DISCUSSION: As we look "across the pond" all the way back in February 1947, many people across the United Kingdom witnessed one of the coldest February on record in many places across the United Kingdom until the Winter season of 1963. To be more precise, an astonishing total of three million sheep died during the severe winter of 1947 due to excessively prolonged periods of very cold weather along with frequent winter storms which made for downright brutal conditions across areas both in and around the United Kingdom. It is worth noting that this particular cold blast was at least in part supported by what is known as cross-polar flow; wherein extremely cold air from the North Pole travels across hemispheres and impacts areas within the Mid-Latitudes. To learn more about this particular historic cold blast across the United Kingdom, feel free to click here!
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