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echodelta21

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    Romford, Essex (previously Biggin Hill, Kent)
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    Flying, drinking and generally having a good time...
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    Easygoing, but winter is meant to be white, dammit!

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  1. Final bit of Thames assisted intensification here in Romford....not heavy by any means, but persistently covering the roads again!
  2. Nick L just in the Kent thread....latest EC gives 2-5 CM across the SE by midnight!
  3. See Rao has thrown his hat into the ring with some usual, conservative forecasting. I apologise in advance for dirtying this thread with a Daily Express link.... https://www.express.co.uk/news/weather/925413/UK-snow-weather-snow-storm-Emma-forecast-Thursday-Friday-latest
  4. Apparently pretty bad...even in Romford I've probably caught another cm or two, and the main road, even though busy, has been covered again... Funny thing...but the radar must be a bit tetchy today.....I've been under no echoes of any note, but it was certainly coming down a few minutes ago. That pulse just south of you looks like it'll veer NW around you, but if the band currently affecting South Essex holds together, it may have your name all over it...
  5. You're welcome No such lofty ambitions here.....I just love snow, and like to know how bad a day at work I'm going to have in advance....today is not looking great at the moment It's an evil situation....love the snow, but not too keen on driving trains in blizzards. I dodged a bullet yesterday with failures all around me...might not be so lucky today
  6. And Shoeburyness Depot slightly earlier...
  7. Couple of pics from opposite ends of my line...Fenchurch St this evening.
  8. Depends...if it dumps over 8 inches, then it's the best.... Anything less, and I have to try and drive a sledge on metal rails that weighs anything between 157 tons and 475 tons....and that wasn't fun today But yes.....the snow loving child in me hopes we get absolutely ruined by what's coming....
  9. Home after chaos on the rails again.....train failures and points problems aplenty today. If the HIRLAM grabs are correct, the worst is yet to come....you'd think that some warnings would be extended already though, given that it already visible in the Channel....
  10. I'm not a forecaster (beyond radar watching and saying "it's going to snow!", but NW short range model is showing the Thursday/Friday event heading more towards Ireland? Hope I've just misread it, but that's a hell of a change compared to the current amber/yellow warnings for most of southern England....
  11. Am I the only one patiently waiting and hoping the Met Office extend that Amber zone for Thursday/Friday towards us slightly with each day that passes? Moderate, unexpected snow here again and looks like convection coming almost due west along the south Essex coast....bonus round! And as for melt....it's -4 here at the moment....as long as we can keep that pesky sun above cloud, we should be ok... On a work note....as predicted, the wheels fell off the rail service. We're still trying to provide a full service, but train failures, point failures and reduced running speeds have all had a distinct impact today and looks like it won't get any better...i'm working from 1415, so I can join in the fun
  12. What's vaguely amusing is that Network Rail put us on an emergency timetable yesterday...annoyed a lot of people when the snow didn't arrive, and haven't said a word about tonight. If this is as meaty as it looks, it could be a proper farce tomorrow as we attempt to deliver a full service, but can't.....especially as it looks like it'll dump over the entire line from Shoebury to Fenchurch St
  13. Just got in from C2C driving....was very, very gently snowing as I brought my empty train back from Pitsea at 2345. One hell of an orange glow over the estuary.....I know why now! Bring it on
  14. Slightly disappointed Romford resident popping my head in (Never been more annoyed that my ancestral home of Biggin once again got pancaked whilst I have nada :D) Given the current amber warning for Thursday and Friday, is there scope for it to be extended eastwards before Thursday? And am I correct that it'll be a form of battleground snow....frontal in nature rather than hit and miss streamers? (Not being dismissive of the folk who sat under one for ages, but slightly galling as you watch it pass you by....:p) Thanks all, and hope you're enjoying the scenes!
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