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Andy Bown

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  1. Well it happened. I parked up to start my outdoor work literally as it started raining for the first time in 9 days! Couldn’t have been more (im)perfectly timed! Thankfully the heaviest missed and it only lasted half an hour!
  2. My prediction made about 10 days ago looks like coming true. Rain/showers forecast perfectly for the start of my half term outdoor work tomorrow morning!
  3. Ian’s just said on Points West there are signs that this largely dry weather will continue in March and April. Whether that is cool dry or warm dry wasn’t mentioned.
  4. Our fog burned off equally as fast but only within the last hour. Will be interesting to see if the temperature rebounds quickly because it’s gone 11.30 and still below 7c.
  5. Absolutely beautiful morning working outside in Westbury. Hazy sun rising into a milky sky and a SSW breeze picking up, temperature about 8c. Now is it too much to ask for similar on Monday to Friday mornings next week!?
  6. Andy Bown

    Cricket - Summer Season 2015 and onwards

    He should probably have been called up 10 plus years ago. Then again post Pietersen. Then again once James Taylor retired. Then most certainly after his brilliant season last year.
  7. A definite day of 2 halves today ; dull, wet and windy this morning then mostly sunny with a cold wind this afternoon.
  8. Yet another Saturday with rain/showers! There wasn’t any last week though after the snow dumping! This week last year was half term and it was a very changeable week which wasn’t good for my outdoor work. Of course this coming week looks bone dry after tomorrow and with half term being the following week I expect the dry spell to end in time for Monday 18th!
  9. Strange to think that this time a week ago not a flake had fallen but since then there was a major snowfall which has now all gone!
  10. Lol we won’t get snow from anything this coming weekend. Until last March there hadn’t been widespread snow in the areas you mention for over 5 years. Just so happens there’s now been 3 events in 11 months but we could go X number of years again.
  11. Fog over snow is due to warmer air moving in over the cold ground.
  12. It’s not weird at all for Longleat. We go there frequently and it has its own microclimate. Often foggy when Warminster is clear. Often drizzly when Warminster is just cloudy. Always gets more snow than Warminster. Often calmer when Warminster is windy.
  13. We made an extra little snowman on a grassy area on the way into town this morning. After 5 hours of melting he now looks very surreal and alien like!
  14. Fascinating but doesn’t explain why not one forecast or model the evening before had anything but flurries dying out by midday as the front moved away South.
  15. Rapid thaw overnight and aided by torrential rain before dawn. Snowmen resembling large blobs and carrots scattered around lol. Very windy this morning too!
  16. As suspected the minimum on my side of Warminster was nowhere near as low as elsewhere, -6.4c around 08.00 . We now have 5 snowmen, the 2 done originally on Friday morning in the garden and 3 more in piles cleared from the driveway/shared access road which my boy insisted on putting carrots on to make noses!!!
  17. What are people’s thoughts on minima tonight? We still have a good 7 inches laying, I’m going for -6c in my location on the Eastern side of Warminster as being right on the edge of Salisbury Plain it tends not to drop as low as the more exposed other side of town.
  18. Slow thaw stalled by the temperature being way below freezing this morning. Just about down to -4c. Everything looks amazing but clearing up work to do to enable life to resume!
  19. Very surreal to stand outside for 10 minutes and only hear a slow thawing ‘drip drip’ . No vehicles, no voices, just drip drip.
  20. Somewhat amusingly the heaviest snow now is nearer where an amber warning was wrongly issued this morning!
  21. Slowly clearing here, fast moving low cloud blowing off Salisbury Plain with some blue sky in between. Still flurrying snow though but some slow thaw of what’s on the ground. 8 to 9 inches level on a table when it was 9 to 10 inches earlier.
  22. Goodness knows how much we’re going to end up with here, let alone in other nearby places. The net weather radar is showing it intensifying from Warminster to Oxford, now yellows and oranges rather than the greens and blues.
  23. If you have Net Weather radar select 24 hour accumulation as right now that will give you a good idea. I will do that at about 17.00 once we’ve had 24 hours since precipitation started.
  24. We cleared a tabletop surface at 09.30 to use the snow for our snowman and it’s got a fresh 3 inches since then! Nearing 10 inches in total. Getting heavier again after a brief respite. The weather makes mugs of us all, forecasters and amateurs and computer models alike.