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SnowJoke

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  1. Currently 32.4'c in the CentreMK. humidity sat around 42% with a Dew point around 19'c. High cover of cirrus making the sun hazy, but boy is it hot and still getting warmer. Like a furnace outside today.
  2. @Dami There is a lot of high level cloud around in Milton Keynes this morning but temp is close to 23'c now, hotter than forecast. In any clear spots I've been seeing some large Alto Cumulus towers building skyward rapidly, so instability in the mid levels is present. Just hoping something can fire up before the clag from the front spoils our chances,
  3. I agree, 2012-2104 it was excellent for storms round here. Last couple of years not so great and so far this year it's non existent. All we seem to have so far this year are heavy decaying remnants of storms. Might all change though as it's still very early in the year for storms. Keeping an eye on that shower cluster approaching the SW as it could develop into something good later in the midlands.
  4. Lightning detectors are having trouble keeping up, so many strikes and the system is huge.
  5. Showers forming even though cloudy, is likely to be the higher ground, Quantock hills and Exmoor forcing development.
  6. Getting very humid outside in MK. Been playing snooker this morning, popped out of the club for a smoke and a shower dropped some large raindrops accompanied by the classic petrichor smell. Eye's to the SW around Wilts, Somerset area as hefty showers are forming there and moving NNW. I'm hoping for something this evening and overnight elevated in nature drifting north from the channel.
  7. Could it be a military exercise going on at Salisbury plain area? Possible with all the heightened tensions between the west and Russia.
  8. Developed just to the SW of Milton Keynes and dropped loads of heavy rainfall, 5 or 6 really bright flashes of lightning and some cracks of very loud thunder. Wasn't expecting a storm either as it doesn't feel stormy and only 10'c outside, very odd.
  9. Feels like groundhog day here. Another morning with leaden skies and relentless drizzle. Plus side it looks like it may clear faster than yesterday, so always a chance of some homegrown storms later on. Pretty sure we will miss anything that sprouts up in the channel or over France.
  10. I did say in an earlier post, it looked much better than other setups due to the weak Jet not tearing everything apart or pushing it away into Benelux. Upper steering winds are backed much more strongly than forecast which will also help everything form further west and push NNE instead of eastward.
  11. See the forum is full of negativity this morning, I have a feeling some people are going to get hammered overnight. This year storm wise seems to be much more active than the last few years. I've seen 5 thunderstorms in June alone, that is more than I've seen in the previous two years here. One good thing so far this year is the weak jet stream, last few years it's been on a mad one and either rips every storm to pieces or pushes it across into Benelux. This year is different as is tonight, with the Azores high ridging up to our south west it's blocking the cooler Atlantic feed and diverting the jet stream which in theory should allow the Theta plume to become much more established over southern areas. Reminds me of setups from the early to mid 90's.
  12. Amazing sky in Milton Keynes. Thunder died off for 10 mins or so as the core rained out and lost inflow. Now cycling and building a new core and in the last five mins it's started throwing out lightning once more.
  13. England scored the winner and now we have thunder in Milton Keynes. Good day just got better.
  14. Cells going up rapidly to the south and south west of Milton Keynes. Sky is full of towering cumulus and cumulonimbus. Temp sitting at 18.4'c with a DP of 14'c. Gonna go bang soon.
  15. Some breaks appearing in the cloud cover in the last hour. Now have huge towering cumulus developing rapidly, very dark low bases on them. Wouldn't be surprised to see some storms firing in the next couple of hours.
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