you live locally, it will not have escaped your attention
that it snowed very heavily last evening and over night.
This is the most prolific snowfall to have hit Ross since
1983. On Monday, the BBC weather forecast had been predicting
heavy snowfall for the area through the night and afternoon
and on Monday evening, they phoned me to ask me to do a
weather report on the Breakfast Show. There had been heavy
snow elsewhere in the region but the presenter of the show
was dumbfounded when I announced live that, although the
minimum overnight temperature had dropped to -5 Celsius,
we were above zero here in Ross at the time of the show
and that we had no snow - at that time.
did have a small flurry at around lunchtime, which was very
pretty but that did not amount to much. Later in the afternoon,
the BBC called again and asked me to do a second live weather
report during the 5.00 pm commute time. I took a drive round
town just prior to the show and everywhere was passable
- even Wye Street, with care. A man from the Met Office
was also on that show and he predicted that the South of
Herefordshire could either catch the tail end of a snow
storm arriving from the North, OR, there was another, coming
from the East, over Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. Looking
at my weather station, this is the one which hit Ross just
wanted to make a stop-motion film of the snow, so went out
twice last evening and shot the footage for the film below.
This is the reason the Wyenot News is so late getting published.
I finished filming at around 11.00pm but, determined to
get it out and having been up since 7.20 am to do the Breakfast
Show, I struggled to edit the film and finally hit my pillow
at 4.30 am on Tuesday.... Story continued on next
hope you enjoy watching the short film and viewing photos
below of the most snow Ross has seen in 27 years. The photos
are scenes from the movie, which was shot entirely using
a Nikon D90 still image camera. It was still snowing heavily
when I went to bed at 4.30 and when I needed to dispose
of all the tea I drank during the film making process -
at 6 am.