Jan. 29, 2012 - Scotland
began Sunday night in the south and west, then spread through northern
England to parts of Scotland and Ireland Monday and Monday night. The
highest rainfall since Sunday, 108 mm (4.3 inches), was collected at
Ravensworth, North Yorkshire, the U.K. Met Office said. The site has a
normal September rainfall of only 47 mm (1.9 inches).
gales at sea whipped up high surf along the North Sea coast. Online
images of coastal Scotland showed landscapes literally awash in sea foam
churned by the waves, then blown ashore by the strong winds. The sea foam was piled 2-3 feet deep in some areas.