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    Somerset midway between Bath&Wells. Mendips 200m asl
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    Snow and lots of it or warm and sunny, no mediocre dross

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  1. It's got to be In The Bleak Midwinter for me. Winter/Christmas Eve of 1981, I was in Young Farmers, we were booked to do the rounds of local big houses, carol singing for charity, the only way we could get around was on skis. I'll never forget the surreal sight of coming out of Great Tew church (in the Cotswolds) after midnight mass and seeing rows of skis stood up against the church. Snow had fallen, snow on snow, it lasted for weeks, cut villages off, it was like middle England had turned into the Austrian Tyrol. For me, still the best winter ever.
  2. Morning all, so the snow has woken us all up from our slumber Just popping by to report it is snowing here on the Mendips, nothing settled so far but it is proper snow, not sleet. Looks most peculiar seeing summer flowering penstemons and roses with snow.
  3. Evening all, just stopping by to report we've had the most incredible thunder storm I think I've ever seen. Constant sheet and forked lightning, the thunder wasn't the usual loud clap followed by a break but constant bangs and crashes with no let up in between. It looked and sounded just like a film set for a WW11 blitz scene. Unbelievable.
  4. Leaving temperature to one side, it's been remarkably dry too. Been digging today and the ground is the driest I've ever known it to be in February. Personally speaking, I'm loving this warm, dry weather, really don't want a return to winter until at least December. I'm hoping the models predicting cold in the first week of March are as wide of the mark as they have been for much of the winter.
  5. Hoping the promise of mild, dry weather comes off, looking forward to longer, warmer days. Any cold weather can stay away, not wanting a last snowy hooray to winter. It had its chance and blew it.

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    2. lassie23


      sleet even😂

    3. jethro


      Nope, not even cold rain welcome. Craving warmth and sunshine.

    4. lassie23


      we have it in london

  6. Another hideous day here, got absolutely soaked again, even the waterproofs couldn't hold out against some of the down pours. Glad it's the weekend.
  7. All I can say is 'Bloody, sodding weather'! I'm soaked, one minute the sun's out, the next minute it's pouring, then to cap it all, torrential hail. Roll on summer. Hurrumph.
  8. It's a hideous morning here, very wet with hail too but at least the wind has dropped. Don't think a rain gauge would have been much use here overnight, more like a bucket needed. Any update on the winds tomorrow?
  9. Birthday of September 13th means I'll never see snow on my birthday, neither late nor early falls. Reckon Antarctica is my only option. I do however get sunny dry ones, rare to have a wet birthday; last year was a beautiful hot, sunny, summers day, helped by being in St Ives :-)
  10. I've had my snow fix for the year, more than happy for spring to come and if it has to be cold and snowy, you lot up north can keep it.
  11. Reckon only the gulf stream shutting down would clinch it.
  12. February is our lucky month. Today, it's 10 years to the day since we got our monumental snowfall, even deeper than last week. Just like last week, it wasn't forecast to be anywhere near as deep and if memory serves me correctly, we were the only part of the country that got it then too. 2010 on the other hand, when everyone else was wading through snow, we got cold and mostly dry, no momentous snowfalls for us that winter. Swings and roundabouts, as was ever thus with the weather.
  13. Morning all, grey and gloomy here but at least it's stopped raining - for now. Facebook did one of those memory things this morning...apparently it's 10 years to the day since we had our monumental 2009 snowfall, if memory serves me correctly we weren't forecast to have so much then either and we were the only part of the country to get it. Around here levels, were even deeper than those of last week, February must be our lucky month.
  14. Oooo, no thanks. I detest high winds. Lost too many fences to them living here and all the lanes are bordered by old, decaying trees, many of which should be felled but they're largely left to fall over instead.
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