Big Freeze: Britain Braced For Blizzards - Yahoo! News UK 24 hrs later Britain begins to thaw after bad weather - Yahoo! News UK I've been reading about this coming for days but as I look out of my window right now it's blue sky and clouds with almost zero wind, yesterday was wall to wall blue sky, if a tad chilly mainly due the slight to moderate windchill. London usually escapes the worst of the weather anyway so no surprise there really. Not to trivialise (I know there's been at least one fatality due to high winds blowing over a lorry and some parts of Scotland can experience truly severe weather) but why do we seem so often to massively overreact to, seem paralysed with fear with and have an inability to cope with what is, by any reasonably objective weather an inch, maybe two of snow, a stiff breeze and a bit of chill? Have any folk here been massively affected by this 'arctic' weather?