Midlands Ice Age

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About Midlands Ice Age

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    Solihull, West Midlands. - 131 m asl .
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    Veteran who can just remember the winter of 1947 as well as 1963.
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  1. Quite annoying really for me. Several times when the temp was low we were forecast a Cheshire gap streamer, but nothing turned up around here. As soon as they fall as rain then bang - straight over us... MIA
  2. Yep, 5.2mms here last night here. Dry,but cloudy at the moment, Temp of 4.5C currently MIA.
  3. I have to go for 6.9C, Please MIA
  4. Thanks for your info. Even if it not the news I was hoping for.! MIA edit.. Dew point still at -1c. with temp at 1.6C. So it has steadied off now
  5. Dew point still dropping. It is now down to -0.9C. Temperature now has also started to fall. It is now down to1.9C, having maxed at 2.1C. It should be rising at this time of day. Also worthy of note is the windchill, It is now tending into negative territory in the stronger gusts. Still some snow flurries, and one or two moderate sized flakes floating around. MIA
  6. SnowyOwl..... A good spot.. Interesting - the temperature is remaining steady here at about 2.0C. We had rain earlier this morning and overnight up to 9:30.... However, the dewpoint is now dropping quickly. It is now down to -0.6C as opposed to 0.6C earlier on. As reported above we are now seeing snowflakes floating around again in the central Midlands.. The colder air seems to be pushing back south again. Was this forecast? Could it be that the ridge to the north is intensifying again? We can always hope! MIA
  7. Dew point now above freezing and drizzle setting in. MIA
  8. Hi Jay... looks like it is just sleet, but thanks for the best wishes. My temp has just gone up to 2C now (its highest of the day), The dew point is just hanging on at -0.1C, So we will have to wait and see. MIA
  9. Yep DWW,, That graph shows why it is turning to rain to the north west of the region. I thought we were turning to rain (defo sleet earlier on at 09:00), but it is certainly very light snow flakes here now. Although the temp has increased to +1.0C, my dew point is still showing as -0.9C. I am not sure it is absolutely correct (still), but it would explain why it has turned back to snow here, as clearly we have had the drier easterly still affecting us... The latest charts show a small low over northern France. Is it going to change things and support the high a bit longer? MIA
  10. Gradually turning to moderate snow here now, with 10p sized flakes. No real sign of settling. It has followed on from a 2hour spell of sunny intervals, Could it be an effect of a bit of convection? MIA Edit - it made it to 50P sized flakes for about 1 mimute which did settle. However is now brightening up a bit, and has almost stopped. Definitely turning more showery now..
  11. Yep.. Was just about to post the same. Not seen any snow here, until about half an hour ago when a couple of flakes drifted down (and if you look long enough something is still falling. The funny bit is that my weather app changed from a 10-20% chance of snow during the last 24 hours, to one of rain and 30% for the current forecast.. I looked out expecting to confirm the rain and there was a snow flake, Not sure who to blame!!! Anyway all eyes to the east to the patch of precip around the wash. Should arrive here just about at the warmest part of the day! So maximum convection . Might even get 0.01mms of rain from it then! MIA .
  12. The only fair way of doing it will be to take an average of the latest known value (4.8c) and GW's calculated final value of 3.87C. That's 4.3335 ie 4.3C.!! Any other solutions? Seriously though.. It does look a bit strange that the CET data set has come up for review in this way - if it is a political point that is causing issues.. I think it is generally regarded as one of the best and most accurate in the world, so why should it be affected? MIA
  13. Following on from my post yesterday. ECM brought everyone down (I must have put a jinx on it), with a total outlier . Where did that come from?. However it returned to the fold this morning. Still very cold this weekend and we could well have 2 - 4inches on sunday. After then it starts to get more complicated, with the Azores high trying to get in on the act. Could go two ways now - 1) Ridges over the UK, and it is likely the cold spell will be temporary, though with hard night frosts. 2 ) It goes further west and north. Then it could be game on... With a link up between the highs over Iceland and Scandi we could be in the freezer for a month or more. Still we will have a 4 or 5 day cold spell now to look forward to, with increasing opportunities for snow around the MIdlands. So lets keep the mood high in here. Edit just to say we hit a low of -3,4C this morning, a high of 5.3C at lunchtime, and we are now dropping to 4.5C as the heavy rain (with a bit of sleet on car windscreen) swept in one and a half hours ago. MIA
  14. Steve.. Isn't the Scandi high expanding? Definitely northwards, but more worringly (?) southwards as well. MIA Edit - we need it to sneak into the gap( around Iceland) left by the dropping low in the Atlantic.