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  1. Records are being broken... I don't think I've ever seen 4cm of snow melt so quickly
  2. Was always going to be a disappointment when coming from a southerly direction. Dragged all the warm mush into the system. The only way this could of worked is if turned straight into an easterly as the low passed over. Think I need to move to Chicago and experience something worth being on the news
  3. decent covering up on the ridge in hastings, between 4-6cm i reckon, that back building on the radar looks like it might hit us, hope it does and stays heavy.
  4. so is the snow written off for tonight? people been banging on for days how good the chances are for snow tonight even yesterday im seeing maps with tons of snow on and now the BBC says no, met office gives warning of snow but it's predicting rain on it's forecast. Looks like we'll be lucky to get a dusting at this rate.... im sure exactly the same will happen for thursday
  5. Wow, this has to go down as the greatest disapointment ever... a week ago i looked at the synoptics and thought this is finally our real chance to get a proper snowy and cold prolonged spell. I wish i never looked at any posts and went with my gut that was saying something will go wrong because even being in the perfect spot for a full on easterly blast we have ended up with the most pathetic event. Beast from the east? The most inappropriate term ever used, this is like a small yapping dog, with an enoying bark and no bite. A 2 week plus spell got reduced to a week of cold bitter temper
  6. Could the sea ice increase this year be linked to the lack of storms and early separation of the PV which was also common in 1962/63 winter? It seems to me like this is a recipe for creating calm sea conditions in the north would lead to an increase of the sea freezing up nicely, usually there is a constant raging storms rolling around the north through autumn churning up the seas.
  7. Any other south easterners getting sick and tired of northlies? They are just like dangling carrots for us in the south east corner. Cold little blips, Promising so much early on the charts then always dampened down and never cold enough for us. Would prefer the atlantic train because at least i wouldnt waste hours of my time on here getting excited only to be severly dissapointed. Cant wait for the beasterly to arrive and get a proper bit of winter weather down here! ... and breathe... wow this thread is so needed!
  8. Whats peoples opinions on the south downs getting a pasting tomorrow? Surely it must be close to being all snow up there given the slight elevation.
  9. Not sure if this is the right thread, I had a good look but couldn't find a more suitable place to post it. Although it's not discussing the model outputs I think it's relevant to a forecasting discussion. I am intrigued to know what the more experienced members think of this early season colds effect on the sea temperatures and the consequences down the line. Compared to the last few years we had a reasonably cold end to autumn and with the shots of northerly blasts it's been a cold beginning to winter at times. Surely the lack of autumn storms also plays a part as this season the s
  10. https://www.facebook.com/livemap/#@24.56211235799689,-81.61674499511719,10z Found this guy on Facebook live using thermal cam recording.
  11. I am reading from various online sources that all of Key West has lost power now hence the cams being down. The last images from the cams suggesting the water had risen quite a bit.
  12. I use my winter tyres all year round on my 4x4 as i cant affoard to have both sets. The performance is fine in summer, about a 10% drop in performance which isnt even noticeable, it will however help you up nearly any hill in ice and snow within reason through out winter and is so much better through a lot of autumn and spring where temps regulary hover around 8 degrees which means your grip is outperforming most road users in the conditions your most likely to have an accident. The downside to this is your tyres will wear quicker in the summer but if you get a good quality set they will still
  13. Everyone who keeps going on about Heathrow cancling flights, this is pretty standard, they have the whole evening packed with flights due in & out, their visibility is going to be massivly reduced even in sleet, the runway will likely see some snow that will need clearing, it will also need gritting & de-icing which all means they can't land/take off the normal amount of planes in the given time slot. It's pretty irrelevant if the snow is heavy or lays, even a little bit will cancle some flights as they have so much more to do. Give them a break, they are taking the right steps so far.
  14. I completely agree, I have a 4 wheel drive rav that is ok with normal tyres but it's defiantly no better at going down an icey hill, changing all tyres to winter ones was a great choice especially as my work is on a farm off the beaten track.I actually use these through the summer aswell to avoid the costs of 2 sets, they are around 10% less effective than a standard tyre in the summer but probably more than 60% effective as soon as you have any ice or snow and are more effective through out most of winter when we have any temps 8 degrees or below. Highly recommend everyone gets winter tyres a
  15. I have been following this potential big storm forecast for thursday for the last few days and what i am seeing is that the outcome of this storm will have a massive impact on how much cold and snow we see. A few days ago the storm was being modelled as a major event with some models going down to 930mb and creating a very wide storm that tracked slightly further south than is being forecast now. This in turn meant that as it passed over us it done multiple things. First of all it helped push the azores high further south, the further south the storm tracked. Secondly the bigger the intensity
  16. After visiting the strat forum for the first time and reading about the possible sudden strat warming forecasts in a few days caused by the wave activity, how is it this does not always result in cold weather for the uk? Surely the weather forecast will lag behind the strat forecasts and this is why we are seeing westerly flows in the charts. Is it possible to have perfect strat forecast and still dodge a significant cold spell? (I think I know the answer to this question but I am not sure as to why) or is it likely either the strat forecast is incorrect or the chart forecasts have not caught
  17. Could you explain what the black hole alert means or point me in the direction to read about it? Thanks
  18. I am right on South East coast and this next one approaching looks huge. Making the earlier one look tame. I have filmed the early distant build up (will upload tomorrow) but it's looking like we are in for something truly special tonight.
  19. Had the most amazing hail storm in battle this morning just before 10am decent size stones and roads completely covered. Saw one car had slid off the road into a ditch. It was so heavy most cars were stopping including us.
  20. Great thunder and lightening just started here in Hastings.
  21. The tides for Friday the 3rd look like causing a few problems... This is at a very high tide at 12pm. and then again on the 5th-6th the UK gets swallowed by a hungry black hole monster, which will alos coincide with 2 very high tides. Could be some record breaking wave heights off Ireland and exacerbated problems with the river tides being pushed even higher with torrential rain in places making for a nasty cocktail.
  22. Never seen anything this bad, it really feels like these are 80mph gusts at least, not sure why so low on xcweather
  23. Been bad here since this afternoon but things have just gone up another gear now. House rattling and hearing cranks and creaks with every gust. Conservatory flooded fence panels broken. Took a drive earlier and saw that the garage roof at texaco had been ripped a new whole and lots of big building boarding panels snapped and thrown about in the road along with an army of darlicks (bins)
  24. Thats odd, when I look at the warnings map for Uk it shows south east and east under amber for wind and south west under yellow for wind http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings show
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