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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    There are a lot of people on here who would happily swap places with you C.M!

    Is that an unusually early snowfall in your part of the world or about normal for the time of year?

    not unusual to have snow at this time of year..probably the amount that fell and the relatively low day time temps was more akin to what you would expect in December..we had close on 20cm of snow and a max temp of -7c..more likely to see wet snow this time of year rather than the powder stuff.
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    February 15th Storm   Hello All,   Well its been quite a few weeks lately, we've had huge amounts of snow here in New Brunswick, the most I've seen in the 8 years I have lived here. I think in les

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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

    Apocalyptic maps on view for the northeast U.S. by Monday 29th on various global models, all have some form of deep possibly extratropical Sandy moving directly into the heavily populated northeast anywhere between southern NJ (current Euro) to central Maine (current GFS) and setting off an inland snowstorm as colder air wraps into the system.

    Track is everything here, of course, but a compromise track over Long Island into CT and NY could bring about a major weather disaster with high storm surge potential (full moon on 29th). Models have central pressures as low as 933 mbs (Euro) and this would be 20 mb below previous records in the region.

    Sandy at present time is over eastern Jamaica slowly accelerating north, will be over the Bahamas on Friday. From there it seems likely to race forward on a bit of a curved approach and hit from a SE or SSE direction. Wind speeds could top 100 mph in some parts of the coastal megalopolis and that would be very damaging, also most trees are still in full leaf in the cities so wind damage to trees (and therefore hydro-electric power) could be considerable or even catastrophic in some cases. Stay tuned.

    Today it is very warm across most of the U.S., near 27 C from Kansas east to North Carolina. A weak cold front is moving south but it gets colder in stages behind that to the snow and subfreezing temps mentioned above in Alberta.

    Here on the west coast, as usual, nothing much happening, rain and 10 C.

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  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland
  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland

    Utter devastation along much of the East Coast. Kinda glad (well not glad) the storm didn't take a more usual path up past the Maritimes and towards us, though had it done so probably wouldn't of evolved how it did.

    The weather here has been very stagnant over the past week, not that cold, a constant 6-10 degrees by day and night with a thick blanket of cloud/fog/drizzle almost 24/7 bar the odd few hours where it's tried to clear up, it's meant to brighten up later which will nice for the kiddies out for Halloween. Looks like getting wetter here into the weekend with what's left of Sandy moving through?

    Wonder what November will bring, starting to look for snow in the forecast now!

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    here we will have a brief warm up over the weekend and into the first part of next week..before those sub zero daytime temps and snow return from midweek onwards.

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  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania
  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania

    Apocalyptic maps on view for the northeast U.S. by Monday 29th on various global models, all have some form of deep possibly extratropical Sandy moving directly into the heavily populated northeast anywhere between southern NJ (current Euro) to central Maine (current GFS) and setting off an inland snowstorm as colder air wraps into the system.

    Track is everything here, of course, but a compromise track over Long Island into CT and NY could bring about a major weather disaster with high storm surge potential (full moon on 29th). Models have central pressures as low as 933 mbs (Euro) and this would be 20 mb below previous records in the region.

    Sandy at present time is over eastern Jamaica slowly accelerating north, will be over the Bahamas on Friday. From there it seems likely to race forward on a bit of a curved approach and hit from a SE or SSE direction. Wind speeds could top 100 mph in some parts of the coastal megalopolis and that would be very damaging, also most trees are still in full leaf in the cities so wind damage to trees (and therefore hydro-electric power) could be considerable or even catastrophic in some cases. Stay tuned.

    Today it is very warm across most of the U.S., near 27 C from Kansas east to North Carolina. A weak cold front is moving south but it gets colder in stages behind that to the snow and subfreezing temps mentioned above in Alberta.

    Here on the west coast, as usual, nothing much happening, rain and 10 C.

    Well picked!

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Nor'Easter forecast on Wednesday for the eastern Atlantic seaboard!

