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  1. Thanks, thought it was evaporation but didn't know why. Sods law, we seldom get them low enough for snow and when we do they are too low!
  2. What's the explanation for the radar showing snow but nothing happening? What conditions cause this?
  3. Anyone know what the chances are of that curl of snow hitting the south coast? Met and BBC are at odds just for a change!!
  4. Put a bottle of champers in, only to be drunk if it snowed...................yippee. It's still snowing, which right down by the sea is worth celebrating. (Although to be fair I can be persuaded to open a bottle in less extreme circumstances!)
  5. Well, so much for a cold snap it was more like monsoon season around here yesterday. We had a shower that developed yesterday afternoon and just didn't move, there's a video of the rivers of water that closed the roads in a village near me yesterday on the Wessex FM website. www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/2786340/flooding-in-portesham/
  6. Well what a fab day. Heavy snow from 6ish, first sledging by nine, second sledging by 1pm. Nice roastie followed by a couple of pints and to finish off it's started snowing again. It's just a shame it only happens every 9 or 10 years, by my reckoning I've only got another couple of shots at this before I'm too decrepit!!
  7. I hoping that blob keeps heading north not west, it seems to have slowed in the channel a tad. MInd you this is the reader of the radar who thought this snow was going to miss me earlier this morning.
  8. I was very nervous when I looked at the radar at 5am to see the snow was just to my right and looked like it was going to miss me. Fortunately it is pepping up nicely in the Channel and it is snowing quite hard here now. Hope everyone else gets some too. Off for my first walk of no doubt many today. Just waiting for the fields to go white so I can go sledging. Fortunately there won't be any hidden frozen molehills like there were the last time, by god they hurt!
  9. Thanks all! All I want to do is put my bum on a bit of plastic tomorrow and bundle down a hill, then I'll be happy. I'm getting on a bit now so every bit of snow that falls has to useable!!
  10. I'm getting the feeling that this is going to be a non event, can anyone cheer me up?
  11. I bet the BBC forecasters must hate this set up with warnings issued by the MET and the forecast issued by METEO. It just makes them look stupid when their graphics don't match. I hope the Beeb are reviewing the accuracy of the new forecasts.
  12. Is anyone else noticing that the Met and the Beeb forecasts are widely different? As a trader who relies on accurate forecasting I don't know who I should be trusting. My instinct is the met but I have to say Meteo called the cold spell more accurately for my area. Has anyone done any analysis/comparisons?
  13. Well this is a nice pressie for my 50th birthday year. Got my bum on a sled and had a good laugh. Not pleasant hitting frozen mole hills at speed though!! Really hope we get a load more overnight.
  14. This snow is just like we had back in '78. It started steadily with heavy powdery snow blowing around and then just carried on snowing. Lets hope we get as much as we did then.
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