lambing storm

lambing storm

[′lam·iŋ ‚stȯrm]
(meteorology)
A slight fall of snow in the spring in England. Also known as lamb-blasts; lamb-showers; lamb-storm.
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Otterburn farmer Malcolm Corbett said: "Farmers and shepherds refer to it as a 'lambing storm' ...
Some time in April, it will come a "lambing storm".
Northumberland is threatening snow and sleet on high ground ( it would not be spring up here without a "lambing storm".
Up to their wellies in muck for most of the winter, they then find themselves up to their oxters in snow when the spring lambing storms come roaring in.
This is despite the fact that the weather last week did catch a few of us out ( my father always called these "lambing storms" and how right he is.
By rights we should celebrate the festival on Dec 21st ( the winter solstice, after which the days start to lengthen towards the spring ( this despite the fact that spring does not really happen in Northumberland ( it being, by custom, a season of beastly weather and the inevitable "lambing storms".