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  1. Hi gang ,nice CELL heading my way ,I.m in Winscombe west mendip ,two very bright flashes no THUNDER yet ,looking good across parts of Cornwall, Anyone else in these parts got any action .
  2. Snow drifts followed by the north sea and English channel frozen solid allowing Wolves to cross from Europe and of course net weather crashing every night .back to the models ,an indication from today's charts that we have 5 days of v WARM to hot conditions then possibly a thundery breakdown ,after that if indeed the COOLER air arrives I think we are going to be kept WAITING .But I do have a gut feeling that some very interesting synoptics will be around next week , great forum keep the posts COMING Gang ,cheers Stellas all round .
  3. Radar showing some activity moving n east towards Cornwall , THINK this is a bit further north tracking than I read EARLIER today ,any one got any comments as I have been glued to paperwork today ,cheers gang .
  4. Good evening Gang ,i have just got back from Canada ,having spent the last month there with my late Wifes very best friend who emigrated there in the very hot dry summer of 1976 ,crikey it was hot there on the last week ,30 miles north west of Toronto ,but beautifull air cooling ,like living in a fridge .well certainly looks like the heat will be building again from tomorrow ,great to be able to come on this weather forum which i,v said before ,The best i think in the world .as for the forecast Models ,in this sort of very unusual set up , and taking in to account most of the Northern hemisphere is in unusual Synoptics at present i would only look at the next week as a maximum ,but hey gang we need to enjoy all this heat , yes it could last most of the summer but it could flip ,which often is the case with extreme weather ,cheers gang ,nice to be back home ,
  5. It seems to be a similar set up to what happened in june i think 2012 . i was visiting friends in Canada and watched it develope on the internet ,pretty sure we flew back following day .i,m pretty sure there will be some good action tonight but Hit and miss ,best of luck to all ,Mind the metal spoons and forks ,and keep away from the chimney etc etc ,all great fun for those who love it ,yes i can see some good towers going up to my far south east ,cheers Legritter west mendip ,
  6. Good morning Gang ,i havent posted much lately but been Lurking , great to see some summery weather forecasted by the charts .I do have a hunch that the next month or so will see big swings ,but lets hope the summer overall is one of BBQS ,Thunderstorms , and STELLA on ice , followed by a nice Autumn then the Winter from Hell ,i usually pop in here for a read most days , Thanks for all the great posts , cheers Legritter .
  7. Morning Gang ,ok the rain as cleared away but this nagging wind is a real pain .I am starting to venture out in the Garden a bit now ,with a pair of shears tidying up Lavenders etc .But this wind seems to creep up YER trouser legs and down the back of your kneck ,years ago i wouldn,t have moaned but now with rheumatism etc etc (getting old ) So hopefully looking at forecasts we could suck some warmer temperatures across our region and IF the sun comes out we should all be able to get out and do some Gardening .About 12 years ago i put in some Rhubarb think it was Timperley , two plants it gave loads of rhubarb for three years then disappeared down under !!!!! year before last it grew again ,and last year kept me and neighbours supplied ,even with a crop last Autumn ,and its just now showing at least a dozen tops ,seems to do well just left in an open site .We had a flock of about a dozen long tailed tits over the winter but now down to just one pair .I have occasionally seen a KITE flying about this area ,our local Perigrins Are chasing off our Buzzards from their nesting site.our Local Jack daws are Two to nearly every chimney pot around our area ,of course nesting site and FREE warmth from the Chimneys ,but still currently all flocking together come 7pm ish .Roll on the sunny warm days ,I love the Magical snow but looking forward to some outdoor life .cheers gang ,great that we can all have a chat on this Forum .
  8. This rain seems to be moving very very slowly ,as not moved much north east from my location north somerset ,for several hours now ,so expect some locations will see high totals ,probably the high pressure dropping down from the Arctic which is influencing todays Front .Interesting weekend coming up ,and IF the Dice falls right for our area we could pick up some Snowfall , cheers all .
  9. good afternoon gang ,There certainly is potential for Snow this weekend ,over many years of weather watching ,in this sort of set up forecasters wont stick their necks out too far because fronts etc can evolve very quickly in deep cold air .Already today Warnings have gone out for variouse parts of the country ,and although at the moment we are just outside the warning areas There could be a big shift tomorrow , Fax charts ,curtain twitching Radar and Lamp post watching on the menu again folks .Now food ,hot crispy sausages in bread with brown sauce ,crackly belly pork ,breast lamb stuffed, with chips BUT i do have a healthy day three times a week with veg fruit and some protean ,as i promised my Late wife back in November that i would look after myself .No one to tell me off now if i make the curtains dirty when Twitching ,well gang evening charts are on the way , best of luck to all that like the magical snow ,.
