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Froze were the Days

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  1. Exceptionally mild?...well don't know about that, I could reel off a number of winters since the millennium that has been milder than this but in regards to 'background signals' (yes those words again) coming into this one it has been very disappointing, no doubt!
  2. Hardly looked at the models the last few days as it looks a real struggle now to get any cold in (as it basically has this entire winter)...looked at 12z ecm at 24z and then skipped out to 240z and guess what hardly any difference! ...I'll come back in a few days time when in all likely hood they'll be no change again.
  3. True!...he keeps coming back for more even though there's been so many 'game over's' this winter.
  4. Don't we say this after (even though we've got 20 days of winter to run) most disappointing winters?...have to say this one has been particularly frustrating considering all the 'positive' background signals and seasonal global models and MetO/ec46 outlooks, and putting this into regard could be the most frustrating since the millennium...
  5. I think you'll find it was more than 3 days...and the anomaly chart actually showed the warmest anomalies in central parts up to Michigan/Illinois/Minnesota/Iowa etc where it was coldest but yes agree that parts of the mid-west/west coast and towards eastern seaboard were largely mild throughout that month. Anyway all water under the bridge now. 12z maybe offers some hope moving forwards but once again looking into the far reaches...
  6. No thanks!...the same Michael Ventrice who was showing temperature anomaly charts in fairly early January for mid-month onwards about the effects of the SSW in the States (particularly central and northern states) and yes showing very warm anomalies and mentioning 'toasty'?...the rest is history.
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    Met office 16 to 30 day outlook

    'it is to early to say for certain' ...well I wish they had started every 30 dayer like that for the last few months and going by their accuracy would have prompted numerous posters on here hanging on every word they say not to take them as gospel. Lets face it this winter they've been way off the mark...possibly other than the back end of January.
  8. I've been trying too all winter...noticed in the papers yesterday (The Mirror, yes I know) a MetO spokesman mentioned the second half of February will be colder, another straw to grasp?
  9. Lightning very rarely strikes twice in consecutive late winter/early spring periods...I'd be surprised to see anything cold and snowy again this late Feb/March period...
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    Always amazes me the variations we get on our tiny Isle in such short distances...great to see some had good snow and no doubt will leave some brief fond memories of this winter...as for me had a dusting a few days back which turned icy and then went. (better than nothing I suppose).
  11. Maybe the cold SST's in the Greenland/Iceland vicinity has aided some cyclogenesis in that area, we have certainly seen low pressure development at a higher latitude from the Canadian PV lobe in that area this January? I remember Gav P mentioning this before the winter and somebody else bringing up recent years Atlantic anomalies (2013 to now) and the cold anomaly continuing in the northern part of the North Atlantic.
  12. Looks like I was right last week then when I said GFS/ECM ops firming up on trending 'mild' at day 9/10 - I was the Peter Kay of this thread. Is there a smug emoji?... By the way good post Catacol.
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    January 2019 C.E.T. forecast and EWP contests

    On the flip side other than January 2010 no outstandingly cold ones either...I think you can put 2014/16 and 18 all in the 'mild' bracket though.
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    Dreadful day here on the Essex riviera...just cold rain YUCK!
  15. Yes there have been some 'colder' days and I use inverted comma's as here in the south east we've largely seen daily maxes over the last week or so still getting up to 4/5/6c which is not noteworthy though as mentioned in the above post there have been some consistent air frosts which have certainly made it feel seasonal (frosty grass, Icy puddles, ponds etc), but as a cold spell it's not up to much and Jan/Feb 2013 was better than this...off the top of my head trying to think of the last CET winter month that was below 1c...December 2010?
  16. Didn't see much in a way of a wind reversal in our neck of the woods did we? in relation to the trop response to the SSW but it would be sods law that we'd see a quick response back to normal zonal winds
  17. Hahahaha! ...think that was me (not sure who GTLTW is)?, yes far more chance of finding the fury fella than the beast from the east over the last 10 months or so (great picture by the way)...0z GFS gives us a crumb of hope again this morning (again) no doubt before dropping the signal on other runs and ecm 0z compared to yesterday's is relatively poor.
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    Chaos here this morning with thousands of children off school, here's one of the scenes down the local park. As you can see the snow was fairly deep!
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    February 2019 C.E.T. and EWP forecast contests

    I'll plump for 5.1c - I can see more Atlantic based weather than anything that cold.
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    I'm 'wintering' in the lesser known Burnham 'on Crouch' which is a river like a mud filled ditch after a flood (like my late Father used to say) 🙂 - just north of Sarrfend on sea, any chances? or maybe some rain/sleet on the coast.
  21. What like we've been hoping all this January
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    Cloudy in Heathrow? - that's all those BA airlines making a U-Turn back
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    Now that comes from a man who is not only a weather buff but also realistic when it comes to Britain's winters and he lives in France!...I will firmly take that as positive coming from Nick!...I'll hold you to account if it's all grass and tarmac tomorrow though 🙂 I doth my cap in your general direction.
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    ah! love Portslade...my dad was evacuated there in the second world war (sorry off Topic). positive post for you there jackski4
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    SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 07/11/2018

    I hope there not going within a 1000 miles of Illinois and the mid-west...snowflake airlines!