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    Weather (especially Winter), Hiking, Photography, the Universe / Cosmos, History
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    Snow, Snow and more Snow, Blizzards,Thunder Snow, Hoarfrost, Frost

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  1. Surely such a chart would have as much of a chance of verifying as it does of not doing so?
  2. Winter 2017 2018 General Discussion

    Hopefully some the snow they have had in Moscow will make it over here in a week or two http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42939644
  3. Unless both the BBC and ITV have access to some much better models I wouldn’t worry about what they are currently reporting. In my experience they won’t jump on board the cold train until much closer to the time, more likely to see them going for the current model output from Thursday onwards I would say if it’s still there and hasn’t suddenly gone the way of the pear
  4. Carinthian should be happy with this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42623293 as would anyone of us, two meters of snow is 2 days is just shy of 7 feet!
  5. Don't buy it myself as the Beebs forecasts have mentioned mainly rain except for the hills. They could be wrong (and I would love it to be) but in my experience when rain is forecast it is usually always accurate!
  6. The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion - 07/12/2017 Onwards

    It has been snowing on and off here in Nottingham for the past couple of hours and I wasn't expecting anything until tomorrow. Nothing major, but a nice sugar dusting. I've tempered my expectations for tomorrow but hoping for something half descent, we'll see... Keep the faith peeps as just never know what might await you in the morning
  7. Model Output Discussion - cold spell to end Autumn

    Philip Avery said on the BBC forecast last night (and I quote) that ''anyone wanting mild Atlantic driven weather systems should look away now as they may not be seen for some time'' talk about a tease! Anyway, make of that what you will but this year has really got off to a cracking start and long may it continue...
  8. The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion

    Had a nice snow shower just now in Notts, big flakes and light covering. Don't think it will last long but nice to see nonetheless, certainly more than we have had in the last 4 winters
  9. Your favourite winter and snow memories

    The one memory that always sticks in my mind is the snow storm in December 1990. I was staying at a friends house in Nottingham and I recall vividly my mum phoning to say that snow was forecast and that I should think about coming home rather than staying out. I said to my mum (who generally believes the Daily Express (DE) headlines) that this was never going to happen and that we'll wake up to nothing as usual (even a pessimist back then! ) so needless to say I stayed out. My mate had a granny flat which we would stay in when stopping over and I remember it being a bit nippy but we were young and intoxicated so never thought anymore of it. The following morning we awoke, much to my delight, to an absolute deluge. Knee deep snow everywhere and still bucketing it down. For some strange reason, I decided to try and make an epic journey home rather than just hanging out at my friends. To do this day I am not entirely sure why I did this. I was 15 at the time and living with my folks who were based over near to Melton Mowbray. It was quite obvious that from the moment I tried to get public transport that I was never going to make it home, so instead tried to get to my aunties who lived just outside the city. I managed to make it about halfway to the city before all public transport was shut down, the only time I can recall this ever happening. Eventually I got to the city and then had a couple of miles trudge to my aunties. This was the only occasion I can ever recall having walked in knee deep snow in the market square while snow was still hammering it down. I didn't care that I was freezing cold, soaking wet, it was snowing hard and everything was at a standstill. You couldn't tell where the roads ended and the paths began, it was amazing. It was a special event for sure, just very disappointing that it didn't stay around for very long. My folks were without power for a fortnight so I ended up staying away from home for sometime. Quite a little adventure really. How I wish we had smartphones and Netweather in those days. I have no pictures at all, just my memories. But this is one day that will live with me forever, would love to see the likes of it again, only over a more sustained period of time, not that I'm greedy or anything!
  10. The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion

    Didn't see a flake in Nottingham this morning and then drove through a blizzard on the A50 as heading into Burton-Upon-Trent where I work! They have had quite a nice covering there, Nott's usual snow shield in force no doubt!
  11. Model Moans, Ramps and Banter

    So the Greek Islands roast in Summer and now freeze in Winter - reckon I may need to seriously consider relocating if this is going to be a trend! We must be the unluckiest nation on the planet for getting cold and snow to our shores! http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38554357 It feels like groundhog day when reading the model thread, will it, won't it, break down imminent, even though any cold hasn't even arrived (yet!) potential, potential, potential, disappearing / phantom Easterlies - arrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
  12. Model Moans, Ramps and Banter

    I feel your pain CC... This winter is shaping up to be one of the worst ever and that is saying something on the back of the previous two! The models seem to be playing some kind of sick joke on us, saying hey look at what you could be getting, but you know what, I don't think I'll bother. The thing that really wrecks my head is that when say the GFS is predicting mild mush and storms it always verifies and when it is showing a stonking easterly or barn stormer of a northerly it very rarely, if ever verifies, I mean what is that all about! I also get really frustrated when people say well its the UK's location and the 'default' is blah, blah, blah - this didn't seem to be the case in the 1800's when even in the milder winters they had at least one or two descent cold spells or falls of snow! Rant over, off home to drown my sorrows in a bottle or two of ale! ATB Gingerbeard
  13. Model Output Discussions 06z 04/11/16

    Anyone know know where OldMetMan is, used to really enjoy reading his posts but not seen anything so far.
  14. Will This Winter be like 1947 / 1963 ?

    Nothing crazy about this at all. I am not particularly religious but am quite spiritual and do believe in premonitions, physic experiences etc. for a couple of reasons. First one being that I had such a feeling on September 10th 2001, I knew something bad was going to happen with airplanes I just didn't know what. The very next day 9/11 occurred and Al-Qaeda used planes as missiles. The second one, well I'll save that for another thread as it's going way off topic. But don't doubt them... As for this winter, well it is hard to say but I have had a feeling for a while that this one might be up there with one of the best. But we'll see, times are very different and with climate change being what it is, who knows how it'll pan out. I certainly would love to experience one truly epic winter in my lifetime. 2009/10 and 2010/11 were great so I can't complain as we fared very well indeed. I do believe it was well deserved after living through the 90's and early 00's years of utter dross mind. A combination of 47/63 would be my ideal winter so bring it on, shovels at the ready!!!
  15. The Midlands - Weather Chat

    Father in law lives in Bolton and has right been rubbing it in! Not had a sniff here in Notts, well depressing!