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  1. I feel this is a very good summary for this week . and looking at todays charts these fronts will struggle as mentioned during this weekend .an interesting time possibly after this week ,
  2. recently spoke to my friends in canada who we stayed with back in may and june and went to Newyork with .its just amazing seeing all those places we visited badly affected .thankfully the storm hit land when it did ,2 hrs later and we would be talking much bigger storm surge .some of those people affected could be out of power for a weeek .thanks to the posters who give info on CAM Websites etc . some amazing snow footage on canadian television programes and cams ,Im off to work catch up with you later .
  3. noticed many web cams [have technical issues ] its the same when there are strikes and mass demonstrations ,its a shame realy but i suppose the authorities are trying their best to keep things under controll .on the canadian weather channell they have just said that the cold air moving in from the west and north is slowing down considerably which could help to break up SANDY ,but things will still be dire .Also rainfall totalls have now been scaled down ,with highest totalls expected only over higher locations ,and any snow much further north over lake Huron north . But other sources quoting THE EXACT OPPOSITE ,its going to be a very interesting storm to watch ,just hope for the best for people .
  4. brilliant photo ,i was there this year late june with a temp of 26 c pretty thundery ,would have loved to have been there in 1905 ,but a bit before my time
  5. just had a look at charts since thurs and as you pointed out there was a strong signal on friday and sat for these fronts to be killed off ,iv only spent brief moments since thurs of last wk [4th] taking just a quick look as looking after elderly rel .just goes to show you cant take things for granted as iv learned to my peril over the yrs .reminds me a bit like an occasion back in a winter yrs ago ,the first front brings a bit of snow the next a bit more ,the next dives over france more .but more waiting in the wings .i will have a good Gander at charts before posting next time .regards Legritter.
  6. yes a good summary but fronts to our west and south /west could put a spanner in the works , personally i think the fronts will push a little further north east , but as mentioned typically autumnal . beyond next friday very hard to pin down .
  7. The child of NADINE as cost millions ,caused missery and injury and death . And it still as plenty of fight in it . itscoming at us further south again .the wind is picking up here and the blue sky gradually filling in .looks like the next 36 hrs could produce plenty more flooding with large rainfall totals over wales ,the west country s/west and parts of the south . but looks like making a runner on thursday ,some child .i blame the parents Myself .i wonder if we will see any more of its relatives this autumn /winter ,regards legritter .
  8. Last year i had plums a plenty ,this year they fell off or rotted . my veg plot at top of garden as been left untouched for two years , mainly because i had a bad hand [CARPEL TUNNEL] hand goes dead etc . ok now ,last week i gave the plot a good tidy up weeding digging etc . i was totally amazed ,under all the weeds were atleast 20 or so TURNIPS the best turnips i have ever grown ,not bad considering the last time i put turnip seed in was 4 yrs ago . gardening can throw up many surprises ,severall yrs ago i acidentially dropped a load of radish seeds down inbetween the outside flooring of my summer house ,hey presto award winning radish ,they only had dust to grow in .this year i grew runners in big pots ,put them in late ,had a good crop the last 3 wks but the top flowers were all nearly knocked yesterday because of sun nights deluge ,Cant win em all .
