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Everything posted by Benvironment

  1. Thought I heard thunder outside......but turned out to be eight cows that had escaped the barn and were running around the farm. I can therefore confirm yes, it is snowing ๐Ÿ™‚ About 1cm on the ground....which was extremely useful for working out where said coos had gone ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. We had a bit of snow half an hour ago but now......I'm not sure what it's doing. Whatever it is, it's noisy, wet and it bounces.
  3. Freakishly calm out there today. I was out and about an hour ago and the distant Pentlands appeared to be half in, half out of the murk. 2C and frosty outside. We watch and wait....
  4. We had a memorable event in Fife on 15th December 2018. The only time I can remember it happening actually, and yeah there was just this really odd noise outside, a kind of popping sound against the windows. It left a 2mm glaze on absolutely everything, even the outside walls of the house. Couldn't get into my car!
  5. High of 8.6C today at 12:45, but now down to 1.8C with snow falling and grassy surfaces turning white again ๐Ÿ™‚
  6. What an utterly utterly rancid day. The parks were much quieter than normal though. I wonder why? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I confess I did fall flat on my weeble at one point....then gave up trying to work outside and retreated to the office. EDIT - Weeble, Netweather? Really?? ๐Ÿ˜†
  7. Only 1.4C here at the moment but with the clag rolling in everything is looking very different to how it did these past few days: I miss the sun already!
  8. Isn't it just! Wind is gusting to 35mph here so was a bit of a shock when I nipped outside just now ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  9. Lovely start to the day! Great to see double digits across Scotland this morning but up here on the hill we never get that cold. Even in Dec 2010 we only got as low as -7C. Nevertheless, a low of -3.9C last night makes it the coldest January day I've recorded since 2013, and my coldest temperature since 1st March 2018. Snow on the ground for 12 consecutive days is possibly our best snowy stretch since Jan 2013. Need to check that one ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. The daytime high here was -0.3C...but annoyingly we weren't subzero at midnight, so 0.5C was the daily high and we didn't really scrape an ice day ๐Ÿ˜žLow of -2.5C up here but as usual much colder down off the hill in Kinross-shire. I take car info with a bucket of salt but definitely on the cold side at 6pm ๐Ÿ™‚
  11. Erm....when are you going to get tired of saying that? ๐Ÿ˜‰
  12. On snow I'd trust my wee Fiesta with winter tyres on more than I'd trust the 4x4 we have at work...which has pretty rubbish summer tyres on it. It's certainly never failed me getting up and down the hill here. But at the end of the day it's the clearance underneath that brings me to a halt rather than the actual snow surface. The winter tyres are great but there's just not enough clearance underneath the car between the tyre tracks, and so I end up ploughing instead. EDIT - not that we ever get so much snow that ploughing occurs, mind ๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. Snowed pretty much all night here I think, albeit very lightly. An extra 2cm to freshen everything up. Tomorrow looks like a cracking day!! ๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Yeah it's been quite the view south towards the Pentlands and Southern Uplands today. Low cloud just sitting there between Edinburgh and Peebles: ....and with Tinto poking through: Sunshine all the way here today: ....and we went below freezing an hour ago, which is quite unusual for up here as we don't usually go subzero until the early hours of the morning. As others have said, when it's calm and still and cold and crunchy, oh you've gotta love it! ๐Ÿ™‚
  15. Haven't even made it subzero here yet. 0.7C ๐Ÿ˜ž That said, I've had more air frosts here since Christmas Day than I had in the whole of last winter !!
  16. Well, no surprises what the common theme has been in this thread today. I parked at the bottom of the hill in Fife to let my other half know what a nightmare the road was, and the car started siding sideways! Managed (just about) to get to work but the bulk of the day was spent feebly trying to grit key facilities in the three country parks. This is what the front lawn of the visitor centre at Beecraigs looks like just now. It's ice. All of it. Not surprising all we could hear were sirens in the distance. I dread to think how many accidents there have been today....at a time
  17. Ochils MR were apparently called out to attend an accident at Craigmead today.
  18. Itโ€™s remarkable isnโ€™t it, how big an effect even a dusting can have. Makes it nice and grippy if itโ€™s dry. I have to say I was surprised how much snow there was in the Ochils today. I had a trawl of Instagram and Twitter yesterday to see what folk were posting and to gauge how much snow there was....and there really didnโ€™t seem to be as much as south of the Forth. A pleasant surprise but wish I had taken my snowshoes as it was perfect conditions for them. Quite a few people ski touring too. So nice to see. Might try to get back for a bigger outing on Friday after the Ochils have been top
  19. WHAT A DAY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ Gawd I love this country ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, plus 0.5cm of new powdery snow this morning...which no doubt stopped various paths in the Lomonds from being death traps for a few hours this morning at least ๐Ÿ˜‰
  20. I tried but fell asleep on the sofa at 11:45. I don't think I've ever felt so old, clearly I am inexorably morphing into my dad ๐Ÿ˜‰ Still, wishing everyone on here a better 2021 than 2020 and here's hoping this lovely seasonal weather continues for as long as possible. In the absence of travel it's the only thing keeping me sane just now. Well, that and this wonderful forum of course!! Nice and grounding ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay safe and healthy, folks! ๐Ÿ™‚
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