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Snow Blankets England on Boxing Day

A storm delivered wet snow to part of the United Kingdom on Friday, Boxing Day.

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews, "Accumulations in the hilly, interior areas of north-central England generally ranged from 2-8 cm (1-3 inches)."

A few places picked up slightly more.

England Boxing Day Snowstorm

City
Snowfall (cm)
Leek
12
Leeds
7
Nottingham
7
Bingley
7
Waddington
6
Birmingham
Trace

According to AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Tyler Roys, "Snowfall in central and northern England is not uncommon and typically occurs from one to three times during the winter season."

The snow on Boxing Day 2014 was the earliest snowfall of the season since 2010.

"It snowed in central and northern England on Nov. 27, 2010, and there were multiple storms from late November through December that year," Roys said.

The storm which began as rain in most areas drew in colder air and allowed a change to snow.

The snow stopped short of London with temperatures holding just above freezing.

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In the wake of the storm some sunshine is in store for the United Kingdom during the balance of the daylight hours this weekend.

The winter storm will move over a large part of Europe this weekend, affecting France and Germany on Saturday, then impacting the Balkan Peninsula to end the weekend.