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    Cold snowy winter, Hot Summer

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  1. North west regional discussion

    I think I've looked on enviously from Manchester before!!
  2. North west regional discussion

    Thing is every winter you see at least some falling snow in the North West. Other areas don't see a flake for 5 years then BOOM they get a foot with 4/5ft drifts. Wondering which people would prefer? I ask as my daughter is 11. She is used to seeing some snow every year. But moving to Llandudno her friends said they had NEVER seen snow when there was a fall in December. (they probably had when they were toddlers mind). I think id prefer the usual yearly hope/dusting/letdowns and occasional decent fall than one mega 2 day event every 6/7 years.
  3. North west regional discussion

    I think that was the legendary "pivot point" event??
  4. North west regional discussion

    Yeah, a particualrly fruitless direction for South Manc!
  5. North west regional discussion

    Is the wind SE/ESE? Had 24hrs of snizzle from that once in Chorlton. Fine ice pellets leading to zero accumulation.
  6. North west regional discussion

    Going back to Anglesey (and being boring no doubt), i reckon you can trace that back to the "boomerang" that was mentioned yesterday afternoon/evening. It had grown in size by the time it hit here but passed through fairly quickly.
  7. North west regional discussion

    Its been sat there for nearly 24hrs though. Worth mentioning that some of that area showing on radar as snow is producing nothing at all. But if there are reports of 12" on Anglesey id say it was entirely ipossible given the length of time the precipitation has been stationary.
  8. North west regional discussion

    Re Chorlton..Forgot to mention the fluke streamer straighthe from the irish on a pretty much straight westerly or possibly slight WNW. But think that was 2009 again
  9. North west regional discussion

    Anyone on the Wirral wanting to see some decent snow, a short drive over the border to Wales will do the trick. Big drifts in places between say Buckley and Prestatyn Regarding the Chorlton snow shield - yep it is in a poor place for snow from most directions. I'moved last year after 28 years there. The only decent falls were 1990 1996 2009 2010 It does suffer badly from the rain shadow and is often a touch too far north for the Cheshire gap streamer. A strong North Easterly will do the trick or an embed trough in a North flow in December or January about the only hope. I now live in Llandudno and work in Liverpool. Neither are any better for snow. Best place is Buxton..goes without saying really I suppose!!
  10. Model output discussion - mid-winter

    I can give em their headlines for the next 6 months"! "Dementia Cure on the way" "Arctic blast to cripple Britain next week" "Statins increase risk of Alkzeimers" "Britain colder than Moscow this weekend" "Storm Henry to Bash the UK" "Coffee reduces Heart Attack Risk" "Heatwave Brtiain..UK Hotter than Greece" "Brexit fears unfounded, Wages rise as immigrant leave" "UK to face flood risk" "Biblical floods return in washout summer" (Pics from Wimbledon/Glastonbury) I'm giving up around June..!!
  11. Model output discussion - mid-winter

    Rare post from me although I've been on here for years in one guise or other, mainly lurking. This is a rare beast indeed. Comments stating won't be that cold maybe true at surface level for the majority of the time but temperatures really will plummet in any heavy precipitation and it will most likely by heavy hail and snow. When I first starting viewing weather models at the start of the internet era I thought every wave of coldish air coming in from the Atlantic was going to deliver! Then watched as the next frame showed the upper air getting quickly modified. Nevermind, there are more "blues" coming behind. Errgh gone green again. Basically its a piece of the PV. Coming from the Atlantic. I remember a visit in late April/Early May one year and it was horrible. Heavy hail and temperatures dipping to about 6 or 7c at noon during the precipitation. So if the intensity is there in Janruary,, forecasted 5/6c temps could well drop to freezing and a rapid snowblanket form at any level.
  12. But look where the 528 dam line is on the +48 chart. The old school cut-off.
  13. Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    I think Sunday looks like March '13. How did everyone do then?
  14. Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Last time we had one of these sliders it was forecast at T24 Northern extent Manchester, ended up piviting virtually over my house leaving me totally dry and dumping as far up as North Yorkshire. I think most of Wales did well then? March 2013 I think
  15. Wales/Cymru Regional Weather Discussion

    Alright everyone..moved to North Wales in the spring from Manchester. Used to post as Bartlet Low for years on the forum but somehow got locked out of the account couple years back. Anyway, first winter in Wales. Actually a lie as I used to live in Chepstow as a kid. Remember the huge drifts in '81. Just coming to terms with not having a clue about local weather / favourable wind directions etc .Had it nailed in Manchester. We've had a steady stream of heavy, squally showers today of hail, sleet and snow. Temporary minor accumulations only. Seems 20/30 miles East was under the streamer activity. Not expecting to see much on Sunday being on the coast but I'm high up so do have some hope!