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  1. 2 hours ago, Snowing offshore said:

    Some lovely pictures on this thread. I'm green with envy. Still snow free here in East Lincolnshire, other than one flurry at Christmas and a dusting weds into Thurs.

    However, I'm optimistic for the next few weeks. So much so that made decision to replace my long dead cheapo Maplin weather station. Looked at some advice on here and got a reasonably priced one from weather spares. For what it cost is great. So thanks to those who posted advice.

    Only been running since Weds but although this spell has been poor snow wise has been cold (certainly since local records resumed). Average temperature of 0.5 °C and average dewpoint of 0.5°C.

    Technical bit now. The coldest day (yesterday when never above 1°C) has been the meltiest day (this is why I never post in mod thread). Very high humidity key. 

    Heres hoping to see some of that snow, post some of my own pictures and produce some interesting graphs over the next few weeks.

    Curse my fat fingers dew point should have been -0.5 °C

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  2. Some lovely pictures on this thread. I'm green with envy. Still snow free here in East Lincolnshire, other than one flurry at Christmas and a dusting weds into Thurs.

    However, I'm optimistic for the next few weeks. So much so that made decision to replace my long dead cheapo Maplin weather station. Looked at some advice on here and got a reasonably priced one from weather spares. For what it cost is great. So thanks to those who posted advice.

    Only been running since Weds but although this spell has been poor snow wise has been cold (certainly since local records resumed). Average temperature of 0.5 °C and average dewpoint of 0.5°C.

    Technical bit now. The coldest day (yesterday when never above 1°C) has been the meltiest day (this is why I never post in mod thread). Very high humidity key. 

    Heres hoping to see some of that snow, post some of my own pictures and produce some interesting graphs over the next few weeks.

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  3. Happy and healthy new year to all. Very dodgy out and about here first thing. Have a properly non flat concrete path in back garden and a bit of rain on cold surface made it like an ice rink. Out with the dog at 08:00 and gnats whisker from being on my a**e. Hope that the uppers and dew points get a few degrees colder and that pesky North Sea keeps cooling so we might get the right side of marginal sometime over the next couple of weeks. Also hope you all get to see some snow at some point.

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  4. 49 minutes ago, Just Before Dawn said:

    Drove down from Louth to Spilsby to see the Old Man this morning and up over the top I could see some beefy looking showers way over to the east. Hope you enjoy your week off together, she's earned it and then some.

    Thank you very much. Hopefully will be a quiet couple of days. Works in theatres and pubs being shut and not a lot of travel might mean there are fewer emergencies than normal. Our snow shower was only light but at least it happened. Lots of showers yesterday but all rain or hail. Was there any lying snow on the wolds?  Merry Christmas to you

  5. Merry Christmas to all. Just had falling snow in Lincolnshire. 5 miles from the coast and at the vertigo inducing elevation of 30 feet AMSL. Child of the 70s and I think this only third Christmas with falling snow. Had one stonker growing up in Louth must have been late 70s or early 80s. Hope we all get something notable in the next couple of weeks. Off with the kids until 4th Jan so a chance before then. My wife working at Grimsby hospital this pm and tomorrow so best wishes to all the key workers. After that we have a week off together. Let it snow and not just off shore

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  6. Snowing hard in Manby now. Blowing around quite a lot as well. Hard to tell about totals because getting blown off exposed surfaces. Probably 4 to 5 inches though with power to add. New snow on what was packed snow and ice at 9pm last night so some roads not going to be good. Not really sure why the Amber does not extend all the way up the Lincs coast given what it is like here and at the radar

  7. We had a really good thin but long shower here from about 3:30pm. Aligned perfectly for Manby and we had reasonably heavy snow for nearly an hour. About five other decent showers since lunchtime but was melting in the sun. After the last one have 2 to 3 inches where has been in the shade all day. Had a great snowball fight with kids so all fairly happy. Has somewhat restored my faith in the beast and hope decent prospect of more significant snow in the next 24 to 36 hours.  Then see what the weekend brings

  8. Next week is looking potentially extreme.  Models strongly supporting the beast again this morning. I'm struffling to remember a met  office online 10 day video forecast quite so bullish.

