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Gord

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  1. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    So the wind has swung round enough so showers are missing us to our east now. Why not...it might as well. Mother Nature, you can put your two fingers down now...we get the message.
  2. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    I get what your saying, but those winters from 2014 to 2017 were really hard work to get through. Windstorms can bring their own headlines, but one after the other after the other after the other with hardly even any frost was a bit too much for me! The beautiful few crisp hours that was early Thursday morning trumped all 4 of those winters in one go for me.
  3. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Problem is, look at how the Peak District is killing the showers between Chesterfield and Stafford. A more northerly element would get them more on course for the Stafford/Penkridge...possibly even Wolverhampton areas, but it would also give them an even longer track right over the peaks. And the wind just isn't strong enough for them to survive. When the wind is strong, we can get anything from anywhere, otherwise we're depending on a direct track from the Dee Estuary, the Wash or very rarely, the Severn Estuary (that last one is a good thunderstorm producer in the summer though!) Sorry to sound pessimistic, but that's how I see it right now. I would be grateful if someone could now provide an example where what I've just said could be proved wrong!
  4. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    From my experience, we need a direct flow from the Wash, as what happened on the 2nd Feb 2009 when a stream of heavy snow set up over Leicester, Birmingham and points west. North easterly flows can deliver is the wind is strong enough. But yes, that feeling of being caught in no mans land is very much being felt here as well. Having said that, a few of us will continue to see some flurries on and off throughout the day I reckon. Stafford should see a few soon for example.
  5. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    I'd say looking okish for areas from say Chesterfield down to northern Stoke, the showers that way aren't doing too bad at holding their intensity. The Humber coastline is producing well. For us, it looks like we need to be looking at the coast between Skegness and Mablethorpe for any activity coming ashore, and only light stuff is coming in there. Seeing it's a longer track over land, it's obviously fizzling out before getting anywhere near us. In fact, nothing really there at all now. So bearing that in mind, it's actually surprising we squeezed a few quick flurries out of it this morning. One of them was actually fairly moderate too...if very short lived. Now, if the winds swing a bit more to the north, we may get a bit more, but then we have quite a lengthy land track across a huge chunk of the Peak District as a barrier to them surviving.
  6. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Light flurries on and off for the past hour giving some sugar coating dustings in places.
  7. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    The cloud spilling ahead from it all is preventing what would have been another stunning frost. Not a great winter's night for weather lovers in the West Midlands. Hopefully the cloud can clear quick tomorrow so we can get some clear and crisp conditions back. This week has been a let down for snow. Until next time, which hopefully will be soon.
  8. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    But wasn't it exactly 10 years ago tomorrow?
  9. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    I think we have 2 issues working against us here. Not only how far north it goes, but how well it can hold together as it moves and pivots everso slowly. I admire the optimism on here and I really want you all to be correct. But I'm sorry, with the main bulk of the precipitation still way off in the south of England with only very light stuff possibly heading our way, I'm sorry, I think the forecasts of a dry night ahead are correct. I truly am sorry because those who have their hopes still up are actually giving good reasons behind it. But I can't see it at the minute, doesn't mean I'm right though.
  10. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    I understand comparing global weather patterns over the decades to understand how our climate is changing. So please could you elaborate further and explain how these global patterns might start making very similar weather systems in our little part of the World nudge just a meagre 50 to 100 miles. When looking at how our weather is changing, surely a more global perspective is needed?
  11. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    But at least we had last winter. If we hadn't, we could* have been looking down the barrel of a 6th appalling winter** in a row! *most important word in this sentence as it's the 31st January. **Although with it's occasional frosts and Tuesday's slightly slushy mess, we're still ahead of winters 13/14, 14/15, 15/16 and 16/17.
  12. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Indeed. Been a real punch in the stomach this week. However, it now looks rosier for the southeast at least.
  13. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Liam Dutton just tweeted that it's pivoted sooner than expected, which would keep everything further south. So not good news I'm afraid.
  14. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    Why? Off somewhere nice?
  15. Gord

    Midlands Regional Discussion

    A lot of online forecasts never really getting above a 20% chance overnight. Met Office itself has cut back further to 10% now. If we do now get heavy snow tonight, it would be a real smack on the mouth for the reliability of these forecasts.Which is concerning considering how many people rely on their portable devices for information such as weather forecasts.
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