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  1. Three months in a row that a change of month has brought a change in weather pattern. 

  2. We beat the users online record by nearly 1k earlier, is there some interesting weather on the way or something?

    1. Ed Stone

      Ed Stone

      It's going to rain!:D

    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      nothing has happened yet lol, wait until Friday:rofl:

    3. Dami

      Dami

      sunny as here 

  3. Ok, admit it, who's tracking Santa? https://santatracker.google.com/tracker.html

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    2. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      He decided to skirt the UK lol

    3. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Blame brexit 

    4. Allseasons-si

      Allseasons-si

      He didn't deliver here,just like the snow:nonono::rofl:

  4. The forums will be closed in around 30 mins for an upgrade, shouldn't take more than 30-60 mins to complete.

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    2. Mapantz

      Mapantz

      m-o-d-e-r-n  e-r-a is being classed as a bad word?! :O

    3. Summer Sun

      Summer Sun

      It's because of the mode'rn winter term which got frequently used  

    4. Paul

      Paul

      @I remember Atlantic 252 - the old skin isn't compatible with this new version, but we will likely have at least one alternative skin available again soon. 

  5. It's a record breaker - first time we've had 3000 or more online at once on the community!

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    2. cheese

      cheese

      God, can you imagine how many people would be online if there was actually a cold spell about to commence?

    3. HRT

      HRT

      Well done to the team! It's funny but all winter I've been wondering when the forum would crash (as in the old days hehehe) but you've really done a brilliant job over the years to get to this point. Long may NW continue and grow :-)

    4. alexisj9

      alexisj9

      @cheese a cold spell is about to commence, may be even has commenced in places. 

  6. Apologies for the overnight downtime, load balancing system failed for some reason...

    1. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      it's okay, must have been still in the fart sack, working now

  7. Added a couple of wintry / xmassy backgrounds to the standard netweather skin - just head to the background picker at the top to choose them. 

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    2. Mr Plough

      Mr Plough

      That's great, thanks for the help Mapantz

    3. Dami

      Dami

      Ah I'm running the xmas skin and that brush is not showing here..

    4. Paul

      Paul

      It's not part of the xmas skin I'm afraid @Dami

  8. Christmas theme now available :ball-santa-emoji: 

     

  9. The forum will be closed for 30 minutes this afternoon (before the 12z models start to roll) for a maintenance update.

  10. Forum will be closing in 10 mins for the remembrance day silence. 

  11. Just moving our GFS chart archive to a new storage system. 7.5 million images!

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      How long will that take:shok:

    2. Paul

      Paul

      Not sure, a while I expect!

  12. Important news... The sun is out in Aviemore, remember this date.

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      Best get your year supply of vitamin D whilst you can.

    2. Stuart

      Stuart

      yes been lovely here last few days Paul:D

    3. Osbourne One-Nil

      Osbourne One-Nil

      I get a free copy every Saturday in the Spar, whether I want one or not. 

       

  13. Still can't get my head around how light it is at this time of year - blue sky at 10:30 in the evening!

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    2. cheese

      cheese

      That's how the sky looks in Stockholm at 12am in June.

    3. Cakie

      Cakie

      Thats one of the things I really miss. Here it is dark by 7.30pm in summer and 6.30pm in winter. I miss long, lingering sunsets.

       

    4. Polar Maritime

      Polar Maritime

      The Summer nights in the Highlands are second to none. 

  14. Quick request, please could you check the live stream here and let me know if you can view it ok?

    Thanks!

    1. matty40s

      matty40s

      offline at present paul - I shall be sat here for an hour so try again if you have given up

    2. Paul

      Paul

      Thanks Matty, yep have switched if off for now. Seems to do most things really well, but like all of these streaming solutions, doesn't do everything 100% of the way we'd like so will see whether we end up using it or not. 

  15. Is your email address on your forum account up to date? You may need it tomorrow. 

     

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    2. Paul

      Paul

      If you use Facebook to login then you don't need to worry, it'll remember you.

    3. Tamara
    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Not shure , I'll ask Donnie .....

  16. Meanwhile further north, it's snowing this morning!

    1. lassie23

      lassie23

      According to the BBC it could cause travel disruption. I can see why you moved to the Highlands, you actually get winter weather up there. Is it settling?

    2. Paul

      Paul

      Yep, although pretty wet at the moment.

    3. Dami
  17. Christmas skin now online - go to themes at the bottom of the page to select it. 

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Very christmastastic :)...

  18. Well that was a fun first cold blast of the season.

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Yup first 'snow day' and air frost not observed since 2010 a potent PM blast they usually do sod all.

    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      must be cool in Aviemore!

    3. Winter Cold

      Winter Cold

      yes was a great bonus getting a covering of snow and a very cold few days in Nov :D

  19. That's the winter tyres on the car, now just need some snow/cold!

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    2. AIRMET

      AIRMET

      Perhaps not bothering to put them on is why the UK Grinds to a halt when we get 1cm of snow?

    3. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      1 cm of snow , get the cat D9 out !!

    4. Costa Del Fal

      Costa Del Fal

      Our weather/climate always seems to be changing. I wouldnt bother ever buying winter tyres in the case it might snow which might be once or twice in the average winter here. Thing is we seem to go through quieter years then more active weather years recently. Just cant tell with much confidence here.

  20. Ok, note to self. Check the radar before going out without a coat..

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Never cast a clout until May is out ....

    2. Eugene

      Eugene

      I am shocked you weren't prepared Paul, today was always going to be very showery in cool PM Northwesterlies, very cool temps for almost late May

  21. Apologies for the brief downtime then, had to reboot the servers..

  22. I vote we add 'upgrade' and 'downgrade' to the swear filter :D

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      lol, regarding your post in the SE thread, the same happens if thunderstorms don't materialize in the spring and summer lol!

    3. karyo

      karyo

      No, I like those words! ;-)

    4. AderynCoch

      AderynCoch

      Can we add "swear filter" to the swear filter?

  23. Nooooo! It's finally happened, there are no more strawberry creams in my xmas box of Quality Street.

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    2. SE Blizzards

      SE Blizzards

      Really lassie? Wow, where do you live? Peckham? lol! @DWW, i'm sure your kids are angels really :) Most kids are bugga's when it comes to sweets/chocolate.

    3. Dancerwithwings

      Dancerwithwings

      Indeed! if my kids stay out of trouble they can have all the Walnut Whips in the world :)

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      happens more south of the river, near daniel.

  24. Just setting the alarm to get up for work again in the morning, where did the Xmas break go?

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    2. Barry12

      Barry12

      Sell NW for a couple million, quit your job and take a trip to the Bahamas.

    3. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Or Birmingham ...

    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      And you can't sell the noth west ,where would I live !!.

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