    For me I think I now have a couple of jobs for the weekend.  First one is to go up in loft and duct tape a few holes and areas where the roofing fealt has slipped in our east facing roof. I am confident there will be snow at some stage , it will be dry and powdery and it will probably be driven under the tiles. Had a similar situation years ago at another house and was oblivious until water started coming through the ceiling. Had to clear lots of snow from the loft and ended up replacing quite a lot of insulation. Also I'm going to stock up on bird food as they are going to be struggling.

    I think this is something  that people will remember for years.  It will be pretty and fun for kids (of all ages) at times. I think there are going to be snow days (free days off school to play in a winter wonderland should be part of everyone's childhood). Particularly for those who rely on the antique Grayscrofts that do mamy of the school runs around here. These dont need adverse weather to have problems. However, I think that there will be problems. I'm telling people that this is not likely to be normal. If I end up looking a t*t so be it.

  9. Been snowing on and off for a good couple of hours. This is with a north westerly, polar maritime air, uppers cold at -7 or -8 but having passed over the north Atlantic. On Sunday to Monday we had a north easterly, uppers colder at -10 to -11 and air only having passed over the north sea from a cold Scandinavia but we only got rain and a bit of sleet/hail. I am really confused.

  10. In my part of Lincolnshire we have 850s of about -9, a north easterly and it is early Feb. Just been out with the dog and whilst cold in the wind there is not even a ground frost. Looks like we will have 850 of -11 early hours of Monday and again air temperatures above freezing. At the time of year when the sea should not be modifying the temps too much it is somewhat disappointing and worrying for winterery weather prospects that not freezing through the nights.  Whilst we might get some sleet/snow showers not hopeful of anything that will bring much of an accumulation or stick around for very long. My boy needs to sledge.

    I always thought that -10 850 were where things are usually interesting. If not snow then usually get a hard frost. Is it the thicknesses that are the issue? Any ideas why it's not that bit colder with the set up and the time of year?

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  11. Hi Just Before Dawn. Same for me. Good number of heavy showers and about 5 cm of snow here last day of Nov. Drove from Louth to Skeg for work that day very pretty and good fun. Ludford seems to be the place to be though as went there for work on morning of the 1st and there was quite a lot of snow there then. Whilst I am happy for everyone else bit disappointing. With it being Sunday I would have been able to take kids n sledges to Hubbard's Hills in Louth. That being an opportunity I never missed when I was growing up.

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  12. Just joined after watching forums for years. Only second decent November snowfall I can remember last week. We live on Lincs Marsh about halfway between Louth and the coast. Other one was 2010 which was really something else. Anyway first time for my lad to be old enough to realise what fun snow can be, there was enough to build a snowman and we had a great snowball fight (he is seven and and the last few winters a big disappointment).  We nearly got as much snow as the warning was threatening for the wolds.

    Forums and models very intersting at moment but looks like the initial blast will have too much of a westerly component. The name says it all for me. I can't count the times I have looked east to see towering clouds that are delivering snow to the lovely north sea and never quite making it onto the land. Other times the warmth of the sea and the lack of elevation scuppers it for us. 

    Hope that there is some disruption in the NW flow that delivers us some snow. Also looks like we may get a covering late Sunday.  This year does also feel different and I feel that there will be other chances down the line. Perhaps we will get something more straight northerly or with an easterly component. 

    I am afraid my met knowledge is nothing compared to loads on Net Weather and other than what have learned from the forum was obtained at school (a great geog teacher who sparked my interest in all things weather) and doing all the met n climate courses that were available to a Geography student at Brum Uni back in the early 90s. 

    Anyway hope you get the weather you want.

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