  9. off to eat me chicken and yes the lady of the house will be washing up ,karin is a good person ,will catch up with you all later , some nice cumulonimbus out to my west ,cheers
  10. During the big flood that bristol and mendip area had back in 1968 ,i was working in bedminster ,where we had nearly 5ft of flood water in our shop . on this occasion the floods were caused by a thundery low which stationed itself over our area in june . RATS were EVERYWHERE ,3/4 DAYS LATER THEYwere feeding on plenty of rotting meat and food produce . anyhow looks like more hvy rain on the way for the west country and south later tomorrow . stay safe further north ,cheers
  11. Wind starting to whip up here ,although not strong, trees are still in full leaf . sun keeps popping out .a typical autumnal day at present . im fairly confident looking at latest charts data etc that there is plenty more rain to come down here when the low tracks back south .looking grim for folks under the wrap around with huge rainfall totals possible , the low could drop to 974 ish MB so some damaging winds can be expected . got woken this morning with rain pouring over gutter ,absolute torrential about 5AM . also a very active trough late wed /thurs could be the icing on our cake [KARIN] . i wish the met office would officially name low pres systems say LOW LEGRITTER/ OR LOW LIAM J .Or Frosty 039 ,thanks again to more technical minded posters who post info on all forums ,cheers
  12. IF ,the recent arctic sea ice melt is the result of mans [human ] influence over the last 250/300 yrs ,i would say yes . it would affect our weather .because in my way of thinking to create such a melt would be a huge if not galaxtic event ,so if it can do that it can certainly affect our weather . if its a Natural event brought about by a large natural cycle involving processes that we do not yet understand it cant affect the weather but is a part of that WEATHER and what comes with it . i am convinced that even if you start an autumn with little ice you can still get a bitter winter , i wont get to technical as there are more knowledgeable members ,but lets hope from now THE HUMAN RACE takes all these signs seriousely ,just in case man emerged to change the face of the planet without realising it FATE ,to then move on to other rocky planets . off outside now for a puff ,feels cold now and its only sep , was fresh this morning at 4 am , one of the wolf sights already saying wolf packs are on the move in far n canada ,councills switched me lamp post off ,will have to give our outside lights a clean so i can see the snow ,cheers legritter
  13. i find this part of the forum very interesting .as regards any body being qualified enough to understand Ice melt i think its a case of its a fairly new science and a lot more money and research needs to be undertaken . scientific measurements ,temp of sea areas at the surface of the sea and at different depths need to be logged at all times of the year at same times etc . its a shame that we do not have records going back ages but instruments have only been around for a very tiny fraction of the time that ice as been present .but as we all know its such a complicated set up that even the top scientists can only make an educated quess ,and its only a quess ,but i do feel that sea ice melt is seriouse whether its manmade or just a part of a cycle ,so we need to keep on top of it or we could all get caught out . if there is anybody interested i look at a web cam on baffin island during autumn /winter ,go on google type in KIMMIRUT weather cam ,it does not update that regular but you can get a feel of the place .its 62 Degs 51 north and temp today aprox 5c .iv seen the odd husky about .cheers
  14. i know im off topic but in reference to my post regarding polar bears in ireland during past history as a result of bears arriving on ice flows etc ,it could be a case that polar bears originate from the EMERALD ISLE ,TYPE IN POLAR BEARS IN IRELAND ON GOOGLE ,NO IM NOT ON AN EARLY VODKA ONLY COFFEE ,STOPED FOR A BREAK AS HEAVENS JUST OPENED ,CATCH YOU ALL UP LATER ,CHEERS