    Just a week or so after Sandy New York could well see its first heavy fall!

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    IF THE STORM TRACKS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE

    COAST, IT APPEARS THE AIRMASS MAY BE SUFFICIENTLY COLD FOR SNOW TO

    FALL, EVEN IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS. THIS TYPE OF SYNOPTIC DETAIL

    WILL HAVE TO BE REFINED WITH FUTURE MODEL RUNS.

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Shivering victims of Superstorm Sandy went to church Sunday to pray for deliverance as cold weather settling in across the New York metropolitan region — and another powerful storm forecast for the middle of the week — added to their misfortunes and deepened the gloom. With overnight temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity six days after Sandy howled through, people piled on layers of clothes, and New York City officials handed out blankets and urged victims to go to overnight shelters or daytime warning centers.

    At the same time, government leaders began to grapple with a daunting, longer-term problem: where to find housing for the tens of thousands of people whose homes could be uninhabitable for weeks or months because of a combination of storm damage and cold weather. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said 30,000 to 40,000 New Yorkers may need to be relocated — a monumental task in a city where housing is scarce and fiercely expensive — though he said that number would probably drop to 20,000 within a couple of weeks as power is restored in more places.

    In a heavily flooded Staten Island neighborhood, Sara Zavala spent the night under two blankets and layers of clothing because the power was out. She had a propane heater but turned it on for only a couple of hours in the morning. She did not want to sleep with it running at night. "When I woke up, I was like, 'It's freezing.' And I thought, 'This can't go on too much longer,'" said Zavala, a nursing home admissions coordinator.

    Nearly a week after Sandy slammed into the New Jersey coastline in an assault that killed more than 100 people in 10 states, gasoline shortages persisted across the region, though odd-even rationing got under way in northern New Jersey in an echo of the gas crisis of the 1970s. More than 900,000 homes and businesses were still without power in New Jersey, and nearly 700,000 in New York City, its northern suburbs and Long Island. With more subways running and most city schools reopening on Monday, large swaths of the city were getting back to something resembling normal. But the week could bring new challenges, namely an Election Day without power in hundreds of polling places, and a nor'easter expected hit by Wednesday, with the potential for 55 mph gusts and more beach erosion, flooding and rain.

    "Well, the first storm flooded me out, and my landlord tells me there's a big crack in the ceiling, so I guess there's a chance this storm could do more damage," John Lewis said at a shelter in New Rochelle, N.Y. "I was hoping to get back in there sooner rather than later, but it doesn't look good." Voting machines in hundreds of locations will be operating on generator power, some polling stations are being moved and there are likely to be delays in reporting election results in a few closely contested races because of extended deadlines for counting ballots cast by mail.

    At the chilly Church of St. Rose in Belmar, N.J., its streets still slippery with foul-smelling mud, Roman Catholic Bishop David O'Connell said he had no good answer for why God would allow such destruction. But he assured parishioners: "There's more good, and there's more joy, and there's more happiness in life than there is the opposite. And it will be back."

    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/urgency-added-superstorm-recovery-temps-drop-17635810#.UJd1ZrLN9EM

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  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland
  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland

    Still very un seasonly mild here, 15/16 degrees past couple of days, night time temps barely dipping below double digits and pretty fog free for a change, seen some sunshine!

    Looks like we might get a bit of rain from this much talked about Noreaster later in the week? Rain tomorrow too turning to snow up in Labrador,

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Independent prediction from another forum (also of note is a 2-4ft storm surge)..

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    So after looking at the data it looks like it won't be quite the classic that some of these events are (though high ground areas like Wichester could do very well) primarily because the flow in advance of the system is blocked to the north by high pressure thus the storm hits cool, dry air (850's between 0C and -5C) rather than a good cold pool from Canada. What this means is that things are more marginal and we need evaporative cooling which largely depends on how far west or east the storm is, too close to the coast and upland and inland areas get hammered but its a rain event anywhere near the coast, too far east and its mainly snow but not especially severe since the heaviest convection is on or off the coast, this is what we have seen the models lean towards,

    So the good point is that we have gone from snow vs rain to snow vs sea but it now looks like a moderate event for populated areas with probably only 8-12" reserved for the highest land.

