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  1. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    All moving in a west bound trajectory. Absolutely agonising.
  2. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Mate, if you run the 3.30-4.30 Netweather radar loop, it's actually harder for this entire storm to have missed us 2 than it is to have not. It's skirted, moved, back built and moved again and basically spent the entire of the last hour rumbling in the distance outside my bed room window! Its a complete joke. Looking forward to hearing reports as this would have been a treat.
  3. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    I can see the storm heading for Cannock, out of my window. It looks mean. The rumbling is constant, it's going to be a miss for us but a great storm for anyone in its path. The rumbling isn't stopping, there is no gap. thus is going to be a memorable one for those in line. Can't remember hearing so much unbroken grumbling. Not unless the dingles lose and WM is on anyway.
  4. I can see the storm heading for Cannock, out of my window. It looks mean. The rumbling is constant, it's going to be a miss for us but a great storm for anyone in its path. The rumbling isn't stopping, there is no gap.
  5. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Not to moan at all, but somewhere in a line from Birmingham to Crewe/Manchester are going to stay dry tonight, between the front from the south and the light stuff that's been over northern England for most of the day. Frustrating gap. I'd say there's the potential of another CM or 2 from about Cambridge west/SW through to Cheltenham and for everyone South and east of there.
  6. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Ahhhh so you were referencing your own back yard when you told us ALL not to get excited folks. 2-3 inches here, at just a measly 80m ASL. Superb.
  7. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    How did your 0-2CM max totals work out mate? Snow starts to fall again....for the 6th day of March - gloves and scarves out folks!
  8. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Just walked back from a friends. A good couple of inches. Up to half a foot if not more drifts. The curbs have merged into the roads. There wasn't a tire track in sight, moderate snow falling in a wind. It was like I had the entire of the world to myself. Epic. Not bad for a 0-2CM max event is it? Midlands wide. I have to say, this is the overachiever of winter. Another great day to add to a long list of events this winter. Saviour it, we have had more snow and more events to chase this winter than I can remember combined since my memory lasts. The best winter I can remember in my lifetime (although I can only remember as far back as say 2000) - this really has been epic. It's hard to imagine the thought of going back to Atlantic driven dross for winters to come. This one has been a blast, I hope everyone has enjoyed it as these don't come round frequently at all.
  9. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Exactly what I thought, no signs of snow anywhere down in rugeley. Odd patch on the grass and roofs. Going to stay snow cover free.
  10. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Turning colder out there now. Somewhere between Stafford and stoke is about to have a treble hit from an intense line of showers. Will leave a proper covering that. Just too far south here at the minute. Hopefully that doesn't remain the same all evening.
  11. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Strange thing to say, but I'd like the showers to die off until sun down. They are melting immediately and leaving puddles on the main road. Where the suns sheltered, any snow is still there. But I'd like it to dry out before dark and then there's a better chance of anything falling leaving a covering. Still not expecting to see any snow sticking but this all today is a huge bonus. Glad Matt has copped it today.
  12. PolarWarsaw

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Thankfully, this weekend and what looks like a 'non entity of a spring' are more than enough of a bonus for us cold folk who have lapped this winter up. Long term charts show another shot of cold air next week and then April looks predominantly below average....more winter gloves than gardening. Anyway, after feeding the mild troll. The fax charts don't look quite as good as they did the 2 days ago with the updated faxes showing a streamer over the humber and E Yorkshire rather than the wash - I expect the amber warning to be moved northwards. However, much like the other week, showers will form anywhere for a 36 hour period and everyone is with a shout of seeing falling snow. Accumulating? Not sure. Big depths? Very unlikely. Still an absolute bonus, it's been an amazing winter of accumulating snow, snow falling, frost, general cold weather - plenty more of the latter to come before a quick transition from spring to summer at the end of April and into May. Only 4 months of possible warmth there before we are back into the winter hunt, come the end of September. It's been a great winter and my advice is for everyone to have A) Savioured it and B) Enjoy any falling snow you see this weekend. We need the transition of rain to snow to be quick tonight or the ground will be too wait for anything to settle. Best chance of settling snow comes from sun down tomorrow to sun rise Sunday. Just another light covering to see snow in the dark cover the streets again would be the cherry on the cake of a superb winter. To those wishing spring in....start your search for summer. It's going to be another chilly/predominantly cold/interspersed with milder spells 4-6 weeks or so. Have a good one all!
  13. Heaviest snow of the week bar tues/weds showers. Big flakes. Heading on for 2CM. Roads white over. Snow is wetter tonight.
  14. Heaviest snow of the week bar tues/weds showers. Big flakes. Heading on for 2CM. Roads white over. Snow is wetter tonight.
  15. Day 5 of falling and accumulating snow. White over again. A CM or so added.
  16. What do we think about later tonight? GFS Showing a small period of snow again this evening...one last hurrah? I wouldn't put the jacket and scarf away just yet either looking at the output....a record breaking SSW will probably bring us a chilly spring overall. Remember in 2013....it's snowed heavily and covered for a couple of days in the final few days of March....it's not completely off the table.
  17. Patches of more intense PPN on both the SW and SE side of the band now....need that to continue as it moves north.
  18. Patches of more intense PPN on both the SW and SE side of the band now....need that to continue as it moves north.
  19. Mini blizzard flakes falling now....need to get some of the heavier stuff before this falls apart completely.... Pushing over a CM/2 or so again now.
  20. Even though we have been in some of the heavier echoes for over an hour, there's barely half a CM of extra accumulation. Given the band is on it's last legs according to radar, bar the odd area, you can see why not a lot was made of this. Can we get anymore tomorrow? Eyes on next weekend. I'm treating this as the last snow of this season and in the UK, who knows how long - so I'm going to enjoy it, light or heavy and have a walk in it later!
  21. The heavier stuff now arriving, bigger flakes. No way this goes on until midnight though. There's barely anything left south of Birmingham, unless by a miracle it pulls itself back together.
  22. In fairness, they have a warning out for 2-5CM.... I think there may be mentions of 5-10 M too. The snow isn't falling fast enough to breach that, so they are probably thinking it's well within the threshold of the warning and doesn't need updating.
  23. Tonight is going to be all about getting in the dark blues/greens. Any extended period of time under those is going to see accumulations getting much bigger, much quicker. A few miles down the road in the lighter shades are going to struggle for a covering. Eyes on the 'green zone' to my south. If that stays with its intensity and stalls for numerous hours. Then the calls of 5-10CM look good, if it doesn't - a lot of people are going to be in the lower end of 1-5CM.
  24. Heavier period of snow here, turning everything white again. Roads too busy and wet to stick there though - need that dark to come over and some intense PPN not long after. 1 more round of chaos? What's the harm.
  25. Forecasting timings on snow is literally almost impossible, as we saw yesterday and have seen all week. You need to keep an eye on radar and forget warnings, apps, delayed TV forecasts. Some of the models show it stalling over the midlands until after midnight...if it's any slower than that it will be the early hours. Radar is your friend.
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