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Nick L

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  1. I don't think my Scotland road trip in a couple of weeks is going to include many snowy scenes...

    1. karyo

      karyo

      I guess you thought March would be a wintry month when you booked it.

    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Nah that would have been a bonus. Last year would have been too much as driving would be a nightmare. As long as it's not drizzly murky crap I'll be happy. 

  2. What a stunner of a day, truly springlike. Got me in the mood for storm chase season...speaking of which, 100 days to go!

  3. 6cm at 5am and still coming down nicely. Really good snow event, powdery snow too.

  4. 4c and rain? Vile evening. 4 months until storm chasing...

  5. Snow, yay! This has now officially beaten 13/14!

    1. Lettucing Gutted

      Lettucing Gutted

      1. That didn't take a lot to beat!
  6. Well, the second half of winter can only be better than the first, surely?

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      at the moment only looks good for the north, last few GFS runs, virtually snowless for rest of Jan (low level south) Feb, Mar though hopeful for something

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      be april and still nowt lol

    4. Dami

      Dami

      don't care about what the computers think will happen next month, it changes.

  7. What an utter snoozefest this winter is. A frost would be nice. Roll on May and get me to the Plains!

    1. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Thinking of booking a trip to Namibia  so boring at the moment 

    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      well the october fog index suggested a winter of inane drivel, so i'm not surprised

  8. Storm Deirdre brought "widespread freezing rain" for the Midlands and Wales northwards, so say the Met Office. Must have missed that.

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      didn't get any here

    3. doctor32

      doctor32

      Inland across NE England seen some bad conditions due to the freezing rain.

      But was hit and miss for most

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      Yep, it was primarily high ground in N England and Scotland. There was absolutely nothing in Midlands or Wales. It's almost as if they're trying to justify the nonsense warnings they issued.

  9. Looking very probable to be a snowless first half of winter here. Really poor.

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    2. CanadianCoops

      CanadianCoops

      The universe takes and the universe gives.....it'll make up for it - just you wait

    3. Nick L

      Nick L

      Last winter wasn't cold though!

    4. Nick L
  10. FIRST STATUS OF 2019

    1. Wiltshire_snow_lover

      Wiltshire_snow_lover

      Congratulations happy new year hope your wba give leeds a good run for their money 

  11. Those who dispute the usefulness of background signals such as SSW events must have short memories

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      I must have imagined Feb and March.

    3. Ed Stone

      Ed Stone

      You too? It's the fact that (as only 7/10 SSWs result in UK Snowmageddon) 3/10 do not mean a whiteout, that confuses folks...?

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      Yep. Nobody is saying that x means y will happen, but they're very valuable pointers.

  12. This weather is mind-numbingly dull!

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    2. Dami

      Dami

      do they like helping taking down xmas decs? 

    3. lassie23
    4. NUT

      NUT

      Agreed. If it was a cold gloom it might be more exciting but it's not

  13. This December has been disappointingly devoid of frosts in this part of the world

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    2. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Speaking from my part of the world neither produced anything interesting other than the dry warm summer which was welcome 

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      thankfully we don't have hurricanes and stuff like that

    4. Froze were the Days

      Froze were the Days

      Agree Nick re Frosts, here in the south east it's been dreadful this late Autumn/Winter - 2 slight ground frosts this December and not 1 air frost!!! coldest minima here since November recorded 0.7c in the early hours but no white stuff on the lawn as temps had risen by morning. 

  14. Absolute Radio earlier claimed that London was going to see freezing rain until 10pm. Should alarmist nonsense should be criminalised, it's dangerous!

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    2. I remember Atlantic 252

      I remember Atlantic 252

      Aye, Dave, best station probably now

    3. cheeky_monkey

      cheeky_monkey

      when will they shut down the BBC then?

    4. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      Never heard of it ,must be a Loondon  thing 

  15. Watching the countryside outside my office being dug up for the extortionate white elephant that is HS2 😞

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    2. Ed Stone

      Ed Stone

      Last time I did, it was on one of those 1950s' stinky diesels.

    3. Dami

      Dami

      I will say this - when I brought my crumby little converted studio flat, I still had greedy management of the actual block. 80 quid  bill on my door mat before i had even gotten the keys for gardening, 5k bill because a builder had gone by and noticed where the windows needed more support, 600 for an entrance phone at the front door and before I sold another 1k because a brick wall was 'dangerous' not including a wall for where the bins were, and I was paying 40 quid maintenance on top and 10 pound that everyone on the town had to pay to the duke of cavendish. My poor dad footed the bill for some but I had to get a 5k loan.   

    4. lassie23

      lassie23

      you can buy a shed in london for 200,000

  16. Not seen the sun in about a week...

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    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      I love sunny days at this time of year, with how low the sun is it feels almost Scandinavian if you can get a crisp and cold day.

    3. Mokidugway

      Mokidugway

      It's crystal  clear here sun casting huge shadows 

    4. MP-R

      MP-R

      We really do have one of the most rubbish climates. Probably won't get much sun for the rest of this week either!

  17. First wintry feeling day today. Been foggy for most of it, freezing!

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    2. lassie23

      lassie23

      but it's all going to go pear-shaped with Atlantic garbage

    3. Dami

      Dami

      wasn't that cold here in the end.🤷‍♀️

      and I feel the cold, believe me.

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      Max of 3.5c here today.

  18. I'll have a large helping of what the GFS 12z is having please...

  19. It's the first Goofus "pot of gold at the end of the rainbow" run of the season 😄

    1. D.V.R

      D.V.R

      It doesn't appear to have much snow imby though?💣💣💥💥🙊

  20. This weather is pretty rank. But from a gritting forecast perspective it's a dream!

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    2. matt111

      matt111

      As Nick says if it’s going to be mild then it’s better wild. 

      The worst type of weather IMO is dull mild weather like yesterday, probably easy for forecasters though. 😉

    3. lassie23

      lassie23

      just normal november weather for the UK, hardly ever see snow in early november in london

    4. Nick L

      Nick L

      Already plenty of gritting done at the end of October sadly haha. But yeah, good to have a proper November!

  21. Hello hourly EC data! :D

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    2. Daniel*
    3. Nick L

      Nick L

      Yeah it's the full works service. It's now an hourly timestep to 96 and there is now a 06z and 18z to 96h too!

    4. Allseasons-si

      Allseasons-si

      Can you give us a sneak peak Nick.

  22.  Yay Autumn! That was a tough summer. 

    1. Dami

      Dami

      still 27c in this house. 💪

    2. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      ECM brings heat back :p 

    3. Dami
  23. Heating?! Still 25c in my gaff yesterday evening, too warm!

    1. Lettucing Gutted

      Lettucing Gutted

      I agree, its ridiculous isn't it?  I think people are forgetting what heat and cold are.

    2. MP-R

      MP-R

      Your insulation must be absolutely on point! Even my house which may as well be wrapped in a duvet is at a very comfortable 21C.

  24. 2019 storm chase flights booked...

    1. Daniel*

      Daniel*

      Eager? Guess you save coin..

    2. Nick L

      Nick L

      Bargain direct flights to Denver (under £500) so had to take them!

  25. Back from my Arizona chase! Got some stunning lightning pics to upload. Now the long 9 month wait until I next see storms :(

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