The Big Freeze - UK

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The Big Freeze - UK
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Where was the first blast?
The Pennines - 20cm of snow
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When?
Nov 2009 - Jan 2010
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Which air mass brought the first load of snow?
Polar
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What problem did the first anticyclone cause?
Blocked a tropical depression
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What air mass brought the second load of snow?
Arctic maritime
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What brought the final load of snow?
Depression of polar continental and arctic maritime
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What problem did the second anticyclone cause?
Filled the gap after the depression died freezing everything and blocking other air masses
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Deaths?
22
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OAP's found dead in garden?
2
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How many school closures?
7,000
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How much did it cost the gov?
£13 billion
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What did British Airways cancel?
All short-haul flights
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How many breakdown did the AA report in ONE day?
15,000
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How much did it cost the RSA insurance group daily?
£690 million
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How much did repairs to potholes and water pipes cost?
£81 million
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What agricultural problems were caused? (3)
Widespread soil erosion (freeze-thaw), minerals washed away, eutrophication
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What did Heathrow Airport do to mitigate the impacts?
They had an on-site Met-Office forecaster to predict what actions would be appropriate
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Where was the first blast?

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The Pennines - 20cm of snow

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