  15. sorry about capital letters but fairly new to this typing game .i get carried away now and again .anyhow whilst i was a fellow of the ROYAL met society i had access to many interesting sci papers .i will dig these out and put together a post regarding very cold winters with a westerly based wind bringing hvy lake effect snow .i have recently come back from canada and me and my wife stayed near the shores of lake Huron for a while ,we met a local vicar 96 yrs of age who came originally from Newfoundland who told us of how quite often they can get very hvy falls of snow off the lakes ,whilst not far away almost nill .just a quicky regarding this winter ,we seem to have lost those winters that we got between say late 1980s and say 2006 when we only got mild wet and very windy weather to now atleast one or two descent wintery spells . i think we are still in this cycle so i personally think this winter could produce a good snowy spell . last winter the azores high was on one ,perhaps this winter could be opposite .and dont forget although we had a severe december the year before last we have not had a long cold snowy winter for quite a while .so bring on the snow ,its certainly the magical ingredient ,perhaps it is a HARSH WINTER COMING ,cheers legritter
  16. cant think of the exact year as i have all the information up in the attic at the moment but in the late 1500 s possibly 1589 feb and march were both severe ,with vast amounts of very deep snow in all parts of the country ,especially so ireland and western britain , even london people died from severe cold ,BUT IT WAS NOTED IN MANY DIARIES KEPT BY MONKS AND CHURCH RECORDS THAT THE SNOW QUITE OFTEN ARRIVED ON WESTERLY WINDS .research since as concluded that this was a very severe outbreak of LAKE EFFECT SNOW ,IS THERE A POSSIBILITY THAT THIS HAPPENED A LOT DURING THE ICE AGE , HOWEVER THE ICE AGE STARTED IS STILL OPEN TO DEBATE ,BUT VAST AMOUNTS OF SNOW MUST HAVE FALLEN TO CREATE ALL THAT ICE .GIVEN THE RIGHT WEATHER PATTERN BRITAIN IS FAR ENOUGH NORTH TO STAY PRETTY WELL FROZEN WITH DEEP SNOW FROM LATE OCTOBER TILL POSSIBLY LATE APRIL . ANOTHER THOUGHT ,DID ANY POLAR BEARS VISIT IRELAND WHEN CONDITIONS WERE RIGHT ,ITS NOT THAT FAR FETCHED IF ONE WAS ON A LARGE PIECE OF FLOATING ICE .THIS QUESTION WAS PUT FORWARD IN A SCIENTIFIC PAPER .I BET A LOAD OF UNEXPECTED THINGS HAPPENED IF WE KNEW THE PAST . REGARDS LEGRITTER
  17. I would like to add that the Met office in my opinion do a very professional job in their 16 day outlook . the very short heatwave that was enjoyed by those that got it could have very easily have been a continental envent [our friends across the channel ]but in their forecast they did cover the eventuality.take present forecast and read between the lines and there is every possibility that this weekend into next week COULD produce vast amounts of rain .on the other hand the lows could stay further west and with a slight pressure rise the outcome could be totally different . I honestly feel that the met office should only attempt a 10 day outlook .i know they have plenty of information at hand but a 10 day outlook would im sure be sufficient for most members of the public , although we are the public [net weather members ] we can atleast discuss the charts on offer and read between the lines so to speak .although i spent along time in north america /canada back in may /july i did a study on 11 day forecasts in good old uk and canada ,and those last 3/4 days in canada brought heatwaves not forecast ,where our forcasters were virtually spot on ,the pattern in canada was all over the place .but thats the nature of weather ,just my thoughts cheers
  18. i spent 6 wks in canada and parts of new york state ,mostly around toronto ,georgian bay ,lake HURON and around OTTAWA ,ALSO WALKED ALONG PARTS OF THE NIAGRA ESCARPEMENT , STAYING WITH FRIENDS LATE MAY ,JUNE AND EARLY JULY .HAD VIRTUALLY ALL WEATHER TYPES YOU CAN GET AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR .BEUTIFULL NIGHT TIME STORMS ,TYPICAL ENGLISH AUTUMN WEATHER ,FOLLOWED BY 34C AND HIGH HUMIDITY . SAW 2 FUNNEL CLOUDS ,AN ABSOLUTELY FREEZING DAY ON THE BEACH AT LAKE HURON ,WITH AN ON SHORE BREEZE ,BUT 2 DAYS LATER BAKING .BONE DRY LANDSCAPES ,FLOODED LANDSCAPES ,THE MOST BEUTIFUL EVENING STORM WHILST WALKING IN THE WILDS ,ALL THIS COUPLED WITH MY FRIEND WHO WORKS FOR THE WILDLIFE RESEARCH DEPT OF TOR ,AND LAKES AREA SR /DEPT ,WHILST MY WIFE AND HER VERY BEST FRIEND ENJOYED THE DAYS WITH A GLASS OR TWO WE WOULD GO AND DO A BIT OF STORM CHASING .IT WAS GREAT UNTILL A YOUNG POLICE OFFICER CAUGHT US DOING 100 KL HR IN A 80 KL HR AREA , ALTHOUGH IT DID PAY DIVIDENDS AS WE WENT FOR A WALK TO A LOCAL LAKE WHERE EASTERN GREY WOLVES HAVE BEEN SEEN ,AND AN ABSOLUTELY HORENDOUSE STORM BROKE , CAUSING MASSIVE TORRENTS OF WATER TO FLOW DOWN THE SLOPES ,OUT CAME TWO WOLVES [NOT CYOTES ] WE DID REPORT THIS BUT USUAL NONSENCE FROM LOCAL OFFICALS .ANYHOW A SPLENDID TIME NATURE WISE IN CANADA AND NORTH AMERICA , AND WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT ON SEVERE WEATHER CHANNEL ,GOOD OLD BRITAIN GOT A MENTION WITH THEIR WEARD WEATHER BACK HOME .AND STILL VERY ACTION PACKED AS I TYPE ,CHEERS WHO EVER READS THIS I DID ENJOY THE WILDS OF NORTH AMERICA /CANADA ,PERHAPS NEXT TIME BC ,ALBERTA AND A LITTLE FURTHER NORTH WHERE I MIGHT SEE A PROPER WOLF ,A BIG GREY TIMBER ,BUT THIS TIME I;LL TRY AND STAY ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE AWAY ,ITS BAD ENOUGH STAYING IN A TRAILER PARK IN GREY BRUCE ON THE EDGE OF A FOREST AND GOING OUT FOR A LOOK AT THE LIGHTENING AT 1 AM IN THE MORNING ,PITCH BLACK DEADLY SILENCE AND SOMETHING MOVES ,MOST PROBABLY A RACOON ,BUT THEY DID HAVE NOTICRS UP ,[DONT FEED THE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS ATTRACTS BLACK BEAR ] I KNOW A BIT OF TOPIC BUT JUST WANTED TO SHARE ,CHEERS LEGRITTER
  19. regards newspaper headlines , in my many yrs of weather interest the information is given to the news media .it is then worked on by journalists with a little knowledge of weather related subjects .although there are some very professional journalists out there with an interest in weather, many in my opinion over hype the facts just to make a good headline . this makes the likes of the met office a constant joke ,i can assure you that professional meteorologists do not look that far ahead and predict temp of 90s plus ,when they know that a forecast a week to 10 days away can go pear shape , given the fact of super computers and sat etc etc . if there is any journalist reading this please present your news story with a little bit more consideration ,and as they are aware during their training DONT EXAGGERATE YOU WILL PAY FOR IT LATER ,and i know its a free country but be professional , i am only posting this as just had phone call from my dear moth in law who is saying that her coffee morning was non stop talk of next weeks big heatwave , THEY READ IT IN THE PAPER SO IT MUST BE TRUE ,
  20. yes 30cms in 24hrs down near exeter at minus 3 with gale force winds ,feb 18th 1978 ,white hell was headlines . also march 4 th 1947 , south of bristol 40cms at minus 2 vast drifts , april 1908 a couple of exceptional deep fals especially in oxford cambridge bristol ,also low temp for late in season ,the victorian blizzards in the 1880s not sure which year , 60cms quite widely across southern britain .cheers legritter
  21. very interesting results ,and a few surprises ,cheers legritter
  22. good post RICHARD 2901, must agree what a boring autumn ,good for heating costs etc .we just neeed some action , looks like you could get some up there . me and the wife toured scotland oct 8th / 21 st ,by car did 2200 miles from somerset and back .had virtually every type of weather ,isle of sky warm ,and blue sky and sea , wester ross magical . left thurso and travelled down to perth ,we were playing catch up with a weather front ,as we got quite high up near cairngorms we went through 5 mins of wet snow ,then rain . following morning we went to clamis castle and could see top of cairngorms covered . went to aberdeen 10 yrs ago ,what a greet country you have up there ,. for all of you out there chins up , plenty of time left for wintry fun .cheers legritter .
  23. euro high go away come back some other day , preferably late spring ,.let your big uncle scandi high rein supreme . let your atlantic cousins form a line and head east , preferably up the channel one week , and a little further north the next .time for my prozack , chins up gang , a good 12/14 weeks anything could happen .regards legritter .
  24. just a quicky from me ,FEB 18TH 1978 , BLIZZARDS ACROSS SW ,and parts of south ,short sharp and certainly disruptive , as i put in recent post very hard for met office to forecast , front came to a grinding stop north of bristol , just a peppering in glos and swindon in parts . also some good snowfalls in 1880 s ,going to finish now as boiling a nice gammon plus need a quick fag , cheers
  25. tasty meal for 2 hungry soles . cook 6 thick slices of belly of pork , grill or roast . let cool a little and then cut into cubes . cover with garlic powder or granuals , add a good portion of mushrooms , and pour over some cream .put back into a very hot oven for 10 mins ,remove and give a good mix , cook a further 10 mins or untill well rendered and crispy , serve with tinned tomatoes , and homemade scollops , even better , get a jar of baxters alberts chutney and dip the scollops in , take regular exercise ,and eat plenty of fruit and veg , all the best legritter .
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