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  1. Unless they were certain that the area would not be affected, then they were right to keep the warning. Keyword being 'warning', folks. If there was any risk of significant disruption to that area this morning, then they couldn't possibly (nor should they) have removed the warning. It does absolutely no harm, they aren't there to get your hopes up, they are in place to protect people. It's better to have the warning there than not, nobody ever got injured, delayed, or killed because it didn't snow.
  2. So it's another classic Met Office cockup in terms relative only to your back garden?
  3. MetOffice have played an absolute blinder. It's a warning area to be prepared, and many in that area have received exactly what the MetO predicted. Well played to them.
  4. I mentioned to somebody in the Midlands thread who said something similar; Those symbols you see are based on computer interpretations of charts, not human input. Take subtle variations like that with a pinch of salt. It's very much a case of watching the radar and looking out your living room window.
  5. A) No, the system won't pep up significantly now, the opposite in fact but intensity should still be solid at times. B) Those symbols you see are based on computer interpretations of charts, not human input. Take subtle variations like that with a pinch of salt.
  6. I'm not sure where you've been reading! Some areas have already exceeded 15-20cm's! Even in the early hours roads around Loughborough/Leicester were impassable as I drove to track the front and I imagine that was childsplay compared to those further West- god knows what conditions are like now and what they will be like come this evening when all is said and done. Expect some impressive totals for those lucky ones further south and west of myself. The surprise is that central/southern England (south of the Midlands) has come into the game aswell with a slightly more southern track.
  7. I can confirm on my travels to the meet the front driving conditions became bad/next to impossible around the outskirts of Leicester with around an inch already accumulated on side roads- roads became pretty much undriveable. Was tracking the front on the radar and wanted to drive into the heavier PPN but couldn't continue on the route. I have plenty of photos which I will upload later. Followed it back to Grantham where it's just getting started so seem to have timed it perfectly.. All in all very enjoyable 3-4 hours drive but conditions were already becoming dicey with some roads unpassable (especially for unfavoured vehichles) so it's going to be a long day for some.
  8. I'm about to set off for a drive from Grantham, may head down to Northampton then across to Brum and back up through the Peak district and follow it home to Grantham. Pictures to follow.
  9. Polar Low

    The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion

    We've essentially had moderate snow all day here in Grantham, lovely to look at from inside but wouldn't like to be out in it. Odds on for a decent dusting here overnight as temps dive. (Posting here aswell as I'm original from Newark and spent all my years in this thread!) Edit: The mornings dusting which had retreated has now in fact returned on grass on other favoured surfaces in the last 20 minutes or so.
  10. We've essentially had moderate snow all day here in Grantham, lovely to look at from inside but wouldn't like to be out in it. Odds on for a decent dusting here overnight as temps dive. Edit: The mornings dusting which had retreated has now in fact returned on grass on other favoured surfaces in the last 20 minutes or so.
  11. Snow has turned much heavier in Grantham and radar looks good for a while- threatening to begin settling once more.
  12. Nice little surprise for many on the Eastern Flank of the UK in the early hours of the AM/dawn... short lived dusting for most I feel (even to low elevations) for many areas as the band of snow pushes down & quickly through from Northern Scotland right though NE Eng, Yorks, Lincs, E Mids, E Ang and the SE by rush hour.
  13. Polar Low

    The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion

    The organised band of sleet/snow which will travel down the Eastern flank of the UK quickly from Scotland overnight is worth keeping an eye on for those of us further East, I imagine a surprise covering for a fair few, arriving around 3-4am. Further West, a more showery affair but for those of you who happen to find yourselves in the sweet spots (as always with these setups) you will likely see something come daylight hours.
  14. Polar Low

    The Midlands Regional Weather Discussion

    Sleety mix here in Grantham, only just getting any kind of intensity. Expecting transition within an hour or two.
  15. Just turned to snow on the coast at 80m here. Not settling in a million years, though!
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