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    Snow, Thunderstorms, very cold (inc. anticyclonic) weather

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  1. I'm just a few miles North of you. I wouldn't take much notice of the apps, they are taken directly from data provided by one model and won't be accurate regarding precipitation. Anything north of an easterly is best for us. Some of us could do VERY well next week but as always, others may not....all boils down to luck. The best advice I can give is get the Netweather radar and keep an eye from Sunday evening onwards.
  2. Ribena! Hot Ribena is THE drink for a cold snowy day ...... well as far as non-alcoholic goes anyway
  3. The uppers would certainly be conductive of those sorts of temperatures in December/January. Now the days are getting longer I imagine we will struggle to get that low, bit with some deep snow cover and if winds fall light I can see -12C to -14C being achievable.
  4. Yes indeed. The best analogy I've heard is imagine the cold air is syrup on a plate. Try washing that plate by running warm water over the top. The thick syrup clings on and only slowly erodes away.
  5. Have just been looking at this looking at winters gone by in Suffolk, some good photos. http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/days-gone-by-do-you-remember-when-heavy-snow-fall-brought-ipswich-to-a-standstill-1-4830928
  6. Sorry to disappoint but it shows about 102mm of snow in total...about 10cm. The metcheck site shows snow accumulations in pink, and rain in blue.
  7. For anyone who hasn't seen this, I highly recommend you have a watch! Now we know what some of the BBC forecasters are really thinking! https://weathertrending.com/2018/02/20/bitter-quickchat-next-weeks-extreme-cold/
  8. The MetOffice and Meteogroup are both service providers. Just like any other service provider they have to bid for the contract. Meteogroup undercut the MetOffice and hence why they now provide the BBC with the forecasts and data for both the TV forecasts and that on the website/Apps. The BBC will only distribute the information that is given to them! I don't know much about MeteoGroup, but the MetOffice have some of the best forecasters in the world, so I will continue to refer to their website.
  9. Now Meteogroup have the contract for providing data for BBC forecasts, I wonder if the quality of forecasting will change? Look east forecast and that on the website look totally wrong going by what the models are showing currently.
  10. Snow is much lighter than the radar suggests here.
  11. Can confirm we have snow falling here. Half of what fell today has melted so hopefully everything will be white again tomorrow
  12. That shower is getting pretty big and heavier. About 15/20 minuted from me now. It's 1.4C with a Dew point of 1C......had heavy snow this afternoon with higher than that so fingers crossed!
  13. Frosty when I left home in Suffolk this morning, temperature -0.6C, then a sprinkling of snow on the verges as I travelled south down the M11. A dusting of snow on the ground and gently snowing now I'm at work in Stansted. It's not even December yet!
  14. The first tropical storm in the series this year was Arlene. MetOffice storm names for this year are: Aileen Brian Caroline Dylan Eleanor Fionn Georgina Hector Iona James Karen Larry Maeve Niall Octavia Paul Rebecca Simon Tali Victor Winifred Interesting to see the MO has issued an Amber Warning this morning. Seeing as trees are in full leaf I can understand why with the winds that are forecast.
  15. Hurricane Irma

    Jeff now in the eye https://www.pscp.tv/Jeff_Piotrowski/1MnGnmvYgmjKO?