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  1. Absolutely beautiful day, I wore a summer dress, and coincidentally two people on separate occasions stopped me to say how nice my dress looked This is a good day, happy Autumn everyone, make sure you enjoy tomorrow's rain too!
  2. Before I get stuck into following the wrong thread, is Oxfordshire usually classed as South East for snow purposes, or are we South Midlands? Or does it depend on which was the wind is bringing the snow? So excited about Sunday, literally like a small child....
  3. I saw this earlier on Twitter, the lightning inside Laura! FullSizeRender.mov
  4. We were lying on the field just now watching meteors in Diss and could see faint flashes, no idea where our nearest storm is but clear here.
  5. Wonderful intense lightning and rainstorm over Boar's Hill from about 7:45 onwards, fantastic heavy downpour and brilliant display.
  6. This is very exciting to see Carinthian, hooray for chunky piles of snow!!!
  7. I am sure we are more likely to get another anomaly now we have already had one, but I'm not sure if it will be so soon. Curious and fascinating, but rather worrying.
  8. Amazing loud roar last night over Boar's Hill, 3:30 am? Wind. This lunchtime, walked through Eynsham in wild wind, pairs of crows in a big flock swooping over the village, all together, but definitely in pairs. Torrential rain at 2:50pm, stayed at work until it was all gone, lovely to have a wild stormy day. Spring is in the air.
  9. Very nice snow day, thick, crunchy, perfect building material and sledging surface, radar last night showed it falling before it actually fell but the delay allowed all colleagues to get safely through parents' evening before it started. Woke at midnight to find it was already nice and thick, school was announced as closed by 7:15, lots of fun outside and plenty of cosy time by the fire afterwards, very happy to have seen this snow event unfold the way it did.
  10. Because the days are longer to enjoy sledging etc if you have the time Christmas is too busy and mad travelling to enjoy disruption Feb is sometimes boring and cold, but then gets quite fun if you have a snow day, as long as you are safe
  11. We timed our school activities well this year, Year 7 trip to Bath on 5th July, Year 12 Fieldwork on the Gower Peninsula 9th July?
  12. Just had a perfect transition from sunny morning, hot humid sunny picnic in the park in Abingdon, getting drenched in first heavy warm rain around 2:30 -3 as we headed back up to Boars Hill, then proper storm approached to our west, then another came overhead, absure deluge of rain which was proper flooding stuff, then it cleared around 6pm, and a nice area of quiet vortex just south of the big storm over Oxford went right over us, black clouds swirling in opposite directions. Blackbirds all back out singing again, all over and done, got good lightning for a while and on the radar we seemed to be close to where one patch of storm sprung out of nowhere. Exciting!
  13. My best bet to ensure storms is to lay out two entire Jacob's fleeces on the patio in order to sort carefully into white and brown piles in the sunshine. This is what I will do now ?
  14. Hoping the ones away to my NW will do a bit of back building and come to Oxford for round two, last night was too fast and quiet, although the flashes were amazing.
  15. Caramba! Rain just arrived! f****** amazing fork outside my back door, direct hit over Oxford.
  16. Right, time to get dressed and have a look outside, I want to see it arrive.....
  17. I might wake the kids up to see it if it is a real cracker, better than telly ?
  18. Just heard some rumbles, it has been flashing much more in the past 1/2 hour, good to hear it too! I missed the last storm a few weeks ago completely, must not fall asleep this time!
  19. I took this snapshot of Blitzortung a while back, hoping the distant flashes getting closer means Oxford will get a nice show soon.
  20. What a weird few days. I still haven't recovered from being woken up at 4:30 with torrential rain a few days ago, feel drained and sleepy from the past couple of days of humidity and heavy air. I am now SO looking forward to a week's holiday of torrential rain and storms. The planned DIY jobs at home and camping trips may have to be postponed while I find alternative entertainment for myself and the kids, Blitzortung is only entertaining for a few hours.....
  21. The most beautiful perfect day, sunny, hot, apple blossom full of bees, lots of garlic clumps transplanted, tasty burgers for tea :-)
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