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Posts 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. 1 hour ago, Geordiesnow said:

    I'm only basing on the fact if upper air temperatures go as low as -7 as forecast by the models for Tuesday morning. - 7 uppers are usually good enough for falling snow on even modest hills and perhaps briefly for coasts in any downpours. 

    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.

  3. 6 hours ago, Kentspur said:

    Thanks again I'll consult the Mother and see what our best options are maybe avoid the tricky routes if it's too dangerous to drive for us Southern sorties haha

    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.

  4. 15 hours ago, damianslaw said:

    A thread to discuss and record low minimum temperatures winter 2019-2020 season. Please use this thread to record your lowest minimum temp of the season so far, and to discuss prospects of low minimum figures. Also what you think the lowest min will be and where.

    I think last year the lowest min was around -13 degrees, if someone could post this that would be good. Indeed if anyone has a link or can show the lowest mins of recent winters to compare that would be good as well.

    Also does anyone know the lowest minima so far this season? Possibly about -5 degrees? Last night might have delivered cold minima so far.

    My guess for lowest min - -16.5 degrees, Aboyne.

    Biggar in Scotland fell to -6.7c yesterday morning.

    My guess is Braemar at -22.4c.

    This link may be of use to you.


    Last year isn't included on there but i think last winters coldest was Braemar with -15.9c on the 1st of Feb.

  5. 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!

  6. 5 hours ago, 4cast said:

    Hello, I am not a Netweather member but my wife is a keen member, though I do not know her forum moniker.

    I want to buy her a home weather station for Christmas, with an outside module and wireless internal monitor, internet and preferably PC connectivity, in the £250-500 range.

    I would be most grateful for suggestions as to the best product to buy.


    Keith Greenish



    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!

  7. 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. 😄

  8. 1 hour ago, Aleman said:

    Snow and sleet showers have been showing on radar for the tops of the Grampians and HIghlands over the last hour. I wonder if there might be a little snow on the North York Moors tonight.

    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.

  9. 1 hour ago, HafrenLMP1 said:

    Cycling's Road World Championship Mens race has had to be rerouted; so will miss out the Buttertubs & Grinton Moor climbs......looks pretty grim out there - and too bad for a helicopter to fly.

    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.



    1 hour ago, Winter Cold said:

    Yeah another 30mm here in the last 24 hours, so just shy of 100mm for the month so far!

    We are now approaching 75mm montly total here after only having 14.4mm to the 21st!


  10. 6 hours ago, Aleman said:

    First frost at Aboyne with 0.0C (though I suspect it also hit 0C in the early July cold snap when it went offline).

    https://eldoradoweather.com/climate/world-extremes/world-temp-rainfall-extremes.php?extremes=United%2BKtnaharra recr

    Altnaharra recorded -0.4C on July 8th


    Been nowhere near a frost here yet. Coldest so far 9.0C. Coldest I've seen in Yorkshire was 5.3C at Topcliffe a couple of days ago.






    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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