In the 10 or so years I've lived in Marykirk, I've known that a local had run his own weather station and reported via MarkirkWeather.com, But I've never had occasion to visit it quite as often as we have in the last few days. Last night - Marykirk, in the Howe of the Mearns - hit minus 12.1 Centigrade. Now *thats* cold.
Remember the movie 'The Day After Tomorrow'? Well. Look at this. The BBC have a slightly larger version here. If you look closely at the south-west of Scotland, you see the only clear patch. In the UK.