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John Lloyd

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    Moulton. Vale of Glamorgan
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  1. March 1st 2018's snow down here did melt by midday - it was March 14th though. ?. We had, exceptional for the southernmost tip of Wales, 50cm of lying snow recorded at the weather station in St Athan nearby and the lanes and even some notable main roads got smothered in drifts from the snow on farm fields around here during the storm. We had a few inches laying on the fields around us for a few days afterwards but ten ft drifts left lanes plugged for 100s of yds. If I recall correctly we had a little weekend snow and ice about March 18th that was absolutely treacherous first thing. I was the only one out and about in my trusty old Land Rover and had get my wife off a hill which beat her car. As Frost Hollow notes, that lighter snowfall did indeed melt before midday in the mid-March sun
  2. Just had the rain band pass through. Feeling cooler behind it - dare I say it, somewhat autumnal in the breeze.
  3. Yes, the wind here has been unusually strong and the trees have suffered as a result. We’ve had leaves and fruit blown about and it’s made a bit of a mess. There were a fair few branches down, and the odd tree too, when I was out with the dog for a long walk earlier. Luckily we’ve missed a lot of the showers today or that might’ve meant less grip for the roots in very wet ground.
  4. Heavy rain overnight and about 40 minutes of mostly lightning, with some thunder, from 03.30. Cloud is darkening as the rain band approaches from the southwest. Radar has it just coming over the Bristol Channel. Should be hitting the Vale of Glamorgan presently. Blustery too. I’ll be just checking around the farm today and making sure structures are storm proofed.
  5. Massive lightning, some thunder and very intense rainfall near the airport just before midnight. What a storm!
  6. Snow is melting fast now but nice to have had it for a while.
  7. @thetipster What’s the front doing now? We’ve got a covering and small flakes of light snow but being so far south I was expecting us to be done. The met office app keeps turning heavy snow up but it doesn’t seem to make it.
  8. Steadily falling and covering cars, the front yard and fields on the farm. It’s a window watch event now as the slower than expected frontal movement frayed some nerves.
  9. Heavy snow here about a mile from the airport. Blowing in strong winds. Earlier than I expected. Not settling yet. Lovely to see it since we are all at home.
  10. Keep the faith Phantom2. It’s been very icy just a mile or so inland near Penmark and you did ok last March. It was so icy in the country lanes that two cars crashed (luckily with no serous injuries) near me this morning and the ice at the bottom of the valley is thick. I think the snow will settle and, away from a beach, we’ll all be in luck.
  11. Rain in Barry so far. Not expecting the coastal south to get anything apart from rain showers till after dark. Good luck everyone else.
  12. Very icy near the airport west of Barry. Not a flake of snow. I think we were served our quota last March with lanes blocked for days by drifts after the beast hit. Here’s hoping for something by the end of next week and a cold spell running into February. Glad lots of posters have had some snow.
  13. Last year we had the huge drifts in early March. Sadly no glory for the south coast near the airport expected imminently. Good luck to everyone else this week. Hope you get some snowy fun and that is lowlanders can join the party soon.
  14. March 1-3 2017 had some terrific powdery snow. In the lanes we had some huge drifts near the sweet spot of St Athan in the the rural Vale of Glamorgan. We were plugged solid for weeks from this storm.
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