a month ago when I said it was minus 61 C in Siberia.
The Portugese have dubbed this as Storm EMMA. A far more appropriate name would be a Welsh girl’s name……..EIRA….which means “snow” in English !
Be prepared! Carry a shovel , warm blankets , a hot flask and food in the car if you have to travel.
The “Beast from the East” is about to meet a severe Atlantic storm…….the “Pest from the West ” !! This will be historic !!