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  1. Heavy snow shower here in Bempton, but not settling so far.
  2. Graupel here in Bempton, and what sounded like a distant rumble about 10 mins ago, but nothing showing on the radar, so could have been something else.
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    Unusual Sky

    The description fits, and it was just ahead of the cold front so was the precursor to the current cold spell. They not something I have seen before. Thanks for the info.
  4. Heavy snow shower in Bempton, whipped along by a strong wind almost horizontal past our solitary street light
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    Unusual Sky

    From the album: Bempton

    Last night around 9pm well after sunset the sky had these milky looking clouds that gradually faded. To those of you into photography it was nearly dark, exposure was 0.5s at F2 ISO3200, too dark for the autofocus to work. What caused this unusual colouring? 5 mins earlier they were a bit brighter, but they were fading as I fiddled around trying to get a half decent image. So any thoughts?
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    Weather related pictures from our garden in Bempton, East Yorkshire
  7. Just a light covering of snow on the roofs and grass when we got up, but wind is gale force.
  8. Already a light snowfall here in Bempton, and with the ground frozen solid its settling. Road which was clear and had dried is now white over.
  9. Just been to the shop in Bridlington, temperature difference is bigger than I have ever seen before, home is showing -5 Bridlington +1, I know car thermometers are not accurate, but its the difference not the actual value. Distance is 4 miles and home is 75m higher, both locations are about 1 mile from the coast.
  10. More snow at Bempton today, I've put some pictures in the members galleries. Temperature got just above freezing at lunchtime, but no real thaw, and topped up with more showers. Showers not a long lasting as yesterday, but still heavy while they lasted.
  11. Back garden 10 mins ago, bright sun, but no sign of melting. A few more showers this morning adding to overnight and yesterday's falls
  12. I think it depends where you are, on the coast I reckon it will be about the same, but inland maybe less as the wind seems to have dropped from yesterday, also wind has shifted slightly towards the north
  13. Heavy snow showers here now, more snow overnight building on yesterdays snow. I would guess 6cm +- but its hard to tell as the wind has blown it around, so its piled up in some places and almost nothing in others. Will try and get a picture when I go for my lunchtime walk
  14. I think the issue on the coast with the set ups this year has been sea surface temperatures, it warms the air just enough to keep it above the 'snow point', further inland evaporative cooling brings the temperature back down. Some one with more knowledge may able to expand/correct
  15. In Bempton we had wet snow this morning but it didnt stick, on my lunchtime bike ride I gain another 40m up into the Wolds, and this was just enough to give a slight slushy covering in places. Very cold and wet though 3C at best, but I think what has killed it is the dewpoint as this rose above 0C this morning.
  16. Now turned to rain/sleet and dewpoint has risen, not much hope here I reckon
  17. Started to snow on the coast, not settling yet, but that could change. Gone from dry at 5.30am to a light fall at 6.10 to quite fast now. Medium flakes and a local weather station shows -1C dewpoint so that may help.
  18. Rain at the coast... A bit of sleet during the heavier bursts. No hope for us I think.
  19. Interesting how steep the temperature gradient is at the moment Watnall in Nottinghamshire is 2C and Shobdon in Herefordshire is 12C, its a bit less than 90 miles as the crow flies. It illustrates the 'battle of the air masses'
  20. Just outside our front door this morning at 6.15 this morning, a cold Northerly wind blowing, but not quite cold enough for it to stick around. Its soft hail, which we get quite often in the winter when we get showers blowing off the North Sea
  21. Where we used to live there would be at least one long power cut every winter, We were the last but one house on a 3.3kV overhead feed, so thunderstorms, gales and snow would all lead to power cuts. After a bad snowstorm in Dec 1990 power was off for a week, also had a power cut Xmas day in the early 2000's cant remember the year. We have a small diesel genny which is enough to keep everything running, only problem with it is Mrs cant start it, so if power went off during the day and I was at work I would get a 'come home and start the genny' phone call.
  22. My wife had to go into Scarborough this morning and said that all the usual flooding places were flooded, as well as a few new ones, it was still raining hard when I got up at 5.30, its stopped here now, but still grey and cold. The field at the back of our house now has all the plough lines filled with water, so must have been quite a downpour.
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