Hundreds of UK and Paris flights cancelled due to snow

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With snow continuing to blanket parts of Europe – and more on the way – London’s Heathrow Airport canceled a fifth of all flights, stranding hundreds of passengers overnight.

On average, some 1,300 flights leave Heathrow daily.

Meanwhile, airlines scrapped 40 percent of flights to Paris’ main airports, with Air France predicting a similar number of cancellations on Monday.

Additionally, local media said some 25,000 homes lost power in southwestern France.

British children just aren’t going to know what green grass looks like.

Remember Dr David Viner saying that “Children just aren’t going to know what snow is”? (See

9 thoughts on “Hundreds of UK and Paris flights cancelled due to snow”

  1. I live in the warm (low, 3000 feet) part of southern Utah, my 14th year here. Our winters have generally been mild, occasionally getting down to about 20 a few nights, most days like today, sunny and clear, in the high 50’s, good golf weather all winter long. However, last week, we had the coldest weather since I’ve been here, down to 7 F. a couple of nights, and with days where it never got above 30, which I’d never seen here before. Finally back to normal today, which is a relief. We’re hot as blazes in summer here (up to 115), so no one expects it to be this cold in winter, though we never broke 110 last summer, for the first time in my years here, our coolest summer yet. A harbinger.

  2. “The Telegraph’s” Boris Johnson, London’s Mayor, puts his personal observations, about the recent winters in the UK, into a column titled, “It’s snowing, and it really feels like the start of an ice age.”

    “I say all this because I am sitting here staring through the window at the flowerpot and the bashed-up barbecue, and I am starting to think this series of winters is not a coincidence. The snow on the flowerpot, since I have been staring, has got about an inch thicker. The barbecue is all but invisible. By my calculations, this is now the fifth year in a row that we have had an unusual amount of snow; and by unusual I mean snow of a kind that I don’t remember from my childhood: snow that comes one day, and then sticks around for a couple of days, followed by more.” – Boris Johnson

  3. I grew up in Northern Illinois in the 50’s and 60’s. We always had a white Christmas and lots of snow every year with temperatures sometimes dipping down to 20 or 25 below zero Fahrenheit. I moved away from Illinois in the late 60’s. In the 90’s, a friend of mine, there, told me that the winters had become much milder. But, it’s a cycle, right? It will change back.

    1. yeah, it’s a cycle: Change is definition of weather/climate…
      ’tis friggin cold right now, so cold today the few clouds off the lake were dropping some flakes, but no measurable accumulation, partly sunny(weak sun).
      Supposed to get down to -1F tonite. Tues colder than today I think the high was 13 early this morning. Also some snow is forecast for Wed/Thurs, maybe 4″?

  4. In the meantime, Chicago keeps dodging the heavier snowfalls. The snow bands go north and far south of this area. But I think as the earth rounds the curve towards the vernal equinox, more insolation will lead to increased precipitation in our area. It is seldom or never that northern Illinois makes it through a February and March without at least a few heavy snows.
    Yet we are poised to (if not already have) set a record for the most contiguous days without a snowfall over one inch!

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