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  1. Blizzard to drop one foot of snow Add a comment (1) STRUGGLING commuters left shivering in the latest big freeze are set to be swamped by another FOOT of snow tomorrow, experts warned. Forecasters said blizzards and high winds will cause rush-hour havoc — on the back of four inches of snow expected tonight. Read more: http://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/news/3983462/Blizzard-to-drop-one-foot-of-snow.html#ixzz1fqqiKuWq
  2. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-06/newly-discovered-planet-could-support-life/3715618 interesting interview about NASA new find here.
  3. 1739: October, Easterly wind set in heralding frosts. The beginning of another 'Big One!'. 1739-40: Severe winter, one of the worst. May have been worse than that of 1715 (?). Late December saw a severely strong Easterly gale set up, brining very cold air over the UK. Ice formed on the Thames, once again. Streets were blocked up with ice and snow, which made travelling hazardous. The Thames remained frozen over for about 8 weeks (?). Some reports said this winter was the most severe on record, with temperatures falling to -24c in early January (1995 beat this and holds the record for the coldest minima in the UK ever). The Easterly gale persisted, with snow and frost becoming an increasing hazard to all. Northerlies also started up, very strong in places, with again snow and ice. This winter can be noted as one of the most severe of all time (since records began). http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=other;type=winthist
  4. SHIVERING HALT TO MILD DAYS Local authorities and transport chiefs came under fire during last year’s big freeze Saturday December 3,2011 By Nathan Rao Have your say(1) BLIZZARDS and sub-zero temperatures will bring a shivering end to the recent mild weather as winter roars in with a vengeance next week. The first real signs of widespread winter chill are due to arrive tomorrow with temperatures falling below freezing overnight into Monday. England had its first snowfall of the winter yesterday as blizzards hit the Tyne Valley and north Pennines. The heavy snow and strong winds lasted around an hour and forecasters warned the rest of the UK to brace itself for snow next week. Temperatures fell to minus 2C in the North-east on Thursday night with most of the region waking up yesterday morning to frost and ice. Forecasters say next week the mercury could sink to a teeth-chattering minus 7C in parts, with bitterly cold winds making it feel more like minus 12C. They warn heavy and widespread snow will fall in Scotland and the North with most of the UK at risk of a “moderate†dusting. Temperatures fell to minus 2C in the North-east on Thursday night Frost and ice threaten to make driving conditions treacherous and bring possible disruption on transport networks. The Met Office yesterday issued severe weather warnings for snow in Scotland for Monday and Tuesday and warned of “below average†temperatures. Jonathan Powell, senior forecaster for Positive Weather Solutions, said: “Winter certainly is going to kick in next week. Then we are in for a bumpy ride with some widespread snow in Scotland and the chance of snowfall further south. “It is going to be a real shock to the system in terms of temperatures, especially on Monday morning when there will be widespread frost and ice.†The warnings came as highways chiefs declared they were confident they were fully prepared to deal with a severe winter this year with extra salt stocks and new gritters on standby
  5. So the detailed Winter Forecast is out today ?

    1. Paul

      Paul

      Yes, although it's going to be later this evening as the video is taking some time to edit/process/upload

  6. I used to be the river keeper on Haddon Estate when Lord John was alive, I do know that this year was the 4th dryiest on record in the Lathkill catchment area, the River Lathkill leaks into Hillcar sough opposite Shining Bank Quary, and ends up running into the River Derwent 4 miles away. Also a sewer pipe runs down the side of the Bradford and Lathkill, when they were laying the pipe in the limestone bed they used small explosives, the water leaks out and follows the pipeline to Hillcar souph also.
  7. The EA has called the last 12 months the 7th driest on record, And for summer months alone the 4th driest on record.

  8. It will be dark at 5 on Sunday :-)

    1. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      :( The shortest day will soon be here then the long days will be on the way back roll on December 21st then we can slowly get back to the longer day's and no more putting the lights on at 4pm

    2. DisruptiveGust

      DisruptiveGust

      Bring it on, here comes winter!

    3. Bottesford
  9. It will be dark at 5 on Sunday :-)

    1. Isolated Frost

      Isolated Frost

      yep, about 515/530pm and pitch black by sunday as it's 6pm and quite dark blue currently

  10. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049731/Get-woollies--icy-blast-Cold-winds-frost-snow-hit-Britain-week.html Seems a LITTLE more realistic!
  11. Is starting to get that winter feeling again :-)))

  12. And to top it all off, i've also spotted some more UFO/Seagulls in the picture with the silent sunset.
  13. A nice time lapse video http://www.vimeo.com/30089693

    1. wimblettben

      wimblettben

      The stars on that timelapse look amazing.

  14. Good view of the milky way from here tonight, its crystal clear.

  15. Should be dark by 9 tonight at this rate.....lol

    1. Eugene

      Eugene

      lol yes it's pretty dark here now

  16. Just seen the first Christmas advert.....

    1. Eugene

      Eugene

      Really sad isnt it?

    2. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Yep, gives them more time to get more money to run off with.

    3. Eugene

      Eugene

      Yes rob, its all about money at the end of the day, a shame really as it used to be a special time

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  17. Today is much better than was Forecast here.

  18. What an awfull day here, more like October again !

  19. When they realised they were wrong, instead of them changing it to Climate Cooling and looking realy stupid... They opted for Climate Change. Which to me is even more bizarre, as the Climate has and it always changing, And we will never be able to control it. TEITS may be onto something there regarding the summer forecast, this winters going to be an interesting one IF there's a pattern to follow...
  20. Will be glad when all this muggy air's blown away!

    1. Eugene

      Eugene

      It will be tomorrow for at least a week you'll be happy to know

  21. The blocking is still there, and does'nt look like its going to shift anywhere.

    1. Eugene

      Eugene

      Blocking still where?

  22. Feels like October night here.

    1. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      I never said it was cold, just the weather in general

    2. 95 Degrees

      95 Degrees

      He's right, doesn't feel summery at all.

    3. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      Talking of Temps. The average for October is 11C. Last night it dropped to 11.9 here.

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  23. This blocking is going nowhere, the setup's looking great for Autumn/Winter!

    1. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      Have to say i don't agree, there are signs of LP building over Greenland which will give us more chance of seeing warmer weather

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