    A far cry from Halloween last year in which records were been broken for the time of year.

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    Still very un seasonly mild here, 15/16 degrees past couple of days, night time temps barely dipping below double digits and pretty fog free for a change, seen some sunshine!

    Looks like we might get a bit of rain from this much talked about Noreaster later in the week? Rain tomorrow too turning to snow up in Labrador,

    -20c is forecast as an overnight low on Friday here..already had a shed load of snow through much of October..now winter really starts!
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  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland
  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland

    -20c is forecast as an overnight low on Friday here..already had a shed load of snow through much of October..now winter really starts!

    Barely had as much as frost yet and doesn't look like dipping below freezing over the next 2 weeks. Not that November is known for being too cold/snowy here.The UK has had colder snaps thus far this Autumn.

    Got rain and wind warning out for this morning, gusting a fair bit now,

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    No major change since yesterday..

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  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland
  • Location: St Johns, Newfoundland

    No major change since yesterday..

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    Looks like bringing us alot of rain here tomorrow and Friday, up to 3 inches maybe.

    Rather it be snow though we'd be rather buried, the locals here don't agree with the crazy Brit!

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet

    Some upgrades today it seems, 2-5 for New York 6-9 inland.

    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE

    NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NEW YORK NY

    1217 PM EST WED NOV 7 2012

    ...SNOW AND GUSTY WINDS EXPECTED INTO TONIGHT...

    NJZ004-103-105-107-NYZ069-070-080130-

    /O.EXA.KOKX.WW.Y.0007.000000T0000Z-121108T1100Z/

    EASTERN PASSAIC-WESTERN BERGEN-WESTERN ESSEX-WESTERN UNION-

    ROCKLAND-NORTHERN WESTCHESTER-

    1217 PM EST WED NOV 7 2012

    ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY...

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER

    ADVISORY FOR SNOW...WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST THURSDAY.

    * LOCATIONS...EASTERN PASSAIC...WESTERN BERGEN...WESTERN

    ESSEX...WESTERN UNION...ROCKLAND... AND NORTHERN WESTCHESTER

    COUNTIES.

    * HAZARD TYPES...SNOW.

    * ACCUMULATIONS...SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 2 TO 5 INCHES. LOCALLY

    HIGHER AMOUNTS POSSIBLE AT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 800 FEET.

    * WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

    * VISIBILITIES...ONE QUARTER TO ONE HALF MILE AT TIMES.

    * TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 30S.

    * TIMING...THE HEAVIEST SNOW WILL OCCUR THIS AFTERNOON AND

    EVENING.

    * IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF SNOW...GUSTY WINDS...AND TEMPERATURES

    AROUND FREEZING COULD MAKE TRAVEL DIFFICULT AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY

    IN HIGHER ELEVATIONS. THIS COMBINATION ALSO COULD BRING DOWN

    TREES AND POWER LINES.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

    A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR

    FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR

    SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE

    DRIVING.

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  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
  • Location: Leeds/Bradford border, 185 metres above sea level, around 600 feet
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  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
  • Weather Preferences: Atlantic storms, severe gales, blowing snow and frost :)
  • Location: Carlisle, Cumbria

    The Eastern Seaboard is currently experiencing some very strong winds, the depression is not of tropical origins but wind speeds are well into tropical storm category with mean wind values close to force 9 on the Beaufort Scale. Certainly won't be helping the clean up after Hurricane Sandy.

