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  1. I have to commute from Northallerton to Malton so everyday I have the joy of crossing the moors which has been good over the past few years to give me my snow fix. A few times this winter Sutton bank has been awful but next week looks like it might be worth working from home. I'm usually quite on it thanks to silently following you guys in here and the madness of the model thread but I got caught out in the early December snow. Must have only been a couple of cms on the road but going down sutton bank that night was probably the most terrified I've been as a driver as I was pretty much just a passenger! Sheer luck that I didn't crash, I was crawling down it but it just got to the point where the weight of the car wanted me to speed up and because of the snow I had to go with it. Definitely not liking the look of next week from a commuting point of view but from a building snowmen with the kids and seeing how this all pans out - I couldn't be looking forward to it more.
  2. I'm pretty sure the sky turning yellow is the met office trying out a new warning system after some backlash.
  3. I visited Barcelona with my partner towards the end of last year for a nice romantic get away before our third child came along. Much to her dismay I seemed to keep finding pictures dotted about in various restaurants of the snow they had during the Christmas period in 62. I think I had only ever thought of the impact of that winter on the UK without looking at the rest of Europe. If anyone is interested there are some great videos on this link: http://www.homagetobcn.com/snow-in-barcelona-1962/
  4. I don't post so much on here and I'm certainly by no means a weather expert, but I do have a quick question that I hope isn't taken as me trying to be a wind up merchant. I seem to remember that the past few October's have had a fair amount of blocking in the Arctic only for November to come along and the PV to suddenly wake up angry and then proceed to frustrate many of us until about March. I'm sure we have had a PV that's been slow to develop with the models throwing up promising charts showing a continuation of early promising October weather patterns only to be let down. I don't have time to go through all of the archived model threads right now but glancing through the thread from this time last year I came across this post (sorry if I haven't quoted correctly) So my question is what makes this October and the current output more promising? I understand we have more going for us this year and I can't argue with some of the statistics from some of the excellent members of this forum, so once again please don't take this as me trying to annoy people! It just feels that the forum often starts with the same hopes and optimisation each year. Correlations are found such as the OPI a couple of years ago only for it to prove a dissapointment for many. I do feel the guys behind that should have kept it going for a couple more years though as I found that fascinating. One final question when will there be a new strat thread for this year as some of the posts in there are absolutely fantastic.
  5. I live just up the road from Northallerton in Osmotherley and that January gave some of the most impressive drifts I've seen up on the moors. I'd be more than happy with a repeat of that! The attached pic was a few days before the final dump we got, I'd have loved to have had the time to go up to the tops and see how bad it got up there.
  6. I'm surprised it's taken them so long to get onto this one. Isn't it due the day after boxing day though? http://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/548329/Boxing-Day-weather-Weather-bomb-threatens-blizzard-floods
  7. I've been following this thread for a number of years and at the moment I'm getting a sense of deja vu. To me everything has a feel of 2012/13, I'm not trying to pattern match or make predictions with this post (there are many more experienced and knoweledable people to do that), I'm just trying to highlight how the models seem to behave in my eyes when there is a sniff of cold spell. So using 2012/13 as an example we started getting charts like this in deep fi Indeed by the 20th Dec pressure looked like it would rise towards Greenland, even had a low pressure in that North Sea, going off the achieve threads none of this actually happened when the day came. Moving into Jan 2013 and we still got hints at pressure rises towards Greenland but when the cold did eventually make it into the reliable it came more from the east rather than the North. Now just again push the point that I don't really know what I'm talking about here so I'm not trying to pattern match or make predictions. I'm just saying people shouldn't go crazy if this all goes wrong for a cold push over the Christmas period. It seems to me sometimes the models sniff something and then can take a painful couple of weeks of teasing us and dissapointing us before the actual weather we want comes to fruition. Here is a link to the archive threads from back then should anyone be interested https://forum.netweather.tv/topic/75363-winter-model-discussion-cold-hunting-231212/
  8. I don't usually post in here but the storm last year was quite extreme and caused a fair bit of trouble, also the wind speed was pretty high as well for some areas. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25220224
  9. I'm probably about a 9. Winter 09/10 was my first full winter away from Manchester living on the edge of the moors with Mrs formula one fan. I was really excited about the amount of snow we got that winter, her not so much. By December 2010 it became clear she didn't like snow as much as me so I decided to give her 1. Now we have a lovely 3 year old daughter who gets excited even if snow is just on the TV.
  10. Express at it again http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-the-papers-30356337. Of course some snow in North West Scotland over the next few days definitely means a white christmas is on the way.
  11. I can't think of any other way of doing something very small that would go some way to help highlight what he does and create a bit of mischief at the same time. It's just got my back up a little the other day when once again my grandparents who are in the 80s take what is written as the absolute truth (again).
  12. The .org one seems to be available so I would probably use that. I think at worst he would just tell me to take it down and not really have to a leg to stand on. The only sticking point is I would have to put a moderate amount of work in when I am pushed for time at the moment. The end result would probably just be causing some annoyance to Madden, or at best I would sell him the domain and take the site down for the right amount.
  13. Hi, I am just wondering if anyone knows where I'd legally stand on this, but certain weather agencies annoy me. As a Job I do web development, as a hobby I like reading forums such as netweather. Now going to the point where I get annoyed by certain "agencies" I'm good at SEO (search engine optimisation) and I want to make a website where I review long range forecasts, look at what the papers are saying etc. With reasonable confidence I think I could get my site quite high up on google if you were to search winter forecast uk, winter 2014/15, uk ruined by snow etc. I guess the reason for the site is when someone like my 80 year grandparents say they are worried about me visiting them because of the imminent adverse weather that is about to effect the uk, I would like to provide a page/antidote to the hysteria created by certain forecasting outlets. I've been looking at a good domain name for my site (there are so many out there), and I have found a good one which, as it happens it is exactaweather.org. I would like to use said site to review long range forecasts, maybe pick holes in them. I would also greatly appreciate any input from people on here. Just out of coincidence there happens to be a weather site that exists called extactaweather.com and whilst I'm confident I could "beat" them In the SERPS (search engine result pages), I'm just a tiny bit worried they could get me in trouble for using a similar name. Should I just go for it as what I am doing is just reviewing long range weather forecasts and just coincidently has a very similar domain to theirs? I really have my heart set on exactaweather because I'd be analysing the exact weather in comparison to long range forecasts. Or is there a likelihood they could take me to court? Therefore would it be better to use something along the line of exactlyweather.com, exactawhether.com? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, and apologies if this is the wrong place for this.
  14. Thanks, I might have a look around the internet to see if I can find anything and suggest it the next time I see them but they very rarely listen to me. I'm just not cool enough in their eyes!
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