"The comparatively milder temperatures in Kent—and the fact that precipitation from the north has significantly farther to travel—means it is less likely to experience snow," Mr. Madge noted. Mr. Madge believes that an easterly meteorological impact, which is more likely to deliver winter showers to Kent, is more rare than a northerly one. He said: "It can't be proved but it's probably because there are no mountains blocking out the sun."
Kent is a county on the south-east coast of England. It is bordered by Sussex to the west, Surrey to the north, and East Sussex to the northeast. The River Darent forms part of the border with Surrey; the Thames is only about 15 miles away.
The climate of Kent is determined by its location between Britain and Europe—it is affected by the Atlantic Ocean and its surrounding countries. The county gets most of its heat and moisture from the south. It also receives some light rain and wind from the sea.
Most of Kent was once covered in forest, but now just 2% remains. The remaining trees are mainly oak, pine, and hornbeam. In addition to being home to many species of bird, the forest provided timber and charcoal for local people, who no longer need to cut down trees to meet their energy needs.
Days can be crisp and clear when the days are at their shortest and the temperature is at its lowest. As a result, if people don't mind the cold, they may enjoy a winter visit to Kent. There is a chance of snowfall at this period, and it can get chilly, so visitors should pack suitable winter gear. The county does not have any ski resorts or other areas designed for skiing, but there are many places to go ice skating in Canterbury (see below).
The county is part of the United Kingdom's southernmost point continental island group, called the Isle of Sheppey. It is separated from the mainland by the Strait of Thames, which at about 400 feet wide is relatively narrow. The main town on Sheppey is Swanton Morley, which has a population of around 15,000 people. It is best known as the home of Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon. There are several historical sites in and around Swanton Morley that highlight her life there including the Catherine of Aragon House Museum.
In terms of geography, Sheppey is mostly low-lying farmland with some small towns and villages. However, under its sea wall is a network of underground chambers used for salt production which dates back to Roman times. These salt works are open to the public and include an exhibition on Catherine of Aragon's life.
The first snowfall in Kent in 2020 has been captured on camera. Yesterday afternoon, flurries were seen in Westgate (February 26). It comes as forecasts predict that snow will fall throughout much of Kent tomorrow (February 27) when it moves down from the north of the county. There is a chance that this could settle as ice, especially across higher ground.
Kent's main roads will be closed tonight (February 26) and into tomorrow while officers conduct traffic patrols and clear away vehicles that have become stuck in the snow. Some schools are also expected to close due to the weather conditions.
In 2019, snow fell across most parts of Kent on three occasions. The first time was on January 2 when some patches could be found across western parts of the county before freezing temperatures arrived a day later. On January 4-5, heavy snow brought travel disruption to many areas with road closures including the M20 (Junction 11), A20 (Biddenden Road and Burham Lane), A228 (Westerham Road) and A227 (Canterbury Road).
The final bout of snow occurred on February 3-4 when more than 10 inches (250 mm) was recorded at two stations in the east of the county.
Kent receives 48 inches of snow each year on average. The most recent big snowfall was in February 2009 when about a foot of powder coated the town.
This is based on information from the National Weather Service. Their website can be found at http://www.weather.gov/kct.
I decided to search for news articles related to Kent to see if there were any mentions of snow. Using Google's News Archive Search, I searched for terms like "Kent Connecticut" and "snow". I also used quotation marks around each term to search for specific words within the article. After clicking Search, you will need to set the date range for your search. In this case, I wanted results that mentioned snow between January 1st and April 30th.
The first result was an article from the Hartford Courant dated December 23rd, 2008. It said that Kent was expected to get a little over an inch of snow that day. The second result was an article from the New York Times dated February 10th, 2009. This one mentioned a foot of snow that had fallen in Kent recently. Both results were as expected.