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  1. I can report that the Carmarthen snow shield is still fully functional.
  2. For my area I've known it much colder (also cold spells that lasted for much longer) and also with far more snow. However this was the first time that I've seen drifting snow in this area for a long time - even though my area only got around 3 inches there's some very good drifts about. But, generally speaking, it was very average compared to some of the excellent blizzards that I've experienced over the past few decades.
  3. Well I've seen snow in the south at the end of April before so you never know ..........
  4. Nice one, I've been feeding the wild birds too. A shallow bowl of water is also useful (although you'll need to remove the ice from time to time).
  5. But if you warn people and nothing happens then they'll start to ignore further warnings. It's a very delicate balancing act that's made even more difficult when the prognosis is extremely uncertain - the snow from the current cold snap was very difficult to forecast with a lot of highly complicated and 'out of the ordinary' factors mixed in. Your current attacks on the Met Office and certain forecasters are totally unfair and unjustified.
  6. Check out HIRLAM: https://www.meteociel.fr/modeles/hirlam.php More snow developing during the afternoon.
  7. Despite the low surface temperatures (still around -2 C in my neck of the woods) has the upper air warmed a lot or become more laden with moisture? I ask this because I still have a very strong wind here which should be causing the existing lying snow to drift, yet it's not blowing about at all (plenty of drifts formed overnight of course). There's been no freezing rain either and the snow still seems powdery. Apologies if this is vaguely off topic but given the experts who visit this thread it seemed like the best place to ask.
  8. I'm afraid that will never happen UNLESS we start to get regular, severe, prolonged cold spells.
  9. It should do: " Even if the snow turned to freezing rain, it would almost certainly turn back to extremely heavy snow " from this post: but it will perhaps vary depending on the location.
  10. And that was based on what the charts were showing. We've still not had much and as the main band isn't due for a few hours we still don't know if we'll be in a relatively "dry" zone. We'll see in a few hours.
  11. To those of you saying that there's not much snow, etc - the main band isn't here yet and isn't due for a few hours. Be grateful that you've got a little extra as a taster.
  12. They should find shelter in the hedgerows but sadly this will be the death of some of them. Keep putting out suitable food and breaking the ice on the water bowls, that's all that I've been doing and all that anyone can reasonably do.
  13. The main precipitation isn't due for a few hours yet, these bouts of snizzle are but tiny tasters of what some people will eventually get.
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