    Synopsis...STRONG N/NE WINDS OF 45-55 KTS WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT THE WATERS AS A COASTAL LOW REMAINS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO SE NEW ENGLAND. STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN EXTENDED ACCORDINGLY FOR THE MORNING... AND WILL LIKELY BE TRANSITIONED OVER TO GALE WARNINGS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY INTO THE EVENING PERIOD. WAVE HEIGHTS OF 15 TO 20 FT CAN BE ANTICIPATED. CONDITIONS GRADUALLY IMPROVE INTO THE WEEKEND WITH WINDS BECOMING W/NW AND WEAKENING AS HIGH PRES BUILDS OVER THE WATERS. ANOTHER DISTURBANCE IS EXPECTED BY TUES.

    http://windmapper.com/NE/observations

    http://forecast.weat...217&x=237&y=218

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  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]
  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]

    Well I landed in Calgary yesterday and hit a brutal snowstorm along highway 1 close to Canmore. Ice under snow on the road and car slipping everywhere. It hasnt really stopped snowing since. Lots of snow on the ground and wind chills close to minus 20oC. A true shock coming back from the UK and a balmy 12oC. I want fish and chips :-(

    Snowfall warning out tonight for anything from 10cm's to 35cm's around southern Alberta. I dont think we'll get much more from this here as its the same set up as last time when a low presure moves in it always hits harder to our east.

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  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)
  • Location: Back in Edmonton Alberta(via Chelmsford, Exeter & Calgary)

    its been chucking it down in spades here all day..welcome back to winter cc

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  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]
  • Location: Canmore, AB [4296ft above sea level] & North Kent [350ft above sea level]

    Hmmm thanks I think - its def heavier where you are here - been fairly light today here

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  • Location: Headington,Oxfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Headington,Oxfordshire

    its been chucking it down in spades here all day..welcome back to winter cc

    Got any nice pictures of it CM? I enjoy seeing the pictures that are posted of places across the globe covered in snowfall :)

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

    Beware of Brutus! The Weather Channel starts naming winter storms... and brands this week’s Nor'Easter Athena

    • Naming would help draw attention to both the storm and channel when their ratings usually soar
    • Other news networks including the National Weather Service are refusing to copy
    • NWS: 'please refrain from using the term "Athena" in any of our products'
    To people who were caught in snarled traffic or had to shovel snow with leaves still on the trees, the storm pulling off the East Coast on Thursday was your basic nor'easter. To The Weather Channel, it was Athena. The network has taken to naming winter storms, much like is done for tropical systems. The Weather Channel says it makes the storms easier to identify and will raise awareness among those in their paths. It also draws attention to The Weather Channel at times of bad weather, when the network's ratings usually soar.

    The National Weather Service names hurricanes but isn't recognizing the cable channel's winter storm names. The government agency sent out an advisory to its personnel Wednesday asking them to 'please refrain from using the term "Athena" in any of our products.' Many news services, including The Associated Press, aren't recognizing the names in their coverage, either.

    The weather service has said it has no opinion about the names but noted that winter storms can end and redevelop, making it difficult to define where one storm ends and another begins.

    Oddly enough, it was the weather service that first dubbed Superstorm Sandy 'Frankenstorm' many days before it made landfall. That nickname faded, in large part because The Weather Channel would not use it for fear it made light of a serious situation. At The Weather Channel, a team of meteorologists decides which winter storms get names based on factors like expected snow depth and wind speed, handing them out no more than three days in advance.

    Athena was named, in part, for fears that it would add to damage in areas already reeling from Sandy. The winter storm dropped as much as a foot of snow in some parts of New Jersey and knocked out power to tens of thousands of customers. The Weather Channel has already named another winter storm expected to sock the Northern Plains as Brutus. Earlier this fall, the network released in advance a list of 26 names it will be using for storms, also like is done for hurricanes.

    The names, including Helen, Luna, Magnus and Ukko, are primarily based in Greek or Roman mythology, although the storm dubbed simply Q was named for the New York City subway line. If anyone is digging out from Zeus in a couple of months, you'll know it has been a brutal winter

    http://www.dailymail...l#ixzz2Bi0G4yNx

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