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  1. Well it was snowing and covering all surfaces at one point even the wet tarmac, but soon as the wind picked up it thawed off the tarmac very quickly.
  2. 3:05am and it's just turned from heavy rain to wet snow here near Abingdon, Oxford. Literally 5mins after the time the BBC evening weather forecast said it would. Temp 2.8. EDIT: temp 2.3C 10mins later.
  3. Temperature dropping quickly on outdoor thermo now, down to 3.6 [edit: 3.3 now 3 mins later]. Watching the orange traffic line along the M40 on Google traffic map gradually spreading southwards towards me. (Abingdon, Oxford)
  4. Sun just come out here, Abingdon. Still got 1cm-3cm on most off-road surfaces. Enough to ensure that we will have an exceptionally cold night tonight with clear skies. Probably the coldest in a few years locally. We may just about manage an ice day on Tuesday before a rapid thaw on Wedneday.
  5. Wow, it really was a winter wonderland upon waking. Brilliant! 1.0C. Roughly 1.5- to 2 inches at the moment.
  6. Unlucky mate. It was a very light covering, talking a 1mm-2mm dusting or so. But yeah when snowless for so long just seeing something at all is nice. Right now it appears to be sleeting, nearer the rain end of the sleet spectrum, and 1.1C. Off to sleep now, hopefully to wake up mid morning to a winter wonderland.
  7. Turned into moderate rain here in Abingdon now, temp steady at 1.1C for last hour. All of the light covering has now melted.
  8. Light snow here in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Settling on cars, bins and the bits of road that started off dry. Temp currently 1.2C, risen from 0.9C by about 0.1C every 15mins. Already better than anything I expected really. The Chilterns are going to get pasted from this,
  9. Hurricane Ophelia

    Thanks that's interesting to know. That blob of convection is being very stubborn.
  10. Hurricane Ophelia

    Is it officially post tropical yet? it still looks like it has a distinct core of high cloud tops and convection.
  11. Hurricane Ophelia

    Good, this definitely needs to be taken seriously. I wouldn't go as far as mass evacuation but certainly things like government ordered mandatory school closures should be considered.
  12. Hurricane Ophelia

    Ophelia has made it onto the European Sat24.com satellite page now. The eye is exceptionally well defined at the moment on the cloud satellite images.
  13. Hurricane Ophelia

    Ophelia appears to have developed a clear eye now on cloud satellite. Not yet at category 1 status though according to latest NHC advisory.
  14. Hurricane Ophelia

    This one is going to be interesting to watch and see how close to Europe it can get before losing intensity. Once it's past the Azores the sea temperatures drop off quite sharply.