The beast from the east

Cumbria - or at least the western half of the county - seems to have escaped the worst of the wintry weather that Siberia has kindly sent our way. However, it's still been bitterly cold (the maximum temperature so far today has been minus 1c) and with three inches of snow lying on the ground, [...]

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Snow!

Storm Caroline passed us by without too much incident, but in its wake we've got bitterly cold winds and the first proper snow of the winter. At town level it only dusted the rooftops, but the fells looked really dramatic seen from Longlands Road when I took a camera for a walk this afternoon...