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Everything posted by vizzy2004

  1. On and off snow/sleet/graupel showers all morning in Sheffield whilst doing my round at work this morning. Slight covering above 200m in places such as Manor Top, Gleadless, Crookes etc. Some great convection this morning, took this photo from Wadsley Bridge shopping park whilst doing a delivery around 7.30am. Back home it's been mostly dry but very windy. The village had a gust of 68mph at 4am this morning.
  2. 70mph recorded already at Westerdale on the North York Moors.
  3. Living close to the east coast (20 miles inland) I keep a record on any winter convective events off the North Sea. Such as 850hpa, pressure, how much snow and at what elevation etc. Ive seen snow falling and laying with -7c upper 850s only on a couple of occasions since 2011 (at 53m asl) but it has always occurred at nighttime and the showers have been very beefy. Ideally for low levels sub -8c has always guaranteed snow for me at my elevation so I imagine similar would apply for convective westerlies on your side of the Pennines too. Monday looks like -5/6c 850s so probably snow falling above 300/400m before dropping lower on Tuesday and Wednesday as we see the colder upper air coming in from the west. Still a risk that lower levels could see something, but they would need some very heavy showers and ideally overnight or early morning.
  4. You may just have to go a bit over an hour from York to see snow. Take the A59 west and drive through Harrogate then shortly after the Menwith Hill RAF (The big golf balls) turn right and head to Greenhow Hill which is North Yorkshires highest village which sits around 400m asl. From there you could drop down to Pateley Bridge which is only 2 miles east or go to Stump Cross Caverns (underground caves) a mile to the west of Greenhow. If you willing to drive even further head west as someone previously mentioned to places like Grassington, Kettlewell or Buckden. Keep an eye on my twitter @northyorkswx or NorthYorkshireWeatherUpdates on FB. Il be updating where snow has fallen and how much etc.
  5. Had a double take today as I saw a chap cutting his grass in Sheriff Hutton near York. Looking at my south facing lawn I may have to get the lawnmower out meself :O
  6. 3 amateur weather stations in Scotland hit -10c last night. Inverey: -10.3c Braemar: -9.7c Feshiebridge: -9.6c Closer to home my station in Keld, Yorkshire Dales fell to -7c for the 2nd time this month. Inverey and Candacraig are already at -6c at 4.15pm.
  7. 17 drops round Sheffield this morning. Never been so wet at work in my life, glad I was out of there by 11am as roads were already starting to flood. Back in virtually dry North Yorkshire but my first drop is at Meadowhall at 6am so hoping the area doesnt flood.
  8. Biggar in Scotland fell to -6.7c yesterday morning. My guess is Braemar at -22.4c. This link may be of use to you. Strathspey Weather WWW.STRATHSPEYWEATHER.CO.UK Last year isn't included on there but i think last winters coldest was Braemar with -15.9c on the 1st of Feb.
  9. Great pics, how do I find this swimming pool/hot tub with views like that?? :O
  10. Got married on the 13th of July this year. Temp was around 21c with party cloudy skies and then the heavens opened at 9pm which was perfect as it meant everyone ended up on the dance floor. Warm enough for the ladies in the dresses and cool enough for the chaps in the suits, couldn't of asked for better!
  11. Based on your budget and needs I would suggest a Davis Vantage Vue which cost around £300-400 You will need to buy the Davis software to connect it to your PC which costs around £100. All the best!
  12. Unfortunately my job clashes with my love of snow. I do multi drop deliveries in and around Sheffield every morning in a 26 tonne rigid HGV. Those who know Sheffield will know not much of it is flat. Ive been lucky the last couple of winters, either roads had been cleared in time or it had snowed on my day off. Only a matter of time before it causes me absolute hell at work, I always pray it snows heavy enough back home so I can't get into work in the first place.
  13. great news, i saw fog yesterday
  14. Coldest amateur station in the UK this morning looks to be Inverey in Scotland with -3.8c. My station in Keld, Yorkshire Dales looks to be the coldest in England with a min of -2.6c. A low of 1.6c here this morning, making it the 3rd ground frost of the Autumn.
  15. Can't find anywhere that fell below 0c last night but some came close. Coldest being Langcliffe (just north of Settle) with 0.3c this morning. The only air frost this Autumn remains to be Keld in the Yorkshire Dales way back on 8th of September with -0.7c.
  16. Upper 850's look too high unfortunately for snow even at the highest point (454m). They need to be around -4c for snow falling above 400m from a convective flow but they look to be around -2/3c at best. I was doing some maintenance on my weather station which is at 398m on the top of the North York Moors this afternoon and the wind was perishing, the temperature was 7c with 25mph mean NE wind making it feel close to freezing. I saw snow on the Moors at the end of October last year so probably a few weeks to go before we see any of the white stuff this far south.
  17. Lairg, Dalmore and Kinbrace in Scotland down to -2c this morning. Looking colder tonight with a risk that parts of Northern England will join in on the air frost action.
  18. Yes what a shame I was in Swaledale yesterday setting up a weather station and it was beautiful. Everyone had flags and decoration out from Buttertubs through to Reeth, another blow after the serious flooding the area suffered back in summer. We are now approaching 75mm montly total here after only having 14.4mm to the 21st!
  19. St Harmon in Wales fell to -0.3c last night. the only place to see an air frost away from the Scottish summits.
  20. Very nearly another air frost here in North Yorkshire this morning with Keld in the Yorkshire Dales dropping to 0.0c ths morning. Widely 1 to 3c across the region, a low of 2.7c here in the Howardian Hills which was our first ground frost of the Autumn.
  21. First air frost of the Autumn here in North Yorkshire this morning. My weather station at Keld in the Yorkshire Dales fell to -0.7c The station is sited at the bottom of a valley at around 327m and has proved to be a very cold location since setting up a month ago. Coldest in the UK appears to be Corgarff again with a low of -1.6c but rumour has it Aboyne has had -2c??
  22. Corgarff, Aberdeenshire in the Grampians fell to 0.0c this morning.
  23. One of my stations in the North York Moors fell to 2.7c yesterday morning. Rosedale Abbey, albeit a very good frost hollow. @4wd I remember that day well last year, Goathland at 0.1c, very nearly an air frost in summer!
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