  10. HI GANG ,And late April about the 25th april ,1908 large areas of central and southern england had record breaking snow ,possibly 40cms plus in Southhampton ,Bristol and Oxford 850S ONLY ABOUT MINUS 5C ,SOrry about typing but getting tired ,So it looks like the Chase is on again ,lets see what the morning runs bring ,fingers crossed cheers all
  11. Knocker ,great that you are giving us plenty of info ,thank you .Rain just arriving in my kneck of the woods ,i,v just seen a bumble Bee having a good hunt about .LOW pressure a plenty on the charts and i can see some action weather arriving on Mothers day with perhaps some Thunder which will be of interest .
  12. Good afternoon fellow posters ,well it does look like a week of very high rainfall totals and action weather in a mild set up .But some Models are showing the possibility of high pressure becoming more of a player in the further outlook .The other day i looked up very cold snowy spells for early spring ,and came across the Late April 1908 very wintry weather episode ,if you put in Cold snowy April 1908 or go to Net weather past events ,you can get a good read and there is a video showing you the synoptic set up ,i,m pretty sure i,v seen it before but forgot about it .SO Will the SSW event bring us another memorable event ,theres still time if the synoptics arrive on our shores ,cheers Gang PS STellas all round .
  13. Although no return to deep cold showing at present ,the models do show Low after low Dumping down i feel high amounts of rain ,with always the potential for northern snow depending on the tracks of these lows .Yes very quiet on here ,but i,v got a feeling that more noticeable higher pressure could start to show soon ,probably around the north Atlantic area ,which a few models are hinting at ,just noticed another Poster got in before me ,here we go I Think johnholmes is rallying the troops ,cheers gang .
  14. very interesting GFS run at the moment ,lets see where we are this time tomorrow after 4 more runs and 2 ecm runs ,dont think winter is quite finished yet , well i,m turning in now with dreams of a bit more Snow ,cheers gang
  15. good afternoon fellow posters ,first of all a big thank you for all the info from different people over the recent very exciting cold and snowy spell .I keep saying this but we have a brilliant Weather forum , A brilliant Team ,And posters of all different Levels of experience .Its been great watching things come together ,back in the 80s all i really had in front of me was the Bristol weather centre ,they would post to me Fax charts out to five days ahead at just a small charge ,and of course the bbc , and late at night before the shipping forecast On radio 4 a look ahead for the week .As for current Models i think this week will become interesting again , The SSW event as made a very big difference in the northern hemisphere pattern ,and with the Atlantic a breading ground for low pressure centres ,and The GFS model showing high pressure further to our north , i am expecting another Cold spell or perhaps some shorter cold Snaps .There was a very cold period back in early APRIL about 1908 which gave disruptive snow in southern and central parts of England ,so Gang ,The Hunt is on again , perhaps a Beast from the North this time , CHEERS Gang ,
  16. yes it does look to be taking a track further south ,time will tell , but a very interesting feature ,cheers all .
  17. Morning gang ,i am finding this section very interesting ,Thanks all for keeping us all updated , interesting period coming up ,and plenty of surprises possible , todays showers already seem to be further west than was forecast or is it me wish full thinking ,cheers all .
  18. Good afternoon all ,with the passing of my beautifull wife last Autumn things have been rather busy at home but now starting to quieten down ,so today i,v been for a great walk up local woods .with the Dog still managing to get muddy even with most of the ground frozen .I,V this morning put a new light in the outside Halogen security light ,this will come in handy as our sreet lights go off just after midnight here .Just hoping i can watch the snow falling ,the sound of silence ,thoughts of yester year ,the thrill of it all .Fax charts will be very interesting this coming week ,and we will probably get Corrections made on some days ,this is usually written across the chart ,and these are published at unusual times of day so keep an eye out for these .There are many synoptic situations possible this week with such deep cold ,so dont take forecasts as gospel ,well hope all of us get to see some of the magical stuff , as far as the low forecast to approach our area later next week ,Tuesday i think we will know ,if its game on , take care all ,ps if you curtain twitch keep your hands clean ,as my late wife was always telling me off for marks on the curtain ,mind you the dog curtain twitches but with his NOSE !!!!!!!,HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND GANG ,
  19. good evening all ,Great looking weather outlook for the uk ,Just amazing charts over the past week . With next weeks very cold 850 s ,we will have loads of unexpected snow chances popping up at short notice ,dont be surprised to see the Fax charts get updated at unusual times with Correction wrote across them .As for the low pressure forecast to approach later in the week on the Models i personally will wait till Monday ,if this system does arrive it could be very similar to early January 1982 ,and that was shovel fulls of snow for some ,but as we all know it could miss the bulk off us posters , so STellas all round ,Lamp posts watching commence , I see there are 10 new replies to read anybody would think its going to be cold and snowy cheers all .
