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NorthernRab last won the day on February 13 2017

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  1. NorthernRab

    Scotland/Alba Weather Discussion 2019

    Inverness is covered in snow!
  2. NorthernRab

    Scotland/Alba Weather Discussion 2019

    Second post of the winter (which is pretty telling) - glad to see the endless murk and gloom is likely to end in the next 7 days. I think this thread is going to get a wee bit busier over the next few weeks!
  3. GFS 6hz run looks a bit 2009 in the sense that the milder interludes are less pronounced the further north you go - during that spell there was continuous snow for most of Scotland from 18th December until 11th January. It's a risky game but these 'milder' interludes are what's often required for significant snowfall as the Atlantic moisture hits a cold continental air flow. The 6hz is likely a variation on the theme (that is, cold and generally blocked) so I wouldn't lose to much sleep over one run.
  4. I think Catacol is referring to the initial (record breaking?) Greenland High in November 2010 which, if my memory serves me right, was actually forecast about 240 hours out or so before materialising. Again, if my memory serves me right, this was actually linked to warming in the Stratosphere at the time by one of the members on here when our understanding of Stratospheric led cold spells was still in its relative infancy. The high was relatively short lived in comparison to what is currently touted for the coming months and the second phase of cold weather came via a Scandinavian High (once again, if my memory serves me right) after a 5/7 day "mild" interlude. Anything near to that winter which produced 40cm of level snow here with 7ft icicles wouldn't go amiss! Back to the here and now, the ensembles continue to show great potential up here in Scotland
  5. Ensembles beginning to look particularly interesting for Scotland after a very poor winter so far despite promising cold early doors. Liking those snow probabilities
  6. I suppose the time has come to emerge from my summer hibernation. Hello all!
  7. My complete absence for some time is due to one thing: lovely sunny weather and laterally, hot weather!
  8. ....and NOW it's snowing.
  9. No that makes you a Guardian reader!
  10. What is it with people and bread? Tell some one they can't have any pasta or rice for a month and they'd probably shrug it off but mention the possibility of a day without a sandwich or toast and they go spare.
  11. Don't worry, same in Inverness! Curse of the easterlies!
  12. Completely true (probably of most winters!) which is why I never begrudge folk elsewhere in the country a big Easterly event, despite the fact that they're largely useless for us up here. Funnily enough the weekend onward looks to be potentially more interesting for us!
  13. Except from the inch or so of snow we got on Monday night, we've had a grand total of....0cm. Wall to wall sunshine normally with an occasional very light shower of fine snow. Despair!
  14. I'm currently sat watching the penguins at Edinburgh zoo enjoying the snow live because we have hee-haw here. https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/penguin-cam/ They are having a rare time!
  15. Right, there might be hope for us yet. That line of intense showers to the north of Aberdeen is at the right angle now.