Talk:Heavy snow fall disrupts UK transportation and communications

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Storm?[edit]

I'm pretty sure this isn't a "storm". It's mostly showers and small weather fronts pushing in from the south east. Air pressure is no way near low enough for it be a storm and the winds are relatively calm. Please change the headline. Jolly Ω Janner 17:59, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Winter storm or snow storms are not associated with wind. It is a weather event where large amounts of snow fall. If there were combined with strong winds it would be a blizzard. --SVTCobra 18:10, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
No major reliable British sources refer to it as a "snow storm". Only Wikinews and CNN appear. Jolly Ω Janner 18:22, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
We don't call heavy snow falls "snow storms" in the UK. It seems to be an Americanism. Redvers (talk) 18:29, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
If you say so. --SVTCobra 19:26, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
Same naming discussion appearing at en:wiki, UK met office is using the term "snow event". KTo288 (talk) 17:07, 6 February 2009 (UTC)
Thanks, I've replied there about it. Jolly Ω Janner 20:57, 6 February 2009 (UTC)