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  1. It wasn’t that one. I would have been less than a year old.
  2. Fraudulent snow in north Leitrim. So light it’s barely making the ground wet.
  3. For what it’s worth, I *think* the forecast was on London Tonight, which would have made it a weekday evening.
  4. You know what, I think it may well have been Feb 21/22 1994. As you say the memory does play tricks, but I’m certain the forecaster the next day said the system had instead dived into France. I remember the newsreader questioning him about it. I would have been 9 so that would account for the poor recollection. Thanks for such an in-depth answer.
  5. Last night was weird. We had hail shower after hail shower in Leitrim - an inch of hail on the ground this morning. I’ve seen more hail and thunderhail this week than in the rest of my life! Bizarre, but fun!
  6. Few pics from north Leitrim earlier between Dromahair and Manorhamilton. You get some impression of the difference elevation made.
  7. Proper wintry day in north Leitrim. Sleet, snow, an almighty hail shower accompanied by a boom of thunder that almost sent my cat through the ceiling. All a bit messy, however, and only brief accumulations. Hoping for slightly better from about 6pm up until midnight when the showers become fewer.
  8. Maybe that was it. The timing certainly sounds about right.
  9. Hi guys, I’m trying to pin down a really vague memory from the early 90s - I’d guess maybe 1993 or 94 - of a failed snow event where the tv forecasts got it totally wrong. I remember seeing the ITN weather one evening and them forecasting snow for London from a system going through the channel. I went to bed excited and woke up to - nothing. Not a flake. I remember the next day the forecasters explaining the system had gone further south than anticipated, into France. Can anyone shed some light on this? Are there any forecasts etc?
  10. Had about an inch of snow in north Leitrim last night, all falling in the space of an hour. All melted now but I got in my 2am walk! Does anyone else just become a big kid when it snows? I’m 35 but had my nose glued to the window!
  11. Very heavy snow in north Leitrim, about 1/2 an inch on the ground. Expecting this to turn to rain by about 3am, sadly.
  12. Sleety rain here in north Leitrim. Getting more sleety as I type. Even if it does turn to snow I can’t see it amounting to much.
  13. Could someone with better knowledge than me confirm whether these are mammatus?
  14. Some wild weather in Leitrim today. Huge hail squalls and enormous cloudscapes. Pictures don’t really do it justice.
  15. My first experience of thundersnow this afternoon. A huge flash and boom as this hail / snow shower closed in. Really impressive convection, taken about 15 miles inland from the Sligo coast.
  16. Fairly frequent soft hail / snow showers here in Dromahair, Leitrim, each leaving a temporary cover. Interesting weather, if we can’t get proper snow I’ll settle for this.
  17. Just popping in from the Ireland thread. Don’t be too downhearted if you missed out - so did a lot of us. We were predicted heavy snow showers - prime spot in the northwest of the country - since yesterday and all we’ve had are heavy hail squalls. Maybe next time ?
  18. Grim day in Dromahair, Leitrim. Showers flicking between rain, sleet and wet snow in a wind that makes your face ache. Anyone know what we can expect after dark?
  19. Seems relatively benign here in north Leitrim. Windy, sure, but was expecting worse. Maybe we missed the worst.
  20. Looking forward to an interesting few days here in north Leitrim. Expecting plenty of blustery hail and snow showers but limited settling away from the hills. Bring it on.
  21. Much better for those south of the river though. For places like north London and the Home Counties you need a straight easterly or even ESE. I think this happened briefly during the 2018 Beast, but could be wrong.
  22. Hi all! Seeing this thread inspired me to join the site as this is my single best snow event in 35 years. Here in north London the snow set in at about 9pm and just got heavier and heavier through the night, with only very brief lulls. By dawn we had 18cms of level snow and drifts in excess of a foot. The funny thing was, the streamer delivered far more to London than most expected; conversely, the ‘main event’, the following afternoon, delivered almost nothing. An anticipated area of heavy snow moving up from France turned out to be a light and patchy affair. This event remains
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