  20. Good afternoon fellow posters ,off topic but thank you all posters who have sent me messages of sympathy ,very heart warming .On to the Charts today ,Looking very good across all Models ,i am getting very excited ,and today at our local supermarket people are literally having a good stock up , the young girl at the check out asked me if i was buying soup because of the big Russian storm coming ,i did try explaining to her that its a week away and things could change .Fax charts will be very helpfull but remember at this range we can expect downgrades and upgrades from all weather predicting charts ,but my gut feeling is we will be visited by a very cold spell ,and yes snow is on the menu but on whoes plate it falls is still to be decided . AS i have said before ,any New members trying to understand upper air patterns Temperatures etc ,have a look at plane Contrails ,then read ,The science of Contrails ,very interesting stuff ,small contrails long contrails ,different shape contrails etc etc ,if you log the plane you see you can look up on many sites and it will tell you its height etc ,UK AIRSPACE IS A GOOD SITE ,of course if its cloudy and snowing hard you will probably be glued to the snow radar ,or if its night you will be Curtain twitching ,or Lamp post watching .So very interesting period coming up lets hope we all get in on the action ,it will be interesting if we can get that 510 DAm line or lower ,Let the hunt begin Gang ,cheers STEllas all round .
  21. My bird feeders ,nuts seeds and fat balls ,had hardly been touched untill a few day ago ,then on Monday about a dozen or more Long tailed tits arrived ,flitting around the garden for about ten minutes then disappearing only to reappear twenty minutes later ,and so on .And today the berries are being closely guarded by the local black birds .As for the weather ,looking at all current charts etc ,we could get lucky especially if any fronts stall , And if Mother nature turns a blind eye to the M4 Corridoor it could be our turn .Certainly looking like the best synoptics for us in a while .Although i do visit the Model output forum ,for any new beginners ,keep an eye on the Fax charts ,the met office updates , read between the lines ,Snow falls are very hard to predict ,but many a good fall in our area as come from Marginal situations ,right i,m off down ASda for a good stock up , could be some curtain twitching coming up ,Radar Watch ,take care all ,cheers
  22. Sorry about my above post ,totally cocked up on this one .Not often i post charts ,and dont know where my Text as gone ,anyhow chart 168 hrs looks good to me and its as far as i will look at the moment .I got woken up at just gone 7am today by Churchill my Dog ,he was barking at my computer and his lips were saying Slider and Beasterly . A good start to the day gang ,but we must stay focused ,very very interesting Model watching coming up ,Many opportunitys for the white stuff depending on Location , storms , lightning , Mother nature putting on a show Gang ,But i think the computer models will tease us with many outcomes , this is better than the usual Mild mush ,cheers .
  23. who ever you are please give us Frosty back ,my dog is growling he knows something is up
  24. Good morning Gang ,just popped in for a read and some chart browsing ,realy wild out there today ,certainly some interesting weather coming up this week .And looking at the Ecm on its further charts i can see some interesting higher hights building to our far north and far north east ,so a possible STella run this evening could be on the cards at about 192 Hrs onwards ,so i am expecting a big Swing ,of course this is just a calculated hunch by me ,but the Dog is nodding his head (churchill) .Will be interesting to Watch this Wednesday /Thursday Storm develope and i expect that to be named Today ,Storm Fionn if it does get named .And looking on the modelling of this Low pressure area i,m pretty sure it will take a track further south than currently modelled but not talking of a big shift as its now in range compared to over past weekend . Pretty sure from mid day tomorrow through till Wednesday morning a large area of wintry weather will affect even low levels ,especially in any heavier falls .Well Gang Mother nature about to give us a show ,lets enjoy ,catch you all up later STellas all round .
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