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  1. Snow 17-18th March 2018

    4-5cm from an easterly
  2. A nice dusting of snow from the last shower. A nice day aswell with bright spring sunshine and snow flurries - very different from the easterly earlier this month and 2013. Not expecting anything like the Beast from the East which was one of the most memorable weather events I've experienced: -3C maximum, bitting wind chill, -16C uppers, red warning and heavy powdery snow with blizzard/whiteout conditions with the largest accumulations for at least 12 years can only be described as a phenomenon and to occur at the end of winter/start of Spring was incredibe with a surreal first few days of Spring with successive days of 20cm+ snow cover for the first time since 2010 despite the longer daylight hours and an ice day on March 1st. The grey sky, strong wind and rather quick thaw were the only disappointments in what was an incredible and unique event. I was skeptical of Scandi Highs and easterlies (particulary late in the season) but I've been won over and can see why they are seen as the Holy Grail. To see the models so soon after the Beast show a renewed easterly blast was amusingly received with dismay and now we have a slightly lesser, but potent easterly. I'm not sure what quantifies 'Beast from the East' status but this is not far away with uppers between between -12C and -14C for many. We had a brief but potent easterly around the 12th March 2013 though I'm unaware of an airmass this cold in the second half of March. Given the last easterly was more potent and lowered SSTs further I have much less expectation for this event which I see as a bonus and perhaps a final taste of winter (as far as easterlies as concerned) though some models are showing the potential for further cold spells via northerly winds. Any snow cover after mid March is always a bonus (especially with easterlies) and even more so after a terrific winter with a very recent spectacular finale. Most of the shower activity will be further south which is nice to see though there could be some snow showers in cental belt overnight so there's the potential for a decent covering if there are frequent and some heavier showers during the night. Some charts show the potential for 5cm which I'd be very happy with after individual falls of more than 5cm in December, January and February (3cm on March 1st contributed to a total of 26cm)
  3. It appears my uncle had left his window slightly open when he abounded his car.
  4. My uncle' scar in Fife
  5. About an another inch has fallen overnight with the snow total exceeding 2010 at 26cm. Beautiful blue skies but very cold.
  6. 23cm so far - the highest total since 2010, and the largest snowfall since either 28th November 2010 or 12th March 2006. Adding all the previous events this winter together only just surpasses the snow currently in the ground. A maximum temperature of -3C at Glasgow airport - since 1973, the third February ice day (-1C 16th 1979, 0C 3rd 2010), the latest ice day recorded aswell as the coldest maximum recorded in February or the second half of winter in the last 45 years. Some end to the meteorological winter.
  7. Astonishing. Epic. Spectacular. Mental. Insane. I'm running out of words to describe what's happening. I have never seen anything like this. What a remarkable event - one that will be remembered for a long time to come.
  8. Snow back on after a bit of a lull.
  9. Snow 27th February -

    Epic snowfall from the 'Beast from the East'. Starting on the 27th, intensifying on the 28th.
  10. Around 15cm here. There's more snow accumulating on windows than you'd see in some winters - with around 20 icicles above.
  11. How much has fallen in the last couple of hours?
  12. 11cm - the best since 2010...so far.
  13. Some pics from earlier