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  1. Well, I wasn't really expecting this! - here in Tunbridge Wells it's snowing moderately, heavier than last night in fact though I doubt it will settle as the ground is soaking. Sadly I won't be able to lamppost watch as it's PTA Quiz Night at my daughters' school - can't wait!
  2. Snowing heavily in Tunbridge Wells..... looks like we were lucky this time, but please everyone, try to be happy for others - we've all been in a situation where we were promised something and didn't get it,.... your turn will come!
  3. Starting to snow properly here in Tunbridge Wells and settling immediately, indeed you can see individual snowflakes freezing on surfaces - am starting to feel hopeful....
  4. Not looking too bad according to the MetO for our location in West Kent - four hours of heavy snow, eight hours of non-heavy snow..... this isn't Minnesota so I would be more than happy with that!
  5. Transitioning to a sleety mix here in Tunbridge Wells - high excitement in our household, which speaks volumes for the winter so far! Will take anything at this point, and many thanks to TWBC for ensuring that the lamppost outside my house is not only now working, but working 24/7 so I can make the most of the wintry scene. Good luck to other NW SE members!
  6. Moderate snow in Tunbridge Wells, easing off a little now but starting to settle - much more so than yesterday. I don't think at this rate that it is going be in any way disruptive though.
  7. That's unlucky! - We were in Crowborough earlier this evening, dropping my daughter off at the Army Cadet base, and there was a decent-ish covering, more than we've had here in Tunbridge Wells.
  8. Light to moderate snow for the last 20 minutes in Tunbridge Wells - just starting to settle on some surfaces. I cannot believe I am saying that in mid-March! We are supposed to be taking our daughters to Cadet Camp in Crowborough later today - do not relish driving in this.
  9. Some will survive, and those will be the strongest ones. Survival of the fittest!
  10. Yes, given that only a few weeks ago so many were bemoaning the fact that winter was over it's been pretty impressive, especially for March - I never want to hear it said again that late winter snowfall cannot deliver the goods! For some it has been awesome, most of us have seen several snowfalls - no complaints here. Hope everyone gets home safely tonight - see you all next November!
  11. In West Kent it's been snowing continuously, and sometimes heavily, for several hours.... wish I could send it your way as my husband is currently stuck on a train....
  12. Latest update from Southeastern Railway, for those forum members facing the Friday night commute: IMPORTANT UPDATE 15:45These routes are OPEN. If travelling on these: please go ASAP: Hastings Line / Ashf'd via Tonbdge Bexleyheath line Woolwich line Hayes line Victoria - Brom South ChX - Orpington Buses (@TfL & @ArrivaKent) & Tube accepting tickets
  13. Bexleyheath line now suspended too.... not looking good for the Friday evening rush hour if you are a Southeastern passenger. EDIT: sorry, that's trains from Bexleyheath to London - coming out of London the line is still open.
  14. Some of the heaviest snow we have had this week at present - very unexpected and lovely to see.
  15. Light to moderate snow now in Tunbridge Wells, settling immediately on pavements.
  16. Have just seen this on Southeastern's Twitter feed: SERVICE UPDATE 12:00 Do not attempt to travel across East Kent at the moment, a large amount of ice has built up affecting the power supply and we cannot run trains between Swanley & Ramsgate, Ashford & Ramsgate via Dover or Canterbury and Otford to Ashford #uksnow
  17. I know exactly what you mean, I have been forced to bake bread because our road is so lethal and the local shop hasn't had any deliveries....
  18. Light snow here in Tunbridge Wells, though looking at the radar I don't think it will be much.
  19. The South East is still under a yellow warning for snow for Thursday and Friday - think they are unsure exactly who is going to be in the firing line.
  20. Wow! - very unusual to see that intensity of snow falling in Central London - beautiful!
  21. Genuine question (though probably the wrong thread, but this is the only place I post): this very fine powdery snow seems to me to have quite a distinct, almost chemical smell. Have never noticed this with snowfall in the past. We have an enclosed basement terrace which is thick with snow and I notice it every time I go out there (it's not normally stinky, I promise!) Is there any scientific basis to this, or am I just going a bit potty?
  22. We have just had another albeit fairly brief heavy shower - we now have 18cm! (though I don't want to brag as I know how hugely irritating that is if you're not looking out at an expanse of white.... we've been lucky this time and I hope everyone sees something by the end of the week).
  23. Not for my location. I had several hours of heavy snow last night which they totally failed to forecast although the MetO had flagged it up for days.
  24. A rather snowy Grove in Tunbridge Wells this morning. My daughters are so annoyed that their school is open! (Sorry about the undue prominence given to the dog poo bin, which is not the most aesthetically pleasing object - chosen because you can see the snow depth on the top!)
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