Fell Winter — Third Age
Event Type: Environment/Disease
Age: 3rd Age - The Stewards
Dates: December 1, 2911 ~ March 1, 2912
The long, cold winter in Eriador beginning in the year 2911 Third Age:
The Fell Winter. The Baranduin and other rivers are frozen. White Wolves invade Eriador from the North.
The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, The Tale of Years: The Third Age
Except on the high moors of the Northfarthing a heavy [snow] fall was rare in the Shire, and was regarded as a pleasant event and a chance for fun. No living hobbit (save Bilbo) could remember the Fell Winter of 1311, when the white wolves invaded the Shire over the frozen Brandywine.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 2, Ch 3, The Ring Goes South
The Brandybucks were blowing the Horn-call of Buckland, that had not been sounded for a hundred years, not since the white wolves came in the Fell Winter, when the Brandywine was frozen over.
The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark
Note that in Beleriand the winter that began in the year 495 of the First Age was also called the Fell Winter.
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