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  1. Landed in Latvia yesterday to frozen rivers and lakes... some broken ice sheets floating in the sea to the north of Riga. Pockets of snow on ground as we headed east. But barely 5% of the ground was covered in snow. This morning at 7am it began to snow lightly then moderately for 7 hours giving us 3 to 4 inches. Little more due shortly so we can cross country skii for a little in the morning before it melts... rain due Sunday turning to snow Monday... we shall see. Flying back Wednesday
  2. So long as my flight can take off to Latvia on Thurs morning and get back the following Weds that'll do me fine. Had a white Christmas there and hoping for a white Easter there too!
  3. Snow all but gone in Hastings now apart from some patches in colder areas where no sunlight had reached. Off to Latvia to visit partner's family over Easter. We had 8 to 10 inches from 19th to 26th December when we went. Often the case that there is snow around end of March into April so I shall be looking at models for eastern Europe in a couple of weeks to know to pack my thermals or not
  4. Moderate light snow here in Hastings. Another heavier shower showing for in about another 45 mins to hour on radar.
  5. Although very light snow at present I fear it won't amount to much. Does seem to fizzle out as it hits the coast. Who knows overnight it may surprise me.
  6. Too many worrying that the current band over the south is it for today... Look west of Bordeaux/Nantes (Bay of Biscay)... Here is where the snow later today will arrive from. It looks showery for now but as it pushes up from the south and hits the block, it will begin to squash together and form a more organised band perhaps more intense than what we are seeing now. If nothing is showing at lunchtime... maybe then you can worry Meanwhile light snow settling on Hastings seafront.
  7. Was a light dusting on Hastings seafront at 6am then an inch or so come 7.30am. Nearly 3 inches by 11am then the sun came out. Some snow showers passing through the channel an hour ago and more to come this evening it seems!
  8. If you look at the actual radar as opposed to 3+ hours, these showers are more E to W then NE to SW. I expect these will reach no lower than Essex/Herts areas. Shame as I am in Hastings!
  9. There are many in here attempting to use reverse psychology on the weather. "Oh winter is over..." "Not if I have anything to do with it... here, have some blizzard conditions"... Run through day by day from 1st Dec 2011 through to Feb 8th - the latter I recall had minus double digit nights, some snow on the ground for a week when I was in Surrey and the river Wey frozen in parts. http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=gfs;sess= Dec 2011 on the whole was similar to now. HP to the south, LP to the north, few windy days, mostly PM, RPM and TM airflow... it took more or less unt
  10. Let's just remember that last Sunday, there wasn't much in the way of anything wintry for say, this coming Sunday. Possibly hints that something may have been on the horizon but we ALL know not to take anything beyond about 7 days with too much confidence, especially if only one or two models are showing it. Last Sunday for this coming Sunday from the GFS. T+336 Yesterday for this coming Sunday from the GFS. T+168 The winds have swung 180 degrees, 544-560dam replaced by 508-520dam, blocking in the Atlantic, LP coming up against blocking over Russia...need I go on? Som
  11. Hope you don't mind, just going to pop in charts from this time last week for today, today, and for next Monday based on today's outputs. UKMO doesn't go to 168 so emitted from this. Plus on Meteociel the charts are all over the place still! So just the GFS, ECM & GEM for now. So let's see which of these has been most accurate, bearing in mind these charts were issued prior to the stormy period we had on Weds/Thurs. T-168(ish), T0 and T+168(ish). GFS ECM GEM Anyone want to analyse these for me? I've got to dash out for a few hours in 1 minute, cutting
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