Some are attributing this to global warming.
Below is a complete transcript of the item read by Couric from the Friday, January 8, CBS Evening News:
And it’s also cold in the United Kingdom. A satellite picture shows it’s covered in snow from the white cliffs of Dover to the Isle of Skye. Britain is in its longest cold spell in nearly three decades.
Posting from the Auckland, New Zealand airport, where its warm, but only because it's summer here.