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  1. We are literally about 10 miles too far north here. After this morning's rain cleared it has been a dry day. Rather cloudy now but places like Chard to the south must have has some very high rainfall totals with storm after storm.
  2. It actually ended up near 60mm! My station (Davis Vantage Vue) recorded 38.2mm today on top of the 19.6mm last night!
  3. After a very temporary easing this morning it is pouring down again as the front pivots right over my location. I'm not home to see what my station says but we must be approaching 50mm now over the last 24hrs. And no warning! Mind you, channel lows are notoriously hard to predict.
  4. Got some very squally winds through just then with torrential rain, weather station recorded a gust of 60mph and it isn't exactly elevated as much as it should be to get a spot on reading so maybe the gust was a little higher than that!
  5. Temperature on the rise here, it got down to 2.9°C but now 5.1°C. I wasn't expecting anything anyway but didn't think there would be such a rise!
  6. Well after last nights disappointment we finally got some decent falling snow! Nothing settled of course as the ground was too wet, but we had a snow shower with big fat flakes at 3.30 ish, then a rain shower after and now just had another snow shower. Already better than last year I guess!
  7. It certainly seems to be trying it's hardest!! Especially with the heaviest of the precipitation! Ah well, I'm off back to sleep, watch it fall purely as snow now haha.
  8. Definitely periods where it is more snow, a little more elevation is probably doing nicely. It is nice to see it falling when it does become more snowy than sleety at least. Feels like we were on the edge of something more special however.
  9. Yeah, temp and dew point are below freezing, for once, whilst there is precipitation! But something else is stopping this being a whiteout. I suspect milder upper air temps at a guess.
  10. Yeah, both the temperature and dew point are the right side of freezing but I guess the upper air temps are too high? Fingers crossed for it to change but I can see where this is going
  11. Convection is cruising on through though :(. I am impressed with how well I timed my alarm with the precipitation but dissapointed at what is falling so far.
  12. Temperature got down to -3.5°C earlier. Now it is up to -1.4°C with dewpoint of -1°C. We have rain, but it is slowly transitioning to something more wintery. The fact that it has started off as rain is surprising though.
  13. If you were in the middle of the Atlantic maybe! I'm at 1018.6mb in Somerset.
  14. It really is infuriating, I definitely saw a few flakes initially but once the precipitation pepped up a bit it turned to rain. Perhaps the upper air temps are too high and it was colder at the surface, and the heavier precipitation brought the warmer air down, just a guess. I think we have been in some kind of temperature inversion all day.
  15. I have enjoyed the couple of hard frosts we've had admittedly. But yeah, it will be a complete waste if we get nothing in the way of snow at all, and a few flakes sure doesn't count.
  16. Yes. I am sick to death of near misses. The only reason I tolerate Winter is for a chance of snow, no snow, bring on a more cheerful season.
  17. Precipitation got heavier, and now it is definitely... Rain. You couldn't make it up. Temperature now rising quite well, 1.0°C, warmest it has been all day.
  18. Very, and emphasis on very, light snow here. I can only see it as I have a streetlight outside my bedroom window. The next streetlight along is too far away to make out the snow it is so light. This is the worst snow tease.
  19. Coldest night of the Winter so far last night with a low of -4.4°C, which makes it slightly colder than New Years Eve's -4.3°C. At last, some proper frosts! Last year, the lowest temperature for Winter itself was -0.8°C (though -2.0°C was then achieved in March), so I am happy this Winter so far actually resembles Winter.
  20. I know the feeling of being desperate, I've been glued to the radar looking for tiny little flurries trying to make it hear from the east. I sincerely hope we get some proper snow before the Winter is out! That last picture looks very like the "accumulation" we had last night lol
  21. We are literally right on the southern edge of Taunton, at the southern end of Chestnut Drive, I guess we are slightly higher up but not by much. We are literally the last road of houses before open fields though so maybe we are marginally cooler than in town. Don't worry too much though, it wasn't much to write home about haha. Friday looks like a better chance potentially!
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